The most user friendly Colour-Correcting Make Up

I had the perfect, glowing flawless skin that did not require any whatsoever Make Up. It happened twice in my life during pregnancies. I had to use a magnifier to find the slightest imperfection on my face. Those times are gone and gave space to under eye dark circles and to the oh-so-hated pimples. Genetics? Pollution? Lack of sleep? Too much sugar in the coffee? Too much coffee? A balanced, healthy lifestyle is on my every day list. While sometimes I make it and sometimes I don’t, I learnt a few beauty hacks in between so that I could always achieve glowing, flawless skin without getting pregnant 🙂

When I was a grumpy teen, the solution to nasty pimples was getting in the bathroom without turning on the light so that I would not see them in the mirror, in my fourties I am no longer escaping from the imperfections, but taking care of them with the best tools I know.

Here is one: A Colour Me Beautiful Corrective Concealer Wheel

 

 

Let me show you how it works through the awesome short video (just one minute) that I created especially for my followers.  As usual, video viewers will be rewarded with a special discount. Just click on the link, simply enter PAVLETA10 in the COUPON CODE section at checkout and you will receive a 10% DISCOUNT

 

I am using mostly the yellow and the mint green. What are the colours that you need the most?

  • Lavender – to counteract yellow tones, brighten dull and sallow skins
  • Mauve – to counteract brown tones, brighten dark/age spots and dullness
  • Mint green – to counteract high colouring (redness), broken capillaries, rosacea and sunburn
  • Yellow – to counteract ‘purple’. Use to cover mild redness and under-eye dark circles.

Achieve a flawless look in two easy steps: 

  • Step 1 – Dot a neutralizing concealer on carefully and blend with your fingertips slightly past the edges of the problem.
  • Step 2 – Follow with a foundation matched to your skin tone. Pat on foundation with a sponge or fingertips in a downward motion so you don’t make the hairs on your face stand up. Let set. And apply powder.

The Morning Light Foundation is another one of my favourite Colour Me Beautiful Cosmetics. I love the feel of this liquid foundation as well as the coverage. It absorbs and blends really well and it gives a flawless and natural finish. What is interesting about this product is the light-diffusing complex that deflects light from the surface of the skin thereby minimising the visibility of fine lines, wrinkles and discolouration. Just click on the link enter PAVLETA10 in the COUPON CODE section at checkout and you will receive a 10% DISCOUNT

And, if you are running out of blush and just in case you would love to look healthier, younger and radiant, take the chance to try Colour Sense Mineral Blush from Colour Me Beautiful. That’s the one I am applying at the end of the video. Get it here. Same discount details apply.

 

Dark circles, pimples and 10 years off my face 😉 Give it a try! You will love it!

Dreaming of  having effortlessly perfect eyebrows?

You should try microblading. The technique of implanting pigment after the creation of fine incisions in the skin may date back thousands of years, but the term microblading was forged only in recent years and the service became a real trend amongst beauty and style devotees around the world. This year, for the first time in my life, I decided to get rid of the eyebrow pencil and frame forever (or almost) my face with a pair of perfectly designed eyebrows by one of the Hong Kong microblading gurus, Patrick Henri.

Let me share my experience through the awesome short video (just one minute) that I created especially for my followers. Of course I want you to read the full blog, but I know that you guys love visual 😉 Besides, video viewers will be rewarded with a special discount.

Simply mention ‘Stylisheyebrows’ when booking your appointment and you will get: 

  • a free of charge consultation and an anti allergy test against pigments;
  • a special price of 4,300 HK $ (full price 4,800) valid until September 30, 2018 (1st session needs to be completed by September 30, 2018)

 

 

Here is what you wanna know about Patrick’s Microblading services:

  • The shape of the eyebrows is personalised, according to client style and needs;
  • Procedure is done in 2 sessions, 3-4 weeks apart;
  • Organic pigments from Germany and Holland are used (they do not contain Iron Oxide);
  • The experience is painless;
  • Healing time is approximately 7 days depending on client’s aftercare routine.  Heavy sweating and contact with water during this time should be avoided (no boxing, cross fit under the sun and no swimming pool, but hey, you can still have a glass of prosecco 😉
  • Anti bacterial, anti fungal aftercare is available at the studio and should be applied to speed up the healing process.

