Cover Girl CG Smoothers BB Cream Tinted Moisturizer

I’ve been using Cover Girl CG Smoothers BB Cream Tinted Moisturizer in the shade of Fair to Light for pretty much three years now, and it’s such a great product. When it comes to BB creams, you literally cannot go wrong with this product. Though it’s not technically a foundation, it works as both that and a moisturizer. The price is fair and well worth the value, that’s for sure.

Cover Girl CG Smoothers BB Cream Tinted Moisturizer

The product packaging is a wide tube you can squeeze, and won’t come out too quickly if you squeeze lightly enough. This product comes in three different shades; Fair to Light, Light to Medium, and Medium to Dark.

The texture of the product is very liquidy and light, and does not leave your skin feeling too greasy. There is a bit of a residue to it but not very much, so as long as you blend it properly you should not have too much of an issue. Your skin will actually feel pretty smooth once you put it on, and you’ll want to touch your face! With some of the products I’ve tried, they make me not want to touch my face period because of how they rub off in cake form, but this BB cream is the total opposite.

The pros for this product are plentiful, that’s for sure. While acting as somewhat of a foundation, it really moisturizes your skin, and it has a SPF 15 broad spectrum. Plus, it does not clog your pores, and that is incredibly important when it comes to products such as this. The only con I could find is that it can be a tad bit oily depending on your skin type. My skin can get oily sometimes, which will impact it.

Overall, I give this product a 9/10.

Article written by Katherine McKay

Essence I Heart Punk Jumbo Eyeliner Pen

I’ve been using Essence I Heart Punk Jumbo Eyeliner Pens in the shade of Ultra Black for nearly two years now, and I will never use anything else when it comes to the eyeliner I use solely on my eyelid and not my waterlines. This product is fantastic and I highly recommend it to everyone, whether you like liquid or pencil. Depending on where you go, the price is incredibly reasonable from what I’ve seen, mine was originally a gift.

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This eyeliner pen is a black tube with cute pink writing on it, very small, and can fit in your pocket. The cap comes off easily and has an applicator of a marker. As far as I know, the only shade available right now is the Ultra Black.

The texture is literally like a marker, it does not leave any grease or smudging on your eyes, and it applies smooth as silk. The smell is incredibly light, which is kind of surprising, considering quite a few eyeliner pens I’ve tried and used in the past had an overpowering smell to it. In fact, it smells lightly like a permanent marker, but not so much that it makes your head spin if you get your nose to it too closely.

The biggest pro about this eyeliner pen is that it stays on all day. You could rub your eye over and over, it’s not going to come off. I know this, because I’ve tested this theory! Try it for yourself and see. I literally cannot find any negatives when it comes to this product, and that makes me incredibly happy! I’ve never used such an amazing eyeliner pen in my entire life, and I’m forever hooked.

Overall, I’d give this product a definite, confident 10/10 and will forever be buying it.

Article written by Katherine McKay

10 Wonders Honey Can Do For Your Nail, Skin and Hair

 

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Honey is one of nature’s effective and powerful beauty items that its potentials remain to be utilised. It’s commonly known for its use in foods as sweeteners or to bring out the flavour of a meal, but today, we are going to explore its beauty benefits for hair, skin and nail. Without much ado, let’s get down to it…

Exfoliation

Honey has natural properties that help in exfoliating the skin. It can get rid of dead skin cells when used with a baking powder. The enzymes and antioxidants found in honey ensure the skin is properly cleansed, hydrated and nourished. You are left with nothing but radiant and attractive complexion. What you will need is 1 tablespoon of baking soda mixed with 2 tablespoons of honey with. Next, wet your body under the shower put off the shower and then rub in the mixture on your body especially the places that suffer from the deposition of dead skins. Wash off after 3 minutes for a beautiful radiant skin. If you have sensitive skin, wash off after 2 minutes.

Acne Treatment

Acne is one of the things that haunt the human race. It’s always a problem for many people especially people in their teens or those going through a phase in their life. With the discovery made about honey and its beauty treatment, acne won’t harass your life as it used to when you apply this method. The antifungal and antibacterial properties found in honey fight the bacteria that attack the skin and results in an acne breakout. Honey can also soothe the irritation and redness that comes with acne. For the acne treatment, dab raw honey and not processed honey with a napkin onto the acne affected areas and leave on for 10-15 minutes. After that wash off with very warm water.

As Hair Conditioner

If your hair is suffering from dullness and needs revitalization, look no further. Honey is perfect for bringing back shine to the hair. When mixed with coconut oil, the result is beautiful because coconut oil gives the hair cuticles life. You will need to mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with 1 tablespoon of raw honey. On a damp hair, apply the mixture to the hair from the root to the strands of hairs. You can cover your hair with a shower cap or leave it open for up to 20 minutes and wash off under the shower rinse off with warm water afterwards.

