06/1/14

Malta Fashion Awards 2014

This has been one of the best Malta Fashion Weeks in history. I am glad that even though I didn’t get to be involved as much as I should have (partly being my fault), I still got to enjoy some of the most beautiful Maltese designs in one night, at the Awards show.

I was really unsure if to apply for the media pass or not, and when I decided to give it a go, it was too late. However after a great show last night, I am truly excited for the year to come.

The show was professionally executed,  and it was nice seeing such a high level standard of models, make-up artists and hairstylist which did a great job throughout the whole show. Some of the designs I have seen are worth international recognition and in the end I felt proud of what Malta has to offer.  Throughout the show their were various shows from renowned designers like Caroline Hili, Charles and Ron and Gagliardi to new designers and various hair stylist.

Being and Art and Design student myself, I was so Happy to see a lot of new Designers and Photographers that were either my class mates or in the same institute as I was. One of which was Rosemarie Abela which won best new designer with her Japanese inspired collection.  I also loved seeing new names in the Make-up world to which the Award went to Mateja Camilleri.  Apart from that I was happy to see a blogger fashion award to whom it went for the fashionista Daniel Azzoppardi.  There were of course other important awards to various male and female models, however being  a Make-up artist, beauty blogger and fashion lover, those are the awards which have definitely struck a cord.

Here are some images of the designs which I particularly liked throughout the show. There were many beautiful designs so I will not fit them all, however here are some: Photography by Fritz Photography Malta.

Well I hope you enjoyed this post, later on today or tomorrow I will post the Make-up look I did for the Awards show and what I wore.

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

01/1/14

Its A New Year :D

Hello guys,

I really hope you all had a fabulous New Years Even and a great start to the New Year . Mine was was pretty good, I have a great New Year Eve with my best friends and a lovely relaxing New year day with my family.

Last year I made 3 beauty resolutions which were to take care more of skin, stop biting my nails and take care of my teeth.  Funnily enough I actually succeeded in all of my resolutions.  I stopped biting my nails and they are in their best shape ever, I also make it a point to clean my skin and take care of it as much as I can. Finally I also too care of my teeth and went to a dentist for about 3 times this year which was a huge improvement.

For this new year I will only do two resolutions which is to be healthier and more fit and also make sure to always look my best. Looking your best isn’t superficial or high maintenance, it’s a way to remind yourself how beautiful you truly are, which in the end will make you feel a lot better with yourself. When I look good, I feel great on the inside, no matter what things you might be going trough, it will make you feel better.  I think this is a resolution that every person should make and hopefully keep it. That is the thing that I truly love about make-up is that it can make you feel like your worth a million bucks, which will in the end give you more confidence and you will be able to go through anything.

I think I have mentioned a lot of times, how this blog has really helped me mentally and physically, and it’s true. I gave given so much to this blog and it has rewarded back. However this year I want to focus more on my health, I won’t be as active as much as I used to be on this blog. Being that I work full time and have a lot of commitments going on, it can be really hard for me to make time for everything. I will still post as much I can, but don’t worry if I will be a bit M.I.A here and there, I love this blog too much to let it go :D. Right now my number one priority is to get healthier, I have seen what being unhealthy can cause and it’s not pretty.

I think this new year has been really a gift for myself, to entirely focus on me. Being single will help me focus on myself and have more time to work hard on getting in better shape.  Last year I made the same resolution and I’ve gotten way healthier, I lost weight  but not enough to be at the healthiest weight, but I will get there this year. It was quite a tough year because as I was trying to have a healthy lifestyle a lot of things were going on in my life,  one of them which was my breakup with my then boyfriend.

With all of the bad, there was a lot of good happening last year. First of all my awesome friends, which have supported me trough anything, I don’t know what I would do without you guys. Also my blog getting its own domain and a lot of heart whelming support from you readers.

This post was a little different than my usual posts, and a little bit personal but I know it will get some good response. If you are really determined to get something done or changed in your life this is the time. I know they say,that the chances are you wont actually do what u u promised yourself to do, on the new year. But guess what, u can actually be the change  of that saying. I have actually succeeded in all of resolutions and so can you, you just have to believe in yourselves and be determined.:) Nothing comes easy you have to work for it, but nothing is impossible.

Lots of Love

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

12/28/13

Curling your hair with flat Iron

Hey guys,

How was your Christmas? I hope you had a good time and received a lot of lovely pressies. I bet you all looked fabulous and will look even more this NYE.  Recently I have been pretty obsessed with having lovely big curls,  they take me back in time and I feel like I’m living in the 50’s.  I found an easy way to curl your hair by using a normal flat iron on youtube and I want to show you how to do it yourselves.

