Thursday, January 15, 2015

7 STEPS TO ACHIEVE FLAWLESS SKIN


LOVE YOUR SKIN

Here at  ©prettyandcute, we believe that taking care of your skin is the #1 priority in beauty secrets. Your skin is the base before applying makeup; like a canvas. We all want our canvas to be smooth and beautiful so here are a few tips on how to achieve beautiful, flawless skin. Of course, you won't wake up the next morning and WA-LA! You have a flawless face, but we can guarantee with persistent and consistency in a matter of time, you will definitely see amazing results. 


Our skin definitely needs a little extra caring for. Whether you have oily, combination, or dry skin there is always something beneficial you can do to make it feel more elastic and healthy. The first key to achieve healthy, dewy and glowing skin is to drink lots of water, eating greens and having a good skin care routine. The products listed below are some of our favorites.









STEP 1: BE CLEAN WITH CLEANSER 




The Lioele Vita Juicy Foam Cleanser (Blueberry) is a great everyday cleanser for those with normal to dry skin because it leaves your skin super soft and moisturize after washing off all the dirt and makeup from a long day. Your skin will definitely thank you for not leaving it dry and cracky :) 


The Faceshop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam (Peach) is favorite among those with oily/combination skin because peach, not only does it tastes good it helps control the oil sebum in your skin, leaving your skin feeling normal yet refresh, the opposite of oily and greasy. 




STEP 2: TONE IT WITH TONER 








Etude House Skin Mal:gem (Deep Moist) can be used both during the day or night depending on your schedule. This toner is great for those with normal/dry skin. All you need is to dap a cotton pad with a few drops of the product and swipe it in circular motion around your whole face after cleanser to add that extra moistness to your face!

Mizon Witch Hazel 90% Toner is one of our top selling toners. Why? Because its leaves your skin feeling hydrated yet oil-free after using it! Super light and feels like nothing when applying on your face after cleanser. A little of this product can go a long way. So for those with oily/combination skin, we definitely recommend giving this toner a try. 

STEP 3: ESSENCE IS AN ESSENTIAL





The Face Shop Calendula Eden Essential Moisturize Essence is suitable for all skin type, however those with sensitive and dry skin can call this their holy grail essence! By using this essence, you're revitalizing your skin and soothing it. Keeping it calm and collected while in a matter of time, leaving your face spot free :)

ElishaCoy Snail Repairing Snail Essence is amazing for just about anyone! This essence is great for those with acne prone skin because it helps reduce acne scars as well as evening out your skin tone by brightening those areas. Not to mention, it helps prevent wrinkles and reduces wrinkles! Can we say OH HAIL SNAIL!?


STEP 4: AMPLIFY WITH THE AMPOULE 
  




Mizon Original Skin Energy Peptide 500 reduces fine lines while also increasing elasticity and moisturizing your skin. This product has a combination of enriched ingredients to help you achieve firmer skin. A few drops on the palm of your hands and lightly pat it all over your face and let the magic happen. 

Skin79 White Reviving Skin Radiance Solution helps brightens, tones, and moisturizes the skin. This ampoule is great for those with dark spots and highly pigmented areas that they want to get rid of. Your skin will look healthy and glowy in a matter of time when you use this product. 

STEP 5: "I" IN EYE CREAM 




Holika Holika Black Caviar Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream is a great eye cream to target any signs of aging around the eyes. This product uses signature ingredients that prevents wrinkles while also reducing any sign of wrinkles. By applying a thin layer around the eye area, your eyes will not only feel hydrated and moisturized, it will also be protected by any external factors like UV rays and dehydration. 

ElishaCoy Skin Repairing Snail Eye Balm using its key ingredient, snail slime extract it will brighten and help with any wrinkles you may have as well as prevent it. This eye cream has a light consistency that can be use day or night and it quickly absorbs into your skin leaving a non-sticky finish. It doesn't stop there, it also reduces puffiness! 


STEP 6: EMULSIFY THE SKIN WITH EMULSION 



Etude House Skim Mal:gem (emulsion) is an hypoallergenic emulsion that not only moisturize, but retain the moisture and has pore control properties. This emulsion is a 3-in-1 skin care product being a moisturizer, essence and a cream, creating a clear complexion for your skin with deep penetration leaving it hydrating and nourish. 



