Easy facial at home!

According to a report in Finance Times written a year ago, South Korea is one of the most polluted country in the world (https://www.ft.com). Even earlier this year on January 14, 16 & 17 people received warning messages from Korean government about the issue of increased fine dust in the air (http://www.straitstimes.com). While these pollutants can do plenty of harms, today one particular thing I’m concerned about, which is SKIN! I remember during my 22 days visit in Bangladesh, everyone was complementing how amazing and glowy my skin became! But sadly after returning my skin became really dull, and almost after 6 months I got two giant sized cystic acnes, two painful to even touch! Also suddenly I started getting plenty of white heads and also some black heads. To be honest, my skin has had always issues with white heads, but black heads had never bothered me before! I WAS REALLY WORRIED WHAT POSSIBLY COULD CAUSE THIS DISASTER! But then it came to my mind that increased pollution can really mess with the skin. And also as I use plenty of makeup, dusts could get easily stuck on my pores, so if I am not careful enough while removing my makeup, even for once, it can do potential damage later. So, to deal with this situation, I decided to take a facial every 15-20 days. But as facial at salons are kinda expensive like 35 KW, and also because I enjoy doing this kinda stuff, so I decided to do it myself.

Basic steps of facials include: 1) Scrubbing and popping out zits & white heads 2) Putting on a mask that suits your skin 3) Finally moisturizing your skin!

For the first step, I took my favorite FREEMAN Charcoal & Black Sugar Mask. In one of my previous blog (https://munirachowdhury.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/charcoal-mask-pack-i-am-using/) I wrote detailed about this mask and mentioned how much I love this product! Just take the some of products and apply it on clean & moisturized face. Keep it for at least 5 minutes. And then rinse your face with water while massaging with your fingers in circular motion. Now the most important part of scrubbing step, which is STEAM! If you don’t have any other ways of taking steam on your face just rinse a plain soft cloth in warm water and gently dab it on your face. However, I like taking some warm water on a deep dish, and holding the dish close to my face. But be careful not to spill warm water on your body while doing this! Next take a pimple stick and pop those white/ black heads, bumps or zits by pushing the ring of the stick around the area where they are located.

Second step is putting a suitable mask and waiting till it dries out!. For this step, I chose NATURE REPUBLIC Ginger Real Nature Clay Mask. I heard clay masks works great for clearing the clogs in the pores, and I didn’t regret my decision at all! After drying out, clean your face with water while both massaging and lightly tapping with your fingers. Tapping helps to increase elasticity of your skin.

And the last step, which is Moisturizing! Almost everyone knows about Korean Sheet Masks. Dripped in serum like stuff, they are actually quite effective in moisturizing your face. Even if you use a sheet mask without doing the first two steps, you will almost immediately see your changes! Anyways, I used MAMONDE Rose Moisturzing Flower Essence Mask this time. You should keep the face mask on your face for 15-20 minutes at least and afterwards gently tap on your face so that it can absorb the serum well enough.

You will surely be able to see how soft and beautiful your skin becomes after doing this easy three steps facial. Although I know, each people has different skin types, but these are very basic routines of skin care, so I hope it will work for everyone. For better result please do once in two weeks.

So, this is all about today! Hope it was helpful for you! Have a good day!

-Munira Chowdhury, 17/04/2018

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Valentine’s day 2018 in Korea: outfit and makeup idea

Hello everyone! Although my today’s post is for ladies, but I wish you boys a wonderful valentine’s day with your loved one’s! So, in this post I have two makeup tutorials and one outfit suggestion for you. The outfit suggestion is even more suitable if you live in Korea.

The first makeup tutorial is a peach makeup, which is a halo eye makeup using the color combination of the fruit(peach).

