This baby right here.. is my precious! This is my Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Face Scrub. It states that it’s a daily scrub, but my dermatologist recommended using it twice or thrice a week. I have mentioned that a face scrub is essential in every girl’s stash. It’s a must! Dry, flaky skin is not cute.
ON TO THE DEMO!
Pour some of the powder on to your palm and add some water until it becomes a paste consistency but still grainy.
Rub that into your face starting with your cheeks and it should look something like this!
With damp palms, continue rubbing it into your skin and it will become less grainy and soak in a little bit more.
Wash it off. I refuse to show my face :p
And you’re left with smooth and soft-to-the-touch skin! Woo!
This exfoliating powder is rice-based. It has changed my life! I used to have really dark and dull skin. After exfoliating, your skin will look bright and will feel soft.
This is very pricey at $50, but it comes in a very big bottle. This has lasted me for more than a year now and I absolutely adore this product! I definitely recommend this to anyone in search of a gentle and effective face scrub!
I have been invited to write a post on BNBN. For my very first guest post, I will be sharing my favorite products with you.
There are a standard set of products that I use for my everyday look. These are products that help me effortlessly achieve my everyday look. Since there are too many elements involved, I will only be sharing with you the cosmetics.
The foundation that I use is the Matifying Compact Foundation in D20 Warm Nude from the Sephora collection. You can find this product in Sephora for $20. If youre looking for flawless coverage, this is not the foundation for you. I use it for smoothing.
The bronzer that I use is the Translucent Mineral Powder in Golden Bronze by Cover FX. For some reason, I cant find this product even though Im pretty sure I bought it from Sephora. There is, however, a similar product called the Radiant FX Luminescent Powder. It also comes in Golden Bronze. You can find it in Sephora for $32. This is actually a setting powder, I believe, but I thought Id use it as a bronzer because it wouldnt be as dark. It didnt work, LOL. Im actually in the market for a new bronzer.
The blush that I use is the Fionatto Blush in 01 Light Pink by Elianto. I bought this in Malaysia and I dont remember how much it was. I like this blush because it blends in perfectly with my skin, giving it a very natural flush.
The eye primer that I use is the High Definition Eye Shadow Base by NYX. I bought this along with two other eye primers when they were on sale on HauteLook and I cant remember how much they were. This is an awesome product because not only does it smooth out your eyelids for your eyeshadow, it also helps your eyeshadow last a LONG time.
The eyeshadows that I use come from a limited edition ELF palette that I cant find anymore, LOL. ELF always has limited edition products coming and going. However, I do warn you that their products are very hit-and-miss. When theyre good, theyre awesome. When theyre not, theyre horrible. The palette that I have, for example, I can only use a few of the colors because the others just. . .suck. I cant even tell you which colors I use from the palette because theyre not labeled.
I use three different eyeliners for EVERY look. I get very OCD with eyeliner because I wear a lot of it ALL THE TIME so I have to make it PERFECT. And I achieve that through these eyeliners: a pencil eyeliner in 161 Black Magic by Rimmel, the Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Black by Eyeko, and a liquid eyeliner in 4203 Black by ELF. These my are three favorite eyeliners as you can probably tell from the size of the Rimmel, LOL.
There is one other eyeliner that I use, which is a pencil eyeliner in 28 White by Jordana. I use it on my bottom lashline to make my eyes look bigger but I dont recommend this eyeliner because it is very, very, VERY NOT pigmented. I still use it only because it shades (Yes, SHADES) the eyeshadow that I have on my bottom lashline. It turns the black into a very pretty grey, LOL.
I use two kinds of mascara: volumizing and lengthening. I dont trust the two-in-one kind because they just dont produce better results than actually using two types. For volumizing, I like the Volume Plumping Mascara in Black by ELF. For lengthening, I like the lengthening mascara in Extreme Black from the Fibre Lashxtend collection by ModelCo. One coat of each gives you the prettiest eyelashes ever.
Last but not least, because I always have on really dark eye makeup (and clothes), I like to punctuate it with bright red lips. My favorite lip product right now is actually a lip stain. I LOVE Stainaic by TheBalm. It applies really easily, is highly pigmented, and stays for a long time. The only downside thats keeping me from wearing it nowadays is that it dries your lips. Sad.
So, there you have it! My favorite products for my everyday look.
Whether it be not taking off your makeup, or scrubbing your face too much; we all have beauty habits, be it good or bad. But what are the bad beauty habits that can do harm in the long run?
Today is New Year’s Day! What better time to break your bad beauty habits than New Years Day?Today I’ve compiled a list of bad beauty habits which many of us (myself included) are guilty of.
PICTURES MAY SEEM HYPOCRITICAL, BUT ARE FOR DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY, I PROMISE! :p
1. Not Washing Brushes Regularly
Washing brushes can take up a really long time, especially if you have a really big collection. Brush cleaners are also very pricey.
