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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

My current eyebrow routine | How I dye my eyebrows at home

November 16, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


I love eyebrow products and have a wide variety in my makeup collection; pencils, pomades, powders, tinted gels, pens, etc. Still, a few years ago, I discovered the magic of eyebrow tinting. Tinting makes your brows appear thicker and darker. I adore the results and the fact that I no longer need to use products daily. 


Many use at-home kits to tint their eyebrow themselves instead of having them done by a professional. A dye kit costs much less than one professional appointment, and you can use it for many applications. And if you do not like the results, it fades in about a week and a half.


I have been dyeing my brows, as well as my mum's, for years now. Doing my own eyebrow tinting every few weeks is easy, effective, and budget-friendly. You can purchase an at-home eyebrow dye or use Just for Men Mustache & Beard Brush-In Gel or L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Rescue.


Want to try eyebrow tinting at home? Here is everything you will need... 


  • Your dye of choice
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Cotton swabs
  • Baby wipes or water wipe
  • Foaming face cleanser


Method:

  1. Pick your dye and shade.
  2. Use a cotton swab to apply a small amount of petroleum jelly around your brow to ensure the colour does not run. Do not apply it to your brows.
  3. Follow the instructions on your dye kit and mix the product accordingly. Usually, this means mixing a small amount of base colour with a tiny amount of developer.
  4. Apply the dye with an angle brush. If grey hairs are a concern, apply to the greys first.
  5. Wait for 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. After five minutes, wipe off the dye with a baby wipe
  7. Then, apply a tiny bit of foaming cleanse or mild shampoo on your brows and add some water. 
  8. Wash it off gently in the direction the hair grows. Do not rub. 

eyebrow tinting collage

To keep that gorgeous brow colour on point, you only need to refresh your eyebrow tint every three (3) or four (4) weeks.



Do you dye your eyebrows too? Leave a comment and let me know.


Talk to you soon.






Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Free autumn printables for home decor

November 09, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


I love home decor, and lately, I've been obsessed with printables. Printables are artwork, drawings, graphic design, text or pictures that you can download online. Examples include art prints, worksheets, calendars, stickers, quotes, and more. 


Two of my favourite things about printables are that they are affordable (sometimes even free), and you can print them out yourself! Autumn printables are a frugal way to celebrate autumn and display seasonal artwork in your home! I don't have my own printables, but I want to share some external links with you.


When you love decorating for the different seasons and crave something new each year, printables are a great way to help you stay on budget. You can buy a frame you love and easily swap out a new printable for each season. 


Below are ten (10) lovely printables you can use in your autumn decor. Clicking on each link will take you to the website, where you can grab their printable. 


Frame


Free Fall Printables: Pretty Watercolor Pumpkins from Lovely Etc.

Free Vintage Hydrangea Botanical Printables from Postcards from the Ridge

Free Fall Coloring Page from Sustain My Craft Habit

Fall Printables | Free Watercolor Art from Sunny Side Design

Free Fall Printables for the Home from Sweet Pea

Autumn Pumpkin Watercolor Printable from Domestically Speaking

Free fall printable: Sweet as pumpkin pie from Green with Decor

Free Fall Printables from Angela Marie Made

Free Fall Watercolor Printables from Our Crafty Mom

Fresh Pears Fall Printable Art from Houseful of Handmade


Printables are for personal use and may not be resold in any form.


Do you download printables for your home decor too? Leave a comment and let me know!


Talk to you soon.




Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Eight (8) ways to make your bedroom feel more relaxing

October 26, 2022 1 Comments

Hello everyone!


Most of the rooms in our homes are abuzz with activity. There is just one home area meant to calm and comfort us: the bedroom. Creating a more relaxing bedroom can be a great way to improve our mental health and create a cosy space in our home where we can escape from the world. 


Here are some tips to make your bedroom feel more relaxing:


1. Tidy and clean

First, you should make sure your bedroom is clean and decluttered. A tidy room is better both hygienically and aesthetically speaking. It is also a less stressful environment. 


bedroom with light walls


2. Good mattress

Your mattress makes the difference between a good night of sleep and an unrestful one. Invest in a good one and always choose the best you can afford.


