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How to Dye Hair With Henna

Originally posted on HELLO LESYA:
English | Українська Hi, girls! Today I want to share with you my experience of dyeing hair with henna. I dyed my hair with henna for the first time when I was 13. I wanted to change my look and my mother advised me the natural alternative instead of synthetic hair dyes. Since time I have been using henna very often. When I studied at university I tried to dye my hair with a no ammonia hair colorant (such as L’Oreal Casting Crème Gloss), but I didn’t like them. I have a sensitive scalp and these colorants always irritates my skin. And after a few times of usage I noticed that my hair became more fragile and lifeless. I knew I had to change my hair care routine immediately. So I’ve turned to henna again and here you see the result. My first three steps were: 1) Improving my daily diet + adding more vitamins. I started eating spirulina in spring and autumn 2) Using sulfate-free shampoos 3) Dyeing hair with…

Mini Birthday Sephora Haul

Originally posted on Written in the Cosmets:
Two days until my birthday ! February 11th and I will be 17…. ok 20…. Fine fine, stop pulling my leg. I will be 24. Scary to think of honestly. Like everyone else I was offered between Fresh items or Marc Jacobs, and since I love Marc Jacobs lipstick I picked that one! I was lucky though, ABH lipsticks have been added to Sephora Canada (FINALLY I GET TO TRY THEM YESSS) and they had a great offer of Nars lipstick and perfume samples I took advantage of. Before I give it all away here are the items I decided to pick up. **All Swatches are at the bottom of the post** Vita Liberata Tanning Mitt I grabbed this because I won a self tanner a while back but was terrified of using it without a mit. I have only used spray ones so I am excited I can finally try it out, and tell you all how it is! Sephora’s Birthday Choice- Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc…

Drugstore Brands I want to try more from!

Originally posted on LucieLeannexo:
Since starting my blog I have got much better at venturing into new brands, but I feel as though there are still many brands I want to explore more. I’ve seen a few of these posts recently so I thought I would give you my own spin on it, starting with the drugstore brands I want to try more from. Revlon -?Revlon is a brand I have always been aware of but for some reason I have barely tried any of their products, except from this gorgeous pink lipstick I received in a Glossybox. They have just released a whole range of new mascaras which I would love to try, and I would also like to try their Color Stay foundation. NYX -?When Valentina & I did our beauty swap, she kindly sent me some Nyx products. I have fallen in love with the butter gloss in Tiramisu, and I literally want to try every shade. Their HD concealer has also caught my attention and also their primers. H&M Beauty -?I…

Envicase: A New Social Media for Fashion and Beauty

Originally posted on Written in the Cosmets:
Hey lovlies, I don’t usually do posts on apps but this past weekend I have fallen in love with this one called Envicase. Currently it is only available for iphones but it will be released to android in the future. What is it? It is a new mobile application in which users connect with each other through the items they own,sharing stories,providing useful shopping tips, and “envying” one another. I know the word envy makes it seem kind of snobbish but let me tell you it is not! It’s a great tool for discovering new items. You post a picture, say where you bought it and the price! I am in love but I don’t think my wallet will be in a few months haha Check it out and add me, inthecosmets ! Thanks for reading — xxoo Corinne Facebook Instagram Twitter Tsu ?

Becca Glow on the Go Highlighter Review + Demo!

Originally posted on Lash-Eyed Beauty:
Shining bright like a diamond was never really an issue for me. I mean, that was all thanks to my oily skin. Now that I have got my oils under control (for the most part), I don’t shine very often. What I’m looking to achieve now is a beautiful, natural glow. Something similar to this: Image taken from google.com Okay, maybe something a little less drastic than that. If you saw my Kat Von D Shade and Light palette post, then you know I’m a beginner when it comes to contouring. Well, same goes for highlighting/strobing, it’s really foreign to me and so I’m a little cautious when it comes to applying highlighter (trying to avoid looking like the above picture). So one fateful day in December, I went to Sephora to initially shop for presents for my sister. I was actually doing pretty well with staying on track and only shopping for her, but then when I walked in line to checkout, those darn deluxe sample items got me.…

