Sunday, September 30, 2012

Daniel Wellington & FIMD Giveaway

For all of you who love preppy style, you cannot complete your look without Daniel Wellington watch.
Inspired by vintage Rolexes they keep class and elegance adding modern twist in striped bracelets.
They are fabulous & chic and there's nothing alike them on the market. All designs come in rose gold or silver with carefully selected wristband colors.

There will be 2 winners each getting 1 watch . All you have to do is

1.Like Daniel Wellington Page HERE 
2.Follow FIMD Blog HERE
3. Leave a comment with your name and contact email so we can contact you if you win 

Here are some of our favorite styles, but you can see the entire collection here. Giveaway ends on Friday 5th October and winner will be selected by Rangom Generator!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rock a Top-Knot

This is one of the most popular new styles for formal and bridal hairdos right now. The topknot. Photo found on Tumblr

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Blush For Your Face Shapes 

Most people can apply blush to the apples of the cheeks (that's the bit that sticks out when you smile).
Applying blush to the apples does work for most face shapes but for some of us we need to adapt the application to suit our face shape.

Let's take a look....

Long/Thin Face 

Long faces are narrow so to create an oval we need to broaden the face. This can be done by applying blush to the apples and blending it out towards the ear. 

Careful not to blend upwards, we need to create an almost horizontal line across the face.

This technique will work on any face that wants to be broader.

Round/Square/Full Face

Round face shape or any face that is on the full side will want to use this type of application to lift the face. 

Don't apply the blush too close to the nose and sweep upwards, avoiding the apple of the cheeks as this can make the face fuller. 

By sweeping upward you create a lift that thins the face. 

Doing the "duck face" helps!

Heart/Inverted triangle/High Cheekbones

These shapes all have great cheekbones, for that reason you want to avoid applying blush too high and instead apply it slightly lower than the cheekbones.

You can apply a small amount on the apple and blend it out but remember to leave a gap at the cheekbones. 
If you want to see the howto video check it out here:

Trending : Studded Gloves

 When I saw Burberry Prorsum FW 2012 Collection, the first thing I fell for were gorgeous semi-long studded gloves! Statement making piece that will give your every outfit a final rock-glam touch. Soon after I discovered more inspirational pieces as Phillip Lim's (worn by Kim Kardashian & Beyonce on pictures bellow).

 If you are not among those who can afford $500 to have Burberry, you can recycle some of your old leather gloves with home-made studs (DIY tutorial soon).

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Braids Squared

Some days I will get started on a head of hair and remember that I have a blog, which is the case with this one.  *face palm*   Oh well.  Hopefully everyone knows how to part hair and braid.  Because that is where you start with this little lovely.  

Monday, September 24, 2012

Hair styles for your faceshape!

Hair Style for your face!

Okay so we went through all the face shapes, now let's talk about hair!
As a make-up artist I am not an expert in hair, but I do have a few tips and trick that might help!

Oval Face Shape:

- Round forehead, Tapering cheeks and chin. 
- Balanced, narrow face.

Ovals can carry off any hairstyle they want, from long to super short!
Nothing can look really bad, so its all personal preference and working with your hair type. 

Here is an example of an oval and the many different styles, its up to you which you like the most.
I have to say I like the hair tied up or with long layer as it shows off the lovely shape.

If you are oval, enjoy it! Experiment and have fun!

Other stars to look out for - Emma Watson, Jessica Alba and Megan Fox

Round Face Shape:

Round forehead, Full Cheeks and smooth round jawline.
- Width across the cheeks same as the length from forehead to chin. 

Round faces are full, the eye see the width more then the length, for this reason you need a hair styles then will lengthen the face, like the one in the middle here - Straight and long.  If you want curls make sure the curls are working away from the face so as not to add width. 
Styles to try - 

Styles to avoid -

Mid length or short hair can be tricky to pull off, compare the upper left and the lower left. The wrong length can be made especially worse if you add curls from the eye line down; this only adds to an already full face. Unlike the oval, pulling back the hair will not be very forgiving!

Other rounds: Cameron Diaz, Kelly Clarkson, Renee Zellweger.


- Round or square forehead, tapers to the chin.
- Much longer then it is wide.

