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Thursday, 17 March 2016

EVERYDAY MAKEUP | SPRING EDITION


Hello, lovesydaixies! Today, I am sharing you my go-to makeup for spring.  I don't wear this everyday but these are what I use whenever I feel like putting makeup on. I am currently loving a dewey finish because I think it makes my skin look healthy and I tend to not overdraw and overfill my eyebrows; I just wanted a natural look.


 I have numbered the products so you know what I put on first.







I loved every product that I've used in this post especially the Maybelline Rocket Volume Waterproof Mascara asit actually hold the curls of my lashes.
This is an excuse to put selfies up! HAHA

I always get bad creasing, so if you know any good products to prevent creasing, please let me know. 


The Asian pose.

Top- Missguided



Thursday, 22 October 2015

LUSH HAUL | Review

Hello, everyone! I was going to post this haul last week but I decided  to wait another week so I can talk more about what I think of the products that I purchased. 

I got these products for 3 weeks now and I have to say, I'm amazed by these. 

So, the products that I purchased are:
  1. Tea Tree Water
  2. Eau Roma Water (100g)
  3. Cup O' Coffee 
  4. Coal Face Facial Soap

For more information about these products, please click the hyperlinks above. You can also shop it from there.

I love LUSH Cosmetics because they fight against animal testing and their products are handmade. I've been to two LUSH outlets and all their staff is excellent and helpful. No, this is not a sponsored post and the reviews that I will be saying later in this post are my own.

The first thing that I am going to talk about is the Tea Tree Water. I got the 250g and I can't even remember how much this one cost. It's probably around £14+. This product is great and I've been using it every night since I got it. This claims to help keep away the spots because it is an "antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial". It does the job! My skin has been clear since I started using it. 




The next product that I'm going to talk about is the Eau Roma Water. I only got the 100g one and this is only £4.50. The scent of this one is better than the Tea Tree one because this contains rose and lavender water. I love this product as well and I spritz this on my face every morning before applying my moisturiser. I usually leave it to dry by itself but when I'm in a rush, I spritz the product on the cotton pad and apply it on my face. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed!

Cup O' Coffee 


Cup O'Coffee is probably the best exfoliating mask that I've ever used. It is combined with roasted cocoa extract, vetivert and coriander oil. This is only £12.25 (350g) I use it both on my face and body. I started using this over the summer. When I first used it on my face, I didn't really like it because the smell was too strong so mainly used it on my body. I still have half of the tub at home. Now that I'm in Uni, I repurchased it because I love it that much. I also started using it on my face now and my skin is loving it. It has coffee grounds which is really good for exfoliating. I use it 2-3 times a week on both my face and body. The bad thing about this product is that it leaves the shower and sink dirty!




Lastly, the Coalface. This soap is amazing! I don't use it everyday because it leaves my face dry after washing  my face (it claims to absorb oil, duh). I don't really give a big fuss about it because I use moisturiser anyway. Plus, it is gentle on my skin. I probably just use this 2-4 times a week. You can also use it on your body, too. I haven't tried using it on my body but I will at some point. This one has shimmery stuff in it which I think is cute. It doesn't have the candy scent that I want in soap but the result is good so I can't complain anything about it.


What is your favourite LUSH product? Let me know in the comment section below. :)

TAKE CARE 
xoxo,
Xyza 

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Everyday Makeup Look | Autumn Edition

Tis' the season to look vampy!
Hello, everyone! Hope you're having a good week so far. Today's post is all about my autumn/fall everyday makeup look. When I say everyday, I mean, the days where I feel like exerting effort and trying to look cute. I don't really wear make up everything because ain't nobody got time for that + it's not good for your skin. 

So, below are the products that I use on a "daily" basis.
M.A.C Prep + Prime
M.A.C Mineralize Skin Finish (Medium Dark)
Sleek Contouring and Blush Palette (Medium)
Revlon Rose Glow (Eclat Rose 020)
M.A.C Eye brows Crayon (Stud)
Maybelline Brow Drama (Medium Brown)
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
Nivea Lip Butter (Blueberry Blush)
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer (304 Eclipse) 



Here are the steps on how I achieve my "Daily" look. It's pretty easy and it just usually takes me 13-15 minutes to do it. So if you're in a rush, this makeup look is handy for you! 


