Easter Weekend Makeup

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Today, I've got another 'face of the day' post. This one is special, because it is my makeup from Easter Sunday. I went for a very natural look, because I had to work in the evening, so I didn't want anything to dramatic. I used a Maybelline Colour Tattoo on my eyes, and had forgotten how much I love them.

Makeup used:
Benefit Porefessional Primer
Bourjous Healthy Mix Foundation
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
MAC Prep and Prime Loose Powder
W7 Contour Stick
Hourglass Contour, Blush and Highlight
The Balm Mary-Lou Miniser
Collection 'Work the Colour' Brow Palette
Maybelline Super Stay Setting Spray
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Primer
Maybelline Colour Tattoo in 'On and On Bronze'
Urban Decay 'Toasted' and 'Virgin' (from Naked palette)
L'Oreal Super Liner
Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara
Ardell Demi Wispies False Lashes
NYX Soft Matte Lip Balm in 'London'


University or Not?


Currently, at 17 years old, I am facing the decision whether I should go to university or not. I feel very fortunate to be in a society with access to some of the best further education facilities in the world (even if £9,000 a year is extortionate), and always thought I would take full advantage of that, but now I'm not too sure. 

I have always done pretty well at school, and have often been told that I can achieve big things with that, so I have always been pretty sure that I would attend university. However, now that it is almost time for me to apply I'm starting to wonder whether or not it's actually what I want.

I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that I would love university if I went. The majority of people that go say it's the best years of their lives, and would recommend it to anyone and everyone. However, at this current moment, I still have no idea what I want to do with my life. I'm starting to wonder if it is worth me spending £30,000 on a degree that I may never use, and spend the next however many years paying it off.

At the moment, the only thing I want to do is travel the world. I have no idea what to do with my life, but will uni help me with that? I have always been of the opinion that I will go where life takes me and I will figure it out along the way.

I am not against either, and am currently facing a very hard decision. I am interested to hear from people from both sides, so please please please leave me a comment, whether you've been to university or not.


Image is from Google.

How I Organise my Nail Polishes


I have more nail polishes than anyone could ever need in a lifetime, so keeping them organised is pretty important. I keep them all in a drawer and the top of them all look the same, so it takes me ages to rummage through them to find a colour.

Instead, I came up with a new way of organising them, to cut down the time that it takes for me to choose and find a nail polish. It didn't take to long for me to organise them either.

I bought some colour display wheels, which you can get for really cheap on Amazon, and then some little white stickers.

I wrote numbers on the stickers and stuck them each next to a nail on the wheel. I then painted each nail on the wheel, and stuck a sticker with the corresponding number on top of the nail polish.

It means that when it comes to choosing my nail polish, I can look at the wheels and pick a colour, find what number it is, and find the corresponding bottle of nail polish. It makes things a whole lot easier, and saves a lot of time. I love the idea of it all being organised, too!


Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara


As much as I like high end mascaras, there has always been something about Maybelline mascaras that I love more. I heard great things about Lash Sensational for so long, and finally decided to pick it up a couple of months ago.

At first I didn't get along with it at all, but I often find that with new mascaras, so I kept using it and I am very glad I did. It has shot right up there now and has become one of my all time favourites. The formula is a little bit more dry than other Maybelline mascaras, which I like because it takes less time to dry in between applying layers. It also holds a curl a lot better than most other mascaras, and smudges a lot less.

As I mention a lot, I don't have the longest eyelashes. So using lengthening mascaras is essential for me. I love the fact that this mascara gives amazing length, but also amazing volume. It is a good amount of volume, that makes your lashes thicker but not clumpy.

It makes your eyes look a lot bigger. I wear false lashes quite a lot now, and I find this mascara to be a good one to use when blending your real lashes into the false ones. It is also good on the bottom lashes.

My only small issue with it is the shape of the applicator because it isn't great at separating your lashes completely. It isn't impossible but it just takes a bit of work.

Have you tried this out? What do you think?



