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Kaya Skin Clinic – Acne Treatment 

If you’ve been following me, then you would know that I’m someone who has been suffering from ACNE  all my life. With that being said there is no treatment ( except Accutane) that I have not tried. And there hasn’t been any treatment that has truly worked for me. I’ve done it all.

I decided to go to kaya and try their acne solution treatment solution. I was asked to come in and meet the doctor as he would analyse my skin and then decide what would be apt for me.

The doctor that I met was Dr. Wael Aboudiab. Upon analyzing my skin, he decided to put me on an  hydro cortisone cream for 10 days . I’m currently on day 7 and I can say that my redness has reduced by a lot and I mean a lot.

I have my next schedule on the 11th and that is when depending on the condition of my skin, he would decide the appropriate procedure for me.

As I’m a feeding mother, I had to make sure that the procedure  and creams that would be prescribed to me would be friendly for a lactating mother. And they are. Dr. Wael prescribed me Locoid cream

A little background on my skin, my acne is usually around my t zone and on my cheeks. But after delivery I’ve started to get acne around my mouth as well. Dr. Wael, did say that my acne is hormonal, with that being said, the cream that he prescribed ( Locoid cream) has really helped me with my redness atleast. But again this is just the first step. Lets hope that this treatment doesn’t disappoint me like all the other treatments in the past. ( As a note, i do feel positive about this treatment )

 

For some one who is curious what Locoid is,

Locoid cream is a topical corticosteroid. It works by reducing skin inflammation. Find more about the cream here

Locoid cream
Locoid cream

 

To book an appointment with Kaya skin clinic, click here 

 

Note: I was approached by kaya skin clinic to review their treatment. In no way will that affect my review. I will give my 100% honest review

Reduce Pores Naturally

Home remedies for Open pores

Open and Large pores are everyone’s concerns and Im no exception. Open pores is one of my biggest skin insecurity  ( apart fro my Acne). Over the yeas  through trial and error I’ve found something that  works well in reducing the “appearance” of my pores.

These are something that we all know, but we forget to implement in our lives. It could be either because we are too buys with our lives or we simply chose to over look it. We can find these indigents in our kitchen. Natural  remedies may be slow but they sure do get the job done .

I’ve been using these for about 5 months now ( on and off and I see a huge difference in my pores). The problem with me is that when ever I see a difference I get complacent. ( I know I know .. I shouldn’t .. But I DO)

So, here it is

1. Ice cubes –

Every night after washing your face and before applying your toner, rub 1 ice cube all over your face and pat dry

2. Apple cider vinegar
  1. Mix equal amounts of organic apple cider vinegar and water.
  2. Soak a cotton ball in the solution and apply it to your face.
  3. Leave it to dry off naturally
  4. For best results, use this remedy every night after cleansing your face. Follow up with a light moisturizer. You will notice improvement within a few weeks.
3. Egg whites

Simply whisk an egg white and spread it evenly on your face. Allow it to dry completely, and then rinse it off.

 

Home remedies for open pores
Home remedies for open pores

 

Huda Beauty Mink lashes in Naomi and samantha

Motives cosmetics

So I had the privilege to attend the huda beauty master class which was conducted last week.

In the goodie bag there were her full set of lashes and one pair of mink lashes. I got the naomi mink lashe, which I think are amamzing for my eye shape. Along with her lashes we all got her glue and one box of her nails. Nails review will come later .

Also in the goodie bag we got the motives eye shadow palette.

So I created this look using the motives eye shadow palette in beauty weapon palette

 

huda beauty naiomi and samantha
huda beauty naiomi and samantha
huda beauty naiomi and samantha
huda beauty naiomi and samantha

 

HUDA BEAUTY MASTER CLASS

I’m superrr excited to write this post. I had the privilege to attend the Huda Beauty master class. It was such an amazing class. As a secret (well not sooo much of a secret now..lol) I have been stalking Huda beauty on Instagram for a while now.So when she announced that she was having a master class, I jumped out of excitement and decided that I needed to be there.

The class was soo much fun , where in the first half she beautified a beautiful Nina ali, aka Lipstick mommy on instagram . You can find her on instagram. She dint hold back when it came to sharing all her beauty secrets. We kept bombarding her withhh sooo manyy questions and she kept answering them without any hitch.

 

So the session started out huda demonstrating makeup on Nina, which I think went on for about 3 hours with breaks in between. We kept asking her doubts  in between and that is why it took her 3 long hours to complete. But the final result was flawless. I cannot divulge much, as I think it would be unfair to huda.

 

But it can I say one thing, if and ever she decides to have another master class I surely will go for it . And you must too.

 

 

 

 

Huda beauty master class
Huda beauty master class

Here is what was in the goodie bag. It was such a generous goodie bag.

 

 

 Huda beauty master class goodie bag
Huda beauty master class goodie bag

Beginners guide to contouring and highlighting

I decided to do a picture showing where one would normally contour and highlight. Bear in mind that this is just a general guideline of where to contour and highlight. It will definitely change for everybody

Think if contouring and highlighting as shading . The areas that you would want to “hide” you would contour and the areas that you would want to “bring out” you would highlight.
Easy?

