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Holiday Makeup Essentials!

Will you be traveling sometimes soon to your much-deserved and needed holiday? Weekend getaways & 10 day holidays can’t go wrong when you are well equipped for them. If this time you want to look fabulous and beautiful when tanning in the sun, or even when getting off your flight, this article will help you achieve that! Here, we will list you the top 7 makeup items that should always be with you.

Top 7 Makeup Essential Items When On A Vacation

1. Skincare products

Your skin will love you if you take good care of it. Women of all ages should have some collagen-based products since these can help with the tiredness (that you may expect after traveling for so long), as well as with the glow level of your skin. A rich serum or your daily moisturizer will make such a huge improvement for your skin’s texture. Your pores won’t get clogged, and your foundation will stick so much better on cleansed skin.

Cream

2. Light Base

Heavy foundations are a big no-no since:

A) Why would you want to waste your time applying several coats and layers of something so heavy?

B) During the holidays, you should let your skin breathe as much as possible and you should let it rest.

If you want to feel good after traveling for 5-6 hours just have a good and lightweight BB cream, and some concealer. Don’t pack translucent powders, bronzers, or blushes since these can take away too much of your ‘getting ready’ time. Besides your BB cream and the concealer, you can also bring some liquid highlighter, these are great at giving you a rested and youthful look.

3. Setting Spray

Setting sprays became a huge hit in the last couple of years, while ten years ago no one was really into them. Nowadays a setting spray is a great choice if you want to give yourself long-lasting and sealed makeup. This spray contains a fine mist which is quite hydrating and you will only need 3 pumps of the bottle to enjoy your makeup for hours! You can also use this spray to restore back moisture whenever your skin starts feeling dry. Setting sprays can leave you with satin and radiant finish (which is great if your skin is dry), or you can have a mattifying finish (which is great if your skin is quite oily).

4. Lashes

Applying eyeshadows as well as false lashes can be so annoying and time-consuming when you are trying to enjoy your beauty sleep and your vacation. Also, if you are someone who likes to travel light, then there is no reason for you to bring your mascaras, glue-on lashes, lash tweezers, glue, or even eyeliner! Instead, how about you do lash extensions? These are a semi-permanent solution which can last for 3 weeks. Lash extensions are done at a salon by a certified esthetician and are applied one by one on top of your natural lashes. They are heat-proof, waterproof, and smudge-proof, meaning that you can enjoy your swimming and tanning carefree! The best part is that they can look really natural, or however you want them to look-all based on your preference.

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5. Lipstick

Lipsticks are a must wherever you go and no matter the current weather season. Some women prefer liquid lipsticks, while others turn to mattes and satins. However, in this case, the best choice would be a lip balm, tinted lipstick, or even a lip gloss. Anything else might be too drying and uncomfortable for several hours, and don’t forget that your lips demand moisture. You can restore it by applying your lip balm every 3 hours and then on top apply your favorite creamy lipstick.

6. Eyebrows

Eyebrows can be such a hassle to do when you are on vacation. Every woman should, at least, pluck them before she arrives at her favorite spot. This will save you so much time and you will be a bit reckless once you get to your destination. Also, only bring a tinted brow gel with you since it can make such a difference for your natural brows. It is consistent out of tiny little fibers which will give you a noticeable fill, as well as a good hold throughout the day. Women who have naturally bushy brows won’t even need this as their go-to product. Also, if you’ve did microblading you will be set for the entire period as well.

7. Hydrating Mask

Last, but not least, don’t forget a good face mask. These can be a life-changing tool if your skin dries out on the road, or even if you experience a slight sunburn. You can simply apply it on top of your skin and enjoy for 15 minutes each night. A sheet mask will restore moisture & hydration and will calm down your skin. Also, you will get rid of any puffiness or redness around your eyes in less than 15 minutes! Make sure that your mask suits your skin type, and also make sure it has some aloe vera in it. This is great since it gives moisture and boosts your collagen production.

