Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tips on: How To Acheive Flawless Skin

  • Cleanse, tone and moisturise
  • Test the PH (5.5)
  • Drink water + herbal tea
  • Half your plate should be vegetables
  • Eat right
  • Stop touching your face
  • Keep antibacterial hand gel in your bag
  • Embrace oils (proper face oils, like Rose Oil, etc)
  • Exercise
  • Have several weapons of attack for pimples
  • Be hygienic
  • Sleep with your hair off your face
  • Treat oily skin as sensitive skin
  • Avoid cleansing wipes for whole face
  • Do a weekly treatment mask or mini-facial
  • Hormones can wreak havoc, no matter how hard you try!
  • Too many chemicals can mess up your skin
  • Any changes you make in your routine, will take 3 months to take effect. Be patient.

Friday, June 19, 2009

eating healthy = beautiful skin

you all know this, but i thought i'd reiterate any way.

good food = good skin

its so true, so so so true. its not someone feeding you a lie to make you eat healthier.

i always notice a huge change in my skin when I am eating healthy and more varied foods. thats a change for the better. but because i eat healthily most of the time, my skin stays in pretty good condition.

about a year ago, i switched to soya milk rather than dairy for breakfast, after reading an excellent book called Healthy at 100 written by John Robbins (of Baskin Robbins). there was so many interesting facts in this book, i couldn't put it down...seriously life changing.

i've always eaten healthy because i have to as i am diabetic. but, there are some interesting things that i have picked up along the way. check out my food blog, not just apples for more about what i eat on a day to day basis.

my diet follows these rules (mostly, but i am not strict strict strict, i will 95% of the time follow these rules):
- i don't eat after 7pm
- i don't eat 'white' carbs, just wholegrains
- i don't drink cows milk
- i don't keep cheese in our fridge, except for goats/sheeps cheese or super low fat cheese (like feta, etc)
- i always eat breakfast
- i eat at least one apple and one banana every day
- i don't drink coffee or tea, i only drink herbal tea (nettle, green with lemon and peppermint are our favorites)
- i don't cook with real sugar, i use fructose, or sweeten with honey/maple syrup
- there's always a million different kinds of frozen vegetables in our freezer

here's a sneak peek into our fridge...what can you spot?:

ps. i am NOT a fussy eater, i eat everything i am given!! i think variety is the spice of life. i'll eat anything...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

90s style

I went round to a friend's house last night, and we played with our old makeup and some crimpers which are relics of the 80s from her auntie!

I was the green glitter, crimped hair beauty! It looked kinda rock chick. Do any of you remember crimpers? So much fun :)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

top favorite youtubers

here is a list of my top 15 favorite beauty Youtubers, i couldn't figure out an order, so here they are:


go, check them out and subscribe, and don't forget to hop by my channel and check it out at: alissaevelyn

woah, so thats a lot of info all in one. i really did try to narrow it down. promise. i can't help but be inspired by all these girls :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

which hair extensions?

I have been thinking about getting some clip in extensions for a while now, just to make a change to what my hair always looks like! But, there are so many different brands its difficult to decide which to have.
I have narrowed it down to two different brands...both made of human hair, with clips attached.

The 1st is American Dream Hair Extensions. I think I'll head to Sally's on Tuesday and see if I can get a good colour match, every other time I've gone to have a look I just get overwhelmed with the millions of different colors! There's a good review/tutorial by lollipop26 on YT.

The 2nd is Head Kandy Hair Extensions. They come in a full set, check out the picture below. But, its so difficult to tell what colour hair I would be just by looking at the pictures on the net. There's an excellent review by kissonthechic on Youtube, go check it out if you want more info.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

maybelline lash stiletto mascara

Lash Stiletto my Maybelline is the new mascara that everyone is talking about. And I can see why. It claims to lengthen your lashes, and it does!

- it does actually visibly lengthen your lashes
- it isn't clumpy
- it separates and defines your lashes
- its easy to use
- its got an excellent drying time
- it looks like a strip of fake lashes when its on

- it smells a little bit weird
- the packaging is a bit bulky
- i always get annoyed when they spend so much on advertising that i am paying for that advertising when i pay for the product....how much of my almost £8 went into marketing?

Check out my new Youtube video for an in depth review of Maybelline's Lash Stiletto Mascara.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

what MAC?

Ok, I have a question. As a MAC cosmetics virgin, what is the one product I should buy? What is the one MAC product that you use all the time, that I should definitely have in my makeup bag?

It can be anything at all from their collection. Here's some ideas from http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/:

Please leave me a comment, to let me know. The most popular answer wins, and I will go out and get my first MAC product!

Monday, June 08, 2009

How To Do An At Home Facial

This is a little something from my YT channel, I hope you find it helpful. Please feel free to ask me questions :)

Saturday, June 06, 2009

how much is too much? how little is not enough?

Waste of make up Pictures, Images and Photos

Do you sometimes feel like that? I know I do. Frequently. That sort of why did I bother thing?

I often get the I should have tried harder thing too. I am obviously still not getting it right, its sometimes tricky to know exactly what I am doing in the day, and my day is often more formal than I was ready for, with far more hot guys that I was prepared for too.

In the future, I must remember to wear more makeup so then I don't go out without feeling 100%. Confidence is key, and makeup is a huge part of how confident us ladies feel.

But we don't want to appear too fake either do we ?! Where's the line? I love having a fake tan, but is it too much.

I reckon I keep applying more and more makeup on a day to day basis. But certainly not nearly as much as some people. But I feel like this isn't so bad for me. Maybe I wouldn't feel so awful if I used a mineral product like Lily Lolo or Bare Escentuals. I could pile it on and still think I looked natural :)

What do you reckon?

Sorry for the rant. I have been watching too much 'snog, marry, avoid' again.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Korres & Apivita : A Greek Pharmacy

I came back from Greece yesterday, and I still can't believe just how amazing it was!

My skin reacts really badly to drastic changes in temperature, and so I broke out a bit, as well as getting bitten. Not a pretty face at the end of the week. I really need to invest in some SP4 mineral foundation...maybe Jane Iredale...?!

Anyways, I spent about 1 hour choosing products in a pharmacy in Parikia, Paros. I wanted to get something from Korres, as I haven't tried their stuff yet, though I have heard about it a lot in the past year or so.

Apivita was the other range that caught my eye, which being a natural therapy brand I totally clicked with. Plus they were the only two Greek brands available in the Pharmacy, most everything else was French.

Check out my vlog about my time in the Greek Islands, and a bit of a demo of the products.

So, I chose products that I actually needed, and had totally forgot to bring with me, as well as some treats:
- Korres Fig Body Lotion
- Apivita Propoline Lip Aid with Cocoa Butter and Olive Oil SPF15
- Korres 3in1 Milk Proteins Cleanser, Toner, Make-Up Remover
- Apivita Aqua Plus Cucumber Face Mask
- Apivita Everyday Face Scrub with Apricot
- Apivita Propoline Hair Mask

I will review these soon, and let you know what I think about all of them. The nice thing is that they are all fairly natural products, so smell delicious!