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Avoid these 5 beauty mistakes

Now that we are in a New Year, we need to give ourselves the opportunity to start off our skincare routine on the right foot. Yes, we may be 2 months into the New Year, but it’s not too late to get started. To help you get started, here are some common beauty mistakes that ladies make day-in and day-out. It will take some time to adjust but it’ll be worth it.

 

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Mistake #1: You neglect your under-eyes when it comes to applying sunscreen

This is not something that we hear of often. Sunscreen is great for our skin. It keeps off the harsh effects of the ultraviolet rays of the sun on our skin. But most times when we apply sunscreen on our face, we tend to skip the skin under our eyes.

The skin on our under-eye is very thin and thus, susceptible to being damaged easily. Although it may hurt the eyes when the cream find its way there, the skin under your eyes will thank you so long as you are extra careful.

 

Mistake #2: You sleep with your makeup on

Although I know that there are days when you can be extremely tired, leaving your makeup on your face is one thing you should never allow yourself to do. Makeup contains chemicals that can be extremely harmful on your skin when it stays on your skin for too long. That’s one on the causes of skin conditions like blocked pores and acne.

So, make it a duty to remove every trace of makeup on the face. This is because any trace of makeup residue on your skin could be harmful to your skin.

 

Mistake #3: You’re applying a bronzer that’s a bit too red for your skin

Don’t get caught making this mistake! Us ladies want to achieve that rosy-cheeks look, but you need to make sure that every time you apply your bronzer, the colour should be as natural as possible. You can do this by selecting shades that are closer to the colour of your skin. The more natural it looks the better it suits your skin.

Make sure that as you apply your bronzer, you blend it in with the rest of your face. This will help even out the colour instead of it being so dark and concentrated at your cheek area.

 

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Mistake #4: You’re not treating your skin according to your skin type

Everyone has a different skin type and so each skin type needs to be shown a special kind of love. What most people don’t understand is that they believe that just because one skin care routine worked for one of their friends, it will work perfectly well for them too.

The truth is that the most effective skin care routine is the one that pays special attention to your skin type. So if you have dry skin, you would need to moisturize more and use more oil-based products than someone who has oily or combination skin type.

 

Mistake #5: You neglect your neck

From applying makeup to skin care routines, the neck is one of the most neglected parts of your face. Some ladies forget to blend in the makeup all the way to the neck. Some don’t apply any makeup on the neck region making the makeup on their face look more like a mask.

Although the neck is not as exposed as your face, the skin on your neck is thin and would require a lot of care. So make sure that you exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize just as often as you do your face.

 

What beauty mistakes will you be avoiding this year?

 

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Product Review: Boots No 7 Products

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I had a mini shopping haul in my local Boots store some days ago, and I decided to step up my skin care routine, and try some new skin care products. I usually never go for Boots No 7 products because I believe they are not made for my skin tone. But there was a 3 for 2 offer going on that day and I needed to try the No 7 Lash & Brow Perfector so badly  (I heard all about it at the Street Style Bus Event), so I went for that and 2 other cool products I needed, which were – No 7 Beautiful Skin Purifying Mask for Normal/Oily Skin and No 7 Beautiful Skin Overnight Radiance Boost for All Skin Types.

 

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No 7 Beautiful Skin Purifying Mask for Normal/Oily Skin

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Starting off with this amazing purifying mask, I have used it a few times now and I love it. I wish I could use it every day. It is so far the best face mask I have ever used. It is a new product so no product description on Boots Website but here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. It feels amazing on the skin. Once it is applied on the face, it heats up and feels so warm and nice. I love the warmth. It feels like I am in a Spa.
  2. I like that the application and waiting time is quick. The mask should be massaged for 2 mins, and the waiting time is an extra 2 minutes before rinsing off.
  3. My skin feels AMAZING after. It feels and looks smooth. And it looks brighter as well.
  4. It is affordable at £12.50, and there is usually the 3 for 2 offer to take advantage of.
  5. I like the packaging.

 

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CONS

None

I will be buying this purifying mask again. I use this once a week now and I really like how clear my skin is looking. No cons here guys.

 

No 7 Beautiful Skin Overnight Radiance Boost for All Skin Types

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I use this No 7 Beautiful Skin Overnight Radiance Boost for all skin types every night. I massaged it into my skin, using small circles after cleansing. Here is the product description –

No7 Beautiful Skin Over Night Radiance Boost for all skin types. Wake up to brighter, more radiant skin.

Boost the skin enhancing power of your beauty sleep and treat your dull, tired looking skin to an overnight pick me up. While you sleep, this hydrating serum helps to optimise skin renewal, mildly exfoliating to reveal fresher, more radiant skin in the morning.

Enriched with No7’s unique multivitamin and mineral blend to help hydrate and energise plus a blend of natural fruit acids, vitamin C and caffeine to help renew the skin’s surface and boost skin’s radiance.

 

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. I love the packaging. I think it is so chic and pretty. It comes in a pump which I like.
  2. I love the light fragrance.
  3. I love the texture. It feels good on my face.
  4. It exfoliates my skin overnight.
  5. I have noticed a huge difference in my skin. My skin is looking so radiant and healthy.
  6. It is quite affordable at £14.

 

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CONS

None

No cons here either. I will definitely be buying this again.

 

No 7 Lash & Brow Perfector

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I have been after a good Lash and Brow Gel for awhile now. I ran out of The Body Shop Brow Gel some months ago, and I have been in search of another since then. So when I saw how brillant this No7 Lash & Brow Perfector was at the beauty sessions at the Street Style Bus Event, I knew I had to get it.

No7 Lash & Brow Perfector is a caring, conditioning gel to enhance and shape your lashes and brows.

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. It conditiones my lashes and brows.
  2. My brows stay in place all day.
  3. I love the compact packaging.
  4. It is quite affordable at £8.50.
  5. It has a very light texture. It does not clump the brows or lashes.

 

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CONS

None

 

I really like all 3 products. And I can see myself buying them again.

Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts?

Beauty Muse – Eva Longoria

I have always admired Eva Longoria, right from her Desperate Housewives days. I mean, who didn’t love Gabrielle Solis? Eva Longoria looks as beautiful on the outside as she looks on the inside, a real Beauty Muse, I love her.

For a woman over 40 to look as good as she looks is beyond belief. She is blessed with some amazing genes, and the weirdest thing is that, she is looking even more beautiful as she grows older. I pray I look half as good as she does when I am 40.

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I love everything about Eva Longoria. She is my definition of the ‘Perfect Looking Woman’. Her flawless golden skin, beautiful sparkly eyes, black silky hair and her very petite frame. Her body shape is my definition of ‘Pretty Cute’ and it looks amazing.

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I was super curious about Eva’s beauty routine, so I took the liberty of researching her beauty tips and I discovered quite a few. Here are 3 of my favourites:

Her Biggest Beauty Secret

“Moisturising. Because I fly so much, hydration is important. When you have good skin, everything else kind of falls into place. Also, I use blush with shimmer in it. That way, your skin glows and people notice it.”

Her 3 Makeup Musthaves

“Firstly, mascara. Ever since doing the shoot for Million Lashes I have been addicted. I love the brush and the texture of the mascara. It’s not clumpy and is the blackest black. Then all I would need is a bronzer and some fresh water.”

Beauty Gadget Musthave

“Tweezers. I am obsessed with plucking my eyebrows. I always end up doing them on a plane at 30,000ft as the light is so good.”

 

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I am intrigued by this beauty, there is something chilled out about her, and I love the fact that she is so relatable.

What do you think of her as a Beauty Muse? Drop me a comment, let’s chat.

Happy Tuesday.