"Feel Good, Look Good, Do Good."

That’s the new credo for #Dior’s brand new Diorskin Nude Air range, which combines skincare properties with ultra-light texture, and a healthy velvety second-skin glow.

The Serum Foundation (SG$88), Loose Powder ($88), and Healthy Glow Invisible Powder ($86) in the range will launch 1 April in Singapore.

Of all the volatile oil foundation formulas on the market currently, this is the sheerest and most natural-looking. More details in a full review as soon as I give everything a test-run!

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Thistle’s Skin Routine

This isn’t entirely witchcraft related but I thought I’d post it anyways because we all have skin so hey.

In the morning I rinse my face with warm water and apply honey to my face for 5 to 10 minutes. Honey is a great antiseptic and inflammatory which is perfect if you have any blemishes. It works as a cleanser and a toner and it smells great.  

Some mornings if my pores are especially clogged I’ll use this:

Or if I have a lot of dry skin I’ll use a scrub first like this:

I prefer St.Ives because the scrub has natural exfoliants, not plastic micro beads that are harmful to fish.

I have naturally dry skin so I try to moisturize daily. Rice water and oat water are both great for this. Rice water is acquired by rinsing rice before cooking. Rinse it then dump the water out and rinse again. This time save the water. Apply this to your face and pat dry. Oat water is similar, take a handful of PLAIN oats, run them under water, ring them out. Apply the runoff to your face and pat dry. 

If I don’t have time for either I usually use Lush Dream Cream in a tiny amount on my face.

At night I use a gentle makeup remover:

I like this because it is gentle enough to my skin but strong enough to take off all the makeup. And it foams up slightly but not too much. Also they don’t test anything on animals so I felt comfortable using it in my routine.

Thats basically it. Sometimes I do face masks with avocado but really aside from that this helps my combination skin stay clear, tight, and moisturized. 

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water Review!

What is it? (according to sephora.com) : A makeup primer spray that hydrates and revitalizes skin.

Get the benefits of priming, hydration, and sheer radiance with this all-in-one Photo Finish Primer Water. Free of silicone, alcohol, and oil, it’s packed with revitalizing electrolytes that work to reawaken skin and restore moisture. This enriched water instantly absorbs into skin for lasting hydration, leaving skin looking refreshed and ultrasoft while it locks in makeup.

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DIY Egg White Facial Mask

Egg white + Lemon (for oily skin)

Egg whites will reduces the sebum in your skin, shrink pores, and make your skin more firm. The lemon will brighten and exfoliate your skin. So this mask is good for acne prone skin, aging skin, sun spots/uneven tone.

What you need:

-1 egg
-Juice from half a lemon
(If the lemon is too strong you can always use less)

Steps:

1. Separate the yolk from the egg white
2. Mix up the egg white in a small container
3. Add the lemon juice to the container
4. Rub the mask on your face. Avoid your eyes, mouth, and dryer/sensitive areas
5. Leave the mask on for about 30 min or until it’s dried fully
6. Then rinse the mask off with water.
7. Moisturize your face with a moisturizer.

Also as the mask dries it will feel very tight and you won’t be able to move your face that well. That’s the egg white tightening your skin so don’t worry!

If you do not have a moisturizer use olive oil or the egg yolk to moisturize.
And if you do not want the lemon just leave it out and do those steps.

This mask was requested by an anon. It definitely works. After I rinse off the mask I immediately notice that my pores have disappeared and my skin is more firm. It’s almost like a natural face lift.

If there’s one thing I learnt, it is that after you hit the big 3-0, things start to slowly, imperceptibly, creep south.

Now I will hit 34 this year (gasp) and this is the age where topical skincare can’t do a whole lot to improve things like skin firmness and contours, but I’m still far from ready to go under the knife.

I’ve heard many celebs turn to Thermage for a quicker boost when they’re not ready to go under the knife, so I finally decided to try it a few months back. I admit I was skeptical because I (arrogantly) thought I wouldn’t have anything to improve. Seems I was wrong!

The results came slowly over a 2 month period so I didn’t even notice the change until I saw the pictures from the clinic. For me it’s mostly a tighter, more sculpted jawline, and fainter nasolabial lines by my nose.

Results vary depending on the individual of course, but if you’re in your 30s-50s or just curious to find out more about this anti-aging option and whether you should consider it in the near-future, I’ve got a full write-up with some basic info (how long can you expect a treatment to last, whether it hurts, etc), a run-through of my experience, and other things you should know, on http://blogger.makeup-box.com/2015/03/thermage-total-tip-30-experience-and.html!

“I originally studied to become a flight attendant and searched along with some other people for the job. That time was really great. My life had a particular goal. However, when I went to final interviews for a flight attendant position, I always saw the phrase ‘sorry’ on the last door. It was draining. However, while I was preparing to be a flight attendant I became really interested in makeup and skincare. Now I work as a manager for a makeup brand. The work I’m doing now is a lot of fun. I miss the days of preparing to be a flight attendant. But, the future? First I need to go forward, but I often don’t know where I’m heading.”

“원래 승무원이 되려고 공부도 했고, 다른 사람들하고 같이 취업 준비 했는데 그 때 참 좋았어요. 목표가 확실한 삶이었거든요. 하지만 승무원 채용 최종 인터뷰는 꽤 갔는데, 항상 마지막 문턱에서 ‘죄송합니다’ 문구를 봤어요. 힘이 확 빠졌죠. 근데 제가 승무원 준비하면서 화장품이나 피부관리 제품에 관심이 많아졌어요. 그러다가 지금은 아예 화장품 브랜드 매장의 관리직으로 일하는데 지금 하는 일도 너무 재밌어요. 승무원 준비 시절이 그립긴 하지만요. 미래요? 일단은 나아가지만 저도 어디로 가는 지 모를 때가 있어요” 

Skin Intern Ellie talks about one of her favourite citrus fruits – lemons!

When Life Gives You Lemons…

Did you know that lemons can be really good for our health? Drinking lemon water in the morning is not only a healthy alternative to coffee or added-sugar fruit juice, but it can help to boost your immune system and eliminate toxins too! Why not try cutting two slices of lemon and popping it into some fresh water in the morning? Or, if you fancy a cosy, warm drink instead, pop the slices into some hot water.

Lemon water in the morning can help to give you a refreshed, energised outlook on the day ahead. Plus, it contains Vitamin C too - a well-known natural stress reducer!

So when life gives you lemons…use them to your advantage!

Ellie x