Showing posts with label KIKO. Show all posts
Showing posts with label KIKO. Show all posts

Monday, 24 September 2012

Benefits of Olive Oil

Hi Beauties,

I use a lot of natural products in my beauty regime and decided to share my remidies with you. One of products I cannot live wthout is olive oil. It is pure and natural and healthy for the skin and body. From my personal experience I recommend using Extra Virgin oilve oil since it's more natural and scentless.

Regardless where olive oil is applied – Face or body, it provides moisture to keep the skin looking healthy and beautiful. This natural moisturizer is best used on damp skin, since it reduces greasiness.

Olive oil works with dry and oily skin types since everyone has to moisturize. However, if one has acne-prone skin, one has to use olive oil in smaller amounts, due to the fact that is can lead up to blocked pores.


If one has dry and scaly skin, one should mix some sea salt, with the olive oil, and gently message it into the affected areas, to remove the dead skin, and enrich the layer beneath it.


For those who have dry nails and cuticles, olive oil is the answer. Simply, rub the cuticle area and around the nail, with a few drops of olive oil. This provides the cuticles to stay moist, and thus giving the nails a natural shine.

Eye makeup remover

One can simply add a few drops of olive oil onto a cotton pad and gently remove eye makeup without producing any irritation to the delicate skin around the eye. If regularly used, olive oil shall soften the skin, and smooth out any wrinkles. Then, procede with toner to remove the oil residue.

Hair care

When olive oil used on hair and scalp, it could provide the benefits of a deep conditioner. This is done, by coating one’s hair with olive oil, and leaving it for at least 30 minutes – The longer it’s left onto the hair, the hair shall be smoother and shiner. I, personally leave mine during the night. Afterwards, shampoo regularly twice to remove the film of olive oil, and continue with conditioner.

Avoid stretch-marks, treat dried-out skin and eczema by rubbing oil into affected region straight from the bottle.

Hope you found it helpful.

Take Care,

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Barcelona Make Up Haul

Hello beauties :)

Three weeks ago, my friends and I went to Barcelona. We had the most wonderful time, sadly we only stayed there for a couple of days, however I still managed to fit time for shopping and visit some sites. It was honestly the most memorable holiday I've ever experienced.

Here are some photos for those who are interested:

Sagrada Família
Parc Guell

Parc Guell


This is the make up I bought from Spain. Reviews and swatches shall be posted in the future. Stay tuned!

My most favourite item in this bunch is the Naked 1 Palette from Urban Decay. It was about 35euro. It has 12 super pigmented shadows along with a Primer Potion and Shader Brush

My first MAC lipstick in the Shade Rebel. On the MAC website it is described as a Midtonal crem plum. 

Also bought my first MAC eyeshadow in All That Glitters.

To go with Rebel lipstick, I picked a Cargo Lipgloss in Paris.

I've been eyeing Urban Decay pencils for long time. The lip pencil I bought is a pinkish-nude lip pencil in heavy. On the other hand, the eyepencil is a golden brown in Baked.

My most favourite makeup item is mascara. I enjoy trying new ones, especially affordable ones since I can buy several at a time. 

NYC volumizing mascara show time in Carbon & NYC Curling brush mascara city curls in Black.

While I was browsing through SEPHORA I saw, some duos for 3 euros. I went with a neutral duo in Hot Brown N03 and a pink dup in Gorgeuos pink N04.

 From KIKO I bought a matte highlight eyeshadow single in 130 and a colour sphere in shade 04. I also couldn't resist their soft light powder, mainly a soft shimmer highlighter in 04.

Maybelline, one of my favourite drugstore brand recently launched their 24hr colour tattoo. I couldn't pass this up and picked the colour On and On Bronze.

Similar to the previous cream eyeshadow I picked up an Astra waterproof eyeshadow in pink. It is very similar to Rubeneque Painpot by MAC.

Take care, 

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