I have been getting a lot of e-mails and requests regarding this topic so here is a comparison of the three. Hope you guys find it useful!
||* widely available
* a tube can last up to 3 months
* easiest to use
|* problem of smudging/flaking/clumping
* needs to be removed at the end of the day
* constant use can cause lashes to become dry and brittle
||* can provide a subtle to really dramatic effect
* can be customized for different styles and lengths
* no smudging/flaking/clumping
* minimal damage to lashes
* a pair can last up to 2 weeks
* relatively cheap
|* application requires practice and time
* needs to be moved at the end of the day
* risk of falling off if not glued on properly
||* looks most natural
* can last up to 4 weeeks
* can be customized
* no smudging/flaking/clumping
|* most expensive
* needs to be done professionally at a salon
* results can be uneven
* cannot be used with oil-based removers
So what’s my favorite you ask? If you look at the list of pros and cons, you probably would have guessed it – yes false lashes! I used to use mascara every day (L’oreal’s Voluminous was my HG) but it made my lashes really brittle and they kept falling out. So I gave fake eyelashes a shot and all I can say is I will never go back to mascara. I wear Ardell falsies on a daily basis and I have never been happier. I also tried Ardell’s lash extension kit. I totally loved the results but it is just too high maintenance. Read my review here.
, Tom Ford’s latest collection for Estee Lauder, is “a collection for the woman whose fantasy takes her away to sexy, remotes beaches”.
I have been getting e-mails and comments asking me how I keep my skin clear. The answer is good genes, a normal diet (I can’t really say healthy because I live for junk food! *lol*), lots of water and a good skincare regime. Right now my HG skincare line is nothing but the cheap yet effective Nivea Visage that is widely available at Boots and Superdrugs. Below are a list of products that I use daily:
Nivea Visage Aqua Sensation Moisturizing Gel-Cream (£4.99)
This is definitely a godsend! It works just as great as Biotherm Aquasource but costs at least half as much. It contains cucumber extract, ginseng and magnesium to provide 24 hour hydration and it feels very light and refreshing on the skin. I apply a thin layer of this all over my face every night and my skin is instantly plumped up and stays supple until I wake up the next morning. Highly recommended for dehydrated skin!
Guys I finally did it – I went and got my eyebrows threaded today! I got it done at House of Fraser on Oxford Street and paid £13 (~$26) for it. The whole process took less than 5 minutes but here is one word for you – pain, excruciating pain (okay that was three *lol*) But seriously I never thought threading would hurt that much, like when I went for the Brazilian I already knew it was going to hurt so I was all prepared and ended up walking out thinking hmmm that was not too bad. But this? This really did hurt. I could literally feel the hair getting caught by the thread then pulled out slowly (ouch!) and I ended up tearing up so much =*(
All in all, it was a good experience and I am happy with the results. My eyebrows definitely look a LOT better now. All the stray hairs are gone and the shape is definitely more clean cut. Plus my skin did not get all red and irritated like it would if I waxed. I will definitely be going back again in 4 weeks and hopefully, it will not hurt as much next time.
*Update: My facialist just told threading your eyebrows can cause your eye area to lose elasticity and sag faster – booo!
Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30 ($35) is definitely one of my favorite suncreen! It contains Hyaluronic Acid and phyto-lipids to preserve skin’s moisture barrier along Pomegranate Extract to enhance sun protection and prevent free radical damage.
The sunscreen feels very hydrating without being greasy and the smell is pretty tolerable. I like to use this straight after I wash my face in the morning (with or without a moisturizer underneath) then apply a thin layer of MAC Select Sheer Powder with my Cats Cosmetics Kabuki brush. My face stays glowy and flawless all day this way. I also love that it also contains SPF 30 and is waterproof which gives me enough protection for a normal day indoors. I am definitely going to stock up on this!