TravelWithMe: Makeup&Skincare

Last post (unfortunately) in my TravelWithMe series – what I actually gonna take with. You think: yes, yes, it’s easy to speak about light packing, but when it comes to real business – this is where you get stuck! I also struggle with that, you are not alone, don’t panic.

Wanna see what I take to keep me company makeup and skincare wise? Let’s see.

MakeUp:

I’ve deppotted a bit of MAC Face and Body foundation to KIKO container, for under eye circles – Maybelline Lumi Touch Highlightning Pen in Light and for some blemishes space-saving Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer.

For complexion job I packed Clarins Instant Light Complexion Corrector in 03 Rose (it’s quite small and sleek tube), my Nars Duo with Laguna and Orgasm (bronzer and blush – check) and for actual highlighter my new obsession – theBalm Lou-manizer (the review is coming soon!).

For eyes I’m taking my Urban Decay mini Primer Portion to prevent creasing and for actual fun part a.k.a colors I’m taking my MAC palette (Coquette for brows, Club, All that Glitters and …) and some eye crayons – KIKO in 04 and 05. Hope that’s enough! And mascara of course – Maybelline the Rocket, of course.

For lips I’m taking only my NUXE Reve de Miel lip balm and Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 02 Apricot Shimmer. I think I’m picking some more in DutyFree.  I just love them. 

SkinCare:

For makeup removing I’m taking my mini bottle of Bioderma. Good staff. For actual cleansing I’m taking my newest addition – Elemental Herbology Purify & Soothe Facial Cleansing Balm. Should I do a separate review on that? For toning I’m taking my Clarins Toning Lotion with Camomile (just need to find a smaller bottle for that) for serum – Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair and for moisturizer – Jojoba oil, which is also my body lotion, hand cream and cuticle treatment… oh and a hair treatment.

Tools:

Tangle Teezer Original, some random tweezers (neon yellow – yay!), Real Techinques Buffing Brush and Multi-Task one, MAC 217, 239 and 219 and Clare’s pinky angled for eyebrows.

And I’m done!

Hope those series were very helpful and did help you about a bit. If so, I’m very happy – I’m doing something important :)

By the time the nest post do up I’ll be on holidays! xoxo

-S

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WEEK HEROES #9

Well hello guys!

Firstly I wanna state right away – I hate rainy weather. Now where I live it’s constantly raining and you now that heavily, but that tinny tiny crapy one, the one that it so annoying and freezing. oh…even now I feel angry :)

Done with weather issue – moving to more pleasant topic – beauty.

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My first love is Caudalie Beauty Elixir. The most hyped up skincare products out there in the beauty community I suppose. It’s a toner / miss packed with essential oils. I use it in the morning as a toner and during the day when I feel the skin tightens. You know that feeling, like someone’s pulling you skin in a different direction. Yes, I know – I’m a weird person with strange feelings. As I said because of the crapy weather my skin feels less hydrated and need a boost – this is the bit to go for!

Makeup wise – Maybelline Diamond Glow quad in Coral Drama. Love from 1st sight. I love all the colors, the texture, the versatility – everything about it. Stay tuned for in-depth review with swatch tomorrow morning. For now you can just trust me – it’s a good one!

Ultimate care staff – jojoba oil. I’ve already spoken about it in my Monday post and yes, I feel like it should do it once again. It’s just an amazing oil, good for hair, face, body, nails. All-rounder. Travel-friendly. Money-saver. Just read the Monday post, I listed all concerns it can cope with.

Tangle Teezer. This is perfect brush – it make the brushing process miracle – knots detangler, scalp massager, hand sizer, color admiration. You can use on both wet and dry hair. I love spreading hair serums / oils / treatments with this, it makes it evenly and no greasy hands. Dah!

Another exciting announcement made my week. Have you heard? Do you know the one I’m talking about? MAC Disney Maleficent Collection (spring 2014). I haven’t seen any of the products yet, nothing, but I knew then and there – the packing should be amazing, I have to have something just for the sake of the packaging. We all are fond of cool packaging / embellishments / signs. Please, tell me I’m not the only one!

Do you have any recommendation for me to try out? What have you been loving lately?

-S

Do-it-all oil

I love me a good oil. I do. There is nothing a good oil cannot heal. Hair? Check. Nails? Check. Face? Check. Dry knees or elbows? Check. I also love multi-purpose bits. And if my both fancies are combined? Well, this is when THIS oil comes in action – 100% Jojoba Oil.

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Hairtake few blobs, warm them up on your hands and apply through ends concentrating mainly on the ends, cause it helps to hydrate them and also seal splitter ones / add few drops to the conditioner you are currently using – this will enhance its power and provide shine

Nails / Cuticlesgently and generously massage oil around the cuticle and over the nail bed

Face / Bodyhelps oily skin girls produce less oil since jojoba oil is the most similar to the properties of human skin oil / works as a great night moisturize for all skin types either used on its own or mixed with regular moisturizer / apply on any dry patches or elbows or knees and overnight they will disappear / can be used as a very effective lip balm – just a thin layer and you will survive the colds / spread all over the body after a shower to keep skin smooth and hydrated / wet cotton pads with a small amount of oil and say good bye to even water-proof makeup 

This honestly a great oil and very travel-friendly. Do you see how much space you may save just using the mentioned above techniques in your routine?

Do you have any favorite oils? I’d love to try some more good staff!

-S

Hand-made care..?

ImageNowadays the oils are on the top. It’s good for your hair, body, face, make-up removing, nails and etc. Natural origin can only be beneficial. Totally AGREE here. I enjoy buying the completed products, BUT even more I like to pretend to be a chemist and arrange my own ‘laboratory’.

Today I’m gonna speak about hand-made nail care.

There are a lot of products on the market that help to hydrate cuticle and nail surface – oils, balms, creams, hydrating liquids in a pencil.

My recipe is also simple.

I have an empty bottle from almond Nubar oil. It’s a very handy bottle since it has a dropper – a.k.a. easy application.

So I cleaned the bottle an poured there 3 natural oils and one essential one just for a pleasant smell

Soo….

  • 1/3 of almond oil
  • 1/3 of jojoba oil
  • 1/3 of argan oil
  • few drops of lemon essence (you may use any scent you like – jasmine, orange, rose… whatever you soul asks for)

Of course everything is measured approximately. And it doesn’t have to be perfect – it will help anyway!

Tell me in the comments below if you tried this recipe or may be you have any other interesting diy projects. I’m always 100% up for it!

-S