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So many of you guys mentioned that you liked the look of my hairless and white arm pits and as weird as that sounds you inspired me to make a video! Why not :) I hope you enjoy this hair removal story where I used laser hair removal to keep my armpits permanently hairless. This really beats waxing at home, shaving and hair removal cream in the long run. It feels like zaps :) a bit painful but well worth it!

Also now you can even use a numbing cream before your treatment to further dull the pain!

In this video I share the story of hair removal on my armpits and underarms. How I first started removing them and what I've tried and also how I got hairless armpits for life :)!!



Share your experience with hair removal with me below :)!! Love you guys :)!!


Gratitude and Happiness have been important words for me for this year, and I try and feel these two emotions at least once a day!

So when I got the opportunity to customise my laptop and iPhone with Barely Naked skins I had to incorporate these two themes into my designs! I've always loved being creative and these skins also protect your tech so that you don't get any scratches on it, without it being too bulky!

There's a wide range of skins out there at the moment but nothing beats creating your own!! You can even use the design of your favourite colour, singer or anime or even create it so that your phone matches your nails! You can customise any phone, laptop, tablet with your latest designs and also they are easy to remove. It's a really cool birthday present for a friend too :)!!

Also right now they are giving 10% off to my lovely readers :)!! Just use code: BNWEN10

The creation process is also really simple, you simply just upload your image via your computer or even photos from your instagram on their easy to use website and then position how you like.

The Design Reveal


My Macbook skin has arrived with a message that I want to remind myself everyday :)!

My iPhone skin is here with my glitter design that matches my YouTube Channel :)

The material itself is actually quite thick so it feels protective, and it also means it's easier to put on without bubbles. I always found a lot of trouble with skins that were to thin, since it was so hard to put on!!

For my laptop a tip is to use a ruler to smooth out the surface then use your fingers to squeeze out any air bubbles! For your phone it was actually really easy and I didn't have too much trouble with air bubbles at all! Just used my thumb and smoothed it out and it was good :)!! 

My Macbook Before :)!!

My Macbook after all pretty and customised :)!!! So nice!!
You get to design the inside too which is super cool :)!


Using it on the bed with Mikki :)!!


How pretty does my Phone look now :)!!!

You can also design the front :)

Nothing beats a little gratitude in your life :)

It feels so slim now :)

Stunned face + phone = must
So I'm really excited about how my Laptop and iPhone looks :)!!! I now know they are both protected from my clumsiness and also it's good that I can remind myself to be grateful and happy of my life every day :)!! This is something completely worth it by itself, but the fact that it looks so beautiful is an incredible bonus!!

I would love to see the designs you come up with as well :)!! You can get creative at Barely Naked straight away and tag me when you get your design up ;)!!

Custom Skin Giveaway!


Barely Naked has been kind enough to give you guys a chance to win one of 10 FREE device skins!! There's 10 packs so there's a good chance to win :)!!

Enter below:

Barely Naked Giveaway



Much love,

Wengie





I'm totally addicted to circle lenses! I have to admit that I literally can't leave the house without them and I'm just obsessed with how big and bright they make my eyes look!

The great thing about these lenses is the you can wear them in place of your clear prescription lenses and contacts so that  you're pretty much killing two birds with one stone. Solving your blindness and beauty needs in one go! Also you can get them plano with no prescription if your just looking for an eye enlarging effect.

Today I'm going to be introducing these cool new lenses that are monthly disposable circle lenses. If you're not a frequent circle lens wearer you may not be that excited. But as a regular circle lens wearer I am incredibly excited since most circle lenses are yearly's and for me, it's way too long to be keeping a pair of contact lenses. Usually my blindness changes before I finish the time allowance. haha.

Now please watch the video to see me try on these lenses, and check out how they look compared to my naked eye. Yes very naked :) I hope you enjoy this episode of Try it Wengie!



You can purchase these lenses at 1001 optical or walk into a store. They have quite a few in Australia so check out their store locations.

