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How to Get Smooth and Soft Hands

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


What you need: 
One tablespoon of olive oil (or coconut oil would be fabulous for this, too) and two tablespoons of sugar


Step 1 
Pour olive oil and sugar into your hand 

Step 2 
Rub the mixture in between your palms to combine and then spread it all over my hands as if you are washing your hands with soap 

Step 3 
Working in little circular motions all over your hands. This is to scrub off all that dead skin. You can take it up your arm a bit, too. Scrub a little on your cuticles (if it's dry) as it helps to soften them. 

Step 4 
Allow a few minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water 

Step 5 
Apply lotion as needed throughout the day to protect that new skin. 

You'll be amazed with the difference in your hands. Do this twice a week.

Good luck XOXO

Tips for Naturally Pink Lips

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Naturally red lips are one of the ornaments of beauty. There is no need to wear lipstick at all times. You can get pink and rosy lips using natural remedies at home. Try to avoid wearing lipstick all the times, as it can contribute to lips darkening. However, there are many factors that take away the natural redness of your lips. One of the facts is that red lips do depend a lot of genetics, but you can treat them to look red. Everyone, especially women long to have red lips. So, without spending a lot on cosmetics, you can have red lips and that too by following natural methods. Try to avoid the habit of licking lips as it actually dries your lips and make your lips pale.

Here are some tips on how to get rosy and pink lips:


1.Olive Oil 
Apply olive oil on lips to lighten them. Olive oil will give a moisture boost to your lips making them soft and beautiful. 


2. Butter 
Apply butter at bedtime to get rosy and very soft lips naturally. 


3. Honey 
Apply honey on your lips at bedtime to make them pink and smooth. 


4. Toothpaste 
Put toothpaste on your lips and leave them over night. Then rinse with lukewarm water. 


5. Lemon 
Apply lemon juice mixed with glycerin on your lips at bedtime. Leave it overnight. It will help in lightening your lips. 


6. Cucumber
You can scrub the slice of cucumber on your lips whenever you have some time. It will have your lips flushed with blood. Cucumber juice is also very beneficial in lightening your dark lips. 


7. Beetroot
Apply beetroot juice to massage your lips to redden them naturally. Beetroot juice helps a great deal in lightening your dark lips.

Product Review: Maybelline Lashionista Mascara

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Product Info and Description
Ingredients
My Opinions
I absolutely love this product!! The packaging is pretty. It's hot pink and awesome... This mascara made my lashes naturally long, but it does not volumize my lashes. No matter how many coats I apply, it will not clump. It is amazing for holding curl, of course, after curling my lashes. Perfect for everyday use. This mascara is easy to remove. 

Before

After
Pros 
- Does not smudge 
- Does not clumps 
- Affordable 
- Hold the curl of lashes 
- Perfect for those with thin lashes (like me!) 
- Visibly lengthens lashes
- The curved brush helps to discover and tint every lash 
- Easily to remove with just water 
- Overall effect is very natural and light 

Cons 
- When my lashes are not curled (I have naturally straight), it doesn't hold the curl at all. 
- No volumizing properties 

Will I repurchase? 
Definitely yes!

Makeup Tutorial: Purple Eye Makeup

Friday, October 24, 2014

What you need:
Eyeshadow base/eye primer
Eyeliner pencil
Purple eyeshadow
Brown eyeshadow
Liquid eyeliner in black
Pencil eyeliner in black 
Highlighter
Brushes 
False lashes 
Mascara

Let's get started (please refer to my 'Map Of The Eye' on your right):

First of all, always remember to apply eyeshadow base/eye primer to help your eyeshadow stay on all day.


Step 1 
Draw a line with black eyeliner to the outer corner of the eye to get a v-shape.

Step 2
Apply purple eyeshadow all over lids.


Step 3
Smudge the line and blend the eyeshadow with blending brush

Step 4
Apply brown eyeshadow (use as contour) in the crease


Step 5
Apply liquid eyeliner (black) on the upper and lower lash line; apply pencil eyeliner (black) on the waterline.

Step 6
Apply purple eyeshadow on lower lash line.


Step 7
Apply highlighter on your brow bone. 

Step 8
Apply false lashes and apply mascara on lower lashes.

