Alright, everyone, I've got the hookup!
Philips Norelco Body Trimmer: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010XIGBUQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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This thing is the best!!! Yes, it says "for men" but that's because they want to keep us oppressed. I use it once a week on my lady patch and I swear to goodness NO INGROWNS. It's magic. It also trims realllllly low so you don't see any hair bristles or anything. Clean, smooth, bikini area.
You're gonna like the way you look, I guarantee it. Charismatic smile and wink towards camera
A silk pillowcase has done wonders for both my hair and skin - I wake up without additional frizz, and I’ve never woken up without red and irritated skin before, but I have plenty of good skin days now partially due to this.
You don’t have to break the bank to get one either, these are the ones I use:
Alaska Bear Mulberry silk pillowcases
Also contributing to my good skin days is the Lumene skincare range - I can’t recommend them as a brand enough.
My holy grail of a moisturiser from the Lumene range
I use these Korean exfoliating cloths. The nice thing about them is by pressing lighter or harder you can control the exfoliation. They’re also pretty cheap, last a long time and are easy to use.
Korean exfoliating cloths
Seche Vite top coat works wonders and drys insanely fast. I think it’s cheaper on amazon than at beauty supply stores. seche vite
this is actually true for most people because you're used to what your reflection looks like. however, when you take a picture, you see yourself as others see you, which makes you seem a little.. off. because yoi're literally just not used to seeing yourself from that point of view.
there have even been debates about whether we'd be able to recognize ourselves right away if we walked past our clone in public.. bc they would look like us, not our mirrored image. wild, huh?
I have really long blonde hair that gets brassy really easily. Someone suggested I try fanola no yellow shampoo. It’s definitely much stronger than regular purple shampoos. I use it 1-2x a week. Just be sure you’re using a good conditioner after cause it does dry my hair out a little but I use leave in conditioner and bumble and bumble oil after showers anyway so it’s never been a big issue for me personally.
Nail polish can be hard since everyone has different preferences, but you could always get a fun topcoat she could add to her collection (something with different colored flecks, glitter, holo, etc). Or you could get her a display for the nail polish she has?
You can also go to a drug store and just pick a color that reminds you of her! I personally like Sallie Hansen Insta Dri because I don’t have the patience for my nails to dry, but Essie, OPI, and China Glaze are all slightly nicer brands.
But I think no matter what you decide to get her, she’ll be excited about it! It’s very sweet that you’ve noticed something she enjoys and want to show your affection by supporting it ��
I have this topcoat and think it’s pretty fun:
Not sure if this would work with your budget, but there’s this shelf:
Best of luck! It’ll be great!
red light therapy- really took care of my neck creases and inflammation from acne. It also seems to take care of dark circles and promote eyebrow thickening. I just get the LED bulbs sold for plants to get a powerful, full face treatment.
alpha arbutin is ridiculously good at fading hyper-pigmentation. I use 2%.
0.5% allantoin is good for daily exfoliation. I DIY a toner.
Blackhead tweezers are incredible for gently removing both blackheads and whiteheads.
Minoxidil is my beauty hack for growing bold eyebrows.
Telephone cord hair ties are amazingly gentle way to tie back hair. They don't slip, and don't wear out the way elastic hair ties do.
Epilators are better than shaving for me. I use it for facial hair, underarms, and legs.
Heated eyelash curlers are very safe, easy and effective. I use this one from Amazon
Silicone makeup brushes work incredibly with eye and lip makeup.
Sillicone makeup sponges work great if you get the thin ones with the strap
I never get yellowing on white shirts, nothing like what you posted here. I live somewhere with naturally very soft water though. Do you live somewhere with a lot of iron in the water? Or possibly well water? Sometimes rusty pipes (rust is iron) can be the culprit too.
There's a product called Out Iron Out that works well to remove iron/rust and they also have one specifically for laundry called Out White Brite.
Google where you live plus "iron water level" and you should be able to find the municipal water quality report that shows how hard your tap water is and how much iron it contains.
The fact that you mention yellow spotting all over and not just deodorant stains makes me think it's something in the water.
The biggest game changer for me was sleeping in a satin bonnet. Hands down a must-have, especially on the day of washing hair. Props to all the black women who pioneered this. It keeps my hair shiny and more ‘together’ and less frizzy. I discovered this when I fried my hair with bleach and this technique helped a lot with getting it back to life and shinier.
How I use it: after blowdrying/air drying during the day, I shove my hair in the bonnet just before I go to bed. No need to tie it up if you have long hair, just shove it in and make sure the drawstring is tied snug enough. When I wake up and take the bonnet off - hair looks shiny, ends are less frizzy and the ‘shape’ of my hair just looks more put together.
I find it’s most important to sleep in a bonnet on the day you wash your hair. After the second/third day you can also sleep in it but it’s not as important. Always make sure your hair is DRY when wearing the bonnet.
