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Red Square have gone Digital

Hiya Poutlings <33

RED SQUARE

Red Square – famously part of the Edgars group has finally launched an online store where you can get some of your favourite beauty and perfume brands online! They have also stated that they will offer a “free” sampling programme, simply put that when you order online you can choose three sample items to try, at no additional cost. It sounds very Rubybox-esque but it sounds good to me.

Red Square have also taken into account that we, beauty bloggers as a whole are quite loud and proud about our purchases and that we want to share our product experience and knowledge with people on the web, be it via social media, blogging or review sites, and have catered for this on their website providing the opportunity for the consumers to post comments, make recommendations or even give advice about the products on offer in order to strive for consumers to make more informed choices….

The goodies you buy from Red Square can also be gift wrapped with a personalised message on the card…. this sounds like it could be an absolute save for last minute birthday or anniversary presents for the men out there 😉 Look out for perfume-presents, ladies!

Orders over R350 have free delivery, any order under that amount would be subject to an additional R45 on your purchase price. Payments can be made via credit card, or any Edgars or Jet account. HELLO 6 MONTHS INTEREST FREE CREDIT.

I’m really loving the fact that they have finally launched in the correct direction, local South African online stores will most definitely soar over the next few years but I am suprised that they did not think to do this previously…. The website on a whole, is a bit boring for a company with such an established brand however it is still early days and they may actually liven it up a bit.

It however amazing that we can now shop these amazing brands online without having to pay for parking. The brands on offer include (the links are to our previous articles on the brand/person): Antonio Banderas, Avril Lavigne, Azzaro, Beautique, Britney Spears, Burberry, Bvlgari, Cacharel, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Chloe, Christina Aguilera, CK One Color, Clarins, Davidoff, Diesel, Dolce & Gabana, Dunhill, Elie Saab, Elizabeth Arden, Elizabeth Taylor, Escada, Estee Lauder, Ferrari, Filorga, Giorgio Armani, Gosh, Gucci, Hugo Boss, I Love…, Imedeen, Issey Miyake, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Choo, Joop!, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, L’Oreal Paris, Lacoste, Lancome, Lanvin, Madonna, Marc Jacobs, Montblanc, Nails Inc., Narciso Rodriguez, Nine West, Paco Rabanne, Placecol, Puma, Quorum, Ralph Lauren, Revlon, Rihanna, Roberto Cavalli, Shakira, Swarovski, Taylor Swift, Ted Lapidus, Thierry Mugler, Trind, Usher, Valentino, Van Cleef & Arpels, Versace, Viktor & Rolf and last but not least Yves Saint Laurent.

I’ll be sure to let you know about any of my purchase experiences from Red Square and how the service is versus the service in the actual shops! Last time I visited Johannesburg, I had superb service at the Sandton City store!

Are you going to check out Red Square online?

Be sure to let me know your experiences, if they are before mine!

x missfitz

P.S. Be sure to check whether or not your chosen brand is cruelty free or not as I do note that some of the above mentioned companies are in fact still not cruelty free!!!

Disclaimer: I am no way affiliated with the above mentioned brand/company or have been paid to post this review.

The SA Digital Diva: Online & Beauty Habits of Women – An infographic by the team at Red Square

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A SURVEY SAYS: If you Bought Leather Pants, You Regret it

Poutlings!

Some trends infect the fashion world like a disease and it’s only a matter of time before you catch the bug. One of those trends last year was leather pants and surveys say that they are the trend you most regret buying into.

Lambrini, conducted a survey of 2,000 women surrounding trends they most regret purchasing. With a 46% REGRET FACTOR, leather pants topped the charts as the “most regrettable purchase“.

As sexy as people perceive leather can be, the material can be very unforgiving and expensive to purchase, making its number one position logical. Following leather pants, is an interesting contender, shell suits. While no one we know of has ever bought a “shell suit” that is under the age of 40… An lastly rounding out the top three is a deliciously tacky trend of velour tracksuits.

Check out what other trends of Christmas past still haunt your memories today. How many of these have you bought into? A lady never reals her past fashion fax-pas, but your closet will surely not lie.

