DIY Oatmeal Face Masks

Here you go guys, another home-made recipe for you skin. This would suit all skin types and is beneficial for acne prone , dry and sensitive skin too. Even for normal skin types, this mask will do no one any harm and instead is very good as oatmeal contains amino acids that are beneficial for skin’s health, it is hypoallergenic which means even the most problematic skin can benefit and is a very good moisturizer when combined with other ingredients.

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Botanics Moisturizers Review – Dry | Oily| Normal

Hi Peeps!!

So let’s do skincare today, I guess too much of makeup already. Though we can’t have enough of makeup, let me remind you all that skincare is a must to get a flawless makeup finish. Even if you are not into makeup, you still need to pay attention to your skin to keep it healthy and at least delay aging. Am I making sense? Yeah, I know I do. 

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Difference between BB Cream and Foundation

Hi Peeps,

Today’s post is something that I have been asked a lot and so I thought why not summarize everything as I do not want to go into the details of each and every teeny part of it. To be honest, I don’t understand and you won’t even understand if you go to the technicalities of everything. So what I will share with you are points that I believe is very easy to understand by everyone.

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Review- Olay Regenerist Cleanser

Been seeing this product for a while now and I believe the first I saw was from Clarisonic, but the idea of paying a lot for something I wasn’t sure would work for me though the reviews were very good, made it impossible for me to buy one. The idea of having a giant toothbrush rubbed on my face was a bit weird. But curiosity can kill seriously! I kept doing my research , I even found the cheap China version of these brushes which was around AED25 but I couldn’t just get myself to use that too. Can’t risk on my skin.

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Review- Epoch Glacial Marine Mud

My love for face masks is never-ending. I end up buying face masks every time I go for skincare products shopping. Even though I already have plenty , still I can’t get enough of it. So when Vivian of Nu Skin offered to send me some samples of their products to try out, I just couldn’t resist as 2 out of 3 items were something I fancied a lot. Who doesn’t want to try new products by the way. So I happily accepted and I am now here with the results. ❤

So today I have for you all, Epoch Glacial Marine Mud . It is a mask not only suitable for your face but body as well. Isn’t that amazing. Laughing out loud

Epoch Glacial Marine Mud
Epoch Glacial Marine Mud

Details from the website:

A simple and natural way to softer, smoother toned skin. Revitalising clay mask with sea botanicals draws out dirt and impurities from the skin. Contains extremely fine mud particles and leaves skin feeling fresh, renewed and healthy-looking. Suitable for all skin types.

KEY INGREDIENTS

Glacial Marine Mud (Maris limus)—obtained from a remote glacial estuary in the Pacific Northwest, absorbs impurities from skin (dirt, dead cells, excess oil) without robbing precious moisture. This skin-beneficial mud is homogenized to increase its absorption powers and provide ideal consistency

My thoughts:

Best thing about facial masks are, you get the result instantly. You apply it and when process is done, you can tell immediately if the product is working for you or not. But I always believe in maintaining everything you do. Maintain and be consistent with what you have started for longer and effective results. In my case, I use masks to treat my pores, deep cleanse and remove excess oil, which is most of the masks do. Though I can immediately tell whether a product is working for me or not on the first application itself, I always continue and have a proper schedule for this routine, to maintain what I started or I will have clogged pores again causing it to look huge! Annoyed 

Very few masks show you a very satisfying result on the very first use. Epoch Glacial Marine Mud mask is one of them.

Epoch Glacial Marine Mud Mask results
Epoch Glacial Marine Mud Mask results

This picture was taken the very first time I used it. You can see the magic yourself. It did suck the dirt out of the core of my pores seriously! The makeup freak I am, most of the days my face has to bear the burden of all the makeup products I wear, one can imagine how much of cleaning I need to do. Specially when you have pores ,you need to give it attention and not ignore it. This mask minimized the visibility of my pores. My pores do look smaller than usual and now I am on my 3rd time use. Do not expect pores to disappear as no product would do that not unless you go for any kind of surgery. But this kind of results is not less than any magic to me as I have tried many masks and very few gave such results.