For this makeup I used the following products-

-MAC Cosmetics #prepplusprime
-maccosmetics #studiofixfluid foundation #nc42
-maccosmetics #studiofixpowder #mediumtan
-MISSHA 미샤 pro touch face powder no 23
-missha.official under eye brightening concealer in natural biege
-missha.official perfect concealer in natural
-missha.official colorbeam shader in crystal
-missha.official the style liquid sharp eyeliner
-missha.official salon de lash

-eBay eyelash
-Makeup Revolution ultra contour palette
-It’s skin 잇츠스킨 babyface petit mascara
-itsskin.socialog babyface creamy lip liner 01
-itsskin.socialog life color lip crush matte 04, 03
-토니모리 – Tonymoly cheektone powder p05
-tonymoly.official lovely eyebrow pencil
-BH Cosmetics #takemetobrazilpalette
-CATRICE cosmetics ultra black luxury lashes volume mascara

You can find the tutorial here-

For this makeup I chose a different outfit, modern hanbok or modern version of traditional Korean clothes.

I bought this dress from Gmarket. Actually it was a surprise gift from my husband, not sure about the price but should be around 40,000KW.

The second tutorial is about easy and classy smoky eyes. So, long I’ve been busy with creating halo eyes or cut crease, I forgot my first love, which is smoky eyes! ♥

This tutorial is only about eye makeup and here’s the list of the products I used-

-Beauty Glazed glitz glam eyeshadow collection
-MISSHA 미샤 color beam shader incrystal
-Missha salon de lash glue
-더페이스샵 (THEFACESHOP) pencil eyeliner in newyork black
-It’s skin 잇츠스킨 babyface petit mascara
-eyelash form eBay

And here’s the link of the tutorial-

This palette that I used here, is also a gift from my husband, Beauty Glazed glitz glam eyeshadow palette which is the dupe for the palette with same name by Glamierre. I was literally speechless by these gifts from him, I had no idea my husband can choose makeup palette or dress (specially when it is a hanbok) for me, all by himself. This man keeps making me falling on love with him more! ♥ Although the palette is a dupe, and a lot cheaper than the real one, but it’s quite pigmented and easy to work with. You may notice some fall out but you can easily swipe them off with a brush!

Hope you enjoyed the post!

Munira Chowdhury, 14/02/2018

Handmade jewelry: How to make, what you need, and where you can find jewelry making supplies in Korea

Hello everyone! Hope you guys had an amazing weekend! To brighten up your Monday here I am with something I am obsessed nowadays, which is jewelry! 😆 I guess most of the women have a thing about jewelry. I usually buy a lot of lockets whenever there’s a sale in the nearby marts. But being a South Asian girl, I am more into heavy jewelry set with tiara/tikli kinda head-wear, layered earring etc. than single locket or earring. So, I was searching thorough ebay, the cheap ones there are not that good looking, and I would rather kill myself than to buy something out of my budget. Lol 😂😂😂 Yup, I am a scrooge, I know 😎

So, I was searching for the alternate, and suddenly I remembered my Lab-mate’s sister often makes small jewelries, for her class projects, so may be it would be available somewhere nearby. But I always have a busy schedule and a big fan of online shopping because of the fact that they send those things just in front of your door. So I searched in G market, one of the biggest online shopping site in Korea. And guess what, there’s a varieties of options! From copper wire, elastic wire, beads (from size 4mm to 10mm), even stones of different sizes and colors are available. So I placed my order two times! Because I didn’t realize at first how much I need and so the first supplies were a little  short. Anyways, the seller was really responsible and I received the package within 24 hours. Here’s what I made:

For the round disks in the middle of the earrings and tiara I used the copper wire. But in the necklace, I used one of my old bangles. For the pearl string I used a thick thread from Diaso. And in the middle to hold the 10mm beads, I used glue. I bought the glue gun from Diaso. The finishing was not really as good as professional though. But it was ok for me lol 😉 The necklace ends could be joined with a necklace hook, which is also available in G market. But as this was my first time and there were 7 layers, I couldn’t find a better way of putting a hook without making a mess lol 😂 I used a stud earring of a small pearl to hold the round disk first and then I attached the layer of strings later.