LEATHER PANTS

HILLARY DUFF in LEATHER PANTS

SHELL SUITS

VELOUR TRACKSUITS

FLOURESCENT OUTFITS

NICOLE RICHIE in a FLOURENCENT OUTFIT

SEE-THROUGH TOPS

RIHANNA in a SEE THROUGH TOP

BUM BAGS

CROP TOPS/ BELLY TOPS

PUFFY JACKETS

DEBRA MESSING in PUFFY JACKET

CROCS

THIGH-HIGHBOOTS

HOT PANTS

CLOGS

CLOGS… by CHANEL

MINI SKIRTS

FLARED PANTS

PONCHOS

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THE BLACK ISSUE : Pioneering Models of Colour

Hellooo Poutlings!

With living in South Africa, the racism card likes to be used often, because of our troubled past. Unfortunately, I do not believe this will ever go away, but what people do not realise is that it is not only South Africa that has overcome problems when it comes to racism.

Enter, the modeling industry. Diversity has never been the modeling industry’s strong card, as highlighted by Vogue Italia’s groundbreaking “Black Issue” from 2008. What was so groundbreaking was the fact that it happened at all – an international fashion magazine drawing attention to racism in its own industry.

With this in mind, I’d like to point out that before this publication, “The Black Issue“, there was a massive movement of women of colour fighting for their rights to be in the fashion industry, here are some of my favourites highlighting their stides on and off the runway.

PRINCESS ELIZABETH OF TORO – 1936

The daughter of the King of Toro, one of the four tribes that originally ruled Uganda, Elizabeth was the third black women to ever attend Cambridge University and Uganda’s first female lawyer. When England’s Princess Margaret invited her to model in a charity fashion show, Elizabeth’s modeling career took off and she graced the pages of Vogue and the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in 1969. She later moved to New York where she modeled for the legendary Irving Penn.

NAOMI SIMS – 1948 – 2009

Before there was Naomi, there was Naomi. The first black supermodel, Naomi Sims worked overtime to break into what is still a largely racist industry. Naomi officially made it when she appeared in a US national AT&T commercial, the cover of Ladies’ Home Journal and the cover of Life All in 1968.

IMAN – 1955

With her long, graceful neck and statuesque beauty, Iman looks like she was actually plucked out of a Somalian village and thrown on a runway, but in reality she was discovered by photographer Peter Beard while she was studying political science in Nairobi. Upon coming to New York in 1975, however, she happily played along with the myth that Beard had discovered her as “a teen tribeswomen tending 500 cattle and sheep in a Kenyan game preserve”. What followed is one of the greatest careers in modern fashion history : a muse for Yves Saint Laurent, Issey Miyake and Calvin Klein, an entrepreneur and the one women to tame David Bowie.

MOUNIA

Mounia was Yves Saint Laurent’s first black muse and his favourite model. She was also the first black model he used in his haute couture shows. Mounia rose to prominence following YSL’s classic Porgy & Bess show, which he designed around her and led to covers of WWD and French Elle.

DONYALE LUNA 1945 – 1979

Pegg Ann Freeman escaped the slums of Detroit, USA, for the glitz and glamour of NYC. Here as Donyale Luna, she was was exotic and intriguing whereas in Detroit she “wasn’t considered beautiful or anything.” At 6’1″ with her already striking features and ultramarine contacts, she was in high demand, becoming the first black women to cover British Vogue in 1996. Donyale lived like, partied like and dated rock stars only to eventually die like one when she overdosed in 1979.

BEVERLY JOHNSON 1952

Bev Johnson’s name will go down in history as the first black women on the cover of US Vogue in 1974, a watershed moment for models of all diversities. Bev logged over 500 covers in her career before embarking on a mildly successful acting career and starting her own line of wigs.

BILLIE BLAIR – 1946

A former nursing student from Michigan, Billie became “New York’s newest superstar model” and the “standard of female beauty” after setting Paris ablaze as one of the stars of the Battle of Versailles in 1973. She commanded $400 a day – years before Linda Evangelista wouldn’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 – though still making her one of the best paid runway models at the time.

GRACE JONES – 1948

Part supermodel, part mental patient, dart disco/New Wave/dancehall queen, Grace Jones is an enigma, wrapped in a question, wrapped in a kimono. Her distinctive style and personality are a constant source of inspiration for musicians like Rihanna and Lady Gaga to magazine editorials, who find her a favourite subject in particular… is it any wonder? That type of crazy comes along once in an androgynous moon.

