Garnier Micellar Extra – Gentle Cleansing Wipes

I’ve been using the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for removing my eye makeup for a while now. I’ve recently been trying it out to remove all of my makeup. I also recently spotted the Garnier Micellar Extra-Gentle Cleansing Wipes and decided to try it out.

New Garnier Micellar Extra-Gentle Cleansing Wipes contain thin silk fibres in a thick, soft wipe.

Soaked with Micellar water, they are specially formulated for make-up removal on sensitive skin.

Like a magnet, the cleansing agents capture impurities and lift away dirt from the skin. No need to rub to efficiently remove make-up.

The result: In a single step, your make-up is removed and your skin feels refreshed and soothed.

They never leave my skin red or dry despite having very sensitive skin, it would be great if they made it in a larger pack.
These wipes are just as effective as the micellar water but much more convenient for travelling and it is recommended even for sensitive skin.

Removes all makeup including waterproof eye makeup. Has a lovely, gentle floral smell. It doesn’t leave any residue and is non irritating or drying. 

I keep one at my bedside table and one in my handbag. Convenient for travel.

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 #Garnier

Makeup Don’ts

Today I’m bringing you all the makeup dont’s and how to avoid all those little mistakes.

Dont’s

Brushes

Don’t use dirty makeup brushes.

Lip liner

Don’t drag lip liner with a harsh line.

Lashes

Don’t use falsies with thick band.

Don’t curl lashes after mascara.

Eyeliner

Don’t leave a harsh line.

Don’t drag eyeliner down.

Don’t use harsh liquid liner.

Eyes

Don’t use shimmer in crease.

Don’t apply shadow to bare lids.

Brows

Don’t use black brow products.

Blush

Don’t blend blush below the apple of the cheeks.

Highlight

Don’t highlight apple of cheeks if you have large pores.

Contour

Don’t use a warm toned bronzer.

Powder

Don’t use foundation powder to set makeup.

Concealer

Don’t conceal under eye circles without using a corrector first.

Foundation

Don’t match foundation to neck.

Don’t apply foundation to bare skin.

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Makeup Do’s 

There’s nothing nicer than getting tips about makeup, especially if you’re still getting the hang of it or just isn’t that into makeup.

Do’s

Brushes 

Do  wash makeup brushes regularly.

Lipliner 

Do outline your lips using small strokes.

Lashes 

Do curl lashes before mascara. 

Do use only falsies with a thin band.

Eyeliner 

Do use a pencil or gel for definition. 

Do blend eyeliner into a subtle cat eye. 

Do blend bottom lash line.

Eyes 

Do prime lids with shadow. 

Do use a warm toned creased color.

Brows 

Blondes use product 1/2 a shade darker than hair color.

Brunettes use product 1/2 shade lighter than hair color.

Blush

Do apply blush on apple of cheeks and blend upwards.

Highlights 

Do highlight points of cheeks, nose and cupids bow.

Contour 

Do use a taupe matte bronzer.

Powder 

Do set foundation with setting powder.

Concealer 

Do use a concealer that is 1/2 shade lighter than foundation.

Foundation 

Do moisturise and prime before foundation.

Do match foundation with overall tone.

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My Weekend Getaway List

I just love sharing my favorite list and with a weekend getaway ahead, no better time than now.

We all know how daunting it can get to pack for a weekend. The agony on deciding what must be packed or not. Not mentioning forgetting stuff. So I have decided to share my packing list, which by the way took me a long time to master. Now I’m happy to share it with you.

Toiletries

  • Tooth care
  • Hair care
  • Eye care
  • Skin care 
  • Body care
  • Cosmetics
  • Sunscreen
  • Fragrances

Clothing

  • Sleepwear
  • Coat/Jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Shoes/Sandals
  • Socks
  • Undergarments
  • Tops
  • Bottoms

Accessories

  • Hats/Scarves
  • Sunglasses
  • Watch 
  • Jewelry
  • Umbrella/Rain gear
  • Bags/Purses
  • Swim gear
  • Exercise gear

And everything else

  • Medicine/Medication
  • Maps/Guides
  • Snacks
  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Keys
  • Books/Magazines
  • Electronics/Chargers
  • ID
  • Passport
  • Credit cards/Cash
  • Tickets
  • Itinerary/Confirmations
  • Emergency/Medical
  • Information

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My Skin Care Routine

I can’t stress enough on how important it is to have a skin care routine. I know it’s not always easy to stick to a routine, but if you can do most of it, that’s good enough too.

Today I’m sharing my routine with all you ladies.

Morning:

  • Cleanser
  • Toner
  • Moisturiser
  • SPF
  • Facial scrub 2 to 3 times a week

Evening:

  • Make up remover 
  • Cleanser
  • Retinol eye cream 
  • Night time moisturiser

Weekly:

  • Exfoliate entire body
  • At home face mask
  • Wash sheets

Monthly:

  • Professional facial
  • Eyebrow threading
  • Wash make up brushes

Habits:

  • Drink water
  • Drink Vitamins
  • Eat lots of fruit and vegetables
  • Lip balm
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Avoid hot showers

*Visit a dermotologist yearly.

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15 Self-Care Tips

Not wanting to sound selfish or anything, but today it is so important to take care of yourself. In order to function on a daily basis, feeling good and rested is so beneficial in our lives. And if you do not take care of yourself physically and emotionally we run the risk of burn out, even illness.

Each day we can do one or two things for ourselves and if we start feeling better, we take better care of our loved ones as well. We will function so much better and have more energy for physical tasks.

Self care is not only for the benefit of being physically and emotionally well, it is also taking care of our appearance. Again, just doing one thing every day can make a huge difference. 

