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This was the first time I had done makeup and hair for a pregnancy shoot!
This lovely lady was about 6 months pregnant at the time and was glowing! It was just simple makeup and curled hair.
She already has a beautiful little lady, who also received a bit of pampering.
photography by Two Acorns Photography
If you are a regular Makeup Case reader you will know that one half, Bec, was engaged to be married. Well, the day has come! Miss Rebecca became Mrs Rebecca on the 8th of November 2013. It was truly a beautiful event with a small group of their close family.
This small event then grew to something massive and took over the entire weekend. She celebrated her nuptials with all their friends, and family, on Sunday. It was a casual affair and little bit carnival. I was the Maid of Honour. (Not sure when it’s maid or matron, please let me know the difference and if I’m right or wrong!)
Here are a few photos from the wedding. Mostly Sunday but maybe a cheeky one from Friday too.
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I love my skin looking good so I was really excited to try the Philips VisaPure.
I was impressed from the moment I opened the box. It is a really streamlined design, and easy to hold, it is also waterproof. So I can use it in the shower in the morning, which saves me time.
You can use it with your favourite cleanser and it vibrates and rotates so it removes makeup and dirt and clears away dead skin cells. The movement gives a massaging effect that improves circulation to bring out your skins natural radiance.
I get acne and pimples along my jawline. I hate it! I have been told to exfoliate to help clear it up, trouble is, exfoliating can make the rest of my face dry and sensitive. So I don’t do it as often as I should. The VisaPure sure did the trick. After a few days of using it, my skin was clearing up nicely. Thank you very much. While your cleansing, the brush pauses for a second, this means that you need to move to the next section. Pretty cool huh?!
“An added benefit of Philips’ VisaPure technology is that it prepares the skin for other skincare products and treatments women may use, enhancing absorption of the beneficial ingredients,” says Tom Paltridge of Philips
It’s true, my moisturiser seems to sink in better, leaving my skin feeling more hydrated all day.
Now, for the good bit. We have 1 Philips VisaPure Facial Cleansing Brush to give away.
For your chance to win, tell us in 25 words or less; what is the best gift you have ever received. Leave your comments below.
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Giveaway opens 9am Monday 25th November and closes 6pm Friday 6th December. (Sydney time) Open to Australia only. Winner will be drawn at random and published on the blog 9th December 2013. Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond. If no response, another winner will be drawn.
Philips VisaPure has a RRP of $199 and is available at selected retailers and The Shaver Shop.
*these products were provided to The Makeup Case of editorial consideration. Please see our Disclosure Policy.
Recently we sat down with one of our favorite designers. We have shared her stuff with you in the past but thought you might like to get to know her a bit better and see more of her work.
What made you first start designing and making your knits?
It all started approx. 3 years ago – paying for my wedding was killing me so I was trying to save left, right and centre. I haven’t been knitting for ages and started knitting mohair blankets for my entire bridal party. I ended up knitting around 8 blankets as thank you gifts. They were so amazed and grateful that they suggested I try selling. I decided to pick my 10 year old needles back up and started creating my one of a kind knits
Where do you get your inspiration/ favorite designer?
I totally love Isabel Marant and anything that’s colorful! One of my close friends – Zoe Irvine from The Naked Tiger is another inspiration. My style is very casual/denim/bohemian when I’m outside my 50hr working week as an Executive Assistant
What is your favorite piece?
I love ALL my Marikit babies!! And I hate parting with every piece I finish, but my favorite has to be the red shaggy and my muscle tee. The colours are just amazing and you will definitely be a talking point when you wear either piece.
If you could design/make a knit to anyone (famous, dead, fictional etc) who would it be, what would it look like and why?
Oh god – that’s a scary question to answer and haven’t really thought about it…I just j’adore Nicole Ritchie so would totally love to make her something. It would totally be another red shaggy..it’ll suit her carefree ‘I-don’t-give-a-crap-but-know-I’m-totally-looking-lush’ attitude
Where can we find you/your work?
You can can find me on Facebook, Marikit by Kitty Choy, and at various vintage markets around Sydney. Keep an eye out on my Facebook page for my next whereabouts.
Contact me via FB or email email@example.com for enquiries.
Oh Clarins, you have done it again, this time with an amazing hand cream.
