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Monday, July 18, 2016

5 Steps To My 'Minimal' Makeup Routine

Hi everybody! When we're talking about makeup, there's nothing really "minimal" about me. I either go all the way, or not at all. Let's be real, this is more like maximum makeup for some of them out there, but being a makeup enthusiast I actually wear a lot of makeup. Without further ado, let's get on to it!

Use only concealer
I skip foundation or BB cream or BB cushion or whatsoever if I want to go for a minimal makeup look that day. I know it sounds absurd to some people but my skin doesn't really need that much of a coverage as of now, I just need to conceal the problematic areas. There are days where I want to look "natural" and only concealed, if that makes any sense hehe. I am using the Pure Mineral Concealer by Maybelline, in case you are wondering.

Set to matte
I want my face to appear matte all the time, but when I decided to go minimal that day, I skip "baking". I don't know why shiny or satin finish doesn't floats my boat. So, this is a personal preference okay. If you don't like matte, it's okay boo you do you. Moving on, to set my face I use the Silkygirl Magic BB All in One Powder Foundation but not too much! This thing goes a long way gurl.

Do not neglect 'em brows
I am a firm believer that no matter how good you put your makeup on, how fleeky you draw your eyebrows or how magnificent you overdraw your lips BUT if you don't "kemaskan" your brows it's useless. Don't neglect them baby hairs! Pluck them or if you prefer to conceal them, please do so. Sometimes, I am being a lazyass to draw my brows but I have to make sure that my brows are very kemas. Okay?

Build definition
This applies to the eyes. The eyes speak thousand words, so they say. So, I must line my eyes and "tightline". Nothing too dramatic gurl, I just give me some simple cat eye because it gives character hehe. And then I brush a few coats of mascara for my upper and lower lashes. Done for the eyes! Oh I am using the IN2IT Hair Brush Eyeliner and Pencil Liner in Black and the Maybelline Volume Express Rocket Mascara in Black.

I am always excited when it comes to lipstick or lip products. Sometimes, I don't even know what lipstick colour I should rock that day because I have too many lip products! So, for a much safer decision, I always go for a nude lipstick or lip tint or I combine these two to achieve my perfect lip combo :) Best lip products IMO - Simplysiti, NYX, IN2IT.

That's that! Told you, there's nothing "minimal" about me when it comes to makeup hehe. Tell me what's YOUR kind of minimal makeup in the comments. I would love to know! Till next time~ *hugs*

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Reasons Why You Need Attractive Images In Your Blog Post

Thank you, J. Kelly Brito

Hi everybody!

I made it crucial to use at least one image with every blog post. Sometimes it has nothing to do with the content but it's becoming a habit. Pictures speak a thousand words, so they say. At times, blogging is just not about plain texts written on a page, you have to use the combination of texts, images and GIFs so you can come up with an extraordinarily good article!

Why do you need attractive images in your blog post? Because..

First thing first: Your content will look more aesthetic. Having photos to break up blocks of texts will give your blog post appear more professional and simply looks better.

Next, people feel more likely to read your blog post when it's accompanied by an image. We are often feel the urge to look at a page that has an interesting image, aren't we? When you use a picture within your post, it also helps to make the post look a bit longer, am I right? And if you are writing a short post, adding in a photo or two will help the post look much, much better.

Added to this, it encourages social media shares. How? Now that social media platforms are getting thrill out and enjoying its massive popularity, one way that you can enjoy the ubiquitous sharing is to place an attractive image that readers would want to share. Trust me girl, it also helps you drive more traffic from social network sites.

Where to get high quality, attractive, amazeballs images? You may opt to take the pictures yourself and you are going to need a damn high quality camera for that. If you are willing to pay for images, some top pay site for images that I know are Getty Images and Shutterstock. And if you are a cheapskate like me, free images are also available online. Don't you worry child. You can give Pexels and a try!

You may be surprised to see how enormous the number of your blog's traffic because your readers are now visually fascinated by your posts. Ahaa! If you know more reasons or have another useful tip, you can always tell me in the comment.

Till next time. x
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