THE REASONS WHY YOU MUST CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES ALWAYS

Every time I write makeup blogs, I always say, “to get the perfect or flawless makeup, you do not have to have the most expensive makeup BUT the right tools or makeup brushes”. What I mean is this; the right tools / make up brushes help you get flawless makeup finish and not the makeup itself.

While it is important to use the “best” tools to apply your make up, it is more important to care for the tools you use for your makeup application. WHY?

 

HAIR CARE TIPS :::: HOW TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO YOUR EDGES

Someone once wrote, if it puts some pressure on your hair line / edges, it is not worth it. What this means is….. if their is any hair style you wear that could damage your edges, stay clear of it or them. In my honest and humble opinion, this is the wisest thing to do for your hair’s sake.

 

Its just hair you may say. I know but once the hair follicle on your edges or hair line is damaged, they never grow back. Did you know that?

 

Today, I bring you few TIPS on HOW to prevent damage to your edges

 

REVIEW OF THE REAL TECHNIQUES CORE COLLECTION BRUSHES (#AskMJ)

Hi Mj, Can you please do a review of brushes that are durable and affordable. XO………”A”

 

I was sent a request to help look for a set of make up brushes that are affordable but can stand the test of time. And like I always say, getting flawless make up is not about how expensive your products (make up) are BUT how well you can apply your make up + the tools you use.

 

4 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE TRYING OUT OR BUYING A NEW FOUNDATION

Whether subtle make up or dramatic one, good “foundation” is the back bone of any kind of make up. To get that flawless looking skin even if you don’t have one, you need a foundation.

However, it is not just enough to get a foundation, the KEY thing to consider when choosing a foundation is if the foundation actually matches your skin tone or would cover the multitude of sin of acne or spots we are trying to cover up……

 

CANTU SHEA BUTTER REVIEW (This is giving my natural hair some loving at the moment)

I have been gently transitioning into natural hair for some time now. When I say transitioning, I mean I decided not to have a big chop; I am gently trimming my textured hair (relaxed hair or chemically straightened hair) off as my natural hair continues to grow.

Since I have been transitioning, I decided not to buy any hair products until I did a thorough research. After researching and doing some reading too, I decided to try out the “Cantu Shea Butter” hair products.  Today, I bring you my findings, it is been good………

 

ASK MJ ::: WHY DO DARK SKIN TONE NEED TO WEAR SPF (sun protection factor)?

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I am currently having a round of style master class. In these classes, I have a Google hangout with women from different parts of the world and I help them discover their style, what works for their life style and personal style etc, and skin care.

Skin care is a bonus for the master class and every time we get to skin care, all the women (mostly women of colour) ask the same question which is why do dark skin tone need sun protection factor?

Sun protection factor is not limited to people with fair skin only (Caucasians or White). Everyone needs SPF in their skin care regimen and daily too. Why?

 

THE PERFECT AUTUMN / WINTER FOUNDATION ROUTINE (Dewy & Flawless)

In the colder months like November, December and January, the skin feels really dry or drier than normal. In these months, your make up lasts longer because their is little or no sun. Basically you do not sweat so much because there is less heat. To get that dewy and flawless skin for the season, no negotiations, you have to moisturise, moisturise and moisturise, if not your skin becomes drier. Your lips need moisture too.

 

How to Get Flawless and Well Hydrated Skin HERE  &  HOW to Achieve Smooth, Silky and well Moisturised Lips HERE

 

OCTOBER BLOGS IN REVIEW & MOTIVATION FOR MONDAY

 
Here in Ireland, it is a bank holiday today. I believe it is the same in other parts of the world that celebrate “Halloween”. Although it is a bank holiday, someone like myself and many other online Entrepreneurs (Bloggers, Vloggers, Writers, Coaches etc) have to work. It is interesting when you live a lap top life because there is always something to do 🙂

Furthermore, even though I have to work, working today is one of those things I consider IMPORTANT BUT NOT URGENT! What do I mean? I will tell you that on Motivation for Monday, please stay with me.