Here's the finished look:


Good luck XOXO

Makeup Tutorial: Gold Eye Makeup

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

What you need: 
Eyeshadow in gold color (preferably pigmented/shimmery)
Black eyeshadow
Brown eyeshadow 
Liquid eyeliner in black 
Pencil eyeliner in black 
Highlighter
Brushes 
False lashes
Mascara

Let's get started (please refer to my 'Map Of The Eye' on your right):

First of all, always remember to apply eyeshadow base/eye primer to help your eyeshadow stay on all day.


Step 1
Start with a black eyeshadow, apply it on the crease.

Step 2
Apply shimmery/pigmented eyeshadow on your lids.

Step 3
Blend eyeshadow with blending brush.



Step 4
Apply brown eyeshadow (use as contour) in the crease and on lower lash line.

Step 5
Apply liquid eyeliner (black) on the upper and lower lash line; apply pencil eyeliner (black) on the waterline.



Step 6
Apply highlighter around tear duct.

Step 7
Apply highlighter on your brow bone. 

p/s Don't forget to apply false lashes and apply mascara on lower lashes.

Here's the finished look:


Good luck XOXO

How to Thicken And Grow Eyebrows and Eyelashes Naturally

Friday, October 10, 2014

                              Olive Oil  & Petroleum Jelly                    

Olive Oil For Shiny Luster and Soft Texture
Olive oil is known for hair treatment and it can also make your eyelashes grow longer. It is widely used to deep condition, it gives a beautiful shiny luster and soft manageable texture. After your normal facial cleansing routine, apply a drop or two of Olive Oil to your eyelashes and eyebrows using a mascara wand, leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse it off. Or you can also apply at bedtime and keep it overnight. Wash it off in the morning.

Petroleum Jelly Vaseline For Healthy and Strong Hair Follicles
Vaseline has been used for generations to promote strong and healthy hair growth, it's even used on the skin. After your nightly facial cleansing routine apply a small amount of Vaseline to your eyebrows and eyelashes then work your tiny hairs into place with a mascara wand. For maximum effect leave it on overnight and rinse it off in the morning. 

Vitamin E Oil Promotes Hair Restoration
Like Olive Oil, Vitamin E oil is another great way to naturally strengthen, thicken and grow your eyelash and eyebrows. This nutrient stops hair loss and promotes hair restoration. This is especially beneficial if you have bald spots in your eyebrows.

Nourish Your Skin With Antioxidant-Rich Foods

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Did you know that eating a diet rich in antioxidants is not only good for your health, it's actually great for your skin too. But what are antioxidants? By definition, antioxidants such as vitamins A and C are substances that can help prevent the effects of free radical damage in the body. In other words, antioxidants can neutralize the process of oxidation and cellular damage which contributes to aging and disease. The body does not produce antioxidants, but it requires a variety of antioxidants to help neutralize free radicals. Thus we need to consume foods that contain these ingredients.

What is the impact to our body if it lacks antioxidants? The simplest example is taking an apple, eating only half, leave it at room temperature and observe the changes. Apple transformed into brown caused by the process of oxidation byproduct of free radicals. This also occurs in the body by free radicals which are produced by the body through free radical reactions biochemical. However, too much will bring harm to the body. Other factors such as smoking, drinking alcohol, acids, sunlight, exposure to radiation and environmental pollution will produce more free radicals in the body.

Here's the antioxidant skin foods that nourishes your skin from inside and makes sure that your skin remains younger and healthier.

The best thing about the following list is that they're also delicious!

1. Kurma (Dates)


Kurma are rich in nutrients including minerals and vitamins. There are many health benefits of eating dates, as they are free from cholesterol and are very low in fat. It provides a good source of energy for your body. Among one of the vitamins that are in kurma is Vitamin C. Vitamin C functions as an antioxidant known as tannin. In fact, the kurma are also rich in vitamin A, which is antioxidants to keep skin healthy and beautiful. 

2. Raisin



Raisins are actually green or black grapes that are dried. Indeed, grapes are also rich in antioxidants high. Phenolic Phytonutrients contained raisins functioning in killing germs, antibiotics and antioxidants in skin care. 

3. Blueberries


Blueberries contain a substance called antosinin anti-oxidant that can stop the spread of cancer cells. Furthermore, antosinin is also effective in nourishing the skin to slow down the aging system.

