Smile. Laugh. Be beautiful.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Soooft Lips for a New Year's kiss....

Soft lips. Nearly no one has soft lips in the winter without a little bit of help from lipbalms or lip scrubs. Here are some of my favourites for the yummiest lips ever.
Note: Having moisturised lips automatically makes your lips bigger ( The same way around)
Lip scrubbing and moisturising:
There are thoese amazing Lush sugar lip scrubs that you can lick afte you use them, and loats of other ones you can buy. But is you are on a budget or you just don't want to spend the money here is what you can do:
1. Apply vaseline  and wait for about five minutes.
2.Take an old toothbrush ( never throw them away, you can also use them for highlits when you dye your hair) and "brush" your lips gently. all the dead skin will be removed.
3.Apply your favourite lipbalm and you are ready to go.

 My favourite lipbalms have to be the ones from the body shop. I don't have enough words to explain how super moisturising they are and they are not a bit sticky and they taste so good!

Friday, 10 December 2010

Deep condition hair with Olive Oil

Olive oil. All I can say about it is that it is a fabulous remedy for damaged hair and here are some quick and easy steps to getting shinier, smoother, non frizzy hair using olive oil.

First of all make sure you are not wearing your favourite blouse because olive oil can stain, and it is very hard if not impossible to remove. ( I know from personal experince :))
Pour a little bit on your palms an work through the ends of your hair, and apply it mainly in the pony tail area. Some people might say it is good for the scalp, but when I applyed it all over my scalp, because the formula is so greasy, even after shampooing my hair twice, it looked like I had the oliest hair ever the whole week!

Put your hair in a shower cap and wait how long you want to. 15 minutes would be ok, but you can leave it in overnight if really feel like your hair is very damaged. 

Wash your hair really well and make sure you don't have any olive oil left!

 I recommend this people with wild untamable hair, I just feel it would work beter for them, but I have fine, very straight hair and still love it! I should say the smell is quite strong and it smells like olives which is not the most pleasant smell, but it won't linger in your hair so it shouldn't be that much of a downside. I know olive oil can be used for everything, what do you like to use it for?

Sunday, 5 December 2010

My Christmas wishlist

Dear Santa,
I want so many things, and you don't have get everything, but you can try, right? :)

Maroccan oil. I heard it's really good, and my hair gets really frizzy and dull because of the weather. I mean Santa, you don't want me to have frizzy hair, everyone knows it ruins the Christmas atmosphere. ;)

Benfit Pudeflage. Santa, after being so exited on Christmas Eve and not being able to sleep, how do you think I will ever be able to make my udereye  concealer last all day on Christmas day?

The Lush Snow fairy shower Gel. I bought it last year and I really loved it, I want it again! Seriously Santa it is pink and it's in the Christmas limited collection.

Vera Wang Princess Perfume. I'll smell good, and I'll be your Snow Princess!

OPI You don't know Jaque. It's muddy, it's OPI, it's dark, it's perfect. You don't want me spending Christmas with last months colour on, do you?

Note: It's funny how I'm not actually going to get any of this stuff because for Christmas I'm getting a new phone, but anyway I did it for the fun of it. :) Tell me in the comments you Christmas wishlist and I tag you to do it if you want to. :)

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Evian thermal water spray!

   The Evian spray is actualy thermal water. Thermal water is so great and it has a billion uses!
1. The most common Evian setting one is a makeup setting spray. You spray it on your face after you've finished your makeup, or during the day to refreshen your face, and to moisturize and cool down you skin. (fab in the summer)!Plus it absorbs into your skin quickly enough.
2. You can use it to apply pigments. Just spray you brush, load it up with the pigment of your choise and apply it as usual. This way there will be no fallout, and the pigment will look much more brighter!
3. You know thoese annoying red dots you get after epilating? Just spray your skin imediately after your done and guess what? No more red spots, only smooth skin! It calms down your skin so well, I am toatally addicted to it!
   Here are my favourite tips! Other brands have different thermal waters to try out, but I know for sure the Evian one really works!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Dry out nasty Pimples!

Who doesn't hate pimples? And sometimes you just can't resist the urge to pop 'em! Here are some quick tips on how to dry them out!

1. Toothpaste works very well in an emergency, 'it is probabaly the fastest and harshest way, I try to avoid it because it's really drying, but it will drain out the life out of you pimple very quickly! You might want to moisturize the area aftewards, because no one wants flaky skin!

2. Eye drops will really help reduce redness, they don't only work for making your eyes less red, they make you pimples less red as well!

3. Ice cubes before putting your make-up in the morning will reduce the size, making it way easier to cover up your unwanted friend. P.S. green concealers cancel out redness!

