How To Use These Makeup Brushes For Face

makeupbrush-powderbrushI tried my best! Trust me. But these are the least that I can show :/ There were many in my collection. So, don’t be bored if the video has become really very long as I tried giving extra information and tips but due to time, I had to just omit some parts 😦 I hope this will help in any way.

Featuring in this video are all makeup brushes you will find in makeup brush sets, what they are used for and which ones worked for me.

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Powder Brush

Can be used for compact powders, loose powder, blush and bronzers.

Snapshot 3 (10-20-2015 10-12 PM)Kabuki Brushes

Ideal for Liquid foundations but can be used for powder and cake foundations too. Use them for your cream contouring and highlighting or for applying face powder, no restrictions 🙂

tpered brush-real techniqueTapered Brush

The one in the picture is by Real Technique. It is basically a contour brush but I use it to apply blush and highlighters. Amazing results.

Flat foundation brushFlat Foundation Brush:

These are flat foundation brush , if you want , you can try with it but I am not able to use it for foundation instead I use it to apply face mask, concealer & cream contour.

These are some of the brushes I mentioned in the video. To see the complete video, click here. Here is a suggestion for everyone, if you are a beginner, I suggest go for an affordable makeup brush sets, they are equally of good quality as high-end. Do not splurge on high-end, first try from the drugstore which ones suit you. Drugstore makeup brushes are also of extraordinary quality, they will give you the same result as any other brushes will. Never think that if you are using MAC , then only you will get flawless results because it is totally wrong. Achieving flawless makeup is by the technique and product you use not your brush. My makeup brushes are mostly from the Drugstore because I am very satisfied with them. No complains whatsoever , so check down below my suggestions.

  1. Bh Cosmetics Brush sets
  2. Coastal Scents Brush sets
  3. Morphe Brushes
  4. Real Techniques.

I also have bought some sets which is not of any well-known brand such as Make Up For You. If you get your hands on one of these sets, then use it! Regarding shedding of bristles even two of my Sigma brushes started shedding after my first wash. Moral of the story, go for affordable ones with good quality. The brands I mentioned above are the ones providing us with reliable quality brushes.

Where you can order the above if you live in UAE- Click here for my recommended online stores that can get them for you. OR check out the websites , http://www.girliestuffs.com and Glamazle.com

Note: Make sure to clean your brushes every week. This is how I clean.

Best Hair Mask – Prevent Hair Fall & Fast Hair Growth

Here you go girls, finally the secret hair mask that will stop hair fall and increase hair growth. Without further a do, let’s move on to the actual reason this post exists.

what you need:

  1. Egg- 1
  2. Plain Mayonnaise- 1tbsp
  3. Bowl

Increase the quantity if you think it is not enough for your hair.

Method:

  1. Mix both the ingredients in a bowl and beat well.
  2. Apply on head concentrating on scalp in circular motion.
  3. Massage for 5 to 7minutes.
  4. Tie up your hair.
  5. Leave it on for 30 minutes
  6. Rinse and shampoo

Note: It is advisable to do hot oiling before applying mask for better result. Check out the home-made oil I use due to which I have seen results in just first use. Apply mask twice or thrice a week.

Check out the video to check how I did it.

Review- NuSkin Polishing Peel Skin Refinisher

I still remember how my last review from this line was a hit on my Facebook. Why won’t it be? It was a really good product.  I do not compromise at all with products I apply on my face and whenever a new company contacts me for reviews , I thoroughly do my research first before anything. NuSkin is one company I haven’t heard of at all till I used their Mask for the first time ,which I really loved (I did hesitate when applying for the first time though)but since then they earned my trust and so I started using another product from them which is what this post will be about.

