What’s in your purse? This is a question that I have heard quite a lot. As a female, it is essential to walk around with a purse whether big, medium or small. You will never know when a mishap might happen. Read along to find out some items that you might find in my purse on a day-to-day basis.
Luma Hair Straightening Ceramic BrushThe Luma Hair Straightening Brush is a fast and easy tool that can be used to brush and straighten the hair. The Luma Brush has protective bristles that will prevent your scalp from being burnt by heat. The Straightening Brush should only be used on dry brushed hair. For best result part hair in small sections and work the Luma Hair Brush through.The Luma Hair Brush has a Unique 3D Ceramic Surface that allows the bristles to heat up to 185c/ 365 f and stays constant for the duration of use. When using the Luma hair brush you do not have to worry that the brush might get cold or too hot during use as the heat stays constant.
How to UsePlug the Luma Hair Brush into an electric socket and wait for a red display light to appear. The red display light will turn green which indicates that the Luma Brush is hot and ready to be used. For best results ensure that your hair is dry, in sections and already brush to get rid of tangles before applying the Luma Brush to hair.
Proceed to brush the hair slowly by using the Luma Brush from roots to ends in a pulling motion. Use the Luma Brush by pulling the hair deep into the inner bristle areas of the Luma Brush for an even straighter hair pattern.
My ThoughtsThe Luma Hair Brush is convenient and easy to use. After a wash day, I gentle dry and brush my hair. I then put it in 4 sections preferably and proceed to brush and straighten my hair with the Luma Brush. I have thick coarse hair and with the Luma Brush my hair does not get bone straight but it is a lot easier to manage as my curls do not clump tightly after using.
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
The selfie has completely taken over the world. There are probably few people on the planet, and certainly in the West, who don’t know what a selfie is and most of them will have taken at least one.
Let’s face it, we all like to show off our style by uploading a selfie or two to our social media accounts. I mean, it’s so gratifying when someone likes your picture or compliments you on your look that it can be quite addictive for some. Many selfie kings and queens even spend hours of time and lots of cash ensuring that they’re picture perfect in every selfie they take. Although I wouldn’t necessarily suggest going that far, there are lots of things that you can do to ensure that you look great in each and every selfie you take. Check them out…
Look After Your Teeth
If we’re not pouting, then we’re smiling in our selfies, which is why taking good care of our teeth has to be a priority if we want to look great in every snap we take. Luckily, this is pretty easy, and as long as you cover the basics like brushing and flossing twice daily, you should be good to go. Of course, if you aren’t happy with your teeth, teeth whitening and straightening are additional options you might want to explore.
You aren’t exactly going to look ah-mazing in your selfies if your skin is dull and flaky, which is why you’ll want to take extra care of your skin. As a minimum, you should be buffing your face with a good exfoliator at least twice a week (or as directed) and cleansing, toning, and moisturizing daily. Throw in a weekly face mask, and you’ll have beautiful, glowing skin 24/7 – no more getting caught out by the camera for you. NDA 100% Pure Essential Oil will hydrate the dullness and driest skin stay flawless as you can.
Apply a Lip Plumper
If selfies are all about the perfect pout for you, there’s no need to go for lip injections, which have turned many a pretty smile into an ugly trout pout. All you need to do is ensure you apply a good lip plumper before you point that camera at your face.
Do Your Eye Makeup First
Makeup is essential if you want to create a flawless selfie, but you need to apply that makeup flawlessly for it to pay off with a killer photo, and that’s why you should always apply your eye makeup before your foundation. By doing this, you’ll avoid making a mess of your foundation, and you’ll look flawlessly fresh.
Line Inner Rim of Eyes
Adding a liner to the inner rip of your upper eyelid is a great way to make your eyelashes look thicker and define your eyes so that they really pop when you take a picture.
Lashings of MascaraWhen it comes to selfies and the eyes, more mascara is more. If you use only a small amount of mascara, it won’t exactly show up well on camera, and your eyes won’t look quite so open in the shot. So, add two, three or even four layers of mascara before you take that selfie, or if you like, apply false lashes to give you more volume and make your eyes really stand out on camera.
(Maybe) Go Full CoverageIn selfies, it really matters that your skin looks flawless and the best way to achieve this is with a full coverage foundation that matches your natural skin tone as closely as possible. If, however, you want to look natural and you have a freckly complexion, going for a sheer foundation that also offers coverage, like the Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Treatment Foundation, will ensure that you still look like your authentic self. When you’re applying foundation, don’t forget to cover your ears, so that they match your face and look just as flawless. It can look weird when your ears are a completely different shade to the rest of you!
Contouring is in vogue right now, but it isn’t just a fad, it really does make your face look better in photos, and actually in real. Life too. The key to good contouring is to use a good blush brush to apply a matte blush or bronzer to those areas of the face that are most angular, like the jaw and forehead.
