Let me just start this off by saying that this blog post has been months in the making! People who know me well know that I love the crew-neck sweatshirts from Dafa Hoja Apparel, and I wear mine all the time! Every time I wear them I always have people asking me where I bought them from, so I figured I would write a post about them – and I’ve even got a discount code for you guys!
Hola! I started getting Laser Hair Removal treatments some months back, and I’ve been loving the results! I’m about halfway through the process right now, and thought I’d share some of the details!
- You attend a consultation before beginning the laser process. They ensure your safety by asking you questions, and matching you to a specific machine suited to your hair colour and skin tone, to ensure that you get the best results for you
- Full body sessions take about an hour (and are cheaper/more convenient than doing separate body parts)
- You require 10-12 sessions for the best results. After this, you just need to have touch up sessions once or twice a year
- Your sessions tart 4 weeks apart, and then spread out as the hair thins away and the growth decreases – You’ll notice a difference right away
- You shave your to-be-lasered areas 24 hours prior to your appointment (You can’t wax or thread hair during the months in which you’re getting laser, can only shave) If you want to see how I shave my face click here
- The beauticians use a highlighter to draw grids on you so they don’t miss a spot
- Use sunscreen and Laser Aid Cream to make sure your skin stays cool and protected after Laser
In recent time there’s been a lot of hype with more and more females beginning to shave their face. While I never really got into the hype, a lot of ladies got on board for a number of reasons:
- Skin looked clearer without the baby hairs
- Makeup appeared to be smoother as it was sitting directly on the skin
- It was quick, easy, and cheap to do yourself rather than going to a parlour to have your whole face waxed or threaded
While these reasons weren’t enough for me to get on board the shaving-your-face train, I realized a couple months ago that I would actually need to shave my face (and everything else) for my laser hair removal sessions. When getting laser hair removal, you are required to shave 24 hours before your session, and since I had chosen a full body package, my face was one of the areas being lasered. Now I wasn’t keen on actually using a razor on my face, and didn’t want to take the difficult route of having to buy shaving cream and go the whole nine yards, so I looked for alternative methods and was really happy with what I found.
Fun fact: My hair was so crazy when I was a child that people actually asked my parents if I was wearing a wig.
I’ve always had incredibly thick hair with a mind of its own. As a child, my hair was a nightmare for my mum who didn’t know what to do with it, and as I grew older, it became a nightmare for me. As soon as I got to Year 10 and was allowed to straighten my hair, I took total advantage of it and started to wear my hair straight all the time. It made it unbelievably easier to manage and kept it out of my face without looking like I had a bird’s nest perched upon my head. Win-win!
If you follow me on Instagram (@baneeno) you may have seen that I recently purchased the Microsoft Surface Book. I was in the market for a new laptop for quite some time, and after much research the Surface Book seemed to be the clear choice. I’ve only had it for 2 weeks but I’m so in love with it and figured I’d share my excitement with you guys! The laptop has quite a lot to love, and although I’m no tech genius, I figured there’d be nothing wrong with providing an honest review by an everyday user. So, without further ado, here are some of my favourite features of the Surface Book.
Welcome to the third and final part of my Scintillating Skin Series! If you’ve missed it, in Part 1 I spoke about my makeup removal routine, which you can find here, and in Part 2 I spoke about my face cleansing routine which you can find here . Today I’m focusing on my fortnightly face mask routine.
The mask I’ve been using is the GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment. I have in the past used the GlamGlow Youthmud mask, which I absolutely loved, but with big pores being my problem area I opted to give the Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment a try. There are 6 GlamGlow varieties, each with a different focus. You can read about each of them on their official website here.
Welcome to part 2 of my skin routine series. Last week I went over my makeup removal routine using my Jane Iredale Magic Mitt. (if you aren’t familiar with the Magic Mitt and haven’t read last week’s post you’re missing out) Check it out here!
This week I’m going over my daily cleansing routine. I used to be really lazy with my skin (not a good idea at all) but I quickly turned that around when I realized how dry and dull my skin had become despite the fact that I was moisturizing daily. My beautician recommended that I use a Dermalogica moisturizer, so I switched my previous moisturizer for the Dermalogica Skin Smoothening Cream. It seriously made such a huge difference that I ditched my old products and bought a collection of Dermalogica products to use instead. Here’s a quick breakdown of what a bought and what they do (in the same order that I use them)-
Since I’ve started teaching I’ve been wearing makeup a lot more than I used to. I used to be lazy with makeup in my uni days, but now I wear makeup to work every day and had been worried about the effect that it would have on my skin. So I’ve recently started following a strict skin routine and thought I’d share the process with you all through a 3 part series, starting off with makeup removal.
So of course, removing your makeup properly is a very important part of skincare. Correctly clearing off your makeup ensures that your skin is able to breathe, and that your pores don’t get clogged up, leaving your skin clean and silky smooth. In the past I used makeup wipes to remove my makeup, but it always felt like a huge chore, and would leave me feeling like I still have makeup on my face. After hearing about it recently, I bought the Jane Iredale Magic Mitt just to give it a try, and I absolutely fell in LOVE with it! To those of you who aren’t familiar with the product, prepare to be amazed!
I graduated from university on Thursday and couldn’t have been more excited. I had an amazing day and really enjoyed the experience of being a graduate. This was a day I was looking forward to for quite some time (who wouldn’t?!), and I thought it’d be a clever idea to put together a quick list of tips for those of you who are about to embark on your own graduation adventure. So without further ado, here are my 10 quick tips:
All natural lip scrub to keep your pout soft and smooth!
With winter well and truly started here in Sydney, my lips have become crazy dry. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it’s a total pain when it comes to matte lipsticks. So I decided to make use of our lime tree out front, gathered bits and pieces from the kitchen and made my very own super easy lip scrub. All natural, cheap, and easy to make. Perfect!