Sunday, 25 August 2013

DIY Jewellery | Accessories that are Fun and Free!

Hello my lovelies!
Today I have decided to give myself the task of creating my own jewellery - in particular, a new watch!
Now, I'm not crazy, and I'm not an engineer so I won't be creating the watch face by myself...
Tomorrow, I'm going to be popping down to Old Dubai to pick up some trinkets and artsy supplies from the souk and old shops down there, which I am going to use to make some of my very own jewellery!
I was so excited about all of this that I just couldn't wait to tell you! I love DIY projects, especially when they can save me some money...
So, I'll post my finished masterpieces up in a couple of days time so you can tell me what you think and whether you would like a tutorial on how to make them :)
If you have any ideas or seen any pictures of jewellery online that you really want to make but don't know how then send them to me and I'll see what I can do as well as get inspiration for my own crafts!
Love you all,
Izzy x

Beauty Fact of the Day #6 | Rare Eyes

The rarest eye colour you can find is true green eyes. Furthermore, women are more likely to have green eyes than men and the rarity is due to the fact that green eyes result from a rare genetic mutation!

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Liebster Award | Questions for Beauty Bloggers

Well, I've been in England for a relaxing two weeks - with limited internet access :| . And I'm back to find I've been nominated for the Liebster award by two lovely people! First, I was nominated by Caroline from Caz Reviews... - go check out her blog, her writing is so engaging! Second is Elizabeth from Beauty and Beyond - a blogger who keeps you interested with every post! 

For those of you that don't know the Liebster award is for bloggers with under 200 followers and its a way of getting to know a bit more about each other. The idea is that you answer the eleven questions set by the person that nominates you and then nominate eleven more people to do the same with the questions you set! - no tag backs! and don't forget to mention the person that tagged you!

So I'm going to answer both sets of questions :)

 First are the questions from Caroline:

What is your favourite food that you could eat all day long?

Noodles! Forever and always :P

If you could have three wishes, what would you wish for and why?

1. Snow (because I live in Dubai and it's impossible!)
2. To be able to fly (so that I could travel the world for free)
3. Noodles (because I'm hungry)

If you could go back in time to any decade, when would it be?

Hmm... that's a tricky one, but I would probably say the 70's or 80's because I would be able to go watch a Queen concert!

What is your favourite film?

Oooohh, I can't choose! I think... Finding Nemo :P

How old were you when you started to get into beauty and make up?

I would say about thirteen or fourteen... Although I would only wear a very minimal amount.

What relationship do you treasure in your life and who is it with?

My little sister, because she's such a bundle of fun! (although my cat is a very close second)

How often do you enjoy reading blogs?

Whenever I get the chance :) I love finding ideas for different beauty techniques and DIY stuff'.

Is the glass half empty of half full?

Half full! Except during exam weeks...

What is your favourite beauty product of all time?

Only one?! :o Oh, give me a moment...

I'm going to have to go for this one (it leaves my hair über shiny and helps control my waves and curls):

What do you do to relax and de-stress?

Well, I have a few things I do...
1. Go for a run or dog walk - when I need to think things over
2. Write a song and play piano - when I need to get things out of my head
3. Curl up with Calvin, my cat - when I need a furry friend :3

If you could shop for beauty or fashion products in any major city in the world where would you choose?

 Ah, if I had the choice... and the money :P ... I think I would go to Paris!


 Now the questions from Elizabeth:

What is something people may not know about you?

I have four dimples, if I smile really crazy and wrinkle up my whole face! :P My most prominent two are on my cheeks and then I have smaller ones on either side of my mouth (where people usually get dimples).

Why did you start blogging?

Well, it was summer time. I needed a hobby. I love writing, the Internet, and beauty-related things so.... do the math ;).

Describe your blog.

Ooh let's see... I tend to jabber on about my experiences in the world of beauty, including skincare, makeup, hair-do's, fashion, accessories, and different products. I try to entertain as well so that it's not too boring :P Furthermore, you'll probably find a couple of random things as well (such as some articles on my cat and other things) because that's just the kind of person I am... crazy. ;)

High-End of Drugstore?

Forgive me if I'm not entirely sure what this is asking :P So, I'm going to take a guess and say that 'of' is an 'or'.... in which case, drugstore (Boots, to be more precise)!

What is your favorite lipstick?

Hmm... To be honest, I don't think I have one! I much rather lip gloss and if I really want a burst of colour, I use Revlon Colour Burst Lip Gloss in hot pink.


What is your favorite accessory?

