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Kailijumei Flower Lipsticks


How pretty are these Kailijumei flower lipsticks?! These beautiful tubes of flower jelly lipstick are from a Chinese cosmetics brand. Each one contains a real flower inside with golf flecks. They don’t seem to be super pigmented, but would be perfect for the summer to give your lips a glossy pink tint (which changes colours depending on your body temperature). Yes, despite its clear appearance – it goes on pink! Unfortunately they are all sold out but still available for pre-order

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Beauty Products Shelf Life


As makeup lovers, we’ve all had that discontinued eyeshadow we just can’t bear to finally get rid of, or the two year old skincare products we are certain we will use again. Unfortunately this also means we may be hanging on to our beauty products past their expiration dates, when microbes and bacteria are being transferred onto our skin and causing skin problems. A study done on 40 women showed that roughly 70% of women had used some type of expired product – mostly eye makeup. It may seem harmless but using a product beyond its expiration date risks irritation, rashes, blemishes and various skin or eye infections.

So when is it time to toss your beauty products? Here is a rough guide:

  • Foundation: 6 months
  • Lipstick and Lip Gloss: 1 year
  • Mascara and Eyeliner: 6 months
  • Eye Shadow: 1 year
  • Blush and Bronzer: 1 year
  • Nail Polish: 1 year
  • Skin care: 6 months
  • Fragrances: 3 years

Here are also some tips/do’s and don’ts on how to prolong the lives of your products:

+ store products in a cabinet or drawer

+ wash your hands before using products

+ mark down the date of purchase/date of opening on each product, so you know when to toss it out

– don’t buy products packaged in jars if possible (they carry a higher risk of bacterial contamination due to sticking your fingers in there)

– don’t let products sit in direct sunlight

– don’t let your brushes go too long without a thorough cleaning

We hope you’ve found these tips helpful!! If you have any products past their expiration dates, now is the time to throw them out and revamp your beauty bag! 

Below is a useful guide from, which you can save for future reference! 


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Article in Niche Magazine – In Our Beauty Bag!

Brittany Gray NICHE Fashion Spring 2016

Here is another article from Brittany Gray in Niche Magazine’s Spring 2016 issue! The harsh winter months are finally coming to a close, as sunny days become more common and flowers begin to bloom. A new season means a revamp of your beauty bag! Spring is the perfect time to introduce new staples into your beauty routine. What do we suggest for the season?

  • Lightweight foundation
  • Ultra-volumizing mascara
  • Matte lip colour
  • Bronzer
  • Fresh fragrance

There you have it. What’s in your makeup bag this season?

To read the full article, click on the images below! 

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