MAKEUP MONDAY – Huda Beauty Socialite Liquid Lipstick

Hi everyone,

Have you tried the Huda Beauty Socialite Liquid Lipstick? It’s genuinely amazing. I wasn’t sure what to think of the metallic lip trend, and wanted a subtler approach. This is the perfect soft pink with that unbelievable glossy shine and the product lasts all day. I’ve applied two layers to my lips and waited for them to dry, after an entire day of work which includes lunch time, the colour still stays on the lips.

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I’m so obsessed with this colour, I’ve been wearing it for the past couple of weeks!

Let me know if you have any Huda Beauty liquid lipstick favourites! I’m loving this product.

Divya

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MAKEUP MONDAYS – HudaBeauty Liquid Mattes Review

Hi everyone,

Apologies for not posting last week, I have a ton of new makeup/cosmetics I’ve recently purchased and can’t wait to share with you what they are!

I’ve been so excited to try out the Huda Beauty Liquid Mattes and I picked up the shades Bombshell and Trendsetter.

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Smell – Not as pleasant as Kylie’s, (I really like the smell of cake!) but definitely not unpleasant or particularly smelly.

Texture – Amazing, far superior and dries very quickly. One swipe and the colour stays on for most of the day, maybe a top up after a meal and drinking after 4/5 hours.

Colours – I love the colours and how they easily match a lot of different skintones.

Would I repurchase other shades? 100% yes, I’m considering trying the new shade in Socialite, as nothing sounds more luxurious than a rose gold metallic shade.

Have you tried any HudaBeauty products? If so, what would you recommend?

Divya

MAKEUP MONDAYS: Evening Favourites!

Hi everyone,

Seasons are changing and so is the condition of my skin and hair. Hong Kong is becoming more humid, and this year I want to get ahead of the game and start looking after my skin now in preparation for summer.

I’ve been using my Belif eye cream under my eyes to relieve stress and minimise the visibility of my capillaries.

The gold mask is a MUST MUST MUST have, I’m onto my second pack and I love that silky, dewy look I get the morning after.

The facial oil is back on rotation and I’m using this only at night, so that the rosehip oil gets fully absorbed into my skin.

For hair, I’ve given the Ouai finishing creme another go and I’m enjoying the thickness it brings to my hair, as well as the softer finish.

John Frieda’s Frizz Ease is a must have – Did I forget to mention that Hong Kong is REALLY humid? No it’s perfect to taming my long hair.

 

What are your go to products at the moment?

Divya

 

Thrifty Thursdays – BaByliss Boutique Soft Waves

Hey guys,

So I’ve been obsessed with big, soft waves recently and I came across this BaByliss curler on Asos (I didn’t even know they sold things like this)! When I bought it a few weeks ago, it was being sold for £32 – but now it’s £40 (strange)! Anyways, it gives you the most lush, amazing curles ever. It’s so easy to use, it comes with a heat protective glove and case and it seems to be excellent quality. It heats up in less than a minute and you can change the heat setting to whichever one you prefer. It also comes with a 5 year guarantee.

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This is what the curler looks like,

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this what the models hair looked like,

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and this is how it turned out on my hair.

I definitely highly recommend this product to anyone who wants effortless, soft curls. Also, if you live in Hong Kong (not sure about other places in the world that are outside the UK) you get free delivery.

If you have any other curlers that you use and love please let me know!

Sasha xx

 

Thrifty Thursdays – Marc Anthony bye bye frizz keratin smoothing conditioner

Hey guys,

So normally I’m not a conditioner person but I’ve been spending some time in the jaccuzi because it’s been SO cold and I think the chlorine has been making my hair really rough. So I was looking around for a new conditioner (because I think the last time I used conditioner was back in 2012 and it was the pink and black L’oreal one which made my hair super straight but feel heavy and look a bit static). Plus lately ever since my recent hair cut I’ve been feeling like my hair is more frizzy than usual so when I saw this keratin smoothing bye bye frizz shampoo but Marc Anthony I just had to try it!Screen Shot 2017-02-09 at 19.50.43.png It comes in a massive bottle (250ml) and it was so inexpensive at just HKD$80.

