The opinions, experiences and helpful advice of others is always something that I have personally embraced and valued, after all we only really learn from the mistakes we make!
By sharing with you the perspectives and words of wisdom from colleagues and professionals in the health and wellness industry, I hope to provide you with an array of top tips and new ideas that you will find both useful and beneficial.
What inspired you to become a professional Make-Up Artist and Beauty Therapist?
I personally love the make-up industry. I am passionate as to how a makeover session can make significant changes to individuals perception of themselves and love seeing my clients happy with their new look. I am also passionate about the Beauty Therapy aspect too….. let me take you briefly back to the beginning of how it all started. I was awarded a scholarship by Beryl Barnard (Educational Director at The London School of Beauty and Make-Up) and sponsored by Soap & Glory UK throughout the duration of my studies – quite simply that is how my life changed. I finished my course, attained my qualification and the immense pleasure and sense of achievement I felt after seeing the clients’ that I worked on so relaxed and happy after each treatment, gave me the encouragement and drive to achieve more and flourish further in my chosen profession. Still to this day the feedback I receive amazes me and makes me feel so proud, I continuously want to do more for my clients and customers.
Following the popularity of London Fashion Week and the AW13 collections that were showcased, what top tips can you share regarding achieving a flawless fall look?
Oh the LFW AW13 collections blew me away! - the colours and different styles are a constant inspiration for me. My top tips to achieve a flawless fall look are:
- The bottom and top portion of your lips to make their shape more prominent
- Your brow bones
- Just above your blush to make your cheekbones stand out
Another favourite of mine is ‘futuristic eyes’ – dramatic swoops and exaggerated shapes were all the rage at fall fashion shows. From thick strokes to saturated shadows, this season is all about making a statement with your eyes! and lastly the ‘Mulberry Mouth’. Red is always fitting for fall, however this season the classic hue gets a fresh, twilight-esque makeover that I absolutely love! Dark, wine-stained lips are bold and romantic and they work on any skin tone. Try either a creamy matte finish, or a patent-leather gloss. An important tip is to use an exfoliating lip treatment to buff away any flakes and apply a clear lip balm before your lipstick to help you adjust the intensity of your red.
What has been one of your favourite career inspired moments?
Tell us more about Ogespanish Talk Show Magazine and your role as its Founder?
What is your motto in life?
Linda Bella is the not only the Founder of Ogespanish Talk Show Magazine, she is also a qualified Beauty Therapist, Make-Up Artist, Model, Actress and Philanthropist.
Interview with Semi-Professional Bodybuilder and RockSport Ambassador Fernando Chavez
The feeling of seeing all the hard work and endurance paying off through the transformation of your own body.
How often do you train?
I currently train 4 days a week off-season and pre-contest 5 days a week.
What is your standard daily routine when preparing for a competition?
I’ll do cardiovascular work early morning for approximately 30-45 minutes on an empty stomach and then weight training later on in the day for 45 minutes. I generally train 3 days on, 1 day off, 2 days on etc. in rotation.
How important is the role of good nutrition and a healthy balanced diet in your life?
Nutrition is a fundamentally important factor to me, because it determines whether you will successfully achieve your desired goals or not. No matter how dedicated to weight training and top-level fitness you are, if your nutrition is not excellent, you will fail if your body is not in a prime state of health.
What have been your toughest challenges so far?
The rigorous diet and strict exercise regime for 13 weeks whilst being true to myself and achieving the muscle mass I desire without the aid of any unethical substances.
What advice would you give to any young men and women who are interested in building muscle but have never embarked on a serious training programme before?
Determine what you want to achieve from bodybuilding, set small realistic and achievable goals, never give up, stay determined and harvest the rewards!
What motivates you?
In terms of bodybuilding - to be able to endure the 13 week preparation phase, knowing that everything I did was to the best of my abilities.
In life - to achieve all the goals I set myself and to continue to grow as an individual.
What is your motto in life?
Good luck is the result of hard work and determination – it’s always too early to quit!
Fernando Chavez is a semi-professional athlete, competing as a super heavyweight bodybuilder in 5 National and 1 Regional Show, placing 2nd and 4th. He is also an Ambassador for RockSport and highly successful businessman.