What is BB cream?

BB creams are popping up on shelves everywhere – but what are they? BB stands for beauty balm, blemish balm or beblesh balm, depending on which brand you’re looking at. BB creams are said to have originated from a cream that dermatologists recommended after cosmetic surgery to help repair skin and cover damage. They became popular in Korea after some …

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NOTD: Black lace on nude

The refined yet sexy black-lace-on-nude look that Kate Moss etc. popularised a couple of years ago inspired these nails. The base is OPI Malaysian Mist, which I hate when sheer but love with 3+ coats, and might be my long sought after HG nude! It’s one of the polishes that got me into nails in the first place. The stamp …

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Awesome beauty from your kitchen – Olive oil

Gphoto I love it when a beauty product does double duty and well – lip/cheek tints, lip and cuticle balms, BB creams, cotton buds… I love it even more when DIY beauty turns out better AND cheaper than anything you buy! I’m a big fan of oils, and olive oil is definitely near the top of the multitasking list. As …

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Artsy Wednesday: A Clockwork Orange

This Wednesday’s theme is inspired by a movie. I decided to use A Clockwork Orange, one of my favourite books and movies! In the movie, the main character, Alex, wears a bowler hat and heavier eyeliner under his right eye. Bart Simpson dressed up as him one Halloween 🙂 I used Sally Hansen Sun Kissed for the orange base, and …

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Nails: Inspired by…

Hi again! Today I thought I’d show you lovelies my entry for More Nail Polish’s “Inspired by…” contest! I had all sorts of crazy ideas, but procrastination happened and my ideas didn’t work out (I’ll post my fails later on for your enjoyment!), so I went with a safe, bold tape mani using ulta3 Midnight (dark blue) and Sizzling Red …

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Vitamin A – what does it do for your skin?

Vitamins are amazing for your body, but what do they do when you rub them on your skin? Earlier we looked at vitamin C and what it does – now let’s take a gander at vitamin A, one of the most amazing products for your skin!  Stephen Ausmus Vitamin A is found in vegetables (such as carrots), egg yolk, liver …

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Artsy Wednesday: Blue nails

Hey hey! It’s Artsy Wednesday again! This time the theme is blue nails, and here’s what my design looks like in the sun: I first painted my nails with ulta3 Blue Marlin (medium blue creme) on the right, and a franken I made from Spring Shower and a few drops of black on the left. Then I taped a zigzag …

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Is mineral oil dangerous? Part 2

Angela Mabray I’m looking at whether mineral oil, an incredibly common moisturiser – possibly the most common moisturiser, check your moisturiser’s ingredients – is dangerous again. Read part 1 here! 3. Mineral oil is comedogenic and will make you break out – FALSE Mineral oil appears on a large range of “comedogenic ingredients” lists. Once upon a time (well, in …

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