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If you haven’t started shopping for your loved-ones yet, this glam holiday gift guide  (Pictures below) might just be what you’re waiting for! Stay tuned as I will post more gift ideas for everyone on your list throughout the month!  Happy Friday! 

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Hello loves!

Last weekend was my very first Sip Shop and Socialize event held in the twin cities and it was a fun and successul evening. More on that in another post… 😉

This is the first week of September and Fall is around the corner… When you think “Fall”, do you happen to think about skin care especially for your face? I Know there’s no definite season when you should take serious care of your skin, but for me, I feel like with Winter around the corner, I have to take extra care of my skin! The dry and cold air in the Midwest is just too harsh not to think about protecting your skin. I have tried many skin care products especially facial ones, from drugstore ones to the brand names ones and I can say that I came to understand a few things about skin care routine, even though I’m no expert in the matter whatsoever.

  • Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize!  Even when you have an oily to combination skin you have to keep your skin moisturized!
  • Exfoliate: exfoliating will take you a long way and your skin will thank you for it. You want to remove the dead skin on your face at least once a week.
  • Hydrating: I know you’ve heard this many times, but yes, your skin needs to be hydrated, and drinking a good amount of good old dear water is the best and most efficient way to keep your skin always hydrated… But there are also other ways like spraying water on your face to keep it hydrated.
  • Sunscreen: Sunscreen is not optional for our skin. It’s a “Must”, even in seasons like Fall and Winter. Experts say even in colder seasons, we need to protect our skin/face against the Ultra Violet rays, which can be pretty harmful even when the sun is not out.

Below are some of my current favorite beauty products. I like to try new products with greatly recommended reviews. However I usually like to stick with just one product if it works for me.

Do you have any favorite skin product that you would like to share with us?

Thank you!

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Glam Beauty Favorite

 

 

Coucou les amis!

Lorsque vous pensez a l’autumn, vous arrive-t-il de penser également a vos soins corporels, surtout ceux du visage? Je sais qu’il n’est dit qu’il faut prendre soin de soi que pendant une saison donnée, mais j’ai personnellement pour habitude de prendre extra soin de ma peau en autumn, vue que l’hivers est tout proche, et avec notre fameux froid et conditions climatiques au Minnesota, il faut bien protéger sa peau!

J’ai essayé bon nombre de produits, des moins coûteux aux grandes marques, et sans vouloir me prononcer comme étant une expert en la matière, je dirai que j’en ai appris un peu sur les soins de beautes:

  • Humidifier! Humidifier! Humidifier! Même quand vous pensez que vous avez une peau grasse, vous devrez tout de même utiliser des soins humectants.
  • Exfolier: Exfolier sa peau est très important! C’est une habitude qui vous mènera loin et votre peau vous en dira certainement merci!
  • Hydrater: Vous avez surement ecouté ceci a mainte reprises, mais je vais le dire encore: Notre peau a besoin d’être hydratée et la meilleure manière de s’en assurer c’est de boire une bonne quantité d’eau chaque jour!
  • Crème solaire: Nous avons pour habitude de penser que la crème solaire est facultative mais, en réalité, elle est primordiale même pendant les saisons les plus froides. Selon les experts, il nous faut nous protéger contre les rayons solaires même aux temps les plus nuageux. 

J’ai pris soin de partager (plus haut) avec vous certains de mes produits de beauté favoris du moment . J’aime bien essayer de nouveaux produits surtout ceux avec de bonnes recommandations, mais souvent, quand je trouve LE produit qui me siet, je me garde de chercher ailleurs.

Avez vous de bons produits a ne pas s’en passer a partager avec nous?!

Merci!

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Hello darlings!

It’s just too crazy how this year is flying by. We’re about halfway through the new year and everything just seems to be on a roll! Time waits for no man!!!

I haven’t talked beauty on the blog much; and today I decided to give you fabs a little insight on one of my glam beauty picks especially for this warmer time of the year.