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Review : My Shopping Experience at Born Pretty Store!

Hey guys!

Today I am reviewing Born Pretty Store, an online shopping site that ships worldwide. I have got 6 items from there. Please find my views on them below :

Born Pretty store

1) Bonnie Choice matte liquid lip color – This is in the color Human Nature #6. It’s an extremely pigmented, creamy, matte purple color. On my hand swatch you can see the exact color. But on lips, it tends to go lighter.. a more natural color which I quite loved. It’s waterproof and thus long lasting.

Bonnie Choice

Lips

The applicator wand is soft and very convenient for application. One coat would do the trick. So this bottle will last a good while.

Price : $3.59 for a 7gms bottle.

It’s available in 7 other colors too!.

2) Facial Mixing Silicone brush – This is my absolute favourite of the 6 items I got. It’s just so fantastic. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know what a skincare fanatic I am.

Mud mask face brush

What I love the most about silicone products is that they are very hygienic. They don’t harbour bacteria like the conventional face brushes. I got this in the color pink.

Mud mask face brush

This little beauty tool helps keep my hands clean when mixing and applying face masks. It’s so handy, lightweight and easy to use. It’s ergonomically designed for a perfect facial application experience.

Price – $2.39

It’s available in 4 other colors!

3) After 90 Matte lipstick – Got this in the color #19 Charming. It’s a gorgeous nude color but on application it takes on a light pink color. Even though I love it’s texture, I feel it would look better on lighter skin tone than WOC. It has an outer and inner packaging & the tube itself looks different from a typical lipstick tube.

Pink lipstick

Pink lips

Price – $2.59 for a tube containing 3.8 gms.

It comes in 9 other colors too, even though 8 of them seems to be ‘Sold out’ for some time now.

4) Lovely Puppet lip balm – These are probably the cutest lip balms ever. Shaped like little ladies wearing Kimono, these are clear, smells soo fruity & is moisturising.

Lip balm

Price – $0.99 for a 2.4gms tube.

When you order this, you can’t select a Kimono pattern. A random one will be sent to you.

5) Magical Halo Lip/Eye liner – I got this in the number 14. It’s a slight pinkish purple color. I chose this because I thought it would go well with the two lip colors I have chosen.

Lip liner

It is not pigmented at all. I didn’t like it’s quality. This is my least favourite item of this lot.

Price – $0.99 for a 1.1gms pencil.

6) Bonnie Choice Liquid concealer – I like the texture of this one. It’s a creamy formula, eaay to work with and to apply with the applicator wand.

Concealer

Unfortunately due to some mistake I made during the ordering process, I chose the lighest color. That is so not like myself at all, that at first I thought it was a mistake from the store’s side. But I checked my order and there it was as clear as day.. I chose #10 instead of #30. It’s available in 6 colors.

Price : $2.99 for a 6 gms tube.

Overall, my shopping experience at Born Pretty store was an easy breezy one. They stock over 10,000 products & is very inexpensive. The staff are very courteous and very helpful should you need any help. They ship worldwide for free. Mine reached via post in just 10 days (from China to India)!.

Discount Code

The people over at Born Pretty Store were kind enough to offer my readers a 10% discount code!. It’s WER1H10. Please note that it is valid for original price products only (meaning it’s not applicable on already discounted/on-sale products).

If the above discount code is used by 5 or more of you, they have agreed to sponsor a giveaway for you guys, right here on my blog. So, I urge you to check out this awesome shopping site.

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Note : These products were sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own & honest.

Guest Post – Thank Your Skin with Hyaluronic Acid!

If you have been applying layers of powder just to correct your skin’s excess shine, you’re committing a serious mistake. You see, applying powder won’t just make you look cakey, but it can also cause closed comedones (read: acne) and zits. And that’s the last thing you want to happen, right?

