Monday, February 18, 2013

Foundation Days : Skin Tone

Yesterday I went through the five basic skin types (you can find that post here) and today I am going to go quickly through the basic skin tones.
I know I was going to post how to find your right foundation but since my laptop is being horrible to me, I can't get to my photos today so I will try to post that post tomorrow.

Anyway... How to find out what skin tone you are:

First of all, people normally fall into one of two groups, warm toned and cool toned.

If you are warm toned you have yellow undertones and if you are cool toned you have more pink undertones in your skin.

The easiest way to find out is to look at your wrist and see what color your veins are, yes it sounds weird but if they are blue toned (purple-blue) you are cooled tone and if the look more green (green-blue) you are warm toned.

So some people only buy clothes according to what will match them regarding skin tone. For example Silver looks better on cool toned people and Gold on warm toned people.
I am very flexible and just wear what I like best but it is good to know what colors do match me and thinking about it I have always liked silver on me rather then gold :)

I am cool skin toned and once someone told me it was because I was blonde with blue/green eyes, but  I do have blue veins and a pink undertone.

Sometimes it is very difficult to find out what skin tone you are but if you kinda have an idea that will help you find a foundation. Sometimes people fall into the middle and then are neutral.

Keep in mind everyone skin tone and type is different and the best way to find out what you are is to test things out and see what matches you!

What skin tone are you? You can easily ask any questions in the comments or click here and ask through tumblr :)

Thanks for reading 

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday Obsession #6 - Foundation Days

Over the next few days/weeks here on My Little Corner I will be posting everything about foundations! So from how I choose a foundation, skin types, skin tones and ton of foundation reviews. This will be known as Foundation Days (yayy!!).

So please let me know if you have any questions about foundation and what foundation do you use, what is your skin type and any thing that pops in to mind. You can put your question in the comments below or ask on tumblr here.

Tomorrow I will be posting about how to find your right foundation color and then the next review with photos is on the Maybelline Fit Me foundation - You can 'like' My Little Corner on Facebook to get update when I post these. 

Before we start these Foundation Days we all need to know what kind of skin type we are. I am not a doctor, a Make up Artist or a Skin professor, but I do know a thing or two about beauty. 

I help women all the time to find potions and lotions for their skin and the first question I always ask is how is your skin, or what is your skin type. 

There are 5 main skin types and I am not going too much into each one as this is more of a summary and maybe if i do Skin Care Days I will go into each and every one in details but here are the five main skin types:

1. Normal Skin - Not to dry and not to oily.

2. Combination skin -A combination skin type can me dry or normal i some areas and oily in others such as the T-zone. (T-zone is the nose, the forehead and the chin)

3. Dry skin. - When exposed to drying factors, skin can crack, peel or become irritated. So when it is cold outside you may notice your skin cracking a lot or become more sensitive.

4. Oily skinOiliness can change depending upon the time of year or the weather. Oily skin can be caused or made worse by puberty, stress and humanity

5. Sensitive skin- Sensitive skin can show up as redness, itching and dryness. If you have sensitive skin try to find out what triggers it so you can avoid that factor. Like if a face cream with fragrance causes itchiness, go for fragrance-free creams.

These are the 5 basic skin types. I have Normal Skin but in the winter I become Normal-Dry Skin. So in the winter I use moisturizer for normal-Dry skin. 

Every person is different and everyone has different needs. It is a big plus if you have an idea about what kind of skin type you normally are. I have had normal skin, dry skin, combination skin and sensitive skin haha

You skin is always changing and it changes through out the years. When I was younger I used to get an oily t-zone and sometimes in the summer I still do. 
When you grow older your skin tends to become dryer and irritates more easily. 

Having the knowledge of what skin type you are helps you in finding your foundation and I will go into that tomorrow. 

Anyway this has been a long post and Foundation Days are my Sunday Obsession this week, I have bought two new foundations this week and all I have been doing is trying all my foundations out and taking photos and preparing posts for Foundation Days. 

Don't  forget to let me know what kind of skin type you are and what sort of foundation do you normally get?

