Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Ghostly Halloween

Here are my Halloween ghosts and some eyes in the dark nails. Very simple and cute design that took only minutes to do..

Till next time...
Kiss Kiss Girly-G

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Mini haul form Hong Kong

Yippee!!! My little order from has arrived. After unwrapping the package here are the items I have bought...

TONY MOLY Petite Bunny Gloss Bars
Very cute and adorable,  similar to lip butters. In Juicy Orange and Juicy Cherry fragrances.

Another lip product: KOSE, Lip Gloss

KOJI, DOLLY WINK, Liquid Eyeliner in Deep Black
The cutest eyeliner with a ultra fine, flexible tip.

Serum like moisturising essence. And a sample of vitamin C toner.

A hair bun maker:

A new addition to my nail tools box:

I just love anything with green tea :)

KANEBO, NAIVE Deep Cleansing Foam face wash
With tea extracts and macadamia nut essential oil.

And this beautiful bright orange nail polish.

Have you tried any of this products yet?
I can not wait to give them a try.

Till next time...

Kiss-Kiss Girly-G

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

A new way to wash your face; Bubble Foaming Face Wash Net

There are many ways of washing your face and one of the most common is to lather a facial cleanser on your palm and apply to your face.

One step up in a face washing routine is to use Face Wash Net. It is well known and widely used beauty tool in Japan that helps to form a creamy, fine, dense lather/bubbles.

The reason why this way of washing your face is so recommended is because using a net creates dense whipped like foam that is impossible to achieve by just using your hands alone. The foam is supposed to clean your face better and really get into the pores. Density of this form then creates a cushioning layer that prevents harsh rubbing on your skin, therefore even someone with a sensitive skin could use it.

The other great thing about Face Wash Net is that I need to use so much less cleansing product and that is always a cost saving bonus :)

This is how I use it:
1. First I run the Face Wash Net under water and put a bit of a cleanser on it. (Any foaming cleanser will do)

2. Then I rub the Face Wash Net between my hands (this creates shaving foam like lather)

3. And squeeze the Face Wash Net like a toothpaste :)

4. Gently massage with fingertips onto face and just wash off with warm water.

You can see the whole procedure on this video:

By the way, DO NOT use this kind of net directly on the face as it is too harsh.

I find trying out Asian skincare and tools so much fun, as they always seems to be ahead of the game compared to what we have here in the UK. Maybe this might become trendy here soon too... I have seen this kind of a foaming net in Muji shops in London ( I bought mine online.

Till next time...

Kiss Kiss Girly-G

Friday, 19 October 2012

Nails Of The Day

Today I had fun doing my nails. This cute design was very easy to do.
I applied nail polish horizontally on the makeup sponge and sponged it on. Then used few flower stickers and glitter nail polish. I've finished the design with clear top coat. Voilà!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Jojoba Oil, multi-purpose moisturising oil

Thinking about it now I am surprised I did not find out about this product much sooner. I wanted to try out an alternative, more simple way to moisturise after having a shower, a product that would be as natural as possible but at the same time very hardworking too. After a bit of research, as I tend to do most of the time when I decide to try something new, I decided to try out Jojoba Oil.

Jojoba Oil is actually not an oil it is a liquid wax. This beautiful 24 carat gold coloured wax is produced in a seed of Jojoba plant, a shrub native to southern Arizona, southern California and northwest Mexico. The oil/wax makes up approximately 50% of the Jojoba seed by weight.

To me some of very interesting benefits of Jojoba Oil are that it has an antibacterial and anti fungal properties as well as being rich in vitamin A(known also as an wrinkle fighter :), B1, B2, B6, and E (known to minimise scarring). Sometimes Jojoba Oil is used to treat acne as it can make oily skin less oily.

There are many ways I use this oil;
  • As an Hot Oil Treatment
  • As an after shower moisturiser
  • As a hair, body and cuticle oil
  • To clean my make-up brushes (I just mix few drops of oil with an antibacterial washing up liquid, clean and rinse with warm water)
  • To remove stubborn waterproof eye makeup
And so on... Jojoba Oil is so versatile :) I bought mine from Holland & Barrett (

I really like using Jojoba Oil daily, I even put it into a smaller travel size bottle when I go away. As it is suitable for all skin types I do recommend it to my friends when they need that little bit of extra moisture for their skin, nails or hair.

Till next time...

Kiss Kiss Girly-G

Friday, 5 October 2012

CETAPHIL, Gentle Skin Cleanser

I wanted to write about this product for some time now as it is something I reach for every morning and it works so well for me that I thought I should share my happiness with you :)

CETAPHIL, Gentle Skin Cleanser is a non-foaming cleanser that can be used with or without water.

With water - Apply and massage gently, then rinse away.
Without water - Apply and massage gently, then remove with soft cloth/tissue.

For the last five months I have been using this cleanser. Before I bought it I did a bit of a research, and as it had good reviews I decided to buy it. I have a combination skin and my cheeks tend to be most of the time pink. Not my favourite look I must add.

The main reason why I am so happy about CETAPHIL, Gentle Skin Cleanser is the fact that my skin looks so much more calmer and my cheeks do not feel as dry as they use to. This product cleanses without stripping away the skins natural protective oils and does not disturb the skins pH balance. Leaves no residue or tightness and it has smooth consistency (like a  milky lotion) and goes on like a dream.

CETAPHIL, Gentle Skin Cleanser is suitable for all skin types (because of its simplicity and non-harsh chemical build up) and it comes recommended by dermatologists and pediatricians. Its formula is gentle enough for everyday use and as a compliment for prescription treatment for acne, eczema, rosacea and psoriasis.
  • It is fragrance, soap and lanolin free
  • Gentle on baby's skin
  • Removes light make up (I do not use it for that purpose as I wear heavy waterproof eye makeup)
  • Non-comedogenic (won't block pores, so no breakouts)
  • Helps skin retain moisture (I agree)
  • It does not sting eyes
CETAPHIL is one of many lines/brands of skincare products from Galderma Laboratories( Their original formula has been around for over 60 years.
CETAPHIL, Gentle Skin Cleanser is sold worldwide and in U.K it can be found in Boots and Lloyd's pharmacies.

I really like this cleanser and will buy it again when I run out of it. Its simplicity did impressed me. I would highly recommend it as it works as well as some high end products with a nifty price tags.

Till next time...

Kiss Kiss Girly-G