PAT EVANS

Black, bald and beautiful. Pat shaved her head in the 60s as a protest against the modeling industry’s obsession with straight hair. The decision proved fortuitous for Pat, leading to appearances in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and perhaps, most famously, a quartlet of album covers for The Ohio Players. In 1974, Pat threw it all away when she published a scathing article in Essence magazine attacking the industry’s racism and its discrimination effectively ending her career.

PAT CLEVELAND

Pat was discovered in the subway in 1967 by fashion illustrator Antonio who admitted that he thought she was ugly, but with his help she became a dynmic and versatile force in print and on the runway. Along with Blair, Cleveland was one of the black models that entranced the French during the Battle of Versailles.

Like Sandylashxx has mentioned before, Black Most Definately is Beautiful.

*missfitz

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NSFW : “Leaked” Nekkid Pictures…

Heya Pouters

Disclaimer: NSFW stands for NOT SAFE FOR WORK. You have been warned.

I have tried to make these pictures as user-friendly to all viewers as possible, however there may be some that are still offended by them. I take no responsibility for this, if you don’t want to read about it, DON’T.  

You know whenever feeling like a massive whore and you take tons of nekkid pictures of yourself and send them to tons of guys you only really sorta know? After which those said guys happen to have these pictures leaked on the internet… Yeah, you know what I’m talking about, right?

Well, that has happened to Snooki and Hayley Williams (kinda, she just sent it to the world) and Cassie Ventura and Rihanna and Jessica Alba and Miley Cyrus and Leighton Meester and Vanessa Hudgens and Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively and Ashleigh Greene, and millions of other celebrities and millions of other ordinary woman.

So, back to Snooki, are you suprised? I’m not. I’ve only seen a whole TWO episodes of Jersey Shore and well I’m simply suprised it hasn’t happened sooner!!

Her rep confirmed to US Weekly that the images obtained by sites like Egotastic and The Daily Mail in which Snooki is wearing some sort of bath gown left open to show off her body are indeed of the pre pregnancy Nicole Polizzi.

“Clearly these are old and personal photos that were not meant for the public, it’s a shame someone decided to leak them for obvious personal gain.”

So now, all of Snooki’s family and friends and her unborn kid and her kid’s friends will be able to see these forever, so I guess this is a proud moment for her. I didn’t add the rest because to reiterate, it’s Snooki nekkid. Use Google if you are THAT interested. I’m sure you’ll find what you’re looking for.

In news of other “leaked” pictures here is my list of WTF. That “W” is not what, simply  WHY THE FECK?

Drumroll please…

 HAYLEY WILLIAMS

Hayley Williams is the lead singer of the band Paramore. I like their music, and I must point this out that I really do like her style apart from this instance. She “accidently” posted the above picture on Twitter. My one question… How do you accidently post a picture of you with your tits hanging out? I don’t get it. What a tit… no pun intended. Ha ha.

CASSIE VENTURA

Cassie Ventura is a singer, and an actress. She is signed to P Diddy’s “Bad Boy” record label and starred in Step Up 2: The Streets… Although to me, looks like her ultimate career move would be to become a pornstar.

RIHANNA

I know that Rihanna is a troubled young woman with too much fame to fathom however her leaked pictures from Chris Brown’s collection after they broke up just cannot be blocked out to be safe for Pout Perfection, so I leave you with a picture of here smiling innocently. They are bad. That’s all.

JESSICA ALBA

Jessica Alba was the most sought after woman for years in Hollywood she was also known for years because she refused to expose any nekkid bits, which I have always commended her for… There is a big pressure for one to show more and more skin nowadays in the industry. She unfortunately let some pink bits slip out and then that picture got leaked… Poor Jessica Alba, we still ♥ you at Pout Perfection.

 LEIGHTON MEESTER

Leighton Meester is one of the lead actresses from the series Gossip Girl. She also got nailed by some dude and had a sex tape, which she managed to somehow not let it be released. However, image stills from the said sex tape are wadering around on the internet. Sounds like something from the plot of Gossip Girl. xoxo.

MILEY CYRUS

Miley Cyrus may be one of the most forgotton celebrities with leaked photos scandals, so, I had to include her on this list, I’ve included her on this list. There has been more than one instance of leaked photos from little Miley, and many speculations that is it infact her in the pictures. These have been proved to be her. Silly old Miley, its not like you’re famous or anything… and no, we cannot say that your alter ego Hannah Montanna made you do it!