Thanks for Reading
Margrét x

Friday, February 15, 2013

Makeup, Hair and Nails of the Day (Valentine's day)

I hope everyone had a good Valentine's today... Yesterday, it's past midnight so it's not Valentine's day anymore...

Anyway I had a good day and lately I have been getting into Instagram (margretscorner) and I found a good website that makes a collage and I was playing around. I still have not found out how to do this on my phone as my phone is a boring HTC phone... 

So this was my makeup, hair and nails today...

Top left: Makeup products of the day (Let me know if you want more details when I post photos like this)
Top Right: FOTD using all the good stuff on the left
Bottom left: NOTD using Rimmel Lycra Pro in 312 Ultra Violet
Bottom Right : Had no time to wash my hair, so I done my hair in 5 minutes. Quick, Easy and it looks like a pro did it!

So that was it, Let me know if you want to see more small post like this.
I am starting to love instagram (margretscorner) and I think I will become addicted soon haha.

I did post all these photos on my Tumblr and I do update my tumblr so many times a day with photos that inspire me and just make me happy.

Thanks for reading and don't forget to 'like' My Little Corner on Facebook


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sunday Obsession #5

This is probably the most random Sunday Obsession up to date... but I can't help what I have been obsessing over. 

Last Sunday I did my nails with my new nail polish from China Glaze but since it has a matte finish and I did not put a top coat it started chipping straight away. I woke up on Monday morning and my nails looked bad.
I had to go to work and travelling with nail polish remover is not very smart (if it spills and my nail polish remover bottle is big). It started getting worse through out the day and by the time I got home I was tired and did not feel well so I went straight to bed.
That brings us to Tuesday.. My nails looked awful and I was at work serving people, I was helping this lady find a foundation and using my hands (obviously) it looked bad.
So I thought I will buy a small nail polish remover and cotton pads, but then I looked at the other option that we had...
We had the already soaked cotton pads in a small box which I had tried ad they leave your finger sticky, most of the time you need at least one pad per finger and they are so thin and smell bad... so no I did not want to get those even if they are very handy to have in your handbag. 

Then I saw this

It is the Pretty Quik, Instant Nail Polish Remover. 
The reason why I picked up this one instead of the Bourjois one that everyone owns is because of the size (the pretty Quik is almost half the size) and the prize is around £2.50 on the Pretty Quik

I dipped my finger in it, twisted and the purple chipped polish was gone, within a minute I did all my nails.

Here you can see the sponge and it has a tiny hole and you just dip your finger in and twist (okay thats weird but..)

You get it right?

And the best thing about the size is that I will carry this in my bag for a quick fix. It is also brilliant to travel with.

So overall as you can see it is a small container/bottle/tub (what ever word makes sense) that has a sponge covered in Nail polish Remover. It removes your nailpolish within 5 seconds (my experience). I also think that it helps remove glitter nailpolishes as we all know that is a true pain.
This does not leave your fingers sticky and this one does not leave your nails smelling like nail polish remover.

I do think though that in the end it will most likley leave your finger a bit dirty but since it is not that expensive you can just toss it out and get another one, but it should last me a while since I tend to keep this as a save me product and for travelling.

Anyway I am off again this week and have few good post in mind, one of them is How to find your foundation shade and I think I will be taking photos for that tomorrow so if you want to know when I post it, you can 'Like' My Little Corner on Facebook :)

Thanks for reading 


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

FOTD - Quick and Easy for Work

These last few days I have been trying to do my makeup in the morning for only 10 minutes. It gives me more time and I am not rushing for the rest of the morning. In those 10 minutes I am not rushing at all and I have been trying to go for more natural and easy look these days. 

