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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

My current eyebrow routine | How I dye my eyebrows at home

November 16, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


I love eyebrow products and have a wide variety in my makeup collection; pencils, pomades, powders, tinted gels, pens, etc. Still, a few years ago, I discovered the magic of eyebrow tinting. Tinting makes your brows appear thicker and darker. I adore the results and the fact that I no longer need to use products daily. 


Many use at-home kits to tint their eyebrow themselves instead of having them done by a professional. A dye kit costs much less than one professional appointment, and you can use it for many applications. And if you do not like the results, it fades in about a week and a half.


I have been dyeing my brows, as well as my mum's, for years now. Doing my own eyebrow tinting every few weeks is easy, effective, and budget-friendly. You can purchase an at-home eyebrow dye or use Just for Men Mustache & Beard Brush-In Gel or L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Rescue.


Want to try eyebrow tinting at home? Here is everything you will need... 


  • Your dye of choice
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Cotton swabs
  • Baby wipes or water wipe
  • Foaming face cleanser


Method:

  1. Pick your dye and shade.
  2. Use a cotton swab to apply a small amount of petroleum jelly around your brow to ensure the colour does not run. Do not apply it to your brows.
  3. Follow the instructions on your dye kit and mix the product accordingly. Usually, this means mixing a small amount of base colour with a tiny amount of developer.
  4. Apply the dye with an angle brush. If grey hairs are a concern, apply to the greys first.
  5. Wait for 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. After five minutes, wipe off the dye with a baby wipe
  7. Then, apply a tiny bit of foaming cleanse or mild shampoo on your brows and add some water. 
  8. Wash it off gently in the direction the hair grows. Do not rub. 

eyebrow tinting collage

To keep that gorgeous brow colour on point, you only need to refresh your eyebrow tint every three (3) or four (4) weeks.



Do you dye your eyebrows too? Leave a comment and let me know.


Talk to you soon.






Friday, October 22, 2021

Nails Of The Day (NOTD) + Daily affirmation

October 22, 2021 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

In this post, I will show you one of my favourite nail polishes for this season. If you want to know more about this season's nail colour trends, read this: Autumn (Fall) 2021 nail colour trends + NOTD: Green with envy.


I will also share my positive daily affirmation with you; in hopes that it will inspire and uplift you too! Keep reading!

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (45) play it again

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (45) play it again

Essence "shine last & go!" nail polish (45) play it again

First I applied a base coat, then I applied two coats of (45) play it again Lastly, I finished with a top coat to protect, seal, and provide long-lasting shine. 

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (45) play it again

If you want your manicure to last longer, you should read this: Eleven (11) tips to stop your nail polish from chipping.

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (45) play it again

Affirmation - Every challenge I face is an opportunity to grow.

Affirmation - Every challenge I face is an opportunity to grow

Thanks for reading this post and talk to you soon!


Monday, September 07, 2020

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): Party Princess ✨

September 07, 2020 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today's post is a nails of the day.  I haven’t posted one of these in ages!  You can view previous NOTD posts here.  This is what I'm currently wearing... 


This pretty nail polish colour is called Party Princess (07) by Essence.  


I did not know it is this sheer until I applied the first coat.  The first coat coloured my nail a sheer pink with some glitter.  I thought it looked super cute… for little girls, that is!  


I applied a second coat of nail polish, and this time it looked much better.  


This nail polish is pink with glitter, very girly and pretty.  


I don’t hate it but I think it’s perfect for little girls that want to feel like a “Princess”!  What do you think?   


Even though I'm a grown woman, I'm still going to keep using this nail polish and enjoy my sparkly manicures. 


Do you wear glitter nail polish?  Leave a comment below and let me know!


Have an awesome day!


Sunday, August 16, 2020

FOTD: Do you wear makeup under your face masks?

August 16, 2020 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic situation, I haven't been wearing makeup; in fact, the last time I can remember putting on makeup was months ago!  I was never the type of person to wear makeup every day but since I've been staying home most of the time and I'm not attending any social events, I found myself missing wearing makeup and feeling more put together.  Whenever I need to go out I'm wearing a face mask and sunglasses or a face shield (aka visor) anyway.  Dermatologists advise that we skip wearing makeup under our face masks.  Beneath a mask, makeup is more likely to clog pores and lead to breakouts.  If makeup is necessary, use only products labelled “non-comedogenic” or “oil-free”.  I have acne-prone skin so for me that means face mask + makeup = breakouts - No thanks!

So yesterday I decided to put on some makeup and take some photos for upcoming blog posts.  If you look closely you can spot this makeup in my previous post and in my next one!  I'm wearing a bb cream because it's way too hot to wear foundation (38°C/100.40°F), grey and gold eyeshadow, a translucent powder, bronzer, concealer (as a highlighter), black mascara and eyeliner, tinted brow mascara and matte liquid lipstick.




Do you wear makeup under your face masks?  Let me know in the comment section below!


