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Severine: Skyfall Bond Girl inspired hair and makeup

 

Hi everyone!

I have another makeup look inspired by a film character. Berenice Marlohe, who is half Cambodian and half French, looked incredibly in Skyfall- she oozed danger and sultriness as befits a Bond Girl.

I tried creating a more wearable version of her sooty feline-like smokey eye. In the end I wasn’t that happy with how the look photographed, but I had fun trying!

 

 

 

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Posted by on Dec 20th, 2012 in FOTD, Hair | 0 comments.

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Spring in my step: a taupe and pink FOTD

 

 

Hi everyone,

A couple of you asked what makeup I was wearing in my sock bun tutorial post, so here is the FOTD makeup breakdown for you guys. My hair is curled here with a GHD (pretty atrocious job, which is why I put it into a bun later on in the afternoon).

I really hope we have a decent spring here in Melbourne. The weather has been so temperamental and we’ll have heat waves followed by freezing drizzly days. What’s the deal, Melbourne?

 

 

 

FOTD makeup breakdown:

Eyes:

– Two Faced Shadow Insurance to prime lids

– Laura Mercier Topaz eyeshadow blended over mobile lid past the crease

– MAC Mauvement pigment on mobile lid to crease dry, then I applied Mauvement wet (using a damp flat brush) on the bottom part of the mobile lid.

– MAC Blacktrack fluidline to line upper lashline

– Eyelure Katy Perry lashes in ‘Sweetie Pie’

– MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in NC15/NW20 on the waterline

Cheeks:

– MAC Golden bronzer to contour

– Estee Lauder Pure Colour blush in Sensuous Rose blush on apples

Lips:

– Lancome Color Design Matte lipstick in Corset (swatched and reviewed here).

 

 

 

Posted by on Dec 11th, 2012 in FOTD, Hair, MAC | 0 comments.

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Toni & Guy Hair Meets Wardrobe: Feminine messy bun using a sock

Feminine messy bun for medium length hair using a sock

Feminine messy bun for medium length hair using a sock

 

I was given the chance to try some of the Toni & Guy Hair Meets Wardrobe products recently. I went to Toni & Guy salons for years when I was living back in Sydney, but had never tried their own range of hair styling products so I was very excited to be able to have a play with their Volume Plumping Mousse, their Firm Hold Hairspray, and Shine Gloss Serum.

These days I’m trying to make an effort to learn how to style my hair in more ways than my usual straightening with a flat iron. The low messy bun was something that I always loved on other people and always wanted to try but never quite knew how to make it work.

You tube is a fantastic teacher :)

 

 

Messy noob sock bun: how-to

  1. Apply 1 pump of the Toni & Guy Volume Plumping Mousse to towel-dried hair from roots to tips.
  2.  Tip head forward and blowdry.
  3. Using a curling wand or flat iron (I used a GHD Classic Styler), create some loose curls with the hair around your face.
  4. Tease the hair at your crown near the roots to create even more volume
  5. Tie hair back at the nape of the neck with an elastic
  6. Cut the toe part of a sock and roll it up into a dough-nut shape, then place it around the pony tail near the first elastic
  7. Tip your head forward and arrange the hair in the ponytail around the sock, and tuck the ends inside the sock (I found this really hard, but hopefully will get better at it with time)
  8. Secure the base of your bun with another elastic, and bobby pins
  9. Loosen some strands of hair around your face to create a casual feminine feel.
  10. Hairspray around the entire style, concentrating on the bun.
PS. I will be posting a FOTD makeup breakdown for this look in the coming week or so. Watch this space!

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Posted by on Dec 6th, 2012 in Hair | 1 comment


Splurge worthy: Kerastase Nutri-Thermique Intensive Nutrition Masque

 

Kerastase Nutri-Thermique Intensive Nutrition Masque

Kerastase Nutri-Thermique Intensive Nutrition Masque

 

 

It’s not often that I splurge on a hair treatment product, but every so often I come across something that is worth it’s weight in gold.

My hair has been bleached at each colour appointment at Oscar Oscar salon, so there is a great deal of damage to treat- in fact, the top of my hair which has had the most repeat bleaching, was starting to look like straw. The colour was fading like crazy at the top too, but that is a saga for another post.

