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April 24, 2016

How to Make Your Skin Glow in Minutes - Express Facial

Nothing makes you feel as confident as having healthy, glowing, radiant skin. Beautiful and clear skin makes you look younger and feel healthier no matter what your age. In this video I will show you how you can achieve a glowing skin in less than 10 minutes. This is great express facial at home for the last minute events, such as dates, job interviews etc. where you don't have much time to spend on pampering your skin. 

 Exfoliator of your choice 
Lukewarm water and sponges to remove exfoliator 
Thick face face cream of you choice 
Clean face wash cloth 
Shower cap 

Apply an exfoliator of your choice to the already clean face - my favorite exfoliator at the moment is Indeed Labs Facial Powdered Exfoliator

Remove the exofliator with warm water and sponges, if you don't have any, plain face washcloth will do the trick too.

Pat dry your face gently using a face towel or paper tissues.

Apply a thick layer of face cream of your choice - I like to use very thick creams and oils such as Elisabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream, Coconut Oil or plain ol' good Vaseline for this purpose.

Hold a clean washcloth under hot running water for few minutes until the cloth is piping hot. If you don't have running hot water then just simply dampen the washcloth and and microwave it for 1 minute. Be careful not to burn yourself as the cloth might be really hot.

 Apply the hot washcloth to your face and cover your face with a shower cap. I know this is not an attractive look, but this will help look in the moisture in to your skin.

 STEP 7 
Lay back and relax for 3-5 minutes.

 STEP 8 
 Remove the washcloth and the shower cap and your skin should feel soft to touch and look super moisturized. You are welcome, you can thank me in the comments!

 xxx Marina

April 17, 2016

Best under-eye concealer and brightener you must try

When you are tired the colour drains from your face making you appear more sallow, grey with dark circles around your eyes. Here are my top five under eyes concealer that will give you instantly the wide awake look and will give you a younger and fresher appearance.

When you are tired the colour drains from your face making you appear more sallow, grey with dark circles around your eyes. Using an under eyer brightener will give you instantly a wide awake look and  a younger and fresher appearance.

 Always apply eye cream first and let it completely sink in to your skin. Follow with your foundation of your choice and the rest of your makeup and then apply the under eyes concealer as a finishing touch.

 Charlotte Tilburry - The Retoucher 
 This is my favorite under eye concealer at the moment - the coverage is excellent - it does an absolutely amazing job covering under-eye circles and just lightening up that whole area. This is god send for these days where you I don't get much sleep. Texture of the concealer is quite thick but yet smooth. It blends well and doesn't settle into the small creases near my eyes.

Gyvenchy Mister Light Instant Corrective Pen 
This concealer is thick but creamy and conceals and brightens the under eye area at the same time. Another bonus is that the pen lasts quite a long time as you only need a tiniest amount as its quite pigmented and if use to much of It can get a little cakey.

 Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Highlighting Pen 
 The multi award-winning cult beauty classic loved by celebrities, supermodels and make-up artists everywhere is also one of my favorites highlighters and under eye brighteners.Many people confuse this one as concealer - which is clearly not - if you would apply it over a blemish it will only highlight the problem area. Also if you have very dark under eyes circles - you will need to use corrector and concealer first.

 NARS Radiant Cream Concealer 
It's very creamy and it doesn't accentuate my lines and it also works great as a highlighter.It dries quite fast so you have to blend the concealer in very quickly. I would suggest this concealer to anyone looking for something with high coverage that doesn't feel thick or heavy.

 Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
 if you are no tight on a budget than I highly recommend the Rimmel Wake me up Concealer. This one is almost idenitical to the NARS Radiant Concealer. This concealer covers my dark circles perfectly and really gives me wide awake look. And again if you have very dark under eyes circles - you will need to use corrector and concealer first as it won't cover these.

