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Make It Lash :: My Mink Lash Experience

Its no secret that I LOVE lashes!  I have pretty much, every mascara you can think of from curling to volumizing.  Every false lash you can think of from natural and glamorous to full and individuals.  I have it all!  But sadly, all because I wasnt blessed with the long lashes gene.  Boohoo!  One time, I even decided to get my lashes done at a local nail salon, only to come out looking worse, than when I came in with no lashes at all.  It wasnt until I saw a family member, rocking her lovely but natural looking mink lashes, that I thought I would give it another try.

 

After receiving the information from my family, I set up my appointment with Qui from Make It Lash.  I decided the look I wanted, which was a natural, flare lash and the process took about two hours.  I know that seems like a hell of a long time, but keep in mind that each single lash was applied individually and honestly seeing the end results, it was worth the time.  The lashes were light-weight and looked natural, but noticeable and even more, I didnt have to apply mascara or use strips for 3 weeks.

 

So if youre thinking about getting mink lashes, I say, go for it!  Keep in mind though, that youll have to take proper care of the lashes to ensure they last between 3-5 weeks and youll have to keep up with your appointments.  You can try to stretch it,  but dont want to have one eye looking half full, while the other only has 3 lashes.  Trust you, people will notice the difference.

Have you tried mink lashes or thinking about it? 

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DIY Steam Treatment

I love the way my hair looks and feels after a steam treatment, but, Ive been hesitant on purchasing a streamer for home treatments.  I decided to find a more inexpensive route

Heres how you can do a Steam Treatment without a streamer:

  1.  Massage your conditioner through.  I have been using Its A 10 Miracle Hair Mask
  2. Place a plastic cap over your hair.  If you dont have a plastic cap, use a plastic bag.
  3. Dampen a hand towel microwave for about 30 seconds.
  4. Wrap the towel around your head and cover
    another plastic cap or plastic bag
  5.  You can either wrap a towel around your head or use a heat cap for about 30 minutes.

Have you tried this method?  If not, are you willing to try?

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Totally Rad 80s Skate Party

This past weekend, my sister, my close friend and I, all celebrated our 30-something birthday 80s style at the local roller skating rink.  Even though Im not that great of a skater, I had a great time jamming to 80s classics and checking out the 80s apparel everyone was rocking.  And guess what?  I did not fall, not once!

Bright colors, spandex and gold bamboo earrings and dookie chains were popular in the 80s, but, finding an outfit wasnt as easy as I had expected. I wanted to wear something bold, bright and daring.

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Mommy Makeover :: From Frumpy to Fabulous

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of doing Steph, a stay-at-home moms makeup.   While Steph is a natural beauty, as a wife and mother of three, she rarely has the opportunity to try a more glamorous look.   So we spent a Sunday afternoon glamming her up a bit.

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Heres a brief rundown on what we did:

We used Black Opals True Color Stick Foundation.  The foundation gave her an amazing coverage, but not too heavy still able to see her beautiful freckles. We added false lashes, that were natural looking to help beautifully frame her eyes.  Finally we gave her a fun, yet pink lip to compliment her complexion.

As I said before, shes a natural beauty, so she really didnt need much, and her chic haircut,  definitely added to the makeover.

Here are a few makeup tips for busy moms who want to update their look:  

1.  No time for foundation?  Try a tinted moisturizer.  This will save you the time it takes to put on both a moisturizer and foundation. Plus give you an added bonus of sun protection, a natural look and its perfect for summer when you dont want to wear anything heavy.

2.  When you dont want to fuss about blush or even foundation, Bronzer is your BFF.  Simply adding alight  touch of bronzer to your to the top of the forehead, cheekbones, and along your jawline will add a hint of a healthy glow.

3.  When youve been up all night with the baby or completing youre childs science project, a great concealer can come in handy.  Use a concealer with a brush on applicator, like Cliniques Airbrush Concealer.  It provides a smooth and flawless coverage, but also very easy and convenient to use.

4. If you going to do anything at all, mascara is a must!  I meet a lot of women who dont have the time for makeup application, but, if theres anything that they do, its apply mascara.

5.  Dont like lipstick? Dont have to time to reapply?  Use a lip chubby instead, like Revlons Balm Stain.  Why?  You get the benefit of a lip liner and a lip balm all in one.  They go on smooth, last for hours and come in a variety of vibrant colors.

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Summer Proof Easy Hair : Pin Curls

A while back I did a post on one of my favorite, humidity proof hairstyles pin curls!  In my original post, I used Mizanis Thermasmooth Guard Serum, along with a curling iron.  Im still a big fan of the curls, as I especially LOVE the convenience and extra time I have with the no-fuss do, but since Im always trying new products, Ive switched it up a bit.

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Instead of Mizanis Thermasmoth Guard Serum, I have been using Biosilks Silk Therapy Serum.  The Biosilk serum is more costly, but much lighter than the Mizani serum.  I also replaced the curling iron with a flat iron.  In my experience, using the flat iron is much faster with less effort.  At night, I pin the curls and wrap my hair and in the morning, I simply take the pins out and go.

This look will last you days, even weeks, with no additional products needed or tools needed.  You know Im all about simplicity!

What are some of your humidity-proof hairstyles and tips?