Best Drugstore BB Cream?

The truth is that no one wants to wear foundation every day. A) It damages the skin by causing pimples, large pores, etc and B) It's quite annoying to do it every-single-day! I have to be very honest with you, I have a love/hate relationship with the BB and CC creams. I've always wanted to simply apply a little tinted cream and go out, but finding the right product was really hard. I actually almost gave up because every single BB/CC cream that I tried wasn't suitable for oily and combination skin. And I still don't understand why brands mark their products 'FOR ALL SKIN TYPES', when it's pretty obvious that if my face shines like a Christmas tree only half an hour after the application, this BB/CC cream isn't suitable for oily skin! 

If you follow my blog since the beginning, then you probably remember that I wrote a review for the sun-protection with matte finish by Vichy, which I absolutely love and have been using literally every day. Not only that the product is great (you can read the full review here) but it also lasted me a whole year and keep in mind that I live in Dubai, meaning I use it if not every day then at least 4 times a week! Anyway, the other day I went to repurchase the sun-protection and then I saw that now there's a new product by Vichy (or new for me). It's the same adored by me sunblock with matte finish but tinted, which means that it has a little bit colour/coverage. That day Boots had an offer 'Buy One, Get One Free' and I decided to give it a try. I couldn't try it in the store because they didn't have testers but when I tried it at home I was so happy with the results. Have a look at the picture above. That's me before and after applying the product. By the way the pictures were not edited and they were taken with an iPhone (which explains the bad quality) for like literally 10 seconds. You can see that I have many dark spots all over my face. The BB cream didn't cover them completely, but I think the results are pretty amazing considering that the texture is lightweight. Basically, you get medium coverage without the heavy feeling. There's something that I don't know why it's not visible on the picture but the product also gives you very nice healthy glow, without being greasy or anything like that.

What's BB cream?
- It's a cosmetic product with creamy lightweight texture, used to even out the skin tone. The BB creams usually have SPF and less coverage than foundations. 
BB cream meaning?
- Blemish Base, Blemish Base or Beauty Balm.
What is BB cream used for? 
- It was developed by a dermatologist who wanted a single cream that would protect skin and provide coverage after laser treatments.
How to apply BB cream?
- I apply it with fingers, but it can be also applied with sponge or a brush. 

How to do Your Eyebrows? | Video

Shall we all agree that eyebrows make huge difference and are very important! Did you know that the right brow shape can actually lift your face and open up your eyes?  

Screenshot from my video; Scroll down to watch the full video.

Screenshot from my video; Scroll down to watch the full video.

Thank God, I was blessed with beautiful eyebrows and I don't really have to do much. I usually pluck them a little, just to remove the excess hair and then I use eyebrow pencil or powder to fill the gaps. When it comes to eyebrow products, I love the brand Anastasia Beverly Hills. (If you don't know who is Anastasia Beverly Hills, you can read here the fascinating story of the successful brand and the CEO Anastasia Soare.) Actually, I have many of their products (both makeup and eyebrows) and I am planning to review them here for you. Today, I want to talk about the amazing tweezers, which I am also using in the video below. Reading this you're probably thinking that all the tweezers are the same and I don't blame you for that because I though the same, but after years and years of using horrible tweezers I understood that investment in a good tool isn't luxury but a must! The tweezers by ABH are very easy to use. They're very sharp and pick every single hair from the first time, even the ones that you aren't able to see. You can literally pluck your eyebrows for 5 minutes. Just be careful if you haven't used similar tweezers before because you might hurt yourself. I advise you to practise few times, just so you can get used with using such a sharp tool. 

In the short video below I am showing you how to use tweezers and how to shape eyebrows. 
Hope that was helpful xx
Reviews for more products by ABH are coming soon! 

Is This the Best Drugstore Mascara? | Product Review

You might find it weird but this is the first time I try a Maybelline mascara. The brand is well known for its good mascaras and they have probably 20 different ones. It's actually really hard to pick one! I think I spent at least half an hour in the store opening and trying all the testers. By the way, I don't apply mascara testers on my eyes, because I am too scared not to get an eye infection, which makes it ever harder to decide which one to buy lol. 

After all the wondering I eventually picked the Colossal Volum' Express Mascara, which is very black and promises instant volume. Now, I have to be very honest with you, when I got home and applied it for the first time I was very disappointed and I actually regretted buying it. It was very liquidy and it didn't give me any volume. However, I wanted to give it another try so I continued using it. I know from experience that you can't decide if you like a product or not from one use only and now I am happy that I did that, because after couple of weeks of everyday use the mascara got a bit thicker and it looks very good on the lashes! Here is a quick tip from me, if you ever buy a mascara that is too liquidy, leave it open for few minutes, that will thicken it and make it easy for application (just don't forget to close it after few minutes, it might dry completely). 

Overall, I think that the Colossal Volum' Express was a good purchase. After all it's a drugstore mascara and it isn't that expensive. I believed it costs about 60 AED, but the brand does a lot of offers, so you can buy it even cheaper. Forgot to mention that it lasts me all day and I didn't notice any crumbling. 

Hope that was helpful. xx