CONTOURING IS OUT, STROBING IS IN

Yes, we all have to admit it, we liked the idea of contouring. And we liked the idea of trying it so that we can look super good. We saved pictures of “how- to’s”, followed tutorials on YOUTUBE and we all we said, “I have to try it some or other time, but actually it’s impossible to do and I’ll just keep looking at these gorgeous women doing it on the internet and pretend that I’m going to try it next week.

NOW there is a new trend. A top of the notch new way to do makeup which looks way more natural, less intense and (bonus) is really easy to do.. We welcome strobing into our lives.  What is strobing, you ask? It’s a fun and interesting term for highlighting, basically. Forget everything you learned about contouring, or well, tried to learn.

This extra highlighting will give you a dewy, shimmery, glittery more youthful glow. But because “dewy” can turn into “sweaty” super-quick, here are a few tips to keep you on the right track.

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  1. Prep your skin with a hydrating moisturiser. Strobing is all about getting the perfect glow, so you’ll need to replenish dull, dry skin with a good moisturizer first. If you have naturally oily skin, use one that’s oil-free. My favourite moisturiser with a glow is Ponds Gold Radiance Day Moisturiser. With real gold micro particles. Yes, I’m addicted to this product and it’s perfect for strobing.

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Next, use a highlighter shade that best matches your skin tone. To avoid the frosted ’90s look, make sure the highlighter you’re using complements your skin tone for a subtle sheen.

For a fair skin tone: Use champagne tones.

For a light- medium skin tone: Use pink champagne tones.

For an olive skin: Use golden tones.

For a dark skin: Use terracotta tones.

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Only use the highlighter in spots that catch light: on your cheekbones, along your temples, down the bridge of your nose, below your brow bone, in the corners of your eyes and above your cupid’s bow on your mouth. This will enhance your natural features. Don’t spread the product all over your face, or else your glow will turn into a greasy mess.

If you have oily skin, skip areas like your forehead or chin, which have a little shine already. (Tip via Colleen O’Neill.) Then opt for matte bronzer, blush, or other facial products and only use a shimmery highlighter. To avoid looking like a disco ball, choose a matte formula for most of your makeup (primer, foundation, bronzer, powder etc.).

After you’ve applied the highlighter, blend it out with your fingers, a fan brush or a damp makeup sponge. To avoid blobs of product and obvious makeup lines, make sure you blend any harsh edges of highlighter so it fades into the rest of your skin.

Avoid highlighting areas on your face that have breakouts — unless you want to spotlight your blemish. Yes, there are no other rules. It’s as easy as that.

Start strobing instead of contouring to highlight your eyes, contour your mouth, enhance your cheekbones and emphasize your pout 😉

Janmare xx

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The accessory we all Envy….

While Keeping up with Kendall Jenner…we noticed she has been wearing this amazing MUST HAVE ITEM……okay maybe its more of a want than a need,but do you blame us???

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That black double buckle belt  just adds something extra, to give your outfit that statement it needs. Dating back to Coachella when Kendall first wore it. She has been rocking the monochrome trend & the gold detail on the belt just makes it look even more chic.

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But shes not the only one….

Who wore it better? Kendall or Selena?

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MinimalismforBreakfast is obsessed with this accessory, quite frankly we will be running to the shop right after this post.

 

We thought we’d share some of our favorite “belt” moments to give you that bit of styling inspiration when purchasing your own.

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A MINIMALISTIC OFFICE SPACE

Whenever I’m mad at my fiancé, when I need time to think, or when I need to create and be creative, I turn to my office. So basically I think every woman is entitled to her own office. A space which is her own, which reflects her as a woman and as the stylish, powerful person that she is or can be.

I think it is important for a person to keep creating her or himself. Sometimes you can achieve that on your own, but mainly, a certain space is needed to be yourself and to channel your inner creativity, beauty, power or to just damn relax.

