Friday, April 20, 2018

How to Take Care of your Skin: Combination Skin

Hello my beautiful people, how is going with you? How is 2018 so far?. Honestly, 2018 is so good el hamdoulilah for everything. Anyway, a lot of you messaged me on Instagram to complete the " How to Take Care of your Skin" series, well let's do it and today's type of skin is: the combination one.

What is a combination skin?
Combination skin is neither dry nor oily, it is a mixture of both. If you have a Combination skin type you will notice more that the oily part is the T zone (forehead, nose and sometimes the chin area). The other parts would be normal or dry ( it varies from person to person).
What causes combination skin?
There are two main reasons for a combination skin: hormones and hereditary.
How to take care of my skin?
- The first step is to use a gentle cleanser. It can be a lotion-based or gel-textured cleanser. The goal of use it is to remove impurities, and makeup without leaving skin feeling tight or dry or greasy. 
Apply a hydrating toner filled with a healthy amount of skin-replenishing ingredients and antioxidants. A  toner really can help nourish dry skin and minimize oiliness at the same time, and keep this in your mind girls that it won’t make the dry areas drier or the oily areas oilier.
Use a gentle and non-abrasive exfoliant (this step is optional). A exfoliant helps the skin to shed dead skin, unclogs pores, lessens oily skin, and at the same time gently smooths dry skin and revives a healthy glow. 
Use a nighttime moisturizer with a gel, serum, or even a liquid texture all over your face. This step is very important to help calm skin, lessen excess oil on skin’s surface and im­prove dry areas. 

Which foundation should I use?
If you are looking for high brand foundation, you can purchase the MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, Bare Minerals Matte Foundation, Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation. If you are looking for drug store foundation: Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation, Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation, Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation.

Well girls, this is for today I hope you enjoyed reading this article. Don't forget to tag your friends and check out my Instagram account. Stay tuned for more and I love You.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

My New Chic Wishlist

        Helloooooo my cupcakes, how is going with you? I know it has been a looooong time since I posted an article here on the blog, I'm so sorry I've been super busy, a lot of things I was dealing with (my brand, my health, ....). Anyways, the good thing is I'm here and today's article is about my current wishlist so let's get staaaaarted.

Since I'm travelling a lot lately, the best way to gather all of your stuff is this one:
 Honestly, this one is so perfect to put it everything you need in one cosmetic bag, so you don't need to take several makeup bags.

 As any beauty blogger, beauty blenders are the best especially for foundation/ BB cream and concealer:

My lovely girls, bare in mind that beauty blender can be dangerous for your skin if: a) it very dirty, b) you share it with other people.

You can't finish your makeup without a beautiful makeup brushes:
 Makeup brushes are the best to change your makeup look or to re-toutch your makeup.

This for today's article, I hope you enjoyed reading it and don't forget to check out my Instagram and to tag your friends.
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

DIY Masks for Dry Skin

Hello my beauties how is going with you? I know it has been a while since I posted an article on the blog. Anyways, thank you so much for your messages and comments concerning the new year, I love guys sooo much and your sweet words mean a lot to me. Well, after the last article some of you sent message to do a part two of the article about "Dry Skin", so lettttt's gooooo.

1- Virgin Coconut Oil and Honey: coconut oil moisturises your skin very well and without making it oily, on the other hand, honey hydrates and gives the skin a soft feel. Well, combine two tablespoons of coconut oil with 1/4 cup of honey and mix them together. Apply the mixture all over your face and keep it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Then, wash it off with warm water and gently pat dry your face.

2- Banana, honey and yogurt mask: banana contains potassium and vitamins E and C that work to replenish and hydrate your skin. Yogurt nourishes and soothes your dry skin. So, peel 2 bananas and place them in a mixing bowl and then add 1 tablespoon of honey and 1/4 cup of yogurt. Mix the ingredients together and apply the face mask for 20 minutes or until it dries completely. Wash it off with warm water and gently dry your skin with a soft towel.

3- Cucumber and yogurt: cucumber masks can be used for both oily and dry skin. It may smell a little strange, but it will all be worth it in the end!. Well, mix 4 tablespoons mashed cucumbers and 2 tablespoons of yogurt together and apply the mixture on your face for about 20 minutes. Then, rinse it with a warm water.

