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How to make you concealer last forever! Quick and easy!

Hello, hello! Time to save money and stay beautiful! So come on and let’s get started!

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Hey, I know.. I know that I’ve been gone, but I’ve been working so much lately. I even worked this sunday because of Easter, can you believe it? So I don’t have any free time not even to do my nails as often as I like to do them, hahaha! But I came here today to share with you something that I learned and it has been helping me a lot lately! Here in Brazil is really hot (I live in a city near Rio de Janeiro) and makeup is something that melts in 2 hours. Especially me, I have combination/oily skin and here is really humid. In USA I don’t have problems with oily skin, it actually gets really dry hahaha. But here is something awful. So I have to always keep an eye open for the tips and secrets to make the products last more than a couple of hours on my face! And I’ve found something very interesting to keep the concealer on for a long time! Let’s try it? You’ll need:

  • Your LIQUID concealer
  • Facial/Eye moisturizer
  • Primer (eyeshadow primer can be used as well!)

Did you get all these things? Promise? Let’s keep going then!

  1. Wash your face like you usually do, with your cleanser, tonic, astringent, etc.
  2. Apply your eye cream on your under eye area.
  3. Wait for your skin to absorb it, then re-apply the eye cream.
  4. Repeat the process.. Wait for it to dry and apply more eye cream.
  5. Apply a tiny little bit of primer under your eyes.
  6. Then apply your liquid concealer.
  7. IF you want, you can apply a little little little bit of powder, but it isn’t necessary!

What’s the big key? If you over hydrate your under eye area, it’ll be so smooth that your skin will not get dry and crease your concealer, especially because you applied the primer! And why do you need to use liquid and not cream or mousse concealer? Well, the liquid concealers usually dry really fast and don’t crease. Cream concealers are made to cover imperfections around the face, but once applied on the eyes, it tends to crease and show the little expression lines quickly. I tried those steps and my concealer lasted for longer than it usually do. And I live in a place where the makeup melts in two hours hahahahaha! I hope you will find this tip easy and awesome!

 

That’s it, guys! I’ll talk to you soon, I promise! Bye

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Facial Collagen Mask Sheet

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Hello, hello! Time to save money and stay beautiful! So come on and let’s get started!

I’ve always wanted to try those facial mask sheets that make you look like a serial killer (like Jason or something..), really scary for some minutes. Anyways, like I was saying, I’ve always wanted to try those masks, but I didn’t want to spend US$15,00 buying only one, because come on.. Really? So, I was trying to find “good deals” at the dollar store, and I stepped on those masks. “umm”, I said to myself, “why not?”, so I bought it!

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How much is this? At the dollar store, 1 dollar (Duh!). I know that there are several different brands and types of mask sheets, but to try for the first time, I thought this one was good enough. And I was right! What this mask is and what it does:

Moisturizing, Firming, Rejuvenating — for all skin types —

  • Revitalizes your skin by giving it an instant lifting effect.
  • Prevents and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

This mask is full of collagen, which is an important protein of the various connective tissues. I’m not going into details about it, because we all know this is not my main focus here. But collagen is something that we must increase the production in our body, for several different reasons, but my reason is simple: aging.

Collagen masks and creams improve the firmness and texture of your skin in the short term, but we need to try to make our bodies produce collagen by its own. Anyways, so.. the mask sheet! Hahaha. It comes in that package I just showed you guys and you must apply it on your clean face. Wash it, use your astringent or toner (if you have one) and apply the mask. I’m not gonna show you how it looks like on my entire face, because it’s just scary. So, here is a little bit of how it should look like:

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When you apply the mask sheet, be sure to try to get rid of any bubbles or wrinkles it might have. But we all know that every face shape is different,and this mask is big (maybe to fit all face shapes), so it was kinda hard to make it straight.

Once you have applied it, just let it set for 20 minutes. It’s funny to walk around the house looking like Jason (the serial killer). After the 20 minutes, just take off the mask and gently massage the rest of the moisturizer onto your face. This particular mask I did not have to rinse it off or wash my face afterwards.

It feels amazing after! I swear to God! The skin feels so bright and soft and you can feel the difference. Those masks are not something that you should expect it to work for wrinkles and like an anti-aging product. I think they are more to give your skin the emergency lifting! For 1 dollar? Damn, it is worth it! You should try. This one is really good 🙂

I’ll talk to you guys soon! Bye!

The benefits of Oatmeal to your skin

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Before I start everything, I would like to invite you to read the ABOUT page of my blog to learn and understand a little bit more about me! Go ahead, click it, I’ll wait for you to read it before I start my post…

Did you read it? Promise? Ok, so let’s do this! 😉

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Oatmeal.. Our grandmas used to eat it, babies eat, I eat it (come on, it is delicious with fruits, milk and cinnamon, smoothies!), but.. What’s the point of writing about oatmeal in a Beauty Blog? I’ll show you right now! First, let’s understand the benefits of oatmeal to our skin health:

  • Treatment of Acne:

Oatmeal is a great remedy to treat acne, because not only it has anti-inflammatory properties, but it heals the skin and prevents the redness caused by acne.

  • Skin Moisturizer, Lightening and Cleanser:

Oatmeal is effective in fighting dull, flaky dryness, working as a natural moisturizer and scrub. Applying oatmeal to your skin is an excellent moisturizer, because it holds the natural water in your skin, providing the skin to stay healthy and preventing any dryness it may occur. Not only that, but it’s a natural gentle scrub, getting rid of dead cells, and healing your skin at the same time. Some scrubs can be harsh on the skin, but oatmeal is gentle and natural. It’s recommended to all skin types. Oatmeal is known as a natural lightening, being used in cosmetics nowadays to clear the dark spots caused by acne, sun or aging.

  • Relieves Itchiness:

It is clinically effective in healing dry and itchy skin. it can be mixed with warm water to form a thick paste and applied over itchy skin to get immediate relief from itching.

Why does oatmeal do all that to our skin? Well, basically, oatmeal is rich in skin friendly ingredients, such as A and B “oat” acid, pantothenic acid, salicylic acid, vitamins B1 and B2, beta-glucan and a high % of amino acids. It has anti-oxidants, which protects the skin from free radicals and it is anti-inflammatory. Oatmeal is great to all skin types. From oily to dry skin, it’ll work doing just what you need to achieve the clean, bright, healthy and perfect skin. I tried it, my face looked so much better after I started to wash it using oatmeal. I didn’t stop using my cosmetics, but I just added the oatmeal to my beauty routine.
Team oatmeal, yay!

Ok, Renata.. But how can I do this? Well, well, well, I’m here to teach you:

 Why do I talk like that? I guess it’s the video-phobia. Anyways, I’ll see you guys soon! 😉