A woman’s office can tell so much about her. Yes, some people don’t really mind what their office looks like because they are so busy killing it in the corporate world and climbing the ladder to success. But allow me to let you in on a little secret. Your office can help you achieve that success. It can make you feel better about yourself and yes, even if you are aiming to reach the top of that ladder, you still like pretty. You like beautiful. You like stylish and modern. And of course you need a space at work or at home which can complement your Chanel work suit, and still shout to the world who you are as a person, so no, it can’t be bland.

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It is very important to create this office space so that you can actually work, which is ergonomic, which is welcoming to other people, and yes, stylish just like the person you are.  A minimalistic design can achieve just that.

A minimalistic design is exactly what it says. Minimal. The main idea of this design is “less is more”. A clutter- free zone where you can still express your need for style and creativity. It seems that the interiors of modern office designs are following the minimalism trend to the core, with its sleek, stylish and clean look that has well-defined lines in every aspect of the office or space.  These minimalistic designs vary in shape, size and often are accentuated by unique shades, colours and patterns that give them much needed individuality. Designs showcasing the fact that inspiration is never too far away.

One of the most essential advantages of opting for the minimalist design is that it not only is easy on your eyes and looks both contemporary and classy, but it also does not demand much in the form of materials that are needed. A home office that is minimalist in style also seems to need a lot less décor as cluttering it with too much takes away from the clean and clear lines.

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Before you start creating your minimalistic space, you need to look at the room or office space as a whole. Of course this is much easier if this is a home office. Next you need to decide on a colour scheme or decorating ideas. Of course, this has to be kept to a minimal 😉 Big art works are no longer just for the art collectors, but can be perfect in a minimalistic office.

Except for one art work, clear the walls. Clear your desk, as well as your computer. Everything needs to be open and “fresh” if you will. Eliminate unnecessary work tools, yes, you don’t need your stapler, scissors, pens, calculator and cell phone all on your desk at once. Maybe just your coffee is needed.

Make sure your floors are clutter free and find a place for everything in your office. Once you used it, put it back in its place.

This environment will not only help to get your work done, but it will create a stress-free Zen zone. And yes, you can then achieve anything you want. As long as your office and personal space are clutter free and as minimalistic as possible, the world is yours ;).

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Janmare xx

That POLO Neck…..

I remember when i was little my wardrobe consisted out of 10 different color Polo Neck Sweaters…..looking at that photos i ask myself & my mother why oh why….( luckily i can use my age as an excuse )

Today the POLO Neck,Turtle Neck or Skivvy whatever you would like to call it…is a definite go to style item.

1fbb07c6aff747e01e805d5419066dbb1. Style it with that perfect pair of high rise jeans add a classic black or tan belt to give it that edge.

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2. Add that perfect coat or trench to pull off that super chic winter look.

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3. Throw it back to that vintage Polo Neck style, by adding a suede mini skirt to the mix.

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4. Luckily for us the over sized knit is quite on trend at the moment, style it with a basic leggings, jeans or midi skirt. So comfortable & easy to pull off & that basic black boots makes an powerful statement.

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5. All one Color:  #allblackeverything #allwhiteeverything the list goes on ,  I’m obsessed. This is the ultimate definition of simplicity.

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6. I’ve heard people say , they feel the Polo Neck makes them look quite “MANLY”… we say just  add that beautiful minimalist jewelry , simple as that.

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7. This one is on top of my to do list.Wear that Boyfriend collar shirt over the Polo Neck.

Even better when that polo neck is adding a pop of color .

No more nightmares about that childhood memories I have about the Polo Neck. Keeping it stylish is the aim of the game.

xxx

Michelle van Zyl

To lingo or not to lingo….

To lingo or not to lingo… this is in fact NOT actually a question most of us even consider when it comes to fashion.

It isn’t as if you’re going to ask the shop assistant or even your best friend to hand you the “bandeau” from the nearest shelf or if they have any kind of rustic gold “Minaudière” for your brother’s wedding.. right?

