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Holiday Beauty Tips for this Year’s Festivities

With holiday office parties, white elephant exchanges and events with our friends and families in the works, you’ll want to make sure you look your best in the upcoming months. Take a look at these holiday beauty tips to ensure you’re party ready.


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The holidays are a time to indulge, and when it’s comes to beauty, you’ll want to indulge in good skin care specialist in order to keep your skin in the best shape possible. Estheticians are specialized skin experts and can help evaluate your skin to determine your skin type. They can then tell you what types of products will help or cause damage, providing you valuable advice about what actually causes acne. An esthetician can determine how to best create a regular skincare regime that works with any particular skin ailments and medications a doctor has prescribed. Depending on your individual needs, estheticians can also perform customized facials to help those with dehydrated skin (from dry, winter weather, one too many cocktails and not enough water) rebalance their skin’s moisture balance. Most specialists will also tell you that in order to maintain a healthy performance it’s best to schedule an appointment every three months and when the season changes. Give yourself an early Christmas present and see a skilled esthetician to get clearer skin as soon as possible.



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If ever there were a time to get glam, Christmas season is it. Break out of your usual go-tos and try something a little bit different. Try applying a glitter liner (if you don’t have glitter liner on hand, you can also take a small brush and use a bit of gold eyeshadow) and apply it over your regular, black liner for an extra bit of holiday sparkle, or, consider finally giving that winged liner look a try. The classic, smoky eye is a great look for the holidays as well, and the good news is, it doesn’t have to be complicated. To create a quick-and-dirty smoky eye that looks as beautiful as it is effortless, wipe a cream shadow across your eyelids and under the bottom lashes… just one step and you’re set! Or, if you’re looking for a bit more shimmer, try using an illuminator or translucent, glimmering shadow on your eyelids and cheekbones for an iridescent glow. If all else fails, a bold, red lip is always a winner — just make sure to keep your eyes and cheeks understated.



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If you’re thinking of dressing up your hair for the holidays, consider trying a braided high pony. Simply start with blow drying it straight (no need to perfectly smooth) and then pull all of your hair into a high ponytail and begin a simple, three-strand braid. If you have bangs, you can use a flatiron to tame them backwards towards the ponytail and then pin, leaving a bit a volume. If a ponytail feels a bit gradeschool to you, a half-up, mini faux hawk may be just the thing to give your holiday look some edge. Using a bit of Big Sexy texturizing powder, create the “faux hawk” by separating the middle section that’s two to three inches wide at the top of the head. French braid the section so that it goes straight back, secure with bobby pins and then tousle. You can style the rest of your hair however you please: curly, straight or wavy, and then voila: instant holiday chic.



All that celebrating is hard work…and is equally hard on your body. Holiday foods are usually fairly salt and sugar laden, which unfortunately, can cause water retention, puffiness and dull-looking skin. In between all the party-going, it’s important to take some time to recalibrate your system. You’ll want to make sure to drink plenty of water and caffeine-free fluids, such as peppermint or ginger tea. If you’re unsure of just how much fluids you should be drinking a day, an easy measurement method is to multiply your weight in pounds by 60%, or two-thirds. If you’re suffering from some major under-eye swelling, go old-school and cut up a couple of chilled cucumbers. Place them gently on your eyes for 20 to 30 minutes and allow the cucumber’s anti-inflammatory properties to naturally calm those unwanted bags.

Use these beauty tips to your advantage and look your absolute best this holiday season.


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Beauty Products Expiry Online Calculator

Beauty Products Expiry Calculator
When I first started dabbing my toes into beauty, I kept buying and buying without realizing how important it is to keep track of all the product’s expiry date. As time goes by, I started doing research on how to read the codes on the products as not all products stated its manufacturing date or even expiry date on the bottle or box. I find it a bit dodgy that brands prefer to put some mysterious code that no one but only them will understand what it meant. Then I found Check Cosmetics. I first written a post on Check Cosmetics back in 2011. So this is like a newer version to the old post 😀

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Achieve The ‘Sculpted’ Look with LAKMÉ

Lakme Sculpt Event 1
Contouring or sculpting is weaving into the beauty trend rapidly with brands competing with each other by releasing contouring palette. What if I tell you that you do not need to run to the store to get a dedicated palette to achieve the ‘sculpted’ look? All you need is a few existing products and you are good to go!

LAKMÉ, the first cosmetic brand to introduce makeup to Indian woman in India since early 1952 and also one of the fast growing cosmetic brand in Malaysia recognises the sculpting beauty trend currently and held an event recently to share some of the makeup tips and introducing the LAKMÉ Absolute range of products.

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Mary Kay Into The Garden Color Compact for Spring 2016 + Halo Eye Makeup Tutorial

Mary Kay Into The Garden Color Compact 1
Did you notice all the pretty and cute collection for Spring 2016? The one I was not aware of until being told to Google for photos is none other than Mary Kay Into The Garden Color Compact, which I am going to talk about today.

For Spring 2016, Mary Kay is all about the inspiration captured from warm sunshine, fresh flowers, beautiful blooms and lush greens. Thus born the all-NEW Limited Edition Mary Kay® Into the Garden™ Collection. The entire collection is in collboration with fashion designer Patricia Bonaldi.

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Oscars Red Carpet Ready with Cate Blanchett

Red Carpet Ready With Cate Blanchett & Make-Up Artist, Jeanine Lobell

Oscars Red Carpet Ready with Cate Blanchett
Not only we spot Cate Blanchett looking absolutely stunning on the recent Oscars red carpet donning a Armani Prive feather and crystal trim dress, she was also looking radiantly beautiful. We went behind the scene with Cate’s makeup artist, Jeanine Lobell on how she prep Cate for the big day.

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The Best Concealer

The Best Concealer: And it’s your foundation!

We have all been through the pain of choosing the right foundation or foundation shade. Now that you’ve found your perfect foundation, what’s next? You find yourself in need to find a concealer shade for blemish or spot concealing to match the new foundation. So the hunt begins again. There is no such thing as perfect concealer shade that matches your foundation shade. Perhaps you are lucky, then yes. Otherwise mixing a two or more shade helps. Other than that, you keep praying 😀

The Best Concealer
I started using concealer just a shy two years ago where I only sleep for 4 hours. I have no issue with finding a concealer for my under eyes concealing as I always use a light shade to conceal and brighten at the same time. Yes I do the large triangle thingamajig on my under eyes 🙂 . Then I started to get cray cray over flawless foundation face and so I’m into spot concealing, except that mine wasn’t really spot (ain’t got patience for that!) but more of an “area” concealing. But let’s just call it blemish concealing 😛

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