Make up

My quick and easy make up routine #2

Epril recently posted her quick and simple make up routine so I thought I should post mine up too.

See my YouTube video here

The products used were:

  • Moringa Oil: I love Moringa Oil, check out its many benefits in my previous post. 
  • Mineral Powder: I don’t often use foundation of any kind, but if I do then I use Wikaniko Mineral Powder, which I’m not sure they make anymore, when I run out I will probably try the bare minerals powder.
  • Avon Eyeliner: now this I use everyday without fail! It is my go to make up, always worn no matter what! I use Avon Glimmerstick Eyeliner is Cosmic Brown.
  • Avon Mascara: I have tried many different mascaras, I find the 3D mascaras are too stringy it looks like spiders legs to me lol but I really like this Avon Super Extend Extreme mascara.
  • Revolution Highlighter: I love the Revolution Strobe highlighter, it adds a shimmer to your cheekbones and makes your skin look youthful.
  • Younique Lipgloss: I use a different lipstick everyday, one of my favourites is the Younique Lucrative lipgloss, I also adore the Younique lipstain. I’m sure you all know a Younique presentor!

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Accessories · Health & Beauty · Life · Product review

No no micro hair removal review | #triedtested

I was sent to try and test this nono hair remover. I don't have that much hair on my arms and legs so when it comes to hair removal, it's just my underarm that concern me. I usually shave them as I find plucking painful and takes so long. I want everything quick, like shaving, but my problem is that they grow quickly and I needs to shave several times a week to keep it at bay.

I have seen good and bad reviews of the nono hair remover and to see its price which is £149.99 I thought it's a bit pricey so it has to be worth it. Personally, I was scared to use it the first time because I don't know how to properly use it. It's important that you read the user manual.

The package content included :

  • No no micro
  • Charger
  • Pouch / bag
  • Wide and narrow tip
  • Cleaning brush for the tip
  • Accessories

First charge it took at least 5 hours. It comes with 2 tips: Narrow tip for small sensitive areas like face, neck, underarm, and bikini line. Wider tip for large areas like the arms, chest and back.

Before using it you have to make sure that the area is clean and dry and free of any chemical such as cream and deodorants etc. I would also recommend practicing on smooth and even skin surface like your legs or arms before moving to face, underarm and bikini line.

You glide the no no micron at 90 degree angle, with the roller flat against your skin and the logo facing in the direction you are travelling. You have to glide one way only and use a steady, smooth and even motion. When you are gliding at the proper speed, a blue light will be steady. You may need to glide 4-6 passes then buff after each treatment. Also when using it, you may notice a burning smell because the pulse is meant to target hair follicle, not just the hairs themselves, to slow down the growth of hair for semi permanent hair removal. 

I have noticed that it has slowed down the growth of my underarm hair since using it but when it comes to removing hair, it won't immediately remove my under arm hair as fast as shaving, it is definitely a long term treatment. 

Conclusion

Personally, at first few uses I felt that it hadnt really removed a lot of hair and I thought that it's not working for me. However, to be fair with the no no micron hair removal, it's meant to be use through a period of time before seeing a result. It takes time and patience as everyone has a unique pattern of hair growth. This will work easier for thinner hair compare to thicker hair. I've notice that when I tried it on my arm hair which is thinner compare to my underarm's hair which is thicker. 

You also have to be careful when using it as you might get burn or your skin gets too warm. Personally, I don't know if I can justify the price because it didn't easily remove the hair on my underarm. Maybe this isn't good for a quick or instant result but for a long term use. If you ever buy this product, make sure you give it a try for a longer period time before deciding and have a look for a return and refund policy. The warranty period is valid for 1-2 years in Europe.

Now, it's up to you to decide weather it's a nono hair or no buy!

Disclosure : Item was sent for me for the purpose of this review post. However, all thoughts and opinion are my own.

Fitness · Health · Health & Beauty · Life · Live, love, laugh

How Much Is Your Health Worth?

At a time where people live longer, staying healthy has never been so important. Living longer is one thing; enjoying life to the fullest is another. Health is at the core of the possibilities and joy that you get in life. Without health, a lot of what you enjoy doing can become a lot more difficult to handle. So this raises the question of how much your health is worth to you, in terms of monetary investment, efforts, time, and involvement in issues of a bigger scale. How much are you ready to invest in preserving your health and make the most of your time on the planet?


Healthy fitness

You are worth the best

First things first, you are in charge of your health. Consequently, you are in charge of finding the best possible ways to maintain or recover it. Since 2015, the NHS allows patients to register to the GP of their choice, even if your home is out of the boundary area for the surgery. It might sound like an irrelevant fact, but it means that you can choose a GP you trust. Additionally, you can also cut the waiting time and the queue by registering as a private patient to the http://samedaydoctor.org/ organisation, as it means that you can arrange for a same day appointment. The waiting is exactly what could put your health at risk. The earlier a health condition is diagnosed, the earlier you can get better.