And since your beautiful face and the destiny of your favourite hairy spot on the face (just guessing you are not lovingly growing a moustache) will be in Patrick’s hands, I am sure you want to know a little bit more about him:

Patrick Henri is originally from Belgium (now you have one more reason to like the country, producing the best chocolate in the world, if it is ever possible that something food related is better than in Italy 🙂 Sorry, Patrick…Hm… is this the reason why Patrick lived in Milan for 18 years?  Although I am sure he enjoyed everything about Italy, Patrick spent his time learning Make Up techniques while working for some of the best fashion brands we have ever heard and representing them around the globe, Versace and YSL. He is in fact an incredible Makeup artist and a devoted trainer with 20 years of experience. Patrick studied Microblading, also known as feathering in London, Hong Kong and Korea.  His clientele is from all around the world. In two words: JUST TRUST THE GUY!

Here is me, before the treatment:


And here you can see the beautiful, naturally looking eyebrows Patrick designed on my face. Cheers to him!
You can find Patrick Henri at his own beautiful studio:
ABSOLU PURE By Patrick Henri
88 Commercial Building
10/F, Unit C
28-34 Wing Lok Street
Sheung Wan
Tel +85261906765
MTR Exit A2 (easy reachable)

 

By now I am hoping you are completely convinced that microblading is not some sort of a complicated, scary, painful operation. I am telling you, it is scarier to get rid of unwanted hair…ask your husband…he’d rather get a tattoo 😉

 

Cool beach essentials: create your own chic flip-flops at Lavulous Workshop

Hello Style Lovers!

Do you like the idea of creating a pair of flip flops that are as unique as you are? This summer, uplift your mood and style with a pair from Lavulous Workshop, the only place in Hong Kong where you can become the designer of  your own flip flops and turn the most casual of shoes into a stylish one.

But hey, let’s focus on the awesome video below. Of course I want you to read the full blog, but I know that you guys love visual 😉

First things first, I called the Lavulous beautiful creations beach essentials because I believe that the beach is no place to compromise with style, but these gorgeous step-ins can easily transform into a key ingredient of one’s every day casual-wear mix. Wear them with casual shorts or capri pants, with jeans or casual short skirts or even with maxi skirts and dresses and step into your favourite summer activities with style.

Now, I really feel like sharing with you a couple of important rules I think it is good to follow when designing your own personalised flip-flops:

Rule number one: Less is more! Not an easy statement, I admit, and, I am telling you, I adore colour and all-things-blinky …but I am saying this because I am certain that the impressive variety of  fun pins, flowers, butterflies, Swarovski rivets and clasps will make you feel like decorating the whole strap…stick with a couple or three accessories on each side instead and you are good to go 🙂

Rule number two: More is more! If you are doing this with your children, and unless you want to ruin the whole fun, let them choose whatever sole and strap colour they fancy and pin whatever accessories they want, dolphins, soccer balls, flowers, letters…If, at a certain point you start feeling dizzy and unsure that the activity will ever end, here is what you can say “Honey, I love your design, but aren’t your flip-flops getting a little bit too heavy? Let’s stop now ’cause you will not be able to walk with them” . If this still doesn’t work, tell them you are gonna buy ice-cream 😉 . This statement works for kids the same way ‘Let’s go have a glass of bubbly’ works for me 🙂 Bubbly mama promise!

Let’s take a moment to go through the whole flip-flop designing process.

First, you get to choose the sole and the strap colour. You might think it takes a lot of imagination to decide what combo looks the best. You are wrong. Look at the picture below. I was quite impressed by the simple geniosity of this tool. It works like a Chinese rotating dining table, just what goes around here aren’t noodles,  but straps. Even if you completely lack of imagination, there is very little room for mistake as you will see exactly how your flip-flops will look. Quite handy, isn’t it?

Now it is time for ….hands on. With the help of the Lavulous assistant, your straps will get in place while you are selecting the accessories. Click this, pin that and in a few minutes your new funky flip-flops are ready to walk you out of the shop. Just stretch your toes and be joyful!

Here is what I created: two pairs for my beloved feet, one for my son and one for my niece. For those of you who are wondering where is the pair for my eldest son. Well, he wanted to design it himself and he followed the more is more rule! Good boy!

Here it is, my eldest son’s creation 🙂 You can tell what he really loves, blue, dogs, dolphins and his…name, which is actually good.

I am guessing that by now you got really excited about Lavulous and creating your own flip-flops. One last advice, do it with your girlfriends or with your kids and call it a party, a themed party 😉