Tip: Removing Glitter or Shellac Nail Polish

Last night I was at my cousins doing my nails, I was removing the glitter nail polish I had on before which is an absolute nightmare!! You have to scrape it off and its actually really damaging as you end up taking off the top layers of your nail and lose all those important oils. My cousin told me to just wrap my nail, the way you do when you are removing shellac or gellish and the glitter literally just wiped of after I left it wrapped for 10 minutes.

You just cut your cotton pads into nail sized pieces and soak them in nail polish remover. Then you place it over your nails and wrap your nails in foil for about 10 minutes. If it doesn’t come off easily just wrap them up for 5 minutes more and u should be able to wipe the polish off easily!

 

 

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My favourite Nars Limited Edition Products

Nars have some great limited edition items out in their new collection, I wanted to share some of my favourites with you. You can purchase them by clicking on the photos!

NARS LIMITED EDITION PURE MATTE LIPSTICK, LA PAZ

Bright. Bold. Perfectly matte. Vivid ultra-matte and soothing ultra-moisture join forces to create this NARS super-rich, super-pampering, super-sexy lipstick. Pure drama. Pure glamour. Colour so intense in six sumptuous shades.

NARS CHEEK PALETTE REALM OF THE SENSES 0.42 OZ

A limited-edition blush palette featuring an exclusive NARS logo design. Play up cheekbones with a shimmering colour pop. This mosaic of three beautiful colours is perfect for layering on a lustrous highlight or creating a sophisticated sculpted look.

NARS CHEEK PALETTE SOULSHINE 0.42 OZ

NARS BEACH LOVER

A five-piece travel-size gift set for eyes, lips, and cheeks. This set includes iconic NARS shades for an idyllic island glow, including a limited-edition shade of Laguna lip gloss. This set contains: – 2 x 0.085 oz Blush Duo in Hungry Heart, Orgasm (gold ivory/ peachy pink with golden shimmer) – 0.07 oz Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Skorpios (iridescent copper) – 0.14 oz Lip Gloss in Laguna (bronze) – 0.57 oz Illuminator in Laguna (brown with golden shimmer)

Mint With A Silver Lining

Mint With A Silver Lining

I follow a blog called The Nail Luxxe and she posted a similar look yesterday (Click Here) so I was feeling inspired and decided to just change the base colour to this minty green. I love this colour, its nice and cool in this hot Dubai summer and I love how she made her silver tips a really thin line rather then a full french tip. There’s so many inspiring nail looks online, why not find some inspiration and play around with colour?!

What Is Your Acne Telling You?

Acne is not always the result of bacteria collecting in your pores, often spots are an indication of an imbalance in the body. No matter how much we cleanse the skin if we have a hormonal imbalance or toxins in the body they will surface as unsightly pimples! The location of these spots can be used to carry out an ancient Ayurvedic and Chinese science of face mapping.

Face mapping, which is fast taking centre stage at most clinics nowadays, combines Ayurveda and ancient Chinese medicine with cutting edge dermatologists’ prescriptions to explain how certain parts of your face are connected to other areas of your body. Put simply, think of your face as a map and blemishes as X’s on that landscape. Spots in different zones correspond to different problems. So, with this “map” as your guide, you can address the underlying causes of blemishes and not only get rid of your acne but also  treat the underlying health problem in time.

Try it out: Here is how to decode breakouts in the basic areas.

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1 & 2: Digestive System — Eat less processed or junk food, reduce the amount of fat in your diet, step up water intake and opt for cooling things like cucumbers.

3: Liver — Cut out the alcohol, greasy food and dairy. This is the zone where food allergies also show up first, so take a look at your ingredients. Besides all this, do 30 minutes of light exercise every day and get adequate sleep so your liver can rest.

4 & 5: Kidneys — Anything around the eyes (including dark circles) point to dehydration. Drink up!