The Only Brushes You Need

Originally posted on Glitterfulthoughts…:
Ok, so for one person i have way to many makeup brushes! I just seem to gravate towards them haha … There probably one of my favouurite things to buy. But if you are only starting out with makeup or just don’t have loads of brushes thats ok , because you only need about 5-10 to get the job done. Now in the post i’m not showing you bruhses from all the same collection , because i use a variety of brushes …so lets jump into it The first brush i’d recommend having is a big fluffy brush, doesn’t matter where it’s from just get yourself one haha. This brush can be used for so many things! Bronzing , powder , blush ..its very versatile.. Primark are doing FAB! Rose gold brushes at the moment , iv bought to many haha! Most of them have two brush heads on the one stick to if your near a penneys/primark got grab yourself one. ? Next brush isn’t a must but i love…

Birchbox Canada January 2016: Moodboard Your Year Reveal

Originally posted on Written in the Cosmets:
If you aren’t familiar of Birchbox, it is a subscription box that costs $10/month or $100/year plus shipping box that contains anywhere from 4-7 beauty products, Click here to sign up today! This months theme is  ‘Moodboard Your Year Reveal’ I love the concept of this box is says 2016: the year of ________. It comes with a bunch of stickers so you can customize it to what your year will be, I chose risks because I will be taking a few of those in the months to come! Here are the products I received this month Bio Republic Skincare Cucumber Breeze Soothing Fiber Mask Set I have tried bio republic masks before and liked them, but not as much as this one! I had an allergic reaction to an exfoliator last week which left the sides of my nostrils dry, irritated, red and peeling (like a lot). My poor nose was sore to touch and my cheeks were red and irritated as well from the product. When…

Ipsy Glam Bag January 2016 Review

Originally posted on Written in the Cosmets:
Whats Ipsy? They are a $10/month beauty subscription box that sends you deluxe and full size samples every month! Click here to check them out. Ipsys January theme is ‘All Eyes on You’ which features a super cute retro bag that is patterned on the front and blue on the back. Here are the products I recieved: MARSK Mineral Eyeshadow in Mudcake – $22.50 This is a full sized product, at first look when I opened this, I wasn’t in love but once I swatched it I saw it’s true beauty. It’s kind of a brown-plum with a hint of green glitter, had me mesmerzied! For being a 100% mineral all natural shadow is has an extremely soft, creamy texture blends out beautifully! It is also very versatile, you can use it by itself, over other shadows, or as the picture above shows the different pay offs while wet, primed, and diffrent bases(ipsy’s picture). I’m not sure of the staying power yet but I will keep you all…

How to last through a party with flawless makeup

Originally posted on Posh & Spicy:
Hey Ladies So since many of you are interested in more beauty related topics i have chosen to write about how to last through those party nights, or a long day at work without having those mirror freak out wondering where your?lipstick?disappeard to. Your face does not have to show how exhausting or stressed you are and by?creating a long-lasting look you will?spend more time in the moment and less time in the mirror :)? Prime and blott For me the worst beauty freakout is when i see my T-Zone getting all oily and my foundation half gone. So to avoid that wrong kind of shine it is important to prime your face so that the foundation really gets on your skin and stays there. I use smooth affair for oily skin primer from Jane iredale. Before you head out quickly blott your face with some powder or blotting papers. Try pure pressed base mineral foundation Use smudge proof/ water proof Nothing screams “I’m tired” like smeared eyeliner. To…

Worth the hype? | MAC Whirl

Originally posted on LucieLeannexo:
Since the release of the new MAC matte range in August, Whirl has been one of the most talked about lipsticks in the blogging community. It was inevitable eventually I would end up purchasing this, especially after seeing so many rave reviews and the fact I’m totally addicted to MAC lipsticks. Whirl is like the darker, bolder big sister of Velvet Teddy. MAC describe this is a dirty rose, on my skin tone it pulls a lot more brown nude though. As with VT, I think Whirl would suit a wide range of skin tones. On a pale complexion like mine it is quite a bold shade but I still think it’s a very versatile colour. I think Whirl is a great shade for the colder months of the year, I’m not I will get as much from this shade when Spring/Summer comes around. Whirl is a matte finish, it is one of the more drying MAC lipsticks I’ve tried but it isn’t overly uncomfortable on the lips. It does tug…