Thursday, 31 May 2012

Beauty Tag!

Hello beauties!

I found this beauty tag on LUUUX quite a while ago, and thought I'd share it with you today. If you don't know what a tag is, it's kind of like a questionnaire, but when one person fills it in, those who read it have to fill it in too. So you feel free to answer in the comment section if you want to!

I left out the questions that require using brands only available in other countries.

The Questions :

1) How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice


2) What skin type do you have? (Click here if you don't know!!)
Combination, I have an oily T-zone and dry cheeks.


3) What is your current facial wash?
Annique Face Facts, Crystal Clear.


4) Do you exfoliate?
Yes, but not daily. About twice to three times a week.


5) What brand do you use?
Freemans (found at Dischem). At the moment I'm using the Creamy Scrub Apricot one.


6) What moisturiser do you use?
At the moment I use Essence My Skin matifying cream during the day, Beauty Factory's Tea Tree Oil night cream in the evenings and their Vitamin E Oil every now and again in between.


7) Do you have freckles?
A few here and there.


8) Do you use eye cream?
At the moment, no. I use vitamin E oil instead.


9) Do you or did you have acne prone skin.
YES!! Ugh.


10) What foundation do you use?
At the moment Catrice Infinite Matte makeup.

11) Concealer?
Yes, LA Girl's Pro conceal HD makeup.


12) Do you know your undertone colour? (If you don't, click here.)
I'm neutral toned, so greenish.


13) What do you think of false lashes?
They have their place in our world! Sometimes a pair of falsies can light up a look from a small flame to a firework!


14) Did you know you're supposed to change your mascara every three months?
Yes.


15) Bonus question! Do you change your mascara every three months?
No. I have about four or five different mascaras at any given time... I use them till they're dry! (and then I wash and use the wands again for my eyebrows...)


16) What brand mascara do you use?
At the moment I have 2 different Essence ones, a Rimmel one my dad brought back from England, a Dischem home brand one, and about four others from brands I can't remember now.


17) What kind of applicators do you use to apply makeup?
Brushes.


18) Do you use a makeup base or primer for the eyes?
On myself only a eye primer. On my clients, both.


19) What is your favourite eyeshadow colour?
Any sandy colour, and purple!


20) Pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Pencil.


21) How often do you poke your eyes with your eyeliner?
It happens now and then!


22) What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
The colour pay off is amazing, but it can be messy to work with.


23) Do you use mineral makeup?
No.


24) What is your favourite lipstick?
I don't wear lipstick.


25) Lipgloss?
I don't have a favourite.


26) What's your favourite blush?
I Don't have a favourite, but any pinky or corally shade is good.


27) Do you buy makeup online?
Yes, sometimes.


28) Do you use drugstore makeup?
Yes.


29) Do you buy from cosmetic company outlets? (Like from MAC directly)
Yes, but only the cruelty free ones like Ingot.


30) Have you ever considered going for makeup classes?
I have, and I went!


31) Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Not really.


32) Bonus Question : When did you start wearing makeup?
Around about 14.


33) Name a makeup crime you hate?
A foundation that doesn't match her skin tone, specially if it's too light!


34) Do you like colourful shades of makeup?
Yes!


35) Which celebrity always has great makeup?
Natalie Portman.


36) If you could leave the house with only one makeup item on, what would it be?
Mascara.


37) Could you leave the house without any makeup on?
No. Only when I go in for some kind of surgery, because it's required then!


38) Do you think you look good without makeup on?
Not so much...


39) In your opinion, what's the best makeup line?
I've yet to find it.


40) What do you think of makeup overall?
I can't live without it!! :P Not really, but I love it.


And that's my beauty tag! Pleae answer below, I love hearing from you, and this is a good way to get to know my readers!

Stay beautiful and be kind to animals,


Wednesday, 30 May 2012

The Piano Guys are awesome!

Hello beauties!

I've blogged about the Piano Guys before, but their newest video is just too good not to share! They consist of 5 guys,  Jon Schmidt who plays the piano and composes, Steven Sharp Nelson who plays the cello and composes, and the behind the scenes guys : Paul Anderson, Tel Stewart and Al Van Der Beek. \

These Guys are friggen fantastic! Anyone who loves music has to love them. They always take music, no matter if it's classic or contemporary, and turn it into magic. And what makes it more amazing is to see the utter enjoyment on their faces. They love what they do! And then the cinematography is awesome as well, so not only are your ears in a magical fantasy world, your eyes can enjoy it as well! :D

You can check out their website here, where you can donate to the cause, and buy music in mp3 form. If you become a founder, you get bundles of goodies.

Without further ado, here are the videos. I'm including some of my favourites along with the newest one, Rockelbel's Canon.





There are a bundle of other videos too, I'd post them all if I could. For the love of music subscribe!! :)

Stay beautiful and be kind to animals,


Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Plans to take over the world!!

Hello beauties!

I'm really excited to let you know, my hubby and I are going travelling a little later this year! This is incredibly exciting to us since neither of us have ever been outside of South Africa, and I've dreamed of going to these places since I was a little girl.

First stop, London. My brother in law has been living there for four years now, and no one has ever visited him! So we'll be the pioneers in this area and pay the man a visit...

Tower Bridge, London
 Next, we're going to Paris. What I'm most excited about is seeing the art museums. The Louvre and the Musèe d'Orsay, where they have some of the most famous paintings ever, like the Mona Lisa. I've dreamed about seeing a real Van Gogh my whole life, and now I'll actually do it!

The Louvre
Then, we're going to Venice! I'm stoked about actually seeing this romantic place (not that Paris isn't romantic!!) and going on a gondola ride.

