Sunday, November 17, 2013

Here's Another YouTube Video!

This time it's a haul video where I tell you guys all about my recent skincare, makeup and brushes purchases. I got Natio, Nars, Real Techniques and Napoleon Perdis products. Let me know what you think!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

First YouTube Video!

I hope you all get a chance to have a look, and enjoy it!
This is a picture I took after I'd completed the look.

love, Jasmine


Monday, November 11, 2013

My favourite Drugstore Face Masks!

Apologies for the blurry photograph!
These are some of my favourite drugstore face masks that you can buy in Priceline and Chemist Warehouse.

Garnier Pure 3 in 1 - Wash + scrub + mask
This is probably my most used item from the group. The reason I love it is because it's three products in one, and I feel that they all work well for my skin. The mask in particular, though, has mattifying qualities and I do feel like it really soaks up all the oils from my pores that have accumulated over the course of the day. I use this one every 2 or 3 days when I'm in the shower.

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula with vitamin E Purifying Mask
When this thing says it 'tightens and cools', it really does. The mask is so thick and creamy yet refreshingly cool when it goes on the skin. For me, it hasn't ever dried out completely while on my skin, but maybe that is because I apply very thick layers because I just love the texture. It's quite a cleansing, yet moisturising mask. I feel that when I wash it off, my skin looks brighter and feels soft. I love this product for when I'm having relaxation time!

Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra-Cleansing Mud Mask
This is probably my favourite from this brand's range of face masks, but I do own all of them and really like them. This one doesn't have the burning sensation that the other ones do, which I actually was disappointed about because I quite like the burning (which sounds strange, haha!). The smell of this mask is gorgeous and uplifting; it is a strong orange smell with bergamot. This is a daytime mask for me, because the product is quite energising in scent. As far as cleansing my face, I feel the product does a fair job. My skin feels drier and softer, however it can tend to look a little red. Despite its harshness, I am a real fan of this product and the others in its range!

Freeman Facial Peel-Off Mask in Cucumber
This is a face mask I use when I want something a little different. The bottle says it 'clarifies and renews skin', which, to me, does sound a little broad. I'm not 100% sure whether or not this product is a great cleanser of my pores, however, when you peel off the dried mask, you can see all the oils that it has collected from your face. While this product removes unwanted oils from my face, I can't really vouch for its 'clarifying' or 'renewing' qualities. Regardless of that, though, it is so much fun to peel it off!

My Triangl Bikini arrived!!

Hahaha, I only just finished the last post when the guy came to my door with the package!

So, this is my gorgeous bikini! It came in a postage parcel which was a white plastic bag with my address on it. Inside is a clear plastic bag with the brand name TRIANGL on it. Inside that is the neoprene bag of the same colour as your chosen bikini! Mine is California Coral. Then inside the neoprene bag is the top and the bottom packaged separately in clear plastic bags. 
This is everything I received in my package:

The bikini is really sturdy. The fabric is thick and actually quite insulating, after all, it is wetsuit material! The top has the traingl logo on the ends of the straps, and overall, it does a very good job covering me up and providing me with a bit of much-needed volume. 

The bottoms came with a large black tag on them, but other than that, they are good and plain. The hipster cut is extremely flattering at the top of the leg. I would warn that the top of the front of the bikini bottoms come down quite low. Personally, I might like them a bit higher up, however it will definitely ensure my tan covers most of me!

The bikini comes with some care cards, which instruct you how to properly clean and dry your bikini. It essentially states how delicate and easily marked the neoprene fabric is, and recommends that you iron out any marks carefully. Some of this information is also printed on the labels on the inside of the bikini.

This is what the bikini looks like on me. All in all, I'd say it is one of the most comfortable bikinis you could wear. You feel very secure in it (that is, nothing feels as though it's going to fall out), and it provides me with the extra lift/support/volume I was hoping for. The straps are quite stretchy, but when they are tied, they hold well and give you a decent amount of lift. As for the colour, I love it! The pale coral colour really makes your skin look tanned, even though I'm currently extremely pale! The other colours I'd look at buying are Indiana Ice, which is a pure white with the great contrasting black lining, and Santa Rosa Splash, which is a gorgeous vibrant blue. Of all the different designs of the Triangl bikinis, I definitely prefer this 'Chloe' style bikini, but I think that is due to my body type. They recommend the 'Ollie' bikinis for girls who want a push up fit, but I much prefer the look of the tie-up bikini with matching bottoms. Other than that, they have a bandeau style bikini with metallic bottoms and a contrasting colour top, but that wouldn't have been so flattering on me because of my smaller chest.

I hope this blog post helps! I wrote it because this is the kind of thing I'd have loved to have been able to find when I was looking to purchase mine. I hope some of you will be able to gain some information from this, and I hope you love your bikini as much as I love mine!

Triangl Swimwear

So this is my latest obsession! Triangl Swimwear.
What first attracted me to this swimwear was the fact that one of my favourite YouTubers Lauren Curtis posted a picture of her new bikini from Triangl. As well as this, a friend from work told me that she was in love with her new pair.

I jumped on their instagram and saw loads of pictures of tanned girls with perfect bodies and huge boobs, which did dishearten me at first. I never usually go for triangle shaped bikini tops due to me having A cup boobs, so I was worried about whether I'd get any push up from the top. My friend reassured me though, and told me that her bikini gave her a good amount of lift and extra volume.

I chose the 'Chloe' bikini style in 'California Coral'. I decided to get an xs top and an s bottom, because my hips are pretty wide and my boobs are pretty insubstantial. The website offers a sizing chart so you can quite easily measure your sizes.

I ordered mine on Tuesday last week and so far, it's been shipped and is almost out for delivery. I'm really excited to get it! I'll review the bikini when it arrives, with pictures!

DISCLAIMER: these pictures were obtained from the Triangl Swimwear website: 
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