3. Light or neutral colours

When choosing colours for your bedroom, it's important to use light or neutral colours. This will help to create a calming and relaxing atmosphere. When choosing the palette for your bedroom, the best choices are shades of green and blue, followed by grey, beige and white.


bedroom with blue walls


4. Soft lights

To create a calm atmosphere, avoid using bright, white artificial lights - reminiscent of an operating room. Instead, consider dimming the lights. You can also use fairy lights or candles. This will help you feel calmer and at ease in the space.


Georgia peach scented candle


5. No electronics

Make it a point to turn off electronic devices at least an hour before bedtime or keep them out of the room; an e-reader is the only exception.


6. Bedside table essentials

Make sure you have everything you'll need before bed and throughout the night within reach. Things like a noise machine, water, an eye mask, lip balm, etc.


7. Heavenly scents

Aromatherapy is a great way to create a soothing and relaxing scent in your bedroom. Create a spa-like, peaceful environment using essential oils, diffusers, incenses, or scented candles. Some popular scents include tangerine, lavender, sandalwood, frankincense, ylang ylang and jasmine.


flowers and diffuser on bedside table


8. Nature elements

One of the best ways to relax is by including natural elements in your bedroom. You can add stones, seashells, crystals, plants and flowers. Or you could hang pictures or paintings of natural scenes such as forests, mountains, lakes and beaches.



Is your bedroom a calming space where you can recharge?


Talk to you soon!




Sunday, October 23, 2022

Ten (10) 2022 true crime dramas to binge-watch now

October 23, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


I love binge-watching true crime documentaries however, I'm well aware that dramatic true crime shows have the power to reach a wider audience than their documentary counterparts. For months, if not years, TV has been dominated by fictionalised versions of real-life murderers, kidnappers and scammers.


I'm not going to get into the ethics of true crime shows, and the notion of creating entertainment from the very public grief of real victims. I believe that when handled correctly, there can be value in telling these kinds of stories.


Many of today's true-crime dramas are based on stories previously shown in documentary films, docuseries, and podcasts. Below, I made a list of ten (10) drama series inspired by true crimes you can binge-watch right now! 


1. Women of the Movement (6 episodes)

This miniseries is an American historical drama. It tells the story of Mamie Till-Mobley, who in 1955, risked her life to find justice after her son Emmett was brutally murdered in the Jim Crow South.


2. The Thing About Pam (6 episodes)

This is an American true crime comedy-drama based on real-life crimes committed by a woman named Pam Hupp. Betsy Faria's brutal murder set off a chain of events that would leave one man dead, another man implicated, and uncover a sinister scheme.


3. Candy (5 episodes)

Candy is based on the true story of Candy Montgomery, a housewife in Texas who in 1980, was accused of murdering her neighbour, Betty Gore.


4. Under the Banner of Heaven (7 episodes)

This drama series is based on a true story that is documented in the 2003 book of the same name. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith written by author Jon Krakuaer, documents the real-life murder of Brenda Lafferty in the 1980s.


5. The Girl from Plainville (8 episodes)

A teen's death by suicide unearths painful questions for his family and reveals a complicated, mostly virtual relationship with a young woman. The series explores the events leading to the death of Conrad Roy and his girlfriend Michelle Carter's conviction for involuntary manslaughter.


close up of woman eating popcorn and watching tv

Image by Freepik


6. The Staircase (8 episodes)

The miniseries is based on the 2004 true crime docuseries of the same name created by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade. Michael Peterson, a crime novelist, is accused of killing his wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home.


7. Inventing Anna (9 episodes)

This series tells the wild true story of fraudster Anna Sorokin, who posed as a wealthy German heiress named Anna Delvey while living in N.Y.C.


8. The Dropout (8 episodes)

The series, based on the ABC Audio podcast of the same name, is about the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her fraudulent healthcare technology company Thernanos.


9. Dahmer - Monster: the Jeffrey Dahmer Story (10 episodes)

This series tackles the motives of Jeffrey Dahmer and how he became one of the most notorious serial killers in America. His murders were executed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Ohio between 1978 and 1991.


10. A Friend of the Family (9 episodes)

Based on the incredible true story of the Broberg family, this series explores just how methodical and manipulative Bob Berchtold was. He was obsessed with Jan Broberg and her family.


A true crime drama series may not be as accurate as a docuseries, but they can be very entertaining to binge-watch, especially this close to Halloween.


What is your favourite true crime drama series? Leave a comment and let me know.


Talk to you soon.