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

Saturdays

Saturdays

Mango sleeveless top
$50 – johnlewis.com

Pierre Balmain short shorts
$895 – net-a-porter.com

Vince camuto shoes
nordstrom.com

Hourglass cosmetic
net-a-porter.com

Maybelline eyeliner
maybelline.com

Rainy Day OOTD Inspiration

Rainy Day OOTD Inspiration

Dorothy Perkins peplum top
dorothyperkins.com

J Brand jeans
matchesfashion.com

Hunter waterproof boots
usa.hunter-boot.com

MICHAEL Michael Kors leather tote
$725 – johnlewis.com

Flower ring
macys.com

Forever 21 umbrella
forever21.com

Maybelline beauty product
$13 – thehut.com

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

Cover Look : Shailene Woodley

Cover Look : Shailene Woodley

Benefit cosmetic
sephora.com

Jouer makeup
beauty.com

Nars cosmetic
barneys.com

Benefit mascara
sephora.com

Maybelline blush
maybelline.com

Maybelline concealer
maybelline.com

St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration

St. Patrick's Day Inspiration

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

Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson

Stiletto boots
$13 – newlook.com

Forever New mini handbag
$35 – forevernew.com.au

River Island cat eye glasses
$21 – riverisland.com

Volume mascara
target.com

Maybelline beauty product
$13 – thehut.com