How many times have you had products in your collection that you don’t remember when you bought them or how old they are? Are you confused about the name of the ingredients and don’t know which ones are good and which to avoid? I provided a list of useful sites and apps that could benefit both men and women.
If you want to learn more about ingredients in skincare, I suggest the SkinCarisma page. You can search for a specific product there in the search bar and see all the ingredients within seconds. If a product is not available, you can find the ingredients yourself and enter them in the Cosmetic Analyzer section. In both cases, you will see all the ingredients and an explanation of what the ingredients are, how they affect the particular skin type and whether they are good or harmful. This site has helped me many times in choosing a product, it’s a real gem.
I believe that we have all at least once found ourselves in a situation where we do not remember how long we have a product and whether it is even safer to use. The CheckFresh page can check this for you. On this page, you can check the manufacturing date by batch number to determine how old a product is.
Gucci Bloom comes in a package that looks a lot like a classic perfume, but it’s a hair mist. It’s gentle and will not dry out your hair, it can be used several times throughout the day and the scent will not be overpowering. It’s best to use it on freshly washed and dried hair, because then the hair absorbs the scent best.
The fragrance consists of a combination of jasmine and tuberose to give a fresh and floral note, there is also an Indian Rangoon Creeper that gives a powdery note. At first it feels strong and sensual, but at the same time powdery and gentle. As it stays longer on the hair, the perfume turns into a floral powdery scent that simply exudes elegance.
Gucci Bloom hair mist can also be used as a body perfume, which I often tend to do. I just like this powdery scent, and the big plus is that it doesn’t dry out my hair. If I apply it on freshly washed and dried hair, I can smell a gentle scent in my hair for a long time . Five hours after application – my hair still smells after this hair mist.
The face cream I currently like to use is The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA. This is a cream with hyaluronic acid and various amino acids, it protects the skin barrier and moisturizes the skin very well. It also contains urea and glycerin, ingredients that give the skin moisture and promote skin hydration.
I like to use it in the morning, it absorbs very quickly and prepares the skin for applying makeup. It makes a really nice and non-oily base for liquid foundation, it leaves no residue on the skin and it’s completely unnoticeable. The skin looks and feels moisturized. It’s an oil-free formula, but it doesn’t mattify the skin – it leaves a light glow on the skin. The formula looks thick, but when in contact with the skin, it turns into a light and creamy, easy to apply texture.
I use face masks two to three times a week. Sometimes these are classic wash-off masks and sometimes I reach for sheet masks. It all depends on how much time I have and if I have time for the whole procedure of putting on a sheet mask, then I choose a classic mask.
A few years ago, I only used clay masks and masks that would remove excess oil from my face. Now my facial skin is no longer that oily, so most often I choose moisturizing masks. Sometimes I also need some purifying mask, during those days of the month, so it’s good to have one of those on hand as well.
You must have heard that Makeup Revolution has launched a new sister skincare brand called Revolution Skincare. They have a wide range of products, from a variety of acids and serums, to sprays and face masks. I chose two face masks for testing, and now you can read my impressions. I noticed that a lot of face masks contain alcohol, so be careful when choosing.
Women’s Day is almost here and you still don’t know what to give to you better half? You are in the right place, I have some cute gift ideas that will cheer up every woman that receives it.
Notino, as always, delights with its range of gifts, and Women’s Day is an ideal opportunity to treat someone dear to you. Cosmetics and makeup are always a good choice when it comes to gifts for women, that’s a fact. Plus, women love flowers and chocolate, you certainly won’t go wrong with these two. A gift does not have to be expensive, it’s best when it comes from the heart and it’s really thoughtful.
Using toners has been a crucial part of my skin care routine for years. I apply it with a cotton pad on a cleansed skin, then I’m sure my skin is clean and ready to apply the rest of the my skin care. I currently use a glycolic acid toner, and you can find out more about it below.
Glycolic acid is one of the AHA (alpha hydroxy) acids and provides a very gentle exfoliation of the skin, eliminating dead skin cells which results in a more radiant and cleaner complexion. It can be found in a variety of products, and it’s most commonly recommended for people with acne as it can reduce scarring and promote skin cells renewal. With the use of glycolic acid, as well as any exfoliating acid, it’s recommended to apply a sunscreen to avoid skin damage due to sun exposure.
I received a Pixi Glow Tonic as a gift and could hardly wait to start using it. I haven’t used glycolic acid so far, so initially I only used this toner 2-3 times a week. That was enough to see if I’ll have any reactions to this product, now I use it every day and mostly in the evenings. I noticed that my face was clearer and the complexion was more beautiful and even. The occurrence of small pimples has decreased and stubborn blackheads started disappearing in some places.
I’ve been practicing double cleansing for years now. That way I am sure I have removed all the makeup and impurities from my face at the end of the day. When the skin is well cleaned, all other skin care products work better and absorb into the skin with ease.
What exactly is double cleansing? The first step in double facial cleansing is to remove makeup with makeup removing products like oil balms, micellar water or milk. The second step is to wash the face with water based products which will further cleanse the face and prepare for the application of skin care. This method of facial cleansing removes all the layers of product you have on your skin, as well as the oil, dead skin cells and impurities that have accumulated on the skin throughout the day.
I have created a simple makeup look that you can create for celebrating Valentine’s Day using only a few products. I will also leave a list of all the products I used to reach this look down below.
Lately I’ve been loving these natural looks that are so simple and emphasize natural beauty. I have a minimal amount of foundation on my face, just enough to even out the complexion and make it easier to apply other products. I love the fact that the skin is visible under the foundation and that is why I always give preference to skin care because makeup always looks better on healthy and beautiful skin.
One recent innovation on the market is the emergence of solid perfumes that look a lot like a lip balm. They are smaller than a standard perfume and therefore are ideal for handbags and travel. Solid perfumes are special and different because of their appearance, this is what makes them an ideal gift.
Solid perfumes are made from wax and perfumed balm, which ultimately looks like solid balm in a small box. The perfume is applied with the fingers where the body produces the most heat: on the wrists, on the neck, on the ears and chest. These are the key places where the perfume will last for the longest time, but you can actually apply it wherever you want.
If you are interested in Valentine’s Day gifts, Diptyque Philosykos Solid Perfume is a good option and it will certainly not go unnoticed. It can be used by both men and women, it will smell different on every skin. The main notes of the fragrance are fig leaf and fig, with green tones and coconut in the heart. Base notes include fig wood, woody notes and cedar. All in all, it gives off a woody feeling and a strong scent that is just right for the winter.
When ordering from Asos, I always check the sale section because you can find quality products there for a small price. I ordered an eyebrow palette that was on a sale, and I have to admit that I was also attracted by the beautiful packaging.
The Visionary eyebrow palette comes with a mirror, a mini tweezers and a mini eyebrow brush. There are two shades of powder, lighter and darker, and wax to tame the eyebrows. Since I have dark brown hair, I prefer cooler and darker shades on my eyebrows. These shades that come in the palette tend to be more neutral, but still warmer.
The problem with this palette is the lack of pigmentation. Too much product is needed to see the difference in my dark eyebrows, the wax doesn’t help the powder to stick better on my eyebrows. A lighter taupe shade would be ideal if it had better pigmentation. The dark brown shade is too warm for me as a brunette to fill my eyebrows with. So I mix these two shades, even though it takes longer.