Saturday, 27 June 2015

Bronzed Look | Xyza Grafil


So, it seems like no one's been reading my posts lately. I guess I should start being active on my blog again. I shall try. Anyway, if you're reading this, I hope that you're well. :)


Take care.
xoxo, Xyza 

Thursday, 11 June 2015

SUMMER DAYTIME LOOK

Hey, lovesydaixies! I just uploaded a new video. Please check it out :)


Take care.
xoxo, Xyza 

Monday, 13 April 2015

NIGHT TIME SKINCARE ROUTINE | Spring Edition





Hello, lovesydaixies! I'm back with another blogpost. It's been ages since I did a skin care routine. This skin care, as what you've read from the title is a spring edition. I have a combination skin which means that in some areas my skin is dry and sensitive while it's oily on my T-zone. Without going any further, here goes my routine.

Okay, the first thing I do is remove my make up off using the Lancome Huile Éclat Deep Cleansing Oil. I was skeptical about using using this at first, but it actually removes the make up well. I rinse it with warm water and then proceed with further cleansing by using L'oreal Paris Skin Perfection  Cleansing and Perfecting Milk. After rinsing this with warm water, I then use a gentle exfoliant using Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Exfoliating Cleanser to exfoliate my face. This just removes the impurities on my skin, leaving it smooth and fresh. I usually massage this to my face gently for a good 3 minutes at least. I then again rinse it with warm water and then I proceed to face mask.  Notice how I use warm water all the time? This is because this opens up the pores so that it the skin is cleansed deeply. I use face mask 2-3 times a week. Lately, I've been loving Tea Trea Purifying Peel Off Mask & sometimes I use Deep Cleansing Mud Mask. I love both the face masks because they are both really affordable (GBP 99p) and it cleanses my skin properly. After all the cleansing, I then tone my skin using Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Toner. This toner smells great and it is very refreshing, and it also leaves my skin hydrated. Both Elizabeth Arden products that are mentioned are for combination skin. Lastly, I then moisturise my face using Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ to moisture my face. This also replenishes my skin after all the cleansing that I do every time. 

That's it for today, guys. I hope you enjoyed this post. What's your skincare routine?  If you Comment down below. If you have a blogpost about it, please link it on the comment section and I'll gladly check it. 

Disclaimer: I own everything that is mentioned in this post. This is not sponsored.


Take care.
xoxo, Xyza 

Friday, 13 March 2015

Spring Nails | Arizona Inspired




Hello, lovesydaixies! It's been forever since I posted a proper blog post. By proper, I mean, a post where I actually made an effort into it. Anyway, spring is just around the corner so, the beautiful Elsy and I decided to make a collaboration to do spring stuff. I am doing nail-art (obviously) and Elsy did spring makeup tutorial which was catwalk inspired on her blog.  


This is just very quick and easy and you don't even need professional tools to do this nail-art.  Here's what you need:


  • Toothpick/bobby pin/unused pen/ nail-art brush (optional)
  • Base Coat
  • Top Coat
  • Pink Nail Polish
  • Mint Green nail polish


Step 1: Start off by protecting your nails by applying a base coat. Here, I am using the Avon Gel Strength Base Coat.





Step 2: Let it dry and paint your nails with a mint green colour. Use 2 coats of this to make it opaque. Again, allow it to dry before proceeding to the next step. Here I used, MUA in the shade Pistachio: Ice cream but you can also use Barry M  Hi-Shine in the Shade 421 Sugar apple, or any other brands as long as it's mint green.




Step 3. Take a thick paper and dot a black nail polish on it. This will make it easier for you to create a twig and branches for the next step. Here, I used Barry M's  Matte Nail Paint in 341 Espresso.




Step 4. I think this is the fun part! Here, use the toothpick and lightly draw twig and branches on your nails. You can be creative here and you can draw as much twigs as you want to, just make sure you leave spaces for the flowers for the next step. 




Step 5. Dot a pink colour on the paper for petals. Here, I used Barry M Hi-shine in the Shade 422 Grapefruit. You can use toothpick, booby pin, nail art brush or used pen to dot the petals of the flower. These are the basic alternative dotting tools if you don't have one. If you want bigger dots, use the bobby pin and if you want smaller dots you can use the toothpick. 



Step 6. Create your petals by joining 5 dots together. You can make the petals big or small, depending on your taste. 



Step 7. Dot a small amount of black nail polish on the paper, again.




Step 8. Using a toothpick, create 'pollens' of the flower. You can either make a dot inside the flower or you can make 3 little strokes. I prefer the dots. 



Step 9. Lastly, seal your design using topcoat. For this specific nail-art, I used Topshop's Matte Mails topcoat. If you want you nails to be shiny, you can use the MUA Top clear coat or Barry M's Top Coat.




Do the same thing to the other hand and then VIOLA, you're done! Hope you guys enjoy this! If you want to see more nail-art from me, you can check my Facebook Album




Take care.
xoxo, Xyza 

Friday, 14 November 2014

UNIVERSITY ROOM TOUR

Hello, lovesydaixies! :) So, I uploaded a new quick video for you :D Hope you guys like it! :)