 ***Habibi Body Lotion.***

This body lotion is the new staple in my beauty regimen. If you love a good organic moisturizing body lotion, you will fall in love with this one! I have been a good fan of Habibi body products for a while and I’m mostly familiar with their body balm that I absolutely love! But when they offer to send me this body lotion for a review, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I am very picky with what i put on my body and I know Habibi products are all natural and organic, so I know for sure it wouldn’t be bad but, boy, that was an understatement! This lotion wasn’t just NOT bad, but it was actually great! It just glides on your body so smoothly and gives you an instant softness that you will notice in just a few days. I absolutely adore the Jasmin-Vanilla scent! It wasn’t overpowering at all. It was rather refreshing…

Definitely a great lotion that will keep your body moisturized all day long. It’s not too greasy and it’s just perfect for Spring and Summer!

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C’est fou comme le temps passe!  Le mois de Juin est pratiquement a sa fin et dire que l’année est déja à moitié finie elle aussi! Vraiment la course contre la montre!

Je n’ai pas vraiment abordé le sujet  décidé d’en parler aujourd’hui, et de partager avec vous un de mes favoris de l’été.

***Habibi Body Lotion.*** 

Si vous appréciez les produits organiques et/ou naturels, cette lotion sera sans doute une favorite dans votre routine beauté! J’ai toujours eu un penchant pour les produits de cette compagnie (Habibi). Leur beurre pour le corps est sans doute le plus fabuleux que j’ai jamais utilisé… Quand l’occasion s’est donc présentée d’essayer ce lait particulier et d’en donner mon opinion, Je ne savais pas vraiment à quoi m’attendre, surtout parce que je suis assez particulière avec mes produits de beauté, mais comme je savais que le produit serait organique et naturel, j’étais rassurée; et je n’en fus pas déçue! Mais bien au contraire! C’est un lait très soyeux qui pénètre délicatement votre peau et la laisse satinée et douce au touché! 

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Happy Friday loves!

They say most of our beauty regimen is found in our kitchen or medecine cabinets, and this one may be pretty common but is also a pretty controversial subject among folks.

Originally recommended by doctors for digestive issues, Milk of Magnesia has gained fame on the internet for its use as a Face Primer especially for Oily Skin. Some people even claim that while combating oily skin Milk of Magnesia also makes your skin smoother in the process. What a bonus, right!? While I don’t use this on a regular basis, I’ve used it a couple of times and it worked wonders! Just like a good primer, it held my makeup for a whole 9 to 5 day. I know a few people who swear by this, and I also know a couple others who just can’t stand the thought of it. If you’re not so sure about the use of this product on your face on a daily basis, even though doctors are recommending it (You can do your own research), my thought will be that it’s good to know it does work and can come to the rescue when you run out of your favorite Primer.

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How to use it:

 – Apply the Milk of Magnesia in a cotton ball all over the face, using just a thin layer. A small amount goes a long way and when used too much, it can result of a whitish film on the face.

– After applying it on, allow it to dry and apply your makeup.

 

Have you tried this before? Would you use this as a Primer? Share your thoughts below. Thanks!

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Bien le bonjour les amis! On dit souvent que les meilleurs remèdes à nos problèmes de beauté sont ceux que l’on trouve dans nos cuisines ou boites à pharmacie. Bien que l’usage du lait de magnésium soit de plus en plus recommandé par un bon nombre de personnes comme base de maquillage, c’est une pratique que quelques uns trouvent ambiguë et déconseillent. Initialement recommandé pour les troubles digestifs, le lait de magnésium est à présent conseillé, par certains dermatologues, pour des soins de faciaux aux personnes à la peau grasse et les gurus de beautés glorifient son efficacité en tant que base de maquillage! L’ai-je déja utilisé? La reponse est oui. Est-il efficace? La reponse est encore oui! Très efficace-même à mon avis. Faut -il remplacer la base de maquillage par le lait de magnésium pour toujours? Je dirai, faites vos recherches personnelles et tirez-en votre conclusion. A mon humble avis, je pense bien que c’est une bonne et prompte alternative si vous êtes à court de votre base préférée. 