How to apply:

1. Wash your face with your favorite face wash.

2. Apply mask with fingers or flat foundation brush ,all over face except for eyes and lips.

3. Do not bring it any closer to your eyes specially the under eye area.

4. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes.

5. Wash it off and dry using a soft towel.

6. Apply moisturiser.

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Pros: Rolling on the floor laughing

1. Easy to use

2. Gives instant result

3. Mask not only for face but body as well Open-mouthed smile

4. Can treat wounds

5. Lots of benefits such as reviving youthful skin, deep cleanses, removes black and white heads(if you have any other color of heads, I’m sure this product will work wonders on that too Smile with tongue out).

6. The minerals in it helps a lot with giving you a healthy skin.

7. The mud has property to attract water hence leaving it hydrated.

8. suitable for Men and women.

Cons: Sad smile

1. The Price. If I convert the price to AED, I find the price to be very high as compare to high-end brands here that offers masks ( not sure if they give the same best result as this mask does)

2. Not available in UAE but best part is, they can ship anywhere in this world.

In my case , I will definitely spend that much on this product because of obvious reasons and it is not a one time use only. The product is to be used once a week only(advisable) and considering this, in my case it will last for 3 months. So spending a bit more on a mask that works wonders for 3 months is a good enough reason.

I have oily/combination skin, if you want to check out my daily skincare routine ,click here.

To order and check reviews, click here. OR you can email at thueyw@hotmail.com

Hope you liked reading and knowing about this product, take care of your skin, love yourself and stay healthy!! ❤

*This product was sent to me for reviewing. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post is mine and honestly written.

Motivational Posts- My Facial Care Planner

I have always been someone who stayed away from Beauty Salons. It isn’t that I have anything against them, but I just do not have the patience to sit there for hours and let them do all the stuff to me. I dread the moment when I cannot move because someone is working on my face or nails and I might just make them uncomfortable or injure myself or whatever. I want to move all the time, walk, run,fly (okay not really fly) but I want to be free. I am so impatient when it comes to getting pampered at salons.

Besides this, I love to do hair , face, nail, body care myself. The fact that I am doing something for myself feels so good. My skin and body needs my attention and I have to give that no matter what. Being a mom of 2, it was very difficult to take out time for myself and it was a struggle. Believe me, a very difficult step to take. If you are a mom, you would understand what I am talking about. But eventually I learned to deal with the difficulties I faced. Once a woman becomes a mom, it doesn’t at all means you have to just give up on everything and focus on parenting. Parenting should be priority,of course, but if you are “fit” then you have a happy family.

There was a time when I gave my 100% to my kids , not a single percentage to husband even, I felt somewhat miserable but wasn’t actually aware of it. There is always that “one day” in everyone’s life when things become clear in front of you and you just know what to do next. I knew that not only my kids, but my husband needs my time, my house needs my time, my in-laws and every body part of my life needs a part of me. Life is too short to cut off myself from all of these. I knew I had to balance things. I knew I had to look pleasant when my eldest daughter started appreciating my beauty when I do my hair. This is just one example. I knew that if I take care of myself, end result is a happy family. So I did it.

It was difficult but not impossible. Now my kids are going to school, so I have the first part of the day to pamper myself. I do not need to do that pampering daily , but yes, skin care is important and should be done daily. If you are interested in my skin care routine, click here.

If your kids are still very young for school ,they are with you 24 x 7, take out time for yourself when they are playing or napping. There is time for you , you just need to make THAT effort. There is NOTHING in the world that can stop you from taking care of yourself but only you.

So keeping track of everything sometimes becomes hard as I have million of things to do and forgetting something is what I don’t want. Skin care has to be consistent. So what I do to make my life easier is I created a planner and stuck it on my washroom mirror to remind me of what I have to do next.

All of us have different skin types and our skin has a certain requirement of care depending on our age. I am over 30 years already so I decided to do complete facial twice a month, I exfoliate  maximum thrice a week and use mask 2 or 3 times a week. If you are under 25 years, I suggest apply scrub and mask once a week only and full facial once a month.

