Do you have a Christmas holiday hang-over? Now it is back to reality time… and it means getting back to your pre-holiday weight! Yes, whether we want to admit it or not, we are all definitely struggling with a bit (or more) of a post Christmas weight gain. If you’re like me, you probably … Read moreA Great Pal to shed Christmas Weight Gain
Need to change hair colours? The last thing you want is to go orange because the hair dye has reacted with the colour you already have in your hair. Your best bet is to use a gentle product that breaks the bond between the dye in your hair. The trouble with other colour removers is … Read moreHow to use MYHD Hair Colour Remover
There is nothing more embarrassing than having an itch that you desperately need to scratch in a personal place. How do you recognize a jock itch? In the early stages of jock itch, you will see red patches or an inflamed area on the skin near the crease of the groin. It then spreads onto … Read moreWhat are the Risk Factors of Getting Jock Itch?
Iron Deficiency seems to be common in Woman and Children in New Zealand. I have put together some interesting statistics and information for you. Looking to support your diet with an iron supplement? We mentioned a few products in our info-graphic: Tablet Iron Supplement – Carbonyl Iron Tablets, Thompsons Organic Zinc 80 Pack, Sandersons Superior … Read moreIron Deficiency In New Zealand Infographic
Summer does not only mean that you are getting exposed to the harsh and damaging effects of the sun’s UV rays, but also to insect bites which can be equally as dangerous to the extent of even being fatal. Learn in this blog post the different insect repellent types that will suit your every use. … Read moreWhat are Insect Repellent Types? Which One Suits you Best?
Christmas is one of the most celebrated holidays. And why shouldn’t it be? It is the time of year when we gather as family and friends to bond till daybreak. But now that it is over I bet you are probably concerned about weight gain. If you are like me, you are raring to get … Read moreHow to Shed off Christmas Weight Gain?
We all know people that snore… There is nothing worse then being kept up at night by a chainsaw beside you in bed. Or worse yet camping, staying at the family batch being away for the weekend and keeping others up with our own snoring. If snoring is keeping you or your loved ones up … Read moreWhat Causes Snoring?
Would you like to use this info-graphic on your website? We are happy to share if you use our embed code. Use the embed code below to place this bird flu info graphic on your website. What did you think of this post? Have you got questions? Please leave us a comment and join in … Read more3 Swine Flu Fighting Actions
Discover the secret of skincare that Mediterranean women have known for centuries: Tebe Skincare. Here is a great video from the founder of Tebe olive oil skincare that I found on youtube and wanted to share with you. This range is really popular in our store because it harvests the power of natural olive leaf … Read moreFall in Love with Tebe Skincare: An Olive Oil Love Story
When it comes to fake tanning we have all been there… Orange hands, Streaks and patchy ankles. The thing about self tanning products is that is as much about your preparation and technique as it is about the products you select. Here are our tried and true self tanning tips for the perfect faux glow! Check … Read moreGet Your Best Tan Ever! 5 Tips for the Perfect Faux Tan
Do you or any of your family members suffer from eczema or psoriasis? These skin conditions are quite painful and may be rather stressful for a parent if it’s their baby that is suffering.
What is the main difference between eczema and psoriasis? Eczema is a general term used to describe a contact dermatitis. The general description makes the skin feel hot, dry, itchy and scaly. It is usually caused by a reaction to environmenttal irritants or allergens and may be temporary, chronic, mild or severe.
Psoriasis on the other hand, possesses different characteristics to eczema. It is a different inflammatory skin condition that usually shows patches of raised reddish skin, covered with a whitish silver layer. It is non-contagious and affects a large proportion of the population.
Why is it necessary to treat the symptoms of these skin conditions? It is very important to treat the symptoms of these conditions before it becomes worse. This is especially true in young children when the itching and pain becomes unbearable and constant scratching can lead to lesions, which can easily result in skin infections.
What is Hope’s Relief Cream? Hope’s Relief is a non-toxic and natural product which may help to provide soothing and cooling relief from itching whilst assisting in healing damaged skin. It may also help to calm the skin as it moisturizes. For people who use to use The Invisible Glove it is a great substitute as we were all sad to see that cream go off the market.
When it comes to applying make up… there is a right way and a wrong way! If your not into a heavy foundation look then here is a cool video from the lovely ladies at Revlon to show you how to use Revlon BB Cream.
