Author Archive | Marlinette Newman

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! […]

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BLEU DE CHANEL

THE EVERY MAN’S FRAGRANCE 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 […]

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Holiday Favourites

With the holidays upon us I couldn’t be more excited to share my latest favourite product finds with you guys! I try to remember to use an anit-cellulite cream all year round, but in summer I am especially reminded of this as the days get warmer and the clothing fewer. I have been trying BioNike […]

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In My Pro Kit

Everything that I keep in my Pro Kit   A series of 8 Videos unpacking my entire makeup artist and hair stylist kit… makeup brushes, foundations, eye makeup, my favourite mascaras and lashes…EVERYTHING! I hope you enjoy this series! And as always any questions are most welcome 😉 XxX Marli

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Why you should be using face serums?

If I can give one reason for using Face Serums it would be for intense Anti-Ageing As we get older we start noticing the 7 Signs of ageing: Uneven Skin Pigmentation Loss of Firmness Dehydration Increased Roughness Impaired skin barrier protection eg. dehydration, dull complexion etc Erythema/Redness, Patchy skin, age spots, broken capillaries Enlarged pores […]

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Anti-ageing Wonder Worker!!!

The Anti-Ageing power of Retinol Some months ago I attended the launch of Optiphi’s two new serums- Intense HA Infinity Serum (The skin quenching Re-Plumper) and Intense Retinol Infinity Serum (Concentrated Cellular Rejuvenator) This launch was one of the most educational launches I have ever been to. We all left their inspired to share the […]

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Makeup Trends SS15

Summer is here and the makeup trends are truly beautiful this year! A few months ago I attended MAC’s presentation on the Trends for SS15, and with great excitement I share them all here with you along with my product recommendations. REVIEW Black liner and mascara brings the focus to the eyes. The classic eyeliner […]

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Colour Treated Hair Rescue

The journey of a woman and her hair is very unique one I, as I am sure many other women can relate, just never seem to learn my lesson. I personally strive to have a healthy, thick and glossy head of hair. That said I also have those completely irrational urges (inspired by utter boredom […]

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CHANEL Chance Eau Vive

Chance is a whirlwind. A moment to be seized. To hold in your arms.   This ad is one of my absolutely favourites from this year. Since it’s release I have been watching it again-and-again, just to spark that sense of adventure and creativity. It perfectly captures the sense of momentum, that intense energy you […]

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CHANEL Fall-Winter 2015/16 Haute Couture Show

CHANEL CHANEL FALL-WINTER 2015/16 HAUTE COUTURE For the Fall-Winter 2015/16 Haute Couture Show, Karl Lagerfeld designed individual outfits for about 20 celebrities, including Kristen Stewart, Lily-Rose Depp (the new face of Chanel), Julianne Moore and Rita Ora, to name just a few. The show started with them all arriving to a reinvented casino at the […]

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My New Hair with Savas Hair

Savas Hair – A Hidden Gem I usually do my own hair, mainly due to some really bad experiences I have had in the past. But there are certain things that I just can’t do on my own, for example, advanced hair colour! I was itching for something complicated and new, and the only trustworthy […]

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Everyday Product Favourites, Empties and Go To Makeup

 Before filming these videos I actually had no idea how many products I slash onto my skin everyday! In the video below I share with you guys every product that I use daily and my favourites. I share my skincare tips and what I do to help combat ageing. Feel free to leave me any […]

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Long-lasting nail colour- CND Shellac

I am forever looking for long-lasting nail colours. The most I have been able to get out of my nail polish is 3, maybe 4 days, at a push. I am always washing my hands, always working with my hands, my nails are exposed to hairsprays and alcohols, heat and chipping everyday. With my nails […]

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Rihanna for Dior

Some Monday inspiration to keep you going until Friday A few months ago Dior announced that Rihanna would be the newest face of the brand. That makes her their first black campaign star of all time. Although shocking that it took them this long, they couldn’t have picked a better girl for the job! Below […]

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AIRBRUSH MAKEUP-What it is & How it works?

