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Oh, that’s a nice dress… It only cost 48 MILLION RAND… I’ll take two!

Hiya Poutlings

There’s a long time trend of creating mega-expensive things like gold and diamond nail polishes, jewellery topped cupcakes, and whatnot. Well, the most expensive dress costs  ₤3.5 million, roughly R48 million, yes, you read that right, R48,000,000, it weighs 13 kilograms since it’s embellished with twenty five two carat black diamonds plus twenty five more on the shurg.

The dress is designed by Debbie Wingham, a self-taught designer from Britain whose dresses have worn such celebrities as Kate Winslet, Dita Von Teese, Hilary Swank and others.

The floor length gown features black diamond encrushed peplum and a shoulder shrug as well as the “fine beading and delicate pointer white diamonds set in white gold iwth a very fine chain mail detail“. Debbie Wingham’s collection of diamond dresses was showcased at the Billionaires Club, in Monte Carlo, The Fairmont Grand Hotel Kiev, Ukraine and Russia.

For her future design plans Debbie Wingham is going to do a Diamond Cut Jeans collection with limited edition of just 750 black diamond cut jeans and 1500 white diamond cut jeans.

The next showcases of her work will take place in Dubai, Switzerland, Mumbai and the USA.

Black diamonds seem to be a thing lately. The black diamond nail polish from Azature with a $250,000 price tag contains 267 carat ground black diamonds, the one Kelly Osbourne wore to the 2012 Emmys.

What do you think about the black diamond dress?

I believe people clearly have more money than sense. No one can doubt that Debbie Wingham’s creations are beautiful, but when was the last time you saw someone wearing a dress that could quite happily feed, clothe, educate a third world country?

I know we all at some stage may have splurged bought items when we’re shopping that we KNEW were too expensive, but really, this is a whole other level.

*missfitzz

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A MILLION RAND MANICURE

Hiya Poutlings

Nail art has been around for a long while, but only in the past year or so has it evolved into something you were more likely to see on your cool artsy friend into a ubiquitous trend spotted on everyone from Zooey Deschanel to Beyonce.

…on the off chance you have $250,000 (roughly R1,750,000.00 – 1 million, 750 thousand SOUTH AFRICAN RANDS) you’re looking to be really careless with, and you’ve already ruled out eating it, snorting things with it and donating it to the poor, why not make like Kelly Osbourne at the Emmy’s and cash in on the Azature black diamond manicure.

Kelly Osbourne’s Nails @ The Emmys

Ladies and gentlemen of the interwebs, meet the most expensive nail polish in the world: Azature’s Black Diamond. The shimmery black formula contains 267 carats of crushed diamonds, and one bottle will cost you $250,000. The other day, I spent R200 on some Essie nail polishes and I felt a little guilty and self indulgent, so I don’t even know how to comprehend the fact that this exists.

Can you imagine, everytime you chipped your manicure on your keyboard, you’d be losing about $1,000. Talk about stressful.

What, why are you reading this blog post in that tone of voice. It is a completely reasonable and responsible way to spend your money, right?

To Kelly Osbourne’s credit, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that she, being a Joan-Rivers-approved-television-personality and Famous Person, got her Black Diamond manicure for free, it is still completely and utterly fucking ridiculous. There, I said it. Now I’m more optimistic about celebrity nail news.

Apparently, Azature is designing to sell to a department store version for $25, but I think I’ll just DIY my own by shredding up some R200 notes and mixing them into a bottle of Essie and then to proceed to cry myself to sleep…You know, it is a sick, sad, world we live in, especially with $250,000 manicures and all.

 **missfitzz

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LFW: saying “Fabulous” In a British Accent

Hiya Poutlings

Hope you’re all doing faaaabulous!! Anyway, anyone been keeping up with London Fashion week? Well, I have, but very briefly.

Who are the front row fame ho’s at this Fashion Week? Well, its certainly not lived up to the celebrity drenched hub that is NYC.

Even New York this year wasn’t up to it’s usual star-spotting standard. This year was just dull in having couples who add up to one mega star between the two of them, I mean Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas or even Kim Krapdashian and Kanye West *vomit* I’d much rather have a Gwen Stafani or a Tilda Swinton over those couples, you know, people who really are known and matter substantially more? Yes. Those!

London, on the other hand has been even more disappointing. A group of “It” fashionaista models, Laura Bauley, Poppy Delevigne, bloggers and self-affected children, Alexa Chung, Kelly Osbourne, Pixie Geldof… oh and of course, Lady Gaga jumping up and down looking for attention, again… a bit like an annoying little dog, but worse.

The highlights of the lowlights so far:

At Henry Holland, Alexa Chung tells the other spiffingly fabulous fashion twigs how she doesn’t even know why anyone is interested in her.

Kelly Osbourne interrupts and offers advice on how to wear sunglasses and speak in two accents at once. And say “all fashion” all the time on TV.

At Burberry, Anna Wintour having a old girls meet ‘n greet with photographer Mario Testino. She actually looks her age in this snake print suit from the cruise ship boutique.

Dita Von Teese starts an impromptu outdoor burlesque by sexily dropping her umbrella then remembers she’s wearing corseting that renders her incapable of even scratching her head and waitis a knight in a shining retro tuxedo to save her.

