The 5 Minute Makeup Routine

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Prepare your skin for makeup with a moisturizer. Apply concealer under the eyes . Set the concealer with a dab of translucent powder. To add color to your face, you can either use the tinted moisturizer at the very beginning or opt for blushes after you have applied the concealer. Tinted moisturizers with SPF are a great option if you will be spending a lot of time outside. Remember to apply the moisturizer right down to your neck line.

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If you prefer adding a blush, choose soft, light shades like pale pink or peach. A bronzer may also give you the color you desire without making the final look very heavy and thick. Use the bronzer sparingly over your cheekbones to lend definition to your facial structure. Lightly brush along your hairline and chin too with the remaining bronzer/blush.

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Cream blushes are also a good option for a quick makeup session. They look great on the cheeks and they can work as eye shadow too. Of course, for the latter, they have to be the right shade. Cream blushes have the perfect texture to give your face a bright, moisturized glow without appearing greasy.

 

 

 

The eyes come next. A shadow pencil is a good choice if you want to quickly define your eyes while giving the lids a hint of color too. Dark eye shadow highlights your eyes and draws attention to them instantly. Neutral shades add a subtle definition without actually making your eyes the focal point of your face. The challenge with dark shades is that minor flaws in the makeup will stand out quite visibly. Unless you are a pro with your eyeliner/eye pencil, you should opt for the safer neutral shades for a quick makeup session.

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For those who prefer eyeliners, start with the inner corner of your eye, keep to the lash line and slightly thicken the line as you reach the outermost corner of your eye. Blend with a brush and apply your mascara. If you have an extra minute you can curl your lashes with an eyelash curler before the mascara goes on. Unless you want to make your makeup heavier, limit yourself to a single coat of mascara. A touch of white at the innermost corner gives your eyes a shimmer and makes them look bright.

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To complete your look for the day, your lips need a swipe of gloss. Light, punchy shades keep you looking fresh and full of life. If you use a lip balm, then pick one with tint so that it can double up as your lip colour for your 5 minute makeup routine.

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Anita xx

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Mini beauty haul

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 Here’s a little look at which beauty products I’ve purchased in the last days …..

L’Oreal mega volume miss baby roll mascara – It’s time to say bye-bye to boring lashes and hello to new Miss Baby Roll Mascara, for mega volume, curl and all-day hold….. 

Mac Lipsticks – matte whirl &  instigator – If any beauty brand is synonymous with a creamy matte lipstick, it’s MAC….

WHIRL is described as a dirty rose with a matte finish;  INSTIGATOR is a very dark plum with a matte finish….

 

NYX butter gloss madeleine – Buttery soft and silky smooth……

NYX lip liner brooklyn thorn – Smooth and matte finish, Lines and defines, Long-lasting colour….

Jean Paul Gaultier perfume – Bold and sweet, awakes your feelings. And not only yours – imagine that people can recognize you even with their eyes closed.  I love this perfume, is one of my favorites, I used for a while and now I decided to use again …..

Did you buy something recently? I would like to know about new beauty options!

Thanks 😉

Anita xx 

 

 

 

Maybelline Master Bronzer Palette

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Testing out new makeup products is one of my favourite things to do, I guess that’s the reason why my collection is so big …. Today I’m going to talk about a product that I’m loving; Maybelline master bronzer color and Highlighting kit palette

Now, summer glow comes to life with a sun kissed bronzed & highlighted effect.
Create a highlighted bronze look for a multi-dimensional sun kissed glow with our all-in-one palette.
Bronze shades: pure bronze pigments for an all-over golden glow
Universal highlighter; illuminates and adds gradient for dimensionality…..

If your looking for a bronzer and highlighting you need to try Maybelline Master Bronze Color and Highlighting Kit. I love the 4 options for colour to suit your skin tone and contoring effects you can create are fantastic with a slight shimmering effect.

The product itself is really easy to use, goes on well, doesn’t clump and gives me that elusive summer glow….  I would recommend this to everyone, this is simple to use with brilliant results!