I have always loved Airbrush Makeup! As I use it more-and-more on myself and on shoots I am starting to realize that most people don’t actually know what Airbrush Makeup is and How it works! SO here is a video that will help anyone and everyone gain a better understanding of Airbrush Makeup. Did that […]

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Lupita Nyong’o rocks it at the Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony

 Lupita’s makeup and hair look beautifully complimented her gorgeous green Gucci dress Accentuated eyes, defined lashes, glowing skin and that gorgeous fuchsia lip! She was picture perfect. I was lucky enough to get my hands on Nick Barose’s (Lancome Makeup Artists) cheat sheet revealing exactly what makeup products he used to create Lupita’s beautiful makeup […]

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How To Wear Colour Make-up

One of the questions I get asked the most is How Can I wear Colour On My Eyes without looking like a clown? Bringing colour into your makeup look is an easy and fun way to brighten up your outfit and highlight the most important features on your face. Colour makeup can be a scary […]

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Introducing Kiehl’s

Kiehl’s was founded in 1851 as an old-world apothecary in New York’s East Village. That’s over a 160 years ago! Kiehl’s was a full service pharmacy offering customers homeopathic and herbal remedies, essential oils and over-the-counter drugs. Combine the knowledge of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, herbal and medicinal treatments, developed over generations, and you have Kiehl’s In 2012 […]

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LancĂ´me 80th Anniversary Celebration

Life is Beautiful with LancĂ´me Founded by the visionary and pioneer Armand Petitjean in 1935, LancĂ´me is celebrating 80 years of beauty in 2015. An opportunity to celebrate the women who inspire the brand, from its customers to its ambassadresses, and to affirm all year long through a series of joyful initiatives that indeed, life […]

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Eeek it’s been a while

Hey everyone!!! Ok, first of all I am sorry I have been MIA on my blog. I have missed writing, and missed all of you 🙂 In short, this year started off absolutely crazy! When we got back from our December holiday, as per the usual, I needed to make some kind of change. We […]

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THOMAS SABO FRAGRANCES

The THOMAS SABO success story started in 1984 with the creation of high-end jewellery in Sterling silver. Today, THOMAS SABO now includes a new, sensual dimension in the form of three gorgeous fragrances. Charm Rose Eau de Parfum – the fragrance Fragrance Family: Fresh Floral In Three Words: Red Roses, Floral, Sweet My Experience: (I […]

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Hermès Jour d’Hermès EDP

Hermès Jour d’Hermès  Eau de Parfum Fragrance Family: Gentle Sweet Floral In Three Words: Honey, Special, Gentle My Experience: (I tested the fragrance on a cardboard strip before reading about it, and this is what the scent made me think of) A golden Greek goddess! She is standing next to one of the great pillars […]

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Van Cleef & Arpels-RĂŞve EDP

RĂŞve from Van Cleef & Arpels Fragrance Family: Fruity Floral In Three Words: Beautiful, Complicated, Lillies My Experience: (I tested the fragrance on a cardboard strip before reading about it, and this is what the scent made me think of) To me the scent of this fragrance paints the perfect picture of Carrie Bradshaw from […]

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Lentheric Panache la Belle Vie EDP

 Panache la Belle Vie EDP Fragrance Family: To my nose it is a Fresh Aquatic fragrance, although they say it is an Oriental floral In Three Words: Fresh, Soft , Summer My Experience: (I tested the fragrance on a cardboard strip before reading about it, and this is what the scent made me think of) […]

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Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Absolue EDP

Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Absolue Fragrance Family: Floral with Sunshine and Honey In Three Words: Soft, Floral, Unique My Experience: (I tested the fragrance on a cardboard strip before reading about it, and this is what the scent made me think of) At the first smell of this fragrance I pictured a women in a […]

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ELIZABETH ARDEN UNTOLD ABSOLU EDP

Elizabeth Arden Untold Absolu EDP Fragrance Family: Floral In Three Words: Sweet, Mature, Sunshine on flowers My Experience: (I tested the fragrance on a cardboard strip before reading about it, and this is what the scent made me think of) Mmmm this fragrance immediately made me think of a mixed bouquet of flowers. Then I […]

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LANCÔME La Vie Est Belle

LancĂ´me La vie est Belle Fragrance Family: Floral (Sweet with a hint of Citrus) In Three Words: Feminine, Powdery, Lightweight My Experience: (I tested the fragrance on a cardboard strip before reading about it, and this is what the scent made me think of) This fragrance takes me back to the scene in The Great […]

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How To Find Your Perfect Fragrance

Fragrance is so much more than just a smell Fragrances are an experience. Fragrances have the power to tell a story. Fragrances bring back memories and stir-up emotions. A fragrance can go ahead of you and paint a picture to strangers, giving them a taste of who you are. Wouldn’t you want to be able […]

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LOVE ME SOME DOVE

MY NOVEMBER FAVOURITES I can not get enough of Dove’s products!!! I have never been disappointed with any Dove purchase. I love that their products aren’t too scented, too heavy, too rich or too oily, and that they are packed with moisture. See below as I share a bit more on each product FOR THE […]

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Dermalogica BioSurface™ Peel

