Monday, 28 January 2013

Quick tips for clear skin

I'm not going to talk about daily skin care routine like moisturizing and cleansing your face. Of course it is important to properly cleanse your face, using products according to your skin type and special skin concerns (acne, hyperpigmentation, oily skin, etc.). But it’s all about making tiny changes that will help improve your chances of combating your skin problems. Healthy, clear skin takes discipline. Sometimes it may seem like your skin is impossible to manage but the good news is that there are ways to prevent and treat skin problems. Let's get started!

Tip No.1 Work from the inside out -eat healthy and cut down on stress

Your whole body is connected, what you feed it literally. Do some exercises and other healthy activities.  When it comes to food, well some food may trigger a hormonal reaction that leads to an overgrowth of skin cells or too much oil production. So if certain food seem to cause you to break out, try to avoid them.  Aim to include food and drink high in antioxidants in your diet. Antioxidants cleanse your system, removing toxins and impurities. Foods with lots of antioxidants: strawberries, grapes, pineapple, kiwi, red cabbage, peppers, apricots, soybeans, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds and green tea.

                                                                Tip No.2 Do drink plenty of water

Drink water throughout the day to keep your skin well hydrated. Water is the answer to all your queries of clear skin. Drinking 8–10 glasses of water (2 liters) everyday, flushes out all the toxins that are present in your body. Sounds like a lot, but it will do the trick! It washes your skin from the inside and should start to give your skin noticeable benefits within a week.

Tip No.3 Refresh your pillow case

 Wash your pillow cases.Your face spends a third of it’s life resting on a pillow, so make sure it's a clean one! Extra tip for your hair: sleep on silk pillow cases to pre­vent hair damage/breakage and keep your skin look­ing youth­full.

Tip No.4 Hit the sack early-beauty sleep  

It's called beauty sleep for a reason. Sleep deprivation lowers circulation, which is why you look pale and washed out if you only get a few hours. It's also the best time to rejuvenate your skin. Extra tip: Pick up some soy milk or chamomile tea. Soy proteins hydrate skin to soften the look of crow's feet. To make soothing and redness-busting compresses, pour a small amount of soy milk in a bowl, dunk two cotton balls. Hold the cotton balls over your eyes (or any other area where you have red or irritated skin) for five minutes.

Tip No.5 Never go to bed with your makeup on 

Do not forget to remove your makeup and wash your face before you go to sleep. Leaving makeup and dirt on skin doesn't just clog pores  it can cause excessive dryness and even skin dandruff.
Note: Throw away old makeup that smells or looks different from when you first bought it.

Tip No.6 Keep your hair clean 

Keep your hair clean and style it away from your face. I don’t wash my hair every day so when I’m on those off days, I make sure I sleep with a lightly wrapped ponytail.You don't want the oil that occurs naturally in your hair to be in your pores!

Tip No.7 Stay out of hot water

A steamy shower may feel great, but it's one of the worst things you can do to your skin. Not only does the heat strip essential oils, but it creates a mild burn.

Tip No.8 Wash your hands 

Wash your hands before applying anything to your face, such as makeup. Also avoid touching your face as much as possible with your fingers or leaning your face on objects that collect sebum and skin residue like your phone. Use antibacterial gel as a substitute to clean your hands on the go or in areas where you don't have water.

                                                                        Tip No.9 Clean your makeup brushes 

A British study found that 72% of women never wash their brushes or sponges, even though they harbor dirt and bacteria. Unwashed makeup brushes can spread bacteria to your skin which can cause breakouts. Make sure you wash makeup brushes at least every two weeks. Extra tip: Mix a couple of drops of gentle facial cleanser or shampoo and lukewarm water in a cup, swish your brushes around, rinse with warm water, pat dry, and lay flat to air dry.

Tip No.10 Your Phone - It's Full of Grime!

Clean your phone frequently to avoid breakouts. Try to keep your cell phone from touching your face. Our phones may carry oils and germs that can irritate blemishes. Phone can get more germ-infested than a toilet in a subway bathroom. To keep your phone bacteria-free, wipe it down with an antibacterial wipe. Also don't forget to clean your sunglasses.