This is the opposite to the round shape! 
You need to add bulk to the side of the face. Straighter brows and thicker/fuller hair will give a long shape a more oval appearance. Short hair is always an option as it will shorten the face but if you want to have long hair make sure its has a slight wave or curl to add fullness. Fringes can also be great to shorten a long face.

Styles to try: 


Looks to avoid:

Straight long hair only makes the face appear longer and drag it down while sleek pulled back hair also has the same effect and there isn't much I need to say about the last picture of Sarah, though the curls are adding bulk, the flatness at the top doesn't give the right effect.

Volume is always best - as long as its in the right place! 

       Right  :)                 Wrong!

- Square forehead and jawline. 
- Full Cheeks
- Almost as wide as it is long.

As square can some times appear round, you can almost follow the same style. You don't want to add bulk to the sides of the face; so longer straighter hair works well. Long layer with slight waves can also be useful to soften the edges.

Jessica's best friend is a hair dresser so she hardly EVER gets it wrong, so if you are looking for some hairspiration look no further then Jess!

Others: Sandra Bullock, Holly Marie Combs, Kate Holmes.


- Square forehead and jawline. 
- Longer then it is wide.

This long square shape is pretty much like the long face shape, but with the angles of the square is easier to get away with, similarly to the oval and because it is longer it doesn't have the fullness to counteract like that of the square. Therefore its sortof like the oval so its very much personal preference.

Heart/Inverted Triangle 
- Rounded or squared off forehead 
- sharply tapered chins.
Heart and inverted triangle are very similar. The forehead is the only difference.

Style options:

Make sure the bangs aren't too short, longer piecer bangs are better then blunt and short. Make sure your hair dresser cut the bangs when they are dry so they don't jump up shorter when you dry them. Side bangs flatter the forehead and soft the jawline.

The right length gives the face a smoother oval appearance. Off centre parting opens up the face and bring attention to the cheeks bones, while a centre parting will cause the face to appear longer then it is. 

Diamond Face Shape

- Narrow forehead and jaw 
- fullest at cheekbones.

Diamond shapes have amazing cheekbones. All hair styles should be about bringing attention to the gorgeous cheekbones. As you can see on the left the flat lifeless hair doesn't work to bring attention to the cheekbone unlike the one of the right.  

Pear Face Shape:
- Narrow Forehead 
- Widest at the jaw line.

This shape is unusual and rare. Its all about balancing the narrow forehead and the wide jaw. Bangs are the easiest way to achieve this. Off centre partings also work. Once you balance the forehead with the jawline then you only need to follow a hairstyle to suit a square face and what have we already learnt about square shape - we want to soften and lengthen it.   

Check out my face shape video on youtube!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Find your face shape quiz!

Determining your face shape can be hard!

This quiz will help you fit into one of three categories: 
Round, Square or Angular

Tie your hair back from your face.
Place mirror in front of you.

Take a picture of yourself with your hair back.

Looking into the mirror or at a photograph answer these question

What best describes your forehead?

A Square
B Narrow
C Round

What best described your jawline and chin?

A Square
B Pointed
C Full or Round

Describe the width of your face?

A Wide
B Average
C Narrow

Look closely at your face - 

What do you see the most?

A. Angles 
B. Sharp edges
C. Smooth round curves 

Find the matching group and read through the statements.

Rounder Shape: Mostly C

You are part of the round smooth family. Now to work out which one you are:

Oval - Round forehead, Tapering cheeks and chin.

Round - Round forehead, Full Cheeks and smooth round jawline.

Long/Oblong - Round forehead, tapers to chin. 

       Round                                    Oval                                        Long

Square Shape: Most A

Hip to be square! Your square forehead and jaw give you away.

Square - Square forehead and jaw, Full Cheeks, almost as wide as it is long.

Rectangle - Square forehead and jaw, longer then it is wide.

       Square                                                          Rectangle 

Angular Shape: Mostly B

These shapes come in different forms but one thing they have in common are angles!

Heart -  Rounded forehead and sharply tapered chins.

Inverted Triangle - Square Forehead and sharply tapered chin.

(These are the same shape with slightly different foreheads)

Diamond - Narrow forehead and jaw with fuller cheekbones.

Pear - Narrow Forehead and widest at the jaw line.

        Heart                                                                   Inverted Triangle                
             Diamond                                                              Pear