Who ever the hell Tali Lennox is (I guess by the name she is Annie’s kid – maybe!), I like her Burberry Prorsum swag.

Who ever the hell this chick is needs to go back to her struggling artists loft and brush her hair…

Samantha Cameron wonders why she can’t sit with a bitchy fashion blogger or a child of celebrity.

Child of American music royalty, Daisy Lowe shows no sign of her step mother, Gwen Stefani’s style, grace or genuine rock ‘n roll attitude.

14 year old Marc Jacobs’ muse Elle Fanning shows up to Topshop Unique straight from school… Aaah, does it make you miss how glamourous school uniform can be? hahha. NAAT.

Olivia Palermo does it up proper fashion, like also at Unique. She has an uncanny ability to make you want to buy clothes that will make you look like you are wearing a black plastic bin bag.

…well that’s all for now folks.

**missfitzz

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MAKEUP CLASS 3 – FACIAL SHAPES With Sandylash

And we’re back….

Right, so today we are talking facial shapes.

As a makeup artist, we have to assess our clients facial shape.  See what we have to shade and highlight.  We all have features on our face which we would like to camouflage and/or highlight.  For instance, I have an oblong face.  I basically look like a giraffe.  But I’m ok with it, God made them too.. hehe.. I use shading and highlighting techniques to enhance my features I like most, and hide the parts I don’t like so much.

There are 7 basic facial shapes.  Just remember, people are unique.  Sometimes one person can have ‘parts’ of different facial shapes all in one.  So don’t be worried if you can’t figure out which one you are at first.  You might be a special combo!

1)  SQUARE

The forehead and jaw are generally the same width with the sides being quite angular.

Shade the ‘corners’ of the face with a darker shade of foundation/blusher/bronzer

Arch the eyebrows

Lighten the centre of the forehead and chin.  This centers the eye towards the middle of your face instead of paying too much attention on your “harsh” corners.

2)  ROUND

The round face has signs of full cheeks, rounded jaw and often a round hairline.

Shade the sides of the forehead, temples and the sides of the face with a darker foundation/blusher/bronzer.

Lighten the “apples” of the cheeks, but be sure to avoid the shaded section when applying the blusher on the apples.

Place the blusher in a triangle on the cheeks to level out the eyes.

Arch the eyebrows, and shorten their length.

3)  RECTANGULAR/OBLONG

Prominent features will be at the corners of the forehead and jaw line.

It’s pretty much a looooong version of the square face.

Shade around the hairline and the angles of the jaw.

Shade the chin if it’s the more prominent part or the forehead if it is larger.  If you’re me, both!

Place the blusher under the outer corners of the eyes and out to the hairline.

Shape fine long eyebrows.  This adds ‘sections’ to the face so it won’t be seen as one long surface.

4)  DIAMOND

The forehead and chin are narrow and the cheek bones are wide.

Shade the sides of the face with a darker foundation/blusher/bronzer.

Lighten the temples and angles of the jaw.

Arch the eyebrows.

5)  TRIANGULAR/ PEAR SHAPED FACE

The forehead is narrow and the jaw line is wider than the cheekbones.

Shade the full jaw line starting at the bottom of the ears where the chin begins.

Highlight the narrow sides of the forehead including the temples.

6)  HEART SHAPED

Also referred to as the inverted triangle.  The forehead is wide and the cheekbones are prominent.  The jaw and chin are narrow.

Shade across the wide sides of the forehead and the angles of the jaw.

Lighten the sides of the face and chin.

Place blusher low on the cheeks and sweep upwards.

Shape fine, long eyebrows and gently arch them.  Eyebrows shouldn’t have too much of an arch effect as the facial shape provides enough dimensions.

7)  OVAL

The classic, perfectly proportioned face is balanced both horizontally and vertically.  The shape is known as the cream of the crop.  The best of all facial shapes.  Aren’t’ you just lucky?

You don’t need to hide anything.  You’ve got the perfect face.

Just a little highlighting here and there and voila.  Babe of note!

APPLICATION DO’S AND DONT’S

Do’s:  

  • Use clean sterilized brushes for applying contour cosmetics.
  • Apply powder with a soft, rounded brush.
  • Flat, square ended brushes often produce demarcation lines, which is difficult to blend in with the surrounding makeup.
  • Tap excess blusher off the brush onto a tissue before applying it to the face.
Dont’s
  • Touching your clients face too much during the makeup application.
  • Have a build up of the eye shadows, blushers, powders etc on your applicators.  This distorts the true color due to interference of old makeup on your brushes.
  • Leave your tray, lipsticks, brushes etc on your clients lap.
  • Allow her to hold her own makeup, e.g. mascara or brushes.
FACE POWDERS
This invisible veil gives and overall velvety soft appearance to the skin and helps prevent that shiny build up.  (Usually noticeable down the center T-zone area of the face)
A loose colourless powder with a fine translucent texture should be used for best results.
The colorless powder does not change the color of the foundation or blusher and can be used on any skin.
APPLICATION
Using a powder brush is the only effective method of powder application.
A puff holds too much powder to be effective and a cotton ball has the tendency to leave fine threads of fuss behind.
To apply, pick up a small amounts of powder each time.  Shake before brushing onto the face.
Starting at the forehead, brushing with light downward strokes over the face, covering the eyes and lips (optional).
Avoid powder build-up particularly in the eye area, as this will emphasize the tiny lines that form around the outer eye.
Too much powder will also exaggerate creepiness on more mature skin.  If the powder  is visible then too much has been applied or the skin has not been moisturized properly.
POWDER WHICH HAS BEEN APPLIED PROPERLY WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING:
Smooth finished soft look
Reduction of shine caused by sebum
It won’t look dull and lifeless
Always applied over foundation
Transparent
And not have a clogged appearance

