Erudite Inspired Look

Erudite Inspired Look

VILA shirts top
$38 – nelly.com

Blue jacket
$50 – fashionunion.com

Topshop jeans
nordstrom.com

Blue bag
fashionphile.com

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OOTD Inspiration 2

OOTD Inspiration 2
A laid back easy look inspired by the girly grunge style of the 90s.

T shirt
delias.com

Topshop jean shorts
topshop.com

Keds shoes
keds.com

Black purse
dailylook.com

Essie nail polish
target.com

#springbreakseries

Shoes : Spring Edit

Shoes : Spring Edit

Christian louboutin shoes
net-a-porter.com

Paul Andrew black ankle boots
bergdorfgoodman.com

Miu Miu pink glitter shoes
saksfifthavenue.com

Nine West nude shoes
ninewest.com

Tory Burch jelly shoes
$115 – harrods.com

Converse sneaker
pacsun.com

River Island pink metallic shoes
$30 – riverisland.com

This is my 23rd post on the blog and I wanted it to be something very close to my heart so I decided to go and pick my favourite shoes for the spring time. Here is a list of seventeen shoes with splurge and steal options. Enjoy!

Friday Favorites

Happy Valentine’s day! It’s been a pretty chill week with not too much going on. It’s officially spring in Bangladesh and people are going crazy over buying flowers and chocolates cos it is that time of the year again. This … Continue reading

Sultry Valentine’s Day Make Up Inspiration

Sultry Valentine's Day Make Up Inspiration

Hourglass cosmetic
net-a-porter.com

Laura Mercier face powder
$51 – liberty.co.uk

Volume mascara
yslbeautyus.com

Hourglass cosmetic
net-a-porter.com

Hourglass cosmetic
$38 – liberty.co.uk

Valentine’s Day Outfit Inspiration

Valentine's Day Outfit Inspiration

Valentine Beauty

Valentine Beauty

Beauty product
$61 – sephora.fr

Chanel foundation
nordstrom.com

Black eye makeup
lordandtaylor.com

Nars cosmetic
barneys.com

Shu uemura false eyelash
$36 – harrods.com

Christian Dior lip gloss
$36 – johnlewis.com

Best Pore Minimizers

Pore minimisers are the essential beauty product every girl with oily and acne prone skin should invest in. This is a mandatory step in my daily make up routine and believe me it makes a big difference. It’s the closest thing to achieve that magazine airbrushed look. These divine products are excellent primers for your foundation to adhere on to, they mattify your skin which is a game changer when you have oily skin and make your pores invisible.

Here are my top picks :

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The POREfessional by Benefit Cosmetics                               USD$ 30

http://www.sephora.com/the-porefessional-P264900

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Clean Slate Poreless 12 Hr Perfecting Primer by Tarte       USD$ 30

http://www.sephora.com/clean-slate-poreless-12-hr-perfecting-primer-P310018?skuId=1404599

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Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector by Clinique       USD$ 21

http://www.sephora.com/pore-refining-solutions-instant-perfector-P283304?skuId=1318666

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Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser by Maybelline                             USD$ 6.99

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6370971

It is very important to keep your pores unclogged and clean. It will help reduce the appearances of blackheads and the number pimples you have. My tips on how to keep your pores in top notch condition :

  • Open up your pores with steam or just by placing a face towel soaked in hot water over your face. This will help your cleanser do it’s job much better
  • Exfoliate regularly. Here is a post all about face scrubs https://bubblycake23.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/best-face-scrubs-for-oilycombination-skin/
  • Use face masks and nose strips once a week to unclog your pores. A very good product that does  both is http://www.target.com/p/biore-charcoal-self-heating-mask-4-count/-/A-14934061
  • Wash face with cold water after cleansing to close up the pores. Follow with a toner preferably alcohol free to avoid stripping your face of any more oil.
  • Moisturise, moisturise and moisturise.

I hope this post helps anyone out there dealing with the trouble that comes with having greasy skin.

Fake it till you make it.

xox Mandy

Valentine Nails

Valentine Nails

Chanel nail colour
nordstrom.com

Burberry nail polish
$24 – harrods.com

Essie nail polish
$18 – thehut.com

Topshop nail care
$9.77 – topshop.com

Barry m nail varnish
$6.50 – asos.com

Home decor
$88 – mattblatt.com.au