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Simple Treasures Core Values a commitment to integrity, fairness and responsibility

Simple Treasures holds its core values in very high regard. We make sure that each and every item we offer is skin friendly and does not have any adverse effects on your body in any way.

We maintain high standards of integrity whereby, we ensure the products we have in our store are up to date, safe to use and pass through the quality control checks. We sell exactly what is advertised. All features of the product listed on the website are in compliance with what the product actually offers. There is no exaggeration or
maneuvering to boost our sales.  

We at Simple Treasures are fair with our customers, their trust and the value of their
money. We manage to build amicable relations with our clients by being fair with the products we sell. Our prices are competitive and these standards of fairness allow us to win their trust. This is why our customers keep getting back to us for buying more.

Simple Treasures is a group of highly responsible people. We take full responsibility of
what we sell, at what price we sell, and your satisfaction above all. Our positive repute has been possible because of our responsible behavior towards our clients. A happy and satisfied client enables us to work with even stronger dedication to serve you with the best.

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What does your choice of nail polish say about you?

Are you a sexy red? Or a demure ballet pink? Or maybe a bold and daring black? Fact is that whether they’re glammed up with sparkly polish or left unadorned, nails can tell a lot about a person.

Try to remember for a moment, what’s your instant assessment when you see someone wearing black nail polish? Now do you see my point? And does it make you wonder exactly what secrets your own nails are spilling?

Here’s the scoop from the color psychologygeniuses over at Pantone, who explain how your choice of nail polish could be making that first impression for you.

Red

Red nail polish is the ultimate statement of glamour – a bold, look-at-me colour that speaks of passion, fire and confidence. It marks you out as someone who is daring, dramatic, outgoing and doesn’t shy away from the spotlight. Play with this hue when you want to show off your diva side!

Orange

This cheerful tropical color is popular amongst women who are bubbly, creative and love the warmth of summer. They are generous, make friends easily and are first in line for any kind of fun outing.

Yellow

Yellow is associated with the sun and warmth. Plus, it’s impossible to ignore. Women who accessorize with punchy yellow nail polish tend to be spontaneous, extroverted and bohemian, with a unique sense of style.
 

Lavender

Softer shades of purple, such as lavender and lilac, are graceful and collected – pointing towards a personality that’s feminine without being overtly girly.

Purple

Creative people are drawn to this complex combination of blue and red – wearing it on your nails shows that you are confident, artistic, individualistic and not afraid to stand out from the crowd.

Pale pink

Soft pink nails belong to someone who is quiet (or doesn’t want to stand out) and youthful without being cutesy. Women who opt for this hue are impeccably groomed, making this the perfect color for svelte career professionals.

Hot pink

Chic, sexy, bold and playful… hot pink is associated with fun and spontaneity. You have to be a confident soul to wear this feminine color as it’s bold and eye-catching.

Burgundy

Deep and dark, like the wine for which it’s named, burgundy nail polish is chic, trendy and indicative of an edgy personality that appreciates a good challenge.

Green

Going “green” with your nail polish exudes earthiness and spunk. It is a strong color and has a lot of power, making it the top choice for women who have a sense of adventure and don’t shy away from risky choices.

Blue

Forget any tranquil associations – when worn as a nail polish, blue is not for the faint of heart. It’s fun and experimental, giving the impression that you live an adrenaline-filled lifestyle full of constant excitement. In short, blue nail polish tells the world that you are youthful, fun and willing to try new things.
 

Neon

Rocking a neon hue is a good sign that you’re up for a good time. You are hip, vivacious, energetic and talkative with a “life is too short” attitude. You are the life of the party and strike up conversations with strangers – probably while dancing the night away in a cool nightclub.

Nude

Suntanned taupe and nudes are for clean-cut, beachy girls (hello Jennifer Aniston!) who are glamorous yet secure enough not to follow every trend. Pretty and polished, they are feminine without being high maintenance.

Dark brown

A deep and rich color, dark brown indicates boldness and authority. It is also the signature of a woman who is earthy and energetic, given it’s associations with Mother Nature.

