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Here's the latest beauty roundup:
I have a question about lip stains. Every time I use them all the color just migrates to the edge of my lips so it just looks like I'm wearing heavy lip liner!-- Laura
- First, what brand of lip stain are you using? I tried the Revlon version and had an awful allergic reaction. Maybe change the brand? I recently used the cheaper NYC version in a tutorial here and I love it!
- I created my own "just bitten" lips in this tutorial. Try it out!
- I would also suggest outlining lips in a nude lip liner before applying the lip stain to stop the migrating color.
My over-processed hair dried out, broke off, and fell out in all the wrong places. My now extra frizzy hair is in a pretty fragile state so I'm trying to do as little with it as possible. Any treatment tips or easy hair-dos for the warm weather?--Tina Lane
andMakes me wish I didn't cut off like 3-4 inches of my hair, lol, but I had to since it was so dry and breakage-prone due to overusing protein treatments. Could you do a post on what hair products you would recommend for super dry hair? I! I'd also love it if you did a "no heat hair styles" series – I'm trying to cut back on heat styling to prevent further damage.-- Ida
- I plan on doing more no-heat hairstyles. In the meantime, check out my MORE NO HEAT BEACHY WAVES tutorials, No heat-waves, Braided Headband, Rainy Day Hair Ideas, Holiday Hair (some no-heat ideas mixed in), Rope Braid,and Waterfall Twist, to name a few.
- For heavy-duty hair masques, I would suggest Macadamian Deep Repair Masque ($20-$30) or It's a 10 Miracle Mask Treatment ($25-$30). Use no more than twice weekly. I've also found a sample-size of the Macadamian for about $6 at CVS if you want to try before you make the investment.
- To aid in growing faster, try Biotin. For thicker hair, try these.
How about eyeliner...help me out with a subtle method of application--le_third
- Try using an eyeliner brush ($5) dipped in brown eye shadow and line your upper lid. You can wet the brush as well for a thicker application. Brown is usually the most natural-looking, and the powder (Bare Minerals makes great loose eyeliner powder, if you'd like that route) makes application easier.
- I would also suggest a Kohl-liner (Urban Decay is my fave, but NYX makes a great one) in black or brown and lining your tightline. This is the area under your lashes. It does feel weird applying in this way, but it makes lashes look instantly thicker/bigger. Just hold up your lashes and apply. I have sensitive eyes and it doesn't irritate mine, but use with caution if you have sensitive eyes. I'll do a tutorial if you'd like!
How about products in your home that can be used on your skin or hair? as in, scrubs, soaps, serums, etc that you can make at home??--Rach
- I have a huge post that I started 2 years ago but never finished! I'll finish and post soon (I literally have hundreds of drafts of posts I need to finish). In the meantime, try coconut oil for skin and hair to condition it; olive oil to remove makeup/shave/moisturize/condition, DIY: Shower Soothing Discs/Vapor Rub/Lip Scrub, glitter polish using eyeshadow (it's not homemade but it's made with stuff you already own), DIY: Solid Perfume (this was published in BUST magazine!), Clean Stained Nails, baby powder or cocoa powder in a pinch for dry shampoo, DIY: Lip Plumpers, Peppermint Tea Facial Mist/Toner, stop oily skin, Travel beauty hacks, zit zapper, and so many more (whew! Just look under "beauty" on my blog).
Do you know how to do a really good ponytail, one that's not severe, but has that nice bit of volume at the front? Oh and a good 5 minute face. --Jenny @ Spry On The Wall
- For volume in the crown, use a teasing brush/comb or volumizing powder (used here). Spray the teased roots with hairspray if desired. Use bobby pins if desired to hold that poofed section. Pull hair into ponytail with one hand, and instead of putting the elastic right in the middle of the back of your head, move it up higher. Secure with elastic. Optional: after securing in elastic, split ponytail into 2 sections, and pull the sections down to create more volume. Want a tutorial? Let me know!
- Concealer, BB Cream or tinted moisturizer, curled eyelashes, mascara if time, and lip gloss make up my 5-minute face.
- This Spring Bloom Tutorial takes about 5 minutes.
- For a night out, try this Quick Party Makeup.
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