This is one of my FAQs: How I grow my nails naturally so long, without having them break? Despite what some think, my nails are 100% natural and I've never had artificial nails like gels or acrylics. In this video I share my top tips on how to stop nail biting (reformed nail biter right here) and how to grow them to a nice long length using specific techniques and products.
Direct link to my video
26 Aug 2010
This look was inspired by the hair that is frequently worn by the Victoria's Secret Angels, sort of a long, loose tousled curl look. I wanted to try to re-create the style to the best of my abilities; here I'm using a 1.5 inch (38mm) barrel curling wand.
Try it out for yourself and let me know how it works out for you!
Products I used:
Garnier Fructis styling mousse, Wella hairspray, Sebastian Molding Mud
Link to the video here
18 Aug 2010
This look was inspired by the 1950s vintage pin-up style, Rockabilly, and Dita Von Teese. I wanted to do a new spin on the classic pin-up look, by paring down the look a little bit and making it more simple to wear for everyday if that is your style. I also needed an excuse to wear MAC Lady Danger lipstick, a new surprising favorite. Who knew that an orange-toned tomato red color would actually suit me? It's a nice change from the blue based red lipsticks I would normally go for.
Lancome Teint Idole foundation, MAC Studio Finish concealer
MAC Stereo Rose MSF, Bobbi Brown Clementine blush
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk, MAC eyeshadows in Solar White, Malt, Soft Brown and Vanilla, MAC Blacktrack Fluidline, Max Factor Natural Glaze eye kohl, Maybelline The Colossal mascara
MAC Redd lipliner, MAC Lady Danger lipstick
Link to the Video Tutorial
Just a quick update to let you know that the cosmetic brand Models Own is going to be having a 50% off online sale when their Facebook page reaches 10,000 followers! Right now they're at about 8,700 so I'm going to try to help them get to 10,000 because I really want to get my hands on some of their nailpolishes which I've heard so much about. (I'm not affiliated with Models Own whatsoever.)
They do ship internationally, and with the sale the polish is going to cost £2.50 instead of £5 per bottle, so I'll definitely stock up! You can check out this page for lots more color swatches. Models Own also sells some makeup products on their website, but it's the polishes I'm most interested in.
So if you also want to take advantage of the upcoming sale, Like their page on Facebook. Click here to go there now. Once they hit 10,000 which should be soon, followers will get a discount code to use towards their purchase.
13 Aug 2010
I'm back from holidays in Canada and have some exciting news to share. Not only did I pass 200,000 subscribers during my absence - which is pretty awesome in its own right - but I will also be exhibiting some of my videos at the Museum of Design in Zurich for an upcoming installation called "Makeup - Designing Surfaces". I am enthralled at the opportunity, as it will be a great way to reach a completely different audience. It feels great to have my work recognized in the artistic world, and I hope it will be a huge success.
The exhibition will run from August 25, 2010 until January 2, 2011 at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich, during which time at least 5 of my videos will be displayed and running on a big screen. Here is a link to the museum if you would like more information.
This week has been very busy for me as I have had to re-film some of the videos for the exhibition on my new camera so that they can be in HD format, this has proven to be a huge amount of work but I hope it will be all worth it. The picture above is from my Fallen Angel tutorial, which I re-filmed today. I did a slightly different spin on the lips this time, and I like it better this way.
If you live in Switzerland or in the surrounding area (Germany, France, etc) and would like to attend the museum with myself, please leave a comment below. If there is enough interest, I may organize a meet & greet to meet with fans and subscribers in Zurich, possibly do a communal viewing of the exhibition and then have some time afterwards to have fun together. This will only happen if there is enough interest and nothing is formally planned yet!
You can also watch my latest video below for an update from myself, and thanking my viewers.
9 Aug 2010
NYX Teal eyeliner, NYX Serengeti Trio e/s (lightest lime green), MAC pigment in Golder's Green, MAC Humid e/s, MAC Carbon e/s, MAC Dazzlelight e/s, MAC Feline kohl pencil, mascara (forgot which one I used), random false lashes (forgot the brand)
Clinique Shimmering Tones Powder in Peach Bronze
Rimmel Lipliner in Addiction, Barry M 147 Lipstick, random lipgloss from Margaret Astor