 I generally don't use powder as I don't like it the powdery look - it just emphasizes my lines but If your under eye area gets very greasy you should set your concealer with a light dusting of powder. I like the to use the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for under eyes with a Smashbox Fan brush.

xxx Marina 

March 30, 2016

Micro needling - Best treatment of wrinkles, dark under eye circles and pigmentation marks

Micro needling is the best treatment fro wrinkles,  fine lines dark and deep set  under eye circles and pigmentation marks I have found to date. I was sceptical for a long time about the derma roller and was very reluctant to try the treatment - now my only regret is that I didn't try it earlier. I think this is the least expensive treatment that I have tried and it give me the results I never imagined possible.

My dark under eyes circles disappeared, the pigmentation from sun damage is hardly noticeable - you can't imagine the amount of products I've tried to get rid of sun damage, and my fine lines are hardly noticeable.

 If you are still in two minds if you should try the derma roller or not, I would say go for it, you will not regret it. You can use the dermo roller  to treat strech marks, fine lines, wrinkles, scars and uneven skin tone.

The only sensation you will experience will be slight prickling and after the treatment you will burn similar to mild sun burn. In this video I will demonstrate how I use the dermo roller. One caution though, please do not force the roller into skin, always use mild even pressure.  I am using the 0.5 mm derma roller and I would suggest you start out with the same. If you have very sensitive skin, then I would suggest you use the 0.25 mm roller.

After the treatment I apply Hyaloronic Acid and follow with a mixture of rich creams such as Elisabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream, Weleda Skin Food and Bepanthen  Baby Cream.

 I use the dermo roller together with a red LED mask  once a week and these two work like a charm - best anti ageing treatment ever. The results in the video are after 1 month use of the derma roller - I used it 4 time so far - I can't wait what other results I will get going forward using this little gem.

 The dermo roller and the LED Mask are available from Amazon. 

The dermo roller is not suitable for following skin conditions: 
Raised Moles 

 Let me know in the comments if you have tried the derma roller yourself and what experience did you have with it -  I am always eager to pick up new tips and tricks :)

 xxx Marina

February 07, 2016

First Date Makeup for the over 30's

On your first date with your new hung you certainly want to look your best - unless you don't want to impress the guy, then I suggest you skin the makeup all together or even don't even bother to go on date in the first place - but that's another blog post. When you reach your 30s the first sign on ageing start to show - fine lines, crows feet, marionette lines, lions wrinkles a do I need to go on??? Ah the joys of getting older.

 For the first date I suggest you wear very light natural makeup as you don't want to look like you are trying to hard and also wearing more makeup will make you look older. If I want to make model look older I always use more makeup and matte powder on them. And men generally don't like women who wear tons of makeup - one of my male friends told me once that he didn't go on second date with a girl because she was wearing to much makeup - we are talking, full face makeup, red lipstick and fake lashes. So ladies, learn from her mistakes and skip the lashes and the red lippy for the first date with your new man.

 I generally never use any powders on me as it makes my skin look very dry and in settles into my lines - I only use setting spay and to set my cream foundation. I kind of like the glowy look so it doesn't bother me if my face lightly shines.

 Here is my step by step YouTube tutorial that will suit everyone - of course you don't have to use the same products to get this look.

 Products used: 
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone
 Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation No 4
 MAC Cremeblend Blush in Posey
 Benefit Whatts up Highlighter 
Urban Decay Setting Spray Allnighter

 Too Faced Eyeshadow Primer in Candlelight
 Charlotte Tilbury Eye Pencil The Classic Audrey
 Inglot Eyeshadow
 Inglot Eyeshadow
No No7 Midnight Lash Mascara 
No7 Beautiful Eyebrow Sculpting Pencil brown

MAC Lip pencil dervish
MAC Lipstick peach blossom
 YSL Lip gloss volupte

 Hope you liked the tutorial! xxx Marina

November 29, 2015

The Very Best Highlighters For Glowing Skin - STROBING

Winter can really take a toll on on your skin, leaving it dry, dehydrated and dull looking.  If I want to fake that beautiful summer glow, I instantly reach to one of  my top cream highlighters featured in my latest YouTube video.  In this video I will also show you how to do the latest makeup craze - STROBING - quick and with minimal effort - and no brushes required. 

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