Dermalogica launches their very first Chemical Peel-For Professional use Only What is a Chemical Peel?  A chemical peel is a deep stimulating skin treatment used to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin using a chemical solution that causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off.  The regenerated skin is […]

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Anti-Ageing Treatments for the Eyes

Eye Rescue As mentioned in my post about Dermalogica’s amazing BioSurface™ Peels, we spend so much time going for skincare treatments, we exfoliate and we masque, but all of this always excludes the delicate eye area. I have noticed my eye area starting to age and I was on the hunt to find a deep professional […]

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Suncreens for the Face

Some of my Favourite Suncreens for the Face DERMALOGICA- Skinperfect Primer SPF 30 This product is basically a primer and a sunscreen all-in-one. It smooths away fine lines and primes for flawless, prepped skin, ready for make-up application. It contains natural minerals which give a soft neutral tint, adding a touch of colour to the […]

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Mani Monday-Nail Art Fun

 Fun Pastel Nails and Glitter  On a recent Beauty Shoot for Clicks Magazine the beauty editor, Zoe Gruss, had this fantastic idea for the nails. She brought along these Tip Top Duo’s which has the nail polish on the one end and the glitter on the other. We decided to paint a mix of these […]

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Get The Look: Colour Washed Lids

A POP OF COLOUR ON THE LIDS FOR S/S 2014 For all the looks below I wore my MAYBELLINE Dream Pure BB Cream (RSP R99.95) I LOVE this BB Cream! It gives me a semi-matte, flawless finish and only a little bit is needed. I would say the cover is medium to full. It definitely […]

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Get The Look: Lined Eyes

GRUNGE LINED EYES FOR S/S 2014 Foundation: For this look I wanted to have a hint of glow on the skin and the MAXFACTOR‘s Skin Luminizer Foundation (RSP R199.00 Exclusive to Clicks) was perfect for this. It feels like a mousse at first, but then quickly sets into a light velvet finish with a soft […]

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Get The Look: Glowing Skin

GLOWING SKIN FOR S/S 2014 Foundation: The BODYSHOP All-In-One BB Cream is great for that natural glowing looking skin. I would not recommend it for anyone with Oily Skin as it is quite a rich, moisturizing formula. At first application the formula is white, but as you blend the little pigments start coming out and […]

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Get The Look: Orange Lips

BRIGHT ORANGE LIPS FOR S/S 2014 Foundation: The SMASHBOX Liquid Halo HD Foundation (RSP R430) is an oil-free foundation that glides on easily and give a medium cover for a natural, healthy looking complexion. I applied and blended it in with my fingers. Concealer: Also from SMASHBOX, their BB Cream Eyes Concealer with SPF 15 […]

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Get the Look: 60s Mod Lashes

SIXTIES MOD LASHES FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2014     GET THE LOOK: Foundation: I used my SENSAI Fluid Finish Lasting Velvet Foundation with SPF15 (RSP R690). This foundation is beautiful! It is moisturizing and spreads quickly and easily. I just use my hands to gently blend it into my skin. It has a semi-matte finish with […]

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Essence Gel Nails At Home

 GEL NAILS AT HOME!!! I recently tried the Essence Gel Nails At Home kit, and I haven’t been able to stop using it! I have spoken to a few Beauty eds and Bloggers about it, raving about, and they did not agree. Shocked at the fact that they didn’t love it, I started investigating and […]

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Elegant Touch-My Favourite False Nails

So many options and so much FUN!!! I was first introduced to Elegant Touch nails at the Launch of the Henry Holland Nails, where I got to meet him and off course snap a picture 🙂 Some of the designs for his first range are pictured below. I have never been a fan of stick-on […]

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Camping Make-up and Beauty in Africa

 Hi Guys I am back from holiday! I have been for 2weeks..and I have been sooo busy shooting with no-time left to Blog 🙂 I have been sharing loads on Instagram though..so I hope you have still received some inspiration and good product recommendations. SO how was our holiday??? AMAZING!!!! Botswana is an awesome place! […]

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Going on Holiday

I am going away Just wanted to pop you all a message to let you know that I will be away for the next three weeks! My blog will unfortunately be quiet while I am away..but hey, I am going to have loads to share with you when I get back 😉 So where are […]

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Miss Manga-Mascara

Dramatic Mega Volume Doll Eyes Mascara Loreal’s Miss Manga Mascara (R139.95) A non-flake, long-wearing formula with a brush specifically designed to give your lashes a thicker, longer appearance. I found this mascara easy to use. If you have a closer look at the brush in the image below, you will notice that there are larger […]