Monday, October 29, 2018

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): My love diary 💅

October 29, 2018 2 Comments
Hello everyone!

I haven't posted a NOTD in a while,  so today I want to share my current favourite nail polish with you.  I'm currently wearing Essence's (48) my love diary.  I'm obsessed with this dusty rose colour and I think it's the perfect colour for this season.  Also, I've been keeping my nails short because I believe they look better this way.  Don't you agree?

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (48) my love diary

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (48) my love diary

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (48my love diary

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (48) my love diary

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (48) my love diary

Normally I use Essence's The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat and The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat, but today I used their 2 in 1 base & topcoat.  If you're interested, you can read my review of Essence The Gel Nail Polish, here.

Essence 2 in 1 base & topcoat


What's your current favourite nail polish?  Share it in the comments section below!

Have a great day! 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): Let's get lost 🌊

April 13, 2018 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today's post is another nails of the day. You can view previous NOTD posts here.  This is what I'm currently wearing...  

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (128) let's get lost

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (128) let's get lost

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (128) let's get lost

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (128) let's get lost

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (128) let's get lost
Essence The Gel Nail Polish (128) let's get lost

First I applied Essence's The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat, then I applied one coat of (128) let's get lost Lastly, I finished with a coat of The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat to protect, seal, and provide long-lasting shine.  


Have a great day! 

Monday, April 02, 2018

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): True love 💕

April 02, 2018 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today's post is a nails of the day; I haven't done a NOTD post in ages!  I stopped wearing nail polish for a while but recently I started painting my nails again.  This is what I'm currently wearing...  💅

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (10) true love

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (10) true love

Essence The Gel Nail Polish (10) true love
Essence The Gel Nail Polish (10) true love

First I applied Essence's The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat, then I applied one coat of (10) true love.  Lastly, I finished with a coat of The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat to protect, seal, and provide long-lasting shine.  You can read my review of Essence The Gel Nail Polish, here.


Have a great day! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

FOTD: Purple smokey eye

February 22, 2017 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

I was playing around with one of my favourite palettes, the Professional Eyeshadow Palette from Active Cosmetics, and I really liked the end result.  The lighting in not great and the eye make-up was much darker in person but I wanted to show you my Face Of The Day nonetheless.  Here are some photos of yesterday's FOTD!


Here's a list of everything I used:

Face - 
  • Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm (as a primer)
  • Essence Stay All Day 16h Foundation (20 Soft Beige) mixed with a little moisturiser for lighter coverage
  • Essence Stay All Day 16h Concealer (20 Soft Beige)
  • Yesensy Blusher  (07)
  • Catrice Prime And Fine Mattifying Powder - Waterproof
Eyes - 
  • Active Cosmetics Professional Eyeshadow Palette
I also used this palette in a previous FOTD post!


These are the colours I used for this smokey eye! (Dark brown, purple and a nude highlight colour)
  • Yesensy Retractable Eyeliner (01 Black)
  • L'Oreal Lineur Intense Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner (Carbon Black)
  • Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara 

Eyebrows

  • Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set (01 Natural Brunette Style)
  • Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara (Browny Brows 02)

Lips -
  • Essence Long-lasting Lipstick (13 Love Me)

If you are interested, I reviewed some of these products in a previous favourites post.

I hope you enjoyed this post.  Talk to you soon! 


This post is not sponsored.


Monday, February 20, 2017

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): Do you speak love? 💘

February 20, 2017 1 Comments
Hello everyone; I'm back!

Today's post is a nails of the day; I haven't done a NOTD post in ages!  As I told you in my year in review post,  I stopped wearing nail polish for a few months but recently I started painting my nails again.  This is what I'm currently wearing...  💅


Essence The Gel Nail Polish (14) do you speak love?


First I applied Essence's The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat, then I applied one coat of (14) do you speak love?.  This is the perfect colour for February; the month of Valentine's Day!  Lastly, I finished with a coat of The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat to protect, seal, and provide long-lasting shine.  You can read my review of Essence The Gel Nail Polish, here.

Have a great day! 💋

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): Essence "the gel nail polish" - #lucky

May 13, 2015 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Long wearing nail polishes are a huge trend right now, may that be gel polishes with or without the use of LED or UV lamps.  And that's precisely what Essence brought on the market.  I am a little obsessed with new Essence "the gel nail polish" trio lately.  I own 3 shades already, and out of my three this one is definitely my favourite (at the moment).  I am wearing 09 #lucky and I can honestly say that in combination with base and top coat, the gel polish stays longer on my nails than any other polish.




First I applied one coat of base coat, which dries really quickly, and has a matte finish.  Then I applied one coat of #lucky and followed with a coat of top coat.  That's all; the nails are given an extreme, long-lasting gel-shine finish without the need for an LED or UV lamp.  The top coat gives that gel-like shine and protects the colour.

These nail polishes are easy to remove using any conventional nail polish remover.



I would love to hear what you think about these polishes.  Tell me in the comment section below.

Have an awesome day!