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maxim(um)a beauty

Makeup,  Uncategorized

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mad and i went to the new mecca maxima store in joondalup the other day. and we picked up a few (heaps) of products and wanted to share them with you all. sometimes with products you have to use them for a while to really know if you like them or not, but we have seemed to have almost immediate affection for every product! so here they are…

 

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NARS – Velvet Matte Lip Pencil “Red Square”
the ultimate summer colour. an orangey-red that’s more like an orange. i think that there is something tres chic about a bright orange lip. a hint of highlighter on the eyes, tons of mascara and a strong bold lip, i think is the coolest makeup around. pretty much any skin-tone can wear this colour, but it does look exceptionally good on tanned and dark skin! and if you have green eyes, ah-mazing!

SOAP & GLORY – Butter Yourself
i have always suffered from a bit of keratosis pilaris (also known as chicken skin) on my arms, and it has always bothered me! however, the one way that i know to keep it under control is to use a good AHA/BHA exfoliating pad and hydrate! the most awesome thing about this moisturiser is that it has Fruit Acids in it, so it doesn’t clog your skin but helps to lightly exfoliate it while hydrating. it also smells good and not overly sweet which i hate!

EYEKO – Liquid Liner
approved by alexa chung herself, this is an awesome liner if you tend to struggle with the whole felt tip pen thing. it’s a bit sturdier than other liquid liners of the same style. that makes it a little easier for the amateur (or slightly advanced) liquid liner-er to apply!

CLINIQUE – Quickliner for lips “Sky Violet”
i have become a major sucker for deep pinky, nude colours (thanks kylie jenner) and this is such a great colour for that defined lip that’s not in your face! i don’t think i could ever wear a true true nude colour, so i opt for more of a dusty pink. the liner is wind up so no sharpening required, and lasts really well. like really well i must say!

 

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MECCA COSMETICA – To Save Body SPF 50+
this is one of the most awesome body sunscreens i have ever used. the scent is really fresh and doesn’t smell like sunscreen at all (more like summer coconuts and cocktails!) it’s broad spectrum and doesn’t leave your skin feeling sticky, which is one of the worst traits of sunscreen! awesome.

 

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EVE LOM – TLC Radiance Cream
for anyone with a dry – normal skin, this is amazing. antioxidant rich which vitamin A and C, it helps to brighten the skin and ultimately plump and soften. radiant is the right word to describe your skin after using this moisturiser. it sits really nicely under makeup (maybe a little too emollient for those who like matte skin) but leaves your skin soft and supple! but like anything skin related, what works for one doesn’t work for all.

JOSIE MARAN – Agran Illuminator
i love illuminators. and i love a liquid illuminator. the best thing about it is how versatile it is. you can mix it in with your foundation for an all over glow. or just add it on to your cheekbones and cupids bow (or any area you want to highlight) before or after foundation. i like to tap it on with my fingers. you can also use it in summer when you want you skin to look nice and healthy and you haven’t got any other makeup on. to the beach i wear sunscreen, a bit of concealer and lots of highlighter to look glowy and healthy!

PHILOSOPHY – Cinnamon Buns Shower Gel
this is delicious smelling! it’s nice when your body wash isn’t so heavily scented or sweet that it clashes with your perfume, but you also want to smell good when you get out of the shower. so this is awes. it also just does a generally good job of washing your skin and leaving it feeling soft, not stripped!

 

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KARORA – Express Bronzing Mousse
i am pretty obsessed with fake tan. since i have started i haven’t really  been able to stop. maddy (and my other two sisters) have been blessing with olive skin that can soak up the sun, but i however, i am just white and freckly. so fake tan is my friend, well, except when it’s not my friend. karora is owned by two irish girls, so you know it must be good. one of my pet peeves is having to sleep in my fake tan! my sheets get all orange and i feel horrible. with karora you can leave it on for 1 – 3 hours depending on how dark you want it. so i can put it on, do all my other bed time things and read a book or watch a TV show and then wash it off an hour later  before i go to sleep. i am literally SO HAPPY that my sheets can now stay white! hallelujah! and, it’s also a lovely colour and easy to apply. i’m obsessed!

 

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GHD – Creative Curl Wand
i have always wanted a curling wand, and this one took my fancy because you can get really nice beachy curls with it. i feel like i can get perfectly round curls with my classic GHD straightener, so i wanted to get a bit of a different look. i haven’t used it enough to know if i really love it. but it does heat up quickly and curl the hair really fast. and it makes a little magical sound when you turn it on which is cute.

GHD – V Gold Classic Styler
maddy got herself a brand new classic straightener. it’s super slick and beautiful and as always, does an amazing job of straightening the hair. can’t really go wrong with a classic GHD. and i always like the safety features on the newer GHD’s. such a good idea to have it turn off after a certain time unused!

