Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Miley Cyrus Dedicates 'Liberty Walk' to Occupy Wall Street Protestors

Sunday, November 27, 2011

DIY Nail Trend: Matte + Shiny French Manicure

I had to blog about this since it's one of my favorite nail trends. Ysl recently launched a nail duo polish inspired by the tuxedo jacket one matte and one shiny black polish.
As you all know I get my nails done once a week and I absolutely love playing around with nail polish.

I actually had this done and tweeted over a year ago. Here's how you can have it done.

First: Apply any black nail polish you own.

Second: apply a coat of Essie's Matte about you. I love this polish.

Last, apply any top coat on the tips of your nails to give it the shiny French tip effect.

You can try this method on any nail polish and you'll get fabulous results. Hope you guys like it xx

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Nicki Minaj & Ricky Martin for MAC Viva Glam

Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin in the M·A·C Viva Glam 2012 campaign visual shot by David LaChapelle.
Every cent of Ricky and Nicki’s Viva Glam products, on-counter February 2012, goes to support the M·A·C AIDS Fund.

Friday, November 11, 2011

My make-up removal routine

First and for most Eid Mubarak to all my fellow Muslims out there. Hope you had a blessed one.
I'd like to apologies for the lack of posts, I got caught up with several things specially with Eid getting closer.

Moving on to the main subject. As a make-up artist I obviously love my make-up, but I can't stress enough on how important it is to remove your make-up before going to bed! Let's face it if you don't have great skin it's going to show through even when attempting to cover it with make-up!
I'm quite anal when it comes to removing make-up. I'd never go to bed with make-up on regardless of how tired I am I'd still wash my face before going to bed.

I've been following this routine for quite some time now and these products work best for me.
I basically love all these products, but you can skip several steps if you don't wish to go through them all.

First things first, I wipe my make-up off using Mac's wet wipes. This works the best for me, I used so many and I love Mac's the most. They can also be used gently on the eyes.
These don't irritate my skin but, results differ from one skin to the other. So test them out first.
They come in two sizes, regular and Bulk. I usually go for the Bulk since the regulars don't last long.
I DON'T rely much on wipes since they only remove the make-up on the surface of your skin!

I love L'oreal's gentle eyes and lips make-up remover. This thing is amazing. I've been using it for years now and it works as good, if not better, than any high end eye make-up remover. I apply a small amount on a flat cotton pad and gently press it on my lashes, place it for a couple of seconds for the cleanser to dissolve the mascara then start wiping it off. If I have any lipstick left this product removes it all.
I also use the excess product left on the cotton pad to wipe my face and it removes all the foundation and anything left off my skin. 

I recently bought this and  I'm loving Shiffa's product I'll be doing some more reviews on this brand.
I actually didn't really want to buy this but the sales person seemed quite passionate about it so I decided to give it a try.
Personally I hate lotions, since I have an oily complexion I hate the greasy texture they leave.
But, I found this product totally different just like the SA mentioned it doesn't leave the skin greasy and it actually wipes off any excess oil! This is a great product and it does remove all the excess make-up.
It is also said to cleanse balance and uplift your skin.
What I do is I take two squirts from this and massage it on my face along with the eyes. I wet a flat cotton pad and wipe the product off my face. It removes whatever is left on.
You can skip this step since the next step will suffice on it's own. It simply does the same work.

 I love dry oil. I actually always use Bobbi Brown's cleansing oil, when I ran out I decided to give Make-up forever Extreme Cleanser dry oil a try. Both work fine, but I like Bobbi Brown's more, no reason to be honest.
Once again anything with the word oil/lotion,.. I stay away from  since I have extremely oily skin.
What dry oil really does is remove any make-up left on the skin while also keeping the skin nourished.
I massage two or three squirts on my face for about a minute or two, then wash it off with water. When dry oil is washed with water it turns white and the texture changes into something watery rather than oily!

After I wash my face from the dry oil, I use Johnson's face and eye make-up wash. I massage it all over my face then wash it off.
What I hate about this product is the container when opening the lid the product pours out since it's kind of liquidy and the hole where the product comes out is quite big!
You can also skip this step if you want

Last but not least. I use Pond's perfect Matte cleansing foam to wash off any product left on my skin to make it ready for my skin care regime.
This product I LOVE. Whenever I want to wash my face this is the product I use. It's amazing for oily skin since it washes off any excess oil.
I've been using this for months and it's the best I've used.

As you can see, I don't really use high end products since these drug store products work as good if not better. Hope you found this post useful xx

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...