Full coverage foundations always remind of my early college days of smokey eyes, nude lips, and my beloved M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid – it’s definitely the Studio Fix smell and the morning ritual of slathering on the cake face. Since then, I have associated heavier coverage foundations with matte finishes that often make the drier areas of my now combination skin noticeably drier, and consequently, more dull. Lately I’ve stuck to sheerer formulas like the By Terry Sheer Expert, but every lass needs a full coverage foundation in her arsenal, aye? If you love a glow and are in the market for a kick ass full coverage foundation that delivers just that, the Shu Uemura Lightbulb foundation formulas are a winner.
While I don’t claim to be an early riser, I am a big believer of starting the day right with a nutritious breakfast and always on the lookout for new recipes to supercharge my day. Unless you’ve been avoiding clean-eating/raw/superfood movement, you might have noticed açaí smoothie bowls have certainly been flooding Pinterest and Instagram feeds. With the superberry açaí, big things do come in small packages. All the way from Brazil, these berries pack a punch – high in antioxidants, omegas 3, 6, and 9, rich in fibre and low in sugar. And top it off, they taste like wild berries and dark chocolate. Yes, it’s almost too good to be true.
Welcome to the first post of the featurette Makeup Mondays on The Timber owls – be sure to check back for beauty related posts at the start of each week! I do apologise for another lipstick-centric post. I promise it’ll be something different next week. I sometimes get bored with just one lip colour. Thankfully, there’s a solution for that! On days when I’m feeling slightly more experimental, and if the occasion is appropriate, I find multi-tonal, or ombre lips a fun way to play around with lips colours. But the application can be troublesome and it is an effort having to tote around two different lipsticks. The solution? The Two Tone Lip Bar from Korean beauty brand Laneige.
Warning, this bold lip edit is not for the faint hearted. It will soon be no secret that I love a good bold lip – when you really want to make an entrance, add a little pizazz to a simple or monochromatic outfit, or just in need of a confidence boost, there’s nothing like throwing on a statement lip to amp things up. In the next series of posts titled Go Bold or Go Home, I will be showcasing a bunch of my favourites, starting with some dark and vampy selections.
We’ve all been there, too many late nights; rushing in the wee hours of the morning with only minutes to spare; or bleary-eyed as we reach for the much-needed cup of caffeine. So I’ve put together a list of some quick morning tips that will hopefully make your morning routine that bit more fuss-free.