But before anything , I’d like to highlight something that I have noticed and would like to pour in my opinion. As I’m part of many Blogging Facebook groups, I have noticed that a lot of members have phobia of sellers from Forever Living, Younique etc. We can’t really blame them as their representatives didn’t leave any leaf unturned in destroying these companies’ reputation by following annoying selling method. So , recently I saw a post in a group about the same complain but with NuSkin mentioned as well as other other two mentioned above. The main issue that groups’ members have is why are these companies allowed in bloggers’ groups and attract bloggers by advertising saying”opportunities for bloggers” when in fact they are just trying to sell. I 100% agree to this. But I definitely would like to share my experience with Nuskin. I was contacted by a very nice lady , introduced me to their products (the best sellers I believe) then asked me if I would like to review. I asked for the website and while chatting with her I went through their website and Googled about them. I said yes for the review and we finalized everything with the address where to get the samples delivered.  During this chat, the lady offered me to join them but she wasn’t at all annoying or insisting and I really appreciate that. She let me decide and gave me my space about this. I posted the same review about them in those groups which you are reading at the moment. Yes Nuskin do recruit reps but my experience wasn’t bad at all that I will block them. That’s the reason you all can see my reviews of their products. I am not their rep at all and just like other companies do, they sent me samples to review with no strings attached. However, I know for the fact that they would want me to join. Aim of this mini experience review is to give people/brand due respect they deserve. If I experienced bad, I would definitely talk about it, but if my experience is otherwise then I should let everyone know about it too.

So moving on to the review.

Product Name: Polishing Peel Skin Refinisher( Click the picture to be directed to their website)

polishingpeel-microdermabrasionKey ingredients: (from their site)

Pumpkin enzymes—immediately work to resurface and smooth skin by dissolving built up dead and damaged cells.
Bentonite clay—a natural clay derived from volcanic ash; acts as a magnet to remove dulling skin cells and toxins
Concept(from their site)
Enjoy skin smoothing results clinically proven to be equivalent to a professional microdermabrasion session without ever leaving home. Polishing Peel™ features pumpkin enzymes to resurface,soften, and polish the skin and bentonite clay to remove dull skin cells and toxins. A convenient alternative to professional micro-dermabrasion treatments, Polishing Peel™ delivers a fresh, healthy complexion. To maintain apolished appearance, use three times the first week and twice a week thereafter.
My thoughts:
What intrigued me was that, people go for professional surgical treatments , spend a lot of money and their time to bring back their youthful skin which is highly affected by exposure to sun, ageing or any skin problem. Nuskin claims that this polishing peel does the same job as any microdermabrasion treatments do. Of course there will be a bit of a difference, I haven’t tried the surgical one but with surgery you see results immediately. Of course, with something you are doing yourself , the results will take some time. The result of this polishing peel is amazing. at first, I found it very hard to deal with as I wasn’t really sure how to use it. I let it dry completely due to which I found it very hard to rub it off. So do not let it dry completely, as soon as it settles on the skin start massaging in circular motion, you will see all the dirt coming off. I applied it all over my neck and face and every time I do that, my skin looks lighter , smooth and non-greasy. For all those wanting to get rid of their fake tans, this one will do the job for you as it literally rips off unwanted layer on top of your skin.
Watch the video for the demo on how to use it , I used my hands as I do not show my face  but the steps are the same when applied on face. Make sure to start with a clean dry face and finish off with face toner and then moisturizer.
To order and check reviews, click here. OR you can email at thueyw@hotmail.com

Makeup Starter kit | Beginner’s Starter Kit

We women are so different from one another. While some would prefer vanilla latte(like me) , some would want to have black coffee. With makeup, it is totally the same formula. Some would want to have full makeup in their collection. would apply almost each and every item and go through the hassles of blending the colors of eyeshadows to getting the right amount of highlighter and bronzer while some would rather stay away from all of them and prefer having eyeliner , blush  and a lip gloss only.

Then there are those who knows that makeup runs in their blood and are sure that’s what they are going to live for LOL (exaggeration but I’m sure you know what I mean). But every girl has to go through the dilemma of deciding which beauty product should be in her makeup kit , as a beginner. With many friends and acquaintances seeking help on this topic , I decided to give my share of advice or suggestion.

My makeup beginner kit is very simple. I believe in keeping only what you need if you are just starting with makeup for the following reasons: (later on you can keep stuff that you even do not need :P)

  1. you might be on a budget
  2. you wouldn’t want to spend on something you never know how it would turn out to be.
  3. you might want something then realize that you don’t really need that after purchasing.
  4. the lesser products , the easier to learn and master your skills on them.

So we have all the good reasons to keep it very less.

