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Monday, April 11, 2016

Shhh... It's a beauty secret!

April 11, 2016 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today I want to share one of my beauty "secrets" with all of you.  For the past four or five months, I've been using Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm as a primer.  Primers are meant to help your make-up apply smoother and stay on all day. (Read Primer 101)

The online beauty community has been raving about this product for a while, and now I am too.  The trend was started by YouTube beauty vlogger NikkieTutorials, who uploaded a video in March 2015 talking about the product.

Using this as a primer is a great idea.  Since the product contains glycerin, it helps make-up stay on much better than traditional primers.  For more information about glycerin, read this post: Vegetable glycerin for glowing skin!  truly believe that this balm is a much better primer than the actual silicone-based primers I was using before

If you are looking for an affordable primer that works, try this.  You will not regret it!  Tell me, what is your favourite primer?  

Saturday, August 16, 2014

No make-up allowed!

August 16, 2014 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

Some schools have a really strict no make-up policy but if you follow these tips nobody will be able to tell you're wearing any.  Here are a few tips for your eyebrows, face, eyes and lips!

  1. Grooming you eyebrows will help to open your eyes and frame your face.  Make sure to click here to find out what eyebrow shape will suit your face.
  2. Tame unruly eyebrows using an eyebrow gel or clear mascara.


  1. Wear a good moisturiser and a face primer.  You don't have to wear any make-up on top of it.  A good primer can reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, even out your skin tone and control shine.  
  2. You could also use a tinted moisturiser or BB cream.
  3. Remember, if you have oily skin, never leave the house without blotting sheets!
  1. Use an eyelash curler. 
  2. Apply a couple of coats of clear mascara to your eyelashes.
  1. Apply some lip balm.  
  2. Smile!  Your face looks great when you smile. 
    You don't need make-up to look beautiful.
    Confidence is Beauty! 
I hope this was helpful.  If you have more tips leave them in the comment section below. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Primer 101

March 31, 2014 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Make-up primer is one of those beauty products that can make a big difference in the look and wear of your make-up.  It preps your skin for make-up and creates a smooth base.  Even if you are happy with the foundation you are currently using, a layer of primer underneath can bring it to a whole new level.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you learn how to apply make-up primer:
  • Moisturise: Apply a light moisturiser before your primer and allow it to fully absorb into your skin for a few minutes.  Primer is applied after sunscreen and moisturiser and before any foundation or tinted moisturiser.

  • Blend: A little primer goes a long way, so apply a pea sized amount with your fingertips and starting in the centre of the face, work your way out.  You can also apply the product with a damp foundation wedge sponge.  Be sure you cover all areas as evenly as possible, use a little extra in places where your make-up tends to wear off quickly, such as in the T-zone or over large pores.

  • Apply foundation: Once your primer is on, allow a few minutes for it to set before applying foundation.

  • Finish with powder: To really lock in your make-up, apply a dusting of translucent powder over your base, specifically focusing on the T-zone area where make-up tends to slide off first due to oil production.
Tinted formulas: If your skin is dull, light pink primers can add a glow.  Lilac shades  brighten pale skin, and green formulas neutralize redness.
Eye primers: Gently patted around the eyes and on the lids.  Eye primers prevent make-up from creasing, soften crow's-feet, and eliminate redness.
Acne: Skip any spot treatments if your primer already contains anti-acne ingredients (like salicylic acid or tea tree oil).

Do you use a make-up primer?  Tell me how it works for you in the comments section below!

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