Skinfood Peach Sake Emulsion is a skin treatment great for those with oily/combination skin. This emulsion tighten pores while leaving your skin with a matte finish. Peach extract is enriched with vitamin C and will help with skin irritation while sake extract helps control the oil in your skin by regulating sebum production. Simply apply this emulsion on skin until fully absorbed 


STEP 7:  SLEEP WITH A SLEEPING PACK or DOUBLE UP WITH A NIGHT CREAM



Lioele Waterdrop Sleeping Pack is one of our all time favorite sleeping pack! This product is amazing and the results is almost instant. Apply this sleeping pack on at the end of your usual skin regimen and sleep with it on, its non-greasy and fast absorbing. By the time you wake up, simply just wash your face and say hello to your renew hydrated, super soft baby skin!
Holika Holika Pearly Blossom Cream contains Bulgarian rose water and rose essential oil leaving the skin rejuvenated and moisturize. This cream is light weight yet ultra rich that it will help retain moisture to your skin and keep it hydrated. 















The Korean skincare regimen might seem a little too hectic to keep up with, but we should all find the time to set a side 30 minutes a day to pamper our skin. The results will be all worth it in the end. You don't have to follow all 7 steps but follow as many as you can and your skin will thank you for making it more youthful and beautiful :) 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Skin79 Renewal! 

They never seem to dissatisfy us with their BB creams, that is right! SKIN79 did it again, this time renewing what seems to be the all time favorite BB cream for many, the VIP Gold and Hot Pink are now renewed to VIP Gold Super Plus and Hot Pink Super Plus & did I mentioned it is Paraben Free?! Better than before, you won't be disappointed! Let's get in dept with the new and upgraded product shall we?






VIP GOLD SUPER PLUS
Oh la la, did you say Gold?...

Yes, Gold & Caviar the perfect combo! Want more to love about this new and improved product? The Skin79 VIP Gold Super Plus BB cream now has a softer and nutritious application, which presents natural skin tone with a smooth finish! Not only will your skin feel soft and hydrated, with the upgraded Gold and Caviar ingredients in this beautiful bottle, it also creates a protective barrier to care for tired and damaged skin. More elasticity for your skin with a natural bounce! Isn't that amazing? Well, it doesn't stop here, there's more!

The VIP Gold Super Plus is great to wear all day! Maintaining even and clean coverage without darkening after application. You don't have to worry about those UVA/UVB rays hitting your beautiful faces, because this product is also upgraded with higher UV interception.

Improved UV protection, enhanced whitening properties, and upgraded wrinkle care will leave you with natural glowing, elastic skin!








HOT PINK SUPER PLUS
Spice spice babyyyyy...



Oh hey girl hey! The renewed and upgraded version of this BB cream is a must have for those of you with dull and uneven skin! This BB cream has always been a must have for stressed and oily skin. Now with a matte finish melting formula, your skin will thank you for applying this BB cream onto your face! Best part? You don't feel oily or sticky and you can bet that it will maintain a clear and clean application on your skin without darkening all day long. That is right, ALL DAY LONG! 

The Skin79 Hot Pink Super Plus contains eco ingredients, like pink blooming complex and Acerola that helps with brightening, making your skin feel clean and clear! Better than the old formula, this BB cream is more natural. WOW! Who doesn't love applying makeup that looks more natural? We sure do, but hold on, there's more to this product. With the upgraded UV interception, your skin will feel the love with whitening and wrinkle improvements                                                                             making your skin feel more smooth and appear more                                                             radiant!










                                 

                                                     
New packaging! 






Monday, November 4, 2013

Benefits of Out of the Ordinary Beauty Ingredients

For years, beauty enthusiasts and experts have worked hard and discovered hundreds of breakthroughs with ingredients you and I may find extremely out of the ordinary and even strange! However, these natural ingredients that will be soon mentioned are some of the most beneficial and full of nutrients for your well-being, particularly your skin. Take a read!


