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since February 2012
020894 asked: What's your take on individual lashes? (: Good/bad investment?
The kind that are lash extensions or the ones you glue on that only last a day like regular false lashes?
To the lash extensions, I think they are great for special events. My main problem with them is that you have to be super careful and take care of them properly by being really gentle around your eye area because they can damage your real lashes and they only lash a month or so. Sometimes more, sometimes less depending on how good you take care of them. They look incredibly natural but they can be pricey anywhere from $50 - $100 a month. Personally, I wouldnt get them done all year, but for a wedding, prom, etc then I definitely would :)
For individual glue on lashes, I LOVE! They are much more natural looking than a strip of lashes. They just take longer to apply than strip lashes because you apply one at a time so it wouldnt be an every day thing for me :)
blueskiesbrightstars asked: What is a good drug store foundation product? Something that'll last through out the day and maybe even waterproof.
I made a post a while back called the Drugstore Foundation Guide, it will tell you the best drugstore foundation (and powder) for your skin type and skin needs :)
You would most likely want a foundation from the oily/combo skin selection because those tend to be the most long wearing so they last through oily skin. You also want to make sure to set your foundation with powder either skin tone or translucent (white powder that applies clear) so your foundation lasts all day. Using a primer or setting spray (or both, I use both lol) would help your foundation become… invincible >:)
freshest-tittymilk asked: Following your blog was THE WORST DECISION MADE!!! I cant afford all the things!! I just wanna play with makeup all dayyyyyyy waaaah!!!
At first I only read the first sentence & I made a sad face i was like whyyy lmao
spurgeons asked: I've seen you post before which lashes you get from madame madeline website. I can't seem to find it. Can you suggest which lashes to get from red cherry? I'm leaning towards the wispy style, do you know which those would be?
I’m the queen of wispie styles from Red Cherry >:)
If you want wispie style lashes all my favorite ones are #’s 415, 217, WSP, 523,43 & 205 (205 isnt super wispie, more like Ardell lashes in 105)
Those are all the styles I buy over and over :)
your-little-cupcake asked: Hey I just got a new make-up brush kit it has about 22 brushes as I was told they're better to use than my hands. Now the thing is I have no idea what any of them are, I know the big blush one and the one for mascara and I figured the tiny ones would be for the eyes right? I dont really understand what each of them is or there use, do you know or can you recommend a tutorial to help walk me through each brush and help me understand how to use them. It's a no name brand set I got off Amazon.
I have two posts that might help, one is must have eye brushes and the other is must have face brushes (click on link to go to posts). They both say the function/how to use all the most popular face and eye brushes which should be included in your set :)
jayoats asked: do brushes ever "expire"?
Brushes can last yeeeears if you take proper care of them. I’ve had some brushes for over 3 years and they are still good as new.
I have a post on how I wash my brushes here! I wash my every day brushes once a week (sometimes every 2 weeks if i’m being lazy) and all my other brushes once a month. Washing your brushes frequently is also great for preventing break outs, I know quite a few people who never wash their brushes and that can seriously break out the skin.
To take proper care of them you want to make sure you get little to no water near the brush handle when washing brushes. It’s almost impossible to get NO water near the brush handle/root of the brush hairs but just try to be careful! Getting water near where the brush hairs meet the handle will loosen up the glue making your brush shed hairs and possibly cause the hair/bristle part to just break off (it’s happened to me lol).
You also want to make sure youre using the correct brush soap. I use Jergens Baby Shampoo because it’s gentle, cheap and it works. You don’t want to use any random hair shampoo or dish washing soap (although some dishwashing soap is okay) because just like human hair, brush hairs can dry out and get brittle. Mixing olive oil in with some of your brush soap on the back of your hand will help remove hard to clean makeup and keep your brushes soft! Olive oil is sort of like conditioner for your hair, but for your brushes, it keeps them soft and moisturized. I dont like to use olive oil all the time just sometimes :)
Also, getting good quality brushes is important. Spending a little more on a brush is hard at first, but I know some people who have had really good quality brushes that have lasted 10+ years so it’s worth the investment.