Listen, if you want to get a more even and radiant finish, your makeup products aren’t the only things you have to be concerned about. Prepping your skin matters, too. And to tell you the truth, a properly prepped skin can make a huge difference in the coverage and longevity of your makeup.

Now, you’re probably wondering: How do I prep my skin?. One of the best things you can do is exfoliate your skin. Getting rid of dead skin cells can make your skin more even, allowing you to apply your makeup easier.

Another tip is to make sure your skin is moisturized. Look for ingredients that have hyaluronic acid as it has a really potent hydrating property. It can provide a long-lasting moisture so your skin stays plump and smooth even after you apply your makeup.

And you know what else?. Hyaluronic acid isn’t just great for moisturizing the skin. It also has the ability to fight signs of skin aging. By locking in moisture, it can prevent the skin from sagging. It can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles so you won’t have to layer too much foundation on your skin just to hide them.

With its ability to strengthen the skin’s barrier, regular use of skin care products with hyaluronic acid can increase your skin’s protection against UV rays, too. With so many benefits, this is one of the best ingredients you can use on your skin.

Still not convinced?

Here’s an infographic about hyaluronic acid you might want to check out :

Hyaluronic Acid

About the Author :

Hannah

Hannah Do is the founder of Thank Your Skin, a beauty blog dedicated to providing honest skin care advice and information. She aspires to help her readers achieve their most beautiful skin by sharing personal tips learned through both years of experience and thorough research. Click here to check out her latest article.

Thanks to Hannah for sharing this amazing infographic and article with my readers ♡

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Top 10 Tips for Applying Makeup to Acne prone Skin!

If we lived in an ideal world, we´d all have flawless skin. However, we live in a world where not all of us are blessed with good genes. Therefore, many of us have to deal with the outbreak of acne, making it extremely difficult to apply makeup. Fortunately, you need not worry as we have listed 10 tips for applying makeup to acne prone skin.

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For more tips, visit Make Me Up Mandy.

If you find that your skin is flaky because of the over application of acne cream, you can use scotch tape to remedy the situation. All that’s required of you to do is to pat your skin with it.

It is not necessary for you to use heavy makeup to cover your acne scars. In fact, the over application of makeup only sheds light on the acne. Therefore, you should instead use sheer foundation to put the spotlight on the rest of your acne-free skin. Concealers should be used to cover up acne. When you apply foundation on the blemishes, you must do so with care; avoid dabbing more than necessary.

Sometimes, discoloration may still occur despite the use of concealers and sheer foundation. During those times, you can use a color corrector to ensure that the makeup blends in.

It is also advisable for you to add brightness to your complexion towards the end of your makeup routine. This will help bring glow to your skin which can otherwise be dull because of the use of primer, color correctors, blush etc.

You shouldn’t use cream foundations on your acne prone skin when applying makeup. It might be tempting to go all out with the concealers and foundation to hide the scars, but it will not enhance your appearance. In fact, it will make you stand out for all the wrong reasons. We can do without unwanted attention.

Here´s another important tip for you! You should ensure that your eyes are soft and nice when applying makeup to your acne prone skin. Therefore, you should avoid using dark mascara at all costs.

It is important for you to moisturize your face properly before you begin your makeup routine. Failure to do so often leads to chalky and rough looking skin, which, in turn, only brings more attention to your scars.

You must, at all costs, remove your makeup before you go to sleep. If you fail to do so, your skin will not breathe properly and the pores will clog up. And, the clogging of the pores could lead to the growth of more acne.

This tip is really a no-brainer. It is imperative for you to wash your hands before you begin your makeup routine. We wouldn’t want any bacteria, oil, and dirt on your face now, would we?

Now, the most important tip for you to know is the fact that you don’t have to cover the blemishes for anyone else. Don’t be pressured into applying makeup. You should only do it for yourself 🙂

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Giveaway Winners : Makeup class at DHD Beauty School, Dubai!

