The Modern Makeup Look + Tips & Tricks

Seen at all the recent fashion shows in New York and Paris

The modern makeup, where skin looks like skin, eyes are cleaner and the lips are the focus. In this video I share all my tips&tricks as I create a modern wearable makeup look. As always you can take these tips and advice and adapt it to your personal style.
I hope this video will inspire you to transform your makeup into new, more modern look.

 

PRODUCTS USED:
DERMALOGICA- Hydrablur Primer
MAXFACTOR- Miracle Match Foundation in 50 Natural & 90 Toffee
SIGMA- #F05 Small Contour Brush
BOBBI BROWN- Corrector in Dark Peach
SIGMA- #E25 Blending Brush
INGLOT- Undereye Concealer in #97
LANCOME- Teint Idole Ultra in 03 Beige Diophane & 02 Lys Rose
SIGMA- #F15 Duo Fibre Powder/Blush brush On Eyes Used: #E70 Medium Angled Shading & #E30 Pencil Brush
NYX- Illuminator in Enigmatic
SIGMA- #E60 Large Shader Brush
CHANEL- Brow Powder Duo in 40 Naturel
SIGMA- #E65 Small Angle Brush
MAC- Browset in Beguile
SHISEIDO- Eyelash Curler
CHANEL- Dimension de Chanel Mascara in 10 Noir
MAC- Fix+
LOREAL- Infallible Matte Max Lipstick in 001 Silencia
CHANEL- Coco Stylo Complete Care Lipshine in 214 Message

NAILS- CHANEL Longwear Nail Colour in 500 Rouge Essential

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Marli

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Pigmentation Solution and New Skincare

I Am So Excited To Share My New Skincare Discoveries With You!

Those of you who have been following me for some time now will know a bit about my personal struggle with pigmentation. Sooo I am super excited to share a great chemical peel that I have had done, and the results with you! It is by no means a complete cure, but I think the Before & After pictures speak for themselves.

I really appreciate and seek out skincare with active ingredients. Ingredients that actually do what they say ..basic, uncomplicated, nothing fancy, real core ingredients that our skin flourishes in.

In the video below I share all on the Chemical Peel that I have had done and also the new Skincare that I have been trying and loving.

For those interested see below a short explanation of the ingredients in the Mela Peel and how they work to fight pigmentation:
Azelaic acid – Inhibits Tyrosinase, the enzyme that triggers melanin production.
Ferulic  acid – Is an antioxidant. Melanocytes absorb free radicals and often becomes damaged through this process, Ferulic acid fights the free-radicals to protect the Melanocytes.
Phytic acid – Is a lightening agent which binds copper. Copper is necessary in making dark brown/black pigment.
Retinol – Regulates the Melanocytes activation to reduce melanin production and is also a wonderful antioxidant.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) – Inhibits the transfer of melanin to Keratinocytes.
Mandelic acid – Inhibits Tyrosinase enzyme to prevent melanin production.
Salicylic acid – Is a keratolytic, meaning it removes dead skin cells to allow for better penetration.
So in short this amazing peel interferes with pigment production at every level in the skin, as well as fight/breakdown exisiting pigmentation.

The cost of the peel might vary slightly from Salon-to-Salon and also depending on what areas of skin you would like to have treated. Below is a Recommend Costing on what you can expect to spend.

The price per peel is R1200.00 (for face and neck, not chest) Most clients need a minimum of two peels to see results. Before the Peel you would need to start using the Mela cream, and for after the peel you would need to purchase the K-Ceutic or Regen-Ceutic. So for 2 Treatments/Peels + Mela Cream + K-Ceutic OR Regen-Ceutic you are looking at a total spend of R4400.00

I also had my chest treated and this is charged as an extra cost of R1200. They can however “package” the Mela Peel For the face, neck and chest at a cost of R1900.00.

As mentioned in the video for my 2nd and 3rd Peel I had the Milk Peel first, and the Mela Peel straight after. This is called the Advanced Peel and it retails at R1800 per peel (excluding any homecare products)

I really do help that this info helps you get closer to your skincare goals!

Lots of Love

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Marli

 

 

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BLEU DE CHANEL

THE EVERY MAN’S FRAGRANCE

Bleu 100ml EDT

We were about 15 women gathered together around a table experiencing the launch of the new Bleu De Chanel Shaving Cream and Bleu De Chanel Hydrating After Shave Gel, both birthed from the iconic BLEU DE CHANEL EDT.

