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5 Tips for Perfect Lips

When it comes to makeup, lipsticks are some of my favourite beauty products. I love wearing a bright shade even on no makeup days, like these days. A good lipstick has the power to wake up your face. I have quite a huge collection of lipsticks in a variety of shades, so I have stopped buying for now. It is funny to look back at the days I avoided putting up lipsticks because I didn’t know how best to apply them on my lips. If you are like how I was back in the day, you will find these 5 tips for perfect lips very useful.

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Get the lightening right

The first thing you need to do is to make sure you are applying your lipstick under the brightest light possible. That way you have a good idea of how the shade really looks. The last thing you would want is to apply too much or too little lipstick because you have a dull light.

Use a lip brush

This is the oldest trick in the book. If you want your lipstick to stay on longer, use a lip brush. I know it is a lot easier to just apply the lipstick directly but using a lip brush gives a better finish and stays on a lot longer.

Line your lips

I always use a lip liner to line my lips before filling in with a lipstick. That way the lipstcik stays on longer and looks a lot better too!

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Powder the lips

After applying the first coat with a lip brush, add some face powder lightly over the lips to act as a base for the second coat.

Blot and reapply

Once the first coat is applied, wait a minute, blot and reapply using a lip brush as before. These steps lock in the shade living a smoother finish which stays on for longer.

Hopefully, you find these 5 tips for perfect lips post useful. Have a lovely weekend. Stay safe xx

 

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What is beauty really about?

There are so many articles and books about what beauty is and what makes us beautiful. Sometimes the tips and advice in these sources can be very conflicting, which ends us leaving us even more confused. What is beauty really about? To answer this question, I love John Kenneth Galbraith’s quote – There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting. There is no straight way of achieving beauty and there is no absolute standard of beauty. It is different for everyone, which is why we really should take these words of advice with a pinch of salt and work out which of the tips work for us.

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Every woman has her own beauty and I believe every woman is her own version of beautiful. I love the saying – Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. We really should remember that when we look at these fancy magazines with models wearing perfect makeup.

Here are 2 ideas of what beauty is really about –

Being happy in yourself

Being happy in yourself is one of the most important beauty tips anyone could ever give. It can be tricky sometimes but being really happy is the most important beauty advice of all. Do whatever makes you happy in yourself.

Accepting your features

Embrace all that makes you you. Accept your features, fall in love with each and every one of them. Get to know them, get to understand how to work with them.

Living is more enjoyable than appearing

There is a lot more to a beautiful face. It pays to have an attractive face and I am not playing it down in anyway. However, I am usually more interested in the person behind the face. There is a lot more to a pretty face. As cliche as it sounds, beauty comes from within, living is way more enjoyable than appearing, so we should remember to live and not focus on just looking the part.

The luxury skincare and makeup products will not make you as attractive as you think if you are ugly on the inside. They may do little or nothing if that is all you are focusing on. It is easy to get obsessed with our looks, but we should remember not to neglect other parts that make us who we are. Which is why we should focus on our inside as much as we focus on our outside. Beauty is only skin deep, but real ugly goes clear to the bone.

 

 

 

Product Review: Simple Soothing Facial Toner

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I ran out of my Boots No 7 Face Toner the other day and I decided to try a different toner this time around. Simple Soothing Facial Toner has been on my radar for sometime now, so I decided to go for that. I have used this toner for sometime now and I think I will carry on using it. If you are after a soothing, gentle toner, Simple Facial Toner is the one for you.

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Product Description

Our Simple vegan facial toner removes any alkaline residue left after cleansing, helping restore the balance to your skin’s natural pH level. Great for sensitive skin. Did you notice that this bottle is a little greyish? It’s because it’s made from 100% recycled plastic!

Ingredients

Aqua, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Sodium PCA, Allantoin,Phenoxyethanol,Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Cetylpyridinium Chloride,Niacinamide, Hamamelis Virginiana Leaf Water, Panthenol, Decyl Glucoside.

PROS
  1. Simple Soothing Facial Toner is 100% alcohol free.
  2. This toner is very gentle on the skin.
  3. It contains no artificial perfume, artificial colour or dye, or harsh chemicals.
  4. I love how this toner feels on my face. It is really soothing. I use it right after using a cleanser and just before I moisturise.
  5. It removes every last trace of makeup and oil on my face.
  6. This facial toner is suitable for all skin types.
  7. It helps restores the skin’s natural ph level.
CONS

None.

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Simple Soothing Facial toner is really kind to the skin. I have very sensitive skin so I am usually very careful when using skincare products, but I had nothing to worry about with this product. It is a great facial toner and I will be buying more once this runs out. You can grab a bottle to try for yourself via the link below –

What are your thoughts on this Simple toner? Have you used it?

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