How To Grow Your Eyebrows

One of the first things people see when they look at you, are your eyebrows. Either they’re on fleek, or they’re weak… We’ve all been through the experience of over-plucking our eyebrows at least once before, so here are some tips to grow them back out quickly!

  • Coconut Oil: Massage 3-5 drops of coconut oil into your eyebrows for 5 minutes (this boosts blood circulation), leave this on overnight and rinse off with warm water.

 

  • Caster Oil: Apply the oil to each eyebrow and massage it in gently. Let the oil sit for no less than 30 minutes, you can even leave it on overnight, then wash it off with warm water.

 

  • Olive Oil & Honey: Mix together 1/2 tsp. of olive oil with about 3-5 drops of honey and apply to eyebrows. Leave on for 30 minutes or overnight and wash off with warm water.

 

  • Whole Milk: Put 1 tbp. of whole milk into a cup and dip a cotton swab into it to apply to eyebrows. Let this dry then rinse off with warm water.

 

For extra growth, apply aloe vera extract for 30 minutes after rinsing off oils. Aloe is rich in enzymes and helps to further support hair growth! I hope this post helped some of you!

 

-XOXO Casey

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DIY: Bath Bombs!

One of the most relaxing things to do when you get home after a long, stressful day, is to light some candles and take a nice hot bubble bath. What makes it even better are bath bombs. Bath bombs are a hard-packed mixture of dry ingredients which effervesces when it becomes exposed to water. They’re used to add scent, color, and essential oils to the bath water. Some people may know these as “bath fizzies”. When buying them in a store, they usually cost about $10.00 per bath bomb. This can get expensive, so here’s a DIY that works great and is easy!
You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup of baking soda (not baking powder)
  • 1/2 cup of citric acid
  • 1/2 cup of epsom salts (fine-grained)
  • 2 tsp. of essential oil (5-10 drops)
  • 3 tsp. of olive/almond/coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. of water
  • Food coloring (you choose the color!)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Jar
  • Bath bomb mold

Now that you know what you need, here are the steps!

  1. Put the dry ingredients (baking soda, epsom salts) in the bowl and mix them together thoroughly with the whisk.
  2. In the jar, combine the liquid ingredients (citric acid, oils, water, food coloring), only add a few drops of the food coloring. In this step you add the fragrance oil you’d like.
  3. Add the mixed liquids slowly into the dry mixture. Do this one small spoonful at a time.
  4. Once the mixtures are combined and mixed well, pack it tightly into the bath bomb mold (round, plastic, snap together dome molds) and let it dry. To make sure the mixture does not dry out during the process, work quickly here.

When done, set the bath bombs on a fluffy towel to let them dry, let them sit no less than 24 hours. You can make as many as you want, whatever sizes you’d like, and the next day they’ll be ready to go!

Fragrences and their aromatheraputic effect:

Lavender- As many of you know, lavender helps releive stress and anxiety

Chamomile- This scent helps to releive anger

Jasmine- Increases confidence, eases depression, and releives anger

Rosemary- Improves the memory

Clary Sage- Helps to ease sorrow

Spiced Apple- Fights fatigue

Cinnamon- Deals with stress, nervous tention and insomia

Geranium- Calms irritablitity

Mixing the essential oils with epsom salt and adding it to your bath can increase your pleasure. They act as an emulsifier which allows the oil to disperse into the water instead of just floating ontop as oils usually do. When we smell something, certain brain sections receive information, such as influencing memory, learning, emotions, etc. I hope this helped!

 

-XOXO Casey

10 Beauty Hacks!

Hey guys,  I was on break at work today so I decided to go on to Pinterest, and guess what? I came across a bunch of life hacks! They vary from including dryer sheets to bobby pins, quite a wide variety. I decided to label them as beauty hacks, because they all have something to do with that specific category. Along with some of the hacks I found on Pinterest, I decided to add in some of my own that might not be recognized as much, but work amazing! Here they are:

