Jun 5, 2015

My daily routine reveals

  1. Keep your skin clean : the source of every skin problem comes from dirtiness. Never go to sleep or wake up without cleaning your face. I recommend to use the liquid facial soap from Clinique, with the Clarisonic brush for a brighter and more glowy complexion.
  2. Tone your face : clarifying lotion is the second step of my skin-care routine. If you don't want to spend money on that, a simple way is to use cold water to rinse your face instead. This helps tightening your pore.
  3. Moisturiser : winter or summer, your skin deserve to get nourished. This *dramatically different moisturising gel* from Clinique can serve as  primer for your make-up. It absorbs into your skin very quickly.
  4. Eye cream : one of the mistake is to think that only older people would need an eye cream to treat their wrinkle. We should use eye cream to prevent wrinkle since early age and it helps to apply smoother eye colours as well.
  5. Dark eye circle treatment : I don't know you, but unfortunately I have panda eyes. This one from Clinique is from far the best dark eye corrector that can be applied twice per day. The results are visible after one month. But of course, nothing can replace enough sleep hours and drinking a lot of water !
  6. Keratasse Oleo Curl : I start to make permanent coiffure for a year now and everytime I wash my hair, I need to use this cream to hydrate my hair better and it smells just irresistible.
  7. Make-up remover : you are not allowed to let make-up stay all over your face for more than 24 hours. It's the worst thing you can do to your skin. Use Bioderma Crealine : your skin would get the most gentle treatment ever.
  8. Night serum : you sleep on average 8 hours per night. Why don't we use these 8 hours for beauty care as well ? As time is money, I would recommend to apply face mask, hair mask overnight, or simply use some skin regenerating / peeling face serum to make sure that on the morning when you get up, your skin is fresh like reborn.

Notes : if you have some skin problem, try one of my solution above !

Jun 4, 2015

Beauty ingredients you should always have in your kitchen

For a skin care basic, here is the saving-money ingredients you should have in your kitchen ! Now let's make some CAKE, oops...beauty care potions :D
  • Whitening teeth toothpaste : baking soda and lemon
Mixing them together in order to have some paste. Use it alone everyday or mixing it with a little normal toothpaste if you don't like the taste. Your teeth will get brighter everyday and whiter after 2 weeks.
  • Face or body scrub : brown sugar and lemon
Cut half of the lemon and soak it in some brown sugar on the plain face. You can use it to scrub your body and face during 5 min. Be careful to avoid open-skin zone because lemon acidity can hurt your skin and don't scrub too hard.
  • Lip scrub :  brown sugar and a spool of honey
  • Brightening face mask : flour, milk and honey
1 tablespoon of flour powder
1/2 tablespoon of milk
1/2 tablespoon of honey

Do it twice per week, letting 15-20min. before washing your face with mild water. Using mild water or even cold water help to tighten your pore.

Variant : using a white egg only
  • Purifying face mask : oatmeal, lemon, white egg
15gr oatmeal
15ml lemon juice
1 white egg (or a pot of yogurt)

Do it twice per week, letting 15-20min. before washing your face with mild water. Using mild water or even cold water help to tighten your pore.
  • Make-up remover : use olive oil with a cotton pad. It will even gently remove water-proof mascara. 
  • Detox cup of water in the morning : a cup of warm water with a spoon of honey
It helps to purify your intestin after one night and prepare your body for a day long.

  • A skin care bath : mixing 500ml milk (alone or with 2 cups of oatmeal) or 5 tablespoons of olive oil and relax yourself during 15-20min. in warm water
  • Skin lotion during shower : apply olive oil all over your body, while in the shower, right after using shower gel. Olive oil will make your skin extremely soft and very smooth. No need to buy body cream or lotion anymore !
  • Whitening your nails : wash your hand and nail with lemon. 
  • Finger skin protector : Apply your nail colour without getting your finger skin dirty ?  use olive oil.
  • Hair mask : yogurt, honey, olive oil
1 pot of yogurt
2 spools of honey
4 spools of olive oil

Letting your hair absorb the mixture during 30min. before washing it off with mild water. Using cold water as last rinse for a shinny hair finish.

Variant : during 15-20min.
1 egg
5ml lemon juice

OR during 10-15min.
2 honey spools
2 cups of milk
  • Dry Shampoo : don't have time to wash your hair ? No worry, just spread some baking soda over your hair, comb, fluff and enjoy a voluminous style !

Hair care tips :
  1. not washing it too often, once every 2 days using shampoo. The other days you can just use cold water for a rinse, or with some apple vinegar
  2. dry natural, no heat
  3. use low poo instead of shampoo
  4. hair mask at least once per week
  5. use mild water for usual wash (not too warm, not too cold)
  6. not touching hair with your hand because it is exactly the source of dirtiness

How to shop quality Make-up at a reasonable price on Asos.fr

Beauty products have always been girl's concern. How to get good product, covering all steps make-up with a low budget ?

Today we will use the website Asos.fr. I love this website because they propose so many brands, with endless choices of products at variable prices, and moreover, with free shipping worldwide !

We are going to sort the beauty make-up products by ascendant price on the website :

  1. A make-up base : I recommend the Baby Skin instant fatigue blur of Maybelline if you want a fresh and smooth skin like a baby. 
  2. A lip balm : the best one with menthol, Carmex of course. It's even one the classic best seller.

  3. A foundation : here is a good one, Flawless Matte Finish of BarryM. It's quite similar to the one of Benefit, but much cheaper !
  4. I would advise you to keep things simple and go on with Eyes, Cheek and Lips, but if you have a blemish skin or dark eye circle, use then a concealer, and even a highlighter.
  5. Eye brow : time to take care of the window of your soul. If you are not a lucky girl, not having full shape eye brow, use a pencil to fill it in or a mini palette like the one below. The advantage with the palette is that you can also use it as highlighter and bronzer to contour your nose and face ! Or if you are having a long day, use a liquid brow pen to keep your eye brow last longer.
  6. Eye colour : here is a simple palette in nude shade, coming with an eye primer. Not bat at all !
  7. Eye liner : I don't know you but personally I rarely put eye liner. But in case you would like to go for a precise contour and have bigger eyes, choose this one from Maybelline with double ended : black and white liner.
  8. Mascara : that's my favorite, classic baby doll brush so that you can add layer and layer while keeping your lashes natural. Don't forget to use a lash curler before applying your mascara.
  9. Finish powder : if you don't have time to touch-up your make-up during the day but still want it to last until the evening when you go back home, put a finish powder on top of your make-up layers, by avoiding the upper eye part. The finish powder can also help to set your lip colour long-lasting.
  10. Lip colour : as our grand-ma suggest : never go out without a red lipstick.
  11. Rose your cheek : the trend is to use not only one colour but a combination of several pigments on your cheek, helping to contour and illuminate. With this blush, I would recommend to use a brush. Here is a set of brushes by ModelsOwn, having all the basic brushes that you need.
  12. Voila, we are almost done. Pull some stroke of brush through your hair to make it more voluminous. I recommend this hair brush for people having very skinny and fragile hair.
  13. And as a girl we cannot go out without a hand bag, always have a pocket mirror and a tube of hand cream with you. A hand shake is the beginning of every new meeting. Keep your hand soft and don't forget to look at yourself in a mirror from times to times to appreciate yourself, a beautiful, fresh, young and smiling person.