HOW TO SOLVE: Listen to music when you wash your brushes! Sing along and that way, you’ll never get bored. If you don’t like music (which is highly unlikely), then watch YouTube videos. Watch mine! :p
For pricey brush cleaners, just make your own! There are many do-it-yourself recipes online but what I use is I just mix a mild shampoo with water! And it works wonders! I also use some rubbing alcohol (surgical spirit in some countries) in a spray bottle and spray it on the brush after each use to disinfect it.
2. Popping Zits/Pimples/Acne
We all know this is a bad habit, but we always have the urge to do it anyway. Popping zits will not only transfer bacteria from your hand to your face (thus causing more zits!), it will also leave a scar. Scars can stick with you for a long, long, long time!
HOW TO SOLVE: When you’re looking in the mirror and you see a huge, pulsating zit, you immediately want to pop it. BUT NO. Try to distract your hands by fixing your hair, reapplying lipstick or Instagram your outfit! And try to stop looking in the mirror as often.
3. Not Taking Off Makeup Before You Sleep
This is something that probably majority of us are guilty of. Not taking off your makeup before you sleep is like putting salt on your wound. In the morning, dust and dirt from the air sticks to our skin. The makeup and dust will clog up your pores and cause you to break out more and then you’d be tempted to pop your zit!!
HOW TO SOLVE: Makeup cleansing wipes are your best friends! Keep a packet on your bedside table and when you’re tired and sleepy after a long day, just grab a wipe and remove the makeup on your face. Granted, it’s not as clean as washing your face with a cleanser, but it’s better than not doing anything at all! So make sure to pick up makeup wipes on your next makeup run if you work and study long hours.
4. Touching Your Face
What’s wrong with touching my face??!! Well, similar to popping your zits, the contact between your hands and the face will transfer bacteria and cause you to break out more. Touching your face can also lead to you catching a flu.
HOW TO SOLVE: Again, distract your hands! Take pictures, touch your hair! This is the hardest habit to break because we’re so used to it. Most of all, do not give up!
5. Rubbing Your Eyes
Rubbing your eyes is the only way to get rid of that annoying itch! It not only transfers bacteria, but can also lead to an increased pressure in the eye. This, might then cause more severe problems in the long run.
HOW TO SOLVE: Sometimes our eyes itch because they’re dry, so keep a bottle of eye drops in your purse and at home. Eye drops can also help wash away the dirt or pollutant that may be irritating our eyes.
So if you didn’t make any resolutions, now’s a great time to start! No excuses! Let 2013 be a happy, healthy and beautiful year!
So I was sitting down looking at my nail art supplies wanting to do something really easy to do but will still look gorgeous. Then I saw my striping tape and I remember seeing this nail art a lot of Pinterest, so I decided to give it a go.
I have to first say that I’m sorry it’s so messy. When I was painting my nails, I was too lazy to remove the mess made on the sides. I have also already been wearing this manicure for about 3 days when I took the photos, so it may be a little chipped. Sorry in advance <3
All pictures were taken with flash.
I used all Elianto Nail Polishes.
I also made a little tutorial on how you can achieve these nails! Take a look 🙂
Thank you so much for reading loves! <3 See you tomorrow for another day of Christmas Countdown!
Hey guys! Christmas is just around the corner, well.. actually.. it’s exactly a month away. So, I thought I’d do a holiday gift guide series. Firstly, I’ll do Part 1 for HER & HIM, which is beauty-related (fragrances, skincare, makeup, etc.) and then I’ll do a Part 2 for HER & HIM, which will be for miscellaneous things.
Urban Decay has a name for amazing palettes like the Naked series. This palette is no different! 20 eyeshadows with a variety of colours, ranging from neutral to bold and colourful! This is definitely a palette that is versatile and will be loved by many.
5. e.l.f Essential Makeup Collection – 83pcs ($15 at Target)
e.l.f is an amazing brand! This set comes with 64 eyeshadow colours, 8 lip gloss colours, 4 blushes, 4 bronzers, a lip brush, a face brush and an eye brush.. And get this… it’s only $15 on the Target website! A great stocking stuffer!
This is an amazing deal! You can buy this set for yourself or for someone else, sample all the fragrances, choose your favourite one & head over to a Sephora near you to redeem a free Full-Size of the favourite scent you chose. How awesome is that?
This set comes with 12 sample sizes of most sought-after fragrances which include: Viva La Juicy La Fleur, Marc Jacobs Dot, Coach Poppy, DKNY Be Delicious, Gucci Guilty Intense, etc.
Who could resist a nice, long, relaxing bath with Lush products? NOT ME! I have been an absolute fan of Lush ever since I first bought it. This set comes with, well.. 12 products. One for each day of Christmas :p No more partridges in pear trees.
Okay, seriously? This is just cool! SUPER cool. Ciate is known to come out with creative nail ideas.. like the awesome Caviar nail design. Now they’ve come out with a Velvet Manicure. How cool is that?! Enough said.