All posts filed under: beauty tips

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…

My Experience As A Nail Tech Pt. 2

Originally posted on Polished by Amy:
Hey guys! I had SO much more to tell you guys after my first nail tech experience video that I had to create a part two! In this video, I’m sharing my full experience in nail school, all the details about working on location jobs, and much more. I hope you guys enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe! 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oc0AMIvPrw Thank you all so much for watching! If you have any more questions that I didn’t cover in the video, please leave them in the comments for me. I hope your week is amazing; love and light! 🙂 XX, Amy Email: polishedbyamyy@gmail.com YouTube Channel: Polished by Amy Instagram: @polishedbyamy ?

How to make Vegan Hair Gel ~DIY

Hi Everyone, Happy Friday!!! its time for another DIY! I have been loving this one 🙂 I actually saw someone make this last weekend and I was shocked at how well it worked! so had to try it for myself 😀 I promise it won’t make your hair all dry and crunchy 😉 This Gel will keep in the fridge for about a week and you should make it fresh weekly.. don’t worry though its not hard at all… and I am giving you the microwave fast version here 😉 You will need: 2 cups of water 1/4 cup of brown flaxseeds Microwave safe bowl strainer container ( I just use an empty container I got from the dollar store ) How to: Put your flaxseeds and water into your microwave safe bowl. Place the bowl into the Microwave for 5 minutes ( 100power) make sure that the lid is covered as it might overflow in your microwave. Strain the flaxseeds from the gel. ( don’t burn yourself 😮 pour the gel in the small…

Nail Tech Advice!

Originally posted on Polished by Amy:
Hey guys! I’ve had so many requests to do a post for the aspiring nail technicians out there. I put together some of my top pieces of advice and tricks that no one tells you about beforehand. These tips should help anyone who is looking to get into the beauty industry for hair, nails, or makeup. If you have any more questions, please leave them below! Do Your Research Before Picking a salon This is so important when starting out in the beauty industry because this is where you will begin building your clientele and making money. Accepting the first or second salon offer could be detrimental if the salon isn’t the right fit for you. I suggest checking into the salon reviews, looking up their social media sites, and taking the time to see the salon in person. Don’t Expect A Lot Of Income In The Beginning Developing steady income in the beauty industry will be a challenge in the beginning. It takes time to get your name out…

Is it really THAT important to wear sunscreen?

Originally posted on Pretty Little Lewis:
Short answer: yes! And you should be wearing SPF 30-50 everyday. Here’s why: You may not think twenty minutes in the sun could possibly do?that much damage. But you are wrong. Even a few seconds of sun exposure without SPF protection will mutate your cells and could lead to a form of skin cancer later on. Gross. It can take up to 30 years (what!!) for sun damage to appear on your skin. Which means those years you spent at the beach with little or no sunblock (and you thought, hmm I don’t really get freckles or dark spots so I must be all good!) will catch up with you. You are not invincible! Start slapping it on now to avoid future #skinproblems. The sun causes dark spots on your skin. So if you’re trying every kind of spot cream and skin product to try hide them, the easiest solution is just to exfoliate, and load up on sunscreen. You should be wearing sunscreen EVERYWHERE. Not just your face,…