So one would essentially

Contour

1. The forehead
2. The sides of the nose
3. Jawline
4. Temples
5. Cheeks *you will know where to contour on your cheek by making a fish face*

Highlight

1. Down the brdge of the nose
2. Cupids bow
3. Center of the forehead
4. Cheekbone
5. Above the Jawline

Easy ?

 

I’ve done an in depth video on contouring and highlighting. Feel free to check it out .

Beginners guide to contouring and highlighting
Beginners guide to contouring and highlighting

 

 

 

DIOR STAR FOUNDATION

So I’ve been following the gorgeous HUDABEAUTY for really  long time and I’ve always always seen her rave about the DIOR STAR Foundation. I decided to take the leap of faith and I purchased the DIOR STAR Foundation 040, which is a little too dark for me. I would be fine for me before  my delivery , but after my delivery I hardly ever go out in the sun and I’ve lost my color so to say. The foundation as such is a charm. It goes on super easy and it lasted me for almost 6 hours without having to powder. If you guys know me then you would know that I’m a grease ball. This foundation did a pretty good job at keeping me less oily.

So here is what I did, I used the grafotiban warm palette to highlight and contour. I blended that using a damp beauty blender and on top of that to make sure everything was seamless, I used the DIOR STAR Foundation with a stippling brush.

 

Purchase the DIOR FOUNDATION HERE 

GRFTOBIAN WARM PALETTE 2 HERE 

On my lips I have NYX soft matter lip cream in Antwerp

 

Dior star foundation 040
Dior star foundation 040
Graftobian Warm Palette 2
Graftobian Warm Palette 2
Dior star foundation
Dior foundation
Dior star foundation 040
Dior star 040

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Plush Shadow  (208  The Vamp)

 

 

So I’ve had this palette for a while now and honestly Ive hardly ever used this palette. I wonder why ? That being said I created a fun look using this palette. Along with NYX black eye shadow and a little bit of Inglot body  glitter

 

This retails at USD 59,

Purchase Marc Jacobs eye shadow here 

NYX Matte black eye shadow here 

Inglot Face and body glitter here

Marc Jacobs eye- con eyeshadow The Vamp
Marc Jacobs eye- con eyeshadow The Vamp

 

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Plush Shadow  (208  The Vamp)

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Plush Shadow  (208  The Vamp) - samiksha danish
Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Plush Shadow (208 The Vamp) – samiksha danish

 

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Plush Shadow  (208  The Vamp)

Helllooo my munchki , I’m finalllyy back with a makeup tutorial. *phew*. Its been sooo long since I filmed my last video. I decided to create this look using the Lorac Pro palette 1. Its a really simple look to achieve. Hope you guy like this video

 

Elegant Date night makeup look
Elegant Date night makeup look
Elegant Date night makeup look
Elegant Date night makeup look
Elegant Date night makeup look
Elegant Date night makeup look
Elegant Date night makeup look
Elegant Date night makeup look
Elegant Date night makeup look
Elegant Date night makeup look

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Elegant Date night makeup look
Elegant Date night makeup look

 

 

Products used

Foundation MAC Full coverage foundation NC 30

http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/158/394/Products/Face/Foundation/Full-Coverage-Foundation/index.tmpl

Powder MAc studio fix powder in Nc 40
http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/158/251/Products/Face/Foundation/Studio-Fix-Powder-Plus-Foundation/index.tmpl

Eyeliner – Schwing by the balm cosmetics
Schwing® — Black Liquid Eyeliner

Blush- Argyle by the balm
http://www.thebalm.com/instain.html

Eyeshadow palette Lorac Pro Palette 1
http://www.loraccosmetics.com/make-up_pro-palette.html

Inglot pure pigment eyeshadow in 22
http://inglotcosmetics.com/22.amc.pure.pigment.eye.shadow/product/17313

Inglot duralie

https://www.inglotusa.com/duraline-912

Lorac Pro Palette
Lorac Pro Palette

 

Kat von d Lock it tattoo and L’Oreal true match

 

Its been sooo long since I posted anything on my website . Well for starters I’m a full time mom and in all honesty I haven’t found any time .

I may not have much time to record videos, but I certainly do have time to try out products. I have always had a tough time finding the right foundation for me ( in terms of color matching ). But NOT ANYMORE. I have found the perfect mix of foundations that work great for me .

A little back ground about my color, I’m a mix of MAC NC30 and NC 35 in studio fix fluid which makes finding the right shade a little hard for me .

I came across KAT VON D Lock it Tattoo foundation while I was pregnant and I ended up buying the shade medium 54 in the hope that it would match. But But But, It was at least 2 shades dark for me .

As usual I ended up forgetting about it .

Fast forward to date . I bought the Loreal True match in the shade w3, which was 2 shades lighter for me and I suddenly had a light bulb moment where I thought about mixing the two foundations. To my surprise it was a perfect blend .

You can see in the picture below what Im taking about

 

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Kat von d Lock it tattoo and L'Oreal true match
Kat von d Lock it tattoo and L’Oreal true match