April 2013 Beauty Wish List: Makeup, Skincare and Hair Care

Believe it or not, but it actually took me hours and hours to complete this list, as I had to think carefully about what products I really want or what products I actually need.

This is not really a wish list, but more of a shopping list of the products that I plan to buy in the near future. Of course, I could add more, but I’ve decided to be very strict with myself so every item got on the list after a lot of consideration and is very covetable…

So here  is the list!

Makeup

1. Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette, £26

I have almost finished my Benefit eye pencil and I am definitely getting an Hourglass one next.

2. Matte Eye Shadows Palette

I can’t decide if I should get the Too Faced Matte Eye Shadow Collection (£24.57 from Beauty Bay) or theBalm Meet Matte ($42 from the brand’s website, but they are in the process of creating a European shop, as well).   I actually really love the eye shadow quality from both brands: Too Faced Natural Eye Palette Review and Swatches, theBalm Nude Tude Eye Shadows Palette Review and Swatches and the Balm Shady Lady Palette Vol.2 Review and Swatches so that’s a hard one.  I only wish Too Faced palette weren’t so bulky. Maybe I should get both?!

3. Cream Blusher

That is probably the last thing that I need, considering how many I have but I’ve decided that I can get one, as a treat for myself. After a lot of consideration, I’ve chosen Stila’s Stila Convertible Colour (I actually can’t believe that I still haven’t tried it!) I think I’ll get Rose or Lillium (£15.12 from Beauty Bay)

Skincare

Now this is the category of the products that I need. There are a lot of skincare products that I want  and the list is endless but these

Beauty Related Things That Inspired Me This Week

Today my  post is about the products, videos and makeup looks that caught my attention this week.

For the last several days  I have been browsing US beauty websites  like a mad woman to figure out what products I need/want to get as my friend kindly agreed to get me some.

I am not going to post my whole wish list or everything that caught my attention but here is the new Cle de Peau Vintage Holiday Palette which some of you may like. But as it is CdP the price is not cheap – $125.

I know that a lot of  people are sick and tired of Fashion Weeks by now but I love looking at the makeup anyway… So here is the one that I really liked.

It’s a makeup from Gucci by Pat McGrath. And of course, I am waiting for Dior show…

And I know some may

6 No-Knife Rejuvenation Procedures A-List Stars Swear By

Being in my 30’s I am now paying more attention when it comes to regular facials,  started getting professional peelings, and I am just a firm believer that you should always take the best care of your skin.  While I am personally not getting any kind of injections or liftings (just yet), I think it is important to know what options are out there. Hence today’s feature is in collaboration with Hayley Sloan, medical writer for The Breslow Center.

hair replacement systems in UK

A facelift is an effective way to keep Father Time at bay, but it isn’t your only option.

If you’re thinking about going under the knife but are concerned about the risks and downtime, have no fear! Advances in the field of plastic surgery have paved the way for several viable alternatives.

Here are six of the most popular and effective facial rejuvenations options that Hollywood celebs go for to stave off the signs of aging.

1. Botox

Botox is the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatment in the United States. It works by temporarily freezing targeted muscles in the face and neck.

This procedure costs less than surgery, requires very little downtime, and is an excellent option for treating fine lines, brow wrinkles, crow’s feet, and forehead creases. Results can be seen in as little as seven days, though ongoing injections are recommended.

2. Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers work by adding volume to areas of the face. This helps  to reduce the

Five Benefits of Laser Hair Removal  

I’ve shared many times already that  investing in laser hair removal was one of the best decisions, beauty-wise, I have ever made.  I would even say that it was life changing for me. It is a personal choice whether or not you want your hair removed but if you do want that – I personally was very impressed by laser, and I did try many other methods.

You can’t expose the treated skin to the sunlight for some time, hence now, when it’s Autumn – it’s the best time to book your first appointment. It will take a few months to get it all sorted so you should be done by your next summer holiday. This is why I bring you a collaboration with a beauty writer on the benefits of laser hair removal.

Hand Tied Human Hair Wigs

From hairy armpits to fuzzy legs and everywhere in-between, fighting the battle against body hair has become a modern obsession. When it comes to hair removal, there are plenty of methods to choose from but some are more effective than others.

One of the most popular methods is laser hair removal. It may sound hi-tech and maybe even a little scary but laser hair removal offers a quick and easy way to banish that unwanted hair which is causing you grief.

Read on to find out just what makes laser hair removal such a popular choice and how it could work for you.

1. Reduces Hair Regrowth

One of the main advantages of laser hair removal is that it drastically reduces hair regrowth. By destroying the hair follicles with laser beams, your hair regrowth is drastically halted and most users experience a significant reduction in the number of unwanted hairs wherever they have treatment.

If you’re sick of shaving, threading or waxing, laser hair removal offers more effective and longer-lasting results. Many users even have permanent results with no hair regrowth once their treatment course has finished.

Exclusive Interview with Tamsin Barbosa, Film Make-Up Artist

I am so lucky to get the opportunity to interview the most amazing and talented Make-Up Artists in the industry, and today I am excited to share Tamsin Barbosa‘s. She actually worked on some of my personal favourite films, such as Sleep Hollow, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children ( she was Eva Green’s hair stylist) and Alice in Wonderland. Tamsin also just finished working on Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, and she is currently working on the new Mary Poppins film with Emily Blunt. See more films she worked on here.

Overall, Tamsin has over 26 years’ of experience in the industry,  and  worked with such celebrities as Colin Firth, Dame Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Eva Green, Sir Michael Caine & Daniel Craig.

1.     Please tell us about yourself, and your story of becoming a make-up artist.

​ After graduating from Greasepaint School of Make-up in 1990, I began my career in the wig departments of London’s West End. I then spent several years in TV, working on a range of programmes including Eastenders and The Impression Show. I then moved into film and have spent the last 20 years working on on many high profile film productions including the new Mary Poppins Returns, Star Wars – Episode VIII, Alice through the Looking Glass and Pirates of the Caribbean.

2.     What were the biggest difficulties about getting in the industry? And what about your proudest moments? What is the beauty industry like in reality?

​I was very lucky to meet the make-up designer, Peter Swords King very early in my career in film, and have worked with him on many films since. Proudest moments – being asked to be a personal make-up artist by a well known A list actor. Don’t