This was an easy one :) I am in love with this necklace my Mum bought me from accessorise:
It's looking well loved by now but I think it adds a sort of rustic charm! :P

What is something you are addicted to?

Noodles. Can't get enough of them! And cucumbers for some odd reason.

Describe your style.

A little bit of everything to be honest. A litte preppy, a little vintage, a little funky, and in some cases very bold. I love to dress up when I can afford to but often you'll find me in a plain tee-shirt and jeans (I love jeans!) topped off by my favourite accessories and boots.

What is your favorite television show?

I have so many! So, I'm just going to list them... Downton Abbey, The Simpsons, Father Ted, Dad's Army, and plenty more...

If you could meet one celebrity who would it be and why?

Freddie Mercury. But it was not to be. :(

What makes you happy?

Lying on my bed, listening to Queen, stroking my purring cat, while eating a bowl of Singapore noodles!
So, those are all my answers :) Here are my questions: 
  1. Favourite ice-cream flavour?
  2. Best skincare product? 
  3. Is your nail polish plain, patterned, or crazy?
  4. Who is your favourite model?
  5. Mascara or lipstick? 
  6. If you could dye your hair any colour for the day, what would it be? 
  7. Favourite type of hat?
  8. Heels or flats? 
  9. Which makeup items would you take when visiting another country?
  10. What are your favouritest-ever shoes?
  11. If you could swap lives with anyone for a day, who would it be?
And now for the people who I'm nominating! Really looking forward to your replies :)

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Beauty Fact of the Day #5 | Potatoes for your Eyes?

It may sound strange, but if you take a couple of slices from a fresh, raw, washed, peeled potato and lay them on your eyes for 10 minutes, it will reduce under-eye puffiness. Furthermore, an enzyme contained in the potatoes - which is often used in cosmetics such as skin-lightening products - can help lighten dark circles under the eyes.
Haters gonna hate. Potatoes gonna potate.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Beauty Fact of the Day #4 | Which grows faster?

Q: Which grows faster? Hair or nails?
A: Your hair grows three times faster than your nails!

My Night Time Routine | Products and Tips

Helloooo, it's me! And I'm about to share my most cherished moment of the day. Right before I get into bed and close my eyes for some well-deserved sleep, I take part in a sacred ritual, one many girls are familiar with. The getting-ready-for-bed session.

Some may deem this part of the day as chore-like or unnecessary... However, I view these evening allotments a time of utmost importance and frankly, a moment to just think about me (however vain that may sound.. eek). But what is it that I do during these precious minutes?

Well, on the average day I shall begin by cleansing my face to reveal the natural me beneath the makeup - don't worry, I don't wear a mask of makeup everyday but this step is unmissable, as it lets your skin breathe by removing dirt and dead skin cells.

I began by splashing my face with warm water and removing my eye makeup, gently, with cotton pads and Nivea's double effect eye makeup remover - so far, it's the most effective one I have found.
I then cleanse my face and remove the rest of the makeup using Clean&Clear's deep action cream cleanser. I have found this has done wonders for my skin - which is naturally quite oily and prone to outbreaks.
I will then rinse this off with cold water and pat my skin dry.
 The next step is a toner. I use SebaMed Clear Face deep cleansing facial toner - for acne prone skin - which is great at combatting spots but can dry out your face if not paired with a moisturiser.
So, I apply a wonderful moisturiser which I am absolutely in love with! It is Clean&Clear Dual Action Mosturiser - and it keeps your skin moisturised while combatting spots (yay ^_^).
Furthermore, if I have developed any particularly pesky spots that day, I dab a small amount of Avène's TriAcnéal spot cream on the problem areas. I find this really effective however if used excessively it can dry out your skin a lot, so I only use it on the nastiest of spots!  
This next step is a fault in my part and a call-out to you guys. Currently, I am in desperate need for an under-eye moisturiser that will help me eradicate my dark circles so if you have any great suggestions do let me know! At this step of my night-time routine, I tend to cheat and apply some Vaseline to my under-eyes and lips to keep them extra nourished and moisturised while I sleep.
Finally, I tend to my hands. I begin with massaging a heavenly cuticle oil into my nails, which is called Kiss rejuvenate nail and cuticle oil. Not only is it fantastic at it's job, but it smells lovely!
I then end the routine with some gorgeous smelling Cath Kidston handcream - my favourite of the set being Wild Rose.
So that makes up my night time routine, what about you? Do you have any favourite products or suggestions when getting ready for bed?

