Vin’s Makeup Challenge

 

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Za Perfect Solution Restoring Collagen Cream Review

Za Perfect Solution Restoring Collagen Cream Review

 

Hello ladies! I got this sample of Za Perfect Solution Restoring Collagen Cream at my local mall during my recent shopping spree. I have heard that it ‘works miracles’ for dry skin. I decided to give the sample a try and see the ‘miracle’ first hand.

About the Brand:

ZA (pronounced as zi:ei) is a skin care range by Shiseido. It’s a high-end, anti-aging skincare line formulated with a larger concentration of natural ingredients such as plant seed extracts and marine collagen to give your skin a youthful resilience and a silky glow.

Core Ingredients :

  • Vitamin A Plamitate
  • Bio-Hyaluronic acid
  • Marine Elastin
  • Yuzu Seed Extract
  • Apricot Extract
  • Honey Extract
  • APM (Vitamin C derivative)
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium

The complete list of ingredients can be found on their website.

The Science:

  • The cream contains vitamin A plamitate, which is the main anti-ageing agent present in the cream. It is milder on skin than Retinol. Plamitate has exfoliating properties and  produces extra collagen.
  • Another major ingredient is bio-hyaluronic acid. This helps in restoring moisture into the skin making it plump reducing wrinkles.
  • APM (a vitamin C derivative) is another skin restorative ingredient. It is a great anti oxidant which helps in fighting the free radicals and reversing the sun damage.

Packaging:

  • Glossy maroon-pink tub. (medium sized)
  • Spatula to scoop out the product from the tub. (small)

Recommended Skin Type:

Normal to extremely dry skin. If you have sensitive skin, do a patch test, as the product is scented and this may irritate your skin depending on its level of sensitivity.

First Impressions:

Fragrance: Mild Floral scent. Does not irritate the nose.

Texture: Light and silky. Not very greasy.

Color: Off white.

Rate of Absorption: It gets absorbed instantly leaving behind a very light residue. The cream spreads easily.

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Sample Pack

Effects on My Skin:

  • The tiny smile lines around my mouth were less visible.
  • Smoother and softer skin.
  • Scars from pimples have begun to fade.
  • Wrinkles around eyes have begun to fade.

Recommended Time for Usage:

Night time is the best time to use this cream as it has plenty of time to work on your skin. During the day you can apply it like a spot treatment for very dry patches of skin.

Directions for Use:

  • Cleanse face thoroughly.
  • Use toner. (Optional)
  • Apply Za Perfect Solution Restoring Collagen Cream.

Pros:

  • Excellent in hydration.
  • Visibly reduces lines and wrinkles,
  • Skin obtains a subtle glow and looks clearer.
  • Comes with a spatula.
  • Very lightweight.
  • Absorbs easily.
  • Non greasy.
  • Value for money.

Cons:

  • Retinol is generally unsafe for pregnant women as it gets absorbed in the blood stream and may harm the baby. Avoid using this product if you are pregnant.
  •  Retinol increases sensitivity towards sun.
  • Retinol may cause thinning of skin.
  • If you have combination skin, it may cause the oily parts to become a little greasier.

Vin’s Verdict:

It’s a great night cream and I love how it is fading my pimple scars. I have very few fine lines around my mouth and at the corner of my eyes, so I can say for sure that it works on fine lines in the beginning stages. I do not know how it works on mature skin.

Lipstick Guide- Get the Perfect Pout

lipstick Lipstick is a staple in every woman’s bag. However, it does not last as long as you would like it to. You have to keep re-applying it.  I have collaborated with Wordmakeup.com to bring you this “Lipstick Guide”.

About Wordmakeup.com:
We are a professional cosmetics wholesale company and the agent for many popular brands of cosmetics such as Dior, Kylie and more. We ship globally.
Believe it or not ladies, there is a procedure that is to be followed for the perfect  pout. Only makeup artists know this procedure, but now, so will you.

Lipstick Application to Seal the Color in:

1) Apply concealer or foundation to your lips with your fingers or brush.  This acts as a primer.( You could also use a lip balm before the concealer/ foundation if you have dry lips.)

2) Line lips with a lip liner to prevent color bleeding. Now fill in your lips with the liner, then blot the excess with a tissue.

3) Apply one layer of  lipstick, blot with a tissue, then apply a second coat of lipstick.

4)For a matte finish, apply a light dusting of powder after blotting each layer.

5) Apply the second layer and blot the excess.