  • Frizzy, staticy hair? Put a dryer sheet on your brush, and continue brushing your hair that way. By doing this the dryer sheet helps to get rid of the static in your hair very well. It’s an easy thing to do since most people have dryer sheets for their laundry, and it’s fast, simple, and cheap!
  • After shaving, rub olive oil or a sugar scrub onto the area shaved. After you do this, shave the area again. By doing this, your dead skin comes off easier and leaves your skin even softer! Also, after you get out of the shower, rub coconut oil onto your legs, this makes them super shiny and smooth by hydrating them!
  • If you’re painting your nails and are in a rush, or if you’re just incredibly inpatient like myself, here’s an easy way to get them to dry faster! After applying the nail polish to your nails, have a cup of cold water ready to place your fingers into. Leave your nails submerged in the water for a few minutes, and the nail polish will come out dry when you remove your hand! Going along with the water, if your mascara is getting to the point where it’s clumpy and nearly gone, just put it in a cup of warm water and let it soak in it and it should re-liquify the mascara making it easier to apply.
  • When doing your makeup, there’s often times when mascara will get on your eyelid or other unwanted places. Don’t think you have to ruin all of your makeup to fix this! Simply wait for the mascara to dry, then carefully use a Q-tip to rub off that spot, it’ll be like it never happened, and this is much faster than redoing the whole section of makeup! In addition to this, Q-tips come in handy so much when doing winged eyeliner. To get that perfect, sharp, flick of the wing, wet a  Q-tip and carefully wipe on the outside of the wing until you get the desired effect.
  • When I was growing up, I always thought that when using bobby pins, the flat part goes on the bottom against your head, and the bumps face outwards. Well, as you probably guessed, I was wrong. The bumpy side helps to keep the bobby pin from moving around in your hair throughout the day, which is why that part goes on the bottom. The top side is flat as a way to make it blend in easier with your hair when facing uowards, and not be so noticeable to others.
  • After doing all your makeup, you sit back and examine all of your hard work. You notice your eyebrows aren’t quite on fleek… Yes, the dipbrow is on perfectly, but setting spray doesn’t keep your eyebrow hairs from getting messed up throughout the day. This is a quick and easy fix. Simply take an eyebrow brush, spray it with hairspray, then comb through your eyebrows until they’re all in the desired place. This leaves them so they’ll stay in place all day! Now your eyebrows are on fleek for sure!
  • Here’s an easy way to blot away excess oil on your face without messing up your makeup, without spending all your money on expensive blotting wipes, and without using a toilet seat cover, even though that works too… Just use a clean coffee filter to get rid of the oils on your face, this has the same effect as rice paper does when using it to blot away oil!
  • When doing your concealer, rather than applying a semi-circle underneath your eyes to cover dark circles, try making a downwards pointing triangle underneath your eyes. Doing this instead helps to blend down your cheeks and lift your face at the same time, as well as hiding the dark circles more thoroughly.
  • One of the most disappointing things that can happen is dropping your powder makeup, and when you pick it up you see that it’s now all cracked and you think you can’t use it anymore, so you just throw it away. Don’t throw it away! Grab some rubbing alcohol and use a toothpick to mix it in with the broken powdered makeup. After it dries it’s as good as new, like nothing ever happened! (If you smooth it out good, but like I said earlier, I don’t have that kind of patience…)
  • Lip scrubs can get expensive, so this hack will definitely save you some money! To get dead skin off your lips and leave them silky smooth, instead of using an exfoliater or sugar scrub, apply chapstick or lip balm to your lips, and use a toothbrush to brush away the dead skin.

I hope some of these hacks helped you, they definitely make my life easier, I know that as a fact! If you have any questions or if I was unclear on how to perform any of the hacks, just leave a comment and I’ll reply!

 

-XOXO Casey

 

 

10 Uses For Vaseline

Vaseline has been around for over 141 years. Why? Because of all the things it does for you! Let me tell you a few of the uses I have for Vaseline that I learned work absolutely amazing.

  1. It makes your skin super soft by clogging pores
  2. Eyebrow plucking is way less painful when you apply Vaseline on them before hand
  3. Makes your eyelashes grow (Who doesn’t like long eyelashes, right?)
  4. Soothes skin after shaving
  5. Prevents spray tan streaking (Nobody likes a messy tan!)
  6. Mix Vaseline with Kool-Aid powder to make a colorful, scented and flavorful lipgloss (Great surprise for your boyfriend.. Wink wink)
  7. Helps hydrate dry cuticles and elbows
  8. Perfume lasts so much longer if you rub some around the area before spraying your scent on
  9. Removes makeup from face and clothes
  10. Hides split ends in your hair

-XOXO Casey