Showing posts from May, 2012

White eyeliner tips and tricks

I haven’t posted in a while … but now I’m back!  Today I want to talk to you about white eyeliner .  White eyeliner is mostly used as a highlighter but there are other ways you can use it.  Here are some tips and trick for your eyes, eyebrows and even lips! Eyes… ·     Use white eyeliner to line your waterline .  This will open up your eyes and make them look bigger.  ·     After applying your eye shadow, use white eyeliner to line the inner corner of your eye.  This will brighter up the eyes.  ·     You can make any colour of eyeliner you want with some eye shadow and white eyeliner.  All you have to do is line your top lid, and then apply any colour of eye shadow over that line. ·     Use white eyeliner as a base for your eye shadow.  This will make the eye shadow pop at the base of the lid. ·     You can also use your white liner like you would any other liner.  This will make you eyelashes look longer, especially if you were black mascara. Eyebrows

Mother's day at-home spa experience!

Hello everyone! Tomorrow is mother’s day .  You can go the predictable way and give your mom a gift certificate to a spa, or you can take a unique approach and give her a spa experience in her own home.  Pampering your mom for mother's day is a fabulous and thoughtful gift she'll surely appreciate.   At-home spa ideas: facial relaxing warm bath manicure and/or pedicure (Click here for DIY pedicure tips.) Make sure you set the perfect mood for your mom's at-home spa experience!  You can make it visual with candles, use sound by playing soft music, use scented candles or  aromatherapy oils, and activate taste with relaxing herbal teas. What are the benefits of creating an at-home spa? An at-home spa experience allows you to relax at any time and is very inexpensive.  And sometimes people relax more at home.   You can take the at- home spa experience all the way by making your own beauty treatments. These are some of my favourite recip

Make them shine...with a nail buffer!

Hello everyone! Nail polish is not the only way to get your nails to look smooth and shiny .  Nail buffers are also used to smooth and polish the nail. Most buffers have three sides and the three together create that salon finish in only a few minutes.  If you want to give yourself a manicure or a pedicure, a three-way buffer is essential.  Using a nail buffer is also great for men who don’t want to wear nail polish! before and after buffing! Here are some tips… Step 1: Remove your nail polish.  Use an acetone-free nail polish remover on a clean cotton ball.  Wash your hands thoroughly to remove any traces of polish remover. Step 2: Trim your nails with nail scissors/clippers/file.  Do not use the buffer to sand away large amounts of length. Step 3: Use the roughest side of your buffer on the top surface of your nail.  Only buff until you've removed surface ridges .  Avoid overusing the gritty side of the buffer because it can weaken and thin

Using an epilator

Hello everyone!  Today I want to talk to you about my favorite hair removal method: using an epilator ! I’ve been using an epilator for eight years now and I love it!  Removing hairs at the root means that hair won’t grow back for weeks.   Plus, constant epilation reduces the amount of hair re-growth! The coil springs in the epilator grab the hair at the root and pull it out.  It's one of the more affordable ways to remove hair, as you don't have to deal with the expense of shaving or waxing.  In addition, once you get the hang of using an epilator, it takes less time than shaving. I've been using this model for 8 year! Does it hurt? I’m not going to lie, the first time I used it, it HURT and left my skin red and irritate, BUT by the second use the hair was thinner and it didn’t hurt as much!      Always start epilating the areas where it's less painful.  The lower legs are the least painful area for most women (the underarm and bik

Sunscreen 101

Hello everyone!  How’s the weather? Here in Malta, it feels like Summer.  That’s the reason I’ve been MIA this week; I’ve been enjoying the good weather! J Sunny days = High SPF sunscreen/sun-block days.  That means; it’s time to talk sun-blocks… Everyone , regardless of skin type, should be wearing a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor ( SPF ) of at least 15 daily . The SPF indicates how much longer you can stay in the sun without burning than you could with unprotected skin.   For example, if it takes 15 minutes for a person to burn without sunscreen, an SPF 15 will (theoretically) allow him or her to stay in the sun 15 times longer without burning.   Sun-blocks should be applied at least 30 minutes prior to sun exposure .   Even water-resistant/proof sunscreens need to be re-applied every 1-2 hours .   A good sunscreen needs to cover both the UVA and UVB spectrum of radiation. The most serious form of skin cancer is malignant melanoma .   Malignan