Thursday, 15 January 2015

Why I Love My Bad Eyesight When I Apply My Bronzer

that's about how I see without my glasses ;)
I found out something last night as I was struggling to apply my contour ...

I didn’t have my contacts on and I took off my glasses to apply my bronzer and that’s when I realised how much easier it was to apply it without seeing properly.

I know it seems weird, but let me explain.

When you can see too precisely it’s quite hard to know where the shadow ends and begins and therefore where to stop with the bronzer whereas when the contours of the shadow (see what I did there ?) are blurry you can see exactly where the shadow falls and where it stops (paradoxically); thus making it easier to know where to apply your contour and how far to blend it.

If you’re lucky enough not to need glasses you can take a few steps back and if it still doesn’t work then that’s the one time where glasses wearer can have the advantage.

It also works very well for applying highlighter and to see the areas where you need to cover any redness.

Once you’re done applying your bronzer/highlighter/concealer and you’re happy with how it looks from afar, I suggest you take a closer look just to be sure that it also looks nice for people who can actually see you ;)

You might be sceptical but just try to take a step back next time you apply your makeup and you’ll see that it makes some of the steps easier.

Hope this helps ;)

x
Macha

Sunday, 11 January 2015

How to | Make Your Glamglow Last Longer


Hey guys, sorry for the delay. I'm still working on my essays and it is taking up a lot of my time.

So a quick post today but you may find it very useful.

I've heard a lot of people complain that the Glamglow masks dry very quickly no matter how tight you screw the lid back on.

And if you've spent that much money on a face mask, you definitely don't want it to go to waste because it's dried up in its pot.

Well I may have just found the solution.

What I do to keep my mud mask moist (do you hate this word as much as I do ?) for longer is after I use it, before closing the lid, I put a few drops of water in the pot.
The drops will sink in and keep your mask fresher for longer.

It may be controversial, hygiene wise, but I've been doing it from the beginning, carefully with clean water and I think that it is fine.

What I know for sure is that I've had the mask for a while now and it is still very easy to apply.

Hope this helps !

x
Macha

*Hopefully I'll soon have more time for my blog !

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

#JeSuisCharlie (# I'm Charlie)


Something completely different today. After what happened in France I can't just talk about beauty, it's way too futile.

Some of you may know, some of you may not know so I'll briefly explain. Some extremist islamist walked into the GQ of a satyric newspaper in Paris, Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 people. Why ? They used humor to denounce what was wrong.

It is an attack against free press and I am profoundly shocked and sad to see that this is the world we live in !

I won't say anymore about the subject because I'm not an expert but you can check out this article if you want to know more. And this one for pictures that cartoonists from around the world drew in response to this attack.

It's a sad day and I hope that we can still make this world a better place though I must say I'm starting to lose faith.

In the meantime I'll leave you with this picture from Pope an australian cartoonist...


x
Macha

*Disclaimer : I'm not saying all islamists are evil. I'm saying extremists of any kind are.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Empties Worth Mentionning


Back in June I decided that I really needed to make some space in my drawers. I already posted about how I gave away the things that I wasn't using (read about it here) and the other part of the plan was to use the products that I already owned. I did that quite well as you can see … (especially if you look at the second picture)

I don't want to bore you to death by talking about all of them so I'm going to focus on the ones that were amazing or disappointing. This means that if I don't talk about a product it is average, not great but not bad either: It does what it's supposed to do. (if you want to know something about a product that I didn't mention then just ask below and I'll be happy to reply =) )

Soooo let's get started.
*The links will open in a new tab so don't worry about losing what you're reading

Batiste Dry Shampoo Original & Brunette
Batiste's reputation is made and I don't think that I need to say a lot more about them. I love the Brunette version because it means no white residue but for seriously greasy hair, the original is a bit more efficient.

Colab Dry Shampoo in Tokyo
Loved it ! Again not quite as good as the Batiste original at getting rid of greasiness (I'm talking about serious greasiness here) but completely invisible and really good for everyday use ! Smells divine too.

Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
Really good at getting rid of greasiness but a bit more pricey than Batiste and not the best regarding white residue (the packaging changed but it's still the same product inside).

The Body Shop Body Puree in Pink Grapefruit
This was quite disappointing. Read a more in-depth review here

The Body Shop Vanilla Spice Shimmer Lotion
This was part of one of the Body Shop's Christmas lines maybe 5 years ago (I know … I know I kept it for waaay too long) It was incredible ! Such a lovely spicy scent ! I loved it and this is why I couldn't bare the thought of finishing it. The Body Shop needs to bring it back !!!

The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Butter & Body Scrub
I talked about the body butter here. It's one of my favourite scents.
I also loved the body scrub. It feels very rich and creamy (almost like whipped cream) but has very good gritty bits made of almond shells that will leave you skin feeling amazing !

Lush Cupcake & Cosmetic Catastrophe Face Mask
I love Cupcake. It smells great and makes my skin feel very clean and soft and I already have another one in the fridge.
I liked using Cosmetic Catastrophe as it feels really fresh and cooling on the skin but I didn't feel like it did a lot for my skin so I probably won't repurchase it.

Zoella Fizz Bar
To be honest I was quite disappointed by this as it didn't do anything. I don't know what it's supposed to do but apart from smelling nice it did nothing. It wasn't bad it just wasn't what I expected.
If you want to see my haul of Zoella products click here

Charles Worthington Intense Rescue Melting Balm
I mentioned this in my hair saviours post and I still love it. I already have another pot of it. You can read my review here

Soap & Glory Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser
This is a great hot cloth cleanser. It is similar to the Liz Earle one (I talked about it here) but the only downside it that this one really stings the eyes so you can't really use it to get rid off eye makeup. That's why I probably won't repurchase it. It's one of those creamy cleanser that you massage onto dry skin. It melts makeup and then you take it all off with a warm cloth.
The packaging and the name changed. It is now called the Ultimelt and has a white packaging but the product inside is the same.

Bourjois 1,2,3 Perfect Foundation
I finished two of these as you can see. I love this foundation. I don't think that it works on dry skin, at all, because it is quite a dry foundation (not drying though) but it's great for oily skin. It gives a natural to matt finish, has a good coverage and a really decent staying power. I will repurchase it.

Avon, Rimmel & Maybelline Mascaras
I did a complete review on these here. I wasn't that impressed by any of these so I'll probably stick to trying new ones instead of repurchasing them.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo
Again, I finished two of these. I love this to clear out my skin and I definitely will be repurchasing it. It helps to keep spots at bay and does not feel greasy or heavy on the skin.

La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Riche
I used that as my night time moisturiser and it was really good. It is intensely moisturising without feeling heavy even on oily skin.

YSL Fusion Ink Foundation (sample)
I loved it ! I'm battling with myself trying to decide whether I'm gonna buy it or not. It feels incredibly light on the skin but still has really good coverage and a very natural finish.


So that's it for my empties for now but I'm still working on my stash so expect another empties post in the next few months.

As I said, if you want to know anything about a product that I didn't mention just pop your question below and I'll be happy to reply =)

x
Macha

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Christmas, NYE, 2015 & Me


On this first day of 2015 I want to thank you all, dear readers of my blog.

I'm still new to the blogging community but I already know that I'm going to love it !

I hope that you all had an amazing Christmas and that you celebrated NYE the way you wanted (be it in a club or in your PJ's)

I wish you all a very happy new year. I hope that most of your dreams come true (but not all of them, it would be too easy) and that you will have the ability to battle whatever shit life throws at you (because it will).

On this happy note, I'll see you in three days time when normal blogging will resume.

x
Macha
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