You deserve some escapism

With more and more people suffering from stress-related conditions – from a burnout syndrome to depression – it’s essential to remind yourself of the role of the me time. You do need to take a break from your stressful job or relationship to relax. Stress is an invisible beast that has dreadful consequences on your health. It exhausts you, it makes you worry all the time, and it upsets you.You need to break out of this vicious circle before it eats your sanity away. Your health depends on your ability to take some time for yourself.

You should bother with a healthy lifestyle

If you think that exercising and eating healthy food is for others, then you need to think again, as https://bloguvib.wordpress.com/ explains. Your body is the only machine that keeps you alive and healthy. Taking care of it might sound like a chore for some people, but if you don’t, it will deteriorate and will develop faults. Heart weaknesses, diabetes, joint pain, etc. These health conditions are the result of not looking after your body. A healthy lifestyle might sound dull sometimes, but it’s the only way to live to the fullest.

Your health and the planet’s are linked

If you live in a big urban area, you’ve probably noticed some health reactions each time there is a peak of pollution. Red eyes, cough, maybe even slight asthma, these are only some of the effects of pollution on the human body. Some patients have even been known to develop ADHD! The global climate change is also increasing the risk of pollution, and therefore your health risks. It might sound childish but making the planet a greener place is the only guarantee of living a longer and healthier life. Embrace the ecological movement as a way to maintain your health. Being healthy is certainly worth recycling your litter or driving a hybrid car.

Can you make the world a greener place?

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Seasonal Suffering: Staying Healthy Come Rain Or Shine

We’ve all been there. Whether it’s pouring down outside or the sun has made a rare appearance, seasonal illnesses can really take their toll. If you’re keen to stay fighting fit come rain or shine, here are some top tips.

Flu and colds

It may be warm outside now, but the nights have already started to draw in, and before we know it, we’ll be swapping beer gardens and rooftop restaurants for cosy nights on the sofa. With the arrival of cooler weather and grey skies comes the inevitable spike in coughs, colds, and flu. Unfortunately, these viral illnesses tend to spread like wildfire, and if you hear somebody coughing on the train or there have been a few people off sick at work, you can almost guarantee that you’ll wake up with a runny nose and thick head a few days later. Colds and coughs aren’t generally anything to worry about, but if you are at risk of flu, it’s a good idea to consider having a vaccine. You can either see your GP, attend a flu clinic at the surgery or use alternative services like this pharmacy that offers flu vaccinations. If you have asthma, your immune system is compromised, or you are pregnant, you may be invited to have a vaccine. If you’re not on the list, you can still have a vaccination, but you’ll probably have to pay for it. If you are struck down with a winter cold, get plenty of rest, wrap up warm, stock up on vitamins, and take painkillers if you have a high temperature or you feel achy.

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Hay fever

Do you spend the spring and summer months sneezing and wiping the tears that are streaming down your cheeks? Most of us look forward to summer, but if you suffer from hay fever, the arrival of brighter days may not be so welcome. If you have an itchy nose, irritated eyes or a runny nose, and you haven’t been diagnosed with hay fever before, see your doctor. If you do have hay fever, there are lots of different types of medication you can try. Antihistamine tablets are often recommended. They block the body’s immune response when you come across pollen or grass, preventing the release of histamine. This should reduce the severity of your symptoms. You can also buy nasal sprays and eye drops. If you are taking tablets, look out for options that don’t cause drowsiness. It’s a good idea to wear sunglasses and to keep your windows closed if you have severe hay fever.

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If you spend most of the year blowing your nose or wiping your eyes, it’s time to banish seasonal suffering for good. If you’re prone to catching colds or you’re at risk of flu in the winter, or you suffer from hay fever in the summer, there are treatments out there. It may not be possible to dodge every cold this winter, but washing your hands on a regular basis and having a flu jab could help you to stay healthy when colder climes arrive. If you’re struggling with hay fever, ask your doctor about therapies or take a trip to your local pharmacy.

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Health & Beauty · Interests and Hobbies · Life · Make up · Product review

Quick and simple make up routine

Being a busy working mum, make up is not my priority hence I don’t use make up everyday. I don’t have the time to do so, but if I ever have a spare time, my make up routine is very quick and simple.

1. I use BB cream not foundation because BB cream is mostly all in one. I will tell you the difference between BB cream and foundation based from the Internet.

BB Cream
Depending on the company selling it, “BB” either stands for “blemish balm” or “beauty balm.” It actually does the job of several of your favorite products, including
Facial serum
Tinted moisturizer
Sunscreen
Foundation
What’s made BB creams so popular is their all-in-one approach. Each label has its own formula, but many are designed to do everything from healing acne to minimizing wrinkles and dark spots. As far as coverage goes, BB creams fall somewhere between tinted moisturizer and foundation.

BB creams are known for giving you a dewy, airbrushed look. They’re great for days when you want a little coverage but don’t want to look “made up” — when you’re visiting the beach, for instance. Just remember that SPF ratings are based on a generous application. If you’re applying BB cream sparingly, you’re not going to get the full protection, so you’ll want to wear sunscreen, too.

Foundation
The are even more variations in foundation than in BB creams. In general, while most foundations contain sunscreen, they don’t actually improve your skin the way BB creams do. On the other hand, they provide better coverage. If you want to conceal blemishes and blotchiness or add a little color — or if you just prefer a matte finish — you’ll probably want to stick with foundation. Just remember that you’ll still need to use moisturizer and sunscreen.

