Article : Makeup Tips and Tricks For Battling Oily Skin

Let’s face it: we all know how to put on makeup. But when it comes to your skin type, there are certain tips, tricks and tools to make it a little easier to look your best. With oily skin, a few quick steps of preparation and the right items can upgrade your basic makeup job into wow-where-did-she-come-from status. We reached out to Romy Soleimani, Beauty Director-at-Large for, to get her favorite advice for makeup application on oily skin.

Tone It Up
Skin prep is super important for oily skin, and using the right toner will help balance out the oiliness. Jurlique Citrus Purifying Mist is a must-have: it will leave your skin feeling feel hydrated, not oily. It’s magic!

Less Is More
A great trick to eliminating oiliness in the skin is to reduce the number of layers of product you wear on your face. Original Foundation from Bare Minerals contains SPF 15, which allows you to cut out the layer of sunscreen you would usually apply before makeup.

ACP = Always Carry Powder
Everyone with oily skin knows it’s key to keep powder with you at all times! In order to avoid the caked-on-powder look, go with a mineral-based product like Mineral Makeup from Prescriptives. The powder will absorb oil while it keeps your face looking even, natural and shine-free.

Prep Your Face With Primer
A great makeup tip for fighting oily skin is to mattify! Applying a matte primer before your makeup helps absorb oils throughout the day. Make sure to use it everywhere that you’ll be applying makeup – even your eyelids. 

Stay Beautiful With Matte Blush
If you have oily skin, shine is your worst enemy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create a beautiful makeup look with definition and color. I like to use a matte blush like By Terry Blush Veloute in Apple Glow; it easily absorbs into foundation or powder and leaves a gorgeous, matte finish.

Eat clean : Banana Nut Mug Cake

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Hey guys!
It’s a new Cheap Clean Eats and I’m showcasing another mug cake! Woot! Love these because they literally take no time to “bake”. Today’s recipe is the Banana Nut Mug Cake with a surprise center filling! So cool. Here’s what you’ll need:
Surprise filling:
– 2 tablespoons vanilla Greek yogurt
– ¼ cup rolled oats
– ½ ripe banana, smashed
– 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
– 1 egg
– 2 tablespoons almond milk
– 2 packets zero calorie sweetener sweetener
– ½ teaspoon baking powder
– pinch cinnamon
– 1 tablespoon crushed walnuts
1. Fill a foil muffin cup with the 2 tablespoons vanilla Greek yogurt and freeze for 2 hours (or overnight) until solid.
2. Spray a large mug with cooking spray.
3. Mix together the oats, banana, Greek yogurt, egg, almond milk, sweetener, baking powder and cinnamon.  Stir well.
4. Microwave for 1 minute.
5. Remove and press the frozen yogurt disk in the mug and press down slightly.
6. Return to microwave for another minute or until just set.  (If you like your cake under-done, pull it out sooner.  If you like it firm and more like a muffin, keep it in longer).  Sprinkle with walnuts.  The center should ooze out slightly if you don’t over-cook it.
Calories: 293 | Protein: 14 g | Net Carbs: 29 g | Fat: 12 g | Fiber: 4 g


Hello readers,

I barely use foundation as my makeup routine. But I would like to give this
Perfect Skin Absolute Marble Stick Foundation SPF50+/PA+++
a try. And I choose color code  #21 Pink Beige. 
This foundation born of the creative and high technic, the perfect skin is a unique signature
for the skin a mark of sublime glamour.

My verdict :

Okay, as for me this foundation is easy to apply. and also easy to blend. but somehow my skin feels irritated when using the brush. so, im just using my beauty blender to apply this foundation. 
although this stick foundation has mirror on the back, but the mirror is too small. for me its useless.
i used to have combination skin and this foundation works well with that. not make my face looks oily anyway. beore i apply this foundation, i apply primer first just to make it blends well then.
anyway, the colour is not quite suitable for my face. it makes my face whiter and not natural,
so i need to cover with loose powder then. but overall, it is a good foundation. and 
has a nice smell too.