6) Apply gloss for a shiny finish.(optional)

If you follow these simple steps, you will have lovely lips all day.

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To take your makeup game to an even higher level, here are some handy lip care tips:

Vin’s Advice

1)Use good quality makeup. This will last longer and prevent allergic reactions. This is why super models use only the best makeup.

2)A handy tip is to make sure that you ex-foliate your lips often. This can be done by lightly brushing your lips with a toothbrush. You could incorporate this regime every time you brush your teeth.

3)Also keep your lips well moisturized. This creates a smooth surface for you to apply lipstick on.

4) If you want a sophisticated look, apply a dot of illuminating powder in the center of your lower lip.

5) For an evening look, apply a small amount of illuminating powder above your Cupid’s bow to highlight your pout.

6) You may also use the tip of your lipstick to outline your lips and then fill them. Remember not to use the tip to fill the lips or it will become blunt.

7) Use a lip brush to get a more professional look.

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 Every woman has that one shade of lipstick she absolutely adores. Tell me about your favorite lipstick in the comments below.

Spring Trends Styling Guide 2017

Spring

The Spring 2017 ramp was ablaze with beach inspired outfits.  I have collaborated with FashionMia.com to bring you this guide so that you can stay on top of the trends. FashionMia has a fantastic collection of Dresses for women, visit them to see for yourself.

Beach Stripes

spring

Stripes inspired by beach towels and beach umbrellas. This means brights colors and several variations of stripes. You can try a pattern block, as seen in the picture above. The rule of thumb to remember here is:

  • If you are skinny: Wear horizontal stripes.
  • If you are plus sized: Wear vertical stripes
  • If you are moderate: Wear diagonal stripes.

Yellow Hues

spring

Yellow is the color of the season. Take your pick from the various hues of yellow available in stores. You can mix and match other colors with your yellow clothing or just go monochrome. Try pairing a yellow dress with a string of pearls as seen in the picture above. Here’s a simple trick to help you pick the right shade:

  • If you have pale skin: Opt for pastel shades of yellow.
  • If you have tanned skin: Opt for deeper shades of yellow.

Pinstripes

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How do you give office wear a casual vibe? Take a cue from the hottest designs on the ramp of course!  I love this fun playsuit that takes the ‘work’ out of pinstripes and says ‘I’m in the mood for fun!’. Wear this to a barbecue or for a day out with the girls. This trend is only for bulkier body types. If you are skinny, pinstripes will not help.

Single-Shoulder

spring

The dress in the picture above is perfect for a spring cocktail party. The one-shoulder style is best for women with well toned arms. So the rectangle body type or the pear body type can carry this look off with ease.

FashionMia is having a sale on Black Skater Dresses , these are perfect for welcoming the spring season.

I am sure that this guide will help you pick the right spring trend for your body type. Let me know in the comments below which trend you tried out.

Minimalist-Bridal Trend 2017

This season’s bridal fashion week put a spotlight on the bride’s beauty. Sometimes all the frills and bows can end up overshadowing the bride on her big day. So take a cue from the ramp and go the minimalist route. All the attention must be on you, so be sure to pick your accessories wisely.

I have collaborated with Chicmall.com to bring you this bridal trend styling guide.

Chicmall.com has an amazing collection of bridal gowns at the lowest rates. You can view more of their collection here günstige schwarze ballkleider 

If you need some inspiration for a minimalist bridal gown, check out this gorgeous dress:

sommer auch alle größen trompete / meerjungfrau gericht pick - ups elegante und luxuriöse garten / outdoor - hochzeitskleid new south, minimalist

How to make the trend work for you:

  • Select luxurious materials.
  • Ensure that the fit of the dress is perfect, visit the tailor as many times as you need to.
  • Select a single piece of statement jewelry. This could be a necklace with plenty of precious or semi-precious gems or a pair of chandelier earrings. You could even wear a brooch that is a family heirloom and has been passed down through generations. You can wear jewelry with multicolored stones. Just make sure that the jewelry enhances your beauty and does not overshadow it.
  • Your shoes can add a bit of sparkle, so go for glittery or jeweled heels. If you prefer ballet flats, be sure to opt for one with good quality fabric.
  • The veil can be a simple, long netted piece or it can be a shorter piece.
  • You can wear gloves to add a more regal vibe.

I hope that this post helped you to pick out your perfect wedding gown. Let me know in the comments how you styled your minimalist wedding gown. If you have any other queries related to wedding attire, you can ask me in the comments below.