4.  benzoyl peroxide 5% . This is a trick I haven't tried, so I can't tell you exacly how it works, but my friend loves it so I'll trust her judgement.

5.  Anti-zits creams and solutions.  Clean and clear, garnier, nivea, every brand seams to have one! Just find the one that works best for you, try one from a pharmacy, or ask your dermatologist!

Remember, try not to pop them! I know it is so tempting, but you are actually not helping at all! Try to forget it is there, I have an ugly pimple on my nose and it seams to shout at everyone:
-Look at me! I bet you can't miss me!
Yeah, I hope I don't pop it by the end of the day!

Friday, 12 November 2010

Quick workout tip for toned biceps!

  I really like the way my body looks, and I can say I have a nicely toned body. One thing didn't really like was my weak arms, and I have realized this 2 months ago, me and some of my friends were messing around, arm wrestling and I had the weakest arms! I came home and thought about it, looked for some weights at a local store and found nothing. Mum just told me to use 2l bottles of water. I seriously thought she was kidding me! But it turns out they are really great, and cost nothing.  I take one in each arm, and lift them one at a time. The key to getting the best out of your workout is to do a full motion,  make sure you strech thoese muscles really good. I do this nearly every day and I can see a Major improvement. I can now beat 5 girls at arm wrestling ( which I know sounds really stupid and childish.. :)) and you can already see a little bump on my arms when I flex them. I can say I am really pround of my too little bottles, just because they seem to be the best amount of weight! What's your fave workout tip?

Monday, 8 November 2010

Long lasting curls with rollers!

 I love the beautiful waves/curls you get with rollers more than a curling iron. It is in fact my favourite way to get pretty voluminous hair and I dare say they look the most natural! The only problem is that they don't last long on my thin, way too straight hair! So to make them last longer you don't need any special hairspray or "miracle" product, you just need a little bit of patience.
-I begin by putting the rollers on my dry hair, play around with sizes depending on the look you want.
-I then wet my hair with the rollers on my head, I know it sounds so wierd but this is the key to the long lasting bit!
-It is best to let the hair naturally airdry, but you can also use a blowdryer. It depends on the time you have, but I prefer to let mine airdry to avoid damage from the heat.
- Take off the rollers and spray them with hairspray if you want to, play around with them and the fun part, decinding how you want your hair up, down, messy bun etc.
 P.S. You can try this with boiled hot rollers. They are a special cheaper kind which you boil. So you'll boil them, put the rollers on, wait for the rollers to cool down and after that wet and dry hair.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

New haircuts? Emma Watsons new hairstyle.

  Have you ever noticed how new haircuts always seem to make you more confident? Whenever I walk out of the hairdressers' I feel extremely happy. Two weeks ago I got home from school, took the scissors and cut my hair. Yes! I think I was mad maybe? I don't know but I awas sitting in geography thinking that I am constantly wearing my hair in a ponytail and how much it it annoys me so I thought I needed a change.
EMMA WATSON: Have you seen her new haircut? Do you like it? I love Emma as an actress, and Harry Potter is my favourite book ever, but in my opinion it was a little too much? Maybe a cute bob would have suited her better? What do you think? She is always so stylish... Do you think people will copy her?

Emma before                                                                                           Emma now

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

How to choose the right foundation colour!

Choosing the right foundation colour is very important, especially if the foundation is very pricey you might consider taking your time in choosing the best shade.
-It is best to take a friend with you, that way you will have a second opinion which might come in handy.
-Swatch the foundations on your chin, not on your hand, because your face probabaly has a different shade.. ( unless you want to wear foundation on your arms.. :))
-Don't guide yourself with the numbers or description of the shades but with the swatches you've made. If you are number 2 let's say with L'oreal, it doesn't mean you'll be number 2 with Cove Girl or any other brand... 
-The lighting in the store might differ fom the light you are usually in. If you work in an office with neons, the foundation you tried in the store might look very wrong in a room with neon lighting and so on...

You get the general idea, you don't have to do all this stuff, but if you are going to spend a little fortune on high end make-up, you might wanna try it!

If you've bought a wrong shade:
- For example, you bought a foundation one shade darker. If you are willing to buy a foundation one shade lighter, you can mix them and always get the perfect shade! In the summer you can add a little more of the darker one and in the winter a little more of the lighter one!
-Foundations that are too light might make fab undereye concealer.
-You can try to use too dark foundations as liquid bronzer. It will give you the most natural colour ever!
- Or just give it to a friend or sell it online!