Of course if you have really bad skin problems and just can't seem to get rid of your blemishes, acne or other skin conditions it's probably time to see a dermatologist for a treatment program. Think of it as an investment in your health and beauty, it's sure to pay off! A dermatologist can help you find the treatment method that's best for you. You cannot clear up your skin over night. It’s a process that can take some time. It all takes time. Start believing you will have clear skin, mind over matter.

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Saturday, 26 January 2013

it's cold outside

“Life is too short to wake up with regrets.  So love the people who treat you
right.  Forget about those who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason.  If you get a chance, take it.  If it changes your life, let it.  Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it.”  H. M.

I've been super-duper-busy these past several days and so tired. A good night sleep will solve my tiredness. Today I just want to share my outfit from the day before yesterday ^_^ 
Hope you like it.

 Coat: Zara/ Dress: handmade/ Necklace: inheritance from my grandmother/ Ring: ebay/ Turban: self-made

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

ClothingLoves favorites

Clothingloves is an online store that sells affordable clothing for both men and women, along with accessories and jewelry. The store is updated on a regular basis with new products to attract and satisfy customers. Customers choose Clothingloves because of  fast delivery, professional service and quality products. It’s the most important we need as a costumer, right? The site offers a no minimum purchase and a worldwide shipping and you can also get 15% discount upon singing up.

Here are some things from ClothingLoves, that I really like. 
My favorite item from list is white shirt with this cute red lips print (5). I love their accessories especially necklaces. What is your favorite item ?


Monday, 21 January 2013

Milkmaid braid

So sorry I have been kind of MIA. I've been in the mountains during the last few days, just having fun and skiing. I also started snowboarding  which is way more fun than skiing once you have learned. Follow me on Facebook for daily updates.
I am back in town so my girlfriends and I had a girls night out.You must be wondering what I'm up to in this short sleeve dress in winter time. Before you point the finger let me explain :) I have a lot of friends who love to go to clubs and love dancing but it's extremely hot in those type of places. So I wore my new dress that I recently got as a present. I took these picture during the day when I went to a friend's for some final touch-ups.
And for my hair I decided to put into a milkmaid braid. It's one of those easy hair styles and takes minutes to achieve (also a bad hair day). Hope you like it :)

Dress: gifted/ Coat: Bellissima/ Shoes: Zara/ Bag: non branded/ Earrings: Six

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Ardell Natural trepavice

ARDELL je u '80-ima stvorio na svijetu najveći izbor umjetnih trepavica vrhunske kvalitete, jednostavnih za korištenje. ARDELL nudi sve što je potrebno za stvaranje izgleda primamljivih očiju. ARDELL je puno više od trepavica, jer razumijemo da žene žele seksi, ljepši izgled prirodnih, gušćih i dužih trepavica. Istraživanja pokazuju potrebu žena da se osjećaju ugodno uz umjetne trepavice. Uz ARDELL trepavice, tu je komfor i jednostavnost korištenja umjetnih trepavica. One su ultra light, lako se nanose i lako uklanjaju.
O Ardell trepavicama imali ste priliku čitati OVDJE.
Ponudu Ardell trepavica pogledajte na oficijelnoj stranici Lilo cosmetics BiH.

Vjerujem da mnogima od vas stavljanje umjetnih trepavica nije najlakša stvar na svijetu, pa nije ni meni. Samo treba malo vježbe i strpljenja. Ako vam ne uspije od prve nemojte se ljutiti i probajte opet neki drugi dan.

U današnjem kratkom video tutorialu pokazat ću vam kako da stavite u komadu umjetne trepavice. Trebate uvijač za trepavice, umjetne trepavice, ljepilo i pincetu. Kao što vidite od šminke nemam apsolutno ništa  jer želim da što bolje vidite trepavice. Inače stavljam ih nakon što završim kompletan makeup na očima. Neki stavljaju maskaru nakon umjetnih trepavica, ali ja preporučujem da stavite maskaru prije. Na taj način prilikom skidanja umjetnih trepavica manja je vjerovatnoća da čupnete i par svojih. Hoćete li ih stavljati prije ili poslije ovisi o vama, isprobajte oba načina i vidite koji vama najbolje odgovara.