I like this bonnet because it has a drawstring (vs others that have an elastic band that typically gets loose quickly), is super silky and has so many pretty colors: Satin Bonnet-Premium, Extra Large... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072MGMLWJ?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
For my body, I love using Korean exfoliating mitts! You can visually see the dead skin cells, gunk, and dirt come off your body when you use it(little gray rolls of grossness accumulate as you scrub). You take a hot shower to prep your skin for the exfoliating session. You don’t need soap or any special creams, just one of these Korean exfoliating green mitts. I usually start on my shoulders and arms(places where the sun usually hits) and begin to scrub in circular motions. Dead skin, gunk, and dirt just start peeling away as I’m standing under a hot shower. My ankle area and back are a peeling fest and I usually do this once or twice a week. It leaves your skin ultra smooth and clean(perfect base for your skin to get spray tanned), just make sure to use a good body lotion afterwards so you are fully moisturized,
While you could use a Korean scrub on your face, I find that your skin on your face is much more sensitive and using the mitt is a little too abrasive. I get the NeoGen Bio-peel gauze, it’s like a scrubbing mitt made out of gauze and has chemical peel treatment in it. All my little dry, peeling spots disappear and help reset my skin to a smooth surface so I can maximize my skincare products to really soak into my skin.
It doesn’t, because it isn’t like a typical eyelash curler. You don’t crimp them, you just hold the heated part underneath your lashes.
Heated Eyelash Curler
What kind do you use?
The glue on ones are 10x better than the press on ones. I had the same problem with the press on ones but I use Kiss glue on nails and they last 1-1.5 weeks. Still not great but better than a day.
Here’s the nail glue that comes with the kit:
KISS Pink Gel Nail Glue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NCVXMWG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_AF1GMTTV1F5YMFED8602
Does this one look good?
100% Pure Mulberry Slip Silk Pillowcase Standard Size 21 Momme 600 Thread Count for Hair and Skin With Hidden Zipper, Hypoallergenic Soft Breathable Both Sides Silk Pillow Case, 20×26inches, Navy Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CM43JVB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_PUtBCbCRS6WF0
I tried all the stuff out there for dandruff and then finally came across this...only need a small amount per shampooing. I was using it almost daily and now I only use it once a week or so...Nizoral Anti-dandruff
None of the above! I swear by Lucas PawPaw ointment. If I'm in a pinch at a drugstore, Vaseline.
You have got to try fanola no yellow shampoo!
I kept reading about it on other subreddits, buzz feed and some random sites and didn’t think it would be worth the hype since I’ve tried many types of purple shampoo / conditioner and none of them worked very well but this stuff is the best!!! It makes a huge difference on my hair and it’s affordable you should check it out
Certain-dri roll on antiperspirant is literally the only thing that worked for me to stop my armpits from sweating profusely. You put it on at night (not after shaving though!) and the next few days you don’t even need deodorant, but I still used it to keep feeling fresh! I actually don’t even need to use it anymore but it honestly changed my life.
And you don’t need a prescription - they have it at cvs. Just make sure you get the roll on and not the solid as it’s not nearly as effective.
Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant| Prescription Strength Clinical | Most Effective Anti-Perspirant Without a Prescription | Up to 72 Hour Protection | Roll-On | 1.2 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JB1MUNI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_092XCbVFVD4SJ
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Absolutely! I try to do some every day. I’ve got a book from the 80s/90s by eve something-or-other, will try to find it. The ones I do most often, for my jawline are—
I do about 25 up, 25 on each side, then another 25 up
looking up, pull the lips wide in a wide smile. Open mouth wide, bring jaw up slowly so the bottom teeth are over the top teeth and repeat ten times.
Sorry, these are SO hard to explain. The book has illustrations
Edit: this is the book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eva-Frasers-Facial-Workout-Fifteen/dp/0140147136/ref=nodl_
Edit 2: here are the contents and a few pages from the book https://imgur.com/a/8F2ekMc
I like this product: https://www.amazon.com/Eucryl-Toothpowder-Original-Powerful-Removal/dp/B001ECQRU0
I don’t use it every week, at most once a month, but it really helps. It was once marketed as a “smoker’s product” but has since been relabeled. I use it although I don’t smoke, but my mom who smokes also uses it, and we both love it. It’s not a one-time treatment and is not permanent, but it’s super cheap.
Aquaphor. Just plain ointment with no scent or color or anything. I’m allergic to mango but eat it anyway sometime. This results in a super dry stinging rash on and around my lips. Aquaphor is the only thing that’s helped.
This thing changed my life. I use it every summer and my feet feels amazing. No calluses. Be wary tho cause it will make you feet peel like crazy but I personally think that's the best part!
