HERE IS my beauty secret...(NO IDEA WHY OR HOW I STARTED)
I constantly get compliments on my eyelashes. Complete strangers will ask me if they are fake (which they are not)...so here is my secret to long, long, lashes....I BLOW DRY THEM!! I apply my mascara and while it's still wet, I turn my blow dryer on cold setting and blow dry them upward.
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The Following User Says Thank You to coley1121 For This Useful Post: Ocean72 (05-11-2012)
Using baby shampoo for eyelashes also is good. It makes me lashes feel very soft and makes it nice for putting on mascara. I can't even remember where I learned that from, but I remember I thought the girl was strange. I actually tried it for myself and now I know why she used baby shampoo.
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You can wash your eyes with it, because its the tear free kind. I've used the Johnson and Johnson kind. It doesn't take a whole lot.. but I'd do it once make-up is off. I have tried it just using my fingers and then rinsing it off and that works just as well. I like it that way better
Here's a neat nail trick I learned a month ago.If you're not into fake nails and can grow yours out a bit,use White nail polish underneath your nail tips instead of on top.It feels kinda weird because I get polish on my skin around the nails but if I do it at night it peels off the next day and makes it look like you have naturally white nail tips.Also,add a coat of clear polish on top.A good way to clean your nails before you do this is to use tweezers to scrape off dead skin,etc under your nail tips.
Apply your mascara (I do only one eye at a time, otherwise the mascara will dry too fast) while it's still wet, turn your blow dryer on a cooler setting and place the blow dryer close to your face, underneath your eye and blow dry the eye lash upward... once it's dry, move on to the other eye.
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Hmm... Queen Helene's Mint Julep mask. When I'm having a stressful week and I'm seriously broken out I slap this stuff on every night before showering and I'm clear in a few days. I have stubborn skin, too, so this stuff is my miracle. It's super cheap and quick.
I'm sure this has been said and said again, but it needs to be: Vaseline on the eyelashes every night. (Makes those eyelashes beautiful and lush and also moisturizes around your eyes which is VERY important). Good coat of mascara in the mornings after you've washed your face? MAGIC!
Lets see...for pimples (can't believe i still get them) i get a cottonball and some Sea Breeze, then keep it on for about 15 minutes. Take it off and your pimple should be gone! if not keep doing it until it goes down.
Want your eyes to look bigger? Wen you apply eyeliner put some right above your eyelash, and follow it a little past where your eye ends. Your eyes will instantly look bigger!
Some do's and don'ts
never fill in your eyebrows with black
always use a brown shade
never wash your face with liquid or bar soap
I use Apricot Scrub or facial cleaners
never bleach your skin (it makes you look pale )
to even out my tone I use Cocoa Butter Formula
I wouldn't buy a face mask
Instead I use egg yoke (apply a thin layer over your face and let it set overnight. Wash completely and your skin is so soft)
I also use egg yoke for my hair after applying the shampoo. When you wash it out then apply the conditioner. Egg yoke makes your hair stronger which means it will grow faster!
Aloe Vera gel for any kind of irritated red skin. I use it for rosacea.
Aspirin mask or scrub for blackheads and tightening up pores.
I use the fat powder brush instead of the blush brush for blush or bronzer. It goes on with much softer edges that way. And I never use powder anyway.
If your skin is oily, use an oil absorbing lotion or moisturizer or blotting papers. Powder can make your skin all dry and flaky, yet still be just as oily. That happened to me once in high school and a friend told me this. I haven't used powder since.
Use conditioner or shampoo/conditioner in one to shave legs. Works great.
Ditto on the aspirin mask...works great....dissolve 3-5 aspirins in a tiny amount of aloe vera gel preferrably, or water, just enough to cover the tablets---wait about 5-10 min for it dissolve it; squeeze out a 50 cent size dollop of Queen Helene's Mint Julip Mask and finger mix in the dissolved aspirin/gel mix; apply; allow to dry; rinse; follow with a homemade toner mix of apple cider vinegar (1part)/water(3parts); rinse with clear water again Makes skin smoooooooooooooth as baby's bottom. The aspirin mask is great for oily skin and can be used 2-3 weekly for oily skin, but only once a week for non-oily as the mask is very drying so if you have dry skin you need to moisturize well.
I usually use it as a scrub. Just dissolve a half a dozen or so plain uncoated aspirin in some water. Then scrub. Or mix with cleanser and scrub.
You can apply it as a mask, but it won't stick as it dries. Turns to fine white powder that falls off and makes you sneeze. So many people mix it with other things like moisturizer to help it stick. Or you can brush off the excess and leave the residue on over night. I think it is more beneficial the longer you leave it on.
I've read about the aspirin masks.. I'll have to give it a try! I also really want to try out blow-drying my eyelashes as well now ! I also really like the Queen Helene Mint Julep mask.. it makes your skin feel super fresh!
For eyelashes, what I also do is always keep spare mascara wands around (clean ones that you can find at any drugstore). I use them to sweep over any clumps that can form and it makes them perfect.
Another neat thing is that after you paint your nails you can put them under cool running water from the faucet to help them dry faster.. weird as it sounds, it doesn't make it mess up at all! Just make sure not to put the water on really high or where it's splashing, just a normal stream of water.
Occassionally, I have a few zits that even after I pop them, they seem to fill up again. I pop it if it has a head on it, then, clean with alcohol (not all over my face just the zit) and cover with a bandaid before bed. Next morning, wulah! it's gone. The bandaid absorbs all the fluid and since it is covered it can't get a scab on it and fill back up.
I know, kinda gross! It works though!!
Also, I use baby powder on my face and just a concealer if I need it. No foundation. The brush I use is one that a hair stylist uses to brush hair of the back of the neck! It's cheap and huge!
For bigger, more plump lips I apply a lip liner that is almost exactly the same color as my lips and blend it in completely. Make sure the corners are a little more "out lined" for a more defined look, and then apply vaseline over top. I swear this makes your lips look bigger naturally. I have nice lips already but I make them look even nicer doing this. Also I like to apply vaseline to the very bottom of my eye over top of my eyeliner to give it a shiney look, it really brings out the eyes..they look more sparkly!
I used to blow dry my eyelash curler too but now I'm going to try the upwards blow drying techeque. Sounds really interesting!
Oh and for my favorite, the best moisturizer I've ever used is called Pein Tze Huang Pearl Cream from china. It makes your skin perfectly smooth and fades marks really well. I love it and it's cheap.