Fashion on the go: Travel Beauty Tips

Hi guys,

So this is a reupload because somehow it didn’t display this post right the last time. I hope you’ll forgive me that I’m not posting anything new, but I have so much going on at the moment: school and I’m doing this riding exam and it’s all really eating up my time so excuse me if my posts aren’t as frequent as they usually are.

Without further ado let’s get started with the 3rd post in this “Fashion on the go” -Series. Enjoy:

1. BB Cream
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BB cream
I absolutely love this product, especially for travelling. It moisturises your skin which is very useful because airplanes can dry it out so easily. It also doesn’t feel like you have a ton of makeup on your face but still gives you some coverage. I think every girl should have a tube of BB cream lying around.

White eyeliner
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Eyeliner
Let’s face it if you would go on a long flight with perfect cat eyes, you’ll probabley arrive looking like a racoon. And who wants that? Thats why I stay away from the black eyeliner and instead just try to look as awake and fresh as possible. White eyeliner is subtle but if you put it on your waterline and the corner of your eye it can really open them up. Plus, if it smudges you don’t see it.

Clear top coat
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Nail Polish
Good news girls: You can color your nails to your hearts content, because only the cheapest nail polishes chip after a few hours. But remember to seal with a top coat so that they’ll survive all the luggage carrying!

No waterproof Mascara

This is a big no. You might think:”I want my mascara to last so I better put on waterproof.” It makes sense but if you go to sleep with waterproof mascara you might break of your lovely lashes, and no mascara will be able to cover that up. Rather keep a packet of makeup wipes in your hand luggage just in case.

Hair
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You can leave it open but a lot of people prefer to have their hair out of their face. And there are so many easy ways to do it. Since you’ll probably be sleeping I would recommend to either wear your hair in a braid or in a very high bun. If you want some braiding pointers check out my Braids 101 post.

I hope you enjoyed my post and apologies again.

Xoxoxoxo

Caitlyn

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Christmas with Caitlyn: Personalised beanie

Hallo my cuties,

Sunday is here and I’ve got another DIY for you…and a little suprise. I have the feeling I’m getting a hang of the picture taking scene, so that’s pretty awesome.
This tutorial is going to be a little bit different. I’m going to show you how to personalise your beanie, because if there’s one thing I can’t stand is if I see 5 people looking exactly the same. So let’s begin:

You’ll need:

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– a beanie
– a necklace
– fabric glue
– matching thread
– needle

Let’s begin:

1.) Grab your necklace and use some tweezers to undo the chain.
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2.) Pin the ends of your necklace to the beanie. Here you place the necklace the way you want it to be. It helps if you put the beanie on.
Now if you have a bendable necklace like me its easier to place, but if you have an unbendable one you can try bending it with your hands.
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3.) Take a thread, loop it through the needle and then knot both ends together.
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4.) Start sewing from the inside of the beanie, then inward again and just continue like that, until it’s stable.
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5.) The rest of my necklace is still hanging through so I’m going to glue the stones on. If you want you can sew it, but I’m a little bit lazy.
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Now you have your own personalised beanie.
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And now to my surprise.
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I cut my hair!!! I can honestly say I’ve never cut my hair this short so this is a huge step for me. I hope you like it;)

I know this DIY was pretty brief, if you want a more detailed version you can check out my ’embellished shirt’ tutorial.

Now my last blog post was about holiday hairstyles and I’d love it if you could send me your pictures of those hairstyles.  The best 5 will be displayed on my blog. So be sure to check that out.

A happy 2nd advent everybody and I’ll be seeing you guys next week.

Xoxox

Caitlyn

Christmas with Caitlyn: 2 Holiday Hairstyles

Hi my cuties,

Welcome to the second holiday special and today I’ll be doing another hair tutorial. I picked two unique hairstyles, both can be worn to dressier events and the one you can turn into a more casual updo. May I add both are very easy. So lets get started:

Knoted Braid Updo

1.) Brush your hair really well, you don’t want any knots.
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(Excuse some of my pictures, I’m a little bit awkward infront of a camera,  but I’m hoping that it will eventually go away.)

2.) Make a side parting.
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3.) Take a triangle of hair from the back of your head and clip it away.
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4.) Now grab two pieces from the front, these you’ll use for the braid.
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5.) Take the bottom piece cross it over the top one and then through the loop, as if you’re making a knot. Then pull. The bottom piece now becomes the top one and the top one becomes the bottom one. This is really important. Without this the braid won’t work.
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6.) Continue and the secure the braid with a thin elastic band.
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7.) Pull the braid to the back and pin it into place. If you want you can remove the elastic band now. Place the hair ,that we pinned away at the beginning, over the pins so that they’re hidden.
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8.) Now it gets hard. Part your remaining hair into three same sized sections. Start with the middle on. Grab it with your one hand and twist it upward, so that your hair is looped around your hand. Then pin it, but leave a tiny bit of hair hanging out at the bottom. Repeat this with all three sections.
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9.) Take the bits of hair that you left hanging at the bottom and criss-cross them over the pinned up hair. You can do this in a messy or a groomed fashion.
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Voilà,  thats your updo. Now if you want a more casual hair style, instead of pinning the braid to the back of your head, you grab all your hair with the braid to a messy ponytail. This is personnaly my favorite way to wear it.
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Braided updo

1.) Brush your hair to the back and take the top layer of your hair. Start french braiding (see my post ‘Braids 101’ for an explanation) your hair and the go over in a normal braid.
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2.) If you grab underneath your braid with your two thumbs you’ll feel a tiny space there. Try widening it eith your thumbs.
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3.) As soon as you think the space is wide enough,  take your braid and start rolling it inward. Then eventually tuck the rolled up braid into the hole we created before.
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4.) Now pin the braid into place.