Baby Foot - Original Exfoliant Foot Peel - 2.4 Fl. Oz. Lavender Scented Pair https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00461F4PA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_U7gpDbRADB07J
I love it. I don't know if it's HG worthy though, This elf product is an HG. It's also cheaper and I'm kinda trying to find the best stuff that also happens to be cheap. Snail products, if done correctly and not stressing the animal out, will be more expensive and at this point, I want the best at college student prices. Even when I graduate I want the best and sometimes spending less you get more.
I have something called a Finishing Touch. I love it and used it about every three days.
Finishing Touch Flawless Women's Painless Hair Remover https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071KW9GTT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_WZIuCbJBZZQYX
Get you an electric bikini trimmer. Life changing . https://www.walmart.com/ip/Remington-Smooth-Silky-Body-Bikini-Kit-Personal-Trimmer-White-Pink-WPG4020US/23422862 This is the one I have . I prop my mirror up in front of the toilet , sit on the toilet and go to town . It won’t shave all the way to the skin, but it will give you a really neat uniform trim. Make sure on the more sensitive areas that you’re careful and pull the skin taught so that you have a smooth surface to work with and you don’t nick yourself . If you want the dolphin smooth shave , do the bikini trimmer first , and then hop in the shower . Use an exfoliator like a loofah or one of these: Exfoliating Brush, Body Brush,... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074DX5B8V?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share. And then use a really high quality razor and shaving cream . I use the Billie brand which are amazing . Take your time as to not cut yourself . This takes practice to really master . Out of the shower, wait until your skin is completely dry, and apply Tend Skin to the areas where you shaved by soaking cotton balls in it and applying that to the area . When you moisturize your legs, use the leftover moisture on your hands for your bikini area .
I found these Mask Bracket things on Amazon that help with the lipstick smear;
But yeah I miss generally being able to show my whole face to people... but lately I’ve tried to think of my mask as cosplay. like I’m a mysterious beauty with a veil or a badass ninja mortal kombat style. lol silly but it helps me be a little more excited about working my makeup with the mask. I focus more on my eye makeup game and use tons of lip moisturizers to feel like I am “glowing up” for the big reveal once masks are not so mandatory.
I use the Aussie 3-Minute Miracle and it works great. It leaves my hair feeling nice and smooth. But keep in mind this is only a surface solution. Your hair is still dry, so you will have to cut the split ends eventually or they will continue to break. Nothing fixes split ends only haircuts do, but you can make them look nicer.
Hair! Get it trimmed so its not damaged, damaged hair never looks put together. If your hair is frizzy either learn how to blow dry it smooth or if it's curly use "curly girl" method to style the curls so they look healthy.
Simple makeup. A light to mid coverage foundation, subtle blush, mascara, a little brown eye shadow, and lipstick or lip gloss.
You a manicure could be nice, but if that not your thing you could use a little Sally Hansen cuticle remover and a nail brush to have them look neat and clean.
Clothes, if it's an even that will be photograped focus more on how your outfit looks around your head and shoulders because no one is taking pictures of your feet. A wrap dress, looks good on everyone.
(Some examples of the style)
I bought these scrub mitts on Amazon after I visited a Korean spa, and I was able to get the same kind of visible dead skin rolls (gross but so satisfying!) that I did at the spa. The trick is to soak in a bathtub or shower for a good bit first, until your fingers start to turn pruny.
Personally I wouldn’t use any eyelash/eyebrow serum that isn’t natural. Latisse and all the other popular eyelash/ eyebrow growth serum brands use a chemical Prostaglandin or a derivative of it and to me the risks out weigh the benefits. Side effects are eyelid darkening, change in eye color, sunken eye look and an array of eye problems. Rodan and fields are being sued due to not listing the possible side effects on their eye lash serum. I’ve been looking into Organys lash and eyebrow booster. Eye lash serums with Prostaglandin
I use lashify glue + small clusters of lashes like these
I place them under my eyelashes and they’re a lot more natural than strip lashes and even lashify lashes.
I soak them in 99% alcohol and clean them, and can reuse them a few times. Some do break but they are also cheap
ooh okay I JUST did mine bc corona. I got this kit from amazon and like said below it's a good idea to:
1 - either take a hot shower or bath, opens up the pores and hair follicles and is easier to pull the hair out
2 - sterilize first (minimize bacteria and chances of ingrowns - I just used rubbing alcohol
3 - baby powder! this helps especially if you're using hard wax. it helps the wax grab the hair and not the skin
4 - leave a lip of wax at the end to grab with. for bikini area, go against the direction of growth when applying wax, and pull in the direction of growth (this is different than for legs but def. works)
5 - apply slight pressure afterwards to trick your brain into thinking it doesn't hurt.
also my advice: listen to music with headphones, helps relax ya.
Good luck sis <3
I have heard of the benefits of a silk pillow case, and decided to try one for myself. I got this pillow case, which is apparently considered one of the best (and for 50 bucks just for one pillow, I certainly hoped so.) 2 days later I woke up with a huge breakout on the side I sleep on the most, and a few spots on the other side as well.
