Saturday, 23 August 2014

Must-Have Make Up Brushes...


~ My Must-Have Make Up Brushes ~
I don't own a tonne of make-up brushes. In fact, I probably own around twelve. For me, it's not really necessary to own hundreds of brushes that just sit there looking pretty. So here are a few trusty tools that I absolutely love and use all the time.
  1.  THE FOUNDATION BRUSH ~ Definitely a must-have. I love a flat, tapered style that allows my foundation to evenly glide across the skin without any streaks.
  2. THE CONTOUR/CHEEK DEFINER ~ I love this little stunner. It has a flat round disc to hold onto when contouring. This brush sweeps my bronzer right under the cheekbone through to the hairline to show perfectly sculptured cheeks.
  3. THE MEDIUM EYE SHADOW BRUSH ~ The perfect blender. Any eye shadow can be blended seamlessly with this brush. I always have a clean medium fluffy eye shadow brush to blend a smoky eye or add some dimension in the eye crease.
  4. THE POINTED SHADOW BRUSH ~ This brush places eye shadow perfectly along the lash line and also helps build up a smoky eye.
  5. THE BROW FILLER ~ The handy angled brush has waxy flat bristles and it's amazing for filling in tricky brows without them looking drawn on.
  6. THE CONCEALER BRUSH ~ Takes away the dark circles beautifully and is also great for placing primer on the eyelids.
  7. THE HIGHLIGHTING BRUSH ~ Brilliant for cream or powder blushes and the short natural and synthetic bristles make it super easy to use.
  8. THE FAN BRUSH ~ A must-have for sweeping the perfect amount of highlighter or illuminizer along the top of the cheekbones.

Want to know how to clean you make-up brushes like a pro? 
Here's how:
Love, Elle xo

Friday, 22 August 2014

Toni Garrn for S Moda...

German model Toni Garrn models the latest Autumn looks in the latest issue of SModa. I love the mix of glamour and street style.

Love, Elle xo

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Laser Hair Removal. Your Questions. My Answers.

My Laser Hair Removal Experience...
It's still wintery and cold in Oz, but this is the time of year when I tell all my girlfriends to go get lasered. Yep. Get all that unwanted hair off via a laser hair removal system. I love the feeling of silky smooth skin all year round and (for me) laser has been the best way to do this. I get a lot of questions regarding laser hair removal, and I thought I would answer them in this post. 
Here we go...

What's the biggest mistake people make when getting laser hair removal?
I would say the biggest mistake is not going to an experienced beautician and not making regular appointments. I would recommend going every 4-6 weeks.

How many sessions do you need?
It depends on each person. You will see a difference after your first appointment, and it can take up to five sessions to get the final results.

Does hair fall out instantly?
Hair will grow back sparingly, and then will fall out around five to ten days later. 

Is laser hair removal safe?
Make sure you go to a place that is trustworthy. For me, it has been completely 100% safe. You have to wear a large pair of dark glasses to protect your eyes, and you'll be asked lots of questions regarding your health beforehand. But in general, it is very safe.

Is it safe to have laser hair removal treatments while you take vitamins/antibiotics/medicine?
For me..absolutely. I take supplements and vitamins, and I haven't had any problems at all. But it's best to have a chat to your beautician about this.

When should you have a laser treatment if you're going on a summer trip/holiday?
When going on holidays, I would suggest 2 or 3 treatments about 2 months beforehand.

Is it painful?
The first time will definitely be painful. You will feel some sharp zapping. But honestly, it lasts only a millisecond, and you'll feel perfectly fine afterwards. And during the next sessions you'll feel nothing at all.

Is it permanent?
YES! When the hair is gone, it's gone for good. And it feels great.

Love, Elle xo