Salmon 
Ummm..
We all know that salmon is a very healthy choice when it comes to eating! By eating salmon, you are adding luster and softness to your complexion. 
Fish itself, particularly salmon has one of the richest concentrations of omega-3 acids which helps to nourish the body's production of inflammatory substances which help to decrease clogged pores, darkness in skin and the appearance of fine lines!

NOW, imagine if all those nutrients came in a form that is applied directly to the skin. One of the newest and most exciting lines has arrived to Pretty&Cute - the Skinfood Salmon Brightening collection. Choose from an eye cream or eye serum and see the results rapidly. The ingredient of Haloxyl strengthens skin and decreases hemoglobin production to prevent the formation of dark circles under the eyes. 

Snail Extract 
Say what? 

How could snail serum possibly improve human skin? The fact is that snails and humans share many of the same skin elements. The balance between collagen  and elastin in the skin of snails is almost the same to that of humans. When snails face hardship, they naturally produce a serum that is packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, immune modulators, proteins, co-enzymes, and cell-communicating ingredients. This is the principle ingredient in snail creams and products.


Snails never have skin infections or inflammations. A snail can come across a blade and not experience any cuts. Snails never have any issues with the balance between their collagen or elastin components because of their ability to biologically produce the only solution in the world solely made for the objective of renewing skin and keeping it healthy.


Marine/Mammalian Placenta
Ok, now this one is just plain weird..  right?


Placenta facial creams and masks provide proof effect of skin rejuvenation, nourishing and treatment of problem skin. This type of product is perfect to be used by a teenager with acne problems, a woman who wishes to improve the appearance of wrinkles and a man with sensitive skin can quickly get rid of after shave skin inflammation. 

This special ingredient does not only provide you with a quick cosmetic effect, but also psychological satisfaction after the treatments because the results will be seen practically immediately. Placenta has been shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles,  hydrate skin, reduce skin sagging, and reduce the appearance of freckles and blemishes.



Now that you're informed of some of the most natural and good-for-you ingredients, which will you take a look into? Do you know of any other "out of the ordinary" beauty ingredients? Let us know!


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Park Bom Inspired Makeup


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Park Bom, one of the most well-known and influential Korean pop artists on the market today. Along with her amazing style of music, she is an icon when it comes to beauty and fashion. If you are a fan of Park, you probably are able to recognize her just by snapshots of her eyes. Why, you say? Lets start with the amazing eyelid fold she possesses that millions worldwide envy! 

Typically, Asian eyes are "mono-lid" meaning that they do not have a fold. To achieve a Park Bom signature look, an affordable and effective way to begin is with eyelid tapes or glues. How it works:

Eyelid tapes are cosmetic tapes that are placed onto the eyelid and pushed upwards into another fold of the lid to achieve a double fold. It is even possible to achieve a semi-permanent to permanent fold of the lids in this way with continuous usage. Find the ones pictured below demonstrated by the one and only Michelle Phan, a fan of these tapes > Video: How to Even Out Eyelids Without Surgery

Of course, the next step to the iconic Park Bom look is the deep black cat-eyed/winged eyeliner. Use a gel formula for best results as the look requires more of a Kohl and chalky look rather than a smooth liquid eyeliner type of look. Use one with a thick liner brush for best results such as the one featured here. Find this Gel Liner by Clicking Here

You will notice that another signature feature of the Park Bom makeup look is the adorable pop of silver or a shimmery white which makes the eye appear larger and really "pop"! Use a pencil type for best results. Using a liquid type may make the look appear too made up and too much of a club-scene look. Draw this directly underneath the outer corner of the eyeliner you had just applied. 
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Of course, the staple of this look are falsies! Park enjoys to use natural looking lashes that aren't too overpowering of her already bold makeup look. Find a lash that has great volume of lashes all around it. This will help to circle the eye portion more and give the overall look just what it needs for that adorable Park Bom look! Find these lashes by Clicking Here

What did you think of this? Let us know below! 


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Back to School Beauty Tips

It's that time again, time to head: BACK TO SCHOOL!


