How to Remove Makeup Completely

All of us love to apply to make- up whether we are going to work, hang out with friends or a special date night with our loved one but who likes taking it off? Literally Nobody! But it’s so important to remove your make up completely before going to bed. As you might know, your skin regenerates its cells overnight, so it is essential to leave it clean before you doze off after a busy day. 

We asked different dermatologists about the negative effects of not removing the makeup completely. We were not shocked when they mentioned the issues like acne, large pores, ageing and even cysts and severe eyelash infection. Imagine how damaging a layer of oil, makeup and dirt staying on your skin overnight can be. You definitely do not want to suffer from these problems just because you cannot take 5 minutes out of your busy schedule for your skin. 

We are going to give you quick tips on how to remove makeup completely, so your skin feels bright and fresh every morning.

When it comes to your skin, there is no room for compromise on quality. We always recommend skin-friendly and cost-effective Korean cosmetics that are carefully designed by professionals for each skin type. 

You can find a wide range of Korean cosmetics and skincare products that are not only high quality make up products to help you create your desired look but also improves the overall condition of your skin due to natural ingredients used in them.  

Makeup Removal Tips

To remove your make up completely, begin with applying the cleansing lotion or oil-based cleanser on your skin and leaving it for a while. During this time, you can brush your teeth or just do a little dance workout to stretch your sour muscles after a busy day. As the makeup remover dissolves your make up including the waterproof mascara etc., it will be easier for you to wipe it off before you wash your face. 

Before we move further, please do not rush and rub wipes or cotton pads hard against your skin. The skin around the eyes is the most sensitive and requires extra care. While taking off your eye make- up to be very gentle with your skin and remove the make- up softly. You don’t want your eyelashes to fall off or even worse, get wrinkles! So be kind to your eyes. 

Cleansing Lotions 

After you have removed the initial layer of your make up with cleansing lotion and wipes, it’s time for thorough cleaning with cleansing milk or gel. Choose a mild cleanser and wash your face and neck thoroughly. Take a small amount of cleanser on your palm and rub gently on your face. Be careful to clean the corner of your eyes, eyebrows, around the lips, nose and all over your face. If you were wearing a full coverage foundation, it is better to leave the cleanser on for a few minutes before washing it off. Always cleanse your face gently in the round motion of your finger and avoid rubbing it back and forth. You can clean it with a soft cotton pad but remember one soft stroke from inward to outward direction should suffice. Rubbing cotton pad back and forth will only damage your skin in the long run. Always apply the cleanser in the upward direction with your fingers as downward massage will make it look saggy over the year. A thorough cleaning will remove all the residues, leaving your skin feel fresh. 

Wash Your Face

After you have removed the cleansing oil, milk or gel (depending on your skin type) it is time to wash your face and neck thoroughly with water to remove any leftover cleanser. If you can spare an extra 5 minutes, fill your sink with hot water and give some steam to your face and thank us later! It will cleanse your skin and give you a soft pinkish glow that you will not be able to resist touching it over and over again. But be careful to make sure you take the steam from a suitable distance to avoid any harmful effects on your skin. 

Waterproof Products

We all love good quality waterproof mascara and long-wearing lipsticks. Korean cosmetics provide a great range of waterproof mascaras and cosmetics. If you are worried about how to remove them at the end of the day, let us help you. It is very important to buy the right type of makeup removal products for water-proof mascara and long-wearing lipsticks because that is where we all get lazy and face the consequences. Many of us think wiping our face with baby wipes would suffice, but it does not. Baby wipes are not meant to remove layers of makeup on your face. There are many Korean cosmetic products available which are meant for removing waterproof mascaras so get your hands one of those. When people question us, why? We tell them, if you can afford waterproof mascara, you can definitely afford its remover. Be nice to your eyelashes and buy one! Same goes for long-wearing lipsticks. A good quality oil-based cleanser is your go-to option when it comes to removing a long-wearing lipstick. It will easily remove the lipstick thoroughly. Apply Vaseline or lip balm to retain the moisture. 