Black

This dark and stormy color reflects a daring, “don’t mess with me” femme fatale who is a trendsetter and doesn’t care what anyone else is doing. And no, wearing black nail polish doesn’t mean you are depressed or going goth: rather, it’s a way of rebelling against the norm and showing some of the darkness in your personality.

Gray

If your color palette contains hues of grays you are the quintessential modernist: cultured, well read, androgynous and cool fashion maven.

White

The chic one: you are classic and confident, know what you like and no one can change your mind. You also don’t want to be bothered by chipped nails.

French manicure

A classic French manicure reveals a glamorously conservative side. You don’t need a whole new color: your nails look good as they are, and you simply emphasis and define yourself.

Gold

This neutral-but-not color is for the woman who is glamorous, fashion forward and knows how to mix couture pieces with the high street. A true style maven!

Glitter

Blinged-out nail polish is the playing ground of glamour girls like Katy Perry – even if real diamonds are out of the question, nails can still look decadent enough to break the bank.
 

Chrome

Chrome nails are for an iron maiden who isn’t afraid of anything. She’ll save herself from the tower, thank you very much!

Duo-chrome

This futuristic two-tone look indicates a person who’s way ahead of her time and loves technological advancements. Their curiosity and love of learning leads them to find the latest invention – whether for smartphones or nail polish.

Nail wraps

Adorning your nails with funkily designed wraps tells others that you are trendy, fashionable and fun. Oh, and you want attention!

Painted designs

Intricate nail art tells the story of a free spirit who has a creative imagination and is a risk taker. She isn’t afraid to experiment and embraces change.

Clear

They call you “au naturel” because you don’t have time to have it any other way. You are too busy to play with color. And you don’t need a whole new color: your nails look good as they are!

What color nail polish are you? I’m personally a french manicure girl.

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What’s in your purse?

I have a friend who smokes and worries about smelling like smoke all of the time.   One day we were meeting at a restaurant for lunch.   When I arrived I could see her smoking in her car.  I pulled in got out and so did she.   As she greeted me she pulled a full sized bottle of Bath & Body Works Love & Sunshine out of her over sized purse.   She then proceeded to spray herself with it in an effort to get rid of the smoke smell.

Watching her do this made me wonder why she didn’t have the travel sized spray in her purse.  I also wondered what other products did she have in there?  So of course I asked.   She had a pursed sized hand cream and a foaming hand sanitizer.  I’m sure that over sized purse was heavier then all get out.

Just made me wonder how many woman are walking around with full bottles of products in their purses?

Makeup

12 Makeup Brushes You Need and How to Use Them

Unless you’re a trained makeup artist or have watched more than a few YouTube beauty tutorials in your spare time, makeup brushes can be a bit tricky to decode. Not only do they come in a wide range of sizes, but also different bristle shapes, lengths, and density. And it doesn’t stop there! Oftentimes brands don’t name their brushes by how and where they were intended to be used, but rather with seemingly arbitrary numbers that only add to the confusion. Of course, who cares what brush is used as long as you reach your desired effect. But if you need a little direction and help sorting out your set, keep reading.
 

1. Foundation Brush

Use it to smooth liquid or cream foundation for streak-free application. Start in the middle of your face and blend the product outward to prevent harsh makeup lines around the edge of your face.
 

2. Beauty Blender

The trick to using one of these most effectively is to squeeze it a few times under water first. After the sponge has absorbed a bit a water and expanded slightly in size, roll off the excess on a towel. This wetting process will not only prevent your sponge from soaking up all of your foundation (because it’s already full of water) but will also help blend your makeup as smoothly as possible. Use the sponge’s broad sides to apply the product on your face. Use the tip to reach creases around the nose and to pinpoint small areas.
 

3. Kabuki Brush

This big brush is perfect for softly applying bronzers and powders, and for evenly distributing product across your face or body.
 

4. Powder Brush

The long, fluffy bristles evenly diffuse loose powders.
 

5. Angled Blush Brush

The slanted bristles make it easier to apply products perfectly to your cheekbones.