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Here is what you need:

  1. makeup pouch/kit
  2. a lipstick or lip gloss- If you are wise ,get both the items for the price of one. Check out which dual lip gloss I am rocking at the moment, here .
  3. bb cream- applying foundation is a skill. I suggest getting yourself BB cream as it is easy to work with , no trick needed to apply that and not much of problem with shade. Once you are familiar applying this, go ahead and get your choice of foundation. You seriously do not need a face primer even as a pro, let alone beginner. (that’s another issue I’m going to touch later). Prep your skin before applying your makeup by applying moisturizer, it will work as primer and keep your makeup there all day long. Use your fingers to apply this and you are done.
  4. blush- Do no get carried away and buy a lot of colors. Choose a shade you think you’d like and good for everyday wear whether day or night.
  5. eyeshadow(Optional)- I labelled this as optional depending on what you really like. Some would want to just finish their makeup with eyeliner on, while some would want to get their hands on some eyeshadows. So choose a small palette with warm shades for a starter as they are easy to work with. No fear of looking so overwhelming.( what I have in the picture is NYX Love in Paris)
  6. eyeshadow brush- Get yourself one eyeshadow brush and one blending brush.
  7. mascara- Mascara is very important and shouldn’t be miss no matter what. Even if you are going for a makeup-free look, I suggest apply mascara in that case too. It helps eyes pop open and give it more wider/awakening look.
  8. eyeliner- No matter how we love gel liners as we see those perfect cat winged eyes, hold your excitement and get yourself pencil eyeliner for now. Anyway you wouldn’t be jumping on to creating that cat wing as a beginner, right? So make life easy and use pencil for now.
  9. concealer- A must have. you will need this to cover obvious imperfections as your BB cream might not do the job of covering everything.
  10. pressed powder- You need a powder to set your BB cream, for that choose one that suits your skin type.
  11. powder brush – to be used for blush and powder if you are using loose powder.
  12. angled brush- to give your eyebrows that perfect shape.
  13. spooly- my favorite brush to tame my brows before outlining them.

Hope you enjoyed looking at my beginner’s kit. What’s yours? Do you think I missed anything?

Bloggers Award

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Hah!! Finally got to do awards related post after ages. Sorry guys for the delay. It might have taken 2 months for me to post but I did!! It’s always great to be nominated for different awards as I feel appreciated, noticed and this is a way to interact with fellow blogger and help each other.

So Lindsay nominated me for two awards and Mirror the love nominated me for one but I decided to merge both the awards as they are the same ad I feel so happy that through these awards, I discovered two more amazing blogs that I can go to during my coffee time. Interesting stuff to read and fabulous pictures. You guys should check them out. Go ,go go. 😀

Award #1 The Premio Dardos Award

The rules are:

  1. Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
  2. Pass the award on to other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated.

Award #2 The Beauty Blogger Award

Rules:
1) State the name of the blogger that nominated you.
2) Answer the questions you were given.
3) Nominate 10 people whose blog is about beauty or fashion.
4) Make 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
5) Let the bloggers know that you nominated them.

Lindsay’s Questions for me and my answers 😀

  1. How long does it take to do your makeup on a regular day?

15 to 20 minutes if simple eye makeup, no contouring and correcting.

2.Smokey eye or natural for a special event?

Smokey all the way…<3

3.What brand of makeup brushes do you prefer?

BH Cosmetics, Good quality at affordable price.

4. Do you ever go makeup free?

Yes, many times. In fact most of the time.

5. What is one makeup product you wish companies would improve and why (nail polish, lipstick, blush, etc.)?

Many to mention. Not really improve but stop bringing to the market like lip concealer, lip primer, eye primer, I feel they are not really necessary. Bronzer and powder contouring products should be the same and not separate, why make people spend unnecessary and on top of that makeup became confusing due to this.

6. How old were you when you started wearing makeup?

I was 25, eyeliner and lipstick only. I started wearing full makeup at the age of 28.

7. What’s your best tip for perfect eyeshadow blending?

Get the right blending brush, blend till your fingers hurt but not eyes. 😛

8.What brand of foundation is the best?

Many. But my favorite foundation has been my Karaja pore minimiser ,so for me it is the best. Otherwise Loreal and Maybelline has some really good foundation.

9. Who is your makeup idol?

I look up to Nikki tutorials on Youtube. I would want to be able to do makeup like she does.

10. What’s your favorite mascara brand?

Loreal, Burjouis and essence.