 

if any of you have tried any of these products for yourself, please let me know what you think of them. also check out the new maxima store in joondalup. it’s totally worth a visit!

dan xx

presents presents presents

Outfits,  Styling,  Summer

merry belated christmas to all. (from my parent’s bathroom.)

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maddy and i did a quick little shoot the other day, just to show off a couple of my christmas presents. must say, i’m pretty darn pleased with the little array of gifts i received this year. jordan did well with this amazing chocker that i’m obsessed with. maddy read my mind and got me a flouncy little off the shoulder number, and mum literally gave all four of her daughters this byredo sent. (which is delicious)

 

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necklace: Assad Mounser
top: Seed Heritage
perfume: BYREDO Bal D’Afrique

lipstick: NARS Damned

 

 

there are very few times you will see me with my natural untamed mane, but it’s just felt right these last couple of weeks. i feel like i’ve had a lot of people comment on it, things like, ‘oh WOW dan look at your hair’ or ‘it looks so different’, and there comes a point where you hear so many comments you’re not sure if it’s genuine. you know when you’re natural response is to compliment something that you hate just to make it clear to that person that you have no ill feeling towards that particular thing. well, that’s how i’m feeling about my hair. then at the same time, i actually like it. don’t know. (curly hair girls will understand.)

i also wanted to comment on this necklace. it’s literally the coolest thing i own right now. they make such cool designs and really nice statement jewellery. they have actually invented the best idea for a necklace-doer-uper ever (don’t know the technical term.) but instead of a clip or a link, it’s a super strong magnet! it’s genius! easiest way to wear a necklace ever, and you don’t have to worry about it unclipping at some horrible point throughout the night! did i already say i am obsessed??

so, my last little banter before i let your brain rest from my word-vom. is that maddy and i are working on a new site right now, to create a much more beautiful blog and display our portfolio for our work. also easier for ya’ll to navigate and read the content. pretty excited. we have plans to work much more on our photography and makeup services next year. so i’m excited for 2015! watch this space for millions of photo shoots and fun fashiony things. woohoo. hope you all have an amazing new years and start the year with your friends and family around you with joy and love!!

dan xx

Boyfriend Shorts and Sunsets

Outfits,  Summer

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Singlet: L’America
Shorts: RES Denim
Belt: Clover
Shoes: Wittner

 

so boyfriend shorts. a new concept for me. it took me long enough to find a pair of boyfriend jeans that didn’t make me look like an actual male, but once i found one pair it all seemed to get easier from there. however shorts i feel are a little less mainstream when it comes to the ‘boyfriend’ category. they’re the kind of thing that i always saw on models (or people who looked like models) and thought i could never wear. so i was thrilled when i tried on a pair and through that i actually looked semi-cool. the shorts actually look cool just with converses (classic) or ankle boots, but i tried to experiment a little with my footwear.

now, we need to discuss these shoes. i am not entirely sure if they’re cool, or make me look like i have animal feet? i feel slightly like i have hooves for feet. but then when i turn on the side i like their profile. this is one of my better shoe-outfit combos though. ah, we try and at times we fail, and other times we have no idea if we’ve passed or failed. but we must at least try!

dan xx

Work Staples

Outfits,  Spring

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Jumper: from Pigeon Hole (can’t remember the brand and it’s in the wash. TBC hehe)
Jeans: Cheap Monday
Shoes: Senso – Rhiannon

ayo peeps.

today I am talking about my current work staples of the non-stationery kind. i’ve recently started a new job at scene model management. essentially just helping on the desk with booking models to jobs. but also updating social media and other general help stuff. soooo, i work in an office for the first time in my life. i’d say it’s considerably more relaxed than other offices, as i wear jeans nearly every day. apparently there’s no dress code. this can be seen either as complete and utter freedom, or as not enough direction. for me, i’ve never had my entire wardrobe to choose from when going to work. in fact, in most of my dressing occasions i feel i have some sort of limitation / expectation as to what i should wear. at scene i’ve been given free reign. so in order to keep it cool and casual yet like i care about my job, i’ve been wearing completely casual outfits while adding one of the following:
a) HEELS. nothing crazy, just something to give me a little more spring in my step
b) JEWELLERY. a statement necklace in most cases, as a garnish to my t-shirt
c) LIPSTICK. the absolute easiest way to appear as though you’ve put in more effort than you have.

i must say, the other day i wore heels and lipstick. the people of the perth CBD couldn’t quite handle how much effort i had put in to my outfit. i could feel it in their eyes as they looked me up and down. that, or they liked my shoes. (hoping for option two.) still haven’t been street style snapped, so i must be missing something. joking. i take enough photos of myself. speaking of which, these images were captured with my friend’s cannon 5d mark ii and i am loving the full frame. it’s opening maddy and i’s eyes up to a whole new world of possibilities. you wouldn’t believe how dark it was when we took these. so, we are investing in a new cam. yay! we’ll keep ya posted. and if you haven’t, follow us on the gram. we tend to update that a little more than here!

dan xx