Alternate use: Apply contour powder (two shades darker than your skin tone) below your cheekbones to emphasize your natural contours.
 

6. Concealer Brush

Use a small, synthetic brush to pinpoint specific areas that need extra coverage, like small spots and blemishes.
 

7. All-Over Eye Shadow Brush

Use an eye shadow brush to evenly apply powder and cream shadows.
 

8. Blending Eye Shadow Brush

Use the fluffy bristles to diffuse eye shadow in the crease of your eye, or use it to blend multiple shades of eye shadow together.
 

9. Smudger Brush

Use this to soften eyeliner for a smoky, sultry look.
 

10. Angled Eyeliner Brush

This brush easily lines lashes with cream or gel liner or shadow.
 

11. Lash/Brow Comb/Brush

Use this duo to comb, tame, and de-clump your lashes and brows.
 

12. Fan Brush

Use this to clean up fallen product or gently apply powders and highlighters on your cheekbones, temples, and cupids bow.

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Loose Eyeshadow Pigments Vs. Pressed Eyeshadow

When I first got into makeup, I used only pressed eyeshadows. That’s because I rarely saw pigments around as most stores didn’t carry them back then and I thought pressed shadows were more easy to use anyway. It was only about five years ago that I was introduced to pigments and since then I became addicted!

That doesn’t mean that I have abandoned pressed eyeshadows though. In fact, I still use them a lot as  I don’t really think that one type of shadow is better than the other. They both have some pros and cons and which kind to use depends on what look you want to achieve and how much time you have to get ready.

COLOR PAYOFF

Pigments are pure colors and therefore they are said to have better color payoff than pressed eyeshadows. However, that’s not always true. Some pigments contain fillers to help the color stick to the lid or to add shimmer, but they also reduce pigmentation. I have a lot of pressed eyeshadows that are very pigmented and pigments that apply sheerly and viceversa. So, personally I don’t think that pigments have better color payoff than pressed eyshadows in general. In the end, it all depends on the specific product in question.

THE MESSY FACTOR

Pigments can be very messy and for this reason, if I’m in a hurry, I avoid to use them. They usually come in jars or in those little sample plastic bags that are very prone to spill the powder everywhere, which doesn’t make them very travel-friendly. I always bring with me pressed eyeshadows when I travel as they don’t make a huge mess in my suitcase.

In addition, loose eyeshadows are also prone to fall out when you apply them, which almost never happens with good quality pressed eyeshadows. To reduce fallout, use an eyeshadow primer (a cream eyeshadow or a pencil will do too) on your lid to create a sticky base for the powder to adhere to. Also, use a brush with dense bristles to apply pigments and pat the color on. I also prefer to do my eye makeup first, so if there is any fall out I can easily remove it without ruining my face makeup.

PIGMENTS ARE MULTI-PURPOSE

Pigments are very versatile and can be used for several purposes. They can be used as dry or wet eyeshadows, or as eyeliners (but then so can pressed powder shadows), or on the face as blushes or highlighters. You can also mix them with glosses or nail polishes to get your own custom colors. The possibilities are endless!

But be careful as not all shades are versatile: for instance, some aren’t eye safe while others can be used on the eyes only. This information is usually printed on the label so make sure you read it before experimenting.

WHAT TYPE OF EYESHADOW IS BETTER?

I honestly don’t think one type is better than the other, I love them both equally. I like the versatility of pigments but pressed eyeshadows are more convenient to use especially when you travel.

What about you? Do you prefer loose pigments or pressed eyeshadows?

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Want to go on a Destination Vacation?

Just because your job, financial state, and lack of time is obstructing you from going on a tour, it does not mean you can never get to enjoy the experience. Bath & Body Works has in fact brought for you especially designed thick shower gels which are based on various scents and flavors unique to certain vacation spots.
Right off the bat, French Lavender & Honey Shower Gel is a sinfully fresh and aromatic presentation from Bath & Body Works. The gel is thick and sweet scenting enough to make you believe as if you are strolling through the vast fields of freshly sprouted lavender. As you rub the textured gel on your body, you feel as if your body is embracing cool breeze that flows in fields replete with lavender flowers.

