Thursday, 30 January 2014

7 Ways Bacteria Gets Into Your Beauty Products

You may know that you need to clean your makeup brushes once a week and toss your beauty products once they’re expired, but that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear when it comes to having bacteria in your products. Bacteria can be tricky, and once it gets into your makeup, it can cause a lot of problems for your skin like acne, redness and infection.
To help you keep your cosmetics free of germs, here are seven ways that bacteria is getting into your makeup, and how to avoid it.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014


I have been receiving quite a number of e-mails from readers asking me if Nivea lotions cause cancer. It seems they had heard or read somewhere that it did. 

I found it difficult to believe because I have been using Nivea products for as long as I can remember. I love, love their lotions, deodorants and lip balms. *love!!*

You asked me to find out if the rumours were true, so I contacted the company and they replied me with the following statement:


Friday, 24 January 2014

How To Clean Your Makeup Tools

More often than not, it’s likely you’ve thought of cleaning your makeup tools. I know I have! Here’s a simple guide on how to properly clean and maintain your beauty products and tools. Besides keeping things clean and free of bacteria because bacteria happens much more often than you think. Therefore, taking the time to clean your tools will make them last longer and operate more smoothly. Here are ten tips for getting your beauty tools in tip top shape:


Tuesday, 14 January 2014

6 Ways to Use Olive Oil for A Beautiful Body

1) Olive oil bath

To prepare the olive oil bath, just add 5 table spoons of extra virgin olive oil into your bathtub and you are done! (You can add more if you like). This simple, yet amazing beauty secret can make your skin soft and very smooth.
Here is another variation the olive oil beauty bath: massage your body with the extra virgin olive oil before hopping into your bathtub, after you finish taking your bath, pat your skin dry and wipe away the excess oil; you won’t recognise your skin! It will be amazingly soft and smooth, like a baby skin.


Friday, 11 October 2013

Makeup 101: How to Remove False Eyelashes

Hey Ladies!
It's the weekend and many of you may have a party, wedding or some occasion to attend. Obviously, you will aim to look your very best because you just never know....right? *winks*

For those who apply false eyelashes or lash extensions as they are sometimes called, here is an easy foolproof way to remove your false eyelashes when you get back home.

Random note: There's nothing as unsettling as waking up in the morning and seeing a lady with full on lashes....*shudders*

Moving on...

You'll need:

  • Olive oil
  • Cotton balls
  • Hot water 
  • Basin
  • Towel 

  • Pour hot water in the basin.
  • Hold your face over the bowl and drape the towel over your head, to trap the steam around your face.
  • Steam your face for about ten minutes.

How to steam your face

  •  Wet a cotton ball with olive oil. Wipe it on your lashes, taking care not to get any in your eye.
  • Continue gently wiping your lashes with oil until the extensions begin to fall off.
  •  Try to avoid your eyes as much as possible. 
  • Rinse your eyelashes. Splash warm water on your eyelashes to wash away the oil.
  • If you feel your face is still too oily, wash face with soap or cleanser.
  • Pat your face dry.

Now go and par-tey!!!

Cheers to the weekend!!


Image: Wikihow

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Beauty SOS: How to Fix Your Broken Lipstick

 Have you ever opened your lipstick only to find it broken or melted in half!  Chances are, a good number of you have experienced this – I know I have.

Or, the moment when your most treasured lipstick falls out of your grasp and breaks into (insert number here) pieces. Aaaaaargh!! I have notoriously slippery fingers because everything and anything is likely to fall from my hands. Yep...story of my life.

Do you know how many lipsticks I have 'repaired'? Fuggedaboudit!

Moving on...

You'll need:
  • A box of matches or lighter

  • Using a burning match or lighter, gently melt the top layer of lipstick that is still attached to the tube

  • Place the broken end on top of the melted base
  • Use a match or lighter to melt the outer edge for a seamless hold.
  • Place in the refrigerator to cool down and set for 15-30 minutes. 
  • Remove the lipstick and smooth out any lumps with your fingers

Good luck!

~ Neni ~

Monday, 4 March 2013

Remove Your Makeup Properly

Removing makeup from one's face can be quite a chore, at least to me. Many people simply lather up a bar of toilet soap, rub it on their face and wash off. This is bad for your skin. This method tends to clog pores which in turn causes the face to suffer breakouts and other skin problems.

Try this simple experiment:
Wash your face using the method mentioned above.
Then using a clean cotton ball, swipe across your face and inspect the cotton.
Chances are that cotton ball won't be clean anymore. See what I mean??

The best way to remove your makeup is by using a makeup remover.  After using that, you can proceed with your normal facial routine. If you do not have a makeup remover, not to worry. There is a natural way to remove your make-up just as well. Trust me! :)

  1. Pour a little olive oil into your palm.
  2. Rub your palms together to warm up the oil
  3. Massage all over your face concentrating on the areas where there is a lot colour such as the eyelids, lips,etc
  4. Wipe off with some cotton wool.
  5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 until you can't see any more makeup residue on the cotton wool.
Proceed with normal facial routine. The olive moisturizes your face while removing your makeup at the same time.

Is oil too much for you?
Try facial wipes. Use them to wipe your face until you can no longer see any residue on the wipe. Then continue with normal facial routine.

Try this and your skin will thank you.
Good Luck!

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