2018 – New Year – New Opportunities. ๐Ÿ’•

Welcome to my blog and happy Valentineโ€™s Day! โค๏ธ

I finally have time to breathe as I will be graduating this year. 

So anyway – letโ€™s jump right into the make up look that will always work!

Those who are celebrating Valentineโ€™s Day and plan on going for a supper, could do this look and end off with a bright red lipstick. 
I prefer matte lipsticks as it tends to stay on much longer! 

What do you think? Would you do this look? 


Healthy Hair Guide ๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿป


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Hi all.. Today I’m going to give you tips on how to keep your hair healthy, even if it’s coloured like mine in the above picture. ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป
When I just started my teen years, I went and added highlights to my hair. And I couldn’t wait to grow it out because I disliked it. However a few years ago, I had taken another chance, and added highlights to my hair once again.. Only this time, I LOVED it. I went blonde, as I have brown hair, it complimented the look by adding a bit of colour. 

However in the pic above, I went and changed my full colour with adding golden streaks to it, giving it a very natural look as you can see. 
It’s easy to maintain it, this is all I do to keep it healthy- 

โ€ข Wash your hair, regularly, not forgetting to condition it, remember when you condition your hair, it softens your hair and it makes it much easier to comb through avoiding split ends. 

โ€ข Visit your hairdresser, I would say every 3 months, only if you can. 

โ€ข Make sure you trim your hair! This is very important, this is what makes your hair grow much more healthier. 

โ€ข Use a hair mask, just like your body needs nourishing, your hair needs it as well. 

โ€ข Massage your scalp in a circular motion, this helps your scalp to detoxify. 

โ€ข Use a shampoo that agrees with your hair, and if you plan on growing your hair, try a shampoo that has castor oil in it. 

โ€ข If you iron your hair everyday, make sure you use serum that protects the hair against the harsh heat. 

โ€ข Use argan or morrocan oil, this helps your hair stay healthy and gives it a soft, sleek feel. 
These are the few steps I live by. ๐Ÿ˜Œ simple and yet the results will leave you in awe ๐Ÿ˜€
Hope this helps! 

Salmaa ๐Ÿ’‹

Secret overnight fixes. โ™ฅ๏ธ

๐Ÿ˜€ Good Evening fellow bloggers…. This post comes with experience. It’s a few secrets from ME to YOU.. Below I leave you with quick solutions to some really annoying problems. I hope it helps you as much as it helps me! 

๐Ÿ”นMy lips are usually always peeling especially when it comes to winter, around this time of the year. I tend to suffer with winter lips, which can be very uncomfortable, and not very appealing either. I’m sure at some point, you needed a quick fix for your lips, because for instance you have an interview the next morning and want to look and feel your best! Here’s what I do daily before I go to bed, I use the body shop lip butter. ๐Ÿ˜I saw it on sale and figured it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try, this was the best decision I could have made. 

๐Ÿ‘„ I apply it to my lips overnight. It has a creme base, which gives off like a pinkish-white color. All you need to do is massage it into your lips and you will see the colour disappearing (this is only if you are using it during the day) otherwise when going to bed it can be left like that, it also comes in different flavours, and my ultimate favorite would be strawberry. It has a sweet strawberry scent to it. ๐Ÿ˜ 

๐Ÿ”นAnother issue I sometimes have is a pimple which decides to pop in the middle of my face! Or anywhere on my face for that matter. ๐Ÿ˜” it can be painful and very stubborn, so after trying almost any and every product or home remedy, I came across two that really work. ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป 1) Acne and Pimple Cream by Himalaya. ~ yes this will always be my first option! All you have to do is apply it to the affected area and leave it overnight, the next morning your zit will be almost, to fully dried out. It also brings down the inflammation in that area making the zit 1/2 of its size. (NB- please make sure to read the ingredients of the product before applying it to your skin due to any allergens)  

image credits: himalaya herbals

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป 2) My second best would be toothpaste! A cheap easy fix and every household should have this, well I’m hoping so ๐Ÿ˜‰. Apply this for as long as your skin can handle it. It does usually burn abit but eventually the pain subsides. I use it on a zit overnight and it also dries it up and decreases it in size. 

๐Ÿ”นIf you’re a foundation person, you can usually cover up the zit by concealing and then applying foundation over. Just remember to wash your makeup off at night, as this is the number one reason why your skin gets clogged and causes all types of pimples, and also you will be prone to ageing skin. 

๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ‘€ Another problem most people face is not enough sleep, causing your eyes to swell. Literally the best and probably the only way I have found to work, is cutting a cold cucumber and applying it to the eyes! It soothes the eyes, as well as bringing the puffiness down. 

– Potatoes are also great at bringing down puffiness! It has anti inflammatory properties which helps getting rid of the bags from your under your eyes! 

๐Ÿ”นโ˜•๏ธ trying to get rid of mouth ulcers? Pamper yourself with a cup of tea! Before adding the milk, remove the teabag and set aside to cool down abit. Apply it to the affected area in the mouth. This can be done as many times as needed. After a few days, the mouth ulcer will be healed. ๐Ÿ˜Š 

Have any of you tried any of the above? ๐Ÿ˜˜ Let me know what has worked for you, maybe I could learn a thing or two as well. โ˜บ๏ธ


Salmaa ๐Ÿ’‹

Shelf life of beauty products. ๐Ÿ•š๐Ÿ”š

hi beauty fanatics ๐Ÿ˜. 
Ever wondered how long you are able to keep your favourite beauty product without it causing harm to you or your face and body? I came across this great picture that tells you everything!! 

Remember just like food, everything else has an expiry date, and this will determine exactly how long you have to use it, from date of purchase. After that please see that it gets thrown away. ๐Ÿšฎ

Anything been applied to the face and lips needs extra caution so please take note of the following, even if it means printing this picture out and sticking it onto your beauty cupboard door or mirror. 
Expired products or ‘fake’ products that are used on the lips will cause your lips to lose its colour and also stain it with a brown pigment around it. Expired face products can cause anything, which in most cases makes you break out into a rash or red painful marks. 
Look after your skin now and so that you may grow old gracefully โ˜บ๏ธ 

Hope this helps each and everyone of you๐Ÿ’‹ 

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