teatree Essential Oil: Tea Tree Oil and its benefits

One of the essential oils I make sure I am never without is Tea Tree Oil. These days, this oil is very common but I remember a time when it was quite hard to get hold of this oil whether as an oil or in skincare products and I had to request friends in Australia to get them for me.

Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Oil) is extracted from the Melaleuca tree which is found predominantly in Australia. This explains why many skincare brands that contains Tea Tree Oil are Australian based. Tea tree oil is known to have some medicinal properties when applied on the skin and it is also supposed to be anti-bacterial and a disinfectant.

This is possibly why Tea Tree Oil is well known as an acne buster. Continue Reading ►


Here’s an update on the Maybelline Contest I ran last week.

My judges have gotten back to me with the Top 8 Entries and here they are in no particular order!

  • Eliz – He stole her heart by cleaning an oily server for her
  • NKP – He sent her to buy lunch so he could check her out
  • Zeren Veren – Keeping it simple to impress
  • Sher Reen – Instant chemistry with a boy from school
  • Rinnah – Distracted by his looks but not in a good way
  • Natallie – Her tips for getting ready for a bind date
  • Jacqueline Ambrose – She went to England to meet her blind date but got stood up
  • Wearenogorillas – He only had eyes for her

Please go over to the original post to read the comments in full.

Now its over to you, readers.

Please vote for your Top 5 in the poll on the right. The Poll closes on 18 August at 12 noon so if you want a shot at winning the freebies, don’t forget to vote and get your friends to vote as well!

If you missed out on being a finalist, don’t worry. Head on over to Paint Me Gorgeous for another great giveaway!

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What’s in my makeup pouch? Well, for someone who enjoys her makeup, I don’t carry them around with me everyday. The main reason is because I don’t do much touching up on the go, except for lipsticks or lipglosses. So, my answer to what’s in my makeup pouch is lipsticks and the odd lipgloss!

pouch Whats in my makeup pouch?

It does look quite pathetic doesn’t it? Continue Reading ►


cleansingoil 1 Using Cleansing Oils Effectively

To remove makeup at the end of a long day, my makeup remover of choice is the cleansing oil. Ever since I was introduced to it, I have never looked back as it leaves my skin feeling clean and soft every time.

I was discussing the use of the cleansing oil with my regular facialist and she gave me some pointers on how to use cleansing oils effectively to remove makeup. These tips coupled with some I discovered through trial and error have helped in making my skin feel cleaner and make more effective use of the cleansing oils as well. Continue Reading ►


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