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a) @prescila_ - How old are you and how tall are you?
I'll be turning 23 end of January and I am almost 5'8. Yes, I am tall haha!
b) @dasni_lav - Do you want to go to university and what are your hobbies?
I graduated with a fashion design degree two years ago. I can't believe how fast 4 years of college went by... My hobbies at the moment are blogging, modeling and traveling :)
c) @dumai_olshop7 - What is your favorite cuisine?
I LOVE food to begin with, so I have a few cuisine that I love... Thai, Italian, Indian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Junk food, Sri Lankan of course. I love food in general and I like any cuisine as long as its not meat :)
d) @yucelife - How many pets do you have?
This is one of my favorite questions :) I have one dog, a German Sheppard and 6 cats in Sri Lankan and I have two cats in Abu Dhabi. Yes, I'm pretty obsessed.
e) @luigi_nakhodka - Least favorite and most favorite thing to eat?
My least favorite thing to eat is meat, I haven't eaten meat for almost four years now because of my love for animals. I do eat fish though hence why I am a Pescatarian. I find myself always ordering Mongolian or Nasi cause you can't go wrong with such a dish. I think my most favorite thing to eat is sea food except lobster because I'm allergic to it and of course PIZZA.
f) @alekseyivanov85 - Would you ever start youtube? I really wish you would..
Thank you! I decided to upload my vlogs on a YouTube channel I created last night. To get notified when my first video is up please subscribe to LOVEPLATE :)
g) @arnaldomerald - Any advice on dealing with fake friends?
I get a lot of people DM me this question and how to avoid negative people from entering your life. I've come across two or three people like this and I would say the best thing is to block them out of your life. Eventually you'll notice that your life is happier and more easy going :)
h) @maurindima - What are you most proud of that's happened in the past two years?
I would say my career.. In the past two years I've been presented with great opportunities that I am very grateful for. For me being able to earn and stand on my own feet have been so important to me and I am very thankful for being able to do that in the past two years.
i) @roksihair - Who takes your content for the blog?
I take all my pictures for the blog, including the videos. That's one reason I started the blog because of the love I had for taking photographs. I edit them myself and whenever I'm in the shots and someone else has to take it, I make sure to adjust the settings in the camera and guide them on how to take the shot so its easier for them :)
j) @jikamchybek - What is your skin care routine?
My favorite products are the Michael Todd cleansers and toners! I've posted these products on my Instagram sometime ago, I'll add the link below so you can have a look at them. https://www.instagram.com/p/BHY1MQDjIIX/?taken-by=love.plate I use these every night before bed and the charcoal face scrub every morning and that's about it so far. It's essential to always moisturize your skin but I get so lazy... but whenever I do I see a huge difference!
k) @lampochika - Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
Yes, I have four piercings and one tattoo. Hoping to get one more tattoo done this year which has a lot of meaning to it, cant wait!
l) @oshadiperera - Can you give more information about your workout routine and also your daily makeup routine?
I haven't worked out since I was 14... I use to do 100 situps daily when I was younger and I haven't ever since. Recently I got into yoga and I've done it a few times and loved it, I just need to practice it more often.
My daily makeup routine includes a baby lips lip balm and an eyeliner. I go makeup free whenever possible to give my skin a break from photoshoots and some outings. So try and go makeup free and always moisturize and use a lip balm that works best for you. If you want to know my make up routine for special occasions let me know :)
m) @dan_zdes - What foundation do you use and what are your biggest makeup tips?
I use the Clinique beyond perfecting foundation + concealer. It took me a few foundations to figure out what works for me the best. I would say my biggest makeup tips are:
1) Make sure you clean your makeup brushes after every use!
2) Moisturize & prime your face
3) chose a foundation that suites your skin tone the best and make sure your foundation does not oxidize.
4) Always remove your makeup and cleanse your face before going to bed
I have no clue about makeup nor am I a makeup artist but those are my main tips and I try my best to follow them even though I get lazy sometimes..
n) @_Darusha_ - How many countries have you visited?
I have visited around 14 countries, including Sri Lanka and the UAE. Australia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, France, Spain, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Greece.
o) naadaan_ - What country do you wish to travel to next? Please come to Spain!
I have been to Spain before and I absolutely loved it! I really wanted to visit Goa, India or Maldives. Hopefully I'll be planning my trips for this year soon, fingers crossed! :)
p) @ash_de_ - What is the most beautiful place or country you have been so far?
There's beauty in every country I've visited and I've always loved every trip I've been on, but one country that touched my heart the most was Greece. Specifically Santorini.. I don't know how someone can not fall in love with Santorini. It truly is heaven on earth and I honestly can't wait to visit Greece again!
q) @sachyy.k_ - I was just wondering how is your life out there in different countries with all the work while being so excited?
