Beauty, Makeup

How to Care for your Lashes

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Hello Lovelies,

The odd times that I ever watch Keeping up with the Kardashians I can’t help but be transfixed by one thing; not their lifestyle, family drama, or their crazy couture clothing. For me, it’s all about their spectacular lashes. They’re like giant fans that could cause hurricanes and devastation with the blink of an eye..

My eyelashes are depressingly mediocre. Funny enough, my dad and brother are the two that somehow got the amazing eyelashes in the family (unfair). For the past while, I’ve been testing out different treatments/ methods for my lashes to help them grow, and today I wanted to share the ones that I’ve had the most success with!

Eyelash serum – There are so many amazing ones on the market today – I personally use one by NeoStrata. It’s fabulous, and I notice a huge difference when I use it regularly. I’ll link it right here.

Castor Oil – This stuff is magic for your eyelashes. It really makes them grow!! Plus it’s all natural if you’re into that.

Good ol’ Vaseline – I still do this age old trick to help strengthen my lashes overnight. Also, if I plan to leave the house without makeup on, I’ll put a little on my lashes to help them look darker and shiny. Fun fact: Jennifer Aniston apparently swears by this beauty hack.

Lash Primer – This is essential to help protect your lashes from harsh mascaras. Or you can simply choose to instead use…

Natural mascaras – the ingredients in natural mascaras tend to be more gentle and nourishing. Many claim to even work as a treatment for your lashes. I have one from emani cosmetics and I love it. It’s enriched with soy and other great stuff; you can find it here.

Use a gentle eye makeup remover – I really like gentle micellar waters as well as non-fragrant plant oils, such as almond oil or jojoba.

And that my friends, is how I like to care for my lashes! what do you guys do? I’d love to know! 🙂

Love,

Tabitha

 

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Beauty, Makeup

Must-have Makeup Products for a 5-Minute Face

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Hello Lovelies,

Fresh out of High School, I went though a stage where I really loved makeup. I watched a bunch of youtube videos, frequented Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart, and learned to apply eye shadow like an artist. It was so satisfying to see my face look so flawless and and put together, but most of all, it was fun. In life, however, eventually you outgrow certain hobbies, and that happened to me this summer regarding makeup. I recently got so sick of having to rely on all that makeup, that I decided to just go cold turkey and go make-up free for a month. It was a truly liberating experience (I’m thinking I’ll write a post about it in the near future) and I feel like it helped to bring me to a place of balance. Makeup is fun and should be enjoyed, but you shouldn’t feel like it’s a necessity in order to look and feel good. Now that i’m enjoying make-up again, I’ve reached a place where I know exactly how I want my face to look; I want to look fresh, not made up, and most of all, like myself. Just a more alive version of myself. For that, here are my essentials that I use every single day:

BB Cream – It’s good for your skin, it evens out your skin tone and look super natural. Probably my favourite thing in my makeup bag.

Translucent Powder – keeps your face from getting oily and blurs imperfection without adding any more cake to your face the way a coloured powder would.

Tinted Eyebrow Gel – my brows are pretty thick so I just want them to look neat, with a little bit of added colour. It keeps them in place and is the most natural brow product you could use in my opinion.

Mascara – Total no-brainer.

Lip and cheek cream product – hurray for dual purpose! When used for you lips and cheeks it creates a very pretty and unified look.

And there you have it 🙂

Love,

Tabitha

 

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