Just in case youre scrambling for halloween ideas, I’ve put together a list of inspiration that you might have around the house but had maybe not thought of. Im sure there are much more that you can add to the list once you get going but this is a good place to start. I would also suggest doing a youtube search of halloween makeup where you can find anything from zombie tutorials to tutorials that make you look like Drake (Yes I’ve seen it before). Anyway good luck with your costumes! what are you thinking of so far?
You know the back of the box when you dye your hair that says ‘If you are trying to decide between two colors always choose the lighter color’ well I did not listen to that advice. I wanted my hair to even out the ends that were lighter and instead I ended up with almost black hair. As you can see above I was not happy also I’m not wearing any makeup so yeah not a good picture!
I decided to get rid of it but instead of just dying over it, I tried colourb4 which removes only darker shades that you’ve put on your hair. It was £11 at Boots and it worked. I left it on for 30 min and then washed it out. It was quite easy I just put it in my hair and waited. It came out quite cool a bit reddish since some of the color is lifted in your hair even when you dye it dark.
I know it sounds really wierd or at least I thought so because I’d never really considered using charcoal in my beauty routine. I was skeptical when I saw this on freepeople’s blog. After doing some research I am now convinced. It is non-toxic, and you can even put it in your mouth, it is used as a natural cure for ’the digestive system and relieve the discomfort of indigestion, wind and heartburn the natural way (Braggs Charcoal).’ Also judging by the fact that I found an Origins ‘Active Charcoal Mask’ for £20 . The mask is meant to clean your skin and reduce the appearance of pores. I’m super excited about this and have just run to boots to buy active charcoal so I will let you know how it goes. Have you tried this? What do you think?
‘What you need:
1 teaspoon activated charcoal (in powder form)
1 teaspoon water or rosewater
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel or juice
5 drops tea tree oil
1 pinch sea salt
What you do:
Mix all ingredients until you have one even color and consistency. Apply the mixture to your face in a thin, even coat. Allow the mask to dry and then wash off!’
check out freepeople’s blog here for more pictures and full instructions.
Happy Friday! Okay I do realize that my last couple of posts have been about eyes/eyelashes but seeing as how I’ve just started doing eyelash extensions, I’m currently obsessed with that. So this post is about having ’perfect’ mascara. I don’t know about you but I CANNOT put on my mascara without some of it smudging onto my eyelid. It may also have something to do with the fact that I do my makeup while on the tube. I hate having messy mascara! The other day I was on Allure.com and saw these Almay ‘Make-up Erasers’ which are only $5.50 for 24 but that can add up if you use them every day and I’m not sure if they sell these in every country so of course I have done a little DIY that can last you a long time!
What you need
Liquid Makeup Remover
a little plastic bag or case to keep the cotton swabs
a little jar that you can buy in the travel section at the drug store
1)Pour makeup remover (oil-free is good) half way into the jar.
2) Stick the cotton ball into the jar and make sure it absorbs all of the makeup remover (real cotton please). Make sure your hands are clean and push the cotton ball to make sure it absorbs.
3. Pour more makeup remover into the jar just enough so that a little liquid goes over the cotton ball (the cotton ball should not swim).
4. Sitck the cottown swabs in a little plastic bag or get the travel ones that come in the little box. And you’re finished!
To use just touch the cotton tips in the solution and pat away to have perfect mascara!
Depending on how often you use these you should change the make up remover once a week or every other week. Alternatively you can also buy the little nivea cold cream in travel size and use that with a cotton swab! Is this helpful?