I have relatively clear skin, and changed nothing about my skincare routine during this time. Changed back to my normal jersey cotton pillow case, and it went away. It was the same pillow throughout.
Something to consider.
It’s sold out on Target, Walmart, and Amazon, but it’s called BedHead Little Tease Root Crimper. Not sure if they stopped making it or what, but I’d think almost any would work.
Bed Head Little Tease Hair Crimper for Outrageous Texture and Volume, 1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OCJZ0GE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_T0ZGF838CCS0TFFASPV5
You can also buy those little dermaplane blades to skim the hairs off and then touch up with tweezers. That’s my go to when I can’t get my eyebrows threaded.
I have really pale skin and I've been bullied for it - "Casper the Ghost, get a tan" etc. I think you should accept the skin you're in because permanently making yourself pale would result in skin damage. Commercial whitening cream is dangerous. I'm sure your skin colour does suit your look - it's just that you will be the most critical person of yourself. Maybe change your hair colour to match your skin tone? Try a foundation with pink instead of orange as the base colour?
Adjust your look a bit instead of trying to change your skin colour. If you just want to make it a bit paler, read this: https://www.wikihow.com/Get-Pale-Skin
I use Sally hansen Wax Strips for my upper lip and they're great! I recommend plucking the chin and using a magnifying mirror to do a good job.
If you want it for your back, you can put it in a spray bottle or try something like the AcneFree Body Spray, which works upside down (helpful when you’re spraying your back).
OP This stuff is absolute magic - I buy the 12 packs on Amazon here. We have super hard water and I swear I forgot what my hair was supposed to feel like until I used these. I kept buying clarifying shampoos and thought I just wasn’t washing well enough, but it was hard water the whole time 💀
Have you tried the eucerin one with aha? I like it more than the PC one and it's cheaper
Eucerin Intensive Repair Enriched Lotion 16.90 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XY9LT4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_VecNCbSQYANY6
I tried strips, trays, professional whitening and nothing worked as well as this product: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZKLLZAI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I have had strangers, multiple co-workers, friends, etc comment on my teeth after using this system.
I really, REALLY like this brush drying set from sigma. I can't/couldn't find anything like it and settled on this. It lasted for like a month (I clean my brushes weekly) and the plastic holder things wore out for the smaller brushes. Luckily, sigma was having a sale and I picked up this drying rack. My only regret is that I didn't go bigger.
Try Aveeno skin relief, coconut scented. It’s lightly scented & I use it on my face sometimes
Pureology Hydrate Sheer (for fine hair) keeps natural oils in my hair while keeping my scalp happy. I only use a little bit of leave-in. Before finding this shampoo/conditioner I had to use multiple products to make my hair look the same.
Dermal face masks found on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0722LVW3B/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Laneige lip mask makes my lips so smooth.
Juice Beauty tinted spf is a physical sunscreen that is tinted to not leave a white residue. It is very gentle on my skin and evens out my tone (I don't want any more coverage than that).
Okay so I have never told anyone this before...but I have been doing this successfully for years so here we go. My boyfriend often comments that I always smell fresh! Not artificially scented fresh; I mean human just-took-a-shower fresh.
I use a salt chrystal deodorant stick down there. It's totally natural. Just put a few drops of water on it, and swipe it around. It prevents odor naturally by creating an invisible protective barrier against odor causing bacteria. It's normally meant for armpits but I started using it other places too.
So if I'm planning on a date and know I'll be too busy to shower right before, I would use that in the morning before work, then after work: use an unscented wipe to freshen up, change undies, and use the chrystal again.
I stopped using white strips a while back and now completely use Charcoal powder. There's not peroxide so you shouldn't have those bleaching spots. This one is great from Amazon
Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder Natural https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N8XF244/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_ZMHezbZCGQAW8
I have found that an apple cider vinegar rinse every other week or so works great! My hair blow dries a lot faster and it seems fluffier. I ordered one off amazon that’s actually a shampoo scented like apples for like $4-5 bucks. Best investment for my hair in awhile.
Live Clean Apple Cider Detox Shampoo, 12 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BIWYZZK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_6S05CbGZ935E7
Not to mention, deodorant is one of them.
Deodorant marketed to women contains 2.6oz of product and in my area sells for around $4 each. Deodorant marketed to men contains 3.25oz and sells for about the same price.
So I buy the men's because I get more for my money.
Edit: Similar example on Amazon of Old Spice (3oz) vs. Secret (2.6oz). Both brands are owned by the conglomerate/mega-corporation, Proctor & Gamble.
I have the same type of hair and it took me a while to master blow drying it straight. Obviously technique does matter so keep trying, but products matter, too. I use three things to make it perfect:
Coconut oil. Run it through the middle and ends of your hair at the end of a shower and rinse it out. It helps to make your hair shiny and soft but it also weighs it down the slightest bit so it'll stay flat.
