Friday, 31 August 2012

HOW TO: tint eyebrows/lashes

Hey guys!

Hope you've had a good week, i've been so busy! And im off for the weekend tomorrow yay :)

So I don't think i've done a 'how to' post before and thought seeing as I learnt this stuff in my college course I may aswell share it with you guys! This is something you can do at home instead of the salon and save sooo much money! Most eyebrow tints cost about £8 and eyelash tints about £12 or you can usually get both for about £18, that's where I live anyway.. The tinting kit I have cost me £15.95, that is cheaper than salons and this one I have used about four times and there is only the tiniest bit taken from each tube, you can probably get at least 20 tints out of it! This is also exactly the same type of stuff they use in salons, it's not a home kit!

Salonsystem starter kit £15.95 - my local beauty suppliers
Blue, brown and black tubes of tint, activating solution, dish, brush and instructions included in the kit - you will also need petroleum jelly (vaseline) and cotton buds which most of you will already have!
SO: eyebrow tinting...

1. Cleanse the eyebrow area and surrounding area

2. Using a cotton bud, apply petroleum jelly around the eyebrow NOT on the eyebrow to act as a barrier (so you don't tint your skin and have slug brows, not attractive)

3. For eyebrows I use just the brown tint, however you can use brown and black together if you want it darker. Squeeze 2cm of tint into the dish (1cm of each if using 2 colours) and add 2 drops of activating solution and mix it up

4. Use the brush to apply it to the eyebrow leaving it only for about a minute before taking it off again, you can leave it a tiny bit longer to get it darker if you like, I use damp cotton wool to take it off - make sure it is all off or it will continue to darken! And obviously do both eyebrows!

And that is it! SO quick and easy and so much cheaper! For eyelash tinting it is the same procedure except for using blue and black tints and you leave it for 5-10 minutes. Eyelash tinting is harder to do on yourself as it is your eyes so I would recommend you and a friend doing each others! 

Eyebrow before tinting - well hello freckles
Eyebrow with tint on
Eyebrow after tinting!
 I don't tend to make mine loads darker as i'm blonde, I just find that it defines them a bit and I don't need to wear eyebrow pencil everyday! So I hope this has shown you how easy it is to do and hopefully you can all go and save some money and save the time of going to the salon :) 

I'll try and do some more 'how to' posts so comment on this if there's anything you want me to do, I did a beauty therapy course so I can show you most beauty treatments!

Hope you all have a good weekend!

Emily :) xxx

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Catch up mash up!

Hey guys!

I can't believe I havn't posted in almost a month! I just have been so tired recently, I still only work part time but i've been out more due to being 18 and I think my EDS making me more tired is catching up with me! I'm still knackered but i'm trying to catch up on sleep and today i'm off work ill so thought now would be a good opportunity to do a post rather than sit on the sofa watching jeremy kyle and eating crackers...

So this post is just gonna be a couple of things put together which need to be caught up on!...

A few random outfits i've worn out - excuse bad pictures!
 These are just a couple outfits i've managed to get pictures of from the past few weeks

1. Cut out top - New look sale £3 
Ice cream shorts - River Island sale £10

2. Bralet top - New look sale £7
Skirt - Primark £10

3. We went out dressed as school girls for A-level results! I didn't actually do A-levels but I went celebrating with my friends that did!
Glasses - Primark £1
Shirt - Primark £7
Tie - from an old dance show!
Braces - Primark about £3?!
Skirt - very old school skirt!
Socks - River Island £4
Converse - Office £39.99 

I've also bought a few things over the past few weeks, but nowhere near as much as I had been buying! I have actually been very good so i'm proud of my willpower against spending!

Shirt - Primark £7 Size 8 (I wore this for school girl dress up) It's just cotton and has a lace bit at the top and the longer back is sheer blousy material material
Jumper -  Primark £12 Size 10 - I bought this on a cold day and since then the weather has been warm! I absolutely love this and I havn't been able to wear it yet! Not that I can moan about the lovely weather we've had!
Peplum top - Primark £4 Size 8 - I got this in exchange for some shoes I took back which were also £4, it's just cotton and they have ones with elbow length sleeves I might have to invest in... I love that it's peplum but much more casual for the day time!
Dress - Te Amo at New Look £26.99 Size 8 - I bought this as i'm going to Windsor in just over a week and needed something dressy, I wasn't sure but put it on and loved it! It's simple but the lacy bits are really pretty, the material is lovely, it's a good length not too short and it makes me look a bit slimmer, win! I will definitely being doing an outfit post after Windsor!
Ring - Ebay 99p! - I love this ring, it's just a simple gold band that says courage on it, yes I know you can't see due to the utter crap-ness of my camera :)
Ring - New Look £2.99 - I love this ring it is so cute! It has a hamma hand on it, I think that's what they're called?! When I was little my parents bought me one of these hands a bigger gold one with my name on it in Egyptian and i've always kept it and liked it for some reason, so I kinda feel like this means something secretely!
Deodorant - Superdrug about £2?! - I used to have this is in the spray version and I absolutely love the smell of it! However I've been trying to cut down on aerosols cos of my asthma so thought i'd try the roll on!
Elnette hairspray - The big one was on offer in Boots 2 for £9 and the little one I got in my work for £2.40 for my clutch bag! Okay, I know I just said i'm cutting down on aerosols cos of my asthma, but hairspray can not be cut down on okay, it's just a new method of go in bathroom, spray and run back!
Hello new piercing! I've wanted something in my ear for a while but not the typical top of your ear or tragus, so I love this! My local piercing place had an offer on all piercings £15 so I went and got this done :) The bar will be changed to a shorter one after 3/4 weeks, so next week! My other earrings are £1.50 for each pair from River Island so I got both colours! I think you can get silver too..
I actually got this for my birthday, it's w7 but i'm not sure what the colour is called! It's a very bright pink without being fluorescent, I love it!
And last of all, the absolute necessities, yum yum yum :)
So I hope this post has given you a little catch up and I am going to have to get my bum in gear and keep on top of this blog of mine! I will try and post more frequently again! And by the way reading all your posts I had to catch up on has cheered me up today and I now have lots of things I must buy, you've ruined my being good with spending! :)

Emily xxx