I live between Abu Dhabi and Sri Lanka quite often because I schooled in both countries and had a fair share of life in both countries as well. While I was a fashion designer in Abu Dhabi and travelled to Sri Lanka for photoshoots constantly, it wasn't a stressful task for me because I chose to do what I love and enjoy in life. So work never seemed stressful... That's one way I manage to always be excited about life and opportunities is because my career was my passion.
r) @may_day_ivanovo - Do you prefer living in Sri Lanka or Abu Dhabi?
I love both countries and they both have their pros and cons. Sri Lanka is always like a holiday for me, majority of my friends are here and I go out more often in Sri Lanka. In Abu Dhabi I have my family and I'm always working there but it's also an easy life there, so it's a bit hard to decide. I love both countries but Sri Lanka a pinch more :)
I tried to answer as many questions as possible. A lot of the questions were quite similar, related to travel and beauty routines so I picked a few. Thank you to everyone who left a question in the comments :) Stay tuned to my Instagram to find out if you won the give away!
Hi guys! So, I've been wanting to get my hands on these four body shop products for quite some time now. When I landed in Abu Dhabi this was literally the first thing I bought. I love the body shop products packaging, minimalistic and clean. I'm going to breaking it down for you guys so you know how I felt about these individually. This is not a sponsored post, I purchased these myself.
Himalayan charcoal purifying glow mask - dhs 115 (lkr 4,715)
I completely forgot to purchase the brush to apply this mask as I was literally buying these while the shop was about to close. Using your fingers is no harm though, pretty much the same thing. First reaction was you get a cooling sort of peppermint feeling in your eyes and a few seconds later it started to sting my face badly, especially around my mouth and cheekbones. It felt like I was being stung by tiny bees all over but after a few minutes it goes away. Some of you commented on this when I posted it on my Instagram stories and said you didn't like the smell but I honestly didn't think the smell was that bad... it's actually kind of nice? I guess it varies from each person. As it begins to dry, you notice a few speckles on your face and I thought it was my white heads being removed. After that instead of completely washing it off I tapped a bit of water on my face and gently exfoliated and cleansed my face. It honestly left my skin feeling so soft, fresh and clean! I told my sister to give it a try because this is honestly my favorite face mask and she was surprised by it too! 10/10 for the Himalayan face mask.
Drops of light day cream - dhs 115 (lkr 4,715)
First thing I need to mention is that this is NOT a skin lightening product. I've been using the day cream for quite some time now and I even used a bit at night cause I wanted best results for this review. It's been about three weeks since I've been using the drops of light day cream and I was a bit disappointed by this product. This day cream is suppose to even out your skin tone and give you a fresh/brighter glow over time. I was really looking forward to this cause I spend a lot of time under the sun in Sri Lanka and wanted to work on getting my proper complexion back with a healthy glow. I read a couple of reviews and some said that it takes 2-3weeks for results but honestly it's been three weeks and I haven't seen any results yet other that it really moisturizes my skin. Maybe I'll give it slightly over a month to see if it does anything for me and keep you guys updated. 5/10 for the drops of light day cream.
Drops of light serum - dhs 99 (lkr 4,059)
I use to mix this serum with the day cream and I thought maybe I needed to apply the serum before the cream so my skin could absorb it well. Again, I've been using this product for three weeks now (every other day) and I felt like my skin was getting darker. I don't know if that's just me but I started to consider if evening out the skin tone meant darkening the light areas to make it even. I started applying less on my face (Two drops) and I think this serum needs more time for results, where as face masks the results are almost instant. I would have to rate this serum similar to the day cream 4/10.
Tea tree oil - dhs 42 (lkr 1722)
Now, I have seen many people use this product and could not find a single negative comment or review about it. Sometimes my skin starts to break out after a couple of photoshoots cause I'm with make up on, usually in the hot sun and makeup + hot sun + sweat do not go well together, ever! I had two tiny dark spots on my face and it didn't really bother me but those two were the ideal to test the tea tree oil on. This treatment is known for its powerful purifying properties to keep the skin youthful and fresh. Over the past three weeks I've noticed a huge change with this and I highly recommend you try it out too. Again, products vary from different skin types but this has worked wonders for me. 8/10 for the body shop tea tree oil.
A lot of you asked me how much these products cost etc. In total these were dhs 329 (lkr 13,489) I'm giving you guys the prices so that you can compare online or with any store located near you. Prices vary from each country, for example body shop Abu Dhabi is slightly cheaper than the store in Colombo. I've been using body shop products over the years and loved it every time. I'm definitely going to give my two drops of light babies more time and I'll keep you guys updated if I notice any changes.