Scar Fading

Honey is quite effective in fading new and old scars. The lightening properties contained in honey are very effective in healing scars and regenerating tissues. When mixed with coconut oil also, and with continuous use, you will begin to notice some positive changes in the appearance of your scar. The mixture will consist of 1 teaspoon of coconut oil/olive oil and 1 teaspoon of raw honey. Rub in the mixture on the scar and massage in a circular motion for about a minute or two. Heat up a napkin or a washcloth in the oven to make it hot. Bring it out and place on the scar that has the mixture rubbed in and leave it on until the cloth cools down. After that rub or wash off the mixture. Repeat the same process on any other scar daily for two weeks for the awesome result.

As Hair Highlighter

Honey is good for highlighting the hair. It contains enzyme glucose which releases hydrogen peroxide that is a primary ingredient in hair lightening products. All you will need is 2 tablespoon of water and 3 tablespoons of raw honey. Dampen the hair with some water and apply the mixture. Leave it on for one hour and wash off afterwards. You can do this on a weekly basis.

Skin Moisturising Mask

Do you know that honey retains moisture in the skin by drawing air into the skin in a process called humectant. By so doing, it helps the skin retain or lock in moisture for long-lasting hydration. Apply a tablespoon of honey on a dry clean skin and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes. When you are done wash off with water.

As Cuticle Softener/Moisturizer

Because honey draws moisture from the air into the skin when applied, it does the same thing for nail cuticles particularly dry cuticles. For this, you will need coconut oil, apple cider vinegar. The vinegar helps in softening the cuticles and also in balancing the pH while the coconut oil conditions it. Get one teaspoon each of vinegar, honey and coconut oil and mix together. Rub into the cuticle and leave for 10 minutes before washing off. You will love how your cuticles look and feel afterwards.

Shampoo Booster

Because of the humectants effect honey has like we discussed above, honey when added to shampoo not only help retain moisture but also help the hair follicles to grow with health and vitality. For boosting your favourite shampoo, you will need to get a little size of your shampoo poured into a plastic. And then you mix with 1 teaspoon of honey and apply to your hair to form lather on your hair. Wash off like you would with your normal shampoo and style as usual. Your hair will look fuller and beautiful.

Pores cleaning

Honey has antibacterial properties that can cleanse the skin of bacteria leaving you with a clean and clear pore. When you have clean pores, you are less susceptible to breakouts and other skin problems caused by bacterial. You will need honey, coconut or jojoba oil for this mixture. Mix 2 tablespoons of coconut or jojoba oil to 1 tablespoon of raw honey until you achieve a smooth texture. Then apply generously on your skin and massage in a circular motion even on the face but not close to the eye area. This will be applied on a dry and not damp body. Your pores will thank you later.

For Body and Soul

Have you ever soaked yourself in the bathtub with a dash of honey? Try it today and you will be stuck. Our skin is exposed to dangerous toxins as we go about our daily chores or work daily. You can dissolve two tablespoons of raw honey with a half cup of warm water until properly incorporated. Then add it to the bathtub and enjoy the healing effect it provides.

Article written by  chelahmilcah

Hair Smoothening the Healthy Way

Recently, I’ve had very bad luck in the hair department. My curly, luscious mane began to bore me one day, and I decided to straighten it out. Looked great, but ruined my hair. Wonder what those chemicals did, my hair became dry, frizzy and would fall everywhere. I was beside myself. My friends at Studio83 introduced me to a wonderful solution – the Cysteine Keratin Infusion Treatment.

Cysteine has come out with a product to revitalize hair by restoring the pH balance of styled hair. When one colours or straightens hair, their hair becomes more acidic than normal. This results in some or all of the ensuing problems – breakage, hair fall and/or frizz. Straightening and colouring products use heat, in some cases formaldehyde or compounds that convert to formaldehyde under heat, ammonia and many other chemicals that change the properties of hair. Simply going to spa will not restore what your hair lost while you were getting that poker straight look or that new shade.

Cysteine came out with a safer and more organic product. They infused hair protein – keratin along with the naturally occurring amino acid, cysteine, together into hair. Keratin is the building block for hair, so it restores smoothness, shine and health into hair. Cysteine binds with hair more easily than formaldehyde so one has to use less heat while applying this treatment on their hair. Cysteine also hydrates hair thus, returning lost moisture.

Not only does this treatment revitalize damaged hair, but also works wonders on healthy hair. It makes hair smooth, shiny, tangle-free and low maintenance. You can literally just brush and go. It helps make curly hair behave! Best of all – you cannot tell the difference between old and new hair!

With traditional straightening treatments, your new hair grows more unruly than usual because of the chemical havoc wreaked on them, but with this enriching and revitalizing treatment, new hair comes back soft, smooth and healthier.

All you ladies who want a wavier, less curly look without the frizz and dryness should definitely try this treatment. It will not make your hair poker straight, but will definitely relax unwanted curls and give you a bouncy, shiny mane. For those with already straight hair, try this treatment for the shine and hydration. Believe you me, you will not regret it.

Article written by  kananmodi