Eid Mubarak!

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Eid Mubarak! Have a great day! 

Share with us what makeup look you will be rocking this Eid ul Fitr! :D 

Tip Of The Day (TOTD): Using Toothpaste as pimple reducer?

"Got a pimple before a big event? Dab on a little toothpaste. According to Dr. Frances Jang, a dermatologist at Skinworks in Vancouver, British Columbia, “It acts like an astringent drawing impurities out of the skin.” The paste will dry up the blemish and help kill germs in the affected area. Dr. Jang recommends that users of this quick fix “find a natural or organic toothpaste with minimal addictives. Get an actual paste, not a gel. Apply a small dab to an acne spot and leave it overnight.” Be sure to use a small amount – too much and your skin may become irritated or excessively dry. In the morning, wash away the paste and your breakout should be less inflamed and noticeable." [1]
It works!

I tried it the other day when a pimple emerged near my chin. 

I used an actual toothpaste like the tip asks to, not a gel (if you have used certain Close-Up brand toothpastes, you may understand the difference). The specific brand I used was Sensodyne.

I applied the toothpaste as soon as I spotted the pimple, let it sit on top for an hour or two. And when I came back to wash it away, the pimple was nearly gone! 

This just might become my go-to quick fix for any unwelcome-d guests on my face, lol! I usually would use yogurt as a spot fix but, will mention more about that in another post sometime because I'm still trying to find out what the science behind that trick is. 

Will you try this out? 
Do you already use this trick? 
Share your experience in the comments below! 

What is your trick to tackle unwanted zits and pimples? Especially which emerge at the wrong time, lol! 

1- Reader's Digest, 6 Weird Beauty Tips, http://www.readersdigest.ca/health/beauty/6-weird-beauty-tips

Shop and Tell #2 - E.L.F Cosmetics in Jeddah!

Hellooo all :D

Today I am PLEASED to share this exciting news with you. We found E.L.F cosmetics here in Jeddah! It is available at Al Shallal Theme Park. One of the makeup stalls (near Papa John's) have it there along with other makeup items.

In order to make this post helpful, I'll talk a little bit more about the products, kind of like a mini review :)

1. E.L.F Studio Blushes in:

  * Twinkle Pink- Its a beautiful warm pinky-coral, with beautiful golden glitter. It makes your cheeks look very healthy and glowy. Perfect for those days when you want to wear something that looks natural.

  * Candid Coral- Its a really pretty warm peachy-pink with golden shimmer. And, I have to mention that when we first when we tried out this blush, it came out so sheer. But, after a couple days when I tried it, it came out quite good and pigmented! So I guess with this particular blush, you need to get rid of the first layer in order to get the true color.

  * Pink Passion- Its a gorgeous hot pink and has a matte finish to it. It already made its way into my favorites because I don't have too many matte blushes, and definitely not in a color like this. So if you're looking for a matte hot pink blush, I'd definitely recommend you this one!

2. E.L.F Studio Body Shimmer in
    * Cosmic Coral- Its an amazing coral color with golden shimmer. Its in a stick form, and has a smooth texture. You can use it anywhere on the body but I prefer to use it as a cream blush. On the packaging it is described as "Sexy soft shimmer for a healthy looking glow" - and I agree! Its very pigmented, but you can easily sheer it out or even build it up according to your preference. My personal opinion is that its a lot like their blush in twinkle pink, just in cream form. You can use this on its own for a natural look or you can use it as a base for a powder blush on top. Very versatile.

3. E.L.F Lipstick in
    *Nostalgic- Its a peachy nude color. The formula is VERY creamy and pigmented. And by "VERY creamy" I mean it'll instantly melt the moment it comes in contact this your lips. The formula is a little more thin than most of the lipsticks I've seen so it does settle into the crevices/ lines of your lips. If you get this lipstick I'd recommend you store it in your refrigerator because if you store it at room temperature, it'll break when you'll try to apply it.

Some things to note-

*Considering the fact that E.L.F is available at a "stall" in shallal- their whole line is not available there.

*Each E.L.F product was being sold at the price- 39 sr, which is almost 10 dollars. Considering the same products are sold at $ 1.50 on their website, you're definitely paying a lot more if you purchase from here. I'd personally recommend you all that if you have access to their online store, shop from there instead because that way you'll be saving a lot more money.

*All the swatches were done on top of a base so as to allow them to adhere to the skin. (I used my Garnier BB cream)

Alrightie, thats all for today's Shop and Tell. I hope you enjoyed this post and it proved helpful. Let us know if you like these Shop and Tell series because I've purchased quite some cosmetics lately and I'd love to do another Shop and Tell on them if you'd like :)

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