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’s Day Ideas for the Single Girl

I’ve never really been  a fan of Valentine’s day and I’m not even sure what all the hype is about. It is very easy to get overwhelmed when you are being constantly bombarded by the media about how you need … Continue reading

Favorite Scents

I like to think of myself as a perfume enthusiast. It is impossible for me to go a day without a spritz of my current favorite scent. It’s an instant confidence booster and it’s the most simplest way to feel pretty in just seconds.

Here is a list of my favorite fragrances that will leave everyone guessing!

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Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture

The sweet and flirty scent is a mix of wild berries, vanilla, mandarin and jasmine. It’s the perfect way to add a little oomph into your everyday life. With all it’s different variations over the past few years, this has remained a fan favorite.

http://www.sephora.com/viva-la-juicy-P219412

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 Vera Wang Princess 

This is a fun and girly scent with notes of waterlilly , mandarin meringue, amber, dark chocolate and pink frosting. It’s pretty, soft and feminine will linger on you for the entire day.

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=VP11755

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Honey by Marc Jacobs

A cool and sassy scent by Marc Jacobs. It is a combination of orange blossom, green pears, mandarin with a base of honey and vanilla. It’s a wonderful everyday scent and is not too overpowering.

http://www.sephora.com/honey-P380041

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Chanel No 5

The ultimate timeless classic is a bold concoction of ylang ylang, mayrose and Jasmine. This warm scent is an instant spritz of sexy. There is a reason why countless women around the planet swear by this beautiful sultry scent.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/chanel-n5-eau-de-parfum-classic-bottle-spray/2826872

FlashBack Friday : Gwen Stefani Edition

FlashBack Friday : Gwen Stefani Editiom

Crop top
$9.94 – play.com

Forever New shorts
$44 – forevernew.com.au

Christian Louboutin leopard shoes
$870 – net-a-porter.com

Yves Saint Laurent lipstick
lordandtaylor.com

Friday Favorites

I know everybody does this and I’m not even trying to make it original with a cutesy name but honestly I’m going to have to say one of the reasons for starting this blog was so that I could post … Continue reading