Monday, 5 August 2013

Beauty Fact of the Day #3 | How to Know if Someone Loves You

When you look at someone you're attracted to, your pupils dilate (get bigger)...

...or it could just be that the surroundings got darker. :P  

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Beauty Fact of the Day #2 | Hair Colour!

On average, different natural hair colours have different numbers of hairs on their head!
Blonde = 140,000
Brunette = 110,000
Black = 108,000
Red-head = 80,000

Well, I guess that makes me a big-haired blonde! That would explain why I struggle so much with frizzyness - I spend most of my morning flattening and conditioning my knotted locks.
What's your natural hair colour? :P

A Fun Blogging Post Challenge | Try it Out!

So, I was milling around the Internet, as I always do in the middle of the night...
And I came across this wonderful woman!
She makes me laugh and she creates unique and hilarious posts :)
Annnndddd she inspired me to create my very own gif post!
And I want you to make one too!
That's right. So your task is to create a post using a series of gifs that sum up what your blog is about... (you can get loads of gifs here:
Here's mine:
My blog is about beauty...
With HowTo's on hair.
Some makeup tips and tricks.
A few words on fashion.
And a little pinch of crazy-blonde-cat-lady.
But I'm quite new in the blogging world.
 So I'm still finding my niche... but to be honest, I'm just here to have some fun :)

There you go! Now, it's your turn! Put a link to your post in the comments below :)

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Beauty Fact of the Day #1 | Smile!

According to a study done by Orbit Complete, nearly 70% of people find women more attractive when they smile than when they wear makeup...
Hmm, interesting. That probably won't stop you putting your makeup on (it wouldn't stop me :P) but hopefully you'll smile a little more :D
Although if you're an unconfident little child with braces - yup, me again - then you might stick to the mouth-closed smile... Don't worry, it's just as pretty :) However, a big cheesy grin with braces tells the world that you are a confident and upbeat person! So, don't be afraid of showing off that dental work! Haha... almost talking to myself here.

DIY Face Masks | Natural and Homemade - for Lovely Skin

If you're anything like me, then you've probably asked Google how to achieve radiant skin a bazillion times - and skimmed through every how to article available.

Yet, I remain baffled by my face. One day, my skin will be yearning for some moisture and the next moment, I'll look like an oil spill. And don't even get me started on those pesky under-eye areas. And the spots... Lady Macbeth put it well: Out, damned spot! out, I say!
But look at how she ended up.

However, do not fear! Where there is a will (and a couple of natural ingredients), there is a way! I have tried countless cosmetics and chemical filled face masks but I always return to the trustworthy naturals. So, my fellow faces, put your purse away and head on down to the fridge...


I love this ingredient! As well as sweetening dishes, honey is wonderful for your skin. You can apply it on it's own... but you know me, that isn't exciting enough!
I enjoy experimenting, a little like an evil scientist - or a witch, witchever you prefer (hehe, a pun). For skin like mine, I enjoy mixing honey with some egg whites and a little bit of bicarbonate of soda. Not only is this great for cleansing pores while applying nutrients, it froths up so it's fun to make! - I know, I know, I'm a little childish...
However, I found that this isn't the most moisturising concoction. You can also mix some flour, milk, and the not-so-secret ingredient, honey! This is wonderfully nourishing and sticks to your face a little better.


Again, this won't come as a surprise. Fruits are full of minerals, good for both the inside and outside. But here are my favourites...
Bananas! They make my skin lovely and smooth and help with my dark under-eyes.
Avocados! These are actually used in a lot of cosmetics due to their antioxidants which help slow down the aging of skin.
Lemon Juice! I use this on days filled with particularly bothersome blemishes. However, on it's own, this can dry your skin out so I like to mix it up (yay! Potions-making time!) with some all-natural yoghurt.


Okay, okay, so they're fruits too... But there's a lot of debate over that and anyway, I thought they deserved a little section of their own. Tomato face masks are great for brightening and nourishing your skin. I like to just pop them into the blender along with a few other ingredients, such as oatmeal, yoghurt, or whatever I can find in the kitchen at the time!

So, those are my favourites! I haven't bothered with instructing you on putting this many cups of so and so, along with a certain number of teaspoons of this because I believe that measurements are a little silly (unless of course, you're actually going to eat it, in which case taste-testing is everything), and you can leave it on for as long as you feel necessary - I usually leave mine on for about half an hour.

