Friday, May 30, 2014


Another theory blog post? Oh yeah, I'm on fire! :)

I've found some fun beauty facts recently and thought I might them with you.
I bet there are at least 5 facts in this list down below that you didn't know. Scroll down if you're eager to know them!

Did you know:
  • Studies have shown that the lipstick sale goes up on a rainy or cloudy day.
  • Women use upto 2kg of lipstick.
  • 40% of women own 20 lipsticks, but only 1% actually throws their lipstick away.
  • You leave about 5% of the lipstick you're wearing behind on glasses, mugs, clothing and men.
  • They say 'Blondes have more fun', but did you know they have more hair on their head than any other girls. Blondes have about 140,000 hairs, brunettes have 110,000 and red heads have "only" 80,000.
  • The first polish ever made was produced in China. It was a mixture of egg whites, bees wax, gum and colored powder.
  • 40% of women are satsified with their feet depending on the look of their toe nails.
  • Women stopped dieting after 5 weeks, 2 days and 43 minutes.
  • 75% of women who have nonsurgical procedures done such as botox, hide it from their family and friends. More than half the women don't even tell their partner.
  • 96% of women have skin problems. Dry skin (43% ), acne (30%) and wrinkles (22%) are being considered as annoying.
  • Glass may block out the UVB rays, but 50% of the UVA rays go right through it and it's UVA which causes ageing... (To read more about UVB and UVA, click here to read more info I've written)
  • 95% of women have cellulite Yes, even thin women!
  • 97% would change a party on their body if they could. 82% would replace their belly, 62% would change their thighes, 50% opt for their bum and 37% pick their upper arms. 
  • The longest hair someone owned was almost 3 metres long.
  • The skin on your body has about 19,000,000 skin cells. 
  • Going to be wearing make up ages your sking by 7 times.
Hope you enjoyed this post! For more requests, comment below :)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

NOTW: Too Too Hot

Hello all! 

It's been a while since I've posted up a NOTW post.
This doesn't mean I have kicked off of polishes, no no, it means I was just too lazy to post them... I should be ashamed of myself, I know!

Below you'll find a picture of me wearing Essie's Too Too Hot:
Essie - Too Too Hot

It's a true summery color: a creamy red coral color that can only make you dream about summer!
It applies liked heaven: 1 coat is enough to have it opaque and it lasts for about a week. I couldn't ask for more!

Think this polish will be my best friend for 2014's summer :)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Make up products come and go...

Hello everyone,

It's been a while since I've posted a pure text blog post on my blog, so thought I'd surprise you all :)
I'm sure not everyone who's passioned by make up thinks about how long they can keep their favorite product in their make up bag.
It's important to emphasize that all make up products have an expiration date. It's not easy to follow how long you've been using a certain product. Most people keep their goodies until they're dry, don't apply as smooth as they did in the beginning or just keep using it until it's empty. (ow yeah, empties blog posts!)

Enough intro, let's talk business :)
  • Foundation
As for liquid foundation it is recommended to keep these stored about a half year to 1 year in your cupboard. Ingredients can dissolve or change causing this not give the same result you had when applied for the very first time.
  • Blush
Powder blush can be stored rather long in your make up trolley. 12 to 18 months is a good amount to keep these in your collection. Remember that going in with a blush brush is far better than going in with your fingers, as hands always carry bacteries (yes, even after washing them!).
  • Mascara
From all make up products, I think this is the one you should pay attention to the most. This tube gets very close to your eyes, and an eye infection is not cool at all. Mascara's can dry out easily as well form opening and closing it and those who push their brush into the tube constantly makes it dry even faster. If you're doubting whenever the expiry date is and it's dryer than normal or doesn't apply or give the same result, it's no longer good and it is recommended that you throw this away. They stay good for about 3 to 4 months.
  • Eyeliner/lip liner
Liners are pretty much the survivors of the entire bunch. They can last up to 18 to 24 months. Yes, almost 2 years! Most liners contain ingredients that make them last longer. For those who only like to wear liners, you're lucky! :)
  • Lipstick
Lip stick junkies can keep their items from 1 year to 1,5 year. Most people (not hoarders) can use their lippies up before expiring. It can be more dry than normal, but texture and pigment will remain just as good.
  • Nail polish
This one's for all my polish people in the house :) Did you know that you can keep varnishes up to 2 years? I'm sure you've noticed a yellow varnish comes to the top when not used often. Just shake it up upside down and you're good to go. Inspite of some better quality varnishes, some can expiry faster than others. If it's dried out, you can put a drop of thinner and you're good to go again.

A great tip would be sticking a label mentioning the date you opened the product for the very first time. Just add the amount of months/years et voilĂ  :)

Have fun experimenting, just remember to stay hygienic. Think we'd all rather throw way products than having an infection because you kept on using something far too long. Choice is yours... :)