If You Ever Feel Down…

Hello Beauties! Today I wanted to do something a little different than most of my ¬†other posts. Life is a roller-coaster and it has its ups and downs. It is really easy to get stuck in the lows of life, and forget what being happy feels like. This isn’t to say, that you always have to be happy- that’s unrealistic. But it’s important to remember that the bad times will pass, and there is always light at the end of the tunnel. I found this amazing video on youtube; it is such an inspiring and beautiful visual poem. I suggest you all watch it because it truly is enlightening. If you ever feel down… just remember you’re not alone and it will get better.


Stay fab,

Sonali ūüôā

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation Review

Hello Beauties! I’ve heard so much about this dream liquid mousse foundation that I just had to try it out! Keep reading to see my thoughts on this product and if you should add it to your makeup collection!

Packaging & Price

I absolutely love that I can pump the foundation because otherwise it can get very messy. The pump allows me to control how much foundation I want and is much easier. Other than that, there is nothing really special about the packaging. I got this foundation for about 10 bucks at shoppers drug mart, which is a good price, considering it is a drugstore product.

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Texture 

The foundation feels super smooth and nice. It has a velvety touch and feels exactly like it claims- a liquid mousse! I love the way it feels on my face, and it is not sticky or too thick like other foundations. This foundation is also extremely easy to blend on to the face. It looks so seamless and natural on the skin.

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Coverage & Look

I find this foundation provides a light to medium coverage. It was able to even out my skin tone, cover blemishes, and even lighten up the appearance of my dark circles. It also gives a nice glow to the skin. I personally like the healthy and naturally dewy look. If you prefer a matte finish, then this foundation may not be for you. This next point can be a advantage or disadvantage, depending on what you like to use foundation for. It does not have any SPF in it. This is a disadvantage because you have no protection on sunny days, but you could always just wear a moisturizer with SPF, underneath your foundation. It is an advantage because you won’t have a white overcast on your face in flash photos, if you wear the foundation at night.

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This is me wearing the foundation with the rest of my makeup done

Final Thoughts

pros

-twist-lock pump bottle

-smooth texture and easy to blend

-affordable and readily available

-light- medium coverage (covers blemishes, lightens dark circles)

-provides nice glow (could be con for some people)

Cons

-No SPF

-not a matte finish (could be a pro for some people)

-not a full coverage foundation

RATING: 8/10 

you should definitely try this foundation if you like a natural and glowing finish!


*All opinions are my own

Stay fab,

Sonali ūüôā

5 Quick and Easy tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

Hello Beauties! It’s easy to get caught up in a busy lifestyle and forget to take care of your body and health, but these 5 tips will make it easy for you to get back on track to a healthier lifestyle! *In no particular order¬†

1. Drink water in the morning.

Right when you wake up, you should drink a glass of cold water. This will help jump-start your metabolism for the rest of the day! But don’t just stop there! Drink at least 8 cups of water a day to keep your skin clear and to flush out any toxins out of your body.

Woman Drinking Glass of Water --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis
Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

2. Smaller plates

This one seems weird but it is probably one of the most useful and effective tips! Using smaller plates will trick your mind into thinking you’re eating more than you actually are! When we use big plates, we try to fill it up with food because we think we need that much, but in reality your body doesn’t need that much.

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*not my picture

3.  Find a hobby

Exercising can be a daunting task to some- especially if it’s done in the gym, so find an active hobby and start making exercise fun! I personally enjoy dancing, so I try to get in 30 minutes of dancing a day. There are tons of classes you can take for different activities. You’re bound to find something you love! Maybe you’ll like zumba, yoga, or maybe swimming? You’ll never know until you try!

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*not my picture

4. Get the right amount of sleep

Sleep is very important because it’s your body’s time to rejuvenate and get ready for the next day. Sleep¬†deficiency is actually linked to an increased risk of heart disease, ¬†high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. So it’s important to get the right amount of sleep! The average person needs 8-10 hours of sleep to function properly. This will help you improve your focus and provide you with the energy for more effective workouts.

5. Get your juice on!

It can be hard to eat the recommended amount of veggies and fruits in a day for a lot of people. A quick way to get the right servings of vegetables and fruits is to put it in a smoothie/juice. It’s convenient to make and such an easy way to down your greens! A recent fad has been “green juice” and it is packed with the vitamins and minerals your body needs!

* not my picture
* not my picture

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Stay Fab,

Sonali

5 Makeup Must-Haves for Travel

Hello beauties! Travelling is a lot of fun, but packing a suitcase is a whole other story. Packing can be a frustrating thing, but I’m here to make it easier for you… and your makeup bag. I’ve come up with a list of 5 beauty/makeup must-haves for any glamorous traveller! Plus, I added pictures of products I recommend! ūüôā

1. BB cream/Tinted Moisturizer

You can apply it with your fingers making it easy and convenient for you to do while on-the-go! Provides you a good coverage without all the hassle of a foundation.

Maybelline BB cream
Maybelline BB cream

2. 2-in-1 Blush & Bronzer

Don’t ever skip out on the blush/bronzer because every girl needs a little colour on her face! 2-in-1 products are a lifesaver for anyone that’s constantly travelling because it’s one less product to carry around in your makeup bag.

Quick tip: Get the most bang for your buck by using bronzer as an eye-shadow! You can sweep some of the bronzer  in the crease of your eyes, for some added depth and natural looking eye makeup.

Covergirl 3 - in - 1 blush, highlight, and bronzer
Covergirl 3 – in – 1 (blush, highlight, and bronzer!)

3. Mascara (preferably waterproof) 

Mascara does wonders for your eyes because it: a) defines your lashes b) makes your eyes pop and c) helps you look more awake. I suggest using waterproof mascara if you are going to spend time at the pool/beach and because while¬†travelling you have to be prepared for any type of weather, and you don’t want panda eyes due to an unexpected rain shower¬†(we’ve all been there).¬†

 Quick tip: when applying mascara focus on the outer lashes to create the illusion of bigger eyes.

Maybelline Classic Volume Express Waterproof Mascara
Maybelline Classic Volume Express Waterproof Mascara

4.  Lipstick/ Lipgloss/ Lip-balm

We can’t forget about the lips! Choose your favourite shade of lipstick/lipgloss to complete your look. For the days you want to rock your natural lip colour, (you go girl) I’d suggest using a moisturising lip-balm. Always carry a lip product in your purse because you never know when you may need a retouch.

Covergirl Colorlicious Lipgloss in shade 700
Covergirl Colorlicious Lipgloss in shade 700
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Covergirl smoochies lipstick 255 #SweetTweet
Baby Lips by Maybelline in 'Quenched'
Baby Lips by Maybelline in ‘Quenched’

5. Neutral Eyeshadow Pallette (travel size)

Try to find a palette with matte shades because they are easier and faster to apply and look more natural. If your palette includes a black shade, you can use it as eye-liner. I strongly recommend the naked basics palette. If that’s too expensive then try the NYX drug store alternative. I found out about this alternative thanks to this blog post:¬†http://blushandlace.com/2012/12/20/urbandecaydupes/

Naked Basics Palette (travel size)
Naked Basics Palette (travel size)
NYX Eye Shadow Palette Caviar and Bubble
NYX Eye Shadow Palette Caviar and Bubble

Hope you enjoyed! Let me know in the comments what your makeup must-haves are when travelling!

* All opinions are my own and I am in no way affiliated with any of the products/brands mentioned in this post.


Stay fab,

Sonali