7 Ways to Bring More Beauty to your Beauty Routine || Guest Post

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If there is one thing that can be used to unite all ladies across the world, then it is the quest for beauty.  Don’t give me that look, it can happen but if they stopped viewing it as a ground for competition but rather a uniting factor. It is because all women want to look beautiful. I mean, what can be more unifying than a typical course?

Now, because you are no exception, you must have this nicely laid out beauty routine that you follow religiously in a bid to remain a gorgeous lady within a diameter of 90 hectares if not the world over. These routines have been shown to yield marvelous results but only when they are utilized with some craft. This article aims at enlightening you on some of the things you can do to stretch the benefits of your routine and in so doing get more beauty. They include:

1. Correctly washing your face
Any sound beauty routine must include washing your face after workouts, in the morning and before sleep. It is to remove all dirt that may clog your pores and cause breakouts. However, you need to notice that it is not just any washing. Rather, it's washing that has been done using warm water, a good cleanser and with your hands. It is because soap can cause irritation, hot water trigger dryness while a washcloth can irritate your skin.

2. Do not over cleanse
In the quest for beauty, you can easily get carried away. It is especially when it comes to washing. However, Dr Gohara says that washing should be reduced to the barest minimum. It is because too much washing strips the skin off its natural moisturizing oils and hence leaves it dry. When this happens, the glands in the skin will be stimulated to produce oil in excess to bridge this deficit. Now, it is this excess oil that will bring forth skin breakouts if they are not removed from the skin. Therefore, it is important not to keep washing your face as you may be doing more harm than good. The same is also true for your hair.

3. Invest in a good wrinkle cream
The area under the eyes is overly prone wrinkling due to its thin nature. Also, your skin may get wrinkled as time progresses.  Now instead of banking heavily on the concealer to hide these unflattering lines, you can choose to invest in the best wrinkle creams like masque bar that will eliminate those lines once and for all.

4. Avoid alcohol based hair sprays
Now, a beauty routine cannot be complete in the absence of a breathtaking hair do. Usually, this will be realized in the form of spraying your hair to make it easy to style. The alcohol based sprays often offer a firm grip on your hair thus ensuring it stays intact for long. However, according to DR Parade, a dermatologist based in Francisco, these sprays may end up making your hair dry and brittle and hence increase its susceptibility to breaking.  It is why, unless your routine is aimed at hair loss, you should only go for the light sprays which will not jeopardize the strength of your strands.

Must watch this video: Pamper Your Hair With Spa Treatment

5. Apply sunscreen after makeup
If you are beauty conscious, then you must know of the grave damage the sun can cause to your skin. This is why you have probably invested in the top of the range sunscreen, may be SPF 50 or more. However, you may not be aware of the fact that this sunscreen may not be of any help if you apply it before makeup. It is because research has shown that when other products are applied over the sunscreen, they reduce the SPF significantly. This is why sunscreen should be the last touch of your makeup.

6. Exercise and drink lots of water
Now, you may be following the best beauty routine of all times, but if your insides are not beautiful, then it will be of no use. This is why you should keep drinking water to flush out all the toxins. Did you know that a high intake of water gives you a glowing skin? It is also important to exercise regularly because it is an exercise that will increase blood flow to your scalp and skin and consequently gives you a radiant skin and healthy hair. Exercise will also relieve you of stress and hence reduce the occurrence of those stress lines.

7. Always moisturize
After washing your skin, it is bound to feel a bit tight due to the resulting dryness. Now, if left this way, the skin will react by producing excess oils and hence foster a breakout or acne.  This is why your routine should and must incorporate a good moisturizer that is specially cut out for your type of skin to avert wrinkling and skin breakouts.

Beauty routines are a must follow if you are to achieve that ideal look. However, it is important to know the dos and don'ts that come with them to ensure they don’t bring forth unwanted repercussions.  With the tips above, you will be able to reap the full benefits of your routines and remain beautiful ever after.


About the Author
Meighan Sembrano has done her Mass Communication degree. In her free time, she likes to write about health, lifestyle fitness, world news, and beauty. She is an author at Consumer Health Digest since 2012. To know more about her, follow her on Twitter, Pinterest.

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