Therefore, mix it up, try it out, and make your own! If you have any other suggestions, or feedback, or just want to chit-chat, then leave a lovely comment below ^_^
Byeeee x

Izzy ♥ - Life, Love, and Laughter
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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Life in Dubai | Should you Visit?

Dear Reader,

Today I delve yet again into the subject of Dubai. As a resident of seven years, I have had plenty of time to explore every nook and cranny of this ever-changing landscape. Unsurprisingly, this city never gets old and, as the number of tourists grow each year, so do the attractions - a plus for Dubai-dwellers. So, clearly, I am going to write this article from a perhaps-bias viewpoint by unleashing all the best attractions and treasures this metropolis has hidden under it's warm sands.


Tourists are so obvious around summer time. In fact, my friend and I enjoy 'tourist-spotting' when we go summer shopping. They always have wide-brimmed hats, huge sunglasses, shorts, tank-tops, and red skin because they come underestimating the intensity of the sun. Almost all of my relatives live in England, and from what I hear I can understand why cold-climate-country-citizens look upon Dubai with a sense of envy. However, with little to no cloud cover at all, and the dry desert heat, tourists flock to the beaches to soak up the sun, and end up scorched. My advice? If you're visiting in the summer, keep to the indoors and air-conned attractions and if you can't resist the beaches, take an early morning dip in the glistening sea and get back to the shade before midday.



Although Dubai advertises itself as the city of record-breaking skyscrapers, it's natural surroundings are just as awe-inspiring. Take a desert-safari if you really want to see the true beauty of the desert - another idea is to stay in a Bedouin-inspired camp where you can witness first-hand the culture and lifestyle that occupied these sands only 50 years back (furthermore, they might offer camel rides which, although bumpy, are great fun!). Although the water parks and tourist attractions can be thrilling with their high-speed slides and crazy heights, I find them a little too predictable and prefer something more dangerous and exhilarating such as being flung around in the passenger seat of a Jeep crashing through the mountains of sands - something we like to call Dune-Bashing.


I'll start this section with the obvious tourist attractions - however I'm only writing about the ones I truly recommend. To start with, you haven't fully discovered Dubai until you stand more than 800m above the ground with only a sheet of glass separating you from a splat on the sidewalk. Ok, so it's not as scary as I'm making it sound but it truly is breath-taking. You get that on-top-of-the-world feeling as you stand on the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa - the worlds' tallest building. Another great attraction is the indoor ski-slope. You may be thinking, I've come to Dubai for the sun, not the snow, but trust me when I say it's quite an out-of-this-world experience to ski in a desert. It takes a brief five minutes to transfer from a sweltering sidewalk to a snowy ski-slope and it takes even longer for your brain to logically explain the situation to your sweaty yet shivering body. Finally, as I mentioned in my previous post, you should definitely take a walk around the Souks in Old Dubai. You can visit the Gold Souk, Fish Souk, Spice Souk, Textile Souk, or anything your heart desires! It's a colourful, and sense-filling experience, and quite different (and less pricey) from the colossal shopping malls that Dubai is so famous for.

So, dear reader, it's up to you whether you want to visit. But keep in mind that, if you do come, there's more to Dubai than shopping and sun-tans.

Izzy ♥ - Life, Love, Laughter

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Monday, 29 July 2013

Life in Dubai | A Buzzing Desert City

Dear Reader,

Due to the long post I wrote yesterday - which took me too many hours to complete - today I have opted to do a series of short posts, focusing on Dubai, my current city of residence.

In a city that buzzes as much as Dubai, you can not help but live on the fast-lane. The lives of people around you are stuck on fast forward and before long, your neighbours are married, your best friend's off to college, and your cousin has children... But you can't help but feel young in this city - which is so young itself, having developed in only the last 50 years. What's more, it's rare to find a head of grey hair in this metropolis, or a familiar face for that matter, as people come and go like fashion trends - by the way, big prints are so in right now.

Dubai roads and skyscrapers

Dubai is a haven for the wealthy, with million dollar houses, high-street designer brands, and - this one being a plus for everyone - this desert paradise comes tax-free! But you don't need a bulging wallet to love this land, Dubai is the epitome of growth and success and attracts those desiring a fresh start. With business booming - despite the recent crash - entrepreneurs rush to make their mark and skyscrapers rise out of the sand every day, waiting to be filled by eager expats.

Shopping at Dubai Mall

But this is the side of Dubai everyone hears about, along with multiple tourist attractions - including the tallest building in the world (currently, I think China's rushing to beat us), waterparks, a giant indoor ski slope, and shopping malls with every brand name available - however, there are hidden jewels of culture hidden among this modern metropolis. For example, take a trip to Old Dubai, and you'll find souks full of vibrant colours, handmade fabrics, exotic spices, and of course, gold!

