Thursday, January 5, 2012

NARS make me look like the stars

This winter give yourself a bold new look. Now is the best time to take advantage of your pale winter complexion and contrast it with a POP of color. Feel like a celebrity with NARS lipstick line. Their sultry yet confident colors are so addicting. I personally have fallen in love with their shocking matte pink lipstick called Schiap. Other great colors are Manhunt, a sheer poppy red, and Shrinagar, a metallic raspberry. 

Schiap lip color


                                                                                                                 Manhunt lip color

                                                                     Shrinagar lip color

 How to wear:

Keep your eyes simple with a black eyeliner, no shadow. Embrace your pale complexion with a natural foundation and add some glow. Now flaunt your gorgeous lips. SIDE NOTE: I would also recommend purchasing the matching lip liner to keep the color looking bold. 

Where to buy:      $24                  $24

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A European Alternative to Eyelash Growth

Gosh, there are some days where I wish I had long luscious eyelashes and didn’t have to work so hard to get them. I understand that it can be a fuss for some of us to use mascara, apply fake eyelashes, or gather a prescription to grow our lashes but there’s a natural alternative. Turns out, pure almond essential oil is a very common product used by many European women. A Turkish friend of mine, who has lived majority of her life in various European countries, unveiled this secret to me. 

After much research, this secret looked to be true. In fact if you internet search almond oil and look up “images” you’ll find pictures of bottled almond oil and eyelashes. Almond oil is high in essential fatty acids, which help condition and prevent lash breakage. These moisturizing properties allow the eyelash to be filled with nutrients and look thick. 

Apply 1-2 drops of almond oil near the root of the eyelash before you go to bed. Avoid touching your eyeball since this can cause irritation. It’s best to clean your hands and use your finger to gently rub the oil near your lashes. Typically women see results within a week, however my friend states it can take one month. It’s important to continue this treatment nightly. 

Avoid this treatment if you have any allergies to nuts. Also, please use pure almond oil. If the ingredients list other products do not use. Always keep the bottle in a cool, dark place.