I picked up this Kerastase masque about a month ago at a salon near my work after one of the hairdressers recommended it for my dry, colour treated hair and gave me a sample (it was love at first blowdry). Each time I use it, my hair feels amazing afterwards- shiny, incredibly soft, great body, and no hint of the oiliness or heaviness I often get with using very rich hair treatments. I’m uncertain whether heat makes the product perform better or not on my hair, but I do appreciate the fact that this masque provides thermal protection with heat styling.

 

Availability: selected salons

Price: varies from $50- 90 a jar. I got mine from Kings at Melbourne Central for $50 (surprisingly this is $16 cheaper than the StrawberryNet price!)

 

 

Kerastase Nutri-Thermique Intensive Nutrition Masque

Kerastase Nutri-Thermique Intensive Nutrition Masque

 

THERMO-INTENSE System

4 agents activated with the addition of heat which enhances the nourishing power.

Gluco-Active Dosage 3: a combination of essential ingredients (carbohydrates, proteins, lipids) for complete nutrition of the hair fibre from root to tip.

A thermo-reactive polymer that treats the fibre: replenishes the lipidic layer and captures the nutritive ingredients at the heart of the hair fibre.

A ceramic Boron Nitride: a thermal insulator that maintains heat inside the hair fibre in order to achieve long-lasting nourishment.

Xylose: a sugar that protects the fibre from the harmful effects of excessive heat and protects the fibre from drying out, enhancing softness and shine.

[ from Kerastase.com.au]

 

Ingredients | Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Esters, Trideceth-5, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Caprylyl Glycol, Trideceth-10, Trideceth-6, Benzoic Acid, Glyceryl Linoleate, Boron Nitride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Linalool, Glyceryl Oleate, Hydroxycitronellal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Geraniol, Coumarin, Xylose, Safflower Glucoside, Glyceryl Linelenate, Parfum, C39415/1.

Posted by on Oct 29th, 2012 in Hair, Reviews | 0 comments.

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Hurrr post: how to style a messy quiff ponytail

Teased quiff ponytail style with Aveda

Teased quiff ponytail style with Aveda

 

Hello there!

I drafted this post a few weeks ago when I had a rare few hours free to play with some of my new Aveda hair products. I was going for a pony tail with a messy quiff, and with some tips taken from Aveda backstage at NYFW (See my NYFW backstage hairstyle coverage here),  I’ve somehow managed to make it work!

There have been many failed quiff attempts in the past, and I think what I’ve been doing wrong all along is not teasing the hair at the crown (I used to just shape it and pin), and using products that weighed the hair down too much and gave a greasy look. I’ve found that a combination of the Aveda Volumising Tonic, the Pure Abundance Potion, and the Pure Abundance Hair Spray gives me the big volume and matte texture that I want for this look.

 

Kim Kardashian ponytail with quiff- similar to the look I was going for, except she has a high ponytail here.

Kim Kardashian ponytail with quiff- similar to the look I was going for, except she has a high ponytail here.

 

Quiff ponytail how-to:

1. Mist the ‘Aveda Volumising Tonic’ all over hair and scrunch with hands to give it texture and fullness.

2. Section the area of hair at the crown that you want to be your ‘quiff’ and clip it out of the way

3. The remaining hair on the sides and nape secure into a tight ponytail– you can make it a high pony tail or a low one. I did a low ponytail.

 

 

Aveda at Behnaz Sarafpour

teasing hair for volume :Aveda at Behnaz Sarafpour

 

4. Tease hair at the top of head with a teasing comb. (leaving strands closest to forehead unteased)

5. Shape your quiff, using some of the unteased hair to create a smooth top, and secure with bobby pins. If necessary, use another elastic band to add this section to the bottom ponytail.

6. Tease out a few strands here and there on the side of the head to create a laid back texturised messy look.

7. Mist the Aveda Pure Abundance Volumising Hairspray over hair to lock style into place.

 

Teased quiff ponytail style with Aveda

Teased quiff ponytail style with Aveda

Teased quiff ponytail style with Aveda

Teased quiff ponytail style with Aveda

Aveda hair products: including the Pure Abundance Hair Potion, Pure Abundance Hair Spray, and the Volumising Tonic

Aveda hair products: including the Pure Abundance Hair Potion, Pure Abundance Hair Spray, and the Volumising Tonic

 

I hope that all made sense- I’m very new to hair tutorials. Holler at me if you have any questions!

note: Aveda products were provided to me by PR for consideration.

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