 

Have you ever try this pallet? let me know your thoughts, in the comments bellow 😉

Thanks 🙂

Anita xx

 

 

Apply concealer Correctly

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We all would love to have naturally flawless and glowing skin, but we don’t. Like it or not, the stress of hectic work schedules, the build-up of pollution in the environment, poor eating habits and unhealthy lifestyles all take a harmful toll on your skin. Considering how delicate our skin and its complexion are, they are highly sensitive to any and all of these things.

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Generally there are two ways of applying concealer. The first method is to dot your whole face, especially the areas you want covered, and gently run your concealer brush over your face blending these dots with your skin in outward strokes. This needs to be done with a light hand and many women simply use their index finger to blend the dotted concealer with their skin, in order to give their whole face an even and neat complexion. Many other women use their concealer to only cover their facial flaws, and hence only dab some on their problem areas alone, blending it slightly with their surrounding skin.

Having established that, it is good to know that such concealers also come in various colours and shades to battle specific skin problems. For example, a green cover stick works the best when applied to red areas of your skin, such as on and around pimples and red veins that can be commonly seen around your nose. A purple shade cover stick works the best on yellow or discolored areas of your skin such as pigmentation marks, while an orange concealer stick generally works the best on areas with a bluish tinge such as those dark under eye patches. Your concealer may also have a blue or pink shade. Blue counteracts orange tones typically caused from uneven or excessive tanning or self-tanning where a pink shade covers green areas such as green veins.

When using a corrector concealer with shades of green, purple, orange, pink or blue, think of the colour wheel. To cancel out a certain color you should use the opposite color on the color wheel e.g. you would use green on red areas because the opposite colour of red is green on the color wheel.

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  • The Corrector Concealer Quad is used on areas such as dark circles, pigmentation marks, pimples, scars and under-eye circles.
  • Use your green concealer on any red areas such as red veins or pimples.
  • Use your purple concealer on any yellow areas such as pigmentation marks.
  • Use your orange concealer on areas with a bluish color such as dark under eye circles or patches.

 

There are numerous kinds of concealers available in the market and you must select the one friendliest to your skin. For example, if you have oily skin then a gel based cover stick or water based one would suit you well, and for dry skin a creamier stick would work well.

 

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Hope you enjoyed reading , have a great weekend 😉

Thanks 😉

Anita xx

Eye shadow palette collection

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Welcome to my Eye shadow Palette collection! Eye shadow is something I’ve always worn….  Using an eye shadow palette is the best way to create versatile makeup looks.

 

 

Eye shadow palettes are great because you can get a lot of amazing colors that are professionally selected to compliment each other…..

 

  • Nude dune – This palette  features 12 easy to wear shades, that range from light beige to warm rosy brown. Every shade features a creamy texture, easy to work with pigmentation, and they don’t leave behind a lot of fallout.
  • Miss Rose – Waterproof / Water-Resistant12 Colours/set ….with Natural Matte shadows …. 

  • Urban Decay shadow box – Per usual for Urban Decay, these shadows lay down loads o’ pigment, blend easily and cling to the skin (I get at least 10-11 hours out of them when I use them on top of primer)….
  • Stila Eyes are the window spirit–  includes 12 luxe eye shadows that range from calming, soft shades to smoky hues that can be mixed and matched and worn wet or dry.

  • Urban Decay Naked 4 – maintain long lasting colour and easy to wear on .Total 24 urban modern shimmer colour shadow palette hat brighten the overall make up .
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 – luminous shades with shimmer and sparkle to the smoothest mattes imaginable, Naked 2 is packed with 12 never-boring taupe-hued neutrals (including a gorgeous grayish brown, a glittery copper and our lewdest, blackest black).
  • Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 – So versatile you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it, Naked2 Basics is the kind of palette you’ll reach for again and again.

 

  • Carli Bybel Eye shadow and highlighter  – Beauty expert and YouTube sensation Carli Bybel designed this versatile Eye shadow & Highlighter Palette. Carli’s taste for chic refinement and modern elegance inspired her to select a collection of earthy neutrals and plummy brown shadows with four face highlighters that complement every skin tone.