Hey guys,

Congratulations goes to these two extremely lucky ladies for winning a spot in a group makeup class by award winning hair and makeup artist, Dahlia of DHD Beauty school in Dubai!.

First prize winner is Jemsheena Yoosuf who gets to choose to learn any one of the following three – Bridal makeup, Glam evening makeup look or Everyday daytime look.

Second prize winner is Adiba Khan who gets to choose to learn one of the two remaining looks that weren’t chosen by Jemsheena.

Both winners please email me at nazninazeez@gmail.com so that we can discuss & take this further.

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Giveaway : Makeup Classes at DHD Beauty School, Dubai!

Hey guys,

I am so excited to team up with DHD Beauty School in Dubai, to give away makeup classes to TWO winners!. Each winner will win an admission each in a public group class. A class is 3 hours long and held at DHD Beauty School’s bright and spacious private classroom/studio.

Makeup class

The group classes are for seven women, to learn how to master the art of make-up on themselves. Taught by their own master trainer Dahlia, these small, intimate classes allow for a relaxed, and personalized teaching experience. These classes normally cost AED 450 per person.

Dahlia DHD Beauty

Dahlia

How these classes works usually is, people put down their names on DHD’s public class registry form, and when they get seven names on the list who all has the same learning outcome goal, from three options, they host a class.

Please enter using the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win this amazing opportunity to learn from the best!. Onto the giveaway details :

● There are 3 mandatory entries to enter this giveaway. Complete that and then do the rest of the entries for more chances to win.

● Giveaway is open to UAE residents only, because, well obviously the classes are being held in Dubai.

● There are three class options, to learn- Everyday daytime make-up, Glam evening make-up & Bridal make-up. Since each winner will go into two separate classes, I am going to let the first winner (whom I’ll choose randomly using Rafflecopter) decide which class she wishes to take. Then the second winner will choose a class out of the remaining two options.

● Giveaway will end on June 8th, 2017.

● Winners will be contacted via email by June 10th & also announced on the blog.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you have any doubts at all, just ask in the comments below. Good luck!

Here are some more details about DHD Beauty School’s classes, that you might wish to know :

Participants are encouraged to bring their own kits for evaluation (to be able to recreate the look at home) but also to use DHD’s professional kit to try new products and tools as well. They are based in Barsha Dubai. They also hold private makeup classes whereby a group of seven women can book a session together at a cost of AED 3000. This would be a fun and unique idea for a bridal shower, hen party, bacherolette party, birthday party, baby shower or just a casual girls day out. Decorations and catering are available on request.

Definitely check out DHD Beauty’s website for more information and share this giveaway with your friends right now, because it’s a great opportunity!.

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Review : Spinz BB Talc!

Hey guys,

All of you are familiar with BB creams. They are everywhere. However, recently, I saw a different variation of the BB concept – a BB talcum powder!. BB here, stands for ‘Brightening & Beauty’.

Spinz BB Talc

It’s by the brand Spinz. This powder gives an instant glow to the skin. As it says on the tin, it does cover spots and blemishes, to an extend. It’s perfect to get rid of that undesirable oiliness that forms on the face, on a hot, humid day. The powder is very similar to powder foundation, but has an orangeish color and is very fine in texture.

Spinz BB Talc

I found this in Lulu Mall, Edappalli, Kerala. It’s hard to find it anywhere else. I definitely recommend it. Spinz has different types of powder talcs, that are easily available everywhere. However, this one is found only in Lulu, as far as I know.

Price : Rs 75 (Approx AED 4.25) for a 100 gms pack.

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Review : SKIN79 Wonder Fix Brush Eyeliner!

Hey guys,

Skin79 is a Korean brand. Known for their innovative products, this one definitely attracted me because of the precise application that it promised. I am not disappointed at all. More about it :

SKIN79 eyeliner

It’s brush is super pointy yet soft and flexible enough to create a modulable thickness while getting in the inner corner of the eye really well. The color that I got is #2 Brown. It looks great against my black pupils. The liner reminds me of a marker. The color payoff is good and it can be build up to be darker. Also, when shaken, something moves back and forth, inside and reminds me much of how a white ink pen works. This liner definitely is a fool proof way to achieve THE most perfect winged eyeliner look..

