Summer is here (in South Africa at least) and we’re all off on our vacations to beaches and sunny destinations – here is my beauty tip for flawless skin after a long flight or for a day on the beach for any budget! If you can afford to spoil yourself i LOVE lancóme Visionnaire for a flawless and radiant complexion, perfect to freshen up your skin after a long flight.  But if you’re shopping on a budget iv found a cheap alternative that delivers the same result, just mix a tiny bit (about a pea size) of Feeling younger skin tint from Lush and your favorite anti aging day cream and you get the exact same shimmery, radiant, anti aging effect as you do with Visionnaire.   I love to use this budget version before gym to brighten up my face, and i keep my Lancòme for day trips when makeup would just feel too heavy for my face.

Flawless summer skin: splurge vs save

Transitioning winter items into spring: A quick and idiot proof DIY

Yay its finally spring for us in South Africa, and i am sooo glad to have put away all my winter stuff!! Last year i bought a pretty cheap denim jacket and hardly wore it, so i decided to try a super idiot proof DIY and turn it into a vest. Denim vests seem to be big for this summer and perfect for our hot climate. if you have an old denim jacket you amy want to also try this DIY project, it takes 2 minutes, and embrace a new trend :)

All your’e going to need is a pair of scissors. And simply cut off the sleeves along the seam line, pretty straight forward…here what mine looks like:

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Denim vest

Skater Skirts: Fast forward to Spring 2013

I know, i know its still winter here but i’m already spying the summer trends in europe in preparation for spring in just a few months so todays feature is a fast forward to spring and how to wear a skater skirt.

My summer essential for 2012 was the skater skirt, i adore the high was it and the flared cut is so flattering! Paired with a tight top it really accentuates the waistline, and the high waist gives the illusion of a longer leg.

Im thrilled to see them back for 2013, and braver than ever in leather, floral prints, denim…anything goes! I love all these, but i prefer to stick to the basics and add a colorful top to my skater skirts.  Here iv compiled 2 looks to take your skater skirts form day to night.
How Do You Style Skater Skirts?

4 step everyday makeup in 15 minutes

Hi everyone :) Thank you for reading!  If you’re anything like me – busy and living an active lifestyle but still love to look great and well presented – you’re going to love this makeup look!  Using just 4 products you can do a quick and easy to apply makeup look for everyday in 15 minutes.  The neutral eye allows for a bold lip which is the easiest way to look well put together and polished.
So here’s what you’re going to need…


A good fluffy powder brush
A duo fibre face brush
Mac mineralize skin finish
Mac bronzer in Copper Improper
Lancome Doll eyes mascara
Mac Lipglass in Desire
Mac Mineralized charged water

After applying generous moisturizer to your face, sweep on a light coat of powder.  Apply your bronzer to cheekbones and temples, finish off with 2 coats of mascara to make your eyes pop and a bold lip color.  You can do a  variation of this look with a bolder eye and nude lip.  I finish it off with a spray of mineralized  charged water to add a bit of hydration to my skin and to set the makeup.