Embolden Your BrowsIf you want to look younger and prettier in your selfies, you don’t need to book a face-lift or anything like that; you just need to work on your eyebrows. Eyebrows that are fuller and bolder will structure your face for a more youthful, attractive look. This is something you can easily do with a good brow pencil or mascara if your brows are a bit thin naturally.
Moisturize The LipsAgain, the mouth area is very important in selfies, which is why you need to pay attention not only to your teeth but also to your lips. If you want your lips to look fuller and younger, make sure you use a high-quality lip balm to moisturize them daily and apply a little gloss before you take a picture, so that they look moist, young and very luscious.
Use a Boar Hair Brush
There’s nothing worse than taking what would otherwise be the perfect selfie only to find that your hair looks frizzy on camera. You can minimize the chances of this happening by lightly brushing your hair with a boar hair brush, which minimizes frizz, before taking your picture. It’ll make your hair look shinier and healthier on camera too.
Bonus: When to Take a Selfie
Okay, so this isn’t a beauty tip. But taking the perfect selfie is about more than your makeup and beauty regime. You might be interested to know that, if you’re outdoors, it’s best to take your picture at dawn or dusk, avoiding midday completely if you can. This is because the light is better at these times than it is between the hours of noon and 4 pm when the light is right above you and shadows will be cast on your face, making you look less than the perfect beauty you are.
Are you a selfie queen What are your top tips for always being selfie-ready and taking perfect shots?
When we hear the word naked, the first thing that comes to mind does not involve makeup. Well, I would like to take the time and talk about my experience of this product by Urban Decay that I have found interest in testing and reviewing. It has been around the market for awhile now but it’s too good not to talk about. This palette is a follow up of the bestselling Naked palette, so not only do they have Naked 2 palette on the market, a variety of Naked palettes can be found and occasionally the Naked Vault is offered as a limited edition. In the Naked Vault, you can find all the series of the Naked palettes, including the Naked Smoky Palette. With that much Urban Decay Naked Palette around it can be difficult to choose which one to purchase and you might end up getting all.
If you are into bold and lively colors then you should definitely get yourself the Electric Pressed Pigment Palette by Urban Decay. This pressed pigment palette from Urban Decay consist of 10 colors as well as a double ended electric eyeshadow precision brush.
I was amazed by the size of this Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Rockin Curves mascara tube, the tube is huge, unlike the regular size slim mascaras. This mascara tube is about the size of a marker/highlighter. The mascara wand is of a broken heart shaped brush, not like anything I have seen or used before.
I was drawn to purchase this 22-piece brush set from Coastal Scents by the ample amount of eye brushes included in the set. Even though I was having second thoughts about buying this brush set, it turns out that I eventually bought it and yes, I’m loving it.
The Coastal Scents 22-piece brush set is a complete set of makeup brushes. The brushes cater to different needs from applying foundation to powder and eyeshadows. The brushes are super soft and of good quality.
I found these Nanshy face brush after doing a thorough research on the internet and by reading reviews etc. I was just looking for a face brush that can do the job. After reading reviews I thought to myself maybe I should go ahead and by the 5 set foundation face brush that consist of a:1. Angled Buffer Brush2. Flat Angled Buffer Brush3. Pointed Brush4. Flat Top Buffer Brush5. and a Round Buffer Brush.
Nanshy Foundation Face BrushThe brushes can be used for application of any product to the face whether liquid, mineral or cream foundation, bronzers, blush etc. My favorite out of all 5 brushes is the Flat Top Buffer Brush, it makes my regular foundation routine looks flawless. I often use the brush in a stippling motion and then buff in to even my skin tone. I bought the set of 5 brushes on Amazon and they were poorly packaged in a ziplock bag. The Nanshy brush looks similar to the Sigma brush, but the Sigma is about 10-20% more pricey.
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- thick pearly white handles
- easy to use
- soft and dense bristles
- easy to clean
- creates a flawless finish
- buffs and blends well
- 100% cruelty-free
- bristles falling out (shedding)
- poor packaging
- brushes are hard to identify since they are not labeled with their individual names
Nanshy Angled Buffer Brush
The Nanshy Angled Buffer Brush is perfect for contouring and creating a narrower face effect such as applying bronzer and blush to cheekbones.
Nanshy Flat Angled Buffer BrushThe Nanshy Flat Angled Buffer Brush reaches the areas especially around the nose very well with the angle flat top. It applies and blends the foundation perfectly. Nanshy Pointed Brush
The Nanshy Pointed Brush is unique with a soft round tip that can be used to apply or blend in concealer.
Nanshy Flat Top Buffer Brush
The Nanshy Flat Top Buffer Brush is perfect for getting that flawless matte finish. I mostly use this to apply my foundation and when I do, I use it in a stippling motion to even out my skin tone and get a full coverage.
Nanshy Round Buffer Brush
The Nanshy Round Buffer Brush is of a dome shape with soft synthetic bristles that can be used to apply, buff and blend foundation.