Sunday, 9 August 2015

Word Of The Week- Refresh

'Blame is a condition of the mind where love is a condition of the heart. Choose to live your life from the heart...' -Diane Adams

We're now more than halfway through the year, making August a great time to slow down a bit and refresh our minds and bodies. Where I live, August is cool and partly sunny / cloudy (England has to have a bit of rain!) ; just a short walk outside can be energy-draining. This makes it the perfect time to think about refreshment, about quenching the body and mind's thirst for something invigorating.
Doing things that refresh the mind and body is a great way to counteract the lethargy that sometimes comes with the long, hot summer days. I've certainly been in need of refreshment myself so I've rounded up some of the best ways to refresh the mind and body. 

Monday, 3 August 2015

The Result Of A Kiko Shopping Spree!

Kiko has conquered this special little place in my heart! It's not cray cray expensive, it has such good quality products and is constantly coming out with new collections! Plus it almost always has some sort of sale going on! What else can you ask from a brad? Nada!

So this week when I went to my nearest shopping center and I saw Kiko was 50% of, I knew some damage was to be made ahah. I first spotted their new, or new to me, sponge system foundation, there have been many high-end brands bringing these to the market, so I was pretty excited when I saw this one! I also really wanted to try their highlighting concealer pen, you can never own too many of those!

Friday, 31 July 2015

The One I Stick To!

Ooh fancy...! I say to myself when my sister gave me this Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion to try as she knows very well how much eyeshadow I wear on a daily basis and from then on it has been my one firm favourite tube. 
It is something I have been loyal to it as it is encased within a tube so no unwanted excess! I have really oily eyelids which are also hooded (some don't have to struggle like us, eh), basically such combination can make the wear of eye products a nightmare and most formula's if not primed crease within two hours which is never a great look. It is totally suitable for day or night wear... or both, if your like me and have a last minute meeting up with friends in the evenings.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

My Favourite Healthy Fruitiness

  Unfortunately, many of us share the same realization at one point in our lives'- be it for wanting to be healthy or simply because the expression "The bigger the figure, the better I like her" starts bringing us a particular happy feeling ahah. It's time to maybe start being a bit more conscious about what we eat, because pancakes for breakfast and chocolates all day everyday.. are probably not the best for you!

So I started to enjoy the nature natural sweets and started to cut on the processed sugars, switching sugar for natural honey and a lot of the nasty snacks for fruits, might sound really simple, but its a start! These are a few of my favorite new treats:

Monday, 20 July 2015

Oh The Monday Blues!

“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”

Brian Tracy

Oh, Monday mornings. Things to do- 1. Get out of bed? 2. Find coffee? 3. Pretend to be a human?

Totally understandable. After all, you had a busy weekend or relaxed weekend, either way, you don't want it to end.

However, why don't we see the positive side of this day? Here are some ways that I have started dealing with to beat the dull day:

Friday, 17 July 2015

My Tips On Strobing

By now, everyone has heard the scary statement: "Out With Contouring, In With Strobing"! To break it down for you, contouring is focused on creating a shadow using contouring powders or creams, and strobing emphasizes the light of your skin, making it's high points glow and giving shape to your face that way! Basically, your trying to cheat your way into the angelical look, instead of a heavier chiseled out sexy one. Personally, I don't think that any of these techniques is stealing each others pedestals, both look very different on your face. If you wanna get your strobing game on fleek, then these are my tips for you:

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

My MAC Lipstick Collection

MAC lipsticks. Need I say more? I was never too fond of lipsticks to be honest as I like to focus more on my eyes with a little pop of colour now and again. Some of you may own a couple and be suffice but some of you might be completely addicted to these beautiful black bullets of lip goodness. I am getting there! 

I still remember getting my first MAC lipstick a few years ago while travelling out of England and I stumbled upon this black store in the duty free. The wide variety of lipsticks grabbed my attention within a few seconds. I have seen it while buying other products before but then this was duty free, why not just have a browse through? From the packaging, formula, name and the way it enhanced my makeup, I was hooked. From that moment on you could say I've built quite the collection of MAC lipsticks. 

Monday, 13 July 2015

Summer Skin Care Routine - For Dry Skin

It is summer time! The sun is out, the sky is blue and you can almost just smell the happiness!! And for those of us who were not blessed with a natural glowing looking skin, we have to cheat our way to get that healthy dewy summer look! So here are my tips to nurture and take care of your skin this summer:

Friday, 10 July 2015

Let's Conceal It!

Okay so let's get this straight, concealers are a great investment. You may not want to sit there applying full coverage of foundation when you have a bus to catch so why not cheat a bit and just apply concealer where needed. C'mon haven't you done that?

Concealer is such a personal thing that really requires a few tries before you can determine what you think about it. Find a store with a good return policy, or spend some time with an employee who can show you how to apply it, in order to give it a decent shot. I believe it is a great investment so this is my small collection and my opinion of what I think of it... (In order of full to light coverage)

1. Vichy Dermablend Corrective Cream Stick
A concealer for severe imperfections. Intensely pigmented, 12 hour hold formula which remains just the same! It has a texture similar

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

How I Got My Hands On My Lorac Pro Palette!

Probably like most of you reading this, my love for beauty and all girly things was nurtured through the internet, spending my free-time reading blogs and watching YouTube videos.. And one day i decided it was time to up my eyeshadow game! And so the search began.. for the perfect high end eyeshadow palette. And after little me watched all the perfect palette tags and monthly favourite videos, i found my true love, the Lorac pro palette.

Everyone was explaining how it was the smoothest, most pigmented, most variable in shades but still neutral, most everything of everything out there.. sounded sooo perfect.. until i discovered it was only sold in America or i could always pay double its price on Amazon.. oh the pain!! I went Sephora looking for alternatives, but not even the naked palettes exited me anymore.. And so the hunt began!!!