Wonder Fix brush eyeliner

I bought this from Glambox Middle East’s online e-shop. I would have linked you the Buy link however unfortunately their e-shop has closed since Oct ’16. I purchased this in Sep.

Price : AED 65 (Approx $17.79) for 0.5gms.

If you are looking for a drugstore dupe for this, definitely try out Physicians Formula’s Eye Definer Felt Tip Eye Marker which I’ve reviewed here. It’s price is $7.25 (Approx AED 26.63) & is 0.8 gms.

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Guest post : Bridal Beauty Trends 2016!

Hi guys,

My name is Miranda, and I am a professional hairstylist based in New York. I have been in the fashion industry for the past 10 years and have been graced to work with the some of the top ranking professionals in the field. For the latest information on hair styling trends 2016, tips and more, check out my Hair straightener reviews.

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The wedding day is the most cherished occasion of any girl’s life as she desires to look her exceptional best on her big day to get incredible accolades and lifelong memories. In this article,  we’ll look at the latest bridal beauty trends for all those beauties who are going to get their wedding bells rung soon. These bridal beauty trends are highly innovative yet trendy as they serve to create a magnificent look for your D-day.

A bride needs to choose the best wedding gown, makeup and hair accessories to achieve perfect glow that draws all eyes on her. However, an even greater need is about having clear skin that is ready to show the enigmatic diva in you to make the event memorable.

Natural Look with Minimal Makeup

One of the most prominent trends of the year 2016 for the brides is to opt for a natural look that is accompanied with minimal makeup like a light colored foundation along with a glow on the cheeks complimented with a natural shade of lipstick. To achieve this look, one needs skin that is well moisturized and has the slightest foundation to cover up any spot or blemish in a single stroke. Moreover, the application of a natural color blush would enhance the glow to the skin with a light shaded lipstick. This light makeup work will ensure that you look simply beautiful.

Use the Highlighter to Get Glowing Skin

Another latest bridal makeup trend is the use of a highlighter stick that helps to get the glowing and not the undesired shiny look. It is intended to provide the dewy look that provides the amazing glow and shimmer to make your face naturally brightens up to enhance your looks. It is required to be applied to the apple of the cheeks, under the eyebrow and the inner corner of the eyes to provide the stunning looks that make you look mesmerizing, so get ready to try this look with remarkable perfection.

Enhance Your Looks with a Lip Gloss

Yes, you can increase your charm and classic look with the use of a lip gloss on your wedding day to get the desired look, but it should be applied carefully to avoid the messy look. All you need to do is to use a lip balm on your lips and choose a light colored lipstick of your choice and add a subtle layer of lip gloss to make you look perfectly flawless. Make sure that you don’t spoil your looks with the incorrect application of a lip-gloss as even the slightest faulty application can ruin your look.

Get Your Desired Looks with Pink Lipstick

Another latest trend of the bridal makeup for 2016 is the use of a pink lipstick accompanied with the use of winged eyeliner along with the added charm of rosy cheeks to create the magnificent look that is certainly going to make you look classy.

Brown Makeup for Eyes

The brown makeup for eyes is a real winner when it comes to the idea of getting the perfect natural look. In fact, you can use the Mac brown eyeshadow that should be enhanced with the use of brown eyeliner and no need to use mascara to get the classy look for your D-day. Moreover, you can use a light colored foundation and natural lipstick to get your preferred look with ease and perfection.

Conclusion

On a whole, check out these simple tips to make your wedding day the most memorable one by picking the nice gown and perfect accessories accompanied with a natural makeup tone that would make you look like a real diva. So, stay happy and stay stylish with the right makeup!

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