Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
I've taken a long break but I'm back!! Today I wanted to share with you the emergency-fresher-upper....We all love those oil absorbing sheets like the clean and clear ones but when we run out or have no place to stash them (like at a club when our faces are gross, and sweaty and shiny and the ONLY room we have to stuff in our bras is our cash, id, and a lipgloss)- I say... grab a toilet seat cover! Rip a small piece off and blot away! This totally works to get off the shine and absorb the oil. I know it sounds weird...but when you are desperate and need to choose between stuffing oil absorbing sheets or makeup in your bra...I'd choose the makeup everytime=)
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
For pain-free plucking try rubbing a layer of numbing gel like Orajel (cold sore, canker sore medicine) around your brow in the areas you pluck. Orajel helps numb the area so that plucking is pretty much pain free especially in the sensitive area above your eye. Just be care not to get it in your eye! Also, another tip is to pluck after you shower so that the warm water opens your hair follicles and softens the hair making for easy removal. Try to not pluck right before your period as well since this is when skin is the most sensitive.
Monday, August 6, 2012
For those of you with lashes that have a have a hard time staying curled, use waterproof mascaras. Find the waterproof version of your favorite mascara and use that instead since they hold curls better and are usually a little drier that their non-waterproof version. Use an oil based makeup remover or cleansing oil to avoid too much rubbing when removing since waterproof mascara is much harder to take off.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Seems like lately, BB Creams, aka Blemish Balms, are popping up everywhere. They've actually been around for a over a decade now and I tested some out a few years ago but back then it was little known in the U.S. and mainly very popular overseas for Asian women. BB Creams originally were invented for the purpose of a soothing balm for patients that underwent laser skin treatments. Surgeons and dermatologists would have their patients use this balm to regenerate and protect the skin after these strong skin treatments.
Its popularity started later when the Korean beauty markets starting using it for beauty purposes only. It became popular because it was lighter than foundation, acted as a moisturizer and protected and treated skin. Once celebrities took notice, this stuff spread like wild fire and now its making its way over to the U.S.
Since people have been asking me about BB Creams I decided to pick Dr. Jart's Premium Beauty Balm, SPF 45, (mainly because its summer and has higher SPF then other brands.) I also choose this brand because Dr. Jart's is one of the earlier pioneers of the BB Creams in Korea and it makes me feel like they've had more time to perfect the product.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Although we are a few months away from summer, I cannot express the importance of using sunblock year round. It not only prevents skin cancers, but those of you that are obsessed about wrinkIes really should have been using the stuff everyday to prevent them in the first place. But don't worry! Its not too late and you can reverse the signs of sun damage and prevent more by using a face sunblock everyday starting now!
I have tried so many face sunblocks, and Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Liquid daily sunblock spf 70 has so far been my favorite for years now. I use this stuff every single day. It goes on non-greasy or sticky at all which is why it is my favorite. Since sunblock is made to sit on top of skin, you'll want to moisturize first so that the sunblock does not block the moisturizer which unlike sunblock is suppose to be absorbed.
My recommended steps in the morning are:
1. cleanse/ toner/ moisturize face
2. put on a small layer of primer (specifically in areas that have larger pores because this prevents sunblock from clogging pores) (please read my "Monistat" post for cheap primer!)
4. another layer of primer (this creates the smooth surface for makeup)
5. put on makeup
6. powder last, to set your face
*remember to let each layer dry a little bit before putting the next layer on! (a small paper fan works!)