Venice
Then, before we come home, there is a chance we'll go to Amsterdam for a day or so. This isn't confirmed yet, but I'll keep you up to date.

Tulips from Amsterdam
We'll be away for three weeks from the end of August to middle September. We won't be in London over the Olympics, which is a good thing in my opinion! Now, being away for three weeks means no blogs, unless you want to 'travel with me' ans bear with me if I share my day's sightseeing and experiences with you. Please let me know how you feel about this?

Stay beautiful and be kind to animals,


Monday, 28 May 2012

Favourites on Friday : Monday Edition!

Hello beauties!

I totally forgot about the favourites on Friday post! I was so excited about my Creaclip, it slipped my mind... Sorry. But before I go on to the favourites, I have some things to say. First of all, happy birthday again to my gorgeous cousin Anschke! Sweet sixteen! It was yesterday, but I thought I'd make it last a little longer! Love ya cuz!

Secondly, I can't believe it, but our local Dischem is burning down! It's terrible! The Hub and Wimpy next to it are going down too, and some reports say the Pick 'n Pay has started to burn too. This is really terrible! We shopped there just yesterday! I hope they can get the fire out soon.

Anyway, favourites. I have some new pinboards on my Pinterest, and I tried to choose only 2 pins from each board so this post isn't too long! But in the All things Beauty folder, I have 6 pins for you, 2 makeup related, 2 for hair and 2 for nails. Here they are :

I love this image!! And the blue eye makeup works perfectly here. Megan Callen by Chris Nicholls.

More blue makeup!  From Beautylish.

Duchess Catherine looking absolutely amazing, but her hair was incredible here. Shows you, even royals keep with the trends, like braids! :)

This hair-do is amazing! Great for a bride!

Lovely lacy nails! From Nevorpurify.

Loving these studded nails! From The Nailasaurus.

Next, from the Art folder, I have these gems for you :

A painting by Leonid Afremov. Just... wow!

'The Seamstress' by jenzee. Love the colouring and textures!

Keeping with art, these are from my Anime folder. Sadly, I can't find the artists!



From my Dr. Who folder, I only have one. It's so cute! Dr Who meets Peanuts. (Sorry, I know I'm a geek, just don't tell my hubby!!)

River and the Doctor

From Crafts, I have these :

So cute right! When I have kids, I'm doing this!!  From Two little Banshees.

So cool! From somewhere in craftland...

I now have a photography folder too! These images are incredible in my opinion!

This little girl is amazingly beautiful! Look at those eyes! Image from flickr.

Run with the wild horses... Image from 500.
From parties and events I have these for you. Larissa, I hope you're seeing this!!

Lovely!

How cool is that! Image from Greggo Photography.
From my something to eat folder :

Such a funky cake! From Pink cake box.

Because everything is better with rainbows!
From my For the home pin board :

So cute! From Tip Junkie.

I LOVE this! So pretty! From Creme Anglaise.
From my steampunk pin board :

Steampunk cake! From cool-o-rama.

Lovely eye. 
From random cool stuff :

Hahaha!

This is adorable! From Wing it Vegan.
From my Places board I have these :

Oia, Santorini.

Grotta della Poesia, Roca Vecchia, Italy.
From Accessories :

WOW! My handbag radar is off the scale! From Haute Look.

I love this so much! Have no idea who made it though...
And last, but not least, from cute :

Hello little guy!

Reminds me of Sheldon's soft kitty! :) From this Russian blog.

Awwww!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this. I tried to get links to the originals as far as possible, but these things get lost sometimes!

Please let me know if you want to see more reviews on products? I have a bundle of cruelty free products that I've been wanting to review, but I'm not sure if you like reviews? Please let me know! I've found some cool brands in the last while!

Stay beautiful, and be kind to animals!


Friday, 25 May 2012

Creaclip!

Hello beauties!

I bought the Creaclip on special a few weeks ago. Now, I've blogged about this clip before, stating that I'd actually try it out. Being on the cruelty free route I am, I decided I'd avoid hair salons as much as possible, since I know the products they use endorse animal testing (which is why I now colour my hair with henna!). But on the other hand, my hair needs cutting, just as everyone else's does. So I bought the Cearclip when it came on special one day and it worked out less than what I pay to cut and blow dry my hair at a salon! So even if I use it only once, the money I paid wasn't wasted.

I got my package in the mail about a month after it was sent. It would have arrived sooner, but the SA Post Office was striking again. I'll not get into my annoyance with service in South Africa here, but know I am annoyed! The package came in a bubble envelope and I got the two clips and an instructional DVD inside.

Yesterday I phoned up my mom and told her we were cutting our hair in the afternoon. She sounded a little scared, but gave in anyway. So we sat down in front of her TV, watched a few of the clips on the DVD and set up our cutting station in the kitchen.

I went first, since my mom has actually cut hair before, and had more confidence than I did! I sat down, got a towel over my shoulders and sat for a total of ten minutes before it was done. We decided to cut off more, so the second time went a lot quicker.









So simple! Here's the video we used to cut my style :


Next, It was my mom's turn. We sat her down and I panicked a bit! We first layered her hair in the front, but decided to throw her whole head over and layer it all. I don't have pictures of this, since Jan disappeared with my brother to play computer games.





We did the basic layer technique on my mom, here's the video :


So, before and afters :












Ain't my mommy a beaut?!

Cool huh? It went so quick and it really was easy! Next time we'll have more confidence to go more drastic. :) Anyway, I'm really very impressed. There are a bundle of styles you can try on the Creaclip YouTube, and you can cut your own hair in your own home exactly how you want it! And it's really inexpensive too.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Stay beautiful and be kind to animals,