Argan Oil molding cream. This helps a ton with keeping your hair straight for longer periods of time.
And Aquage Beyond Shine spray. I've been using this since 7th grade. After I'm done blow drying my hair, I'll spray this all over and run over my hair with a flat iron really quickly. It helps to make it shinier and silkier and controls the texture of your hair. :)
Elizabeth Mott eyeshadow primer is the only way I can wear eyeshadow. Otherwise I end up with crease marks within a few hours. This is so good, I have three spare tubes in case they ever dare to discontinue it.
Don’t do the heated eyelash curler trick. It ruins the rubber quickly and the metal part gets heated as well, which can easily lead to burns. Get a Panasonic heated lash curler; it never gets too hot and you press it under your lashes at the roots, so it never gets close to your kids.
They’re like $15 on Amazon, cheaper than a lot of eyelash curlers.
Panasonic Heated Eyelash Curler
Clarks Women's Annadel Eirwyn Wedge Sandal
Clarks Unisex Adult Annadel Bari Platform
Here you go!
This is how I have found best to do it, its easiest done on the bathroom.
You will need a few things, hoping the links will work.
A make up brush
Cotton wool pads and cotton bud
No tears baby shampoo
Refectocil dye (been using the blue/black)
Refectocil creme developer
Cloth you dont mind ruining
A little pot like this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08C9VM6W5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_ZNH83FYG5YFVNH9BBY06?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Some pads for under eyes. You can get silicone reusable ones but I've been using disposable like these:
Remove any eye make up and wash eye lashes with baby shampoo. Dry with a towel.
Wet cotton pads and put to one side.
Set out cloth, put items on it. Mix dye and developer in little pot using make up brush.
Apply vaseline to protective pads, look up and stick them on under eyes and lower lashes. Apply vaseline to eye brows in case of accidentally getting dye on them.
Set timer for 10 minutes, voice activated is easier, I use an alexa.
Close eyes and carefully paint mixture onto eyelashes. It feels awkward at first and makes a bit of a mess but it gets easier with time. It may take a few goes before you feel they are fully coated.
Put pot and brush on cloth or rinse in sink.
When the timer goes off wipe the dye off with the wet cotton wool pads. Wash eyes again if needed.
Will be honest its really fiddly the first few times, as you are doing stuff with your eyes shut, but its gets better with practice.
L'Oréal Paris Makeup Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream Tinted Moisturizer Face Makeup, Anti-Redness, Green, 1 fl. oz.
I lovvvvve waxing. I get a full body wax every month and I rarely get the ingrown hairs & irritation like I did from shaving. I also use this product regularly!
Max Green Alchemy Scalp Rescue shampoo is amazing. It works so well for my flaky scalp (probably psoriasis) and smells amazing in an herbaceous, clean sort of way. It leaves my hair feeling clean and soft.
I love the Pink calming sun block from Village 11. I have medium skin and that’s the only sunscreen I’ve used so far that leaves little to no white cast and the only one that does not make my skin breakout.
This one is TOTALLY CLEAR and the bottle is big enough that I use it on my face and body: https://www.amazon.com/Nivea-Super-Protect-Water-Japan/dp/B00VPKTCSK/
It sinks in extremely quickly for me, but I have sensitive combination skin. I don't know exactly how it would do on oily skin, but I assume it would still sink in quickly and without a residue as it's a thin liquid.
This is my holy grail to keep my chest and back clear, if I stop using it I always end up breaking out, so I know it works!
I recently was gifted a mask brace. It's like a flexible plastic cage that you set under your mask to hold the fabric off of your face while still keeping you covered. It helps me feel less like I'm going to pass out because I already have some breathing issues, and it keeps the mask from touching my lips at all!
Here's a link to one option: https://www.amazon.com/Cool-Lipstick-Protection-Stand-Breathing/dp/B088CT535G
I have always wanted lip injections, but my financial situation just doesn't lend itself to that lifestyle. However if you can deal with a bit of sting (and I mean sting not tingle) I highly recommend the Ministar Lip Plumper. I get mine at my local H-Mart (Korean Grocer) but Amazon carries it as well. It's cheap & it's such a noticable difference, people have actually asked me if I do injections.
Lip Plumper Lipgloss with Ginger Oil, Waterproof Long Lasting Super Volume Lip Gloss Makeup Lips Plump Lip Balm Liquid Lipstick https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078YS3R9S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_NO.QCbR6AARDY
I got this one last year and it helped a lot. I bought it when I got really depressed the first week that the clocks changed for daylight savings, and it made such a difference! I just had it on in the morning while I got ready for work.
Growing up I was self conscious about being a hairy girl. I remember I bought nair for my upper lip hair and went to school feeling like a whole new woman because I was mustacheless lmao. Pretty sure no one even noticed.
I’ve tried waxing, I tried this thing, hair removal creams...all would give me rashes or irritate my skin. The flawless hair remover is ok, but not as precise as shaving.