Comment l’utiliser:

 – A l’aide d’une boule de coton, appliquer le lait de magnésium sur tout le visage en s’assurant de ne pas trop en mettre. Autrement, vous vous retrouverez avec des résidus blancs sur le visage. Une fine couche serait amplement suffisante.

– Après l’application, laisser sécher le produit et ensuite appliquer son maquillage.

Aviez-vous déja essayé ceci? Qu’en-pensez-vous? Veillez-bien nous donner votre avis! Merci.

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Hello loves!

When Winona Rogers from Younique reached out to me to review the Younique 3D Fiber lashes Mascara, I was intrigued to learn more about the company and their products. So after a few clicks here and there in google, I found out that Younique is a direct sales company that sells products that are natural based! I was pleasantly surprised that their products are natural based and here is what Younique has to say about their 3D Lashes Mascara:

“Simple three-step process combines Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers to help create the appearance of incredible thickness and volume to your existing lashes. Watch as your lashes transform into something you have only dreamed of! The 3D Fiber Lashes are water resistant but easily washes off with warm water and facial cleanser at the end of the day.“

The mascara set comes in a chic beautiful black leather packing case. – I love it !

Younique!!!!

 

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Now a little background about my makeup experience. Shamefully, I must admit that I have little to no experience with makeup, let alone Mascara! I’m simply not THAT girl, but with life comes changes right? So after reading the instructions, I was a little anxious to give it a go and see the results.

 

Me BEFORE Younique 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara

IMG_8292HOW DOES YOUNIQUE 3D LASHES MASCARA WORK?

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Step 1 – Begin by a applying a single coat of your favorite mascara. 

Step 2 – Apply a few coats of the Transplanting Gel . The gel contains collagen which is a key component to the success of the 3D Fiber lashes application. The formula conditions your eyelashes to ensure they stay moisturized and tangle-free. The application of the gel is what will help the fiber lashes stick to the natural lashes.

Step 3 – Now, take the tube with the natural fibers and carefully swipe them over the lashes, helping them stick to the gel. The fibers are derived from the components of green tea; these fibers are unlike any other fiber-based-mascara on the market. The fibers will attach themselves naturally to your eyelashes, giving the volume, length and thickness you have always tried to achieve with regular mascaras.

Step 4 – Take the transplanting gel and swipe a second coat over the top of the lashes once more. – I found this to be the trickiest part. – Let the coats dry for a few seconds before moving onto this step which will help tame any clumping that can naturally occur.

This second coating will ensure that the fibers are secure and stay in place. Your eyelashes will look and feel natural, as if you were wearing regular mascara.

 

Me AFTER applying YOUNIQUE 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara

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 I have to remind you that I’m not really a makeup girl so this may appear not so “clean”, but your girl is learning and with trial and error, I promise that I will master this! 🙂 That being said, I can guarantee you a much better result with practice and patience.

Removal: This mascara is waterproof but can be removed easily. Simply wipe the eyes with makeup remover and a cotton round then finish by rinsing your face with water and gently massaging your favorite face wash over the eye area before rinsing and patting dry.

 

What do I think?

The Younique 3D Lashes Mascara is a great product for lengthening and thickening lashes. It definitely does what it claims it will do and can give you the long lashes, “false lashes” look that you have always wanted. HOWEVER, If you have sensitive eyes as I do, be careful when applying the natural fibers which can fall down into the eyes and cause slight irritation. Keeping the eyes moisturized with lubricating drops can help with this, along with being calm and careful when applying the fibers. I also think that you will need a lot of patience applying this mascara and figuring out how many coats you will need to apply to achieve the look you want…Practice makes perfect!

 

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Now, Winona at YOUNIQUE is willing to give one lucky reader their own Younique 3D Lashes Mascara! Just enter the giveaway by following the instructions below. Good Luck 🙂

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If you can’t wait for the contest to be over, get your own Younique Mascara here now!

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