WHY HIGHLIGHT AND SHADE???

Well, I’m sure some people wonder what the point of highlighting and shading is…
Well, a darker and more matte tone “hides” a surface.
A shiny surface gives off the appearance that an object is closer than it may be.
For instance, when you in a small room, you would paint it a light color to give off the effect of space.
If you have a high ceiling in a room, you will most likely paint the ceiling a darker shade to bring the room in, giving it a more cozy effect.
The principles of paint in interior decorating pretty much works the same when it comes to makeup.
Shine/highlighting – brings forward/makes it a more focal point.
Matte/shading – hides the space or can bring it in all together.

ULTIMATELY YOU’RE TRYING TO GIVE OFF THE ILLUSION OF AN OVAL FACE SHAPE.

So remember I told you in lesson 1 that this is what we were taught in makeup school and that I would add in my own opinion if  need be.  I agree with the corrective procedures, however practicing is key.  Finding your own makeup application style is what is important.  There are somethings you can’t change.  You can’t apply powder before foundation.  That would be silly, but some artists find it easier to first shade and highlight after foundation, yet before powder application.
Also you have to see which products you prefer using.  Some artists use foundations to highlight and shade, others use powders.  Some just use blushers.
Remember this: taking photos as you go along with a makeup application is important.  Look at the picture, that way you’ll see if the face is coming out too white on photo or too orange.  Remember eyeshadow color also usually looks different on photos taken with a flash.  It’s more complicated than what most people think.
Remember to always brush off excess powder you may have applied under the eyes to prevent eyeshadow “dusting/fall out” while you applied eyeshadow.
Hope this post helped in one way or another..
If you have any questions, pop an email.  
(if I have forgotten anything, I apologize!  My eyes are tired and its late)
Remember to look at the other makeup ‘class’ posts:
 

 MuchLuv♥

Sandylashxx

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The Bad Hairday… We All Have Them!

Hi Pouters!

In honour of Sandylashxx going to the hairdresser for the first time in 10 years.

Celebrities have access to some of the best hair stylists in the entire world, and yet they still have bad hair days.

Have a look at some of the worst bad hair days I’ve come across on the net!

It wasn't until now that we knew a supermodel as beautiful as Kate Upton could have a bad hair day.

That's one hell of a royally bad hair day, Kate!

Vertically challenged Jill Zarin has a solution for her height, pile a foot of hair on your head!

Rachel Griffiths shows the world why one should never ride in a convertible with the top down to an event.

Avril Lavigne, you're 27, not 14. You have no excuse. Whatsoever.

Cameron Diaz is blown away at how awesome her Starbucks is!

Nicki Minaj looks like a cross between Marge Simpson and candy floss

David Beckham was clearly tired of hearing how hot he is. Don't worry, nobody's saying that now, Becks

Is she trying to look like a greying grandma? Even Pink admits that her stylist ruined her hair!

Sharon Stone puts Snooki to shame with her helmet head poof.

Its rumoured Elvis is one of Alicia's biggest musical influences, well, I'm not sure about the musical part, maybe... hair influences?

Kelly lost a ton of weight, but it appears to have gone to her hair!!

Kesha always strikes me as being dirty, but I didn't know she was stupid enough to stick her finger into a plug point... I can't help but wonder what she is hiding in that mohowk!

Adrienne Bailon's hair is so side-heavy, she had to balance it out with an equally massive earring.

Remember the day Kaley Cuco played in the hay...

Anne Hathaway keeps herself safe on the red carpet with her massive helmet head.

it's Janet ... Mr. Jackson, if you're nasty.

Oh what type of post would this be without taking a stab at Jersey Shore, stop judging me, I haven't done it ages! Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino found religion ... in his hair.

Johnny Weir, you're not a ballerina, you're a figure skater.

hahahahaha.... Kellis... hahahahaha!

Let's play a game, its called... WHERE'S WHOOPI?

Splendid comb over Charles, just splendid!

This is unheard of Jennifer Anniston having a bad hair day...

Jared Leto needs to learn the rule of mohawks: do not do them.

Ahh, so this is why Lady Gaga wears so many wigs!

 

Jay Manuel really needs to find a look look. ASAP. You're no silver fox like George Clooney.

 

Cassie's hair is the perfect example of why electric razors are not suited for children.

 

Nooo! Mel B lives up to her Scary Spice nickname with this 'do. But what's a half-shaved 'do without ...

 

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