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)
Key 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.
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 email@example.com
hope you all had a great weekend. I surely did and now looking forward to a whole new week with lots of plans. Speaking of plans, it was my nail care day yesterday so I filmed a video to show you all how I do that , it is very easy and quick. Quick is what we want,right. So, this is just how I do it, if you want you can do it the conventional way where you scrub your hands first, have those fancy bowls and get the candles burning. All that I do when I have all the time in the world while this one is very much ideal for those trying to get their nails done while kids are having their nap or during a lunch break. I won’t be explaining anything in detail here as the video will show you the whole process.
What we need:
A towel or plastic mat– spread it on the table or the space where you are going to do your manicure
Cuticle remover – Cuticle is the dead skin lying at the base of your nails. The remover softens the cuticles,making the whole process easy.
Antiseptic / Disinfectant- In case you have hurt yourself during the process most likely you won;t even know as you might cut a dried skin not knowing you overdid it,applying disinfectants helps a lot. Make sure your tool are sterilized and these disinfectants are for that purpose too.
Cuticle Pusher- Gently push the surface of your nails with this tool and the cuticle will be removed.
Cuticle Clipper/cutter- Cut the extra skin you see after pushing cuticles.
Nail Clipper/cutter- To shape the nails
Nail File- To smoothen the edges of nails.
Manicure or Nail brush (whatever you call it in your country)- Brush off the cuticles from above your nails. You can use nay spare tooth brush too.
Nail Polish(Optional) – This is totally up to you if you want to finish off your nail routine with a nail color or just a base coat or neither.
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)
you might be on a budget
you wouldn’t want to spend on something you never know how it would turn out to be.
you might want something then realize that you don’t really need that after purchasing.
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.
Here is what you need:
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 .
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.
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.
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)
eyeshadow brush- Get yourself one eyeshadow brush and one blending brush.
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.
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.
concealer- A must have. you will need this to cover obvious imperfections as your BB cream might not do the job of covering everything.
pressed powder- You need a powder to set your BB cream, for that choose one that suits your skin type.
powder brush – to be used for blush and powder if you are using loose powder.
angled brush- to give your eyebrows that perfect shape.
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?
A secret to perfect eye makeup look is a lot of blending. We do not want to show anyone as if a painter used our eyes as canvas. When doing my makeup, I always remember these golden words-
“Yes, yes ,yes to blending and No to harsh lines”❤
I always say this, there are no rules when it comes to makeup. If I find a brush that works perfectly on the crease of my eyes, is soft, and fluffy, I will use it as blending brush. All depends on what look I am going for that day.
So here are my favorite brushes to blend my eyeshadows , whether matte or shimmery. I own way more than a normal girl should own(not proud) brushes but I picked my top most favorites.
So I have here :
2 Sigma Dual brush I got from my Eyeshadow palettes in Dare and Flare- The black bristles shed a bit otherwise it is just my ideal.
2 Real Techniques brushes- The very soft bristles makes blending of multiple eye shades on the crease.
1 dual eye brush from my Anastasia Beverly Hills World Traveler Palette. – This brush is my no.1 favorite because of the size. Perfect for cut crease looks.
1 from Bh cosmetics which I grab most of the time. This came in a set I bought not too long ago and it was such a bomb deal. Check here.
1 bought from a Facebook seller ,a dupe of BH Cosmetics Sculpt line and it is amazing.
What is your favorite blending brush?
Remember, our brushes need equal care and we should wash them regularly. Check out this post to see how I clean my makeup brushes.