BB Creams is the latest beauty buzz that has swept its way across the U.S. and Europe and now New Zealand! More and more women are going crazy looking for the perfect brand of BB Cream that will suit their needs.
What is BB Cream?
Blemish Balm Cream is what BB Cream stands for. It is considered as a miracle beauty plus skin care product that has been popularized by Korean actresses and discovered for its more than medical purpose. The original formula has originated in Germany and been used by dermatologists on their patients who have undergone laser surgery. Due to its soothing and skin-regenerating properties, it has been used to help heal scars.
What does it do? Replace?
If you try to put this product into a single category, you will find it difficult as it offers so many benefits. However it is very easy to define. It is an all-in-one cosmetic and skin care product, which depending on the brand you choose, can perform the job of a concealer, foundation, moisturizer, sunscreen and anti-ageing cream. Over-all, if you review the benefits stated below, you can safely say that it replaces all your skincare and make-up products to become an all-in-one make-up and skincare cream.
What are its features and benefits?
Depending on the kind of formulation and the brand of BB Cream, the benefits it offers vary and can range from the following:
It gives a very natural, almost second layer to your skins “no make-up” look.
It offers perfect coverage like a foundation. The difference though lies in its consistency because it is not as thick, it won’t clog the pores.
It provides a tinted moisturizer.
It also acts like a concealer that helps cover-up blemishes and imperfections, pigmentations, discoloration as well as acne.
It has healing properties that help soften, smooth and refine the skins texture.
It also encourages skin regeneration so it can develop and maintain youthful skin.
It provides UV protection; although the SPF levels vary depending on the brand.
It has anti-ageing properties so it prevents the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
It evens out the skin tone and brightens the skin to make it appear luminous.
How do I apply it?
What adds to the greatness of this product is that it is so easy to apply! You don’t even need to use any type of applicators because you can simply blend it in using your fingers. It is so amazing, it actually saves you a lot of time and tons of money. You can see a lot of videos on “how to” and it is very easy to follow. It is such a no brainer, you can do it in a flash!
What are some tips for choosing the best brand?
Every person has a different need so what may be best for me may not necessarily suit you. So here are 5 simple guidelines that may help you in choosing the best or most suitable brand for you.
Make sure that you do your homework and you do it very well. There are no shortcuts in choosing the best product. It can be a painful trial and error process, but the reward is remarkable in the end. You have to devote an ample time in researching the net for the brands that are available in the market.
Choose your top 5 products or brands. It will be much easier to decide if you narrow down your list to the top 5. Make sure that all 5 best finds address your specific requirement. These have to cater to your specific demands and priorities. It will be useless to put in the list what others recommend as the best if this will not suit your own specific requirement. So make yourself the ultimate deciding factor and don’t just be swayed by what others will say. Remember that each one has different needs and preferences.
Check out the consistency. You want to make sure that the consistency of the BB cream you are going to choose is the right one – not too thick nor not too thin. It has to be just right and provide you with full coverage, yet at the same time not feeling too heavy on your skin.
Correct shade is the key to your perfect look. This tip not only applies to BB creams but to all kinds of make-up. You need to check out and test it on your skin and preferably on your jawline or on your neck before you buy the product. It will also be good to let it sit for a while on your skin so it can be properly absorbed and then check it out in different light sources so you will see how it blends to your skin tone.
Once you found the best brand that suits all your needs, go ahead and invest in it. Don’t let the money be your deciding factor because you will end up regretting your decision and wasting more money. It is a skin care product and a make-up in one, so just like choosing for these two types of products, you also want to make sure that you are only choosing the best to put on your face.
Hi there again! I hope you had the chance to read my “Compare BB Creams Part 1”. For those who were not able to catch it, I talked about the rave on BB Creams, what they do and some brands I recommend for you to consider. In this blog, I wanted to discuss the other … Read moreCompare BB Creams Part 2
And as you absorb this information, you’ll begin to see why we are so excited about Krill Oil Supplements. Trouble Swallowing Fish Oil Capsules? There is no getting away from the fact that regular Omega 3 capsules are large and difficult to swallow for many people. As a busy mother it is frustrating to know … Read moreMajor Breakthrough In Krill Oil Omega 3 capsules