So I dry shave my face every two weeks to remove both peach fuzz and dead skin. It’s been amazing for my skin. Your hair doesn’t grow back thicker. Just make sure you cleanse before and after you shave, and make sure you do small strokes as opposed to longer strokes.
I use Sky Organics Castor Oil and it is amazing! It actually comes with little brushes and spoolies. It’s on Amazon for like 12 bucks.
Organic Castor Oil Eyelash Serum by Sky Organics (1 oz) USDA Organic Cold-Pressed 100% Pure Castor Oil Natural Eyelash Serum Hexane-free Castor Oil with Mascara Brushes for Eyelashes and Eyebrows https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XPRM3XQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_.xniFb7HT4CMC
I bought a little mirror called the Fancii on amazon That has a light surrounding the edge of the mirror with different levels of brightness. It’s a compact so I can take it with me wherever. I actually thought it was a gimmick before I bought it but I really needed something as sometimes I have to do my make up at two or three in the morning if I have to be on set early. And it’s not a gimmick at all, it’s actually really helpful.
There is an app that helps you order a The Ordinary regimen; it also includes their other brands and you can custom add the other products you use. It will give you the order for them and show you any conflicts
Microfiber cloths may be your best bet, I use these or these. The gray ones are listed as "ultra soft," and they are!
Jamaican castor oil is best for lash growth (In my personal experience) . This is the one I use, If you're interested.
I saw a huge change within a week of using that oil however, it varies person to person but a good majority of the reviews seem to have gotten visible results.
As someone whose curls last forever, I have two suggestions. First, I never use mousse or hairspray as they weigh my hair down and actually make my curls fall out much faster. I only use a heat protectant. Second, your hair could be lacking protein. Hair that has too much moisture will not hold curls. All of a sudden this summer my hair wouldn’t hold a curl and I realized I had been over moisturizing. I tried a protein treatment and my hair went back to normal, even better. Try a protein treatment. This is the one I use https://www.amazon.com/Elizavecca-CER-100-Collagen-Coating-Treatment/dp/B01I2ZQJSG/ref=asc_df_B01I2ZQJSG/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459729839407&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14389960480780855876&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hv...
Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara, Very Black, 0.32 Fl; Oz; (Packaging May Vary), (K1714900) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PFCT036/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_HQ5K2CEQ7Y937TGSR04T?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 This is what i use, never have a problem
Depends on the trimmer but look for ones with this kind of head https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0115I2DRI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_MWD97MV8DZT8AM458QNM
For me at least even a close shave gives me razor bumps so I like using trimmers with a guard to leave almost a stubble to prevent it
Neosporin Lip Health !!!
I'm telling everyone I know to buy this stuff it's amazing. It's a cream and your lips absorb it almost instantly and I don't need to reapply until the next day or two.
I usually go for the sugaring as its better on the ski, recently I've been trying to save on Brazilians so I've been using https://www.groupon.com/browse/san-diego?lat=32.7188&lng=-117.164&address=San+Diego&query=sugaring&locale=en_US
I got off the depo shot and back onto a birth control pill that has some estrogen to help with my hormonal acne. That helped, but what 100% has cleared up my face (in my low 30s) was combining the estrogen/progesterone BC with Neutrogena Stubborn Acne Rapid Clear Spot Gel.
so I started with this one because it was affordable and had 2000 good reviews! wanted to see if it was noticeably different before spending more $$. there’s many other pricier options that may or may not be better so take a look at those too :)
Limited-time deal: 18 Stage Shower Filter HOPOPRO High Output Universal Shower Head Filter Chlorine Filter Hard Water Filter Water Softener Showerhead Filter Remove Chlorine Fluoride Heavy Metals Sediments Impurities https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086TQT2VD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_dl_SFE6SN2RT6CTHV7N00B9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Start with an in-shower body lotion and as soon as you turn off the water, add your body oil. I like JR Watkins milk & honey oil but they must’ve discontinued it because the only place I can find it is on Amazon and it’s way overpriced. Neutrogena Body oil (un scented) is a nice replacement. While your skin is still damp, apply the oil. I like a spray option because I don’t get my hands oily and can apply a separate facial moisturizer. Then you apply your body lotion. Brazilian Bum Bum cream is expensive but has a yummy scent. For an extra bit of shimmer, a little Fenty Body lava goes a long way. Top it off with Hawaiian Tropic SPF body oil for that last little bit of glow. I love spf in oil form and if I could only use one product, that would be it!