Here is what I wore today:

Face: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in 52
Collection Long Wearing Concealer in shade 1 Fair and 2 Light
(I mix them to get the shade that I need)
No7 Pressed Powder in Fair
Bourjois Bronzer in 51 (Very lightly dusted over)
Rimmel Blush in 001 Spring Flower

Rimmel Eyeshadow Primer
Urban Decay Naked 2, shadows Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall and Tease
Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeliner in 005 Nude (in the Waterline)
MAC eyelash curlers
Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara

Like I said I used the Rimmel Nude eyeliner in my waterline
Eyebrows: (which desperately need to be sorted out by a professional)
Maybelline Master shape eyebrow pencil in Dark Blonde

Lips: Revlon Balm Stain in 005 Crush Beguin 
It can be a very intense color but I just applied it very lightly

Here are all the products that I used :

Thats all for todays look, so quick and easy :)

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sunday Obsession #4 - New things in

Another Sunday and another Sunday Obsession.. but today I was lazy and working all week with just today (and a lazy Thursday) off I have not taken any photos or written anything... So my post today (it's already 10pm) is just a bit catch up and I just wanted to post my recent purchases that I bought this week. 

Working in Boots that has all these pretty things, you are always adding to your wish list and seeing new things so it is difficult not to buy everything.

I just took few photos on my phone of the things I got this week and I have been trying them out but I will try to post better photos in the next few days and do reviews.

I (My boyfriend actually) bought these China Glaze nail polishes at Sally (Beauty supplier) and they were on 3 for 2. They are all neon colors and did you know that neon colors dry matte? I didn't!
The colors are super bright and this photo is crap but I will definitely do NOTD with these colors.
The polishes are Orange Knockout, Flying Dragon and Pink Voltage
I have already worn the Orange one and people either loved it or hated it.
I just painted my nails with the Flying Dragon tonight. 

This is my fourth or fifth bottle of the Sally Hansen Dimond Shine Base and top Coat.
I love the Sache Vite top coat but I haven't had the Sally Hasen one in about 8 months and in the Boots magazine they have 25% off all Sally Hansen soo it was on a good price and I wanted to remind myself why I love it :) ad I do...
But I did pick up the wrong one first, The name is the same but it is the Dimond Shine nail hardener and the bottle is matte grey but this says Base and top coat and the bottle is shiny don't make the same mistake as me, painting your nails and waiting ages for the top coat to dry because it is not a top coat...

New goods from Rimmel!!
The Exaggerate Eyeshadow Primer - First time used it today and so far so good. Review soon (promise)
And the Apocalips Lipsticks/lipgloss (liquid lipsticks) in the colors 101 Celestail and 501 Stellar.
I have been using these and they are amazing, I will post good pictures of these because the colors are so great that they deserve it!
(Rimmel was also on 3 for 2)

First ever product from 17.
Boots has these kiosk where you put your boots advantage card in and you can print out these vouchers and I found 17 eyeshadow 50% off voucher so I decided to try the 17 trio in Nude Smoke and I have just been playing with these and they are so pigmented and bendable that I really want to try out more.

This is a big thing... The No7 Facial Cleansing Brush, This is supposed to be like the Clarisonic Mia, which costs over 100 pounds. I still have not justify buying the Mia but this just came in store and is on an offer for £15. Yes 15 pounds, normally it will be around £25.
I have used this brush twice and I might bring it back, I will give it few more days but I feel like it is too rough on the skin and scratches it (I will try to do a review when I have used it a bit more).
I don't know if I like it :S and I bet it is nothing like the Clarisonic Mia but I won't be able to judge that.
Maybe there is a reason for it being so cheap? 

And the last and the most boring item is that I finally bought myself a comb. I never really thought that I needed one but I have been trying to keep my hair healthy and when it is wet you should not comb it with brush but with detangling comb, so I bought one from Trevor Sorbie and I like it.

Well this is my new things this week, I have been obsessing over them and I can't wait to use the Rimmel goodies more.

While writing this post, the clock is almost midnight I have eaten more chocolate that you could imagine while writing this and had a really bad thing happen to few of my favorite nail polishes as all the bottle were boiling hot since I was burning a candle on the shelf underneath them.. does that make sense? and I hope I did not just ruin all my favoirte nail polishes... Typical me...
plus OMG I thought I just dropped my hair comb on the floor earlier but I just relized that I dropped my new eyeshadow trio and it is all broken. :( what a night... I should go to sleep

Thanks for reading 


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