6: Heart — Check your blood pressure (mine was slightly high) and Vitamin B levels. Decrease the intake of spicy or pungent food, cut down on meat and get more fresh air. Besides this, look into ways to lower cholesterol, like replacing “bad fats” with “good fats” such as Omegas 3 and 6 found in nuts, avocados, fish and flax seed. Also, since this area is chock-full of dilated pores, check that your makeup is not past its expiry date or is skin-clogging.

7 & 8: Kidneys — Again, drink up! And cut down on aerated drinks, coffee and alcohol as these will cause further dehydration.

Zone 9 & 10: Respiratory system — Do you smoke? Have allergies? This is your problem area for both. If neither of these is the issue, don’t let your body overheat, eat more cooling foods, cut down on sugar and get more fresh air. Also keep the body more alkaline by avoiding foods that make the body acidic (meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, sugar) and adding more alkalizing foods like green veggies and wheatgrass juice. Another thing that most of forget – dirty cell phones and pillow cases are two of the top acne culprits and this area is what they affect the most!

Zone 11 & 12: Hormones — This is the signature zone for stress and hormonal changes. And while both are sometimes unavoidable, you can decrease their effect by getting adequate sleep, drinking enough water, eating leafy veggies and keeping skin scrupulously clean. Another interesting point: breakouts in this area indicate when you are ovulating (and on which side).

Zone 13: Stomach — Step up the fibre intake, reduce the toxin overload and drink herbal teas to help with digestion.

14: Illness — Zits here can be a sign that your body is fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Give it a break, take a yoga class, take a nap, take time to breathe deeply, drink plenty of water and know that everything always works out!

So the next time you break out or notice dark under-eye circles, look to your face map: your skin is probably trying to communicate on behalf of the internal organs. However, do remember that, as with all medical issues, it is always best to see your doctor or dermotologist for a proper prognosis. This is just a general guide to head you off in the right investigative direction – just becuase you break out between the brows doesn’t always mean you have a bad liver!

Inglot Store Now Open at MOE!

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Zizzle attended the opening of the Inglot store in Mall Of The Emirates, Dubai, yesterday and we felt like kids in a candy shop! At a glance the store looks like a colour explosion, turquoises, corals, greens, reds …pretty much every colour in the spectrum all entice you to come and explore the products. The first thing we headed for was the colourplay lipstick stand. We love innovative products and what with colour being such a key part of spring, we loved the idea of wearing colours out of the ordinary on your lips. We limit ourselves to the norm because that is what’s available to us but Inglot have given us the freedom to play with all kinds of colour on your lips!

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We also loved the idea of the unique Freedom System of creating your own palettes. Since makeup bag explosions are a frequent occurence for us, we liked the idea of choosing your favourite blushes, lipsticks and eyeshadows and putting them in one flat palette so everything is more compact and tailored to your needs!

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Last but not least we loved the 02m nailvarnishes which are Inglots best selling product. Have you ever had nail varnish on for a prolonged amount of time and then noticed when you remove it your nails are discoloured? This is due to your nails being suffocated by coats of that beautiful shiny laquer that we ladies can’t resist… but now you don’t need to! 02m is the world’s first ever Breathable Nail Enamel ensuring better health care for nails whilst enhancing their beauty and the shades were gorgeous!

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With 300 stores worldwide you can locate your closest one on their website.

Biotherm

Biotherm is one of the worlds leading skincare brands, the products are made mostly from plant extracts and are completely natural. I am a big fan of the aquasource cream, its really hydrating and the texture of the green one is my favourite as it is more like a gel so feels a lot lighter. The Source Therapie serum is also great for extra hydration and the facewash leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean. It gives the same effect as a Shiseido facewash I used to use and is a fraction of the price.

My favourite cream is the Skin.Ergetic Anti-fatigue Biotherm innovation, it is the 1st anti-fatigue moisturizer with 5 fruit & vegetable extracts and it smells yummmy! A formula that reduces the
appearance of visible signs of fatigue leaving your skin plumped with moisture!

Zizzle is giving away a pot of Skinergetic to one lucky reader! All you have to do is share your favourite Zizzle post on your facebook or twitter page and tag our facebook page or @zizzleblog in your post (you must be following the facebook page to be able to tag us)  Good luck!