All posts tagged: beauty advise

How to Protect Yourself

Are you protecting the delicate skin on your face by wearing enough sunscreen? Chances are the answer is no. My morning routine of the last several years incorporated a daily facial moisturizer with an SPF of 15 or over, worn under a foundation with built-in SPF as well. Should be enough on any given day right? Wrong! According to dermatologists we should be applying sun protection at least every two hours. How do you do that without feeling sticky, greasy or ruining your makeup? Read on. A few years ago while pregnant, my forehead went a darker pigment than the rest of my face. This condition commonly called pregnancy mask, is melasma gravidarum in medical terms. Post birth, I started noticing dark patches showing up on my cheeks too! Melasma is caused by hormonal changes and sun exposure worsens it. I tried in vain to cover the dark patches with lighter foundation, but it made my complexion chalky, and I didn’t like the feel of wearing so much makeup. I cut bangs to cover my forehead which hid part of my …

Tom Ford’s 10 Commandments

Not many online headlines grab me hook, line and sinker. But reading “Mr. Tom Ford shares his style rules” on Net-a-Porter Magazine, had my heart racing and finger clicking, lickety-split. Mr. Tom Ford, mega fashion royalty, is one of my fashion heroes. I know not all of you read the magazine, so I just had to share them with you! There isn’t a share link on the site, so here’s his tips in an abbreviated form, from the article by Kay Baron in Net-a-Porter Magazine, and my comments for fun. 1. Don’t let fashion dictate to you. – I couldn’t agree more. I don’t love or suit everything that’s in fashion at any given time. 2. Never try to be overtly sexy. – My sentiment exactly, that and the word “classy”, nothing tackier! 3. Find your uniform. – I give my clients the same advice. 4. Remember sexiness is about confidence. – So true no matter your size or shape. 5. Reassess your style every five years. – I agree, and hire an image consultant or stylist, namely …

Fabulous nails fast!

Photo: Michael Williams for Revlon Since having a child, doing my own manicure has become a disastrous affair. My application is messy because I’m out of practice, and I always smudge and ruin my nails before they are fully dry. I’m guessing most busy women don’t have the time to do their own nails. Until now! I love Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy. First you get the look and finish of a salon gel manicure without the expense. Second, as it’s a nail polish and base coat in one, you save time because you don’t have to apply a base and wait for it to dry before applying a colour coat. The polish is opaque, so had I applied my first coat a bit thicker I may have been able to get away with only one coat, more time saved! Third, it’s super easy to apply and control, because it has a thick brush which kind of looks like two brushes side-by-side. Fourth, the coat on my first hand was dry by the time I had …