*£9.50 XD so definitely worth it guys!
This stuff. It’s like £2 from superdrug. It’s literally the most orgasmic product I have ever smelled. BUY IT.
Hey guys! Ines here C:
Just a really quick little tutorial for the gal on the go ;D
I’m aware that gramatically it should be ‘Amalia and I’, and I’m also aware that under my chin is not the most flattering shot - I was in a rush, sorry!
This look is super easy and quick, with no pro skills needed - just so long as you can plait :P It looks elegant and chic and is perfect for this summer as it’s getting warmer and it can be a total drag to have your hair on your neck ^.^’
Blergh, Just having one of those days.
If you are having a bad day, whip out a face mask and treat yourself for ten minutes - it’ll do you a world of good <3 Everyone should be doing face masks at least once a week - your skin deserves it! (think of all the crap you put it though - covering it with makeup, touching it all the time, the amount of work it has to do talking/expression-ing/etc, the exposure to chemicals in the air - it has it tough!)
Keep in mind that many things can affect your skin - it can change type depending on your diet, stress levels, the weather and temperature, your water intake, exercise levels and many other things, so if you notice your skin changing, make sure you adapt your products to work with it!
No matter what your skin type, there is a mask out there for you :]
Oily or Combination Skin
I have combination skin XD People with oily or combination skin o best with regular use of a CLAY MASK. The clay will absorb up excess oil, deep cleanse your pores, and prevent/clear up blackheads, caused by trapped grease. This leaves your skin feeling lovely and taut! 8D Natural clay is a great detoxifying treatment for your face without leaving your skin extra dry. What’s more, most clay masks work fine for sensitive skin, so don’t worry about it - slap ‘em on and see the difference for yourself! On the bottle, you’re looking for ‘removes excess oil’ and ‘clay-based formula’ ~
In case it’s not incredibly obvious, the aim here is to add to the skin, not soak it up. You are not looking to reduce oil, but add moisture - clay masks are a no-go. Using a moisture mask will rejuvenate and plump your skin, leaving it smooth and non-flaky :3 Many masks for dry skin include at least a bit of “sink-in” effect. You leave the mask on your skin for up to 10 minute and then rub it in a bit more before wiping off the excess. You’ll notice immediately smoother, softer skin 8D remember to read the bottle to find out if it’s offering what you want - you’re looking for ‘moisturising’ and ‘nourishing’ :]
If you’re looking for a boost of radiance, exfoliating masks will certainly help you. This type of mask will remove dirt from the skin and reveal a new, clean layer beneath for a brighter complexion! Look for a peel off mask which will exfoliate your skin leaving it smooth and fresh. Many exfoliating masks use fruit extracts to naturally exfoliate and usually smell fantastic.
If dryness or breakouts are of no real concern for you, you have many options when it comes to masks. You can use one that will give you radiance, one for deep cleaning or a gentle one for sensitive skin. Regardless of how “normal” your skin may be; you’ll see benefits from using a weekly mask. Figure out what you want from your skin and then buy a product that offers that!
If you’re looking to firm up the skin on your face and neck, chances are good you have dry skin. You can either use a mask meant for dry skin or a mask specified “firming”. A firming mask will boost your skins moisture content which will reduce fine lines caused by your skins dehydration. This will give the appearance of a more youthful, firmer face. Remember, for plumper skin, drinking lots of water is a must!
Acne prone skin is a common problem caused by blocked or infected pores. Make sure to keep your face clean and exfoliate regularly to prevent a buildup of dirt, dead skin cells, bacteria and sebum. Masks aimed at oily skin can help to dry out spots and balance the oil levels of the skin - remember to read the packet to get a good idea of what the mask is designed for! As a side note, don’t put toothpaste on developed spots - the chemicals are way too harsh and will damage the skin! D: Another thing to note is that even when you have clear skin, keep up the cleaning! Prevention is the best cure :3
Try to avoid products containing harsh chemicals in favour of natural remedies - there are loads of mask recipes online that you can make yourself using things like avocado and honey, so search some up! also, make sure to not use products too often, especially if they irritate your skin - people with sensitive skin have to pace themselves a lot more than people tolerant to the chemicals in most drugstore exfoliators and masks. Be patient and experiment until you find what works for you (and make sure to check the packaging to see if your mask is suitable for sensitive skin!)
That’s all, folks! If you’re looking for product recommendations, have queries about your own skin, or any other concerns, feel free to message us - you don’t even need a tumblr account to do so!
Well, I’m off to slap on my neutrogena clay mask and watch some trashy tv ;D
Late night video concerning red makeup - it’s in this spring, so work it! Too many people are scared of this shade when it can have a really wonderful effect. Combine it with gold for a beautiful, wearable eye, or black for a more intense night style evening look xx give it a go!
Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam foundation
Right, this stuff. Personally, I’m not fond of it. The coverage is sheer, but still manages to make you look orange (even on me, with my tanned skin tone). You have to shake the bottle before you even think of using it, or you’ll just get a handful of white foam. I haven’t tried any of the other colours, although I have been told that you should buy about two shades lighter than your skin tone for an even match, so perhaps that was my mistake.
My biggest qualm with this product is the dispensing system. It’s impossible to get a little bit! I tend to only use foundation to cover problem areas, not to smother my face in, and yet the tiniest of presses on the dispenser gives you an enormous palmful of foam, which is ridiculously hard to use before it dries out, giving you an uneven, patchy coverage so that you look like an orange dalmatian. The foam also looses it’s foamy texture about ten seconds in, fizzling itself down to a bubblish runny puddle in your hand. brilliant. Not only does the product dry incredibly fast, but it dries out your skin, too, making it feel uncomfortable - i feel i can notice i’m wearing it for a good ten minutes after i apply it as there’s a weirdly stiff texture. The wear of this product isn’t very good, either - it’ll only give you about four hours before it’s completely gone. But enough slating - after a while the product feels light on the face, and has a smell similar to suncream. It may be good for people with oily complexions (it doesn’t give me spots, but I wouldn’t expect any good quality foundation to brake me out.) But due to it’s drying qualities i wouldn’t recommend it to anyone with dry skin unless you want to flake everywhere and have super uneven foundation. which you don’t. However, because I like to use foundations lighter than my skin, i feel a /little/ touch of this (As in, i still need to wipe about 90% of what comes out of the bottle on a tissue) can make a decent contour and can warm up my face slightly and make me look a bit fresher. Nevertheless, overall i don’t like this product and I won’t be buying it again. I’m a little disappointed - I expected more from Maybelline.
Price: £6.99 Boots (who have decreased it’s price - probably due to it’s ill reception)
Pros: Sheer coverage (as stated), light feel, possibly has some promise when used in conjunction with other projects..?
Cons: Too much product comes out leading to wastage, dries too fast, blotchy application, doesn’t wear well, very orange colour, doesn’t maintain it’s texture, colour not as described, somewhat pricy (I’ve also heard the bottle doesn’t last long at all)
Reviewed By: Ines Ng