Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Brushology: Make-up brushes and how to use them


Hello everyone!

Make-up brushes can easily take any make-up look to the next level.  If you are new to make-up, you should definitely know about different types of brushes and their uses.  With so many types of make-up brushes, going into a beauty store and picking out the right make-up brush can be intimidating. 

There are various brushes for your face, eyes, lips and brows.  And although it isn’t a brush, a blending sponge, is perfect for a flawless-looking skin.  Check out the "visual brush class" below for more information!



Let me know which tool you couldn’t live without!  Personally, I need my blending sponge and powder brush to do my make-up.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

The ultimate eyeliner guide

Hello everyone!

Want to up your eyeliner game?  Stuck for eyeliner ideas?  Maybe this illustrated eyeliner guide from swatchgirl.com  might give you some inspiration!  The way you apply your eyeliner can transform your make-up look in a big way.  From big bold strokes to delicate flicks, there’s an eyeliner style for every occasion.

Check out these 11 stunning eyeliner looks:  

via swatchgirl.com

My signature eyeliner look is the "classic bar".  What's yours?  Leave a comment and let me know!






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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Outfit inspiration (Halloween edition) - Where's Wally? (Waldo)

Hello everyone!

Halloween is quickly approaching so today I want to share with you an easy, last minute costume idea

Want to dress up as Wally from Where's Wally? (aka Waldo) this Halloween? - Easy! 


You can probably make this costume from clothes you already have!  Wally's distinctive outfit includes a red and white striped shirt, beanie, black glasses and jeans.  

DIY Waldo Halloween Costume

The striped shirt and jeans might look like a normal, everyday outfit, but once you add the glasses and a red and white pom-pom beanie, you won't be mistaken for anyone but Wally/Waldo.  And don't forget the brown shoes and  messenger bag to complete the costume.  You can also add a walking cane if you can find one. 


What are you going to be for Halloween?  

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Cleansing and minimizing the appearance of pores

Hello everyone!

Let's make one thing clear, pore size is determined mainly by our genes.  Pores may also become larger with age or excessive sun exposure.  However, pores can definitely appear larger and more noticeable when they become clogged with dirt, oil and dead skin cells.  An effective cleansing and exfoliation regimen is essential to keep pores clean and minimizing their appearance.


The most effective approach in minimizing pores is by keeping them clean and clear at all times.  Check out these blog posts to learn more/view additional DIY beauty recipes to help you cleans and minimize your pores. 

The beauty benefits of ice
The holy grail of toners!
DIY: Deep cleansing pore strips
DIY: Enzyme peel mask
Scrub your face with sodium bicarbonate!
Baking soda beauty tips!
Lemons for clear skin
The amazing beauty benefits of honey
Banana peel skincare?!

Also, check out the infographic below: The ultimate steps to cleansing and shrinking your pores.

The Ultimate Guide To Cleansing And Shrinking Your Pores Infographic - An Infographic from uCollect Infographics


I hope you found this helpful.  If you have more tips, share them in the comment section below. 









Sunday, October 04, 2015

Tag post: Halloween questions

Hello everyone!

October is finally here - Kids are back in school and the weather is starting to get a little chilly.  But most importantly, Halloween is almost here!  So today I'm going to answer some Halloween related questions.


1. What’s your favourite horror movie?
 Horror/Thriller is my favourite genre.  Here are some of my favourite:
Stir of Echoes (1999), The Others (2001), "Frágiles" (Fragile) (2005), "El Orfanato" (The Orphanage) (2007).  I actually love Spanish horror movies, French comedy and Italian drama. 

2. If you were in a horror movie, how far do you think you would get? (Five minutes, halfway, all the way to the end credits…?)
All the way to the end credits, duh! 

3. Favourite scary video game?
I'm not much of a gamer.

4. Favourite scary story?
The ghost stories my nanna (grandma) used to tell me and my brother when we were little.

5. What’s one unusual thing that you’re afraid of?
Nothing at present but when I was little I used to be afraid of clowns after watching It (1990).  That movie scared a whole generation!



6. What’s your first memory of Halloween?
In Malta Halloween has only been gaining popularity in recent years.  Growing up, Halloween was not part of my calendar, however I always loved scary stories and I wanted to be a little witch (while most girls wanted to be princesses).

7. What’s your favourite Halloween memory?
The first pumpkin I carved into a jack o'lantern!

8. Best Halloween costume you’ve had?
I wore plenty of Carnival costumes as a child but I never wore a Halloween costume in my life.  My favourite costume was a seasons/rainbow costume.  My mum used to make all of our costumes and my brother and I used to have the best costumes in our school!    

9. Worst Halloween costume you’ve had?
The worse costume I had was a Pocahontas costume for the Maltese Carnival.  It was too plain for my taste.  And of course, how can I forget the clown costume my mum made me wear when I was 10.  I didn't want to dress up that year because I felt I was "too old" for that.  It was the last Carnival costume I ever wore.    

Which is scarier: (If they were all real)

10. Werewolves or vampires?
Vampires - Unlike werewolves they are undead and immortal.

11. Ghosts or zombies?
Zombies !

12. Creepy dolls or creepy clowns?
Creepy clowns.

13) Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers or Leatherface?
Leatherface  -  He is an inbred, cannibal murderer who wears masks made of human skin!  That definitely makes him the scariest in my book.



Hope you enjoyed this tag post.  I tag all of you!  Leave a comment with your answers. 






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