 

Short Wedding Dress – Bridal Trend 2017

Short wedding dress.If you are the type of bride who prefers ease of movement to the fairytale effect, this is certainly the trend for you. Short wedding dresses have become very popular with the modern day bride. This style of wedding dress is versatile and beats the traditional gown.

I have collaborated with 27dress.com to show you some of the best examples of short wedding gowns.

short wedding dress

This beautiful piece has a vintage vibe. The black sash with the black rose is the perfect amount of contrast and lends beauty to the dress. The long sleeves add a touch of sophistication. You can pair the dress with a statement necklace with onyx stones set within the piece. Since the legs are the highlight when it comes to short wedding dresses, be sure to pick an eye catching pair of heels that complement your outfit.

short wedding dress

This lovely dress is inspired by Greek culture with its draped style. If you want to take this modern looking dress to the next level, pair it with over the knee boots. Yes that is right, boots. This seasons Bridal Fashion Week had models in short wedding dresses and over the knee boots. A very interesting new way of styling the modern day bride.

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This lovely dress has the prettiest neckline. The appliqués on the dress create a regal feeling. You can pair this with jeweled heels and a matching bracelet.

These are just my handpicked top styles for the short wedding dress. You can see a lot more at cheap prom dresses. Also be sure to visit  prom dresses. They have a vast collection of the prettiest prom and wedding dresses for you to choose from. You will definitely find the one that you need here.

I would love to know what your favorite style of wedding dress is. Let me know your opinion in the comments below.

Crop Top – Bridal Fashion Trend 2017

The crop top trend is for the creative bride who loves to mix and match to create a customized wedding gown. Pick the top from one set and match it with the bottom from another set to create the dress of your dreams. You could always go with the ready made sets, but what is the fun in that, right?

I have collaborated with 27dress.com to show you some of the best examples of crop top wedding gowns.

crop top

This gown combines an intricately designed lace top with a simple chiffon skirt draped at the waist and slit along the thigh for ease of movement. This way, the highlight of the dress is the crop top. Some silk gloves will go well with this dress.  A long flowing veil will add the perfect touch to this already beautiful ensemble.

crop top

This wedding dresses combines a full sleeved lace top and a high-low tulle skirt. If you are the type of girl who always dreamed of looking like a princess on your special day, this is the dress for you. Pair it with a statement choker. Maybe even wear a bracelet on top of the sleeves. The possibilities are endless.

crop top

This gown will certainly make you sparkle on your special day. The dress has a top with gemstones woven within the fabric. The skirt is plain and simple with a small train at the back, but to make it look like one outfit, the skirt has a belt like design at the waist.

These are just my handpicked top styles for  wedding dresses. You can see a lot more at cheap prom dresses. Also be sure to visit prom dresses. They have a vast collection of the prettiest prom and wedding dresses for you to choose from. You will definitely find the one that you need here.

I would love to know what your favorite style of wedding dress is. Let me know your opinion in the comments below.

Yellow – Bridal Fashion Trend 2017

This bridal season is about breaking traditions. Well with the clothing anyway. If you want to creating a truly lasting impression on the groom and the guests, dazzle them all with a yellow gown.

I have collaborated with 27dress.com to show you some of the best examples of yellow wedding gowns.
yellowThis simple yet elegant gown creates a daffodil effect at the bottom with a double layered skirt. It is perfect for the bride who is minimalistic and does not prefer extravagant frilly details. Pair it with lovely yellow veil and carry a red rose bouquet with you. You could even pair it with silk or lace gloves in a yellow hue.

yellow

This is the yellow version of the classic lace wedding gown. It has all the same appeal of a classic wedding gown but with a fresh new twist. Try a shorter, modern veil and pair it with long earrings in gold. Emerald jewelry will look striking against the yellow shade of this gown.

yellowThis gown is perfect for the bride who likes to show off her back. Try to wear a back necklace, that is a chain that cascades down the back rather than the front. Opt for a short or medium veil length. An updo will go well with this gown. Then wear long chandelier style earrings. A necklace is not needed, but you can go for a choker if you really want to wear a necklace.

These are just my handpicked top styles for yellow wedding dresses. You can see a lot more at cheap prom dresses. Also be sure to visit prom dresses. They have a vast collection of the prettiest prom and wedding dresses for you to choose from. You will definitely find the one that you need here.

I would love to know what your favorite style of wedding dress is. Let me know your opinion in the comments below.