Have you already or will you be heading back to school in the near future? Going to school can be tough and stressful as it is. As you probably will deal with stacks of homework, tedious group projects, sports and rushed and hectic schedules in general, the last thing you want to have to deal with is worrying about your makeup in between. Use the breaks in between your classes to catch up with friends or grab a cup of coffee instead! 

As you head back to school this Fall, take some of our beauty tips with you.

DO'S 


  • First, Consider TIME. Figure out an every day look that is quick and easy to put together (10 min max).
  • Consider the season. You had probably spent a bunch of time in the sun this past summer, so take into consideration how your skin tone might've changed and find the appropriate shade of foundation.
  • A subtle cat eye.  Use liquid eyeliner and create a minimal wing at corners of your eyes. A liquid formula will ensure your look to be longer lasting.  
  • Keep nail polish subtle. The less bold the color, the less frequency of maintenance for you as chips will be more noticeable with darker and more pigmented colors. Use shades like baby pinks and nudes - they also go with everything!
  • Use lip stains. These last longer than any kind of lip product yet give off a natural look. Even if it begins to fade throughout the day, the color still looks great and effortless and does not necessarily require touch ups. 
DON'Ts
  • Go bold with "loud" colors. The reason for this is a collaboration of some of the elements in the above section. Using more bold colors will typically take more time to work with (blending evenly, finding complimenting colors, etc). It may require more maintenance throughout the day which of course will take even more time! 
  • Piling It On. Using excessive makeup; foundation and eyeshadows in particular will not only take more time but it can also end up costing you more than you need to spend on beauty for school.  Lastly, having too much makeup for long periods of time in class won't let your skin breathe fully.
  • Forget about skin care. One of the most important elements of keeping up with personal beauty starts with skin care. With school in session, stress levels can rise which can then result in skin exhaustion. Be sure to use a daily cleanser and toner each day to ensure healthy skin. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Makeup: How to Make it Last Through the Night

Going out this weekend or have a special event to attend in the near future? As girls, we all can agree that one of the worst things that can happen is looking or feeling like a hot mess! Make sure your look stays in tact all night and be confident that you'll look fabulous in photos with these beauty tips:

During Prep...

1) Foundation Primer - The first step after moisturizing is to apply a primer that works with your skin type. What a primer does is a few things which are all essentials for going out: it keeps your makeup on, it smooths out any fine lines and wrinkles for a flawless canvas and has the ability to absorb any excess oils or even provide moisture in areas needed. This will be one of the top essentials for your special night out or event you're attending!


2) Eyeliner - this tip is most useful for those who use gel eyeliners but will work with any kind of eyeliner. For long lasting, pigmented color when it comes to lining your eyes the trick is simple - apply a thin layer of a cream eyeshadow on the lid. Use colors of your choice as your eyeshadow look or use a nude/white for a sweet shimmer

3) Moisturizing Lips
Keep those lips kissable and the color on them long lasting for hours without cracking and crumbling by simply applying your favorite lip balm first underneath any kind of lip color product you will be using such as lipstick or lip gloss. Your lips will feel free and not so stiff as if you were to just apply color alone. You'll feel the difference, trust us!











Finishing Touches/ Tips Through the Festivities 

1) Eyebrow Finisher
Using an eyebrow product that comes on a mascara wand is such an awesome tool. Not only does it keep the hairs in place throughout the night but it seals in the color and products used before it. If you use a tinted eyebrow mascara, the color will seal any missing hairs that might have been missed and create the most polished look.

2) Finisher Spray 
Now to really make sure your makeup stays put and stays fresh all night, try a makeup finishing spray. Use it after you have finished applying makeup to seal in your look immediately and bring it with you while you are out to give yourself a refreshing moment of rejuvenation as it provides you with gentle breeze of moisture. Find makeup sprays in several types including those specialized for dry or oily skin.

3) Blotting Papers 
Perfect if you have oily skin. Get rid of the excess and unnecessary shine that can become the unwanted highlight of a photo whenever you need to with these papers. Keep a pack with you and use whenever you feel the need to touch up your look. 












And so now you know! During your next outing, remember these steps to keep your look beautiful and long-lasting and of course, to ensure a fabulous and unforgettable night out with your loved ones.
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