Monday, 21 October 2013

Spring Makeup

Spring Makeup

This is just a follow on from my skincare routine and is perfect makeup look for the spring racing carnivals or an everyday spring/summer look. So before I apply my makeup I use a moisturiser or sunscreen; during summer I will usually just use sunscreen and during winter I will use a moisturiser. A tip for people who plan to have their photo taken with flash photography, products containing SPF may cause flashback. 

After I apply my moisturiser I go straight in with foundation. I use one pump of the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation which is a medium coverage foundation, I apply this with a Real Techniques Stippling Brush. I then let the foundation set while I go onto my eyes.

The palette I am using for this look is from Ebay and is the Neutral 28 Palette. So again using a Real Techniques eyeshadow brush I would apply the matte white eye shadow, which you will find in the bottom left of the palette, just on the lid of my eyes. I will then take a felt liner to create a thin cat-eye look. I then finish the eyes by adding mascara to both the top and bottom of my lashes. So simple! 

I then use the black and dark brown in the bottom right of the same palette to fill in my brows. I love filling in my brows, it is a great way to add definition to such a simple look. Mix colours from the palette to match your brow colour. 

Now that I have finished the eyes and have let the foundation set I will contour and to do that I use an angled contour brush (the second brush in from the picture above). the contour palette I use is also from Ebay. I use the darkest shade of brown underneath my check-bones, on my temples, above my eyebrows and along my jawline. Make sure you blend this in well. I then highlight using the lightest colour in the palette with a flat blush brush (the first brush in the picture) and I apply that on top of my cheekbones, the centre of my forehead, down my nose, above my cupids bow, my chin and both sides of my jaw. To set my makeup I use the creamy/yellow colour next to the white with a Real Techniques powder brush and then I apply my lipstick, the one I am using for this look is an by Innoxa and is called Tangerine.

I hope you like this look, let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Jayde X

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Skin Care

Skin Care

As I have previously shown you how to care for your body before the spring racing carnivals or any special occasion, I thought it only fitting to show you how I specifically care for my skin. I have combination skin so I only wash my face using this routine once a day - just before bed - otherwise my skin becomes too dry. 

So to begin with I use Garnier's Clean Detox Gentle Brightening Foam to remove my makeup, sometimes I will need to use this twice depending on how much makeup I have on, I will then rinse this off and while my face is still slightly damp I will put on the Formula 10.0.6 Deep down Detox Ultra-Cleaning Mud Mask. 

I love this product, it smells like Orange and Bergamot. I usually only use this every second day otherwise my skin becomes dry in places. I leave the mask on for about 15mins, I never time it, just leave it until it's dry. I will then wash it off with a face-washer and warm water. Your skin is left feeling amazing after this.

Then I use a toner to make sure all of the face mask is removed, I just use one by Biore, it's the Triple Action Toner, Formula 10.0.6 have a good leave on cleanser that I will also use if I don't use the one by Biore. I pour it onto a cotton pad and spread it evenly over my face, I let it sit for a while before I apply moisturiser. I don't use night creams just because I feel my moisturiser works well for me during the day and night.

You can purchase all of these products from Priceline, they aren't overly expensive and are tried and tested for combination skin.

If you have any products to recommend for prepping skin let me know about them by commenting below.

Jayde X

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Spring Racing

As you all know the spring racing carnivals are heading our way fast. I love racing

carnivals and love getting ready for them which includes a few weeks of prepping my skin in advance; it's just like a massive pamper session. 

Prepping skin is especially important if you are going to get a spray tan or any tan for that matter: exfoliating, waxing or shaving, and moisturising is a must to ensure your skin looks flawless during racing season. I use an exfoliating brush after showering, Nair easiwax strips, and naya Tuberose and Peony Body Mousse.

Below are a two looks that are quick and easy no fail looks for the spring racing carnivals; I love the matte look.

Spring Racing

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Not So Glamorous Fashion

As you may know I am a fashion student and am currently completing my Diploma in Tasmania before I head off to Melbourne next year. After completing my Certificate IV in fashion last year I became bored during the holidays and found myself pattern making and sewing even more. I decided it would be a good idea to make a local label.

For the past year I have been trying to get my own label up and running and it is hard, not so much the pattern making and the sewing but more along the lines of time and organisation. I am a full time student for one and work as a babysitter, I also do alterations from time to time so it is hard to fit in pattern making, and sewing garments for my own line. I have had a massive think about my label over the past few months and have decided to send my designs to a production line. If there is one thing I have learnt from creating my own label it is you can't control everything otherwise things just don't get done. 

SO, this summer keep an eye out for my designs, visit this blog for updates on moving my label forward and styling tips.


Monday, 7 October 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy.

So I have been away from my blog for a while - yes I have neglected it for some time - but I'm back now!

It's getting closer and closer to the end of the year and as I'm sure you all know that, that means racing season is just around the corner.

I have been attending the local Devonport Cup, hosted in Devonport on the North West Coast of Tasmania, for the past three years and last year was the first year I also attended the Hobart Cup and Launceston Cup. In-fact I was The Examiner's Face of the Launceston Cup for 2013 which was a truly amazing experience. 

In the past I have prominently attended the racing carnivals for the Fashions on the Field competitions. I have been lucky enough to win the millinery section at the Devonport Cup 2013 and was in the finals at the Hobart Cup Myer's Fashion on the Field competition. This racing season I will also be competing in the fashion competitions but am also going to take a bit more interest in the horses. I haven't really been involved with the horse side of the racing carnivals as I have never understood it, I love horses though and think it's time I actually do a bit of research and learn some lingo for the upcoming season. 

Jayde X