I just bought this foundation in :

KLFW16 : Diana Rikasari

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I really love all her collection. So funky, cheerful and beautiful.
"Dreams do come true, even when they are so random and wild. I've always thought about having a clothing line but never thought it was ever going to come true, moreover given the opportunity to make its debut in such a grand event abroad. And it did. Schmiley Mo is my tribute to girls out there who believe that fashion should be fun and easy but at the same timemodest. Yes, the word "Mo" is actually derived from the word "modesty" because I believe inless-skin is more.

Anyway, my first experience backstage was pretty frightening hehe. I even asked the stage choreographer, "can I hug you?", to which she allowed me to hehehehehhe. But I am happyyyyy because I learned so much! My models were also very kind, so that was helpful. And hey, Tutifrom Asia's Next Top Model walked for Schmiley Mo too! OMG! #fangirling" - Diana Rikasari <3

Review : Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Mist

Hello readers ;

What it is ... 
[Jeju Sparkling Mineral Mist] 
A Jeju sparkling mineral water mist that delivers rich mineral nutrition for a clear complexion.

1. Strengthens your skin's moisture-retaining power 
Finely textured stabilized oil extracted from coconut helps the skin to retain moisture without feeling oily. 
2. Contains 90% sparkling mineral water 
Contains a high carbonic acid and nourishing mineral content from the sparkling mineral water found in Sanbang Mountain on Jeju to deliver hydration deep into the skin, like filling it with moisture from the inside.
3. Mist of sparkling mineral water 
Fine-textured sparkling mineral water particles sit gently on the skin to moisturize and soothe it like it has been soaked in a hot spring.

What else you need to know ...
[Jeju Sparkling Mineral Line] 
Jeju Sparkling Mineral Line provides deep hydration to the skin with carbonated minerals from the sparkling mineral water drawn from UNESCO Global Geopark-designated Sanbang Mountain on Jeju Island for a clear skin like it's been soaked in a hot spring. 

[6-free system] 
Free of parabens, animal ingredients, mineral oil, colorants, artificial fragrance and imidazolidinyl urea.

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Review : Laneige Pore Deep Clearing Foam

- Works into micro bubbles that cleanses deep inside pores and larger bubbles that cleanses the surface. Leaves your skin clean and oil-free. 
- Moroccon Clay (Rhassoul) works as micro scrubbing beads that purify skin, while Clove extract controls sebum secretion to leave your pores clean. 
- Contains mild plant-based cleansing ingredients for gentle cleansing. 
- Pore Purifying Complex removes toxins and impurities around your pores and strengthens your defense system against pore-related troubles.

Pros :
Really clean your pores
Smell fresh
Can use up until 2 months

Cons :
Not suitable for dry skin

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Tips : The professional order to apply your makeup and skincare

Hello readers 

Applying our beauty products should be a dream sequence of pampering that sees us massage our faces with all kinds of sumptuous oils and creams. So why do we feel uncertainty when it comes to smoothing our eye cream on? We'll tell you why; because the order of applying beauty buys is baffling.
And with skin essences soon to enter the beauty arena thanks to Korean rituals, product layering is only set to get even more confusing. Which is why we've pulled together a guide on the perfect order for all of your products which ensures you get the the optimum effects from your serums and sunscreens.


Rinse and repeat this step to rid your skin of every scrap of dirt; the first cleanse attacks the surface grime while the second will reach right into your pores.


Skipping toner is like writing your dissertation then quitting before you've saved it; it makes all the effort of cleansing pointless as residual dirt may still remain. Sweep one on with a cotton pad to clarify your pores.


If you use any type of topical treatment to blitz acne or lighten scars, apply these now to let your skin soak up their benefits.


The general rule with face creams is that you should start with the lightest products first, and serums boast thin formulas that absorb the most efficiently. These concentrated lotions deliver active ingredients deep into pores, so ensure you're using one that caters to your biggest skincare woes.


How many of you were making eye cream the last step in your skincare regimen? In fact, it goes on before your moisturiser, oil and SPF. Much like serums, these lotions are thin and need to be clear of barriers, so pat one on before your face cream, using the pad of your ring finger.


