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Wordless Wednesday……..and yet Another Favourite Place


Simply stunning!!

Originally posted on DAVID OAKES - IMAGES. An Occasional Photographic Diary:


Location: Worms Head from Rhossili Beach, Gower Peninsula, South Wales

26th March

© David Oakes 2014

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How to get a Natural Makeup Look


Natural is sometimes best!

Originally posted on intheshoess:

Even though we all love to get all dolled up and slather on red lipstick and heavy liner, that look just always isn’t appropriate.  Yet sometimes we want to still look presentable, so we’re stuck with a a dilemma… how do you look good without looking like you went overboard?  I have outlined the major steps to getting a natural look with makeup.

1. Clean face thoroughly.

2. Apply moisturizer (only a small amount).

3. Apply concealer to blemishes or dark circles.

4. Apply powder foundation to the oiliest parts of your face.

5. Use bronzer, blush or illuminator to add a subtle and healthy glow (I usually only stick to one).

6.  Apply a neutral shadow on your eyelid.  You can also outline your eye with a light brown eye pencil.

7.  Curl your lashes and apply mascara (For an even more natural look, use brown or clear mascara).

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The FAB Company blog reaches 6,000 hits!

Thank you xxx


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Exfoliation, at least once a week is as important as cleanse, tone and moisturise and should be part of your regular regime.


Why you should exfoliate!

Whilst twice daily cleansing is beneficial, either using a cleansing milk, foam or balm, exfoliating twice a week will give a deeper cleanse and uncover the glow beneath.

Dead skin cells can build up, as the skin renews itself every 28 days when we are younger, however this can increase to 55 days when we are over 50. Regular exfoliation, helps speed up the process so the new plumper cells are revealed, making skin look more youthful and it allows absorption of serums and moisturisers more easily.

Exfoliation can help keep pores from becoming blocked and leave skin with a refreshed and clean feeling. Clogged pores can result in blackheads and breakouts. Furthermore, when pores are clogged, they appear larger. So, if you’re worried about the size of your pores, although you can’t reduce their actual size, you can help diminish their appearance by keeping them super clean and clear.

Remember to exfoliate the body, as well as the face. Pay particular attention to knees, heels, elbows and the back of the upper arms!

If you don’t exfoliate already then start with something gentle and reveal your new skin. You will glow!

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I realised lately that I am living life like I’m running out of time. In a way we all are, as the inevitable will happen to all of us. What is more evident however, as you get older, that time limit gets shorter.

It made me take stock and think, are we enjoying each experience that life gives us or are we living it at such speed that we don’t appreciate it. My conclusion; it’s a bit of both.


Here are some tips to help us do this:

1. Learn to say no and do less. Choose your tasks carefully and only do what you can and enjoy.

2. Switch off your mobiles, blackberry etc. this maybe the hardest, so just start with a couple of hours a day or put it on silent.

3. Be in the moment…listen to what people are saying, take in your surroundings, listen to the birds singing, blue sky, green grass and stop thinking about what you need to be doing. Find pleasure in the nature around us and the people we meet.

4. Drive or walk at a slower pace, this will take some effort but will be worth it.

5. Finally, breathe! When you are rushing around, feeling stressed, take a moment to breathe deeply. Fill your lungs and enjoy the fresh air. It will calm you down ready for the task at hand.

Hope tis helps you to take the time to enjoy the weekend!

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Beige No More


Too daring for me but stunning nonetheless!

Originally posted on It's Complicated:

Yeah, right…
Not the one to ask what restaurant to go to, there will be long pauses of nothing and I usually end up anywhere, and thank you quite fine with that. Decisions are not my thing in my personal life, I am still learning. I do not even do mani/pedis quite right…always going with the same basic color, or lack of…even on my toes, which no one sees I go with the basic variety of bland.

Just bland, but bland I am not…it is the willing to take chances and take a stand in my own personal life that I have difficulty in. I can make a major decision anywhere else…but in restaurants, nail salons or even as noted recently my real desire to stick with a workout that is me and not everyone else…sigh, and truly another topic.

Until two weeks ago, I made a breakthrough I chose…

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Geisha Beauty Video!


Interesting to see different cultural approaches!

Originally posted on CT Esthetic:

Click Here for a great video on Yahoo about the Extreme Beauty Routine of Geishas.

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Soft kissable lips for Valentine’s

Prep your lips and get ready to pucker with Omorovicza’s Perfecting Lip Balm!

Lips will become soft, luscious and plumped. I always have mine in my purse, never leave home without it!


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Dior My Lady Blush 002 Soft Coral



What a stunning blusher! Great for a Valentine’s date!

Originally posted on silverkis' world:

For Spring 2014, Dior’s Trianon collection (first reviewed here ) has an extended Dior in Bloom Kingdom of Colors Collection , which is exclusive to Japan.  Kingdom of Colors consists of a few limited edition items, but in my opinion, the star of the show is the exclusive Dior My Lady Blush !

Dior My Lady Blush 2nd look

There are 2 renditions of the Dior My Lady Blush – 002 Soft Coral as I have here, and 003 Pink (which looks really girlie-marshmallow pink).  Based on press images available online, I have expected 002 Soft Coral to be, well… more coral.  However, it is actually a medium neutral pink (if you look hard enough perhaps some tinges of peach emerges).  It is embossed with Dior’s iconic Cannage interlaced-woven design, in 3 varying hues.  Look how pretty!

Dior My Lady Blush closeup

The blush itself comes in a hefty shiny silver case protected by the standard black velvet sleeve.  There…

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Hyaluronic Acid – the anti-ageing miracle!


Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally present in the human body. It is found in the highest concentrations in fluids in the eyes and joints.

Hyaluronic acid, or sodium hyaluronate as it’s also known, has also become a serious skincare staple. It’s the body’s own hydrating molecule, able to absorb up to 1000 times its own weight in water and responsible for keeping our skin plump, smooth and supple. Sadly, our natural levels deplete as we age, so it is important to replenish when we can, using skin creams and/or supplements.

It is sometimes known as ‘the Fountain of Youth’ and many claim it helps keep the skin plumped and smoothes out wrinkles. I know my skin feels and looks more youthful when I use products that contain hyaluronic acid, such as Omorovicza Instant Plumping Cream or Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair.

People take hyaluronic acid for various joint disorders, including osteoarthritis. It can be taken by mouth or injected into the affected joint by a healthcare professional.

The FDA has approved the use of hyaluronic acid during certain eye surgeries including cataract removal, corneal transplantation, and repair of a detached retina and other eye injuries. It is injected into the eye during the procedure to help replace natural fluids.

Hyaluronic acid is also used as a lip filler in plastic surgery.

Some people apply hyaluronic acid to the skin for healing wounds, burns, skin ulcers, and as a moisturizer.

How does it work?
Hyaluronic acid works by acting as a cushion and lubricant in the joints and other tissues. In addition, it might affect the way the body responds to injury.

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