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Ways to wear White Eyeliner…

It could seem a little scary if you don’t know how to use it. But why White?? It’s actually a secret weapon for making your eyes look brighter and wider, Here are ways to wear your white liner:

  • As a Liner
    Instead of lining your top lid with a thick black, try using white. Since white eyeliner is bright, this will create a noticeable, dramatic look.
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Naoko Scintu Makeup on Jodie Comor (using Ishimmer Individual Lashes)
  • Double Eyeliner
    Draw a white line on your top lid twice as thick as you would normally apply eyeliner. Next, apply black or brown liner on top of it with a line about half as thick. This will create a double eyeliner look that makes your eyes stand out without being as dramatic was a white-only liner look.
  • Shimmer the Inner Corner
    You can use white eyeliner to highlight the inside corner of your eyes to brighten your look. Starting from the corner, fan out about a centimeter on the top and bottom lid. Your eyes will appear brighter, improving your overall look. A big fan of this look is Blake Lively.
  • Brow Bone
    Highlight your brow bone by swiping the white liner directly underneath the brow then smudging it along the brow bone.
  • Conceal the Imperfections
    Hide a blemish by applying white eyeliner to it first, then cover it with concealer. The whites will counteract the red of the blemish to create perfect coverage.

P.s you can always go for a more beige liner if you want to tone it down, but can be used the same way.

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Curlash: Curl & Comb – Review

My favourite part of makeup is Eyelashes. Whether it is by using our #ishimmer lashes or curler, make up doesn’t go without lashes.
It was 3 years ago when I decided to design our best-selling Curlash, I was so hesitant at first because I didn’t know if women use or like curlers at all. The way you curl is kind of scary anyways. But I decided to go for it and design a curler that is not even in the market.

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I was thinking of so many must haves, a curler must look pretty and chic, held properly because you need a good grip to curl the lashes without hurting your eyes/ lashes, apart from curling I wanted them to be brushed, so curled and brushed. It was a nightmare to figure out how to curl and brush the lashes at the same time, using one tool. I wanted a curler to brush the lashes because this way you are able to use it in so many ways.

  1. To actually curl and brush your lashes before applying mascara and or false lashes.
  2. After taking off your makeup you can curl and brush your lashes to remove any excess residue of mascara or lash adhesive.
  3. Whenever an eyelash serum is applied you curl and brush your lashes after to make sure it touches each lash for growth.

So, I have all the 3 reasons to why I needed the brush on top of a curler, the question was then HOW? how many teeth should the brush have? should it be thick or thin? After back and forth testing and sampling, aiming to achieve the 3 outcomes of a curler and brush. Thanks to the help of our manufacturer, Curlash was created, ever since it’s been hard to keep it in stock. I LOVE IT. Thank you.

Aside from being the brand owner, I actually own two Curlash. One I use for curling and brushing my lashes before applying mascara and false lashes. The second one I use after applying an eyelash serum overnight. It is so so easy to clean too.
It is such a convenient and must have tool. Honestly. Everyone who tried and used it swears by it. The rose gold glamorous look and feel, not to mention the plastic free high-quality packaging. Everything about it, is a must.

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It is designed to fit each and every eye shape, made for beginners and professionals, you can also decide which side you want to curl. And you can easily just curl your outer lashes. It is so safe to use and no matter the pressure you apply on your lashes it was designed to stop the pressure before lashes are harmed.

I use the Curlash every morning and night, even when I have makeup on during the day and want to go out at night but I don’t feel like applying makeup again, I just use the Curlash to curl on top of the mascara and poof, ready to go out.
I have sensitive eyes, so trust me. if you are like me, this will work for you too. I’m not saying this because I am owner of the brand, but I love creating products that are convenient, real, glamourous and are of full effect.

P.S there are so many ways and features to this Curlash but, one more thing. You can remove the brush off of it too and reattach it whenever you want.

xx
Ayah

You can purchase the Curlash by clicking on the link below:

https://www.ishimmerlashes.com/collections/tools/products/curlash

 

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Farsali Volcanic Elixir – My Thoughts

I tried the first product of Farsali almost a year ago or so, few months after its release. I thought it was another beauty brand that just mixed a bunch of oils in a bottle and claimed it’s great for the skin. I was wrong, I loved it.

This time, I decided to try the Volcanic Elixir – and WOW.66950A7A-79EF-4C94-B8DD-7B73408BEF87

What this Oil is made of:

The oil is extracted from the nut kernels of the Tamanu fruit, which flourishes in the south pacific islands of Polynesia, due to the volcanic atmosphere. Volcanoes have a very good effect to the surrounding soil. The Volcanic ash contains minerals that are beneficial to plants and provide nutrients to the soil.