Beads/ stones, wires are sold in set/ singly depending on the size. The price range is in between 1000KW. Here’s another picture:

I had to use around 1200 of 4mm beads, around 500 of 6mm beads, and around 60 of 10mm beads. I used around 20 cubic ziroconia of 5mm, 70 of 2mm. One wire bundle is more than you need to make one complete set 🙂

Hope you enjoyed the post! Let me know of your thoughts! ♥

Munira Chowdhury, 06/11/2017

Three ways to do eyeliner

 

Not sure about everyone, but my favorite part of the makeup is eyeliner! ❤ Specially winged eyeliner. Learning how to apply eyeliner was not really easy for me, but I never stopped practicing. I had an advantage, which was I started practicing eyeliner with a liquid eyeliner. So, no matter how messy it got at first, but with time I learned it all. The fact about applying eyeliner is, it can smell your fear. So, always be calm and steady. Anyways, today I’m going to show you three ways to do your eyeliner with wings. Though in this tutorial, I will use a pen eyeliner, if you want to see with a liquid eyeliner or gel eyeliner, please check my other tutorials. I will post a link to my channel below, for your convenience. 🙂

This tutorial includes the following types:

1.Upper lash line eyeliner with inner and outer wing
2.Upper & lower lash line eyeliner with connecting inner and outer wing
3. Upper & lower lash line eyeliner with double wings

So, here’s the tutorial:

 

The eyeliner is from It’s skin, it’s top professional no smudge professional eyeliner. I used a pen eyeliner because it falls into my everyday makeup category, so for convenience and quick finishing, I used a pen eyeliner. The eyeliner is great, no doubt, but the tip is not thin enough, so you gotta be careful about that. :/

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, let me know of your thoughts!

-Munira Chowdhury, 11/10/2017

Red festive eye makeup tutorial

Hey there! I hope you all are doing great! So, last friday I made this tutorial of a red festive eyes and also with full coverage base makeup routine. After Eid period is the peak wedding seasons in Bangladesh, so I though of making a tutorial that would be helpful for this occasion. This look is most specially for suitable for mehendi night/ গায়ে হলুদ, but you can also use this look for other parties. ❤

So, here’s the list of the products used:

  • missha.official layer blurring long lasting primer
  • maxfactor ageless elixir
  • lacolor liquid makeup
  • tonymoly.official spoiler oil control powder
  • catrice all round concealer
  • missha.official perfect concealer
  • beautytreatsla 130 color palette
  • thefaceshop.official single eyeshadow
  • beautytreatsla strobing highlighter palette
  • missha.official sharp eyeliner
  • tonymoly.official lovely eyebrow pencil
  • tonymoly.official pikachu color mascara
  • tonymoly.official false lashes no 10
  • tonymoly.official perfect lips flat bar

I have to use most of the times, two foundations together. :/ Well, that’s what happens when you have brown skin. Another important thing is, I recently started using #Beauty_Treats_Strobing_Highlighter palette. This palette is literally a bomb! Cost me only 10,300 KW with shipping. The palette contains 6 highlighters in total, being three of each creamy and powdery. And I don’t use any fancy products, I am just a poor researcher in Korea, who can’t afford to buy international brands in Korea with those excessive vats. lol :p

And, here’s the tutorial link:

 

I recently bought a new camera, which really helped me with the resolution, but when I was editing this video, I didn’t know how to use zoom option in premiere pro. 😦 But I am getting better, I promise! I just posted a video on Sunday, and I swear the quality is much better this time.

I hope you would enjoy the tutorial! x x x

Munira Chowdhury, 05/07/17

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My Eid special makeup bundle: my youtube channel special

Hello everyone! I hope you all are okay! As you already know, I have a youtube channel now. And for Eid occasion, I posted some of special tutorials there. Though I shared the the first one here, but I due to research related pressure, I was not able to share the others. 😦 And I apologize for that 😦 Though the main Eid day is over, but it says the occasion of eid remains for 7 days, so I am hoping that I am not too late, and that they will help your makeup for the remaining 6 days!

Before starting, I just want you to give a reminder that, as I live in Korea, most of the products I used or mentioned here on my blog, or on my youtube tutorials are Korean. But I am sure you will be able to find similar one in other brands.

I am starting with the second one which is a Glitter half cut crease eye makeup with the trick of changing the foundation tone with a yellow food color.

