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Beauty Secrets to Stay Pretty at 45000 Feet

Summer is here, and that means it is holiday time! Many of us have holidays booked and that means many long flights ahead. Looking good on a flight can be hardwork sometimes. The stress of travelling, especially with young children, can be a little too much. Most times our skincare/beauty routine is out of the window by the time we board, and every beauty rule is broken by the time the plane takes off!

 

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If you’re the type who travels a lot, then you need to make sure you take extra care of your skin. But how can we know what’s the best way to take care of our skin when nobody lives thousands of feet in the sky?

While flying through a couple of countries, I observed that the air hostesses were always so radiant and gorgeous. What was so interesting was how beautiful they looked despite the stress(dealing with demanding passengers)  and long hours of work on the airplane.

After a bit of probing into the beauty secrets of the air hostesses, I finally cracked their code. If you’re curious like I was or if you’re the type who loves travels and wants to maintain a beautiful skin, then this article is for you.

 

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  1. Moisturize

I wasn’t surprised when I found out that air hostesses moisturize more than usual. Keeping your skin healthy and glowing for long hours means that you need to make sure that your skin retains as much moisture as possible.

  1. Drink plenty of water

This goes hand-in-hand with moisturizing. Moisturizing will make sure that your skin is not starved off water but you need to note that real beauty starts from the inside out. Staying hydrated reduces the chances of your skin getting dry, plus it flushes out toxins from your body. Toxin build up can find its way to your skin, so drinking water is one of the easiest ways to get clear skin.

  1. Layer your skin care products

The weather 45000 feet away can be really harsh on the skin especially when it is a long flight. I remember my Emirates flight to Dubai last Christmas, I had to layer my skincare products to get the shine and glow I wanted.

The secret is in the layering. For example, before applying foundation, they make sure they moisturize really well. The same goes for applying lipstick. Use a lip balm first then layer it with your favourite coloured lipstick. The idea is to keep the skin-rejuvenating products beneath all the makeup to get double dose of beauty.

  1. Choose your makeup wisely

Makeup can enhance your beauty. But if you’re looking for the long-term effect of beautiful skin then you need to choose makeup that will help your skin.

Don’t go for anything heavy. Choose makeup that’s light on the skin. Plant and mineral makeup can do wonders on your skin while still preserving that natural look. It’s easy on your skin while it hides away your blemishes.

 

What do you think of these tips? Do you have any to add? Please do so in the comments section below.

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Product Review: Rimmel London New Insta Collection

I am a huge Rimmel London fan, right from my days at the University. I find Rimmel London makeup affordable and perfect for what I need them for. My friend and I were Rimmel London junkies in uni, that was one of the major makeup brands we used back then, and we still love it.

I had the golden opportunity to try out the new Rimmel London Insta Collection, I was blown away by how amazing the products.

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These makeup products have filled a massive hole in my makeup bag. I have never had a duo contour stick or a concealer palette for EVERYTHING, and now I do! This Insta Collection is the TRUTH!

Insta Duo Contour Stick

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These great double-ended format makes contouring very quick & super easy. It beautifully shapes the face and enhances definition.

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I received this Insta Duo Contour Stick in the dark, medium and light shade. Here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. It is so easy to apply, no mess at all.
  2. It blends in quite easily.
  3. I like the creamy texture.
  4. It is small enough to pop in the bag.
  5. It is so affordable at just £6.99 per stick.
  6. It comes in 3 shades, so there should be a shade for everyone.

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CONS

None. You should pop into your local Boots, Superdrug, Asda or Tesco to have a look at these sticks. They are my new makeup essentials.

Insta Fix & Go Spray

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This 2 in 1 primer & setting spray with can be applied underneath or over the top of your  makeup. Here are my thoughts on this spray –

PROS

  1. It dries quickly with just a single application.
  2. It locks makeup, leaving it fresh all day.
  3. It has a lovely refreshing fragrance.
  4. It is a multi-tasking product. It can be used before and after applying makeup.\
  5. It is so affordable at £6.99 for a 100ml bottle.

CONS

None. I LOVE this primer and setting spray.

Insta Conceal & Contour and Conceal & Correct

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Say hello to Rimmel’s 1st ever multi-tasking Conceal and Correct, and Conceal and Contour palettes, in 3 fabulous natural creamy shades. I got all the 4 palettes (3 Conceal and Contour and 1 Conceal and Correct). T

Here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. The Conceal and Contour palette neutralises dark undereye circles, covers blemishes and brightens dull skin.
  2. The Conceal and Contour palette highlights, conceal imperfections and contour to accentuate your prettiest features.
  3. They are easy to use with the illustration at the back of the palette as a guide.
  4. They are affordable as well, £5.49 each.
  5. They blend in quite easily.

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CONS

None. These palettes are so handy.

Insta Fix & Matte Powder

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This translucent pressed powder can be used to set foundation as a finishing step and for quick touch ups during the day. Here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. I use this during the day for quick touch ups, and it creates a smooth matte finish.
  2. It is very affordable at £4.99.
  3. I love the pretty packaging.

 

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CONS

None

I love all the products in this Insta Collection. Check them out, now available in Boots, Asda, Tesco, and Superdrug.

What do you think of this Rimmel London Insta Collection?

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Beauty Muse – Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey being a Beauty Muse should come as no surprise. I think she is a drop dead beauty, who doesn’t seem to age at all. If anything, she seems to look younger every time I spot a photo of her.

Mariah Carey is a flawless beauty! I know she has had plastic surgery done a couple of times, and that may explain her near perfect features. Whatever she did looks amazing, and I like the fact that she owns it.

You should all know how I feel about plastic surgery and general body enhancements. I have written a few times about cosmetic surgery on the blog. I have nothing against them, as long as they are done tastefully and safely, and as long as you own it!

 

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I wrote about Mariah Carey’s ex -husband – Nick Cannon, some days ago, and how I am rooting for them to get back together. I really hope they do get back together, they look so good as a couple, and their twins are so cute!

Anyways, back to the Mariah Carey being a Beauty Muse; I have always wanted to know more about Mariah’s beauty regime and her beauty secrets if any. In my search, I came across her best beauty tips in one of her interviews with Vogue, which has now been bookmarked for future reference.

Here are some of her tips you may find interesting –

Less is more

“I hate mascara. I never wear it,” she has said. “Whenever a makeup artist tries to put it on me, I throw a fit.” A clear penchant for faux lashes notwithstanding, this means that “if you’re not wearing a lot of makeup, you don’t have to take a lot of it off. So, my goal is to wear the least amount of makeup possible so I don’t have to steam my face and take it all off.”

 

I can see how this is a great beauty secret. The more makeup we have on, the more time and energy will be required to take it off. And most times, our skin tends to hurt from all the makeup removing. Especially if the makeup is long lasting, which is all well and good until it is time to wipe it off.

 

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No carbs, embrace cardio

You would hate my diet,” she has said. “All you eat is Norwegian salmon and capers. That’s it. I try to stick with the proteins. It’s the worst.”

Don’t eat salad if you’re about to do, like, a photo shoot, because it bloats you,” warns Carey. “Never eat the water.”

Now I understand why how she has an amazing figure. I wish I could live on eating proteins alone.

 

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What do you think of Mariah Carey beauty secrets? Do you think she is a beauty muse?

 

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