Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Winter Essentials: Skincare


So we are finally into those oh-so-dreaded winter months. Dark days, dozens of layers, but worst of all, red skin and chapped lips. I for one get a deadly dose of the winter blues each year, and find it so important to take care of my hair and skin to make sure they don't suffer too much in the cold. As someone whose skin goes from normal to oily to spotty to dry to red to every other possible skincare problem, taking care of my (beautiful) face is high on my list of winter priorities!

After neglecting my blog and youtube channel for months due to finishing my Masters and moving back to Brussels, I thought it was high time to get back into the habit of regular postings. Click above to see a video compiling a list of my winter essentials for skincare, to get you through these dreadful times! I will be making a video on winter beauty essentials and winter haircare essentials too! I invite you to do the same! :)





Sunday, 18 November 2012

How To Remove Glitter Polish Without Losing Your Shit


As we are entering the Christmas Party season, nothing is better than adding some glitter to your nails. I think over the past 1-2 years, glitter nail polishes have become incredibly fashionable, but they never seem to mention on the bottle how INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT it is to remove the damn thing from your nails. 
I've lost count of how many times I've sat on my bedroom floor, practically pouring the entire bottle of nail polish remover over my fingers, desperately trying to get the stuff off, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

So one day, some girl in a similar situation came up with an idea on how to successfully remove glittery nail polish! I personally think this woman should receive an award for this.

YOU WILL NEED:

- Glitter nail polish that you regret applying.
- A bottle of nail polish remover (that Bourjois 1 second bottle that you dip your finger in won't work here ladies)
- Some cotton pads
- Some tin foil
- A pair of scissors
- Patience


Step 1
Prepare your cotton pads and tinfoil. I cut my round cotton pads in half, as it's easier to wrap it around your finger if one edge is straight. It also saves on cotton pads! Cut five cotton pads in half to make ten semi-pads to wrap around. Then cut your tin foil into rectangles. I cut some extra ones out just in case I messed up.


Step 2
Soak the cotton pad in nail polish remover and wrap around the nail. Although this photo shows it wrapped around my index finger, I found it easier to start from the pinky finger, so your index finger and thumb are free to keep working when wrapping other fingers up. Once you have wrapped the soaked cotton pad around your finger, wrap a rectangle of tin foil around the finger and secure tightly.


Step 3
Once you have wrapped all of your fingers up, wait 5-10 minutes for the nail polish remover to work its magic. I would recommend doing one hand at a time, as it is difficult to wrap foil around the other hand when one hand is already wrapped up. After a few minutes, take the foil and cotton pads off and HEY PRESTO! your nails should be (almost) completely glitter-free! There might be some leftover around the sides of your nails but this will come off very easily with a quick rub of the same cotton pads that were on your fingers.


It seems like a long process just to remove nail polish, but after realising this way of removing it I am much more likely to wear glitter polish from now on!

Have you ever tried this method? :)