Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Monday, April 12, 2021
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Friday, April 9, 2021
Eyebrow stencils come in a variety of sizes and shapes depending on what you want. Do you want thick and full or thin and narrow? Once you’ve chosen the perfect brow, you place it over your brow, hold it in place with your thumb and index finger, and color. Then repeat on the other side.
If you get stencils made out of plastic, you can clean them and then reuse them multiple times. Some eyebrow stencil sets have handles so you don’t have to use your fingers to hold them in place while others have a gentle adhesive to hold them in place. When you are done, you just peel the stencil off and clean them for reuse. In addition, pick up an eyebrow contour kit so you have everything you need to use the stencils properly.
If you don’t have the money for a kit, there are instructions on how to make your own or print out free templates on the internet but when you consider it is possible to get a kit for around $4.00, I think I’d get the kit.
Now for those of us who struggle to put on eyeliner properly, there are eyeliner stencils available for our use. I have so much trouble getting my eyeliner to look good. Usually it looks like a 2nd grader drew it. In addition, there are eyeliner stamps one can use to apply a nice liner.
Eyeliner stamps come in a couple of versions. The first version is dual tipped with a stamp on one end and a felt tip on the other and both are self-inking. One uses the stamp end first to put down the basic line and then fills it in with the felt tip. The stamp is used to start the line and the felt tip finishes the line.
The other type of eyeliner stamp has two ends which are dipped in a pot of liquid. One end is for the left eye while the other end is for the right side. There is also a liner that has a wheel attached to it. The liquid liner is rolled across the eyelid to produce a nice line. Then we have eyeliner stencils which stick to the eye and give you a line to follow. These tend to be really sticky so you don’t accidentally go under the edge thus they can take off eye makeup so it’s best to apply before the eye shadow and other eye makeup.
I like the idea of stencils but nothing that could make it harder to put on my regular makeup. Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear. Have a great day.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
There are days when a person wants a little dab of color. Other days, a person prefers having a deep wine red to make them feel sexy and other days no color at all. I’ve gone shopping and often wondered how lipstick, lip gloss, and lip stain vary. I can tell you right now that my mother is a lipstick person who would never do gloss or stain while my sister preferred a hit of color.
Monday, April 5, 2021
Instead of washing your hair every day or two, one should use only a conditioner once or twice between the full washing with shampoo and conditioner or when you don’t have time to do a full wash. Using only conditioner is said to eliminate dried ends while making hair look both silky and shiny. Some people do recommend totally eliminating shampoo and only ever using conditioner.
This technique is especially good for those who have curly hair because it keeps the hair more moisturized and helps strands undergo less breakage but it can be used for any hair type. According to those who have made the switch, your hair may suddenly feel greasy for a day or two but it will go back to normal.
In fact, people have reported they really like the results of using only a conditioner because it always leaves their hair feeling wonderful and manageable. If you are worried, the conditioner is quite capable of cleansing hair while working natural oils into the scalp. Furthermore, one can rely on the more inexpensive conditioners to do the job.
If you want to incorporate more co-washes into your routine, choose a conditioner that is meant for your hair type and has ingredients that help hydrate your hair. When you buy your conditioner, make sure it is sulphate free so it doesn’t dry out your hair. One important thing to do before co-washing your hair is to make sure it is detangled prior to washing your hair with conditioner.
There are a couple ways to co-wash your hair. One method is to apply the condition at the scalp and work it out to the ends unless you have extremely long hair in which case you might have to add more at the roots. The other method is to section your hair into between 4 and 8 sections. Apply the conditioner to each section both inside and outside before placing it in a bun. Once all the conditioned sections are in the bun, undo it and rinse the conditioner out.
Then reapply the conditioner to all the hair, massage the scalp, and comb through the hair using a wide toothed comb before rinsing. Although the conditioner does cleanse the hair, it is recommended one use a clarifying shampoo once in a while or you can spritz diluted apple cider vinegar into your scalp before co-washing.
I usually end up with twice the number of conditioner bottles as shampoo because I use quite a lot on my hair to keep it hydrated. Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear. Have a great day.