Facial Care Planner
Facial Care Planner

So this is my Face Care schedule for the month of September, it is never too late to plan your next steps.

I will keep you all posted for my Nail , Body and Hair Care planners too. ❤

If you are someone struggling to take out time for yourself and found this post helpful, do comment below and let me know if you worked out on this. Tweet me regarding your progress, I would love to hear from you all. Let us be an example to others.

Love yourself , you are beautiful! ❤

 

Jane Iredale Products Review

Finally I am here now ,so much ready for my detailed review on Jane Iredale Products I received in the starter kit that had been sent to me by Basharacare. Check out my previous post for details on the kit and Basharacare. I took my time because I had to use the products first before I come to you and say what I think about them.

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Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base

Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base- Golden Glow

What the brand says about this Our multi-tasking foundations provide four important functions in one: foundation, concealer,sunscreen and active skincare benefits”

My report:

Somehow this brand have won my trust. I don’t know how , but it definitely has. You can actually tell the difference between products with just chemicals and the ones that are light on skin. Now this base is best used with damp foundation brush. I use my buffing brush for this , you can use beauty blender, flat foundation brush or any brush of your choice as long as it is damp. When applied dry , it doesn’t really show up that much but when applied with damp applicator, it gives you good coverage. By good coverage I mean, normal to medium. It pretty much evens your skin tone. It feels very light on skin and refreshing. The best makeup base when you are in a hurry and easy to carry because of its size. I had this base on for minimum of 4 hours every time I wore it and it was as good by the end of the day. After applying  the base, apply any pressed powder or loose powder to lock it otherwise you can skip this too if you have dry skin. You do not need any extra foundation for this but if you feel the need of concealer , then go ahead with that.  Proceed with the rest of the makeup process then.

Jane Iredale Amazing Base
Jane Iredale Amazing Base

Jane Iredale  Amazing Base – Golden Glow

This , to be honest I found very unnecessary in the kit. Since the pressed powder is already there, then there wasn’t really any need of adding this. I wish they added a blush or bronzer instead of this. I tried using this as a setting powder on top of the pressed powder base, but still ended up using my loose powder as it didn’t serve the purpose at all. However, if you are someone who want very light makeup on ,almost natural at the same time give a mattifying effect then go ahead and apply with a buffing brush or powder brush on top of your face primer or moisturiser.

Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray
Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray

Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray

What the brand says “All skin types crave moisture. Give yours a drink overflowing with nourishing botanicals, antioxidants and skin protectors.

My report: This is my first time using any hydration spray and I already am loving the experience. Since I have just used one brand of this product so I’d say I love Jane Iredale’s Pommisst hydration spray. The size is prefect. With the heat here in Dubai, having this spray in my purse has been very helpful and am definitely going to purchase one as soon as I’m out of this. You spray it on bare face or with make up on, it feels very refreshing and the scent is just perfect not too strong and not too light. My face felt very fresh and hydrated for couple of hours after spraying.

P.S It didn’t ruin my makeup at all 🙂

Jane Iredale smooth affair
Jane Iredale smooth affair

Jane Iredale smooth affair Facial Primer & Brightener-

I am not into face primers that much and I can go about doing my whole makeup without it to be honest. But I did use this a lot because I really liked it. It is not like other primers that I have used. I didn’t feel the silicon nor feel the oily thing that other face primers give. This feels exactly like a lotion,  refreshing and smoothing. Whenever I apply face primer, I feel like my skin is suffocated not able to breathe , I guess it’s because of the property in it that covers your skin with a layer to prevent natural oil from appearing and minimize pores. But this one feels just like a moisturiser. If you are a face primer kind of person, you won’t like this because you will not find what you are looking for . But it worked for me because I usually use my moisturiser as my primer. ❤ This one is a must have for me. I love it.

I do recommend you all to try out this brand. Not all are familiar, even I wasn’t too but the fact that it is a “skincare makeup” is totally a bonus points for makeup lovers. What else can you ask for , you get to have makeup that nourishes your skin at the same time.

I got this from Basharacare.com

So if you are in U.A.E do check them out as they I have a good variety of this brand.

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