  • Too Face Cocolate Bar – These shadows are pigmented with pure, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and includes 16 matte and shimmer shades of natural browns, delicate pinks and luscious plums. Included is the Two Faced signature “how-to” Glamour Guide with three looks to get you started. Once you open the palette, prepare yourself for the aroma of sweet smelling chocolate.

  • Eye Addict Indulge In Beauty – 12 Colour Eye Shadow palette with a gorgeous mix of shades in matte and shimmer.

 

 

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Anita xx

 

How to Test What Skin Type you Have

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Determining your skin type is not a complex affair at all. One of the simplest ways in which you can identify your skin type is to wipe your face with a clean tissue as soon as you wake in the morning. Here is what people with different skin types will find with this test:

Normal Skin- The tissue is oil free and your skin feels as elastic and supple as ever.
Dry Skin- The tissue is oil free but your facial skin feels dry and tight.
Oily skin- The tissue has oily spots and your face looks oily especially the nose and forehead areas.
Combination Skin- The tissue has oil traces when you wipe your nose, forehead or chin but is clean when you wipe your cheeks.
Sensitive Skin- Those who have this skin type do not usually need the tissue-test to figure this out. That’s because sensitive skin reacts poorly to several things- harsh sunlight, dehydration, many creams / shampoos / cosmetics, even the weather.

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Anita xx

 

 

 

Avon sun magic tan self-tan bronzing review

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Pleasantly, tropical scented self-tanning lotion complements your skin tone for a sun-kissed glow all year round, in just 1 hour. Doesn’t streak when applied properly, non-staining and fast drying. Contains extracts of skin-firming pomegranate, vitamin E, beta carotene, coconut oil and fennel.

I always had naturally darker skin and it never turned red in the sun whilst getting that ideal bronzy look ….. I like to use self – tanning only on my legs, and I found this one perfect for me.  One pump is enough for my entire leg . I massage the mousse from ankles upwards. Slap and dash, massage and blend – legs done. First thing I noticed is that the mousse doesn’t smell as foul as most self-tanning products. It has a tropical smell, which is a relief. 

Fast drying, mousse which provides an immediate, natural-looking tan for bronzed skin.

Keeps the skin soft, and gorgeous colour for long. 

HOW TO USE

  • Prepare – exfoliate dry skin using a scrub or wash cloth
  • Apply – spray onto hands and smooth liberally and evenly onto skin in circular motions to avoid streaking. Wait until completely dry before dressing or exposing to water.

 

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Bride makeup

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Every bride has different tastes and style. When it comes to choosing their makeup artist, however, there are certain qualities most brides will love to see.

I had the pleasure of doing the makeup for this bride, for me it was incredible, because she is my niece, god daughter and a good friend …. when she asked me to do her make-up on this especial day, I was very happy …. She was very happy with the result …..

It was a wonderful day and full of emotions. I wish you all best, with lots of love…..

Here are some of the products I use for this makeup;

  • Dior skin forever foundation
  • Mark primer
  • Mark glow on illuminator
  • Mark concealer
  • Anastasia Beverly hills glow kit

  • Stila Shadow palette
  • L’Oreal telescopic mascara
  • Lancome eyeliner
  • Nyx tinted brown mascara
  • Lip liner L’Oreal 374 intense plum
  • Lipstick Maybelline 975 Divine wine

Please feel free to comment below; thanks for reading 😉

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My workspace

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Interior design has to be one of my favorite things to discuss. I mean who doesn’t love designing their ideal work space or living room or bedroom or entire house?

It’s always important to work in a space that keeps you inspired and at ease.I usually keep it clean & organize, with only the essentials: (Laptop; notebook; pen …. )

I spend long time out from home, but when I’m at home I love this space, this is the place I work on my blog ….. This room is quit big, is not only office!!! is my beauty room and closet (3 in 1 😉 .

I highly recommend that you transform it into a place that inspires and motivates you.

My desk and shelf is from IKEA ….

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did writing it!

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