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

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

Halloween makeup ideas for kids and adults

Hello everyone! Halloween is almost here so in today's post, I want to show you some spooky makeup ideas for the whole family.  I chose five (5)  classic Halloween characters  that are always fun to dress up as. These makeup looks can be worn by both adults and children. Halloween is one of the best holidays for kids as they get a chance to dress up and trick or treat. A little face paint will complete their costume! No matter whether you are a makeup expert or a beginner, these ideas are simple and easy to apply. The Wicked Witch Of The West A fictional character who appears in the classic children's novel  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz   Use green face paint to cover your face. Make sure all exposed areas of the skin, neck area and ears are painted green. Paint the fingers and hands with the green makeup, if desired. Using the black colour, add details to the face. Create a high-arched, witch eyebrow over each eye.  Line the eyes for emphasis.  Apply the black to the lips for a

Calavera (aka sugar skull) make-up

Hello everyone - it's almost Halloween! In a number of different cultures, there is a dedicated celebration made especially to remember the lives of family and friends who have passed away.   Day of the Dead ( Dia de los Muertos ) is a Mexican holiday, celebrated on the 1st and 2nd November simultaneously with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.  The festivities start at midnight on the 31st of October.    Sugar skulls  are often used to decorate the gravestones of the deceased . If you want the perfect mixture of spooky and sweet, this year you could try the  calavera  (aka  sugar skull ) make-up!  Check out the infographics below for an easy step-by-step tutorial . Hope you have a spooky time on Halloween.  But don’t get too scared though.

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): Pink & silver mani-pedi

Hello everyone! Today I have another NOTD post for you.  This time it's a mani-pedi nails of the day .  I hope you like it!  This is what I'm wearing on my nails today... I applied two coats of  pink nail polish and then one coat of the silver crackle polish on top.  I applied the silver polish only on my middle and ring fingernails. Oh, and I'm also wearing the same colours on my toenails! Do you wear matching polish on your fingernails and toenails?  If not,  what are your  favourite mani-pedi colour pairings?  Leave a comment and let me know!

DIY: Removing a gel manicure (2 methods)

Hello everyone! In today's post I will tell you everything you need to know about removing a gel manicure at home ! One downside to gel manicures is the removal.  You can’t just use a regular nail polish remover.  It’s also very tempting to pick and peel off the polish once the nail starts to grow out or the gel begins to lift.  DON'T DO IT!  This will essentially damage and weaken your natural nails.  Salons do offer to remove the polish for you but, this would cost you time and money. Fortunately you can remove the gel at home yourself, the same way your nail technician would!   You will need: For the soak-off method - nail file / emery board nail buffer pure acetone 10 cotton balls 10 small pieces of foil an orange stick For the file-off method - 2 nail file / emery board (a course one and a finer one) nail buffer The soak-off method: NOTE: Choose a well lit and ventilated area!   Soak 5 cotton balls in acetone and lay them on

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): Revamped gel manicure

Hello everyone! Remember the glitter gel manicure I showed you in my previous NOTD post?  Well it's been two weeks and as you can see in the photos below, now it doesn't look as good! I don't want to remove it yet (I'm worried the process will damage my nails), so I decided to revamp it! On my glitter nails, I used a Shimmery Burgundy nail polish to paint a v-shape over the gap between my cuticles and the gel.  I also applied two coats of  the same polish over the teal colour.  I sealed this manicure with one coat of top coat, as usual. I really like the shimmery burgundy and gold colour combination! With this revamped mani I hope I can put off removing the gel for at least a week, allowing my nail to grow a little longer. Do you like my revamped gel mani?  Tell me in the comments below!

DIY: Purifying brush cleanser

Hello everyone! In the previous post I showed you how  to cleanse  your make-up brushes daily.  I also gave you a simple recipe for a   DIY daily brush spray cleaner .   This post is about weekly deep brush cleansing ! Deep cleansing: Once a week, take some time to use a brush cleaner to deep clean and condition your brushes!  No need to spend a lot of money on a brush cleanser, just follow these simple steps to make your very own natural purifying brush cleanser ! You will need: 2 parts antibacterial liquid hand wash 1 part olive oil Method: Mix antibacterial liquid hand wash , olive oil and a little bit of water on a plate. Gently swish brush bristles around on plate. Take brush under running water (always have brush pointing down) and further work up lather.  Rinse well with water and gently squeeze excess water out without pulling bristles.  Air dry with bristles pointing down - you don’t want the water to loosen the glue holding the brush togeth

DIY: Daily brush spray cleaner

Hello everyone! Today I have some brush cleaning tips for you.  You cleanse your face morning and night daily, but how often do you wash your make-up brushes? Our brushes collect all sorts of dirt including dust, make-up, oil and bacteria.  If you don’t clean your brushes on a daily basis, all that dirt is being transferred to your face along with your make-up!  Here are a few steps you can take to make sure you keep your brushes, and your skin, clean! Daily cleaning: Take a make-up remover wipe or an antibacterial hand wipe to lightly clean your brush.  Gently swipe your brushes back and forth on the wipes to clean after each use.  Or you can use this DIY daily brush spray cleaner . You will need: alcohol (aka surgical spirit) distilled water lavender essential oil spray bottle Method: Pour the alcohol and water into a clean spray bottle, I dilute mine about 2 parts alcohol and 1 part water . Add a few drops of lavender essential oil , this will h