August282014

Spring Trends

Spring is the season of new beginnings, which makes it the perfect time to update your makeup regime. Look and feel gorgeous with these lip, cheek and eye trends!

Nude Hues

Creamy gloss lipsticks and matte shades with hints of peach, pink and brown will flatter all skin tones. Go to one of your local makeup counters and ask for guidance about which colour will be best suited for you. A matching lip liner is also another wise purchase. MustHaveMakeup-1-2425027-lg Bold Metallics

Switch up your smokey eye on a night out with a touch of metallic shadow. Place a silver or gold eye shadow on the middle of your lid to create a signature look. Adding a shimmer highlight to the inner corners of your eyes creates a bright, open, and youthful appearance, perfect for day or night.

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Achieve catwalk like radiance with a faux glow. Mix a highlighter into your foundation and complete with a pale pink blush. When applying highlighter, place it under the eyes, on the middle of your forehead and chin. These will be the areas of your face where you will want to draw attention to. MustHaveMakeup-3-15208462-lg Spring Hair

Banish bad hair days by perfecting low ponytails, tousled bobs and beautiful waves. Face-framing layers are the quickest way to add volume and movement to any style. Known for its versatility, a chin-skimming bob is one of the most flattering styles around. If you are looking to change your hair colour, opt for a rich brown or copper dye with face-framing highlights. Whether your hair is wavy, sleek or straight, these colours will look phenomenal and enhance your overall image.

Spring Styles

Which spring beauty trends will you follow?

August212014

One Sangria recipe you have to try!

If you haven’t already heard, Angela Stone Wine has been gathering a great response!

Renowned reviewer Bob Campbell has placed our Chardonnay is his list of New Zealand’s Top 12 Chardonnays. Raymond Chan awarded the complete range an impressive 4.5/5 Stars, Wine State Magazine and Wine orbit have also given the wine notable reviews.

To celebrate I will be sharing with you one delicious recipe! Here is how you can make your very own Citrus Berry Sangria:

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Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of Angela Stone’s Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1.5 cups of fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 freshly squeezed lemon (add zest to brighten flavours even more)
  • 1 thinly sliced lemon (as much for eye appeal as flavour)
  • 1-2 shots of lemon liqueur (aka Limoncello)
  • 1/2 cup of lemonade (or pink lemonade Crystal Light)

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Instructions
  • Pour the wine in a large pitcher and mix in the fresh lemon juice, zest, and slices.Add lemon liquer and lemonade.
  • Reserve the raspberries and add them into the pitcher right before serving to keep their shape.
  • Fill glasses with ice, garnish with lemon slices, pour Raspberry Lemoncello sangria and serve immediately. Enjoy!
  • Serve chilled, over ice and enjoy!

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It’s just that easy, and so tasty!

August182014

Latitude Magazine Aug/Sept 2014

Fashion Styling

August142014

20 Genius Style Tips and Tricks

Need ideas for fixing damaged and stained clothing?

Over the years I have accumulated quite the list of useful fashion tricks. This article will give you a few ideas that are guaranteed to make your life easier!

1. When you are not wearing your favourite shoes, place socks in each pair to maintain their shape. 2. Use accessories to turn a plain ensemble into a statement outfit. 3. When it comes to combating odour, use baking soda, as it is the best deodoriser around. hbz-cosmo-hacks-armpitstains-lg 4. If any of your white garments start to loose their colour, spritz with lemon juice prior to washing! 5. Are you looking to add a bit of height? Wear nude coloured pumps to make your legs appear longer. 6. Keep a lavender sachet (Or any other scented sachet) in your draws so that your garments always have a fresh scent. 0a34abee3c5feac97968335c655d4bea 7. When no one is around to help you with the zipper on the back of your dress, add a long ribbon or shoelace through the hole and pull the ribbon over your shoulder. 8. Make sure you replace your everyday bras every three to six months, as they will loose their elasticity. 9. Fix foundations stains with shaving cream; add to the stain before washing. hbz-cosmo-hacks-shavingcream-lg 10. Break in a new pair of boots with hot air from your blow dryer. 11. Never rub a stain, as this will only deepen it. Instead you should blot it. 12. Hair spray will help to remove any lipstick stain off your clothes. hbz-cosmo-hacks-lipstick-md 13. Use shampoo for oily hair to remove grease stains from your garments. 14. Remove scratches on leather with a tiny bit of moisturiser. 15. Wrap rubber bands on hangers to prevent your clothes from slipping. 16. Stop runs in your tights with clear nail polish of hairspray. hbz-cosmo-hacks-nrm-1406653148-7h1a7565-md 17. V-neck sweaters and tops will add length and height to a short torso. 18. Erase any underarm stains with lemon juice and baking soda. Scrub out the stains with a mix of lemon juice and water. If that doesn’t work try rubbing a paste of baking soda and water on the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes, rinse and then place in the wash. 19. If your sunglasses are loose and you don’t have a screwdriver handy, add a small bit of clear nail polish over the hinge to tighten it temporarily. hbz-cosmo-hacks-sunglassesnailpolish-lg20. If you are having trouble with a stuck zipper, add a bit of Vaseline to help it unzip smoothly. hbz-cosmo-hacks-nrm-1406653240-125-lg

What are your favourite fashion tips and tricks?