Moisturiser is non-negotiable - even if your skin is oily - so reach for a tub of the creamy stuff and massage it in an upwards and outwards motion.

7. OIL

If you hope to reap the pore-plumping, skin-brightening benefits of a facial oil, pat one over drier zones to seal your moisturiser down. While oil is one of the few products that's able to penetrate your face cream, the same can't be said when the two products are applied in the opposite order.

8. SPF

Applying SPF straight after cleansing will render the rest of your products useless, but popping it on at the end ensures your regimen can still work to its full potential.


The correct order comes into play to save your makeup regimen as well, ensuring you get the most flawless wear from your foundations and colourful pigments. Kicking this off is a good primer, which acts like a magnet to hold down your base and, thanks to new advances, can tackle problems like spots and oiliness, too.


There are many myths surrounding the application of concealer, but to get the best from your cover-up, you need to smooth on your foundation first. Lay your initial base down in a light, thin layer for a natural look, and you can then use step 11 to go over any blemishes.


Evaluate the parts of your face that may want some extra cover-up, then dab your concealer on with a brush and lightly blend it out.


Tawny bronzing powders and creams are designed to etch in gentle structure, so do this before defining your cheeks with a pretty wash of blusher.


Lacquered lashes can get in the way when trying to nail a feline flick, so slick on your mascaraafter applying your shadow and liner.


The intensity of your brows should complement your eyeshadow, blusher and lipstick, so grab a pencil and get to work on matching them with the rest of your look.


Your face powder is designed to set your makeup and soak up excess oil, so save it for last to sweep over shiny t-zones, chins and under-eyes to set concealer.

Recipe : The Best Watermelon Slushy Ever

Hey guys!

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I’m hoping you’re taking advantage of the last weeks of your warm summer months by being outside, and maybe getting some outdoor workouts in on the beach or by the lake! There’s something about the fresh air and warm heat that feels extra healthy to me. Maybe it’s the extra sweat, or being one with nature, but no matter what it is, it’s a great feeling.
You know what else feels AH-MAZING?! Cold slushy drinks post-workout, especially if you are feeling dehydrated from the hot sun. There’s nothing more hydrating than watermelon and coconut water, and nothing tastes quite as good as freezing cold watermelon goodness! The texture is perfection!
It’s different from a smoothie, which has a creaminess to it. These slushies have more of a sorbet essence, and they taste just like a fresh watermelon. I like to add fresh basil to mine to add a punch of “herbiness” to contrast the sweetness (I know, it’s not a word, but it should be, because herb-y is what it is!). There are two ways to make these.  I’ll call one the fast version and one the slow version. The slow version can also end up like a shaved ice, so if you want to eat it with a spoon, be sure to try that version!
Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 slushy
Prep Time: 5 min
(Fast Version)
  • 3 cups cubed watermelon, frozen overnight
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 6-7 basil leaves
  1. Place ingredients into a high-powered blender, and process until slushy, scraping sides several times to incorporate.
Nutrition Info:
Calories: 229| Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Net Carbs: 55g | Fiber: 3g
Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 slushy
Prep Time: 5 min
Chill Time: 4-6 hours
(Slow Version)
  • 3 cups cubed watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 6-7 basil leaves
  1. Place ingredients into a high-powered blender and process for 15 seconds.
  2. Pour contents into a shallow dish and cover. Place in freezer, and stir after 2 hours. Check after 4 hours to see if it’s frozen and slushy.  If not, stir and return to freezer for 2 more hours, spoon into a glass, and serve.
  3. If desired, leave in freezer overnight, then scrape the frozen watermelon with a fork to make shaved ice. Ejoy with a spoon!
Nutrition Info:
Calories: 271| Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Net Carbs: 69g | Fiber: 3g
What’s your favorite frozen treat? Comment below!
*sources from : Blogilates :)