Five months into blogging and I already have a lot of stories to share. It’s been an awesome journey generally. To be honest nothing was or is easy about blogging. From organizing your time to clicking pictures and putting together a whole content is a lot of hard work. I do not want to talk sweet nothings about blogging and say that it is very easy, it is fun and light etc. because I feel I might mislead new comers. Blogging has to be something you are passionate about, it has to be something you love doing and you love it unconditionally. You shouldn’t “want” to do it because of the extra income you get or the freebies or popularity. (eventually you can always think of earning through it) You blog once you feel the need to do it because you have something to share about. Yes, sharing is very important. You are putting out posts there for people to read, what you write is what you share. You can’t write if you do not have a genuine topic to talk about because at the back of your mind you just want to post as many as you can to build a certain portfolio. Then in this case you end up having a post with just mechanical words put together. The write-up has to have something that can connect the reader to the author and that can only be achieved if you are serious about it. Of course, one day ,you will enjoy receiving free products from companies for reviewing. Now let’s talk fun. With all the above being said, I’d say blogging is really fun but with it comes a whole lot of things and it is a whole package. The package includes many things such as honesty, sincerity, creativity and time. If you love what you do, this package will be very easy in the long run. The following are the rules I have for myself as a blogger. We need to follow certain rules to be in a certain organization so you do not find yourself isolated. Isolation is what you do not want if you are blogging. ( remember our magic word “traffic” ?) So you cannot just write and post, you need a lot of socializing, that’s where all our social media platforms do their entry. 🙂 This will be a huge topic but for today, let me share my thoughts on what a blogger should and shouldn’t do. So if you are a blogger, I think these should be your …….
Be organized- Have a notebook all the time with you and jot down topics of your next posts. Pen down ideas and keep a record of dates you need to post on your blog, Facebook , Instagram , Twitter etc.
Click very good quality pictures-Do not torture you readers with blurry pictures. It is not cool. I know it all depends on what camera you are using, which phone you are using but to be honest I find all of these, lame excuse. Everyone has a phone, if resolution is not good ,wait for daylight and click pictures in front of windows or outdoors.(even china mobiles can click awesome pics during the day) If you have a camera, learn how to use it for good pictures. Find a way!
Meaningful content– I do understand the fact that not all bloggers are writers and I think one shouldn’t mix these two. I believe everyone has their own way of writing and penning down their ideas. English is not my language, but I try my very best to write a post with minimal mistakes by proofreading before I publish. Write your heart out and it will be unique, just make sure to check for mistakes , seek your friends’ and family’s help, read out to them before you publish because trust me no one will be interested in reading an article they cannot understand.
Share- Here comes the main part, share your posts in all of your social media platform. There are many ways to do that. Be resourceful. Make use of YouTube and watch videos on how to add widgets to your blog. The more you share the more chances people will know about you.
Visit other blogs- This is the most important part for me. Make sure to include this in your blogging schedule, read posts by others. My blog visit day is Thursday, where I visit my followers’ blogs,like and comment wherever I can. My followers are my priority in this matter, because I have been blessed with really good following beauties who are regular in my blog. The least I can do is return the favor. Of course I can’t visit all in one day so I make a list of blogs I visited already so I have record of whom to skip the next Thursday. But once in a while, visit new non-following blogs too, this way you can discover new bloggers to interact with and add to your circle. By visiting blogs, you have high chances of getting new “follows” because you are getting noticed.
Follow back- The feeling of getting that magical notification of another additional follower is amazing. Do not forget to return the follow. What I do is, click the name of the person who followed me as soon as I get the notification and “follow” them. If I am free , I go through their blog and read some posts and interact with them by commenting otherwise I always go back to them on Thursdays.
Respond to emails- I admit ,at times it is annoying when you get a lot of emails and messages on Facebook, Like what cream to use for such type of skin, which is the best drugstore eyeliner etc, it is actually your followers’ love and trust that make them do that. So do not ignore their emails or messages because it will be really rude. Whatever the email may be, not unless it is a spam, you should respond. Companies of unknowns brands might email asking if you can review their products, if you are not interested ,still you have to respond and excuse yourself. Show professionalism everywhere. P.S Check your emails regularly. Install the app and turn on notifications, it shouldn’t be that hard.
Do not be a copy cat- I request you all not to copy and then paste contents posted by others. It is just not acceptable. Come up with your own article and be original.
Do not be selfish- If someone is coming to you with a question on blogging(newbies probably), always help. You will loose nothing. What is theirs is theirs and what is yours, no one can take. So be helpful to new fellow bloggers as much as you can.