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Bath Time must haves

Nothing beats a relaxing soak in the tub after a looong day! Bath time for me means either of 4 options, depending on the time available and what my body needs 🙂 1.) A Bubble Soak     2.) A Deep Relax   3.) A Nourishing Oil Soak   4.) A Wash and Scrub If […]

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Dry Skin Rescue

Cold Winter Weather brings us many cozy nights spent indoors in front of fireplaces and heaters. It also brings us the occasional sniffs, and if we are not so lucky the flu All of the above can wreck havoc with our skin! I am sure you will all agree when I say that Winter=Dry Skin. […]

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Mani Monday- Elegant Touch Express Manicure

My new best friend..Press-On Instant Manicure Nails As a make-up artist I get asked to perform miracles on a daily basis, including getting the models’ often rough, short, peeling and generally busted nails looking beautifully groomed! These Press-On Nails have become an absolute MUST HAVE for my kit. The “manicure” in the picture above only […]

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Dry Hair Rescue

Rescue your locks with these affordable Hair Treats Whether you are stuck in a dry Winter or you have spent too much time outdoors in the wind and sun, your hair always takes a beating! That is not even mentioning all the heat styling we expose our poor locks to. I am guilty of all-of-the […]

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Discover SENSAI

A Luxury Brand worth exploring Lead a life of beauty.. With SENSAI I recently used Sensai’s Smoothing Water Make-up Base (R575) in my Red Carpet Make-up Look Tutorial Video , a great invisible primer that promotes hydration, helps your foundation last longer and your skin appear firmer. It is infused with pure water from Mount Fuji (called […]

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Essie Winter Polishes

Cosy-up this winter with these 6 Gorgeous winter shades from Essie A Winter shade Story by Essie Weingarten , president and founder of Essie Cosmetics… It encompasses the perfect nail colours, with the perfect names, with the perfect winter scenarios! The Essie nail polishes are a firm favourite amongst many women, and for good reason. Their colour […]

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TMI Tag Video

Bailey Schneider and I recently filmed a TMI Tag Video We had so much fun filming it and answering the 50 QUESTIONS, yip 50 Questions, about ourselves. I hope you guys enjoy learning just a bit more about me 😉 QUESTIONS! 1: What are you wearing? 2: Ever been in love? 3: Ever had a […]

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My Current TOP 5 Mascaras!

If I had to, if I had no other choice and I had to pick only one make-up product, it will definitely be Mascara! I can do the most amazing, glamorous make-up look on a model, but without mascara it will look like nothing! Mascara instantly finishes off your make-up and makes your eyes look […]

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Rubybox.co.za

If you haven’t heard about rubybox.co.za yet then this your lucky day! Ever wander around the Beauty aisles overwhelmed by all the products and prices in-front of you not knowing what is best for you?! Look no further!!! The BOX: Rubybox provides the perfect way to discover new brands, trends and your perfect beauty matches without […]

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GARNIER’s NEW! BB Cream and Eye Roll-On

Garnier has truly taking BB Cream to the next level!!! Using All-in-one technology, these products are an effective combination of imperfection fighting ingredients and even-cover mineral pigments. This means that you can cover and fight your imperfections with one product.     GARNIER Pure Active BB Cream (R84.95 for 50ml) This is a BB Cream […]

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My current skincare routine

About a month ago I paid Dermalogica a visit at their Wembley concept store in Cape Town. Since then I have been on a complete Dermalogica skincare system prescribed to me via a great face mapping analyses. Firstly, it is important to realize that keeping skin healthy and young requires a combination of ingredients and products […]

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The Best Skincare for Ageing

There are SO many anti-ageing skincare products out there, each promising us more than the one before. But how do you know which ones will REALLY work? In this post I share with you the crucial ingredients that your skin needs to fight off ageing and that will get the job done. I took great […]

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Easter Weekend

I hope you all had a fantastic Easter Weekend!!! On the Saturday of the Easter Weekend my husband and I went on a fishing day trip just outside of our beautiful Cape Town! The above picture is a panoramic I took of our surroundings on our hike to the river..isn’t it just breathtaking?! This river […]

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RIHANNA’s MAC VIVA GLAM LIPSTICK

RiRi’s make-up is undoubtedly always flawlessly perfect and tastefully designed. So whenever we see Rihanna’s name linked to a make-up product we can know and trust that it will be just as amazing! This year Rihanna has launched a new MAC VIVA GLAM in two beautiful Frosted Blue-reds. A lipstick and a lipglass packaged in […]

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My VERY First Post

Welcome to my Brand new site & My very first post! I have been thinking for days on what my first Beauty post should be? What wonderful beauty product will I choose to review first? What favourite mascara, best treatment or personal secrets will I share first? As this site’s “slogan” is On all things […]

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