Recipe : Vegan Frozen Yogurt Bark




Hey guys!
Does this frozen yogurt bark make you feel patriotic? When I see it, I immediately think about the 4th of July…which happens to be Monday sooooo perfect timing yeah!!??!
I think themed food (in color or occasion) is extra cute, and oh-so-festive. There’s an emotional connection to seeing food with our eyes and tying in nostalgia before taking even the first bite. So whether it’s patriotism, childhood wonder, comfort, party-time, Easter, New Year’s, GNO or a baby shower, be sure to go the extra mile and tailor your cuisine to match the event.
You’ll be so happy to know that this frozen yogurt bark (modeled after the not-so-healthy fancy white chocolate bark you’ll see in high-end stores) is remarkably healthy, easy, and can be made vegan or non-vegan. These are perfect for summer because they’re cold, slightly sweet and really refreshing with bursts of real fruit POWER! Yes- I believe fruit is the ultimate super-hero because it’s filled with antioxidants to beat down the bad free-radicals of life, plus, it’s so yummy! So in essence, this bark IS LIFE!
Prepare the pan and get ready to sprinkle!
Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: full recipe
Prep Time: 5 min
Chill Time: 3 hrs
  • 6 oz vanilla coconut yogurt (for vegan) or Greek yogurt
  • 2 medium strawberries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
  1. Line a 7-by-3-inch loaf pan with wax paper.
  2. Spread yogurt evenly across the bottom. Sprinkle with the fruit and coconut and press some pieces in slightly.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 3 hours, or until frozen. Break apart into bark using a knife, and serve.
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Review : innisfree green tea seed cream

Salam and hello people :)

What it is
Antioxidant-infused cream made with Jeju green tea seeds for deep hydration and nourishment 

A moisturizing and nourishing serum containing eco-friendly Jeju fresh green tea and green tea seeds More moisturizing and refreshing than ever before! 

1. More moisture and freshness with 100% green tea. 
Rich in amino acids and minerals, green tea from Jeju's own green tea leaves hydrates your skin. 

2. Dual Moisture-Rising Technology™ derived from green tea and green tea seed oil 
The fresh green tea deeply hydrates your skin and the green tea seed oil creates a strong moisture barrier to keep your skin moisturized longer. 

3. With the help of the antioxidants naturally present in green tea, this cream rich in moisture keeps skin healthy and moisturized without stickiness. 

*Product suggestions for the 3 most common types of skin
- oily skin: The green tea fresh line
- combination skin: The green tea balancing line
- dry skin: The green tea moisture line
- *special moisturizing and nourishing care line: The green tea seed line

How to use

Put a small amount of cream into your hand and apply it around your face and neck.

Review : Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

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Laneige’s unique Moisture-wrap™ technology uses effective ingredients of hydro ion mineral water contained in a biopolymer mineral network, evening primrose extract, and apricot extract to increase the skin’s absorption and sustaining capabilities while you sleep.
The water Sleeping Mask is exclusively used as an overnight skincare product to optimize the condition of the skin for the following morning, as if the skin itself had a good night sleep!
Our skin loses a lot of moisture overnight, and the Sleeping Mask helps to lock the moisture in the skin overnight leaving it looking radiant the next morning.
The anti-oxidant function of apricot extract provides a brightening effect that makes the skin look even clearer and brighter by removing free radicals stressing out the skin.
The various effective sleeping care ingredients absorbed into the skin overnight leaves a smooth skin the next morning for even application of your makeup!
The lightweight gel Mask gives your skin a good rest by providing a refreshing and moisturizing feel to the skin without leaving any sticky residue.
Just before going to bed every night, apply the mask lightly and leave it overnight on the skin without rinsing it off. You will experience a softer and more supple skin after washing your face the following morning.The natural scent is extracted from natural resources, so color variation may occur according to its origin and harvesting time. The color may differ as displayed, however the scent and function remain the same.

  • Pros:

  • • Mildly fragranced with roses.
  • • Evens out skin tone.
  • • Heals fatigued skin.
  • • Improves overall skin health by providing intense hydration.
  • • Fairly priced.
  • • Great packaging.
  • • Doesn’t break out.
Highly fragranced formula can cause inflammation on and below the surface layer of skin.
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