VANESSA HUDGENS

Vanessa HudgensHigh School Musical star, eish wena. She’s had 2 sets of leaked nekkid pictures on the internet and luckily for her she had a group of massive lawyers to remove the pictures as quickly as possible, unfortunately, once the pictures are on the internet, they are there forever and ever.  I must point out, whatever skirt/scarf thing she is wearing around her waist is pretty, but I’m not a big fan of BOOBIES in your face, so maybe next time she should try cover up some more…

SCARLETT JOHANSSON

WHOOPS! Scarlett you shouldn’t be showing your face if you don’t want to be recognised…. publicity stunt maybe? Which she later came out saying it was private, blah blah blah, we’ve heard it a million times, we will be sure to hear it again again from many other people.

BLAKE LIVELY

Blake Lively is well known also from Gossip Girl but has been in multiple movies throughout the years, including the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. This picture must of been part of that movie because her pants are missing, oh wait, so is the top half of her clothing. I’m amazed in one shot she managed to get full frontal nudity going on as well as a full shot of her nekkid behind. That must of took some skill.

ASHLEIGH GREENE

Ashleigh Greene is most well known for her acting in the Twilight series, also more recently she has been in headlines for dating Joe Jonas and making his ex-girlfriend Disney Star, Demi Lovato go somewhat insane before comitting herself to a mental hospital. Her leaked images are OUT there, and this is the most least-risque one I could find so not scar any of you.

Look, you should know by now if you are a celebrity DON’T DO THIS. If you are an ordinary woman OR man… again, I reiterate, DON’T DO THIS. Unless of course you dig the attention, then by all means do so but really, no one elses dignity is on the line apart from yours. Think about it, if you have children running around one day, don’t let their friends find nekkid pictures of their mother or father. It’s not cool. Your kid will be mocked and ridiculed, and you will too (maybe not to your face), if the person you send them to sends them out or whatever nonsense excuse they give you, their computer may get hacked, their cell phone may get stolen… if they want to see it and you are willing to show it: INVITE THEM OVER  AND SHOW THEM.

NO CAMERAS ALLOWED, and in that regard most certainly NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY.

That’s all for now folks

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MAKEUP CLASS 4 – With Sandy On EYE SHAPES

Hey there!

Ready for the next Sandylashxx class?

Let’s get straight into it.

Todays “lesson” is about EYE SHAPES

The books would tell you:  The principal of emphasizing, bringing forward into prominence, and diminishing or move back with light or dark tones can be used for your advantage to improve difficult or irregularly shaped eyes.  Use of vibrant colors, tones of the shades picked and contrasting textures enable the skillful makeup artist to correct or deflect interest from the eye’s fault.

The profile and frontal view of the eyes should always be considered and difficult eyes not seen as a fault, rather as a  challenge to present to their best advantage.

Eyes may be emphasized, enlarged and opened with ivory colored highlighters for evening or fashion effects, and with white shader for photographic work.

SEVERAL FORMS OF EYESHADOW

  • CREAM, OIL BASED – It spreads easily and blends well, but it needs to be set with a powder.
  • POWDER – Compressed powder with added moisturizer providing a ‘cling’.  It’s staying power is good, but it may feel tight on very dry skin.
  • WATER COLORS – A cake eyeshadow applied with a wet brush to give long-lasting finish, with depth of color stronger than that of powder.
  • CRAYONS AND PENCILS – Soft wax pencils which are easy to apply without dragging the skin, but needs to be blended very well.

THERE ARE 8 DIFFERENT EYE SHAPES.

1) DEEP SET EYES

The eyes may be brought forward with a pale or pearl color, blended in an oval around the upper and lower lids.  The overhanging brow bone should be shaded as a fine line spreading to wing along the crease.  The arch of the brow can be emphasized with a white or cream-colored pearl shadow, also repeated in the center of the lid.  Usually no eyeliner is needed, but a fine pointed upper and lower false lashes may be applied for increased definition on a younger client.

2)  ROUNDED EYES

The entire upper lid may be highlighted with a pale tone.  In a full lid socket emphasis may be softly applied to form a sweeping curve, echoing the brow line.  A fine dark line, or more brightly colored shadow line can be applied close to the lashes.  The arched line of the brow can be accentuated with a pearl white or ivory toned highlighter.  A medium tone of the general shade may be applied at the outer corner to lengthen the eye shape and give an attractive profile appearance.

