Today is National Lash Day and I want to celebrate with my last article about lashes! I understand putting on false lashes can seem intimidating and suited only for the skillful beauty maven. So I’ve put together a super easy-to-follow guide on how to apply false lashes! Read on to get your lashes […]
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Long, lush and thick false lashes can definitely be a gals best friend — brightening your eyes, and really adding a flawless, ready-to-tackle-the-world glow that’s tough to find any other way. After all, getting done up to the nines can be so much fun. But not every occasion calls […]
National Lash Day is on February 19th. Face it – the eyes have it, and long lashes make women and men take notice. Think about it, your eyes are the windows to your soul and if that’s the case, you’d surely want others to see beauty when they look into your eyes.
To celebrate, do some pre-spring cleaning and replace your old, dried up, crusty, and cakey mascaras that are taking up space at the bottom of your makeup drawer and replace with some fresh tubes. Your peepers are the focal point of your face that putting enough effort and time to enhance them is definitely worth it.
A favorite of makeup artists everywhere, an eyelash curler is truly a girl’s best friend. It gently clamps around your lashes, making them reach for the sky and it only takes a few seconds!! Here’s my favorite: Precise engineering applies the perfect amount of pressure on eyelashes and will not pinch your eyelid. It instantly opens the appearance of the eye and prepares the lashes for mascara application.
The expiration date: Two to three months
Why it goes bad after that: While pumping the mascara wand into the tube helps to use more product, it also drags more air and potential germs into the products. This causes it to dry out or go bad.
Signs you need to replace it: If your mascara flakes, clumps, dries out, or smells, it’s time to toss it.
How to clean it: There is no way to clean or preserve your mascara, so your best bet to just replace it.
My Pick: Fiber Lush Mascara
Get the look of false lashes without the work. Fiber Lush Mascara is formulated with fibers that adhere to your lashes making them look longer, fuller and drop-dead luscious. This one-step formula has been perfectly paired with a brush designed for a flawless application that resists smudging, clumping, and flaking all day.
Want even longer, fuller lashes? Consider lash primer!! My Pick: Motives Lash Primer. A conditioning base that makes every lash look fuller and longer. The moisturizing formula helps to mend dry lashes for full, extended wear. You can pair it with your favorite mascara.
Let’s Talk False Lashes
One way that guarantees to bring noticeable improvements to your eyes is the use of false eyelashes. If you’re still holding back from using falsies, there’s no time better than now to learn how easy they can be to throw into your routine.
How to apply artificial lashes:
- Begin by measuring to ensure it fits your eyes. Do this by placing the strip of full lashes onto the line of your upper lashes. Then, using a small scissors cut the part on the outer edge that doesn’t fit.
- Once the right measurement is achieved, apply eyelash glue to the strip then let dry until a tacky texture is achieved.
- Apply the full false eyelashes to your natural lash line and put them as close as possible. Use mascara as finishing touch.
My pick: Motives False Eyelashes. I love them because they feature natural hair fibers so they not only look natural, but they are also light and comfortable. They can be worn day or night, are reusable and there are 5 styles to choose from. They will be sure to give you instant length and volume. Features natural hair fibers for higher quality lashes
Want to Grow Your Own Lashes?
I get it, maybe you just want your own lashes to grow long and thick…Well I have the solution! Fixx™ Lash Extend serum is not mascara or makeup. It is a serum that can help increase the look of volume of your lashes in just two weeks, versus six-week results promised by other products. This advanced formula contains a proprietary blend of SymPeptides™ that promote keratin to make lashes and brows look longer and thicker, strengthen your lashes and brows, and reduce breakage. Fixx™ Lash Extend naturally plumps, nourishes and fortifies each strand for healthier, thicker-looking lashes and brows.
Apply Fixx™ Lash Extend once daily on the lash line or on eyebrow to thin, sparse lashes and brows for stronger brows and lashes that look thicker and fuller! Safe and effective, Fixx™ Lash Extend is a hassle-free, great alternative. Fixx™ your lashes and get noticed.