1
 After toning and moisturising my face, I spritz the M.A.C Prep + Prime on my face and I try do it evenly as possible. But let's be realistic, I spray more on some other areas of my face. 

2
I then apply the Nivea Lip Butter on my lips to moisturise it.

3
When my face is all dry, I then use the Real Techniques expert face brush to apply the powder on my face in circular motions. I always make sure that the powder is applied evenly on my face. This powder gives the slightest coverage but it works for me!

4
I then contour my face after to give it a bit of definition because my face structure is too round. I use Real Techniques blush brush to do this. I use the Matte powder from the palette for this.

5
I then apply a tiny amount of blush on the apples of my cheeks using the Revlon Rose Glow blush. This gives highlight which makes my skin look glowing.

6
I then move to my eyebrows using the M.A.C eyebrow crayon in Stud. I just lightly fill and redefine my eyebrows a bit since it's a bit thick.

7
I then apply Maybelline's brow gel in Medium Brown to set my eyebrows in place.

8
Curling my lashes makes a difference, so I do that. To set the curl, I use Benefit roller lash mascara. I usually put 1 or two coats.

9
Lastly, which is the fun part; I then apply the Rimmel Apocalips and use my ring finger to distribute it on my lips. This way it the lip lacquer looks matte. I then build it up to make the colour more opaque. 

So, that's it. My simple autumn everyday makeup look in 9 easy steps! Hope you enjoyed reading this post.

As some of you might know, I'm already back in university and these photos were taken back home so you can see the fuchsia study lamp on the background! Haha. I will be uploading my room details sometime soon so stay tuned.



TAKE CARE 
xoxo,
Xyza 

Monday, 13 April 2015

Night Time Skin Care Routine | Spring Edition





Hello, lovesydaixies! I'm back with another blogpost. It's been ages since I did a skin care routine. This skin care, as what you've read from the title is a spring edition. I have a combination skin which means that in some areas my skin is dry and sensitive while it's oily on my T-zone. Without going any further, here goes my routine.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Spring Nails | Arizona Inspired




Hello, lovesydaixies! It's been forever since I posted a proper blog post. By proper, I mean, a post where I actually made an effort into it. Anyway, spring is just around the corner so, the beautiful Elsy and I decided to make a collaboration to do spring stuff. I am doing nail-art (obviously) and Elsy did spring makeup tutorial which was catwalk inspired on her blog.  

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Real Techniques Foundation Brush and Expert Face Brush

 
Hello, everyone! So today my parents went food shopping in ASDA and I got bored so I decided to go to Boots because it was just right beside ASDA and I picked up 2 Real Techniques brushes. I already have the Powder & Blush Brush and because they are really good, I wanted to purchase other RT Brushes. I was actually going to buy the Core Collection one but I only had £20 so I picked the Foundation Brush and Face Expert Brush instead.
Later that day, I went to the Airport to pick up my brother from Italy so I tried the brushes and I absolutely love it! The expert face brush is really good for blending your foundations. You should definitely try it. These are only £9.99 each which are very affordable.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Below are the photos of me with make-up on using the brushes.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Take care.
xoxo, Xyza

Friday, 24 January 2014

♥ Night Time Skin Care Routine ♥

 
Hello, everyone! :) Today, I decided to post my night time routine. I have dry and sensitive skin and the products that I use are drugstore products. 
 
 

The first thing that I do before going to bed is to remove my make-up using the L'Oreal Skin Perfection Nourishing wipes. I have been using this for ages and it is my all time favourite. It also smells so good!
 
 
 
 
I then use the Avon conditioning eye make up remover to remove my eye make-up.
 
 
 
After that, I wash my face with warm water  and I use NIVEA Gentle Cream Wash to remove extra make-up. I then splash my face with cold water to close the pores.
 
 
I then use my Simple kind to skin facial toner. This removes the excess makeup that is left on my face and also closes the pores. I also apply this to my neck area in up and down motion. I have to admit I really love this product. I have been using it all the time. It's really good because it has no alcohol in it.
 
 
Lastly, I apply my Simple kind to skin Night Cream to moisturise my face and to help restore and replenish my skin throughout the night. This contains 2 Vitamins and 4 skin-loving ingredients.
 