 

HIGHLY REQUESTED ::: MY PERFECT NUDE LIPSTICK COMBINATION (Also seen on Michelle Obama)

Today’s post was inspired by Michelle Obama’s look at her final state dinner. Michelle rocked a gorgeous golden Versace dress which looked super elegant and perfect for the occasion. The dress was not just perfect, her hair and make up were also on point. She had on this gorgeous golden lip gloss and I thought wow, perfect!

So today, I bring you a highly requested “nude lip combination” I love to wear. I just had to film this one because of Mrs Obama. Thanks Michelle.

 

DIY ::: 2 HOME MADE RECIPES FOR EXFOLIATING YOUR LIPS (Get Soft Lips in 2-minutes)

It is a DIY (do it yourself) kind of day today! On this post, you will learn how to get soft, smooth and silky lips with my tested and trusted homemade recipes for exfoliating your lips.

But first, recently, I wrote a blog on LIP THERAPY. That post is all about everything you need to know about the do’s and don’ts of the lips. If you missed it, you may want to check it out because today’s post is like a continuation of that post.

 

HOW TO GET “UN-READY” OR CARE FOR YOUR SKIN ON A LAZY NIGHT

Sometimes, you come back home really tired after a long day and can’t be bothered about your strict night routine of face washing, clarifying or toning and moisturising and all the good stuff you do in the night to pamper your skin. All you want to do is get in your pyjamas and go straight to bed. This is called the lazy night.

So what do you do on a lazy night? In this blog, I will share with you HOW to care for your skin on a lazy night. 

 

LIP THERAPY :: HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR LIPS AT NO COST

Dry, cracked and un-moisturised lips don’t look great, let’s be honest. Today, I will share with you HOW to care for your lips at no cost. There are things you have in your home already that work magic on the lips. Stay with me as I share that with you quickly……..

By the way, it is important to care for your lips as much as you care for your skin. Your lips are an important part of your body!

 

PRODUCT REVIEW ::: CLINIQUE PREP-START 2 in 1 EXFOLIATING CLEANSER

Pay attention to you skin is my word of wisdom when it comes to beauty. Today, I bring you a review of the “Clinique’s Prep-Start 2 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser“.  I am doing the review because I have been using the product for a while and it is doing great things to my skin. Since it is that good, I thought to share it with you too. If you are looking for a product that will exfoliate and cleanse your skin without leaving your skin dry and tight, here’s a product you want to know about.

 

HOW TO ::: High Bun In 2 MINUTES With Marley Hair Extension on Natural Hair (no gel used)

Today, I will be sharing with you how to do a quick 2 minute bun with “Marley hair” on natural hair. Before I share that with you, I want to say a massive thank you to all of you on your kind comment on my post on Going Kinky? What to Know before going Natural. If you missed that post, please go ahead and read it as I shared reasons WHY I decided to go natural and what to know before going natural.

And now let’s see that 2-minute high bun tutorial with Marley hair……

 

HOW TO APPLY BLUSH CORRECTLY

Make up for me isn’t great without a good blush. Blush adds a nice radiance to the cheek and a lovely accentuation to the face. Not only those two, a nice flush of blush on the face gives a healthy and youthful looking face.

Wearing blush is one thing and wearing it really well is another. So as not to look like a clown, it is super important to wear the appropriate amount of blush and to blend it well. How do you wear your blush? I will show you in a minute…..

 

WAYS TO MAKE YOUR PERFUME LAST LONGER

Where should one use perfume a young woman asked? Wherever one wants to be kissed…..Coco Chanel.

Perfumes are formulated with different ingredients / base notes from roses to Vanilla to cotton etc. They also come in different packaging and price point. There are thousands of them and more are being released into the market everyday.

Are perfumes all about how much you paid for them or what you know on how to make your perfume last longer when you wear them? Here’s a few ways to make your perfume last longer…..

 

HOW TO ACHIEVE A FLAWLESS SKIN & LOOK LIKE YOU HAVE NO MAKE UP ON

I love a full face of make up that looks almost like I am not wearing any make up. I have mastered this art by repeatedly doing my own make up and other people’s make up too. If you look at the photo at the top very well, you will notice that I have my brows done (intense because make up is neutral) eye make up done, contour done, blush done, lashes done and nude lips done. That is a full face of make up that looks like I wasn’t wearing so much. The photo is not photoshopped / altered, that is my real face!