Want even more tips? Check out: 7 Common Mascara Dos & Don’ts.
Do you have any lash tips? I’d love to hear them! Interested in the products I mentioned? You can find them all at www.BeautyByLeigh.com.
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Ahh…Spring is in the air.
Well not so much in Wisconsin, BUT it will come eventually, right? Even though Mother Nature isn’t cooperating, I have seen the signs with the new spring trends in makeup & fashion. So it’s time to make room for the new. Spring is the perfect time to spring clean your house. Especially when you live in a climate like mine. It’s also a perfect time to spring clean your makeup!!
Now if you are anything like me, I tend to have a difficult time throwing anything away. But when you are using things on your face, it is very important to keep expiration dates in mind. A product’s “shelf life” generally means the length of time you can expect a product to look and act as expected and to stay safe for use. This length of time varies, depending on the type of product, how it is used, and how it is stored.
How long should you keep makeup?
Some products like skin care actually have an expiration date on it. But what about makeup? How long should you keep different types of cosmetics?
Over time, cosmetics start to degrade or break down for a number of reasons. Here are some common ones:
*Dipping fingers into a product adds microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi (mold and yeast), which need to be controlled, for example, by preservatives.
*Over time, however, preservatives can break down, allowing bacteria and fungi to grow.
*Applicators, especially mascara wands, are exposed to bacteria and fungi each time you use them.
*Emulsions, which are mixtures of water and oil, can separate.
*Exposure to moisture, such as in a bathroom, may make it easier for bacteria and fungi to grow.
*Products can dry out, causing them to harden and crack.
*Temperature changes and exposure to sunlight and air can cause changes in color and texture and may cause the products to smell.
Some makeup actually has a recommended shelf life too listed right on the package, so be on the look out for this symbol. It has the number of months of the shelf life of the product.
It’s suggested that you don’t use this foundation after 12 months. But if it doesn’t have this symbol on your product, then you’ll want to try to either remember the date you opened it, or write it on the product.
Cosmetics that you use around your eye are tend to have shorter shelf lives than other products. Bacteria is more likely to grow which may cause eye infections that can be serious.
Manufacturers usually recommend discarding mascara two to four months after purchase. That’s because each time a person uses mascara, it’s exposed to bacteria and fungi.
What about other cosmetics? How long should you keep them?
Remember, this is a guideline only. How long you can use a cosmetic safely also depends on you.
Here are tips to help keep your cosmetics safe:
*If mascara becomes dry, throw it away. Do not add water or, even worse, saliva to moisten it, because that will introduce bacteria into the product. If you have an eye infection, talk with your health care provider, stop using all eye-area cosmetics, and throw away those you were using when the infection occurred.
*Don’t share makeup. You may be sharing an infection. “Testers” at cosmetic counters in stores are even more likely to become contaminated than products in your home. If you feel you must test a cosmetic before you buy it, apply it with a new, unused applicator, such as a fresh cotton swab.
*Keep containers and applicators clean. Use can use 70% alcohol to keep everything clean
*Store cosmetics properly. For example, don’t leave them where they are exposed to heat, such as in a hot car. Heat can make preservatives break down and cause bacteria and fungi to grow faster.
*Be wary of products offered for sale in flea markets or re-sold over the Internet. Some may be past their shelf life, already used, diluted, or tampered with in other ways. They may even be counterfeit, “fake” versions of the product you think you’re buying.
You’re not done yet!
Now that you threw out your old makeup, don’t stop there! What about those things that may not be expired yet? Take this opportunity to spring clean your makeup. And while you’re at it, grab some of your tools that you never think to clean.
Here are some guides to help you along the way.
Congratulations!! You did it! Don’t you feel so much better now? Time for some new products 😉 You deserve it! To reward you for all of your hard work, I have a 20% OFF coupon code just for you. Just fill out this form to redeem it!
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