2. I use any baby or face powder. Loose powder is great on the go. It keeps you fresh and you can apply anytime you want.

3. Blusher, nowadays blusher can be multipurpose. I use it for my cheek and as eyeshadow just for a bit of glow look.

4. I personally recommend 3D mascara when it comes to lengthening of your lashes. I also like to curl my eyelashes before and after applying mascara. It does open my eyes more and make them look bigger.

5. Any lipstick or lipgloss would do just to put a bit of colour.

So that’s it’s, quick and simple make up routine. No fuss and not complicated. If you are like me who want everything quick and easy then this is for you. I don’t want to put too much stuff on my face. I just want to freshen up my look whenever I have time, otherwise I still prefer natural look.

Remember ” Beauty is in the eye of beholder ”

Here is an example of my quick and easy make up routine.

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Key Signs You Need An Escape

The word “escape” is so evocative. The idea of being able to cast all of your troubles to one side, forget the world, and just take a little time with your nearest and dearest. Some time to forget about the money worries, the concerns for the future, and keeping your house going and just be you for awhile. It brings to mind relaxation, calmness, and a chance to assess in a world that seems to scream by at a relentless pace.

Escapism is, unfortunately, something that few of us have the chance to do on a regular basis. That’s perhaps not the wisest way of going about things. While we may think that just throwing our heads down, carrying on (keeping calm too, if common memes are to be believed), and hoping to feel better are the ways to handle life, that’s rarely the case.

Sometimes, you need to take a couple of days to retreat from the world. It might just be living a few days unplugged or using the help of New Horizons to fund an impromptu weekend break, but there are always signs it’s high time for you to escape. If any of these sound a little too close for comfort, then making the space in your life for an escape – be it big or small – should immediately shoot to the top of your to-do list.

1) You Wake Up Tired

Tiredness is a sign that you’re struggling to cope. In fact, it can be one of the most obvious symptoms if your body is under too much stress. Sleep is when we’re meant to regenerate and get ready for the day ahead; if that’s not happening, then you have to question why. The chances are you have too much on your plate and you need to scale back for awhile.

2) You Worry More Than You Relax

If advice gurus are meant to be believed, we should all have our lives planned down to the finest details. We should keep lists, precise diaries, and always know what we’re doing when – that’s meant to be the secret to happiness. If, however, you find yourself constantly planning and fretting – be it about finances, your home, or your children – then it’s a sign you’re struggling to switch off and relax.

3) You’re Easily Upset

When we’re running on empty (so to speak), we humans find it harder to regulate our emotions. Everything is just far more raw; our emotions closer to the surface. If you find yourself going through a phase of being prone to overreacting, or losing your temper where you normally would have kept your cool, then consider that a signifier that some time out is definitely going to be needed.

With all that said, of course it’s not easy to just persuade yourself to step back from life for a few days. Work isn’t going to do itself; your finances aren’t going to learn to self-manage; and you probably have a to-do list that always seems to get longer rather than shorter. Nevertheless, your mental health and sense of well-being is precious – so if the need is there, escaping (even just for a little while) could be the very best decision you make.

If only it was as simple as pushing a button, hey?

 

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beauty · Health & Beauty · Life · Product review · skincare

Sensse anti aging facial cleansing brush review 

This is my first time to try out a facial brush. I have never tried them before because I’m scared that it will irritate my skin since I have a combination of normal and sensitive skin. Also, I thought that the facial brush is a bit hard for my face until I have tried this. The anti aging purpose seems a bonus as well since sign of aging has had started to show. 


This came in a smart looking box which looks presentable and expensive. Inside comes the facial brush and its cover, USB cable, charger base. No instruction or user manual included but it’s very straightforward. Just connect the USB cable to adaptor and charge it for an hour and you can see that’s it’s already fully charge when the 3 light is standby. 


It has a 3 intensity levels for you to choose from and It’s recommended to use the low level brush speed if you have a sensitive skin and the high speed for a deep exfoliation and anti wrinkle treatment. 


Once fully charged, I wet my face first to dampen it and wet the brush as well. Then I put a little bit of Nivea facial cleanser to the brush and I choose the low level brush speed and glide it on my face on a circular motion. 


I’m surprised that the brush brittle is soft on my skin. It gives a gently massage feeling and stimulate the blood flow. The brush will automatically stop and beep every 20 seconds to remind you to move to a new area which is good. 


After i finish, I rinse my face and pat dry. I have notice that my skin is feeling softer, fresh and radiant. My face looks cleaner and smoother as well. I’m totally converted and would love to continue using this facial cleanser brush. I feel that my face will benefit from its exfoliation purposes and it’s good for the skin to have a facial brush which act like a massager as well which is good for blood circulation. 


I’m pleased with this product and it’s good to know that I can use this while in the shower as well. I’m impress how soft the brush brittle and didn’t irritate my skin. I would definitely recommend this especially if you’re always on the go and don’t have time to cleanse and exfoliate. 

Disclosure: The item was provided free in return for a review post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own including photos and videos.