 

Video:

 Curling your hair with a flat iron

Step 1: Wash your hair and slightly dry most of it

1Step 2: Before drying your hair completely, apply some heat protection cream on the tip of your hair, were it basically needs the most.  I used the Tresemme,  Thermal Sensations blow dry potions.

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Step 3: Dry completely your hair, and straighten it a little bit. It doesn’t have to be perfect, you will be curling it right after so don’t spend to much time on it.

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Step 4: Grab a 1 inch piece of hair and start curling it by twisting the iron inwards and pulling it downwards slowly. I do suggest you watch the video for further help. The first time I tried this technique they curls didn’t stay on for long because I didn’t give it enough heat. So make sure you pull the iron downwards slowly, but not too slow that you end up having your hair straightened rather than curled.

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Step 5: Basically do the same technique for the rest of your hair, and then retouch where you think is needed. Then I like to slightly brush the curls so they look more natural and with more volume.

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There are many other ways to curl your air, from the traditional rollers, to the most conventional technology curling iron.  Always make sure to use heat protection before curling your hair if your using a a straightener or curling iron.

I hope you enjoyed my short tutorial, if you need further help feel free to comment down below, a few days left to enter my Giveaway 😀

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

10/26/13

Event : Phillip Kingsley London Launch in Malta

This week I was invited to this Exclusive Launch of the Phillip Kingley London hair care products. Being that they haven’t been selling in Malta before now, I didn’t know much about this brand, but I did hear about it on various Magazines and beauty blogs. It is widely known in the UK and in America, not only by hairdressers but even by celebrities like Kate Winslet, John Travolta, Lucy Liu and and much more.

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We had a quick presentation of the products for which we were explained the study being these products and what are the products for. It was really interesting to see how much study there is behind each product. Their particular aim is not only to have healthy hair but also to have a healthy scalp. Even-though the products are more targeted to hairstylist to use in their Salon but I think they can be great for anyone at home that want to pamper their hair with some quality product.

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Their products have won great awards by well know magazines like , Harper’s Bazaaar, GQ, and In style magazine for being the best hair treatments out there. I have to admit their Elastisizer has truly caught my eye, as it is highly reviewed.

After the presentation, she demonstrated how the products should be applied and even how to massage the clients during the treatment.  FWI All of us beauty bloggers were really jealous of the model, as we definitely wanted a massage ourselves :D. Then we were given some nice sample of the Phillip Kingley’s shampoo and conditioner, which I might add, they smell lovely.

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Then we ended the event with some nibbles and a drink with my other fellow bloggers. I truly enjoyed the event and it is truly nice to see new brands make it to our lovely small Island.

P.S At moment the Phillip Kingley products aren’t available in Malta yet as they are waiting on stock, however once they arrive you will be the first to know 🙂 Keep posted as I have some great events coming up and Halloween make up looks.

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

 

09/14/13

Event- The New Dean Gera HairCare in Collaboration with the Make-up Store

Hello guys,

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This beauty blogger has been quite busy these past 3 weeks, with events and new openings which means that great things are happening in Malta :). I was lucky enough to be invited to the gorgeous new Dean Gera hair salon. The Salon is actually connected to the beautiful Make-up store at the Point shopping complex in Sliema. I have been to the Make-up store a couple of times when it first opened. I have been in love the quality of their make-up and now you can get to have your hair looking good too.

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It was a lovely event and we were greeted with some tasteful Martini Royale Cocktails and nibbles. The salon is beautifully designed with the same sleek black and while design as the make-up store has. Me and some other bloggers tried the nice leather Salon chairs and we definitely liked the idea of getting our hair pampered in these comfortable chairs.

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Being the make-up addict that I am, I ended swatching most of the make-up store products and ended up buying some of their amazing products. We were given a goodie bag with some nice hair products sample which I can’t wait to try out and also a product from the Make-up store. I will do a  short separate post to show you all the goodies and products 🙂

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Price wise Make-up store is very similar to Inglot not too expensive but not cheap either, however in the end you are really paying for the quality you get. Dean Gera Hair Care treatments are quite similar to any other hairdressers I have been to as seen from the list of prices we were given, and they seem quite reasonable.

I hope you enjoyed this post, I highly recommend for you visit both Make up store and the Dean Gera Hair care as you will definitely will enjoy it.

Do check out these other Maltese bloggers that were at the event too:

Marija – All Things Lady Martina – All Things Fabulous Lorraine – Lola Loves Sparkles
Marija – Pocalocca Kylie – Passion to BeautyLara – Every Beauty Addict’s Bible Reb – Island of Make Believe Elle – Beauty She Wrote Stef- Think love Make up

xoxo

Sarah-Jane