 

Benefits:

The properties in oil can help regenerate skin tissue. It also has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibiotic, and antioxidant properties, making it ideal for acne sufferers.
The Volcanic Elixir aids in regenerating new healthy skin. It can be used on acne and acne scars, dry and scaly skin, stretch marks, etc. The oil does have a strong scent (disappears few minutes after application).

 

Why I love It:

The Volcanic Elixir is a thick and heavy oil with a strong nutty aroma and yellow color. It is best to use this at night because of the strong scent and thickness of the oil. I either apply it before bed, or throughout the evening when I have a solid 2 hours at home. The thickness of the oil takes time to get absorbed and that is why you need to dedicate time for it.

I absolutely love the effect it had on my skin, it left my skin so soft and hydrated, sometimes I experience redness in my pores in my T-Zone area, but this oil manages to close the pores and reduce the oils that are extracted. I also have some scars and this oil also managed to reduce them, I’m in love with it.

Another plus is that I use a drop of oil on my lips, wait 30 minutes and then I apply a liquid lipstick, usually these lipsticks dry out your lips, so with this oil I don’t find any problems. If I feel my lips are still dry I re-apply the oil after I remove the lipstick.

 

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Coconut, Sesame and Curry Leaves for your Hair.

I can’t even begin to say how much this mixture is amazing. It really does wonders.

Let me start with the benefits of this mixture and then I will add the recipe to this mixture at the very end. It is super simple, all you need is commitment.

Benefits of this Mixture for the Hair-

  • It repairs damaged hair roots by supplying essential nutrients to your hair and scalp.
  • Curry leaves contain beta-carotene as well as protein that reduces hair loss – drastically.
  • Antioxidants contained in curry leaves help revive dead hair follicles, stimulate them and promote hair growth.
  • Curry leaves contain Vitamin B which is helpful in restoring the natural color of your hair.
  • Prevents premature greying of hair and impart radiant texture to your hair.
  • Vitamin B6 contained in curry leaves act in an effective way to strengthen the hair.

. I managed to have my hair grow in less than a year, my hair is no longer dry have dry and feels heathy, soft and thick. So let’s do this 🙋🏻 Recipe for Coconut, Sesame and Curry Leaves 🍃 

  • 100ml – 100% Pure Coconut Oil
  • 100ml – Sesame Oil
  • Put on very slow gas. Add to this
  • 2 handfuls curry leaves 
  • Heat till just before curry leaves turns black.
  • Cool and Strain.

 Remove from flame, cool, strain and bottle. Apply on hair by massaging your scalp downwards to the ends of ur hair. Preferably to leave over night and shower in the morning, but you can wash it off after a minimum of 30 minutes. P.s smell goes away xK-003

How do I apply it – I usually do it 2 -3 times a week before my schedule for washing my hair, which is every 2-3 days. After preparing the mixture I start with applying it on my scalp, massaging it all around. I then add more of the mixture to start applying down my hair, from the roots all the way to the tips. Then, after I am sure I covered most of my hair with the oil I tie my hair up in a bun and wait for at least one hour before washing it.

 

 

 

 

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KKW Powder Contour

kkw beauty kitAlthough KKW contour stick got really bad reviews. I honestly believe that the second product of Kim Kardashian is not so bad after all. The Powder Contour Kit in Medium is the one I own.

I loved it, I haven’t used the bronzer shade yet (I found it too dark and has an orange undertone which is not a favorite look of mine).

The compact is divided into four squares, each big enough to dip a bronzing/ contouring brush into aside from the brush that comes with it. The first color is a highlighter, creamy off white in color. Which I love the most, I apply it in the inner corner of my eyes, bridge of my nose and under my brows. It gives off the perfect shimmer illusion.

Second square is the concealer setter (that has a little bit of shimmer / if you like to set your concealers with that), a pale ivory shade that works.

The powder is super pigmented. Last but not least is a neutral taupe brown with no orangey tones blends extremely well, stays put and actually looks very natural even when heavily applied.

I apply this brown tone with no foundation sometimes if I’m in a hurry and need a little bit of contouring, it stays put and the color does not change tones when applied with foundation or without.

The KKW Powder Contour is great for beginners, and if you’re into a nice highlighter shine then this kit is for you. If she sells the highlighter on its own, I think it would be amazing !! I loved it more than other brands I tried, and would definitely continue using the highlighter, the contour part, well there are other brands too.