Once you are sure that you have removed your make up completely, it is essential to give your skin a dose of good toner and moisturizer as per your skin type. We love a moisturizing and nourishing face mask after deep cleansing, while we relax and listen to some nice, soft music. Thanks to Korean cosmetics for coming up with a range of moisturizers for every skin type. With these moisturizers, you will wake up with a fresh baby skin every morning, which is ready for another hectic day. Gently massage your skin in an upward direction with a moisturizer until it is completely absorbed in your skin.


Before we wrap up, let us beg you to not use baby wipes, harsh chemicals or low-quality products on your face. For lazy days, keep makeup removal wipes in your nightstand but don’t make it your habit. Be gentle on your skin and make makeup removing routine essential part of your day. Like you detoxify your whole body, do not ignore your skin. No matter how much makeup you apply, if your skin is not healthy, it will not give you a smooth, dewy finish. Cleanse, tone, moisturize your skin every day with the products that are designed for your skin type to slow down the ageing process and maintain healthy skin.

Don’t Put A Time Limit On Your Makeup: Help It Stay On For Longer With These Great Tips

Ever had that experience where you leave the house with amazing makeup – only to look in a mirror two hours later to find that it’s all but left your face? Yep, this has probably happened to all of us, and it doesn’t ever get less annoying. It can be incredibly disheartening to see your makeup wear off so quickly, especially if you spent ages on it or if you are at a big event. Our makeup can come off our faces for a number of reasons. It could be to do with the weather – wind and rain aren’t exactly a girl’s best friend when it comes to keeping their face intact. It could be to do with face touching or the wearing of glasses, or even wearing scarves around the face. Plus sometimes, it is simply down to the wearer having oily skin. So what exactly can you do if you suffer with makeup that just won’t stay on? Well, read on and try some of these techniques that can help your makeup stay with you well into the night – so you can party until dawn without a care in the world.

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Use primer

You may have heard of people using what is known as a primer under their makeup. These products have been used by professional makeup artists for years, but have only hit the highstreet in the past few years. Primers are essentially products which are applied before foundation or concealer and aim to make your makeup last longer. They are now available from many different brands and come in gel, cream and even powder form. In order to apply it, don’t be scared to use your fingers. Yes, we have all been relentlessly told to apply makeup with professional brushes and sponges ONLY. But in the case of primer, actually absorbs into the skin better when you use your hands, due to the generation of heat. There are also types of primer specifically designed for certain parts of the face, such as this base for NYX eyeshadow.

Use a setting spray

Ever clocked sight of yourself in the mirror before you left the house, and gave your face a quick mist of hairspray before leaving just to make sure that makeup stays on? Most of us have done the hairspray trick, as nasty as it is – and not only does it taste and feel awful, it doesn’t really work either! This is why makeup setting sprays were invented, which are essentially a sealing ‘top coat’ for your makeup. You can buy specific ones for various skin types and some even claim to hydrate your skin too.

Keep backup products in your bag

Unfortunately, there are going to be those times where no matter what we do, the makeup still comes off. For these moments, nothing else will do apart from reapplying the makeup that has already come off. But no one wants to cut their evening short by having to go home to re-apply. This is why carrying some mini makeup saviors on your person can be a lifesaver in times of need. You can often buy handbag-sized makeup these days, but most makeup in general will fit into the inside pocket of your bag. Bring only the essentials so you’re not too weighed down – for example, your 16 color eyeshadow palette probably doesn’t need to come with you. Foundation, powder, mascara and lipstick is all you really need, and you’ll be good to go all night.

Must Have Makeup Products from Younique


Finding the perfect makeup can be very hard, but let me tell you that Younique products are definitely the way to go. Since I started using the products I have been absolutely amazed at all the great products that they offer and wondered why I didn’t start using these products many years sooner.

About Younique:

Derek Maxfield and Melanie Huscroft, a brother-and-sister team, founded Younique in September 2012 with a mission to uplift, empower, and validate women across the globe. Derek and Melanie firmly believe that all women should feel valued, smart, and empowered through opportunities of personal growth and financial reward.

