This week we were lucky enough to speak to super-talented makeup artist Neala Olivia. After telling us about her fabulous beauty room, we just had to check out her blog and see how a real makeup artist tackles eyes, lips and cheeks!
For those of us who can barely create a sexy eyeliner flick without it smudging, Neala’s blog comes complete with handy tutorials and a full list of products used to create the look. We were impressed, and while it will probably take a whole lot of practice (and around 3 packs of makeup wipes) before we get anywhere near Neala’s standard, we’re going to have a real good go! More
If you have a smaller bathroom, it can be difficult to keep it feeling light and airy. Fitted furnishings can often make the space feel even more enclosed, and smaller windows – sometimes no windows at all – leave the room dark and dreary.
That’s where mirrors come in. With clever positioning and a little creativity, a few well-placed mirrors can really brighten up a small bathroom, creating the illusion of more light and space.
You probably dread saying goodbye to summer as autumn approaches, but once it arrives all will be forgotten as you throw yourself into the joys of the season. The promise of those lovely crisp mornings, the crunchy leaves on the floor and the cosy dark nights curled up on the sofa. You start to look forward to the perks of winter: hot chocolate, warm baths, bonfires and snow days.
For all their high points though, when the autumn and winter months arrive you should make sure that your skin is prepared for the problems that inevitably creep in with the cooler weather- namely dry, cracked skin and chapped lips.
Just as in summer, a little skin TLC goes a long way. If you planned to lie on a beach in the baking sun all day in summer, you wouldn’t dream of leaving your skin unprotected against its rays. Similarly, in the winter, you also shouldn’t leave your skin vulnerable to the effects of the cold.
Perhaps the most underrated room in the house, the décor of the bathroom can often be seriously overlooked. It’s the room where you get ready in the morning, where you wind down at night and which you visit frequently throughout the day. So surely it should look great, fit in with the style of the rest of your home and be easy and simple to maintain?
Whether you want your bathroom to be the height of luxury and relaxation, or a more convenient solution for all the family, the top trends for 2014 allow for a multitude of tastes and requirements.