I'm a pro makeup artist/stylist sharing my experience in beauty, fashion, visual arts and a bit of everything else in between... 

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Sarah xx 

Weekend Ready Already

I do love fashion…sky-high Louboutins, glamorous dresses, sharp blazers, pencil skirts and all the bells and whistles. I also love creating my fashion sets cos they give me the opportunity to bring out the many styles that lie within me and share them with you in the hope that you can find inspiration to carry into your own closets.

BUT…deep down, I’m a comfort girl through and through. In fact, if you gave me the option of dressing up and clicking my heels all the way to a bar or a club OR staying in on a Saturday night, I’d dive into them pyjamas before you could say “which one?”. Of course there’s a time and a place for everything but I’m just trying to express my love for comfy cosy days in snuggled up on the couch.

As the weekend is fast approaching, I thought I’d reveal my plans for the weekend in today’s set. I think it’s pretty self explanatory just how lazy I feel. I’ll probably do a face mask and maybe paint my nails but if I can help it, that’s as far as I’m gonna move off the couch :)

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Complete with tea and cupcake, books and candles :)

 

What’s your favorite weekend pastime?

What do you most enjoy doing on your lazy days or weekends?

xx

NARS Dual Intensity Blush

After the release of their Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette (review here; tutorial here); NARS has added duo blushes to their dual intensity line. Featuring 6 complimentary shades, these blushes work in the same powder/cream concept as the eyeshadows.

“These dual-intensity, silky, wet or dry blushes are uniquely formulated with NARS’ exclusive Translucent Prismatic Technology, which allows for multidimensional effects. With a lightweight texture for a flawless finish and true color application, each duo features two ultra-modern shades that can be worn alone or layered together for limitless looks and versatility. Apply these shades wet to achieve a high-impact flush or dry to get a natural-looking glow”

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I love that these blushes can be used both wet or dry. We see this often in eyeshadows but it’s a great option to have for cheek color too. So whether you prefer powder formulas or you’d rather stick to the creamy, dewy looks, these blushes take care of both.

With NARS being renowned for their blush formulas, I also think they did a great job in designing such complimentary color combos. You can mix the colors to create your own shade or layer them individually to achieve dimension.

Glossy Web Buttons

                                         PANIC                                                                                                 JUBILATION

panic Jubilation

                                         FRENZY                                                                                              FERVOR

Frenzy fervor1

                                          CRAVING                                                                                            ADORATION

Craving Adoration

The blushes are $45 each and although they were released as part of NARS Spring 2015 collection, I’m thinking they just might become part of the permanent range. I’ll keep you posted ;)

 

Hope you all have a great day!! xx

 

#DearMe: Advice To My Younger Self

There’s a new campaign on Youtube at the moment called #DearMe: Advice To My Younger Self. As the title suggests, it’s all about what you would tell your younger self from the person that you are today. The campaign is aimed at empowering and inspiring young women around the world. Although I’m not a Youtuber, I really love the idea so I thought I’d do it.

I tag you all too so let me know in the comments: What advice would you give your younger self?

 


Dear Me

Don’t worry so much. You’ll see that life goes through cycles; and good or bad…nothing stays the same. Learn to trust your instincts cos that nagging voice deep inside always has a good reason – even if you don’t understand it at the time.

Accept yourself as you are. Every little detail that makes you different is also what makes you special. Embrace yourself as a whole and have confidence in your abilities. Educate yourself, be open to change and explore. 

Know your own worth and love yourself first and foremost.  Stand strong, be independent, be enough and complete on your own so whoever enters your life is an added bonus…NOT a determining point of who you are as an individual.

Stay true to yourself and never sway from your core values for the sake of pleasing others. Those who truly care about you will accept and love you as you are, the rest will show their true colors sooner or later.

But most importantly…it’ll all be OK…you will be OK

PS: Yes, buy that lipstick you saw cos you just might make a career out of it someday :)

 


 

Your turn :) xx