Shops in a souk in Dubai

Furthermore, if you wish to cross the Dubai creek, - the birth place of this city - you can hop on a traditional Dhow (once used as sailing boats for pearl divers) and sail across the warm, glistening waters. Despite the large influx of tourists and overseas immigrants, the Dubai government has been inviting and aware of it's populations needs - unlike some of its geographical neighbours - which has resulted in a great variety of cultures and nationalities.

Dhow cruise on Dubai creek

So, I would consider life in Dubai a pleasant experience, and - along with many long-lasting residents - watching this city grow has been magical and astounding. Of course, there is so much more that I could say about this bustling urban kingdom, and I will provide further updates in the future. My next post shall be aimed at tourists and will hopefully help you answer the question 'should you visit Dubai?'.

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed this and please leave a comment if you have any questions about Dubai or just to provide feedback, so I don't feel like I'm just talking to myself :P Again, if you want me to check out your blog then write it down and I will pop by!

Izzy ♥ - Life, Love, and Laughter

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Sunday, 28 July 2013

66 Makeup Tips | For Flawless Faces

Dear Reader,

It took me all day but - finally - here it is. I have collected, processed, and organised makeup tips from the best and the brightest so that you can have them all in one place. And why have I done this? Well, I didn't think I would have much more to offer than what's already out there and because - in the words of L'Oréal - you're worth it. ;)

Anyway, away with the cliché's! This post is a compilation of tips, but it isn't a guide on How-To achieve such-and-such a look. It's simply the tricks that help you get there and obtain a better end result. Furthermore, since there are so many, I made it even more reader-friendly by splitting it up into categories (and sub-categories) - eyes, eyebrows, lips, skin, and general makeup tips - so pick and choose as you desire.

If you are looking for tutorials for different looks then you can go here:

Ah, yes, that reminds me, along the way I'll be directing you to various sites - all optional, of course - where you can find more information. Most of these links can be found in the captions of the pictures in this post.

So, this is what I found on the world wide web...


  • If cloudy, red eyes are getting in your way, use eye drops before application.
  • Weird-but-true: Putting Vaseline on your eyelashes can make them appear healthier and longer.
  • Don’t continue using mascara or liquid liners four months after buying as bacteria build-up can occur and cause eye infections.


  • Apply mascara by wiggling the wand through the lashes to avoid clumps.
  • To prevent clumps, wipe the wand on a tissue beforehand to remove excess mascara.
  • For super full lashes, mix mascaras by applying a coat of lengthening mascara followed by a coat of thickening mascara.
  • Don’t apply more mascara after the first coat dries or you will get clumps.
  • Don’t pump the mascara wand in and out of the tube as it will dry out the mascara faster.
  • Using a lengthening mascara regularly will produce naturally longer lashes over time.

Mascara Colours

  • Black works on everyone, but can be harsh on fair blondes.
  • Blondes should opt for brown/black during the day and reserve black for night.
  • Burgundy/plum/blue mascaras can make blue eyes pop.
  • Brown eyes stand out with purple mascara.

Eyelash Curler

  • When using an eyelash curler, warm it up first using a hairdryer.
  • You can curl eyelashes after mascara application once it has dried.

False Eyelashes

  • If your eyelashes are quite sparse, but you don’t want to have obviously fake lashes, then you can opt for single false lashes and simply place them where you need it – usually four on the outer corner is enough.

Eye Liners

  • Apply liquid liner in two steps for a smooth line. First line the inner area of the eye to the middle. Then from the outer part of the eye to the middle and stop where the two lines connect.
  • If you’re worried your liquid eyeliner may turn out to be uneven, draw a light practice line using pencil eyeliner on each eye and then go over it with your liquid eyeliner.
  • Also, you can use transparent sticky tape under each eye to create a line for you to follow to make the perfect winged eyeliner.
  • Dots of liquid liner between the lashes can give the illusion of super thick eyelashes.
  • Line the inner rims of eyes with a beige pencil to give the appearance of wider eyes.
  • For long-lasting eyeliners, use waterproof pencils.
  • If you want a more natural look, line your eyes with a dark brown eyeshadow.