Sunday, 31 October 2010

October In's and Out's

October has been a wierd month. When I look back to it I see a 4 hour maths test, loads of quizes and leaves falling. Octomber is also the moth I began to write in my blog, so thank you for commenting and following my blog!
 Warm and cosy grey cardigans! I love staying inside on a rainy cold day, bundled up in my big cardigan (preferably a size up). I also love watching the people outside, thinking how lucky I am to feel nice and warm!


Rememeber me? by Sophie Kinsella! It is the coolest book ever, very girly, perfect to read on a lazy sunday night. It is lso very funny and extremly girly! If you like her books, you will surely love this one!



     Chi Shine Infusion! Although it is not the cheapest hair product, it makes your hair look nice and shiny! It doesn't weigh your hair down a bit, and your hair will look like the hair from magazines. Who doesn't want that?

 Dry cuticles! My cuticles are fine, but the ones from my thums always seem to exfoliate and get dry! I always forget to apply vaseline, cause my cuticles seem like such an unimportant detail, but it still bothers me!
Oily hair! I used to only wash my hair 2 times a week. Scince I have been litlle I have only washed my hair 2 times a week.  My scalp is usually very obidient and my hair would still look OK on day 4! But lately I have to wash my hair  3 times a week! To me it is horrible!
Snow that turns into rain. Snow is Ok, but here in Moscow we have it 5 months a year, and trust me, you will get sick of it ( especially if you lovely classmates love to wait for you after hours and throw you in snow). But rain snow to me is simply gloomy and it reminds me of the clod winter ahead!

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Tinted lips!

Tinted lips- A slight change in the colour of your lips.

1. You should have nicely moisturised lips, so put on a lip balm or a little bit of veseline.
2. Apply lipstick of your choise,  the colours that work best are berries, red, dark pinks. Not nudes.

3. Take a napkin and put it in between you lips, then press lightly to remove excess lipstick.

That's all! Really simple, and not as out there as big bright lip would be! This is really great for lipsticks that might be too dark or bright!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Fave fall nailpolish colour!


My favourite fall nailpolish colour that I have been wearing Constantly is Cover girl boundless colours in Plum Pudding! It is absolutely an amazing plum colour, with no shimmer but a very nice consistency. I am so in love with it! And the best part? It's from the drugstore!

Monday, 25 October 2010

Tips with Conditioner!

Are you using the most out of conditioner? Till a couple of weeks ago I took conditioner for granted, like something I must do every time I wash my hair, but I found out some new stuff.

   1. If you want to have softer hair, leave you conditioner on for longer! I was once reading in the bath and i got totally lost in the story. After about 15 minutes I remembered my conditioner. My hair was so much more softer, and full of shine! I now leave it on longer every time I wash my hair!
 2. After you put on conditioner, put you hair in a shower cap. That way it will work better because of the hot air in the cap, and no contact with the water.
 3. First, wash your hair, after that put on conditioner and a shower cap, and only after that do the other things one usually does in the bath. That way you will not get bored while you wait for the conditioner to work, and you also save some time!

 Try out this tips, and always use conditioner, it is the best way to healthier hair!                                                                                      

This Jhon Frieda conditioner is my fave!

Friday, 22 October 2010

You are beautiful, just the way you Are!

Have you heard Bruno Mars' new single, Just the way you are? You probabaly have because it is everywhere! It's a great song but the lyrics are amzing!
If you ever feel like you look awful, or you are having a bad day, or you think you look too fat or too skinny, or like you have the worst skin ever, you feel like you are the ugliest person ever, listen to this song! But nice guys, the boyfriend type, don't care about how you look, it is personality that matters, and young girls always seem to find something wrong abut themselves! And if you are constantly complaining about yourself, people will eventually think you look bad, just because you consider yourself badlooking! And have you ever noticed how the popular girls always seem so confident? It is because they embrace their flaws, and that makes them unique.
Oh her eyes, her eyes
Make the stars look like they're not shining
Her hair, her hair
Falls perfectly without her trying

She's so beautiful
And I tell her every day

Yeah I know, I know
When I compliment her
She wont believe me
And its so, its so
Sad to think she don't see what I see

But every time she asks me do I look okay
I say

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

Her nails, her nails
I could kiss them all day if she'd let me
Her laugh, her laugh
She hates but I think its so sexy

She's so beautiful
And I tell her every day

Oh you know, you know, you know
Id never ask you to change
If perfect is what you're searching for
Then just stay the same

So don't even bother asking
If you look okay
You know I say

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

The way you are
The way you are
Girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are.

He said it all! And he is so right!

Thursday, 21 October 2010

How to survive BRACES.