4. Green Tea



Green tea beverage known as antioxidants, is the best in Japanese society. Green tea contains polyphenols and catechins, anti-oxidant compounds that effectively eliminate the free radicals in the body. It functions by providing a healthier skin.

5. Raspberry



Just like blue berries. It is also rich in anti-oxidants that can remove high with free radicals and slow the aging process of the skin. It can also improve damaged skin cells and give skin moisture so that the skin stays soft and supple.

How to Create An Ombre Lip

Monday, September 29, 2014

Ombre trend is everywhere now - ombre eyes, ombre hair, ombre nails and even clothes. The definition of ombre is the French word for color that is shaded or graduated in tone.

And, yes... You can do it to your lips, too...

What you need: 
1. 1 x dark lipstick and 1 x light lipstick (your own preferable colours)
2. Lip brush

Here's the steps: 

How to Create an Ombre Lip

Step 1
Prime your whole lips with concealer. This is to help hold the colors to the lips all day



How to Create an Ombre Lip

Step 2
Apply darker lipstick on the outer lips



How to Create an Ombre Lip

Step 3
Apply lighter lipstick in the middle of your pout



How to Create an Ombre Lip

Step 4
Use brush to blend the lighter colour into the darker one 



How to Create an Ombre Lip
Finished Look

Proper Way to Apply Perfume

Monday, September 22, 2014

Almost all women and men are fond of wearing perfume. Wearing perfume can somewhat increase the look and confidence because you know that you smell wonderful. But, how to make perfume scent lasts longer? Knowing the right way to apply perfume helps ensure the best possible result.


There are several ways you can maintain to make perfume scent lasts longer:

1. Apply Perfume Right After Shower 
Apply perfume right after shower is the best way to maintain its scent. You don't want to stain your clothes and jewelry, do you? Remember that some perfumes can stain clothes and jewelry easily. If you use perfume directly on the body, it will be activated by the body's natural heat. Therefore, the fragrant smell will remain much longer. So, spritz some on your skin after drying off and before putting on your clothes. 

2. Spray, Rather Than Rubbing 
It is not recommended to rub perfume because the act of brushing can destroy the scent molecules, resulting in a distinct odor. Instead, just spray perfume, about 15-25 cm from the skin. Lightly-sprayed smell will spread evenly on the body. 

3. Where To Spray? 
Ever wonder why people put perfume on their wrists and neck? These are your body's "pulse points" (your inner arms and the backs of your knees and ears are the others). Pulse points emit the most heat, allowing the perfume to diffuse out from the body. However, less is more. You don't want to over spray, so pick one or two key places and spritz each one once or twice. 

4. Moisten The Skin Before Applying
Scientific studies show perfume smells more lasting on oily skin, as compared to dry skin. Many people look at an oily skin as a problem, but it has the advantage of which it can retain the smell of perfume longer. Therefore, if you have dry skin, moisten first or you can apply unscented lotion before spraying. Perfume lasts longer when your skin is hydrated. 

5. Save Fragrance In The Right Place 
Protect your perfume from moisture, heat and light. Preferably a place that is a cool and dry, away from direct sunlight. Moreover, buy perfume spray bottle is encouraged as it will help to prevent evaporation and aroma chemical reaction to air.

Tutorial: Simple Smokey Eyes for Monolids

Monday, September 15, 2014

If you have monolids, you need to be careful with the eye makeup and sometime even experienced makeup artists find it baffling. Here, I will share with you some of the makeup tips and tricks for monolids. Before applying makeup, remember to cleanse and moisturize your face with your favourite skin-care products. Always allow a few minutes for it to set before applying your makeup.

I'm going to start with the following:

What you need:
Eyeshadow base/eye primer
Jumbo eyeshadow pencil
Brown eyeshadow
Liquid eyeliner in black
Pencil eyeliner in black
Brushes

Let's get started (please refer to my 'Map Of The Eye' on your right):

Step by step















Step 1
Prime your entire lid and crease for long lasting smudge-free wear and this will keep your eyeshadow from creasing.

Step 2
Apply Jumbo pencil to line your lid. It depends on how thick you want it to be.

Step 3
Use blending brush to smudge/soften the harsh lines.

Step 4














Apply a nice brown shadow (preferably matte for monolids; AVOID shimmery shadow as it will make the eyes look swollen or puffy) to your crease area or below your brow bone. This brown color can help to enhance the monolid eye (it's like faking the crease!). In other word, to create eye contour and crease effect.