Physical Care

  • Exercise – whether it’s a brisk walk, jogging, yoga or just being active is a great way to clear your head of all the stressful things in life.
  • Eating healthy – You do not have to go to extremes when it comes to eating healthy, but try to eat at least five fruits and vegetables, drink lots of water and cut down on salt, sugar and processed foods. Or make a smoothie every morning, add some nuts, chia seeds or almond milk to it. Remember small changes every day makes a difference.
  • Stop smoking – bad for your health and skin.
  • Don’t take on too much – do not take on too many things at once.
  • Sleep – get enough sleep, it’s very important to not deprive yourself from sleep. Sleep deprivation ages you and reduces your mental abilities. Sleep restores your energy, repairs your body and improves your concentration. Adequate sleep can also help you to keep an even body weight.

Emotional Care

  • Unplug  Reduce mental clutter by going off the internet for a day or even a week. Self care is to be able to get away from all the distractions.Switch off your cellphone.  Just for a day or two, take a break from answering calls or responding to texts. It’s okay! The world won’t collapse without you.
  • Clutter – get rid of unnecessary clutter in your home and office. There is nothing worst than looking for something and you can’t find it. 
  • Email get rid of all that junk mail and organise important emails in different folders for easy access.
  • Read there is nothing better than getting totally lost in a good book.
  • Fun – go out with friends or family that always make you laugh, afterall laughter is the best medicine.

Personal Higiene

  • Keep yourself clean – wash yourself and hair regularly.
  • Trim and polishComb your hair and brush your teeth daily. Keep your nails clean and trimmed.
  •  Moisturise – moisturise your whole body daily. Invest in a good moisturiser, it doesn’t have to be expensive, but keep in mind to buy only a qaulity moisturiser.
  • Clothes – invest in qaulity clothing. Get rid of stains and fluff on garments. Replace lost buttons, put in a hem where cotton has come undone, iron out creases and always make sure clothes fits right and the lenght in jackets, skirts and pants is right. 
  • Shoes and  sneakers – always keep your shoes and sneakers clean and odor free.

        What is your self care tips?

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        Dark Under Eye Circles

        Recently I have been struggling with under eye dark circles and puffiness. It is amazing how it can change your whole appearance, from looking tired to actually getting comments like “you look sick”.  The agony of it all.

        Trying countless of tips from the internet, like using cucumber, tea bags, cold spoons that was kept in the freezer, expensive creams and propping yourself up with an extra pillow or two during the night so that the fluid drains down, taking the excess away from your eye area. All this helped a bit, but I still needed that extra help with makeup.

        A colleague of mine gave me these useful tips and it actually made a difference.

        Firstly apply foundation first.

        Using a wedged sponge or cotton swab and use the lightest shade foundation in your compact. If you are already using the lightest shade in your compact for your facial foundation, you may need to purchase and use the next lighter foundation compact. If you’re using the lightest of the medium shades for your face, you would purchase the “the light” foundation compact and use the darker of its two shades for your circles, which is one-half shade lighter than the lightest of two medium shades.

        Place lighter color under the eye in the dark circle using wedged sponge or cotton swab.

        Blend with foundation sponge.

        Repeat the process with adding more light color in circle with brush and blending with sponge if more coverage is needed.

        Lightly powder to set.

        Go only one-half to one shade lighter than the under eye dark area.

        To avoid the “racoon eye effect” which will only make the dark circles look worse, many women use too light of a shade in trying to reduce dark circles.

        I hope you find my tips useful and please feel free to share your tips. 

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        Avon Liquid Freeze

        If you have read my previous blog post about nail polish, you know I can be rather impatient when it comes to waiting for my nails to dry. Especially when I’m in a hurry.
        I purchased quite a while ago Avon Liquid Freeze, because I was looking for something that will save me loads of time.

        I painted my nails as normal and then I sprayed the Avon Liquid Freeze on my nails. The bottle has a spraying nozzle for easy application. Found it very oily and unpleasant though. I thought the liquid will feel cold and absorb immediately, like the name liquid freeze. Hold the bottle about 30cm away from your nails so that the formula covers all of your nails in one pump rather than having to spray a few times,which wastes the product as well as making your fingers too oily.

        It took my nails at least a minute to dry.  The oily residue around my nails however, did not dry into my skin so I had to wipe it off with a tissue.

        The fragrance is quite pleasant. The bottle comes in a travel friendly 50ml bottle. It is perfect to carry around in your bag to touch up nails.

        I have tried various nail drying products but this seems to be my almost favourite at the moment. There are a few things I don’t enjoy about this product but this product does get the job done. 

        Another good product from Avon.

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        #gorgeousnails

        20 Times We Should’ve Listened To Our Moms

        We all been through this with our moms/grandmothers, but as teenagers we always thought we knew everything.
        As we get older we realise more and more we should’ve have listened. 

        1. “Cotton underwear is healthier than that lacy stuff.”
        2. “Why don’t you wear your comfy shoes.
        3. “Drink more water”.
        4. “That boy is bad news”.
        5. “Never go to bed with wet hair”.
        6. “Don’t open that clothing account”.
        7. “Eat your veggies”.
        8. “Moisturise”.
        9. “That boy is a keeper”.
        10. “Shouldn’t you be studying?”.
        11. “You can’t trust everyone”.
        12. “Remember your sunscreen and hat”.
        13. “Bedtime”.
        14. “Open a savings account”.
        15. “Pay a little extra and buy qaulity brands”.
        16. “Watch less television”.
        17. “Read more”.
        18. “Exercise”.
        19. “Travel often”.
        20. “Don’t rush into anything”.

        A lot of it is true. Just imagined if we listened we would have avoided so much like, premature aging, health concerns, heartbreaks, loss of sleep through late nights and loved ourselves just the way we are.

        So, if you’re still young, listen to your mothers, there’s a reason why they here.

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        #mothers