4-  Lemon Juice and Sugar: the latter helps to clean the skin from scaly characteristics and lemon juice lightens skin tone and gets rid of patches on your skin. Take a tablespoon of sugar and 1/2  the juice of  a lemon. Next, mix them well. Then, apply it on the face and massage it slowly in a circular motion. After that, leave it for about 10 to 15 minutes and finally wash it off by using warm water.

This is for today's article, I hope you enjoyed reading it and don't forget to tag your friends and stay tuned for more. 
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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Homemade Masks for Oily Skin

     Hello my angles, how is going with you? I can't believe this is my last article of 2017. I'm sooo excited for 2018, I have a couple resolutions to accomplish inchalah and don't worry I will share them with you. Anyways, after yesterday's voting poll the majority of you voted for homemade masks so let's get starteeeeed!!!

We all dream of shiny hair, lips, nails and makeup especially for a night out, event, wedding.... but an oily t-zone? Not so much!. Well, here you are best DIY face masks for oily skin you can try to get rid of that greasy layer from your face.
Lemon and Yogurt
-Citric acid existed in lemon can help neutralise and control the natural oil of your skin. Yogurt, on the other hand, contains lactic acid that acts as a natural cleanser. 
> Combine two tablespoons of lemon juice and two tablespoons of natural yogurt.
> Apply it on your face and leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
> Apply an oil-free moisturiser.
> You can use this DIY face mask once a week.
Banana, lemon and honey
- Banana contains vitamins A, B, E, and potassium that fight blemishes and moisturise skin. 
> Take a banana and mash it using a fork.
> Add one tablespoon each of lemon juice and honey.
> Mix the three to form a consistent paste.
Apply the mask on your face and neck and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes.
> Rinse it off with cool water and follow it with a moisturiser.
> You may use the DIY face mask for oily skin 2 times a week to get blemish-free skin.
- Tomatoes facial masks are very useful to manage oily skin, as they help in dissolving extra oil. 
> Mash a tomato and apply it on your oily face area for about 15 minutes. 
> You can use this face mask twice a week to make your skin healthy and flawless.
 Well girls this for today's article, I hope you enjoyed reading it, don't forget to share it with your friends and stay tuned for more.
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Saturday, December 23, 2017

How to Take Care of your Skin? (Oily Skin)

    Hello my cupcakes, how you doing with this weather? Baby it's cold outside lol. Anyways, a lot of you, my amazing followers, sent me messages concerning skin care routine so today's article is going to be about that.

What is an oily skin?
- Do you notice your skin is often shiny, your makeup get easily sweaty and you always get attacked by pimples. These are the daily woes of people who struggle with oily skin.

What causes oily skin?
- A lot of girls ask themselves: "why is my face so oily?". Well, next time you ask this question remember that there are two factors: hormones and genetics.

How to take care of my skin?
- The first step in caring for oily skin is to going to dermatologist.
- Avoid using products that contain harsh and drying ingredients because they actually make more oil.
- Use a gentle, fragrance free and not drying ingredients cleanser with soft washcloth or cleansing brush with ultra-soft bristles;
- Use an alcohol-free toner that contains skin-replenishing ingredients will help skin renew and minimise the appearance of  pores.
- Exfoliation is one of the most important skincare steps for oily skin. Gently exfoliating is the only way to remove clogged pores.
- A sunscreen is essential for reducing the risk of early signs of aging and keeping everything about skin from getting worse. Now, you have a lot of options that are not too greasy or too occlusive and you will change your impression about sunscreens for good. 
- At night, use light and effective hydrating and skin-renewing gel or serum that is free of pore-clogging ingredients.
- Get the right amount of rest each night is important to the look and appearance of the skin. 
Be sure to manage your stress through exercise, practice meditation and talk to a friend or family member.

Which foundation should I use?
   If you are looking for high-end brand, you can purchase Make Up Forever mattifying foundation, Bareminerals mat foundation with SPF 15, Estรจe Lauder double wear stay in place makeup and if you are looking for drug store makeup: L'oreal infallible pro 24h mat, 
Maybelline fit me mat and poreless foundation, Note mattifying extreme wear foundation.

   Well girls, this is for today I hope you enjoyed reading this article. Don't forget to tag your friends and check out my Instagram account. Stay tuned for more and I love You.