Don't forget to use the discount code: wengie&starlen in the online checkout for 50% off

If you're going in store you can grab a 50% off voucher here

I hope you guys enjoyed my circle lens try on :)! Tell me below if you can't live without them either!

Much love,

Wengie

In this episode of Try It Wengie I try to whiten my teeth instantly in one day using activated charcoal which is a quick, natural and cheap way to whiten teeth at home! White teeth is something everyone loves and a white smile is something I haven't really experience thanks to my love for tea and coffee!

Previously I have tried teeth whitening in Sydney with Dr Lazaris, and this invovled a whole lot of bleaching which worked wonders. Much better than other teeth whitening products such as whitening strips and kits you can do at home, which I have also previously reviewed.

So how do this activated charcoal powder compare to these other whitening methods?? Watch and see how it works :)



Don't know where to find them? Order them here.


Teeth Whitening Tips


Thanks to your comments here are some useful tips for you when you want to try this at home!

1. Use 1 tablet, it should be enough for 1 time use!

2. You can also buy capsules that are already powdered or straight powder like this

3. Instead of using your fingers and getting messy like me, you can dip your tooth brush into it and brush it on!

4. Ask you dentist to see if this is safe for your teeth. Some people say baking powder can damage the enamel so it may be the same for activated charcoal, so if you're concerned talk to your dentist and try not to use it every day!


Before and After Teeth Whitening Spoiler alert!


Here is the before and after the application of activated charcoal!



You might like to read my blog post: 3 things I didn't know about teeth whitening

There are so many makeup brands, collections and reviews out there that it can be hard to pick products to try. Seriously I have a lot of trouble too. I feel like it's first world problems that we now have too much choice. So here are my must have makeup products (and others) for 2015 so far!

I hope that this review helps you decide on any products to try! I only included what I absolutely love so far this year after trying so many different things. Keep in mind I'm a simple girl with simple tastes, hence the abundance of nudes in my choice :)!

I have also included a book that literally changed my life so stay through to the end :)

What can I say!! I love the nudes :D


Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish
110 Birthday Suit: http://amzn.to/1A06CDQ
260 Greyfitti: http://amzn.to/1EDuBnM
Topcoat: http://amzn.to/1cSJv3M

Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade
Taupe: http://amzn.to/1EC0j5Z

Napoleon Perdis Nude U
Eye Lips and Cheek Palette: http://napoleonperdis.com/aus/makeup/... (sold out online :( )

Perhaps Unicorn Slim Face Massager
Rose Quartz: http://bit.ly/1EdOjZZ

Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle: http://amzn.to/1IxCen3

Jade & Gold Hair Accessory:
http://litb.me/1xwQBP3

Until next time :)!!

Much love,

Wengie

I have an extremely weird relationship with exercise. I love the idea of a fitness routine where I can easily do and workout without getting stressed but I haven't found "the one yet".

So therefore I conclude that exercise and workouts you can do easily at home is a good alternative while I wait to find the fitness program for me! So in my video I have ideas that you might like to use in your everyday life while you're at home and just being all around lazy.

Hence why I called it easy summer fitness routine ideas for lazy people :)


The two things that I feel are incredibly important that I pointed out in the video is that in the absence of a regular routine it's always good to keep moving around whenever you can and find ways to work a little bit of exercise into your daily life even if you don't have a regular exercise plan.

In addition moving around your diet is going to be a huge determining factor in your figure regardless of the amount of exercise you do :)!!

Don't forget to check out my Healthy 7 Day Food Plan E-book for easy recipes to get you through the week on a budget.

Lets get cracking on our fitness goals guys together :)!!

Love,

Wengie

Korean beauty standards are often discussed on a global scale with a focus plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancements all aiming to achieve the ideal "Korean" look. However Korean makeup is also extremely transforming, and a lot of the before and after's you see of Korean plastic surgery is actually contributed to makeup and photoshopping as well, not just their surgery skills. This is often an overlooked part of the before and afters you see everywhere.

