TAKING CARE OF YOUR EYELASH EXTENSIONS

After giving my eyelashes a break of about half a year, I recently got eyelashes extensions done once again since it’s summer now and it is extremely convenient to have them. In this post I wanted to share a few quick tips of how to take care of your eyelash extensions for them to look cute for as long as possible.

  1. COMB THEM. This is by far the most important thing since if you don’t do that, they’re gonna get all messed up and look not pretty but otherwise. Make sure you comb your lashes at least once every 2 days to keep them nice.
  2. KEEP THEM CLEAN. Always make sure to remove every single bit of makeup since if you don’t do that, they’ll fall out quicker. Removing eye makeup with a cotton pad is not enough when you have eyelash extensions, so after doing that dip a cotton bud in micellar water and clean your lashes once again.
  3. NO OIL!!!!!! This is the number one rule when it comes to eyelash extensions – never use any product that contains oil anywhere near your eyes.

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RITUEL DE FILLE

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Rituel de Fille is a beauty brand founded by the Ramos sisters who are deeply inspired by the magic side of natural products and the ceremonial power of pigment. All of their products are 99% natural, cruelty free and contain fewest possible ingredients. The brand emphasizes creativity, bald colours and strong, unique visuals. Rituel de Fille tells a story of being unique, mysterious and somewhat magical.

Since Rituel de Fille was founded by three sisters, it is clear that the brand values strong family bonds and close relationships. Rituel de Fille is not only a business plan, it is a passion and an obsession of the founders.

KATHERINE RAMOS

Writer, editor and fine artist. Katherine uses her writing skill to craft imagery, has valuable knowledge in history, symbolism and materials.

CAROLINE RAMOS

Makeup artist with a background in fashion editorial. Has an extraordinary gift in formulating products, deep knowledge in how ingredients interact with each other as well as uses her talent in art at work to further develop the aesthetic of the brand.

MICHELLE RAMOS

Professional makeup artist who works with people in the entertainment industry. Finds product insight to emphasize the edgy and unique aesthetic of the brand.

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MY SUMMER BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

 

Different weather conditions require different beauty products. It’s been warm and sunny the past couple of weeks so automatically my skin/hair care routine has changed. In this blog post I wanted to share some of my favourite beauty products that I use throughout summer.

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  1. Victoria’s Secret Sheer Love fragrance mist and lotion. When it’s hot outside I  much prefer wearing a fragrance mist rather than eau de perfume – a body mist feels lighter and more fresh. Also I love when my fragrance and body lotion is matching, so this VS set is my absolute fave.
  2. Corine de Farme bronzing oil. Not only does this spray accelerates the tanning process but it also smells amazing and makes your skin glowing.
  3. Syoss shine-sealing finish fluid. Who doesn’t love rocking shiny beach waves in summer? This hair product is by far one of my all time favourites. It makes your hair shiny but doesn’t leave a greasy feeling to it as oppose to most hair oils.
  4. Gucci Flora eau de toilette. As I said previously, I prefer body mists in summer. However, for going out or a special occasion this Gucci fragrance is an absolute summer must-have.

April beauty favourites

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Below I’ve listed a few of the products that I’ve been loving and using daily the past month

1. Ari by Ariana Grande

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this fragrance has been my favourite one for quite a while now. It is really affordable, smells amazing and stays on for a long time.

2. Bleach London silver shampoo

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I’ve tried so many hair products to help me maintain a cool tone of blonde ant this shampoo is by far the best one. I will definitely repurchase it again and again.

3. Neutrogena visibly clear pink grapefruit facial wash

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This gel gently purifies the skin without overdrying and leaves it feeling clean and refreshed.

4. Rimmel Stay Matte liquid lip colour in Moca

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This is my new favourite nude lip product: it’s not patchy at all, the shade is gorgeous and it stays on for a really long time. Perfect product both for daytime wear and going out.

5. Rimmel professional eyebrow pencil

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This eyebrow product stays on for a long time and doesn’t use up as quickly as most eyebrow pencils.

 

Fragrance workshop

Today during our seminar we had the chance to learn the basics of creating a fragrance. It was a fun activity during which after first listening to some theoretical knowledge we got to create a fragrance ourselves.

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The first thing that I learned today was that every fragrance is built in three layers:

  • TOP – instant impression, but fleeting ~ 30%
  • HEART – most important characteristics ~ 40%
  • BASE – lingers longest, roots the scent ~30%

Also I got familiar with some of the most common terminology that is used in the fragrance industry:

Eau de Toilette: a fragrance containing between 10-15% of concentrate in alcohol

Eau de Parfum: a fragrance containing between 15-20% of concentrate in alcohol

Eau de Cologne: originally means a composition based on citrus compounds. In concentration of perfume, it can also mean a fragrance that has less than 5-6% of concentrate in alcohol

My opinion on Kylie Cosmetics

You either love her or hate her but you have to admit that Kylie Jenner is a successful business woman. At such a young age Kylie has already released a clothing line with her sister Kendall Jenner, been named one of the most influential teens in the world and most importantly owns a cosmetics company that is expected to be wort more than $1 Billion by 2022. These are only a few achievements of the 20-year-old. But in today’s post I wanted to share a few thoughts that I have on the previously mentioned empire – Kylie Cosmetics.

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First of all, I have to admit that I don’t own any of Kylie’s products, the opinions that I’ll share are all based on other people’s reviews and statistics.

So the first few products that Kylie has released were the lip kits. Last year everyone was raving about the matte liquid lipsticks that would sell out so fast that hardly anyone was able to get their hands on the lip kits at first. Later on the lip glosses, eyeshadows and other products were released. As seen in reviews on Youtube it seems that the products are really good quality and worth the money, hence Kylie Cosmetics instantly became a successful makeup brand.

A recent thing that quite amazed me was the Kylie Cosmetics Truck that was rolling through L.A. just a week ago. I personally have never seen or heard about anything similar to that before and I think this is a brilliant new way for the brand to merchandise its production through a visual space like that truck. The truck featured this year’s Kylie Cosmetics holiday collection, lip kits, lipsticks, lip liners, kylighters, ultagrows, palettes and accessories, including panties, socks, and hats from the Kylie Shop. People who were queuing to order the previously mentioned products were also given out vanilla cupcakes with the famous lip kit logo to ease the wait time.

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Even though I would love to try Kylie Cosmetics products, its recent release shocked me (as well as quite a lot of well-known people in the beauty industry). If you’ve been keeping up with news about Kylie you probably know what I’m talking about already – the makeup brushes.

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I mean, at first sight these look cute. And you would expect the set to be quite expensive not only because you think it’s going to be good quality but because of the brand name. BUT excuse me, $360.00 ??? Okay, it is a full, 16-piece set of real hair makeup brushes. But still, is it a sensible price?

I’m including a review of the brush set that seems to be very honest and straightforward to me.

First thing that is said about the set – the packaging. As Laura Lee said and as it is clearly visible in the video footage, the packaging of the brushes looks cheap and that is not what one would expect after splurging so much money. A few things that I noticed as well are that there is no eyeliner brush and in my opinion this is a crucial brush in a full set.

All in all, I have mixed feelings about Kylie Cosmetics. Although some of the products and marketing strategies seem to be brilliant, some of the stuff that the brand is selling seems to be completely overpriced and not worth all the fuss.