Friday, December 15, 2017

How to Take Care of your Hair

     Hello hello my angels, how is going with you? 2017 is almost over I'm sad but at the same time very excited for the new year= new beginnings. Anyway, as you the title says, today's article is about hair and how to take care of it without going to a beauty salon. Let's get starteeeeeed!!!!!!!

We all that dream of having a beautiful long shinny hair like bollywood celebrities (shout out to India!) but due to genetical and environmental factors you hair is damaged and unhealthy. So, here you are some of tips and ways will provide you on hair care, as well, will show you what you can do at home to get unbelievably beautiful hair.
- Don't wash you hair very often because can leave hair dried out, 
may damage and leach your hair from its natural oils. Well, it is better to wash your hair twice a week.
- Try shampoos that do not contain sulfates or parabens because these chemicals aren't healthy for you or the environment so try to use shampoos with natural cleansers. 
- Use a shampoo and a conditioner that match to your hair type, length, and treatment damage.
Rinse your hair with organic apple cider vinegar after washing, it is preferably to use this technic once in month.
- Use organic oils for your hair to moisturise it, you can utilise for example: almond, castor, olive, coconut, argan, lavender and more.
- Comb your wet hair with extreme care because it is fragile and prone to breakage.
 So, girls I hope you enjoyed reading my article, well if you really like my articles tag your friends and follow me on Instagram. stay tuned for more and I love You.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

My Night Routine (Fall/ Winter Edition)

       Hello my angels, how are you? I'm better than before el hamdulilah. I want to thank you guys for your all sweet messages and Insta stories, your lovely words mean the world to me. So, today's article is about my night routine, well I'm not going to tell you HEY GIRLS I JUST COME BACK FROM WORD AND THIS WHAT DO TO TAKE CARE OF MYSELF EVERY SINGLE DAY AND THAT BLABLABLA THING. Hell no, a) for the moment I am unemployed; I really want to work in the makeup industry or for a magazine unfortunately nothing is available for now (kach khdma lol), b) most of the days, you just want to take your makeup off and sleep (no mask, no cream, no anything just to sleep). So, let's get started!!!!

1- Garnier SkinActive Biphase Micellaire Tout en 1:
 Since the weather has been changing so much over the last 6 weeks or so my skin has become so dry I didn't know what to do.  I bought this makeup remover after reading a lot of reviews on it. If I'm wearing makeup or not, I always use this makeup remover.  As long as you shake this product before use it doesn't leave your skin greasy. It is the bomb, it removes very well even waterproof makeup. It leaves mine feeling clean, hydrated & soft. I would absolutely recommend you to buy it and I for sure will purchase this again.

2- Garnier SkinActive Pure Active 3 in 1 (Wash, Scrub and Mask):
I use this almost 3 times per week, I remove my makeup and put this one as a mask, leave it until it dries and then wash it off. It  definitely improved my skin: less breakouts, whiteheads and pimples. This product also has salicylic acid, zinc and clay which are amazing for skin. One more thing, this product is ideal for oily and combination skin.

3- L'oreal Hydra-Total 5 Night Cream:
I'm using L'orรฉal Hydra-Total 5 which: hydrates, regenerates, strengthens, nourishes and rests the skin all night. I've been using this cream face for about 2 years and I'm in love with it, so I do recommend you to purchase it.

4- Nuxe Hand and Nail Cream: 
This is my second purchase of this product because it  is amazing. 
I use this product every evening before bedtime and at various times during the day. I have noticed that this hand cream moisturizes my dry skin very well and it softens it amazingly.  It smells lovely, lasts well and does my hands a lot of good. Also, it has improved my nail health so much than they have ever been. For a first try of Nuxe products, I'm impressed and I will definitely buy another stuff.

5- Neutrogena Lip Balm SPF 20: 
I freaking love this product because a) it nourishes my lips b) it protects them in all weather conditions. This moisture-enriched formula soothes and conditions your lips, keeping them healthy looking and soft in all weather. Contains a  SPF 20 sunblock for added protection from the sun. 

Night Night 
If it really cold and I want something comfy and cute I wear this pyjama:

In case I want something classy and elegant, well this one is the best:

Well, lately I'm obsessed with:
Oum Walid: 
Lamia Cuisine:
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Well, this is all for today, I hope you enjoyed reading the article. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram 
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