My beauty bloopers

beauty regrets

Although being a professional when it comes to skincare and makeup, I still make mistakes. It’s all good when I’m giving out advice, but sometimes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and I find myself doing things I actually advice against to.

I have my fair share of beauty regrets so here they come – don’t judge me.

beauty bloopers

I’ll have you known..

  • I’ve ruined my hair at least five times only to do it again the next time. “I’ll never touch my hair again!” Yeah right. I’m thinking the most previous time was actually the last and this time I’ll learn to love my hair just as it is and not to ever touch it again. Fingers crossed.
  • I always find myself picking on my skin only to say to myself “Wish I hadn’t done that.. Oh well, I’ll never do it again.” But is there anything better than getting a ripe blackhead out of your skin? Sigh.
  • I know my eyes hate liners in the waterline but I still end up trying new liners applied right on there. “Maybe this time my eyes won’t water…” Aand the makeup is ruined.
  • I used to not do my eye brows. Like, at all. No makeup, not even dye. I could wear a bold smokey eye with lipstick and all – but I was completely unaware of having a pair of brows. I have to say – acknowledging them later on has opened my world to the wonders of eyebrows.

my beauty bloopers

What are your beauty regrets? Let’s share!


Photos Inka Lähteenaro

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Clarins Eye Care Review

how to get rid of puffy eyes

Did you know that the first signs of aging show around your eyes?

Well, I did, and it’s one of the things I feel very passionate about. First of all – you need an eye cream. Second – you need to read this post I wrote about skincare for eyes (it’s not a very long post, since taking care of your eyes is pretty simple).

But to get to the point of this post: I have noticed aging around my eyes. I don’t have any wrinkles, yet, but there’s one thing I’ve noticed that is pretty unfair. And the thing is that, when I wake up, my eyes don’t. Gone are the days when I just arose in the morning, splashed some cold water on my face and instantly looked fresh and awake. Long gone. Now my eyes are puffy, tired and in need of a holiday. They no longer recover from the lovely time I get to spend by the covers, by just, well, doing nothing.

Clarins Multi active Eye care review tutorial

But I have found something, that works for my tired eyes and actually helps the puffiness – a lot! A product, that is my eye cream, but also my lifesaver. And that is Clarins’ Multi-Active Eye cream. * It’s an eye cream-gel, that has a metallic applicator tip, that you can use to massage the cream in. It’s also brightening with illuminating pigments in it. So if you’re not wearing any makeup, the eye cream reflects light and makes your eyes appear brighter. It’s a masterpiece, so to speak. The best thing about it is obviously the metallic applicator, which I use to massage the puffy out of my eyes. I also like the texture of this cream and it does a great job at moisturizing my skin.

Here is how I use this product. I don’t do this massage routine every single morning, but I do some of the moves or a quick version of it almost every single day.

The other eye product from Clarins seen in the photos is the Mission Perfection Yeux with an SPF 15 and a tint in it. So it hides dark under eye circles better, but for me the color was a bit too dark.

 

Eye massage for tired or puffy eyes using Clarins Multi-Active Eye cream

eye massage clarins multi active eye

  1. Apply tiny dots of the eye cream around the eyes, and blend with long swipes.
  2. Gently press on the point shown in the photo, keep it still for a few seconds and relax. For me, this is one of the places I feel headache and pressing it helps.
  3. Gently press and pump on the points shown in the photo. This is called ‘lymph massage’ and it helps the natural circulation and movement of toxins and fluids through the lymph ducts (it helps bloating, puffiness).
  4.  Gently stroke the eye area in the directions shown in the photo.
  5. Do small circles around the eye as shown in the photo.
  6. Finish the massage with long swipes around the eyes.

Do each of these steps 2-4 times.

I can guarantee you’ll see some results by doing this massage! Let me know if you end up trying it – or if an eye massage already belongs to your routine?

In these photos I’m not wearing any makeup, except Clarins’ lip oil (which I love!) and as what goes to my tan, I wrote about the products here.

*This product was sent to me as a pr-sample. This post contains affiliatelinks.

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P.S. Happy Midsummer! Let’s hope the weather is good. But if it’s horrible, then.. well, then it is. Let’s still enjoy ourselves! I’m gonna at least spend a ridiculous amount in a sauna, that we’re renting (gotta get your money’s worth!), eat soy sausages and have a glass of sparkling wine (okay, two).