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DENMAN BRUSH: hit or miss??
A Denman brush is a very popular styling brush within the curly girl community. Its nylon bristles have space between them and it sits on a half-rubber shape pad, which is great for smoothing the hair. This brush comes in small, medium, large and heavyweight. It also comes with different amounts of rows to give you more control over how thick or thin you want your curls. The Denman brush is ideal for those transition to curly hair since it helps with curl definition. Also is very popular among type 4 curls because it helps smooth and reduce frizz. Tips and tricks: always apply styling products before styling with brush. take small sections and comb through hair. Twist the ends with brush, scrunch after. use to style all your hair or your target areas. I personally prefer using this brush to define my front curls to frame my face and the crown are for more volumen. Overall I am very happy with this brush, it gives me beautiful and defined curls. I got the D14, which is their travel size, it have 5 rows. It's super lightweight and easy to use. I bought it on Amazon for less than $20 CAN DENMAN - D14 MINI STYLER 5 ROW
DENMAN-D14 MINI STYLER 5 ROW
FRENCH MANICURE: for 3 different occasions
A French manicure is a classic style that will never let you down. It's simplicity makes any woman look elegant. Today I am sharing with you 3 ways to wear this style depending on the ocasion. 1. Work: a classic French manicure is work appropriate. Keep the white part thin to make your nails look longer. Sally Hansen - Good. Kind. Pure. Nail Color I love using the Sally hansen nail polish since it makes my nail polish last longer than other brands, plus it's organic 😁 2. Wedding: add a 3D nail sticker to your ring finger nail to make this look so romantic and beautiful. That little detail will bring attention to your beautiful wedding ring. Try this ones KLEANCOLOR - 3D Nail Art Stickers 3. Prom: add some glitter nail polish to one of your nails to create a more glam look. You can just add it to the ring finger nail or add it on top of the white part for extra glam. I like using essie - Luxeffects Glitter Top Coat
KLEANCOLOR-3D Nail Art Stickers
My Favorite "Clean Makeup Brand"
A basic definition of CLEAN beauty is a product that is safe for human use and doesn't include any toxic ingredients. Clean beauty brands use natural and organic products that provide lots of benefits to the skin. My favorite drugstore clean makeup is Physicians Formula. Their products are great for sensitive skin, since they are hypoallergenic. Here are my top 2 PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Organic Wear Sculpting Bronzer this untra-blendable and buildable bronzer is loaded with hydrating antioxidants to provide a healthy all-over-warmth to the skin. This multi-use cream to powder bronzer is infused with a blend of jojoba oil, natural Indian senna seed, organic aloe vera and botanical cactus flower. It comes in 2 shades and is only $11.99 PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Dewy Blush Elixir a lightweight easy to blend blush that glides on effortlessly, enhancing cheeks with a natural looking color. It gives you a long lasting glow and dewy finish. It's enriched with anti-aging organic superfruits like cranberry and blueberry and infused with organic aloe ver, organic jojoba oil and botanical cactus flower. This product is very pigmented so a little goes along way. It comes in 4 different colors and it's just $13.49. I love using clean beauty because I know they are infused with natural and organic products that will not damage or irritate my sensitive skin
PHYSICIANS FORMULA-Dewy Blush Elixir
Proper way to detangle dry hair!
Curly hair can get very tangled, especially if it is damaged and dry. The more common way to detangle your curls, according to the curly girl method, is while you are in the shower but believe or not your hair is weaker when WET, which means that there is more chances of breakage and damage when trying to detangle. On the other hand, when your hair is DRY it is much stronger than the stage of wet. Here are my tips and tricks to detangle dry curls: 1. Use a hair oil: the key to protect your curls is to apply oil before attempting to detangle. Take small sections at the time and always warm up the product into your hands. Hair oils are excellent pre-shampoo treatments, the help repair dryness and protect hair for farther damage while cleansing your hair. This time I used Up North NATURALS - 8-Oil Blend | Pre-Shampoo Treatment and Styling Oil for Naturally Curly Hair a 100% organic brand, this mix of oils contains safflower oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, neem oil, jojoba oil, rosemary oil and sandalwood oil. It is a lightweight oil that boost moisture, adds shine and promotes hair growth. (under $20 CAN) 2. Use a brush designed for detangling hair since they are softer and more delicate and reduces the chances of breakage. Always start form middle to ends and slowly make your way up. I recently try #Goody - Spa oval detangling brush [products]#[FiveStars] and I am loving it. I found it at Walmart for just $5 CAN, it really makes detangling easier and it's great to massage your scalp.
Up North NATURALS-8-Oil Blend | Pre-Shampoo Treatment and Styling Oil for Naturally Curly Hair
Beginners friendly nail polish tutorial!
I am a busy mom of 3 boys and usually don't have time to get my nails done professionally. Here is my quick tutorial using china glaze - Nail Art Striping Tape This nail tape is excellent to help you create any nail art, from a very basic 2 tone design to a more complex one. The key when using nail tapes is to make sure your nail polish base is 100% dry. After applying the second color, you need to remove it before the new nail polish starts to dry. As you can see in this quick tutorial, usign drying drops and cuticle oil are important steps to speed up the process and keep your nails healthy. Here are my favorite ones: OPI - Drip Dry Lacquer Drying Drops BLOSSOM - Cuticle Oil Grape Scent check my previous post to learn the best DIY cuticle oil 😁
BLOSSOM-Cuticle Oil Grape Scent
Best eye mask for dark circles and puffiness!
Dark circles and puffiness are one the issues that all woman can relate to. In some cases, they can be genetic or by lack of sleep and stress. The skin under our eyes is very delicate and can become dehydrated easily and loss its elasticity, which can lead to wrinkles. Luckily we can relay on makeup to help us out but is that really solving the issue? and the answer is "NO" Today I want to share this product that I found on Amazon SWISSÖKOLAB - Revitalizing 24K Golden Eye Mask for under $15 US you get 12 pairs of eye masks. It works as a moisturizing and treatment for dark circles and puffy eyes, it has essential anti wrinkle, it is enriched with nano-active gold, hyaluronic acid and collagen. After using this product I did notice that the skin around my eyes looked more hydrated and healthier, also smoother and less puffy. Swipe to the end to see my before and after and let me know your thoughts 😁 The instructions recomend to use the eye mask 2 or 3 times a week. Use it after cleaning your skin and leave it for at least 20min. After that use the remaining liquid to massage the skin.
SWISSÖKOLAB-Revitalizing 24K Golden Eye Mask
Jimire Magnetic Lashes
Today I would like to share with you my first impression and review on #Jimire Beauty - Jimire T558 lashes[products]#[FiveStars] This kit includes 3 sets of lashes, 1 lash applicator and 1 eyeliner glue. The lashes are very soft and wispy, vey good quality. The cool thing about these is that they are magnetic. How to use: 1. Shake the eyeliner 2. Apply the eyeliner 3. Put the lashes on top of eyeliner That's it! super bigenner friendly 😁 The eyeliner has magnetics inside so there is not need for glue, which makes the process super fast. Once you put the lashes, they attract to the eyeliner. I wore them for 4 hours straight and they stayed in place! 😁 note: make sure to make the eyeliner a little thick, especially in the inner corner so the lashes can stayed in place.