  • Apply in the order of lightest shades to darkest and blend, blend, blend!
  • Blend on the outside edge only when applying dark shadow to the crease of your eye.
  • Use primer to make eyeshadow last much longer.
  • Shimmer eyeshadow can show off wrinkles so use with caution.
  • Go for colours opposite to your eye colour when choosing an eyeshadow to make your eyes really stand out.
  • Concealer can be used on your eyelids as a base for eyeshadow.




  • Go to a professional to have your eyebrows waxed, tweezed or threaded and then you can neaten things up every now and then without worrying you’re shaping them wrong.
  • Don’t overpluck! Because it can take months – and even years – for the hair to grow back. If you’re unsure about your eyebrows, go see a professional.
  • If you have oveplucked, don’t freak out… just fill your eyebrows in using a pencil and powder shade.
  • You can encourage hair growth by massaging your eyebrows with a toothbrush every day.
  • To learn how to shape your eyebrows, go here:


  • Pencils should be a shade lighter than your brows (unless your eyebrows are very light, then choose a shade darker).
  • If you have a hard pencil, you can warm the tip by rubbing it in between the palms of your hands.
  • The powder should match the colour of your brows.


  • To keep brows in place, you can spray some hairspray on your finger and brush it onto the brow.
  • You can keep your brows looking healthy by applying castor oil to them.
  • Careful: darker eyebrows can make you look older.




  • Apply foundation to lips before lipstick to achieve truer lipstick colours.
  • Also, apply a lip balm before lipstick to keep them moisturised, as some lipsticks can dry out your lips.
  • When using lip liner, smudge the lip line slightly to get fuller looking lips.
  • Lipglosses are great for a quick shine and moisturise, but they won’t last very long. To achieve a longer lasting shine, apply lipliner or lipstick beforehand.


  • Lighter lip colours create the illusion of fuller lips.
  • To achieve soft lips, apply vaseline onto them, leave for 5 minutes, then brush off using a clean toothbrush. This will remove dry skin and leave your lips soft and plump. I find that an electric toothbrush leaves a smoother finish.
  • Pair shimmery eyes with matte lips to avoid too much shiny!



  • When concealing, opposite colours cancel each other out, so green-pigmented concealer covers redness, and orangey concealer removes blue – such as under-eye areas.
  • For under-eye areas, use liquid concealer and blend using your ring finger.
  • When applying concealer to imperfections such as spots, a brush is able to get into the crevices of the blemish better than your finger.
  • Patting your concealer in creates a much more flawless look than rubbing it in.


  • Always moisturise your skin before applying makeup for smoother coverage (but don’t overmoisturise!). For oily skin, use an oil-free moisturiser – this will help prevent oil build-up and spots.
  • Often, bags under your eyes – contrary to popular belief – are not caused by tiredness, but dehydration, so always drink lots of water and invest in a good quality under-eye moisturiser.


  • Get the full coverage from foundation without looking caked on by mixing it with your primer.
  • When contouring, anything lighter than the skin tone will make an area stand out, and anything darker will make that area sink in.
  • To know where to apply blush, bend over for 30 seconds then slowly stand up. Where your cheeks appear flushed is where you should apply blush.
  • When applying bronzer, keep it away from the centre of your face as it can make you look older.

After Makeup

  • Use facial oil-blotter sheets to remove excess oil without disturbing makeup.
  • If you struggle with keeping your makeup in place or making it last, there is makeup sealing spray that you simply spray over the top of your makeup to keep it lasting for hours.

General Makeup Tips

  •  Less is more.
  • Accentuate your best features. If you have luscious lips, go for bold lipsticks. If you have dazzling eyes, then make them pop with the perfect eyeshadow.
  • If you go for bold, bright lips, make your eye makeup more subtle – in contrast, if you do dramatic eye makeup, choose nude and conservative lips – to avoid an over-made-up look.
  • Carry your makeup necessities in your handbag for quick touch-ups while out and about.
  • If you want animal friendly, skin friendly, and eco-friendly products, then buy mineral makeup.
  • Gently wash all your makeup off every night to let your skin breathe.
  • Finally, it’s no good being pretty on the outside if you’re not beautiful on the inside. So, smile!

And there you go! That took me forever... :P Anyways, I really hope that this came in handy to someone. If it did, please please please tell me by leaving a comment below! Of course, I don't expect you to have read the whole thing! Only the parts you wanted to :) But even if you just read one bullet point, thank you ^_^

Anyways, please leave a comment so I don't feel like I've been talking to myself the whole time! And I'll probably go check out your blog if you do :P Thanks and byeeeeeeee,

Izzy ♥ - Life, Love, and Laughter

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