The Photoshop Beauty (video)

In a brilliant video concept for her song “Nouveau Parfum”, Hungarian singer Boggie is undergoing a virtual make-over with the help of photoshop.  The result is astonishing: The girl of next door is transformed into a beauty goddess, a star, a model. Food for thought: Is this the “perfection” we seek in our everyday lives? And how much stress do we experience trying to reach our utopian goals?

Source: www.mixanitouxronou.gr

Shimmer Brick

To get that youthful, dewy complexion, you need a great highlighter that fit your skin. Here is my favourite girls;

Bobbi Brown Bronze shimmer Brick

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I am a big fan of Bobbi’s make up line. Though her makeup line is a bit more expensive than some other brands, she offers a fantastic range with lot of natural colours like browns, golds and nudes, which suits most skin tones.

My favourite of the Bobbi Brown range is Bronze Shimmer Brick Compact. Added bonus of this product is instead of just being one colour, it features five different colours in a slightly different shade to each other, so when you apply it to your skin, it gives you the most amazing glow with a hint of sparkle. I use this as an Eye Shadow Palette as well as a Bronzer.  Gives you a deep, bronzy glow, and neutral and deep blush shades works well with Bronze Shimmer Brick.

 It also comes in different shades; Pink Quartz, Nectar, Rose, Beige and 24-Karat.

If you are looking for a cheaper alternative; Body Shop’s Shimmer Waves (comes in 2 different shades) is equally good.

 Nothing lights up your face like shimmer.

Dona Lawlor

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L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

The Secret to Gorgeous Hands!!

Without a doubt the best hand cream I have used. I say this without any hesitation having tried many hand creams. As I have been pic 1using this product for over four years, I think I can speak honestly about it. I have occasionally wandered to other brands but I always seem to go back to this one.

A super-smoothing cream, contains 20% Shea Butter, honey and sweet almond extract, blended with jasmine and ylang-ylang essences. Smells divine and it glides on and absorbs to help heal and protect dry and dehydrated skin, and anti-oxidising vitamin E helps nourish.

I initially bought the small tube of this while transiting through Dubai Airport (they also do large tubes) so that I could try it. And I love it! The tube is just the right size to carry in my bag so that I can use it whenever I need to and you don’t need to use very much of it. L’occitane is a well known luxury brand and have a great reputation for their creams and moisturisers.

Anyone who suffers with dry hands should give this a try!

Luv

Dona Lawlor

Two of my favorite MAC primers

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Primer is used to create a flawless/smooth base for your make up. It is used underneath foundation to hold your make-up last longer and they blot away any excess oil on the skin. 

MAC PREP + PRIME Face Protect SPF 50

The reason I bought this product is, it has the highest SPF that I have found for the face on the market. And it also works as a good make-up base. This is my go to primer for the day and I have been using it every single day for over 2 years now. Few years ago, I had quite a few brown spots caused by the sun and infact I haven’t developed any since I started using this and my skin looks much clearer.

It  may feel a bit greasy at first but I think it soon sinks in, and is definitely worth it. Only use a little bit at once as it does take a lot of rubbing on to the skin, as it comes out very white. Only downfall in my opinion is, it can be quite wasteful. The tube is very hard to squeeze and I’m sure there will be lots of product left inside the tube when I think it’s all gone.

MAC PREP + PRIME SKIN BASE VISAGE

It  is very silky and feels light. I only use a tiny pea sized amount to cover my whole face. You cannot tell that the product is on your skin when it is rubbed in well.  After doing so, I apply my foundation which goes on smoothly and appears extremely flawless. The primer has small light reflecting particles in it which makes your skin look very radiant and healthy. 

 So there you go girls, if you have used or currently using above primers or any other primers, leave us your comments.

Dona Lawlor

Trends We Love in “Like A Fairy Tale”

We teamed up with Umer Sheikh | Photography to bring you three Fairy-tale characters that inspire this season’s top fashion trends.
It’s true, I was initially approached by Umer Sheikh to simply model for his portfolio, but could not let this opportunity get away. It had been a long time I wanted to style a photoshoot to involve fairy tale characters dressed in the latest trends. Umer liked the idea so we decided to get on with it.
We didn’t have much time available or resources but I believe we gave a good shot.
However, for a consultant like me, it’s one thing to “picture” the concept of a photoshoot and instruct a model how to act and totally ANOTHER to style myself while being the model at the same time. Now I would have to get in the role of the characters I had chosen and prove what I preach my clients: Confidence is the ultimate accessory.
It wouldn’t be “like a fairy tale” if there weren’t any fairies of course. Vee Situmorang my make-up fairy transformed me instantly into Cinderella with her magic brush-wand and Ocha gave my hair some curls with a simple touch.
The good news was that when the clock struck 12 I wasn’t back in my jeans… instead I was Robin Hood… and then.. A Diva!!
Et voila!!!
Credits:
Concept/Styling/Model : Evie Varthi – Idol Image Consulting
Photography : Umer Sheikh | Photography
Make-up : Vee Situmorang
Hair Styling : Ocha
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“Cinderella”
The Trend: The Ball Gown
Strapless Dress – BCBG Max Azria
Shoes – Roberto Cavalli
Pearl Necklace – Chanel
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 “Robin Hood”
The Trend: The Alpine Hat
Leather Track Pants and Alpine Hat – Juicy Couture
Top – Top Shop
Shoes – Balenciaga
Handbag – Chanel
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DSC_0285“Robin Hood”
The Trend: The Leather Track Pants
Leather Track Pants -Juicy Couture
Top – Top Shop
Blazer – Gap
Shoes – Balenciaga
Handbag – Chanel
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“Modern Diva”
The Trend: Leopard Print
Leopard Print Dress – Moschino
Shoes – Alexander McQueen
Earrings – Chanel
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Umer Sheikh | Photography

If you like these photos you might want to have a look at the full album here. 

We so much enjoyed it !!

So tell us who is your favorite fairy tale character?