3)  SMALL EYES

Color the entire lid with a bright but soft tone to enlarge the eye area.  Accentuate the center lid area with a more definite and slightly contrasting shade, blending in to give fullness to the lid.  Echo the brow line with a soft sweep of color in a deeper but harmonizing shade.  The outer lashes may be emphasized with mascara and for the younger client, false lashes may be applied to the outer corner.

4)  ORIENTAL EYES

Commonly found with Asian women.  Try to create the illusion of a natural eye.  Highlighter under the brow bone.  Shade of color used in the area to create a ‘crease’.  Medium color directly placed on the lid closer to the lashes.  Eyeliner may be applied extending outwards to create the effect of a larger eye.

5)  ALMOND SHAPED EYES

Known as the perfect eye shape.  Its top to bottom in proportion.  Eyeliner can be used in any way.  If you have smaller almond-shaped eyes then use lighter frosted colors.  If you have larger almond eyes, you can use dark, matt colors.

6)  OVERHANGING LIDS

The inner corner may be highlighted with a soft light color which can be repeated under the lower lashes.  The overhanging lid area can be subtly shaded to diminish its prominence with a matt textured, deeper toned shadow.  The under brow area may be highlighted to deflect interest from the overhanging lid.  A stronger line of the color close to the roots of the lashes may be applied, adding vitality and definition to the eyes.  Lashes may be emphasized with mascara to form a natural appearance.

7)  CLOSE SET EYES

The entire orbital cavity area (eye socket) should be brought forward with a pale colored, soft textured shadow in a slightly oval shape.  A winging sweep of a slightly darker shadow may be applied commencing as a fine line, broadening into a wider curve.  Under the brow area it may be highlighted with a bright iridescent shadow to give a contrast of textures.  The sweeping brow line can be reinforced with fine, long individual false lashes applied to the outer quarter of the lash line.

8)  PROMINENT OR HEAVY LIDDED EYES

A sombre but rich shade of shadow should be applied to the upper lid to diminish the prominence of the eye.  The shape of the eye may be redefined by illuminating the brow bone in the area to deflect interest from the protruding lids.  This color may be reflected under the lower lashes, depending on the overall fulness of the eye in profile.  Natural lash emphasis is sufficient definition as over heavy or curled lashes increase the rounded and prominent appearance of the eye.

STRUGGLING WITH PUFFY EYES?  

BAGS is caused by puffy tissue.  It may be disguised by using a lighter shade of foundation in the crease.  A darker shade of the foundation should be applied to the puffy area to diminish their size.

DARK CIRCLES UNDER THE EYES?

These may be successfully disguised by using a white/orange concealer cream.  Apply sparingly over the darker areas.

DON’T GET CONFUSED BETWEEN THE TWO.  Dark circles under the eyes are very obvious.  You may have a combination of both.  Practice and see what method works best for you.

COLORS SUITED FOR ALL EYE COLORS AND SHAPES

Grey, taupe and browns.  These are great basic shades to work with no matter what your eye color is.  One exception to using browns would be for a more mature woman with grey hair.  Softer tones of blues, pale grey and lavender is much more flattering in this instance.  Black eyeshadow can be one of your most versatile colors depending upon the application technique employed.  Don’t just think of black as just stark black, it can be used alone to create a soft smokey effect or to achieve stronger definition.  It can be used under any other shade where a deeper tone is desired.  *tip*  Use orange/red eyeshadow to blend out black.

IRIDESCENT DUSTS (fine, loose powder) 

Used in conjunction with flat/matt shadows, can achieve various degrees of pearlized effects.  To active extra pearly or for softening and changing color tones, used with any of the eyeshadows, including the cream based ones.  Iridescent dusts are also effective for highlighting the eyes or other areas of the face, in addiction to mixing well with blushers and lipsticks when an iridescent glow is desired.

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Here are some *visual tips and ideas* on eye makeup techniques…

Hope this helped you in one way or another.  Remember to look at the other ‘CLASSES’:

makeup class 3 facial shapes

makeup class 2 foundation & skin

makeup class 1 application, foundation, concealers

MuchLuv♥

Sandylashxx

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