And there you go. A formal updo that can be done in 5 Minutes.
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And thats the post for today guys, I hope you enjoyed my little extra post. I am a christmas person and even though Advent kinda just started I’ve been having so much fun.

Now I have a challenge for you. If you decide to do one of the hair styles I showed today, please send me the pic via my email: fashion4forfun@gmail.com and I’ll be choosing the 3 best pictures to be featured on my blog on the 25th of December.  So don’t be shy!

Now on a more serious note. A lot of you probabley know that Nelson Mandela past away and this makes me really sad, since I’ve always loved him because I love South Africa. It has always been my home. So here I just want to pay my respects to him, we lost a great man and an amazing leader. So thank you Mandela for everything that you did for South Africa and for the world. You’ll be sorely missed.

Xoxox

Caitlyn

P.S For post updates follow me on Twitter (@Fashion4forFun) or if you have any questions, reviews,  suggestions or wishes you can contact me via the email address shown above.

Autumn/Winter Beauty Favorites

Hi and welcome to my first ever blog post. I decided on my favorite beauty products for winter and fall, so you guys can get to know me better. Let’s get started:

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1. Bows

This is a trend which is cute ,but hard to pull off. The hard part is pretty much not to look like a five-year old!  If you’ re smaller than average or/and often have people telling you how much younger you look, then this trend might not be for you. The most important rule with this trend is: It doesn’t suit everyone!
But I promise you otherwise this style is pretty simple and it can be worn in so many ways. Just get out there and be creative. Try different sizes or colors. There are so many different pattern to choose from. If you can’t find a bow that is just right: make your own! ( If you want a tutorial, just leave a comment down below;))
Here are some suggestions how to style the bow:
1. Clip the bow behind or infront of your bun. Its a simple, but good way to make an everyday updo more interesting.
2. Cut a long piece of ribbon and tie it in your ponytail. Don’t be scared to make the ribbon extra long.
3. Take your two front hair strands ,twist them backwards and then pin them in place with a bow. This personally is my favorite way to style a bow. It keeps your hair out of your face , but still allows your hair to be kept open.

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http://www.claires.co.uk/

2. Hair Ties

This might sound weird, but I’ve never liked rubber hair ties. They never match your outfit, they always look out of place BUT you wear them anyway ,because they are convenient.
Finally there’s a solution. These hair ties are still rubber but they look like fabric. You can find them in a lot of stores in America, but if you live in Switzerland,  like me, you might have trouble finding them. They have a really good set in H&M which includes basic colors like black and white but also others. 
The only problem with these ties is that they stretch out after a while, but they don’t have that little metal piece, or as I call it, that ouchy-part  which can damage your hair.

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http://tablet.hm.com/ch

3. Clinique Anti-Blemish Solution

I am a person who has oily skin, which is really annoying because I get a lot of acne. If your skin is like mine this foundation is perfect for you. It is specifically designed for oily skin and it has a very good coverage. The only downside is the price. Its a little bit pricey,  but I’ve found that you don’t want to skimp to much when it comes to what you put on your face.

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http://www.clinique.com/product/1599/9285/Makeup/Foundations/Acne-Solutions-Liquid-Makeup/index.tmpl

4. Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner – Mabyeline

Three words: Best Eyeliner Ever!
It’s longlasting,  doesn’t smudge and it’s shaped like a pen, so its easy to apply. I really recommend it for beginners ,but more advanced makeup users can use it too.

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http://m.maybelline.com/Products/Product/?id=0A82DC06-AFA1-48E0-B7F8-40E7C4387AE5

5. Clinique Chubby Stick

I love this lip balm, especially in winter. It moisturises your lips and gives them just a hint of color. Again its from Clinique so its on the pricey side and even though there are a lot of knock-offs out there , none are as good as the original. My favorite colors are “super strawberry” and “chunky cherry”.

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http://www.clinique.com/product/1605/15520/Makeup/Lipsticks/Chubby-Stick-Moisturizing-Lip-Colour-Balm/index.tmpl

6. Kiel’s No-Shine Moisturising Lip Balm

This has no color and no shine but it actually is one of the best lip balms out there. As soon as you put it in your lips, you smell the minty flavor and feel how it encourages the blood flow. Its so good if you have dry lips. I mostly put it on in the morning and then when I’m at school I use other products.

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http://www.kiehls.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-kiehls_us-Site/default/mProduct-Show?pid=725&start=11&cgid=face-eye

7. J’ adore – Dior

This is a classic that just has to go on your wish list. When I spray it on in the morning, I find myself smelling my arm the whole day. Its a flowery smell in a beautifully designed bottle.
The reason why I would put it on your wish list ,is because it’s on the pricey side of life. But if you like the smell, I promise you, it’s a classic that you won’t regret buying.

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I hope you liked my first post, I put a lot of effort into it. I know its not perfect but I’m still learning. Please follow me on Twitter where I’ll be posting when I’m upgrading my blog. Have a nice week everybody:)

Xoxox
Caitlyn