I've always loved the way Koreans do their makeup, I feel they are extremely careful with their application and always love to make it look as natural as possible. I fell in love with Ulzzang makeup initially, which is a very dramatised doll-like version of Korean makeup, much like "gyaru" styles of Japanese makeup, so you will see some of this show up in the way I've decided to do Korean makeup here too.

So lets being exploring the differences of the makeup trends of the East vs West. In this case Korea which is known as one of the most influential countries in Asian makeup trends as well as American makeup, also a huge source of styles and trend amongst Western countries thanks to hollywood and  dare I say, the Kardashians.

In this video I wanted to show you and highlight the differences I have noticed in the makeup trends between Korean makeup vs American makeup and I think it'll be an entertaining watch :)! Again please take all these points at face value, it's aimed to be entertaining, and not stereotyping :)

Don't forget to give me a thumbs up if you enjoyed the video and subscribe so you can catch my attest videos on YouTube :)! I make 2 videos a week!



For a written version of everything I've covered in the video please read the below sections :)!

Also if you enjoyed the video I'd really appreciate if you can vote for it on this link I would really appreciate it :)!!

Contact lenses

If you do wear contacts, light coloured contacts like blue and green are incredibly popular in American makeup because it makes some of the smokey makeup looks pop. However in Korea brown circle lenses that make your pupils larger are so common! It creates an innocent and dolly expression. Black and dark browns are the most popular colours!

Primers


The primer I'm using helps your makeup stay and you will notice that it blends in really well with your skin tone. Primers used in American makeup are either clear of have a slight and sublte pearlesent finish.

Korean primers in general are a lot more brightening! A lot of the newer primer products come in various colours like pinks and greens to help colour correct the sallow or olive skin tone in favour of a whiter and piny toned skin colour. In general, they are much more brightening and lighten your skin slightly.

Foundation


The point of american foundations is to match your skin colour, some also use a slightly darker shade to mimic a more tanner and blowy colour on the skin. In general the colours tend to me more yellow based as well. The foundation also usually offers medium to heavy coverage. Otherwise a tinted moisturiser is usually used for sheer coverage.

In Korea Cushion foundations are extremely popular! They offer both BB and CC formulations and usually have brightening and are infused with lots of moisturising essences, which is why it is usually very liquid and comes in a cushion sponge. Korean also really love the dewy look, which means the finish is almost oily looking and well moisturised. And although my finish isn't extremely dewy you can see it is dewier.

Concealer


I don't have a lot of differences to point out in terms of concealers.  Let me know what differences you've noticed! Thanks to your comments it's been said that Americans prefer drawing a large triangle with a concealer shade lighter then their foundation colour. Koreans use it to conceal blemishes and imperfections.

Contouring/Cheeks


Now contouring has been a huge trend in american makeup, so I had to include this! The point of contouring is to bring out some nice chiselled cheekbones, create a narrower forehead, a strong nose bridge and overall stronger face lines. Highlighters are also used on the cheekbones, bridge of nose and above the cupids lips and chin. It's quite common to use largely contrasting contour colours, however I've chosen to use a more subtle collor pallet. For the cheeks bronzers are a popular colour and it's applied underneath the cheekbones up to the temples. Also some coral and peach colours are a favourite to add on top of the bronzer for a sophisticated look.

In Korea contouring is not that popular, more often then not highlighters are used to bring out the cheekbones, nose bridge and forehead lines with only subtle contouring on the nose and jawline. Contour colours are a lot more subtle and are often only 1 shade darker then their skin colour. Pink blush is a popular choice in Korea and is applied on the apples of the cheeks in a round manner for a really cute and innocent flush.

Brows


American makeup comes in many different brow shapes, but a natural arch is quite popular and really helps you open up the eyes. Now i'm struggling because my brows have been groomed straight, but I'll try my best. Also adding concealer to clean up brow makeup is common and this is also used so that there is a strong and sharp line between the brown and the skin. Strong and clean brows are one of the cornerstones of American makeup - apologies though for messing it up a bit :P trying my best.