Now that I am not in my 20′s anymore I have become increasingly aware of wrinkles and fine lines. I think I have enough products to cover my face but now I have a little miracle to cover my hands as well. It is so true when people say that you can tell someones age by their neck and their hands. Well when I’m 50 I want the hands of a 20 something year old. I think I have found the product to allow me to do just that…Clarins Age Control Hand Lotion.
The new Age Control Hand Lotion locks in moisture and heals dry patchy skin, as an added bonus it also strengthens nails. What I love about this hand cream beside the fact that its age control is that it contains UVA and UVB filters and an SPF 15.
I have had this cream in handbag for a solid week now and I am already noticing a difference in the dryness around my knuckles. I absolutely love it!!
RRP: $38.00 available from Myers and David Jones.
Katy Perry says that we can all be Killer Queens and I believe her. I would believe anything Katy Perry says because I absolutely love her!
I was so excited when we were sent Katy Perry new fragrance Killer Queen, I hoped that I would love it…and I do! I adore it so much that it is now in my top fragrances that I have on high rotation. I am not usually one for celebrity fragrances but this.. I LOVE!
Katy Perry said that she really wanted to inspire women and bring out the power inside on them, creating the perfume around strong and confident woman. I don’t know how she did it but I actually smell that when I spray Killer Queen. It is such a beautiful fragrance that once settled into your skin creates a musky floral aroma.
Killer Queen top notes are wild berry, dark plum and bergmot. Middle notes; red velvet flower, natural jasmine sambac and rainbow plumeria. Base notes; cashmeran, natural patchouli and liquid praline.
The design of the bottle is inspired by a queens scepter and is super stylish and sexy. The bold red coloring and gold trimming of the bottle give it a feeling of sophistication and elegance that you don’t find with many new fragrances these days.
Check out the awesome clip for Killer Queen.
RRP: 100ml $69, 50ml $49 and 30ml $39.
* This product was sent to The Makeup Case for editorial consideration – please see our disclosure policy.
I have had nude nails for a while. I picked off my last gel manicure and it has totally ruined my nails. They were horrible! It’s been a few months and they still aren’t great, but they are much better.
Miss 3 also loves nail polish (she calls it nalel poulish) she was given a scented on from Sportsgirl by a family friend (thanks Kate and Erin) and she can’t get enough of it. So that’s what we did. I also wanted to try out one of the new Ulta3 ones we were given. So with the 2 combined, this is what you get.
Please excuse my horrible nails and paint job!
One of my pet hates is having dry skin. When winter shows its cold face I quickly change my skin care routine to cope with the change in the weather. I hate how the cold air makes my skin so dry, i can’t stand the feeling and I take an extra 10 minutes in the morning to get ready. (10 mins is a lot of time when you have 2 little ladies following you around and wanting to put lip balm on).
So here is my winter skincare regime;
Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner, made in Australia it doesn’t contain any alcohol or parabens. I use it straight after cleansing right after the shower. Rosewater and chamomile help hydrate and sooth my skin before moisturiser.
Yes to Carrots rich moisture Day Cream, I love its thick, creamy texture and almost no smell. It contains organic carrots that give my skin a vitamin boost and sweet almond oil to help hydrate. Also paraben free and it is 98% natural. Great for cold weather.
Yes to Cucumber soothing Eye Gel, I hate cucumber! But I love the smell and I know it is good for your skin, thats why I picked this eye cream. As I get older my eyes are getting more and more sensitive, this one is perfect. Doesn’t bother me at all. I use it almost every day in the morning to help wake up my tired, up all night with babies, eyes. It absorbs really quickly too.
Burt’s Bees beeswax lip balm, one of my all time favourites. Its 100% natural and really soothes my dry lips. It also prevents them drying out on my freezing walk to the train station. (This one is also a big hit with my 3 year old, she never leave home without it.)
Vaseline total moisture for dry skin, I don’t usually buy Vaseline products but I got this one as a gift with purchase from Priceline and I love it. I use it all over my body after the shower. I keeps my skin nice and soft all through the day. It soaks in really fast too, which surprised me. I am still getting used to the smell, but a quick spray of perfume fixes that!
If I feel like it is an extra cold, dry kinda day, I leave everything to sink in for a few minutes then apply a BB cream. My favourite is the Garnier BB cream but I also use the Clarins BB skin perfecting cream. They also have SPF so win win!
Do you change your skincare for winter?