What’s in My Bag

Fun fact, I’m the granny bag lady type and what goes in my bag closely resembles the contents of Hermione Granger’s charmed one. Chances are if you need it, I’ve got it. I like to carry this pouch with me … Continue reading

Frizz No More

Frizz No More
Frizzy hair is something most people have to deal with but as uncontrollable as it looks, the frizz can be tamed. So forget the permanent straightening treatments and give these products a try. These are some of the best frizz fighters available and they help achieve smooth, shiny and silky celeb hair even in humid weather.

Best Light Weight Foundations

As summer approaches we’re all updating our make up collection with more season appropriate products. Even after all the hype over tinted moisturizers and BB creams, sometimes you just need your trusty foundation for the optimal coverage. Now along with … Continue reading

Friday Favorites

Hello to all you wonderful people who are taking a few moments of time to read this! I’ve had quite the nostalgic week and the 90s version of me was unleashed. I’m sure my favorite things will give some insight … Continue reading

Friday Favorites

I just got back from Bangkok yesterday and here is a list of what I’ve been loving this past week! Favorite Beauty During my visit to New Delhi, I came across this wonder product. Remember back in junior high when … Continue reading

Spring Break Series

Best Sunscreens It should be a no brainer by now of just how crucial sunscreen is in everyone’s skin regime. Apart from beauty related benefits it is key to ensure healthy skin. I understand how it’s so easy to skip … Continue reading

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

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

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! So I’ve been busy with dance rehearsals, tests and just catching up with some good friends. I was organising a social event with my friend at our college together and we were busy going over all the … Continue reading