Do not spam- While I mentioned earlier that commenting on others’ blogs is very good, it doesn’t at all mean that you go and start dropping all your links under their posts. Drop them a genuine comment instead of “Great post! check out my blog , twitter ,instagram etc and link link links. No, don’t do that. It’s rude and trust me no one likes that and you will most likely loose a potential reader. No one likes a spammer. However, once you are done with your natural comment, you can simply write down below your comment a link to your blog and that’s it.
Do not back out from commitment- If you are part of a bloggers’ group where everyone needs to follow eachother, it is actually a commitment. You are following because either you want to be followed back or you are returning someone’s favor. So how can you even think of un-following later? don’t do that that’s not fair. No any fan/followers of yours will be bothered with the number of following you have nor any PR’s ,so don’t be obsessed with that.
Do not bully- Do not bully fellow bloggers, do not message the established bloggers with questions such as “how do you get free products, how do get invited to events, how do you have such huge followers etc” . While there is no harm in asking, I believe there is a right time and place for such questions. e.g You can’t just drop queries to bloggers on their personal accounts on Facebook, you cannot bombard them with several emails of such nature , it is just not right. First of all, you need to be a blogger first and blog for at least a year before you even think of getting freebies from Sephora. If you get anything earlier, you are lucky. You need to build your network first, interact with fellow bloggers and find that Star Blogger whom you look up to and think might be able to help and then approach them through emails or any other way you guys are already familiar with.(in my case, I’d like to do a special mention to Cat of Mylipaddiction Karen of Confettiandcurves, they are my Star Bloggers) Not all bloggers will entertain and help you. Yes, it’s a reality not everyone is comfortable sharing their “knowledge” with everyone , so if yo do anything like that you are actually being a bully.
Do not be jealous- Jealousy is a very ruining but is also a reality and is very common. Seeing a new comer doing a good job and is moving ahead with success faster than you do, can cause jealousy but use this as motivation & inspiration to do a better job. Do not let jealousy take you down instead be constructive and work harder.
Do not ignore your family ❤– Last but not the least do not ignore your personal life. While blogging can be too demanding, it is not that overwhelming if you are organized. Set a time for your blog work and stick to that routine. Make use of your time the best way you can , post pictures on Instagram while peeing. LOL(kidding) Be organized so none of your loved ones is neglected.
Hope this post helped. If it did, don’t forget to tweet this post and share with your followers. 🙂
I wanted to do some de-cluttering earlier today and ended up playing with another amazing product from GlamGals. Whew! I wish I had so much time to try out the glitters with different nail colors but I’m still happy with how much I did. Today I have with you another pocket -friendly beautifying product for your nails that is the GlamGals Professional Glitterati nails. I have talked about GlamGals in my previous post that how impressed I am with the quality of their products and packaging for the price they offer. I received quite a few items from them and decided to review them one by one starting with my most favorite product the Dual Lip gloss and today my 2nd fave product. ❤
This time I will just go ahead with the review and pass on with the packaging as I have talked a lot about it already.
So this one has the colored nail polish on one end and the glitter nail polish on the other end. You can wear them alone separately or with each other. I have tried wearing only the red, then red with glitter on one nail ,then glitter all over the reds and lastly used the glitters on top of while nail paint. It is up to you how to use it. Just play with it and be creative. For me glitters are always my top most choice as you do not need a lot of hard work applying them and it gives that oomphy look in just few seconds. Not to mention all the hard work you need in removing them. 😛
So just a random crazy thought I usually have. Showing you today the weirdest craziest side of me. Today I feel like doing something different from the usual posts I do.
Sitting in front of my dressing table and deciding which foundation to wear today was not different from any other days as this is something I face every time I start putting on makeup. I admit, I do not have many foundations as I wasn’t a foundation girl before. I lived my entire life using My Benefit BB Cream until makeup addiction happened. From that blessed day up to date, I own only 4 foundations. I hope it is 4 only. Oh wait 4 liquid and 2 cake foundations. Yes ,so 6 in total. Oh wait, add 1 cream to powder foundation too So 7 in total. I need to move along now before I start remembering all my hidden treasures.