About the Cosmetics:

Younique’s cosmetics development processes utilize scientific research to ensure that our products contain high quality ingredients that enrich and nourish the skin. The result is a beautifully efficacious product that is safely compatible with virtually every skin type.

Younique begins by looking to Mother Nature for the inspiration behind the cosmetics. Their in-house scientific team then formulates a product that honors that inspiration while delivering cutting-edge cosmetics. Their goal is to provide healthy, clean, and pure cosmetics.


What products are available:

  • Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+
  • Moodstruck Precision Brow Gel and Liner
  • Moodstruck Precision Pencil Eyeliner
  • Eyeshadow Pigment Powders
  • Splurge Cream Shadow
  • Lipstick, Lip Gloss, Lip Liner, & Lip Stain
  • Foundation, BB Cream
  • Bronzer
  • Blusher
  • Primer
  • Cleansing Products


About the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+:

The Fiberlases were one of my favorite products that really talked me into buying and selling the amazing Younique makeup products.

The original product has been enhanced to make it even better than it was before.

You can now increase your average lash volume by 400% with Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes enhanced formula, new brush, and fresh look.

This amazing product is also Hypoallergenic.


Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette:

I was also incredibly impressed with the amazing Shadow Palettes were also amazing. I had never been an eyeshadow snob, but now I totally find myself not liking any other eyeshadow that is available. I love that I can still have my eyes looking the same at the end of the day as they did when my day was just starting.


Lucrative Lip Gloss:

The lipgloss is amazing and incredibly moisturizing to your lips.

You can pout, pucker, or smile. The Lucrative Lip gloss will definitely bring the shine. There are 10 amazing colors of this long-lasting, non-sticky, go-to gloss with a handy, convenient mirror on the side of the tube.


If you are interested in purchasing this amazing product or some of the other amazing products that Younique has to offer, you can head on over to my website and find the product that is perfect for you.

What Does Beauty Mean to You?

Disclosure- this is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own and honest. Please see “I disclose” for more info.

Beauty is a relative term.   So many people- women and young girls, in particular, get bogged down with what the media tells them is beautiful that they forget that almost everyone has beauty about them.  (Yeah, I said “almost”.  Some people are worse off on the inside, and that doesn’t make a pretty person in my opinion.)  Beauty comes from not just your natural features, but the way one acts, and the grace one carries themselves with.  Most of us struggle with our own “beauty” now and again (or constantly) in one way or another, but we can do little things to make ourselves feel better.
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Are Your Lips #ArdenRed ?

What better way to start off Lip Appreciation Weekend than with a little #ArdenRed? As the saying goes, “Put on some red lipstick and live a little!”

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Me and my bubbie sure look kissable! He is sans the #ArdenRed lipstick, of course 🙂

If you’re wearing #ArdenRed worthy lips, share a #selfie with on Instagram by tagging @ElizabethArden & #ArdenRed and show off your poppy pout. If you want to join in on the trend and you’re not sure which red hue is right for you, check out Elizabeth Arden Global Makeup Artist, Rebecca Restrepo’s quick tip for finding the perfect red lip look using Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick ($25.00).
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Beauty Box 5 Review

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I’m sure that you know as well as I do, that there are millions of beauty products available on the market today. How would you like to receive a box of items to try out each month?

I was lucky enough to be able to review the Beauty Box 5.

About Beauty Box 5

Beauty Box 5 is a way for you to sign up to receive 4-5 samples of your favorite beauty brands right to your door. You can also choose to cancel at anytime.

The wonderful thing about Beauty Box 5, is that they give you the opportunity to try top of the line beauty products at an affordable cost.

The Items I received in my Beauty Box 5:

  • Blum Naturals Oil Absorbing Facial Tissues
  • An Ofra Eye Shadow
  • Bodyography Foundation Primer
  • Blinc Mascara
  • City Lips Sample from City Cosmetics


My Thoughts:

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EcoTools Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set

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