For awhile on Monday's I was posting about makeup tips and makeup in general. I was finding it was difficult as I'm not a makeup artist, but I'm a makeup fanatic. As my blog is evolving, I've been changing things up a bit. I want to turn Monday's into beauty posts and all things related. What women doesn't love beauty goodies.
In a couple of weeks my husband and I are going to be celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary. I can't believe its going to be 7 years together, 4 years married, and we've only been a family with sweet Magnolia for a year and half. We always try to go somewhere special for our anniversary. This year we are going to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. Our amazing Aunt & Uncle have a nice condo on the beach there, and have been so kind to let us use it for the week. This time of the year in Puerto Vallarta its very hot and humid. Phoenix is hot, but its a tolerable dry heat, but humidity is always so hard to deal with your not use to it. So thank goodness for the beach, fabulous pools and hair ties.
I imagine I'll be makeup less, and probably will be pulling my hair back out of my face. Every time I travel somewhere that I will be doing a lot of swimming and humid, I always prep my eyelashes before I go, so I can get away with wearing no mascara.
By prepping my eye lashes, I mean I tint them. I use a Lash & Brow tint. Its just like coloring your hair, only its to your eye lashes. It gives color, length and fullness. Now, I will say you need to use this product with caution or have someone else do it for you. There are tons or aestheticians that can do it for you as well. Since I'm a old veteran with this product and had to take some classes in aesthetics's I use caution and feel confident when using.
You can pick this brand up at Sally's Beauty Supply.
It's a 3 step process. Remember, you want to always read your instructions carefully. I'm just going to give you the gist of it, but if you were to do this your self you need to follow every single step it suggests.
First prep your lashes. Make sure they are clean and dry. Prep your eyes as directed. The kit comes with these little white half disks to put under your eye. Excuse my non penciled in eyebrows!! lol
Apply solution No. 1 for about 3 minutes then .
Apply solution No. 2 and let dry for 1 minute. You don't want to over saturate because you don't want any dripping.
Then wash off with a bland soap and water solution. The kit even comes with a stain remover if you have any unwanted color on your face. If you want a deeper color, repeat the process.
The picture above shows it done, with out any mascara on. I don't look like I have much lashes, and that's exactly why I use this product along side my mascara.
I usually do this whole process twice. Now, this product is like coloring your lashes, it's temporary and will eventually come out along with your eyelashes. I know there is the "Latisse" out there, which my stepmother gets amazing results, but I've always been such a chicken to use it, since one of the possible side effects is it may darken your eye color. Maybe some day....sigh. But for now, I prefer coloring my lashes, for a darker color, length and fullness. Plus, when you put mascara over your tinted lashes, you get unbelievable length.