After I shampooed my hair with warm water, not cold and definitely not hot (hot water damages your hair), I took a pea sized amount and started working it into the ends of my hair and worked upwards to about my ears. My hair has not only been frizz free, but soooo soft too. I’m not crazy about the smell of this conditioner (smells like chemicals), but once it’s rinsed off my hair it leaves no scent so I’m ok with that.

I definitely think this is a must buy, especially if you have dry or damaged hair or if you live in a super humid place like I do.

Sasha xx

Trendy Tuesdays – What’s all the fuss about? – Korean sheet masks

Hey guys,

*Today’s post is by our featured guest blogger Sanchita.*

Being new to Hong Kong, I was very amused to see the influx of mainland Chinese roaming the streets of Hong Kong with huge suitcases.

What amused me even more was when I realized they weren’t just buying milk powder, but actually were lining up at Sasa, Watsons, Bonjour etc… to buy the latest Korean skin care products. 

With a love for skincare myself and the fact that everyone stocking up on these products had great skin, I set out to identify exactly what they were obsessing over.

Yes, I’m sure you’ve heard about Korean skincare by now as not only in Asia, but even in the US, people are raving about the routine and honestly it can be a bit confusing.

But, the fact that many of us reading this blog live in Hong Kong and have direct access to these products, we must take advantage of that.

So let’s take it one product at a time.

After literally stalking several people (yes, literally), I came to find out there were several common products they were all purchasing, and I tried and tested one of the best ones.

Here are the deets:

What is it: N.M.F Aquaring Ampoule Mask

Ok, what does that mean: It is basically a sheet mask, an essential step of the Korean skin care routine, that contains an ampoule, which is a highly concentrated serum, to help target a certain skin issue- In this case its dehydration.

Ampoules come in liquid forms as well that you can purchase in bottles, but what a sheet mask does is it places a lot of this ampoule on a sheet so when applied on your face it has a supercharged and immediate effect on your skin, Like a quick pick me up, for your face.

So what’s in it: You can find sheet masks targeting many different concerns, as this one targets lack of moisture, the main ingredients include, sodium hyaluronate and glycerin. These ingredients are actually what your skin produces, and when there is a lack of it, due to pollution, stress, hormones etc…, your skin feels dry.

How do you use it:

·       Like all sheet masks, first step is to start with a dry, cleansed and toned face.

·       Take one sheet mask packet, remove the mask and place it on your face.

·       Important: don’t throw the packaging just yet. There is a lot of ampoule still left inside the packet. Take it out and you can rub it on your arms, neck or any other part of the body.

·       Leave the mask on for 10-20 minutes (make sure it doesn’t get dry ).

·       Remove the mask, throw it away, and rub in the leftover essence on your face.

·       If you are doing the mask in the day, wait a few minutes then add moisturizer and/or sunscreen. If you are using the mask at night, you can leave as is or add moisturizer on top to seal the moisture.

How often should you use it: This is really up to you as it is not a part of the daily skin care routine, but whoever uses sheet masks tend to use them minimum twice a week.

Suitable for: All skin types, but mainly those with dry skin as its main target is to hydrate the skin. But hey, in this cold weather, we all need a little moisture in our lives.

My review: I absolutely loved this mask after trying it the first time. I have very dry skin and whenever I feel that my skin is too dry, I apply this mask and I feel like my skin is hydrated and rejuvenated. I love using it before and after I travel because it keeps my skin hydrated throughout the flight and I don’t even need to add extra moisturizer during the journey.

Where to get: They come in packs of ten and can be purchased at Sasa, Bonjour, Watsons, Mannings or any Chinese pharmacy. You will find it cheapest at a Chinese pharmacy for only 58HKD for a pack of ten. Very unlikely that you can find a single mask to try at a store but sometimes they do have it at a higher price per mask. My suggestion, get a packet and share it amongst friends.

Please Note: As we all know, everyone’s skin is different, so what might suit one of us might not suit the other. For example, this mask contains witch hazel, which is a key ingredient in many skin care products known to reduce inflammation and fight bacteria. However, some people find this plant extract too strong for their skin and can break out.

Remember: It’s all about finding what is right for your skin.

Let me know if you guys want to know more about other products that are flying off the shelves that are a must try.

Sanchita
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