Category Archives: Beauty Secrets

Light Therapy Acne Mask | Neutrogena | Review

Neutrogena got us – and our entire faces – covered! This Light Therapy Acne Mask is a new and innovative way to get rid of acne without spending thousands of bucks on expensive treatments. I’m so excited when I received this for free to review cause I’ve never seen anything like this in the market and I think it’s very intriguing to see it’s effectivity.

How does it work?

12 blue LED bulbs and 9 red LED bulbs

The inner part of the mask is lined with 21 red and blue LED lights to target the major causes of acne, Propionibacterium acnes and infammation. The blue light apparently kills off the P.acnes bacteria and the red light targets inflammation. The lights that work together make up that neon pink colour that gives off that millennial futuristic colour! I love it!

Of course I had to take a #maskfie to show you how cool it looks and how it covers my entire face!

I think it’s safe for the eyes since it comes with amber-coloured sunglasses that reduce glare. If it is too bright for you, you can close your eyes for the length of the session. The mask comes with an “activator” with 4 alkaline AA batteries. The activator lasts for 30 sessions which can last up to a month.

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How I Wash My Makeup Brushes

We’ve heard somewhere that we should clean our makeup brushes every so often. But if I’m being honest, I probably do it once every month or every other month. Forgive me if that sounds nasty but I don’t use my brushes everyday anyways so I think that counts? Lol. Enough of my confessions here and I’ll start taking you through an easy peasy way of  how I wash my brushes.

dsc03918 Things I use:
– brush egg (bought from forever21 for about C$5) I believe it’s also available on eBay
– hard soap (freebies from hotels) or body wash/liquid soap/baby shampoo
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All About The Brows

Brows are very subjective and it isn’t supposed to be perfect. I don’t even know what a perfect brow looks like! My perfect brow might not suit your face, and your perfect brow might not suit somebody else’s face.

It took me a few years to “perfect” my brows, and by “perfect” I mean I’ve achieved contentment and a routine when I do my brows. Most likely, my ways will evolve and change as I get older.

I am not an expert with makeup and I can’t tell you how you’re supposed to do yours. It’s makeup. It comes off at the end of the day.

This post is to let you guys know how I personally do my own brows while hoping to help some of you in finding your personal brow style. Let’s start?

HOW I FIGURED OUT MY BROW SHAPE

I had my brows groomed once in my life (about 8 years ago, I think). Ever since then, I’ve just been alternately plucking and shaving to the shape that the groomer made. I haven’t gone to a professional since then and I haven’t felt the need to. If you don’t like spending time and money on your brows (just like me), I would suggest going to an expert to have them shaped properly, at least once. You can just clean up on the new hair growth and maintain the shape for as long as you want. (At least that’s what I did! )

LET’S START DRAWING!

Bare

Look at them bare and uneven. Haha Even my eyes are uneven! Let’s move on from flaw-pointing and start sketching!

  1. Create a triangle for a sharp brow tailDSC01304
  2. Fill it ins
  3. Connect-the-dots(hair) while drawing a straight line using tiny strokes going towards the nose.DSC01308
  4. I go back into the product and dip my brush to make the arch and tail a little darker than the rest of the brow. This creates depth.
  5. I just follow my natural brow shape and continue to fill in. There is a lot of room for mistake because brow products are more forgiving than eyeliners. I just wipe it with my finger when I make a mistake!DSC01311
  6. By this time, the brush should have the slightest amount of product. This is the best time to go in and fill the inner part of the brow. This gives a lighter shade to soften the look. DO NOT go back and dip it into the pot if you want “natural” looking brows (ombre effect? Lol). I prefer to put the least amount of product on that part because I don’t want it to look too strong. As shown in the picture above, I pretty much stop filling from that point because I want my natural brow hairs to show up.DSC01314
  7.  I’m done by this point, but if I feel like it, I will apply a tinted brow gel on the inner parts of my brow to make it appear more bushy. #CaraDelevingneBrows But apparently, that is impossible and unachievable on my part. *cries. DSC01320

       After brushing it through with a spoolie, we are finally done. Let’s zoom in.

DSC01323Feel free to highlight the brow bone or apply a little concealer to clean up and make the brows “pop”. 😉

PRODUCTS I REGULARLY USE

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  • Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade
  • ColourPop Brow Colour in Bangin’ Brunette
  • ColourPop Brow Pencil in Bangin Brunette
  • Loreal Brow Stylist Definer in Brunette
  • Milani Easy Brow Tinted Fiber Gel

 

A few notes:

  • On this post, I used the ColourPop Brow Colour but the process would be similar if I were to use a pencil.
  • Putting on an eyeshadow primer before doing your brows would prolong its wear and make it last all day.
  • I know people have been asking for a video, but I still couldn’t get myself to film! One day. Lol

 

Hope this helps! Thanks for dropping by! ❤️

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8 Tricks to Perfect Your Concealer Game

Water and sleep are our best friends when it comes to skincare. A LOT of water and a LOT of sleep, that is. But we can’t have it all can we? We are all too busy “life-ing” and “adult-ing” that we just cannot be bothered to get extra Z’s and hydration.

This is where concealers save the day. Everybody has their own tricks and secrets when applying their favourite concealers. That’s why the wonderful beauty blog, Into The Gloss – founder of the brand Glossier, asked me to share my own secrets on how I perfect my concealer game.

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