If you want that cat-eye look, I’d recommend cutting eyelashes in half and sticking them on the outer corners. I find that using lashes that or short on the inner and outer corners but long in the middle A) makes your eyelashes look more wispy and fluttery and B) blends in with your natural eyelashes on the inner corner of your eye better. This is because if you were to cut an eyelash that has symmetrical length (short on both sides but longer in the middle), this would result in 2 halves that has eyelashes going from short to long, one half for each eye. This means that if you buy a pack of eyelashes, they come in double the amount since since 1 eyelash is enough for both eyes! Here’s a link to the type of eyelashes I’m talking about: https://www.amazon.ca/Eyelashes-Supernatural-Reusable-Happy-Heartbeat/dp/B08Q36XBQ8. You can vary the intensity of these eyelashes for a more natural look. :)
As for mascara, I put that on before applying my falsies. I let the mascara dry first, too, and emphasize mascara on my inner corners (so it looks more prominent and blends in with the falsies in the outer corner). Be sure to let the glue get tacky before attempting to put them on your lids! Otherwise they shift and move and it’ll ruin all your eye makeup.
If you want a natural look, you don’t always need eyeliner - you can just tight-line your eyes with an eyeliner of a matching shade to your mascara. As long as you apply the lashes closely to the curve of your eye, you shouldn’t need eyeliner to make your lashes blend in naturally. :)
I would stick with clear glue, as it dries colourless - I find it difficult to blend in black glue. I also find that black glue can result in an unnatural black shine. As others mentioned, use Micellar water to remove the glue and they should last you a couple wears!
Best of luck and go get that cat-eye look girl! 🤍
I second the slow vera, I have type 4 hair with a crazy flaky scalp and its the only thing I’ve found so far that helps. I detangle with fresh aloe before wash day and use an applicator bottle to get my scalp, then I just massage it in and continue w my washday.
My favorite self tanner for face by far is this isle of paradise one! I’ve tried SO many and that’s the only one that you can apply after all of your nighttime skincare products as the last step, and it blends so well and looks so natural. I will never try another one now. It lasts a few days, but you only need about five drops for the face so the bottle lasts a long time.
The filler. Ugh. I got the Juvederm Voluma filler in my tear troughs about three months ago, which is supposed to last two years-guess we will see if it does. She used a cannula for both sides until the very last bit of the filler in the syringe. Then she breaks out a needle and just directly injects it into my tear trough under my right eye. From the minute she did it, I had a ridge directly on my tear trough. I went back three days later and someone else massaged the Hell out of it trying to push it into place. It went down, but now I have a bump there. It’s not as noticeable with makeup and nobody else really looks at my face as closely as I do, but it is definitely there.
However-my tear troughs definitely look better. I’ve traded in deep troughs for small blue circles if I don’t wear makeup because of the new shadow. That’s easily fixed with peach corrector and concealer though.
I guess I shouldn’t say I would never do it again. I probably would of I needed to. BUT I would make sure to tell them to ONLY use a cannula and not a needle. If she would have just done that, I feel like I would t have a bump under my eye :/
Wow that was longer than I intended 😂
Oh, definitely try these when you get around to it! I especially love that they are clear, so I can even occasionally rock them while walking my dog or around the house during the day without scaring my baby. I'm not opposed to Botox, but I'm 37 and not needing it yet thanks to the stickers, so I'm calling that a win :)
Of course! Here is a link to the pH balancing wash I use:https://www.amazon.com/Tropic-Like-Its-Hot-Sunless/dp/B08VQ6Y4BC/ref=sr\_1\_2?dchild=1&keywords=tropic+like+its+hot+body+wash&qid=1626042073&sr=8-2
Seki nail clippers . It was recommended in the FATfire sub and they are amazing! I never knew that nail clippers could spark joy
I hate lotions (sweat too much) and my skin reacts with a lot of self tanners to give me that weird smell. These are favs because they're low smell and not greasy.
Loreal Sublime Bronze Tanning Mist. https://www.target.com/p/l-oreal-paris-sublime-bronze-self-tanning-mist-medium-4-6-fl-oz/-/A-13389465
I had a similar issue with the strips. They don't get in the cracks of your teeth. I ended up getting whitening trays made. The gel foams up and goes into the cracks of your teeth. You can order them off amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EKVOU2
Sally Hansen Airbrush Leg Makeup in Light. They used to be known as "liquid pantyhose".
It is my holy grail. I have pale, greenish legs with freckles and moles and a few a scars from insect bite wounds I've picked at. I have an allergy to sunlight so tanning is not possible, and I self tanner is too much effort and splotchy if I don't upkeep.
If I'm wearing shorts or a skirt that day, I spray this into my hands and rub it over my legs like lotion. Less is more and it's buildable. Instant tan and evenness. Doesn't transfer as long as I wait the 15 minutes to dry.
I wear it while at splash pads, doesn't come off. Washes off with soap and water and looks really satisfying to do so.