This will be helpful for girls who have yellow undertone and can’t find a proper shade of foundation in Korea, as Korean foundations are too bright. Specially, women from South Asia. Though I didn’t show the base makeup part here, please check my other videos for that! And here’s the list of the products used:

Foundation: Missha m radiance foundation
Food color: Yellow food color from Bread Garden

Eye makeup:

Pony memebox easy shine glam 2
Beauty Treats 130 color palette
Faceshop single eyeshadow
Missha sharp eyeliner
Tonymoly pikachu color mascara
Tonymoly lashes
Tonymoly gel eyeliner

Next one is a Red-Golden smoky eye, with full coverage base makeup routine.

 

Well, this is kinda heavy makeup, compared to the others! So, this is specially suitable for wedding parties, that we are invited to, after Eid. I think I never mentioned, but after Eid period is the wedding season for most of the parts of South Asia. As most of the weddings are very colorful there, I hope it would be very helpful for them. 🙂 List of the products used are given below:

Missha.official layer blurring pore cover primer
Lagirlcosmetics hd concealer
Etude_official double lasting foundation
Missha.official perfect concealer
Bennyemakeup banana powder
Tonymoly.official lovely eyebrows pencil
Tonymoly.official cheektone contour duo
Tonymoly.official cheektone powder
Its skin babyface highlighter
Thefaceshop.official single eyeshadow
Missha.official triple eyeshadow
Lagirlcosmetics smoky collection
Club.clio oeripera wholly deep jewel pot
Tonymoly.official gel eyeliner
Tonymoly.official pikachu color mascara
Tonymoly.official eyelashes
Tonymoly.official flat lip bar

Now the last one! This is requested by two of my best friends, who are new to makeup. So, they requested a beginner makeup tutorial from me.

 

So, this is eid special tutorials for eid. I tried to explain each of the makeup steps of my makeup here. But if there’s anything you do not understand, please ask me, I’m always here to answer. 🙂

Products used are:

Etude house fix and fix primer
Etude house double lasting foundation
Missha perfect concealer
Catrice all round concealer
Ben nye luxury powder
Tonymoly lovely eyebrow pencil
Missha color beam shader
Tonymoly cheektone powder
Beauty treats strobing highlighter palette
Beauty treats 130 color palette
Missha sharp eyeliner
Missha 4d mascara
Tonymoly lashes no 08
Technic lip liner
Coibana nasnon lipstick

So, that was all from my eid makeup bundle. I hope you would enjoy the tutorial. And please, please, please like my tutorials and subscribe to my channel! ❤

Munira Chowdhury, 26/06/17

 

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Dramatic eyeliner tutorial: Eid 2017 special

Well, not most of us gets enough time for a lengthy eid special eye makeup and etc., because on a eid day most of the houses become full with guests. Specially, when you live in a muslim country, things get a lot difficult. The women of the house have to make all the delicious dishes for the family and guests, they have to clean the house and stuff, also they need to look after the kids and elderly of the family. So, little time they do get, to get ready or doing makeup. So, thinking about that, I made this tutorial, specially for those busy lady of the family, a quick, easy and classy look.

Here’s the final look!

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Well, more like a double eyeliner, with a twist at inner corner. 😀 Here’s the list of the products used:

  1. Missha layer blurring pore cover primer
  2. L A Girl hd concealer
  3. Etude house double lasting foundation
  4. Catrice all round concealer
  5. Missha perfect concealer
  6. Ben nye luxury powder
  7. Tonymoly lovely eyebrow pencil
  8. Nature republic stick highlighter
  9. Tony moly cheektone contour duo
  10. Tony moly cheektone powder
  11. Tony moly cheektone highlighter
  12. Coibana nanson lipstick
  13. Club clio peripera wholly deep jewel pot
  14. Missha sharp eyeliner
  15. Tony moly gel eyeliner
  16. Tony moly lashes
  17. Missha 4d mascara

Let’s stop talking and start the tutorial!

 

I hope you would enjoy the tutorial. If you do, please don’t forget to like and subscribe to my channel!

Munira Chowdhury, 08/06/2017

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