Friday, June 29, 2012

9 DIY Nail Trends You Have to Try

See the 9 hottest summer nail trends and get tips on how to wear them

9 DIY Nail Trends You Have to Try
This is a nails article
This summer it's all about who's got the cutest, most trendy nails. But just because you're artistically challenged doesn't mean you can't dabble in the polish fun. With these tips on how to wear this season's cutest (and easiest) nail trends everyone can join in.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Tips for bright and translucent skin!

Many of my friends has been complimenting my skin lately since I started using a new skincare series. I myself do felt the difference before and after my current skincare regime. I would like to share with you the skincare I used and my journey to tackle my pigmentation issues, dealing with uneven skin tone and step I took towards overall brighter and translucent skin. These are not foolproof tips but just recommendations on ways to improve your skin complexion. Hopefully you will benefit from these tips and be inspired *wink*

My Daytime Routine includes:

1. Applying brightening serums and boosters on stubborn spots to help treat and prevent discoloration for brighter and even skin complexion. I used Dermalogica C-12 Concentrate and Extreme C from ChromaWhite TRx series to treat inner and outer skin layer for faster results.

2. Wearing a layer of sunblock to defend against harmful UV rays. I used Dermalogica Pure Light moisturizer with SPF30 from ChromaWhite TRx series for this purpose as my sunscreen on top of another layer of moisturizer as a base.   

3. Keeping skin hydrated by misting the face after lunch to refresh the skin for the healthy radiated look.

4. Applying lip balm to keep lips hydrated and moisturized. Scrubbing the lips regularly will also help to remove dead skin cells leaving it softer and smoother.

My Nighttime Routine are as follows:

1. Using exfoliant after cleanser to brighten dry, uneven and dull skin complexion by removing dead cells and helping cell renewals. I used Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant which is a mild exfoliant, gentle enough to be used daily.

2. Applying masque after exfoliant regularly to rehydrate and replenish skin's moisture. I used Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque twice a week for this purpose.

Regular visits to spa for facials are not a must but remember to regularly pamper the skin with facial masques to replenish the moisture loss and exfoliate to remove dead cells. These steps will further enable the skin to absorb the goodness of your skincare.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Ombré Manicure

My first attempt to create ombré nail is kinda successful considering I managed to produce the color gradation 😃

These are the materials used to create the nail look; nail polishes (3 colors), clear top coat and a triangle makeup sponge!
Rubi I Like Pina Coladas; Essie Your Hut or Mine; Essie Lion Around, Skin Food Top Coat

Steps to create the ombre stain manicure:

1. Dampen the sponge with water initially to keep the nail polish soaking up too quickly into the sponge.
2. Line the nail polish on the sponge from dark to light or vice versa (depending on the effect you prefer). Apply two coats or more so that there's enough polish to transfer to your nail.
3. Stamp the sponge on a piece of tissue or paper to test if you have achieved the ombre effect.
4. If yes, start stamping them on your nails! 
5. Continue by repeating the step above (except 3) on each nail.
6. After stamping all your nails, wait for the nail polish to dry before applying top coat to seal the color.
7. Lastly, clean up the edges with cotton bud dipped in nail polish remover.

Have a try and show me your ombre nail creations! =) Good luck!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

How to Wear the Biggest Spring Trends Now

Love the new makeup and fashion trends this season but not sure you can pull them off? See how to make these trends work for you

How to Wear the Biggest Spring Trends Now
This is a makeover article
It's easy to get stuck in a beauty and fashion rut, but this season's looks are too pretty to pass on. So to help, we talked to expert stylists and makeup artists for tips on how to make the bold trends ultra-wearable.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Get a Healthy White Smile in One Week

With these brilliant tips, you'll have your pearliest whites ever

Get a Healthy White Smile in One Week
This is a smile care article
Braces may have made our teeth straight, but coffee and wine have made them yellow. Reverse the stains for a brighter, whiter smile with these expert tips now.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Cute Drugstore Blush by Cosmagic

These adorably diamond-cut packaged blush powder by Cosmagic was obtained during my trip to Hong Kong last year. I picked this pink blush with gradient that can be conveniently used separately or together. The heart shaped portion of pink shade has the strongest color with satin finish. If you prefer lighter application, you can swirl the three colors together for softer look. And if you just need some highlight on the high areas of your cheekbone, you may also use the lightest silver shade as highlight. The texture of the blush is a bit rough, not as finely milled as high end blush, but acceptable for drugstore standard. The package comes with a tiny blush brush for on-the-go application, nicely separated with a plastic insert.

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