3 Simple Tips to Remove Makeup at the End of the Day

Hello, lovely readers!

If you want to wake up with fresh, glowing skin each day, removing your makeup is essential. You’re doing your skin a favour by removing makeup each day. Here are a few tips I like to use when I do not have my favourite makeup remover on hand.

1. Take advantage of steam

Fill your sink with hot water and let your face hover above it for 1-2 minutes. The steam will open your pores and make it easier for cleanser to absorb into the skin.2. Try an oil-based makeup remover to remove lipstick Long-wearing liquid lipsticks can be stubborn to remove. Soak a cotton pad in an oil-based makeup remover to dissolve your lipstick. 3. Make your own formulaI recently made my own balm to remove makeup. It combines oil and beeswax to gently remove my makeup. To create this formula, I combine 1/4 cup of olive oil and a tablespoon of beeswax. I melt the beeswax into the oil, allow it to harden then pour it into a container.

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3 Creative Ways to Add Colour Into Your Makeup Routine


Hello, beautiful readers!

Fall is in full-swing, and many of the colour palettes you see in clothing and makeup tend to revolve around darker hues. Colours like burgundy, grey, black, and burnt orange are common. Just because these fall colours are popular doesn’t mean you can’t sneak bright, summery colours into your makeup routine!

1. Rock a bold lip 

A bold lipstick colour instantly polishes your makeup look. Deep reds, purples, and even metallic silver are shades I’ve seen everywhere this season. A highly pigmented, bright lip colour is one creative outlet for showcasing your favourite shades. My personal favourite bright lip colours are:

  • Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in K-Dub: This shade is a bold, bright fuchsia
  • M.A.C. Cosmetics Lipstick in Diva – A deep burgundy
  • Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Cotton Candy – An electric blue-violet

2. Start with your nails 

Nail polish is the easiest way to add colour to your makeup routine. It is a lot easier to let loose with a bright nail polish if you find bright lipstick shades daunting. Because your hands are otherwise makeup-free, you don’t have to worry that your nail polish colour is going overboard.

3. Vibrant cheeks 

Many new highlight palettes feature bright, bold colours. Swipe a metallic blue, purple, or pink highlight onto your cheekbones to add a pop of colour to your makeup. If you wish to incorporate the colour into other areas of your face, a metallic highlight is also perfect as eyeshadow. (I’ve also used it as lipstick on occasion, and it works quite well!)

How do you like to incorporate colour into your makeup routine? 

4 Time-Saving Beauty Hacks Every Girl Should Know


Hello, beautiful readers!

How many of you spend a lot of time and energy getting ready each morning? With a few simple tricks, it is easy to minimize the time and effort it takes to complete your morning routine each day.

1. Make your eyeliner symmetrical every time by marking the end of the line with a dot 

Once you figure out where you want the dot, draw a small line from the dot inward to to connect it to the liner at your lash line. This trick ensures your liner is crisp and straight every time. Alternatively, you can place a piece of tape along the desired line and trace your liner along it.

2. Mix together foundation and moisturizer 

This tip combines the steps of applying moisturizer and foundation into one. This also helps you adjust the foundation tint to your skin. The moisturizer will also add extra moisture to the foundation, giving your skin a dewy finish.

3. Use baby powder in your hair to absorb excess oil 

No time to shower in the morning? Adding a small amount of baby powder to your roots and combing it through your ends absorbs excess oil from your scalp. I use this trick often when I sleep past my alarm.

4. Combine eyeliner and mascara 

I use this tip often when I do not have eyeliner nearby. I substitute it with mascara instead. Dip a thin brush into your mascara tube and apply along your top lash line. This creates the effect of eyeliner.

Do you use any beauty hacks to save time? 

What’s in my summer makeup bag? 

Today I’m sitting on the beach and I thought I would let you know what kind of makeup I decided to pack. During hot summer days between the beach and long walks there is no point in wearing makeup. The only time I actually bother is during our night strolls and even then I go for something simple and quick.

So here is what makeup I packed for seven days in Naxos, Greece.

As far as foundation is concerned I skipped it entirely and just got a BB cream. Because BB creams tend to have lighter coverage I also packed a concealer for under the eyes as well as added coverage.

For blush I packed the Estée Lauder signature blush in 19 Nude Nuance. I use the lighter shade as blush and the darker as a bronzer. (Rule breaker)

For the eyes I went with just a sample mascara from Dior. ( Well I also brought an eyeliner but never really used.)

At this time I’m all about highlighters so I obviously didn’t forget to pack one! 

Because until this point my makeup was pretty simple I chose two lipsticks to get a more dramatic look.    A brownish nude from YSL in rouge pur couture no 66 and a classic, summery red no 35.

What makeup item do you always pack? Let me know in the comments below.

Pomegranate Salad 

Especially during holidays pomegranate is something that’s probably laying around your house!! So what better way to make use of it rather than making a salad? This recipe is really easy to make and very good looking… ( Hey new Instagram picture). It’s really sweet and a really great idea for making when having people over. So let’s get started! 

You will need:

For the Salad

  • Green Salad of your choice 
  • Pomegranate seed
  • Feta cheese 
  • Oranges (at least two) 

As far as quantity is concerned the vinaigrette is enough for a huge bowl so decide accordingly.

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For the Vinaigrette (we’re getting specific here so if you want to make less or more make sure the quantity of the ingredients is proportionate)

  • 1/3 cup orange juice 
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar 
  • 1/3 cup olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon honey 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper 

  
Mix all of it separately and pour as much you need in the salad. You can skip or add ingredients and generally do what you like. But I can guarantee it will look cute af. And it’s healthy. I might be wrong but it’s a win win here. If you try it make sure to send me some pics! 

  

By the way here’s how to cut an orange. I couldn’t do it but whatever. Next time maybe!!! 

   
   

    Taste the  Mediterranean-Dacos 

    Dacos is essentially a salad. Healthy and appriopriate for lunch and dinner as well as a sider or a starter. It’s also really quick and easy to make. Definitely a win win! So let’s get to it!

    You wil need (one serving):

    • Whole wheat barley rusk
    • 1 tomato
    •  Greek feta cheese
    • Olive oil
    • Oregano
    1. Break your rusk and put it in a deep plate. You’ll want to drizzle it with water to soften it. You can always add more.
    2. Chop up your tomato and add it to your plate.
    3. Do the same with the cheese 
    4. Drizzle some olive oil. A little goes a long way! Add more water if you feel that you need.
    5. Top off with some oregano
    6. You can serve it up with some lemon water

    That’s it. Quick,easy and tasty! Enjoy!