Korean brows on the other hand are generally straighter and thicker. The colours they use tend to be also more powdery looking and light, not as bold. They prefer they brows to be very soft and natural and lighter in colour.


Eyeshadow


Emphasising the crease and contour of the eye is a common theme in a lot of american styles of eyeshadow. Cut creases, smokey eyes all love to bring out the creases and contour of the eye. Darker colours are used in the crease and outer V with highlighting colours used on the brow bone,  packed onto the lids for cut crease looks and inner corners. Bright and bold colours with heavy pigments are also very popular and there is so much creativity with eye looks! Also blending is a huge part of American eyeshadow looks because of the number of colours used! In terms of eyeliner shape, the winged liner is a classic shape of American makeup, because it opens up and pulls up the eye into a more youthful and sexy shape and it's common to smoke out the lower eyelid with a darker colour. The look isn't finished without some bold lashes created with either mascara and/or fake lashes!! The longer the better!! The overall impression is sexy, confident and fierce!

For Korean eyeshadow looks, the emphasis is really on brightening the eye socket! Lots of shimmer and pearl finishes are used with lighter colours like champagne, pinks and light browns commonly used. Most of the time only a single colour is needed, sometimes 2. Because a crease is not always a common and most of the time not very deep, usually a single wash of colour or a dual wash of colour is blended out and used to brighten the eye. However shimmer and pearl colours are commonly applied to the inner corner and lower eyelids to create an aegyosal" or cute eye bag effect. The dark colour is usually applied along the lash line as opposed to the crease and joined to the outer third of the lower lash line. An eyeliner look following the natural eye line or coming straight out the side is common. Overly slanted eyes are considered too fierce in Korea so more natural curve is adopted. Curled lashes are incredibly important to open up the eye and a few coats of mascara is applied. but overly long lashes are not a common look in Korea makeup. Natural looking lashes are preferred.

Lips


Lip liner is commonly used in American makeup because bold coloured lip looks are common and lipliner helps prevent the lipstick from bleeding. Lipliners are also increasingly used to "over line" the lips creating a larger and poutier lip which I have tried to do here. Also nude colours are a favourite with pigmented and matte lipsticks a popular formulation choice. Here I have decided to apply a nude colour and also don't forget the gloss for large pouty kissable lips! Well not really kissable because boys hate getting gloss on but it LOOKS kissable :)

The gradient lip is pretty much the number one lip look in Korea. Many colours are used but pinks and peaches are most popular. I've chosen this bright pink to create my gradient lip look. Just apply colour to the centre and use your fingers to dap out. Cherry is also becoming a very common and popular colour these days. In terms of formulations tints are probably the most popular lip formulation, and pigmented glosses that are like lipstick are also quite commonly found. Instead of lipliners, congealer is often used to conceal the lip line, and tone down lip colours to create an illusion of small rose bud lips where the colour is only strong in the centre of the lip. It's the complete opposite of American makeup!

So now we've completed the look!! I must look pretty silly with a half half face on but I really wanted to show you the differences at the same time :)!!

Love you guys :)!




You can't have too many Korean makeup and skincare products in your life!! So here is another haul for you guys to check out :) I swatch things for you and try it on as well so you can have a real good look at what the products look like!

Watch My Latest Korean Makeup & Skincare Haul Video




Products in this haul


Innisfree Real Skin CC Cream
Sulwhasoo Essential Firming Cream
3CE Powdery Lip & Cheek - My Peach
3CE Finger Sponge
Laneige Moisture Care Miniature Set
Nature Republic Snail Solution Mask


Love you guys :)!!

I'm so excited to share this haul with you guys because it has some of the most interesting skincare products I've tried! This is the Skin Inc serums that are incredibly cute and easy to use! I also have some 3CE products, some great eyeliners and mascaras and of course some delicious smelling candles to show you!

Watch the haul video below and I've also linked the products for you :)



Makeup, Skincare & Candle Products in this haul:



What products have you hauled lately that you absolutely love :)?