Wednesday, 29 May 2013

I'm In Love With...

My New Eyebrows! 
If you have read my blog for a while you will know the love hate relationship I have had with my eyebrows! After reviewing the Rapid Brow Serum I was getting desperate for thicker brows and to make that gap disappear so I started putting castor oil on them at night and I saw a difference, much quicker than I did with the Rapid Brow Serum! You can also put the castor oil on your eye lashes to condition them and help them to grow but I wasn't brave enough to rub it on my eyes in case I got it in my eye. Wimp I know!

After all this I decided I just had to bite the bullet and go and get them shaped as they had looked awful for far too long! So after a little research I found a salon in Chester that specialised in brows, this was a good thing for me as I was really nervous about where to get them done after having spent so long trying to grow them out I was worried they might get shaped and wouldn't suit my face or that they would make them even thinner than they already were! One saturday I actually walked up to the salon with the intention of going in and checking if I could actually have my eyebrows done but I chickened out!

A couple weeks later I plucked up the courage and went in, they were really lovely and said that they thought I would be able to get them done, so I booked myself in! There was a wait of a couple of weeks but that was ok I thought as it would give me more time to cover them in castor oil and wish for them to grow! So the time came for me to attend my appointment, I nervously walked up the steps to the salon and took a seat inside where I was asked to fill out an information sheet to check for allergies etc. The lady then took another look at my eyebrows and I told her how nervous I was because I had been growing them out for so long, she told me not to be nervous and that they would look good once she had finished with them!

The salon specialise in the HD Brows which is a 7 step process where they tint, shape, wax, tweezer, thread and fill in the brows. I hadn't had my eyebrows waxed for over a year so I found this part a little painful but that was nothing compared to the threading! I had never had my eyebrows threaded and I'm not sure I ever want to again, that part was the most pain I have ever experienced. I think it just beats the pain of having a bikini wax! The lady said that I had quite a few fluffy hairs so that is why it was so painful, but it does give an amazing clean finish! 

My eyebrows now suit my face and I am no longer embaressed of them, so thank you very much to the lovely lady at the salon in Chester! Here are some before and after pictures;


 Before the lovely Lady did her stuff


After the lovely Lady had worked her magic

I now how defined eyebrows that frame my face and give me some confidence!

How do you maintain your eyebrows? Do you have them HD'd?

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Monday, 27 May 2013

Recent Beauty Buys

Hello Lovelies (:

Long time no read! I hope you are all ok and thank you for sticking with me! I thought I would share with you some of the beauty purchases I have made recently.


 

Essie - Fiji - I have a few Essie polishes already and this is just one of those pale pinks that I just had to add to my ever growing collection.



Real  Techniques - Duo Fiber Brush Collection - I was just brousing the brushes in Boots showing my sister which ones she should get when I saw these on the rack and immediately grabbed them getting all excited I can't wait to try them out.






NARS - Kalahari Eyeshadow Duo - It was like love at first sight, I just popped in to Space NK for some skincare bits for my sister's birthday and thought 'Oh, I'll just have a look at the NARS eyeshadows while I'm here'. So I went over and had a look and just loved these colours, I always tend to play it safe with brown & taupe tones.






DIOR Blush - 943 Strawberry Shortcake - What a lovely pinky colour and gorgeous packaging! This is my first ever Dior purchase, how exciting. I love that there are two parts to this blusher and that it has a slight shimmer to it as I am getting into that dewy finish at the moment.



 
NARS Blush - Boys Don't Cry - I can't bring myself to swatch this beautiful blush! I know i'll have to though otherwise it will just be a waste of a gorgeous prodcut, I'm hoping this will give me a nice bit of colour and highlight all in one.




Dior Addict Gloss - 063 Fascinante -This is my very first Dior Gloss! It is also one of the brightest glosses that I own, it applies quite sheer though which I like and I love that it isn't sticky. I now want to buy more of these glosses! Or perhaps I should give the YSL ones a go, they look gorgeous too.





Maybelline Colour Tattoo - 70 Metallic Pomegranate - I like these colour tattoos as they last a long time and don't crease. I do have to use them with an eyelid primer though as I have fairly oily eyelids. This colour looked pretty and different compared to my usual browns and taupes. I can't wait to give it a try.

That's all of my recent purchases, I will probably end up buying more tomorrow when I go shopping. I can't help it I am addicted!

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