How to survive Braces! Your smile is gorgeous with and without them, but here are some simple tips to feel more confident!
1. Make sure your theeth are always clean! Braces can give you bad breath because of food getting stuck beetween the archwire and the brackets, and you might not even realize it! And what would be the point of wearing braces if you teeth are full of caries?
2. You can toatally funk up your teeth with different coloured rubber bands, but try to avoid yellow because it will make you teeth look yellowish!
3.If you ever get teased about your braces, smile as wide and beautifully as you can, to show the person that  mean words don't affect you! From experience, they'll leave you alone!
4. You can kiss with braces! It is the same, and some boys even find it even more intriguing!
5. After you take them off, remember to wear your retainers,  trust me, it is crucial. If you don't, your teeth will move back to their original position!
I hope this helped you, and trust me, braces are good for you. I'm taking mine off next month, and I am so exited! It was all worth it, my teeth are so beautiful and straight now!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

This or that?

 I came across this tag on youtube and I thought it would be really fun to aanswer it.
MAKEUP:blush or bronzer?
Blush all the way! It is amazing! Even if  I had to choose it for the rest of my life, cause you can make bronzer with cocoa, and there sure is a blush with a bronzey tint.
lip gloss or lipstick?
I have no idea what I would choose long term. I used to be lipgloss obssesed, but know I am really into natural looking tinted lips! Hardest question ever!
eye liner or mascara?

I might be the wierdest person ever but I hate mascara! I wear it ocasionally, but other than that, eyeliner all the way!
foundation or concealer?

I have pretty nice skin, and on lazy days, I just wear concealer, but I would choose foundation jus in case.
neutral or color eye shadow?

Gold is what? Depending on my mood, but for long term, I would choose neutral.
pressed or loose eye shadows?

Loose ones are such a mess!
brushes or sponges?

How would you even use a sponge for eyeshdow???
NAILS:OPI or china glaze?
Opi just cause I've never used China Glaze.
Long or short?

Acrylic or natural?

Natural. Because it looks natural. :))
Brights or darks ?

Darks are so chick
Flower or no flower ?

Not a big fan of flowers, but big fan of nail art. No flower I guess.
BODY:perfume or body splash?
You can make body splash out of perfume, so why choose body splash?
lotion or body butter?

Either. Which one smells better
body wash or soap?

Body wash. Not so slippery.
lush or other bath company?

Other bath company. I adore the body shop!
FASHION:jeans or sweat pants?
I live in jeans
long sleeve of short?

Long, just because yu can scrunch it up. Does that mean short?
dresses or skirts?

Dresses. Flowy looks cuter
stripes or plaid?

I feel like plad is either too scene or either old lady. Navy stripes all the way!
flip flops or sandals?

Sandals. Much girlier
scarves or hats?

Hats look awful on me!
studs or dangly earrings?

Danfgly earrings simply dangle!
necklaces or bracelets?

Necklaces. I usually double them up as bracelets too!
heels or flats?

Flats at schoo, heels at special occasions, I would be too lazy to wear them every day!
cowboy boots or riding boots?

Riding boots.
jacket or hoodie?

Jackests are way more versitile
forever 21 or charlotte russe?

Tried neither, but forever 21 clothes look cool!
abercombie or Hollister?

saks 5th or nordstrom?

- (not from the USA)
HAIR:curly or straight?
Everyone wants what they don't have. Curly, cause my hair is annoingly straight and volumeless.
bun or ponytail?

lately bun.
bobby pins or butterfly clips?

bobby pins!
hair spray or gel ?

Scince my hair is medium to long, I don't need gel.
long or short ?

light or dark ?

light. golden blonde
side sweep bangs or full bangs?

I would look like and alien with full bangs! I had side swept, and I like longer bangs.
up or down ?

down, though I wear it more ofeten up.
Rain or shine?

Shine when outside, rain when inside.
Summer or winter?

We have winter six months a year, with temperatures of minus 30 sometimes! I LOVE SUMMER!
Fall or spring ?

Fall, I have this thing about spring, cause it's always exams, and you always wish summer to start.
Chocolate or vanilla ?

Vanilla everything. That includes perfumes, lotions and food!
East coast or west coast?

Eastt coast I really wanna visit NY!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Turn powder blush into cream blush!

My favourite beauty item of all time is blush. I love blush because it gives my face a beautiful colour, and I look pretty and radient. When you apply blush, the effect you want is a rosy, cute colour, just like you would have come out of the shower minutes ago. Cream blush gives a really glowy look, but it doesn't come in many variaties of colours, and good cheap ones are hard to find. My favourite trick (especially in the winter time) is to add just a touch of vaseline over already powdered cheeks. It has the same effect, plus in the harsh weather and constant wind, it helps you cheeks from getting dry.

I hope you like this quick trick, and with blush, less is always more!