Mirror the Love’s Questions for me and my answers 😀

  1. Any blogging regrets?- None
  2. Biggest beauty trend regret?- Lip enhancers
  3. One product you think everyone should have?- Moisturiser
  4. If you were creating your own beauty line, what would you call it?- “Native”
  5. Have you ever had a beauty “disaster” while doing someone else’s make-up?- I still need more faces to be able to do some disaster. hahaha
  6. Bold eyes, bold lips or both?- I can go with both. Not following rules really, just depends on occasion.
  7. What has been your biggest life lesson so far? (taken from a question asked to me!)- Attend to yourself first before others, this way you are fit to attend to others then.
  8. Favourite music video make-up?- None :/
  9. What is your favourite make-up remover?- Bioderma
  10. What is one product you just can’t get the hang of? Or if that’s not applicable, that you cannot stand to use?- False Eyelashes. Somebody teach me the easiest way please!!! GRrrr

I nominate the following bloggers because they are amazing and would want to hear more of them. ❤

Aysha Sana

Rockette Queen

The single Life Unscripted

Living Life with Joy

Makeupateers

Happiness wherever you go

Nicole Elysia

Driftinglexi

Cookie and creams

Lainey Loves Life

Questions for you all:

  1. Best thing about blogging.
  2. why did you start blogging?
  3. You favorite post.
  4. Do you take photographs for your blog yourself? If not ,then who does that?
  5. How many social media platforms you have.
  6. How many times a week do you blog?
  7. Your favorite beauty product.
  8. Nude or bright lips?
  9. Best compliment you received ever since you started blogging.
  10. What is the biggest challenge you are facing in the world of blog?

Would love to hear all your answers , girls. For those who do not wish to do this, please ignore and if you are doing this award, do leave a link to your post on the comments section below.

Thanks again, Lindsay and Mirror the Love for the amazing questions.

Inglot Eyeshadow 151

I just want the whole world to know which is my favorite silver eyeshadow and the only silver I eye shade I have. It is like a blessing in disguise to get this in one of my Glambox and loved it so much that I didn’t need to spend on any other. ❤

ingloteyeshadow151This is how it look, very cute and compact.

ingloteyeshade151The pan contains a very good amount of eyshadow 3.2g which is just amazing. Pigmentation is superb, you will see in a while. Use a flat eye shadow brush to apply however the applicator that came with it is very useful when you want the product to touch the inner corner of your eyes. Can’t say much about this eye shadow as it has everything that anyone can ask for.

20150912_201728The pan inside can be removed and transferred in one of the palettes Inglot has , and the bottom has necessary details you need to know.

PicsArt_1441381332600So this is the most recent look I created using this silver , I know you are dying to know about my falsies 😛 I’m wearing Ms. Mimi Lashes from Pinky Goat Boutique ,check this post here for details.

Review- Le Soie Bath bombs

I so wanted to do this review for ages now, as it’s been 1 month already since I bought this awesome stuff. My hunt for natural,organic and cruelty products is still on, and in this journey I discovered “LeSoie”. So I stopped by their stall and inquired about their products and came to know they had handmade beauty products and use skin-friendly ingredients. Their soaps are just a WOW! Specially the cupcakes ones. But since it was my first time, I didn’t want to invest much for trying purpose. So I bought one bath bomb and the sales lady was so kind to give me a sample of their soap for me to try out as she saw how eager I was. 😀

Today I will be reviewing about the Bath bomb and to be honest I’m so happy as I have been seeing everyone raving about bath bombs from lush cosmetics. So when I saw Le Soie had one, I knew I just had to grab it.

Le Soie Bath bombs
Le Soie Bath bombs

The Packaging:

The product is packed very neatly in a plastic wrap keeping it safe from breaking and falling out.

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The Inside:

The inside products is just like a ball of powder that you need to put immediately in the bath tub as soon as you remove the plastic wrap or it may break , cause the powder to shed and leave you with “semi-round” ball 😛

The Odor:

It smells like a very yummy strawberry. Yes fellas, not just strawberry but yummy strawberry. You will literally enjoy  the whole aroma once it is in water , trust me, you wouldn’t be able to wait to just get in there. Soaking myself in water that smells so refreshing just feels so good and relaxing. This comes in other flavors too but there’s something with strawberry. Even with ice creams, I would have strawberry first before trying any other flavors. 😛

20150902_094636The best part was putting it in the water and see the bomb explode. It’s kinda fun to see the whole scene. LOL You know what I mean.

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This is how it looked when I finally decided to have a good time inside , read a book while in there and make some noted on my next blog posts. ❤

I got this product from Le Soie , Ibn Batuta Mall for aed16

Check out the video for the demo ❤