You probably thought being fashionable required a certain flair for style and not an extensive vocabulary, but to be true to your inner fashion self, you need to have your fashion lingo down pat. You know, just to feel good about yourself.

With a little bit of French thrown in the mix, we don’t blame you for not perfecting them sooner.

So before you put your foot in your mouth in the front row or even in the dressing room, we give you an all-inclusive fashion glossary that will help you sound like the true fashion lover you really are..

Or maybe just have a look at the words and forget about it by tomorrow. So far you’ve survived without it.

Applique

A decorative design or ornament made from one fabric and sewn on top of another fabric.

Avant Garde

A term that refers to innovative creations that push the boundaries of style. Extreme and wild. But oh so hot. Most of the time.

Bandeau

A band-shaped tube top. Boob tube if you will.

Boxy

It describes a type of silhouette that is squarish in shape and is commonly seen on jackets.

Boyfriend

No, we’re not talking about your “male companion” but about any item with a cut that could fit into a guy’s closet. The term is short for borrowed-from-the-boyfriend.

Du Jour

Something that is extremely current and ultra trendy at the moment.

Faux Pas

An embarrassing blunder and error in style judgment that should be avoided at all costs.

Haute Couture

A French term that describes clothes that are custom made or one-of-a-kind and high-fashion.

 

Je Ne Sais Quoi

It’s French for a certain something; an indefinable charming quality.

Minaudière

Pronounced me-nod-yer, it is a hard, box clutch that is a must-have fashion accessory for women to carry their essentials around in the evening.

Passè

Something that is no longer in style; a thing of the past.

Piéce de résistance

The best or most important and outstanding feature of a design.

Prêt-à-porter

It’s French for ready-to-wear and is the opposite of haute couture as it is not one-of-a-kind. You can find it off-the rack.

Sartorial

Anything relating to clothing, tailoring and dressing.

Scallops

Don’t mistake this for the seafood dish. Scallops are the pretty rounded edges on hemlines and necklines of garments.

Don’t worry if you forget half of these words by the end of this sentence, but hope you feel classy if you can throw it into some casual conversation

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xxx

Janmare Groenewald

Eyebrow game STRONG

Ladies we need to keep our eyebrows on point at all times.

Common mistakes we all make :

  • Ignoring your natural arch.
  • Matching your brow color to your hair color.
  • Over tweezing the top part of your eyebrows.
  • Laying the eyebrow make up on thick.
  • Trying to match both eyebrows perfectly ( & you end up over plucking )
  • Doing your brows first before your other make up.
  • Tweezing before a shower.

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Tips on how to do your eyebrows:

  1. Brush the eyebrows first.
  2. Use tweezer to remove that unwanted hair.
  3. Use a eyebrow pencil slightly lighter that your hair color,start shaping with the pencil.
  4. Use concealer around the brows and blend, this step will give your eyebrows some definition.
  5. Eyebrows on Fleek 🙂

Easy as that !

Inspo : Giuliana Rancic

Inspo : Giuliana Rancic

Long sleeve top
70 ZAR – newlook.com

Balmain pencil skirt
13 670 ZAR – montaignemarket.com

Aquazzura suede shoes
8 255 ZAR – lanecrawford.com

Fendi black purse
31 260 ZAR – barneys.com

Tiffany & Co. earrings
16 515 ZAR – tiffany.com

Henri Bendel swarovski crystal jewelry
1 390 ZAR – henribendel.com

Bobbi brown cosmetic
545 ZAR – barneys.com

NARS Cosmetics nude lipstick
305 ZAR – bloomingdales.com

Maybelline eyeshadow
105 ZAR – amazon.com

Burberry fragrance
1 475 ZAR – bloomingdales.com

Water proof makeup
375 ZAR – marcjacobs.com

Nail polish
175 ZAR – butterlondon.com