Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Spring/Summer 2011 makeup trends

Hey everyone!

I am absolutely loving the Spring/Summer makeup trends that have been all over the runway! Check them out and take some inspiration from them to update your look. They are by far the best trends set in quite some time..in my opinion :) This season its all fun,wearable,daring and most of all FASHIONABLE!


 Pastel shades have been dominating the runway. From soft washes of lavender, to beautiful light and airy shades of pink,yellow,blue and greens. They are great if you want a more natural look. Brighten and liven up your complexion for a more youuthful playful spring!

Bright eyes

The Christian Dior shows were a perfect example of the bright eye makeup trend. The legendary makeup artist Pat Mcgrath and her team created block colours of acid greens, reds and oranges paired up with false eyelashes lots of mascara and matte skin. The key to this look is to use no more than two eyeshadows. This is great if you want to be bold, daring and have fun with your makeup.

Bold lips 

Red, fucshia, hot pink, orange you name it. Lips are bold, bright and hot this season. Keep skin clean and natural with an added touch of mascara to define eyes and let those luscious lips do the talking!

Smoke it

Smoky eyes never go out of style and seem to be a trend every season. This season use soft greys and blues with a hint of black to keep it sexy modern and fresh for those summer nights.

Bold lips and eyes

The rule has always been to play up one feature or another. This time were going to break the rules and have some fun! Play up those peepers and enhance those lips for a statement look. Keep it monochrome and in harmony with eachother for a more modern feel. This look isn't for the faint hearted!


The no makeup makeup look is always in trend for those who want to still look like themselves, but only better. Work with the natural contours and highlights of your face with soft browns,beiges and bone shades. Keep blush to a minimum by using it lightly and sparingly to give that natural "flush" using peaches and baby pinks.
Images by Google Images

Thanks for stopping by!
Ales xxx

Monday, January 24, 2011

Its a Brow story!

Hey guys!

Lets talk brows...

The eyebrows are the frame of your face! The shape size and colour determine how the rest of your face will look. They are the backbone of your features. Brows can make or break your face! They are also a key feature that determine emotions and expressions in you eyes and overall face. If your angry, sad, happy etc.

So what is the best shape? It depends on a couple of key factors...
  • Face shape
  • Eye shape
  • Overall features
  • Fashion
  • Growth rate of hair

Here are some tips on the perfect brows...
  • Brows are sisters not twins, so no matter how hard you try they will never look identical, unless they are tattoed.
  • When filling in the brows for more depth or changing the shape, eyeshadow is softer and more natural then pencil
  • If you have blonde or light hair, choose a colour thats two or three shades darker, like a soft brown or beige
  • If you have dark brown or black hair, choose a colour thats two or three shades lighter so as to not overpower your brows (unless this is the look your going for to follow fashion trends)
  • Use a mascara wand or an eyebrow brush to comb unruly hairs and set it with some clear brow gel or clear mascara for a clean and polished look
  • If you want to tint your brows make sure you know what your doing and your being safe, remember your working close to your eyes!
  • Dont follow fashion with your brows, fashion changes constantly and if your brows dont suit you it can really get you down, instead opt for tinting them lighter so you can slightly change the shape with makeup without having to get rid of them
  • Find a good eyebrow artist and make sure she knows what she is doing and that she listens to your needs, when you found her, stick to her! :)
  • If you have angular features with a sharp jawline eg. square face, opt for a softer arch to soften the face and balance it out. If you have a rounder more plump face, then have sharper looking brows to define your features more. If your face is long, your arch should be minimal to minimize height.
  • Remember, thin tadpole brows are SO NOT FLATTERING, They age you 10 years! So keep your brows full to look youthful.

There is a huge misconception when it comes to where your brow should start, and that is that it should start from the end of you nostrils. WRONG! If you have a wide nose, you will look ridiculous! Instead, have them start at the beginning of the bridge of your nose. Here is a diagram to show you an example...

The brow should begin just abit further in from your eye, the arch should be soft with the highest point just passing the end of the iris and then it should finish just about at the end of the eye. This again is a guidline, not everyone is blessed with full eyebrows to start shaping them so try your best to follow this with what you already have. A good tip is to use stencils, which are very popular on the market nowadays.

Eyebrow Tattoo

I have NEVER liked the idea of tattoing in the brows because it is permanent not to mention it goes green!
I have met many women that are so beautful but there face just looks off because of badly tattoed brows. Girls, just stick to makeup and if you absolutely must tattoo then atleast make sure you have the right shape for you and you regularly fill them in to prevent them going green.
There is nothing worse than looking permantly angry or like an evil witch because you didnt do your homework!

Hope this helps you get that perfect Brow wow!

Ales xxx

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Im back! Update and Creativity

Hey everyone!

Happy New year! Its been so long since i updated my blog and my youtube channel. Almost a whole month! I have been incredibly sick since new year. I got the worst flu of my life and was stuck in bed for about 2 and a half weeks with fever cold chest infection from hell the works!
I do apologize for being MIA BUT i just didnt have the motivation or physical strength to do anything!

I also have been going through some life changes and been extremely out of it for the past month so just havent been in the right frame of mind to be blogging sharing or recording.
Annnyways....i am back and hopefully will be recording a few videos soon. I bought a new laptop and the editing program is so hard to use so im still trying to figure it out.

Enough rambling...
I have been creative in the this time iv been away in the form of painting.
I consider myself an artist and i used to paint more often but i couldnt do it in my own time because i used to go to this art house called jamjar.They had a 4 hour time limit on painting and i just like to take my time and not rush art. Now i have purchased all the supplies for home use. I bought canvases, surfaces,pastels,oil paints,acrylic paint,mediums, brushes and even an easel! I am so excited to show you some of my work...hope you enjoy it. :)
This was done in jamjar in 2009. Its my first ever artwork. Acrylic on canvas.
"Crimson nights"

My new easel,palette and brushes..This is one of my latest paintings. Acrylic on primed gesso board.

This one was done early 2010. Acrylic on canvas

Done last week...Soft pastels
Done last week i was on a painting roll! Acrylic and soft pastels "mixed media"
its stll not quite done yet.

Done in 2009. Acrylic on canvas
This was inspired by the 4 elements of life
The eye in the middle signifies life.

I hopy you all enjoyed seeing my creations. I try and paint as much as i can because its liberating relaxing and makes me completely zone out. It makes me happy :)
Stay tuned for my next post on Eyebrow 101 : ) totally different topic! haha


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