Monday, 3 October 2016

Review - How To Declutter Your Cosmetics

Make-up companies are always creating new products or modifying existing ones.  This is good for their cash flow/profit, but can sometimes be bad for us make-up addicts who can't resist buying more products. Before you realise it, you will either run out of storage space  or end up with more products than you can use, or both.

Let's be real here, one of the most difficult things to do is control the urge to buy make-up.  If you haven't found a way to cope or you find your resolve wavering, click here for some tips from Pacific Daily News.

I already have more than enough make-up, plus I have no more space to put anything else. Not to mention that I have products that I hardly use or have never used, so buying more would be a waste of money and make-up.  Am I still tempted? Of course I am! I try to avoid going into the make-up stores, I try to buy only what I need and I try not to stray from my shopping list/budget.  Does this always work? Nope, not 100% but the majority of the time.

Life is to short to waste money or make-up!

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"...because your should always enhance." - Nakita Squires

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Lip It Up - Easy DIY Lip Scrub

Y'all know this girl had given up on being able to wear lipstick again.  My lips refused to co-operate; no matter what I did.  Don't have a clue what I'm talking about? Then CLICK HERE for the details.

A work colleague heard me lamenting one day and told me that she USED to have the same issue. Say what???!!!! I was all ears.  Exfoliating her lips daily with baking soda was the secret.  I had my doubts because none of the lip scrubs I tried had worked.  She advised me to mix with it with water to form a paste, scrub my lips for a few seconds and leave it on for a few minutes.

When I first tried it I did not realise how sensitive my lips were.  My lips became irritated but my lipstick looked great for the entire day.  So I decided to try it again, but this time I dipped my wet finger into the powder and rinsed it off immediately after scrubbing for a few seconds. *Ding Ding Ding*...we have a winner - my lips were better than ever.  I'm still shocked that this simple, household product was all I needed.

Now I can wear both glossy lipsticks and matte lipsticks, but if I forget to exfoliate my lips (which happens quite often), the dry skin on my lips ruins my lipstick.

Matte lipsticks have become my favourite, they make your lips look amazing.  This a complete change from a girl whose lips had to be glossy.  The glossier the better I used to say, but now if it must be matte.  So far NYX Matte Lip Cream and Sacha Cosmetics Intense Matte Lip Velvet are my favourites. I also have Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes, Absolute New York Matte Stick and L.A. Girl Matte Flat Velvet Lipstick.

Of course I have to wear lip balm and use matte lipsticks that are not drying. I'm not complaining though, this girl will do what she has to because matte is where it's at!

Related Posts (in case you missed it above):
1) These Lips, These Lips, These Dry Lips

"...because your make-up should always enhance." - Nakita Squires

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Review - Rimmel London ScandelEyes Gel Eyeliner

After hearing positive reviews about Rimmel London's ScandalEyes Gel Eyeliner, I bought the blue #004.  I would have preferred Maybelline's but that had been out of stock for months and I could wait no longer.

Sadly, the only positive thing I can say about it is that it's true to colour.  And to get that colour I have to apply the liner multiple times before it shows up on my dark complexion (Click here for more about that issue).  Additionally, crumb like bits of product form on the bristles of the brush and fall onto my face, lashes and even into my eye.

I have no idea why this product worked for others but not for me.  I will not be repurchasing, nor can I recommend it to anyone.

"...because your make-up should always enhance." - Nakita Squires