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Maybe it's Maybelline - Maybelline Affinitone Mineral foundation review


Last week i bought the Maybelline Affinitone Mineral foundation and have been testing it out ever since. At first i purchased the wrong shade (21 "Nude") and ended up hating the product. It was way too yellowish for my skin tone. I went looking for a light powder and ended up in a cosmetics store, where a nice lady helped me out and made me purchase the right tone for me- 30 "Sand". 

The foundation has a very light texture, it has a natural velvety finish and evens out the complexion nicely. It contains micro mineral pigments and light reflecting particles that help smooth out your skin and leave you with a complexion. It also claims that it's:

  • talc free
  • fragrance free
  • perfect for sensitive skin
  • it has SPF 18
  • it has 100% micro-mineral pigments
  • oil free


In reality it does leave a nice velvety finish. It's very light and easy to use thanks to the pump! It does leave my skin looking healthy and nice. It has  light to medium coverage. When i don't set it with powder the staying power is between 5/6 hours. Even at the end of the day my skin still feels smooth and looks nice! I don't use a face primer. I just put my moisturizing day creme or use my grape seed oil. I actually noticed that when i use the oil i end up with a more natural dewy look. 

The things i love about this product is that it's talc free, it has SPF, it is super cheap and has a pump so it's easy to use! Don't get me wrong i still love my Rimmel Matte Foundation and Revlon's Color stay, but for now i plan to enjoy the Affinitone Mineral, since this is the first foundation from Maybelline i actually like!



You can clearly see the difference between both colors. The funny thing is they are the same products but come in slightly different packages.


You can see how light and dewy it looks. Lovees it! :) (once it's blended it looks exactly like my skin!)


Hope my review was helpful.

What is your newly favourite foundation? 

Love to read in the comments!


Stay fabulous

xoxo 

Vendella

How to use natural oils in your battle against acne


Yes, it's true, you can help your skin win the battle with acne by using natural/essential oils. 
Of course, not all types of oils are beneficial for your skin type! Some are perfect for dry and aging  skin - olive oil, apricot oilwheat oil, jojoba oil; others for sensitive skin - almond and avocado oil, since they are light and are absorbed quickly by the skin; and there are oils that are perfect for oily to combination skin types! And here is where I want to focus my attention on since a lot of us young women are suffering breakouts and have oily skin.

The best oil in my opinion (since I've been testing it out for the past few days, hence the blog post) is the grape seed oil
1.Grape seed oil contains the most powerful natural antioxidant known to man. It tightens but does not clog the pores. Its perfect if you have oily skin because it helps regulate the skin's natural balance and also helps with burns, wounds and infections! It is also called basis oil. It can be used on its one or with mixed other essential oils.


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2. Rose oil is one of the best options among the essential oils. It has a nice aroma and not only clears the skin but it also prevents from breakouts. However, it's not suitable for people with dry or sensitive skin as it will make the skin more dry and flaky.
I'm actually lucky because my country is the true origin for all rose based oils and creams, so its not a problem for me to find natural rose oil! ;)


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3. Lavender oil is very healing and soothing. The oil of lavender helps to treat redness and itching. But remember never to use lavender oil directly onto your skin. Always dilute it with grape seed oil or jojoba oil!



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We all know that the 4.Tea tree oil is perfect for oily and acne prone skin. It contains ingredients that kill bacteria and is used to clean wounds. Before you apply it to the skin, remember to mix it with a basic oil. The best option is to mix 2 drops of tea tree oil with 30 ml. aloe vera, or you might suffer from dry and itchy skin.


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For the past few weeks, i got really obsessed with all natural skin/hair products (hence all my recent posts). I really think natural oils and products help my skin and hair feel and look a lot better. I've actually discovered that I don't need a moisturizer before I put on my foundation. It goes a lot smoother and looks way better when I have my grape oil on. I use a small cotton disk, put a few drops of the oil leave it for about 5 min and continue with my makeup routine. My face looks more awake and dewy! :) I've been getting compliments on how radiant my skin is as of lately. I strongly believe the oil is "to blame".
I hope you find my post interesting and helpful! 
It's all for you - my fabulous readers!

I would love to read your comments.

Are you willing to give natural oils a shot? 

What is your take on going "au naturelle"?

Stay fabulous

xoxo

Vendella

Some good EOTDs from the past week


I've been rocking the "pop of color" look for the past few days now, before i got seriously sick.... T_T

Green is definitely my favorite color, but I've been switching it up with blue, purple and gold. Once I tried baby pink but after a couple of hours the color faded away and I looked like I haven't been getting enough sleep! haha
You already know black eyeliner is my best friend lol This look takes me about 5 min! :)


You already know about the brows :D I'm getting very impatient, though. I sooo want them to look good already, but I never have the time to go to a pro....



And as per usual my favourite look - simple and sexy the neutral cat eye
is def my go-to makeup look. Especially when I'm in the mood! :)
Perfect for work, university and date night with the bf. 




Hope you enjoyed! 

Stay fabulous my lovely readers

xoxo

Vendella

DIY | Lighten your hair with natural products

If you are like me - obsessed with your hair, then this post is definitely for you!

Recently, I had a not-so-wonderful experience with hair dye (yes, yes I dyed it again). I actually wanted to make my hair lighter and get rid of the red undertones, but it turned out really dark brown. The colour is nice but definitely doesn't suit me.
So since I no longer want to dye my hair (but I still want to make it lighter!) I thought why not find an alternative method. I spent a lot of time researching and trying to find some home-made recipes that might help. I stumbled upon some very nice masks that not only will better the condition of your hair, but will make it lighter with 1-2 tones (at least this is what people are claiming). I'm currently in the process of testing them out.

Girl, where are you?

Soo, as you can tell i, haven't been the best blogger ever, but i have a good excuse! I just started school and i'm trying to balance work, boyfriend and university... 

Asloooo I'm in the process of updating my blog! Hopefully, until the end of the month, i will be able to share with you my new layout, header etc. I'm super duper excited! I actually got a talented friend to help me out since I'm no computer genius! :D So yay for that!! :) 

I'll be posting some random EOTD'S and whatnot, and of course, I will keep you posted. 

Last but not least I want to thank all you fabulous people who have been commenting on my random posts! You guys are the best! 
I have the best followers evar! hehe ;) 

Stay fabulous my darlings!

xoxo

Vendella