Our Japanese Cherry Blossom Shower Gel is equally impressive when it comes to propelling you into journey mode; only this time it is Tokyo and other beautiful cities of Japan. The red color which this gel comes in, matches with the red shrines, Japan’s “sun-mark flag” and the fact that Japan is the land of the rising sun, which makes your shower experience even more imaginative.

Who wouldn’t love to go to Paris? Bath & Body Works has ensured that those who love their body should get to relate to Paris as well. The Paris Amour Shower Gel combines the romance and red pinkish flowers of Paris to create a stunning imaginative scenario along with freshening up your body.

Similarly, we have a barrage of other shower gels to offer, which have the potential to take you on a trip to your favorite islands. The Tahiti Island Dream, Sea Island Cotton, and Island Edition Sleep Shower Gels are the most notable ones which along with letting you visualize the serene and sunny atmosphere of an island, induce a compelling fragrance on your body.
Wild Madagascar Vanilla Shower Gel combines wild and forest-oriented characteristics of Madagascar, and give you a feeling as if you are traveling through the rich green forests of Madagascar, sighting wild animals and birds on your way.

Country Apple Shower Gel has a rustic appeal to it which quickly reminds you of life in countryside. You imagine the beauty and proximity of the countryside to the nature during your shower session.

Do you want to take a trip to your favorite vacation spot while you take a shower? Let us know and our diverse range of fragrant shower gels will help!

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I am in Love with my New Silicone Beauty Sponge.

Personally I was a little skeptical concerning the silicone beauty sponge.  I got one fairly cheaply and decided to give it a try.   I must admit the first time didn’t go that well.   I had put too much makeup on the sponge plus I was using the wrong side of the sponge.  On the second try I used the correct side and cut back on the amount I put on the sponge.  I immediately fell in love.  

5 advantages of using a silicone make-up blender

Minimal product waste
Many have been concerned that beauty blenders (
or make-up sponges if you like) are wasting a ton of their favorite foundation. The blender literally eats it up – and there’s no saving it once it’s inside. I do love the flawless texture that a blender gives – but also I agree that I’ve always been slightly suspicious of the amount of products it soaks up. Is it a marketing trick so that I need to re-purchase that bloody amazing foundation again? A silicone make-up blender on the other hand soaks up zero product. Absolute zilch. In fact it takes a few applications for you to get hang of the amount you’re putting on the blender because it’s way less than what you’re used to dispensing on your sponge or brush.    

Silicone is antibacterial
One of the strongest selling points for me is the antibacterial properties of silicone. Have you heard of all the horror stories of people having worms in their beauty blenders? And all the bacteria in dirty make-up brushes causing the worst bouts of acne? The silicone sponge doesn’t have pores so it doesn’t soak up any product and all you need to do is wash it under running water with a little bit of soap. Silicone sponges also don’t deteriorate the way blenders and brushes do which is brilliant.

Coverage
There’s definitely difference in the coverage for me. I find that although I’m using much (
much!) less product the coverage is much more opaque than it is with any other application method. Even a tinted moisturizer applies slightly more opaque! I feel like this is because of the way the blender fills in your pores and creates that super flawless finish. It does take some practice to get the hang of using it around your nose and under your eyes – and your skin definitely needs to be moisturized and primed beforehand because any flakes will shine through like a bright diamond (and that ain’t pretty).

Extra use for make-up artists
I can imagine that the silicone blender is a godsend for make-up artists. It allows you to spread the product evenly (
no matter what method you’re using for blending) and you can even mix primer and foundation or custom shades of foundation on the sponge instead of using a separate palette. The antibacterial properties mean that you won’t be spreading any bacteria whatsoever.

Price
Silicone make-up blenders are considerably cheaper than any other foundation-blending tools. And considering that you don’t have to replace it as often as you do with your beauty blender that seems like a pretty good deal!

Overall I really do think these are worth giving a go. They are most definitely not for everyone and require a dose of patience but once you get the hang of them they might just be your new favorite thing!

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