Step 5



Line upper lid and lower lash line with liquid eyeliner.



Step 6



Apply pencil liner on waterline.



Step 7



Apply brown shadow (matte) under eye to make the eyes appear bigger.

Oh ya, don't forget to apply highlighter to your brow bone. For those with monolids, DO NOT use a shimmery highlighter as it will make the eyes look swollen, instead use a non shimmery highlighter.

Lastly, you may apply your false lashes.

Good luck.

Here's the finished look:



p/s I'm wearing Glam Grey from Lofalens

Face Shapes and Eyebrows

Friday, September 5, 2014

Eyebrows are like a picture frame to decorate your eyes. The right frame certainly makes your eyebrows and entire face look more interesting. Despite the constantly changing shapes due to current fashion and trends, the basic formation remains the same. Eyebrow shape must always be longer than the eye, so that your face will look balanced. The right eyebrows can make your face look sexier, younger and more beautiful. If your brows aren't in shape, you might end up looking dull or worried. As a makeup artist myself for many years, I've always told my clients that eyebrows are the most important facial feature. And, always make sure that they get the right eyebrows for their face shapes. When you look good, you will always feel good!

How to determine your face shape?
Very simple. Start by pulling your hair back from your face, and with no makeup on, look closely in the mirror.

Generally there are 6 types of faces, such as oval, long, heart, round, square and diamond.


1. Oval Face Shape
This is an ideal face shape and the most favourable face shape as it is compatible with all forms of eyebrows and even hairstyles. This face shape gracefully tapers toward chin. Has wider forehead and prominent cheekbones.


2. Round Face Shape
Round face shape has almost the same width and length while the cheekbones are the widest part of the face.

Solution:
To make round face appear to be longer is to create a high arch eyebrows shape. Avoid rounded brow as it makes the face more round.


3. Long Face Shape
A long face shape has a long proportion to the width. This face shape gracefully taper toward chin. Some have prominent chin. 

Solution:
As your face already long, you don't want your face look more longer than that. A flat eyebrow shape can shortens a long face shape.


4. Square Face Shape
Forehead, cheekbones and jawline for square face shape has almost the same width. Square and bony jawline is prominent feature.

Solution:
Start with the curved eyebrows shape then add more angle to create balance. The stronger and more bony the jawline is the more angled brow shape should be created.


5. Heart Face Shape
This face shape strongly taper toward chin. Chin tend to be pointy and forehead maybe a prominent feature.

Solution:
Forehead maybe the widest of the face. Depend on how prominent of the forehead, start with a low arch, round curved brows then add more volume to it as it adds more length to the forehead as well as balancing the pointy chin.


6. Diamond Face Shape
Face highly angular and somewhat bony. Widest at temples and not as common compare to others.

Solution:
A curved eyebrows shape will soften the angled face and reduce the widest part of the face temples.

Product Review: OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil to Go

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My cuticles before applying OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil to Go
I suffer from super-dry and ragged cuticles and fingertips. With all these, it ruins the entire look of my fingers and nails. For me, healthy and manicured cuticles are not just a matter of fashion. Contrary to what some people may think, cuticles are not piles of dead skin that gathers at the base of the nail. They are living parts of the skin that serve an important purpose. Cuticles are attached to the nails and help keep them healthy by protecting them from bacterial and fungal infections. When the cuticle becomes dry, it can't attach to the nail to do its job. This leaves the nail vulnerable to damage and infection.

OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go

Click here to buy:
 

However, you can care for your cuticles to keep them looking nice. When your nails and cuticles become dry and ragged, this is the time when you need a cuticle oil to moisturize them. This little tube is a lifesaver - OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil to Go. I love this product and my cuticles need it so much! Whenever my cuticles start to get dry, I will apply it. Ever since I started using this oil, I rarely have dry cuticles. My cuticles are moisturised and my nails look more healthier. Even though it's greasy but it sinks in almost immediately. I love the smell of this oil, too. This tube lasts for a long time as you only need to use it in a very small amount. For those who suffer from dry cuticles, remember to keep one in your handbag or purse as it won't go everywhere if it's in your handbag or purse. It really is convenient for "on the go" just as it claims!

My cuticles after applying OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil to Go

Here's the ingredients: 

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