 
 
 Take care.
xoxo, Xyza
 

Friday, 6 December 2013

♥ Red ♥

Hello, beautiful ladies! :) Red symbolises fierce or anger but for me, red also symbolises Christmas! Ohh, it's the most wonderful time of the year :)  I don't know what to post so I decided to put-on make up, do my nails and take photos. This is just a simple eye-makeup look and shocked by red lipstick.  I was inspired to do this because we just put up our Christmas tree and I feel Christmassy so I decided to do this and I think this look is perfect with black dress :)

 
I used Next Cashmere Eyeshadow Palette and the Smokey Eyeshadow Palette by H&M. For eyebrows, I used the matte dark brown colour from H&M 36x palette and Avon Superextend Extreme Mascara in the shade black.
 
 
 
 
For my lips, I decided to Line it with MUA Lip liner and Avon lipstick.
 I know, I don't have the longest nose but, hey, at least I have a nose and I am thankful for it because with it I am able to breathe.
 
 
For my nails, I also decided to paint it red. I used Avon and Deborah Lippmann. I forgot to take a photo of it but I might do a nail tutorial so you might see it :) Comment down below if you want me to do one.
 

 
And then, the overall look. Hashtag selfie. I'm just actually wearing a pink vest :p Below are some of the products that I used in this look.
 

 
 Maxfactor Powder in the shade Nouveau Beige.
 

Avon Lipstick and Eye primer.
 


Avon Eye liner in the shade Pitch black and MUA lip liner in the shade Red Drama.
 

 
Thanks for visiting my blog and reading this. Please comment down below if you want to see a nail tutorial or if you want to see OOTD. Have a lovely weekend :)
 
 
 
 
Take care.
xoxo, Xyza 

 
 

Saturday, 9 November 2013

♥ Mini Haul ♥

So, yesterday I went to Superdrug to buy the Rimmel Translucent Powder because I've heard good reviews about it and it's Tanya Burr's favourite powder. And guess, what? I ended up picking other items, so I thought I'd share it with you guys! :) These are all drugstore products.



 

The first thing I picked up was the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. This is in the shade 001 Translucent. This is only £3.99!

 
 
 
I never use face primer because I don't usually wear make-up but I  picked up the Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro Primer anyways. I haven't tried this one yet but I'm excited as it says 5 in 1 results. It's 30 ml so it's like the same amount of the normal foundation bottles.
 
 
 
I ran out of blusher so I picked one and it is the L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Blush. I got really excited when I saw this coz I've never seen any BB Blush before. Haha! It is 15 ml and it's in the shade Universal Rosy Blush. This is only £7.99.
 
 
I really want to have a mascara collection! If there's only one makeup I could wear, it would be mascara. However, I don't really use it often as I couldn't be bothered taking them off. Lazy me! Anyways, I picked up one and it's Maybelline the Colossal Volume Express Cat Eyes Mascara. I've tried this on already and I absolutely love it! This one is only £6.99 and it's 9.5 ml. I actually forgot to include this in the first photo because I separated it with my other mascaras.
 
 
 
 
 
The brush is really cool. It makes your lashes longer and fuller and it flares out the corner lashes.
 
 
Last time I went shopping, I saw the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge but didn't but it because I don't usually use sponge. But, I got it yesterday and can't wait to try it. It's only £4.99 which is cheap compared to the Models Own one.
 
 
It's an oval with a cut out at the top so I would say it's an oval wedge. Haha! I know it's not a word but I'm not good in describing things.
 
 
Being fascinated by sponges, I also picked up the Cosmopolitan Beauty Expert. It's only £4.99 so, why not try?

 
Again, I don't know how to explain the shape of this bit here's the close up.
 
 
Lastly, I picked up hair products. I just bleached my hair about a month ago and re-bleached it last Wednesday 30th October. I know it was a bad idea but I did it anyways. So now, I feel sorry for the ends of my hair. It's not totally damaged but the texture feels different than my usual hair. I am a TRESemme fan, so I picked up some products.  These are the TRESemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protect Hairspray and TRESemme Keratin Deep Treatment Masque.
 
 
That's it guys. Hope you enjoyed reading this post. Happy Sabbath and have a lovely weekend! :)
 
 
Take care.
xoxo, Xyza
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