I will neverrrr not own a can of this product. I sometimes literally admire my own legs when I have it on. I'll use it on the backs of my arms too for evenness there as well (I'm so red there)
I have straight, thick, Caucasian hair. Starting to go grey. No haircut through pandemic, it’s down past my shoulders and the bottom half of the length is brassy from long gone hair dye and is frizzy as hell. Cotton Candy. The best thing I’ve found so far is Shea Moisture Leave-in Conditioner. It is formulated for people of color, which I’m not, and I found that using in the shower after I wash hair and letting it soak in while I was and shave before I rinse it out is best for me. I don’t leave it in or it makes my hair greasy. It lets me comb through my hair when wet, I can’t with other basic conditioner.
Try the silicone backings first, and if that doesnt work, look into capped backings like these but i do not recommend taking them out at alllll. Keep them clean and leave them in. I had to remove mine repeatedly for work and they closed up fast as hell.
I really like the CeraVe Tinted Sunscreen. It’s SPF 30, a bit more budget-friendly than some other options (around $15-$20), and has a nice tint that leaves no white cast. It quickly dries down to a more matte finish, and I don’t end up looking oily later in the day. I have a medium skin tone, combination skin and prefer lighter coverage formulas, so I generally just use this sunscreen in lieu of foundation.
I got this one!
7 Day Pretty Pillbox | Wide Weekly Pill Organizer | for Vitamins, Supplements & Pills | Ideal for Travel, The Gym, The Office, Pregnancy | Rose https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BBWDBKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_XKVPACM8S42QBGS86ENH?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I really like how sleek it is, and that it doesn’t have any plastic “hinges” that will break super quickly.
I bought this one and LOVE it. I love being able to take out one day at a time so I’m only carrying around the pills I need. Super convenient. Not cute, but works great and holds all my meds and vitamins.
Weekly Pill Organizer,3-Times-A-Day 7 Day Pill Box Large Compartments Moisture-Proof Pill Case Medication Reminder Portable Travel Container for Vitamins Fish Oil Compartments Supplements https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q9JSHMP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_NK60KM6Q8PRNXSSNRZE0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I use roseheep seed oil almost every night and I absolutely love it!
I apply it after washing my face at night. It deeply moisturizes my skin and I always feel like I wake up with noticeably soft, supple skin and a gorgeous glow. When I'm not feeling like using an oil, such as on super hot nights, I use my CeraVe Daily Lotion, and the difference is noticeable. The CeraVe lotion works, it keeps me from drying up like a prune. But I don't wake up with the same velvety skin and subtle glow as I do when using rosehip seed oil. I have medium-dry skin so I can't comment on how it works on oily complexions but I find it to be a non-greasy oil that sinks in beautifully.
I use this one because it's a great price for a purchase that lasts me months and months and it comes in a pump bottle. But if you're trying it for the very first time, I'd opt for a small bottle in case it doesn't sit right with you.
So Idk if this works for everyone, but I use Wild UK natural deodorant AND I use Chlorophyll drops in my water daily. Apparently, the chlorophyll helps your BO. I don't know how or why it works, but it does! I get the mint flavor and just put a dropper full in my water daily.
Also, I am plant based (rarely eat meat with feet, fish maybe one time per week). I have also read that turning plant based can really help any BO.
I used this kit with great results--it's very easy! I let the solution sit for 10 mins and haven't experienced any damage. I've used this process twice, 6 weeks apart. The kit will probably last me for a few more processes: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YX66BD3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Scrubs: Frank’s Coffee scrub
For ingrowns: dry brushing and body brush
In the shower: Salux Super hard exfoliating towel
You can get gloves or mitts as well but personally, the Salux towel allows the back and more areas to be reached.
You should invest in a shower head filter. The hard water won't a problem anymore this way. It will also benefit your skin.
As for shampoos and conditioners, I really like Shea Moisture, Noughty, Boulcleme and L'oreal Ever Pure line.
Here you go, friend! I used to use plastic ones but now that I use a metal one I feel like my life has changed.
Found this accidentally, works really well. I use it on my sons dry skin, only thing that makes a difference, but it’s awesome on dry lips too. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079W1JWQT/ref=sns_myd_detail_page
For my legs I use a hard wax in a melting pot, but for my lips and eyebrows I use the premade strips from Walmart glee (the face wax). I used to use sally Hansen box strips but the glee kits come with a finishing wipe for every strip (the sally Hansen ones had less). If I have my pot on I’ll do my face with the hard wax too, but it’s just way less time if I am quickly doing my brows and lips with a glee strip. I just tend to not do my legs or underarms in general as much as I used to, including shaving. I’ve gotten back into shaving my legs more often, but I use the Schick intuition with the lotion heads because I’m really forgetful when to change them out and I end up getting bad razor burn. So when the lotion runs out that’s usually when the blade needs changing. My friend got me turned onto this exfoliating brush, I’ll see if I can find the link for it. It is hard bristled, so not recommended for the face.
Exfoliating Brush to Treat and... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073P2F926?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I have tried a ton of hair dryers (I have thick long hair that wants to frizz) and this one has worked great for me.
All that to say, I’d love to get the Dyson but shelling out so much cash and there are mixed reviews..... I can’t.