Umjetne trepavice i ljepilo su dvije nabitnije stavke. Koristila sam  Ardell Natural trepavice i Ardell Clear Adhesive  ljepilo.

Jako sam zadovoljna ovim umjetnim trepavicama, kvalitetne su i imaju veliki izbor. Umjetne trepavice u komadu možete iskoristiti više puta, samo je bitno da ih dobro očistite i spremite u njihovu kutiju. Do sada sam ih  9 puta nosila/čistila i još su kao nove. Naravno da bi trepavice zadržale svoj prvobitni oblik morate ih pažljivo skinuti i svaki put odstraniti ljepilo.

Ljepilo je odlično, poprilično brzo se suši i postaje prozirno.

Nakon što ste izvadile trepavice iz kutije, potrebno ih je malo saviti kako biste ih lakše stavile. Stavim ogledalo ispred sebe zatim uvijem svoje trepavice i uzmem umjetne trepavice sa pincetom. Prije nego što ih zalijepite stavite ih na kapke da biste otprilike vidjeli gdje ih staviti i da li vam odgovara dužina. Nanesem ljepilo na umjetne trepavice i jednu kapljicu više na same rubove. Pričekam 30ak sekundi da se ljepilo počne sušiti i da postane “gumeno”. Prvo ih stavljam na sredinu kapka, nakon toga pritisnem vanjske dijelove. Pokušajte ih staviti što bliže vlastitim trepavicama i prstima ih spojite sa svojima. I to je to, nakon toga pričekam da se malo osuše i sa malo tuša prekrijem ljepilo. Tuš će sakriti prijelaz između umjetnih i prirodnih trepavica.

NAPOMENA: nemojte ih stavljati preblizu početku oka jer bi vas mogle nažuljati.

Nisam ih morala kratiti i što je jako bitno nisu teške na očima. Oči su naglašene, primjeti se doza dramatičnosti, ali ništa pretjerano. Dobije se na dužini trepavica, a gustoća je solidna. Ako vam je prvi put da nosite umjetne trepavice na početku ćete ih osjetiti bez obzira kakve su. Ukoliko vas i nakon nekog vremena žuljaju postoji mogućnost da ste ih pogrešno stavili ili ne odgovaraju vašem obliku oka.

Ovako izgledaju nakon 9 puta nošenja:

Što se tiče odabira trepavice, to je ipak vaša odluka, sve ovisi o tome šta želite.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Wear, love ,repeat

I went for comfortable chic! Perfect casual day.
I have jeans with holes in them and I have nice jeans. I have casual and I have dressy jeans. I've got all kinds. A.S.

High low hem blouse: Lindex/ Black jeggings:Dorothy Perkins/ Necklace:ClothingLoves


Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Marlene's favourite

On my lips: Catrice Marlene's favourite

My aunt made me this dress 

Cashmere scarf: new years gift from my parents/ Coat: Zara (redesigned)

Belt: New Yorker from a men's section/ Bag: Carpisa


Thursday, 3 January 2013

New goodies ...

Perfect time for a one quick new in post. These are some recent purchases/gifts.I also got some lingerie,socks, basic shirt and two new books but I am not gonna show it to you cause it's quite boring.

1st photo - black faux fur hat and blue hat from local store
2nd photo - grey cashmere scarf
3rd photo -  Avon luxe lipgloss in Dazzling Nude
4th photo - Manhattan long and swing mascara in black
5th photo - BVLGARI Omnia Crystalline & Omnia Green Jade Set
6th photo - Rexona biorythm ultra dry,Tesori d'Oriente shower cream, Balea lip balm in Cherry Dream
7th photo - burgundy turtleneck from Mango and black dress with leather details gifted