Firstly a bottle of Blue De Chanel EDT was passed around, receiving an unexpected reaction of ecstatic wonder at the scent that is BLEU DE CHANEL. We were literally in awe. This fragrance..it’s, it’s just..woooww *deep sighs all round*

Described by CHANEL as a woody fragrance for the man who defies convention and resists the ordinary every day, finding satisfaction in the unexpected. His fragrance, a provocative blend of citrus and aromatic woods, liberates the senses in a fresh, clean, profoundly sensual signature scent of determination and desire. Be unexpected.

As I was thinking of what to write about this sensual fragrance besides Wow, I decided to collect a few on-line reviews I had read and share these one-liners with you. As they say there is no way to hear it better than straight from the horses mouth.

Most of the reviews were from women, with the reviews from men basically saying they felt very sexy wearing the fragrance :)

Masculine but not over poweringO my! -Doesn’t give me a headache as most mens’ fragrances do – Oh my gosh! – The smell stays all day and just drives me crazy – Epitome of masculineLong lasting – Sexy and boss – Makes me turn my head around when he passes – Fresh enough for summer but heavy enough for an evening out – I cannot express how much I love this fragrance on my husband – My KryptoniteAphrodisiac..

Personally, I think it is a sporty fragrance with an extra touch of masculinity. It says confident, fun and adventurous. A fragrance that I like to call “The Every Man’s Fragrance” In my opinion it is a very versatile fragrance perfect for the business man, working man, the outdoor adventurer, the beach bum, the creative.. you name it.

With notes of- Citrus (Bergamot, Lemon, Grapefruit), “deep blue see” accord, peppermint, pink pepper, nutmeg, ginger, jasmine, cedar, vetiver, patchouli, labdanum and frankincence. This fragrance is fresh, deep, masculine but not harsh.

I LOVE this fragrance on my husband!

I also love the Sexy bottle and Magnetic cap adding that extra touch of luxe.

Ladies, Do yourself a favour and get it for him as a gift..you won’t be sorry 😉

RRSP R1335 for 100ml

As mentioned recently launched is the Bleu De Chanel Shaving Cream and Bleu De Chanel Hydrating After Shave Gel, both scented to match the Bleu De Chanel EDT’s intoxicating smell.

BleuDeChanelShavingCream

With its fine and translucent texture, BLEU DE CHANEL Shaving Cream offers perfect visibility and precision shaving for customized control of shape and cut. It leaves the skin soft, supple and wonderfully fresh.  RRSP 100ml for R750

BleuDeChanelAftershave

With its “watery” texture, BLEU DE CHANEL Hydrating After Shave Gel melts onto the skin to procure an immediate sensation of freshness and comfort. It soothes irritation caused by shaving and helps moisturize the skin. Razor burn is relieved before it even begins and the skin is protected from sensations of tightness. RRSP 90ml for R750

As always With Love

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Marli

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Affordable Products I have been loving!

Looking for Beauty Products that will give you great value for your money? Look no further :)

Beauty products don’t always have to cost an arm and a leg :) In my latest video I review some really great affordable products that are good quality and worth every cent!

Do you have any affordable products that you absolutely love?

Leave me a comment and let me know 😉

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Marli

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Georgia May Jagger Makeup Look & Rock Chick Hair

The Rock Chick Trend is a look that will NEVER go out of fashion

I received some really great products recently and felt inspired to create this makeup look for you guys. A bit of a rock chick eye makeup look, with a thick black liner on the top lid and an electric blue liner complimenting the bottom lash-line. This makeup look, inspired by Georgia May Jagger’s makeup looks in her recent Rimmel campaigns is perfect for a night out, an edgy day look or even a sexy date night look. I had so much fun creating this look! I hope you enjoy recreating it just as much as I did!!!

I also share some “To Die For”  makeup products from Rimmel and Chanel with you guys that recently launched!

For the hair I opted for a worn-in, messy wave, rock chick hairstyle, which has been all the rage lately. For the hair look I also did a quick tutorial to show you guys how to create these Rock Chick Waves. In this video I also introduce you to a magnificent new must have for hair product from Chanel.

Enjoy!

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Marli

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