10 Must Know Hair Extension HacksThere’s never been a better time to expand out of your hair comfort zone than now.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Working from home during quarantine means that we can experiment with our looks like no one’s watching because...well, no one is essentially. Have you always wanted to try curly hair, slicked back faux ponytails, or a bright color unsuitable for your in-person office? Right now is the perfect time to give it all a try, and with these ten hacks, you’re sure to have the most undetectable weaves and wigs that will give you enough confidence to wear them even when we’re not on lockdown. Have a healthy and prepped base If you’re planning on wearing a wig, keep the hair underneath moisturized so that friction doesn’t damage your real hair. With wigs, you’ll also want your natural hair nice and flat so that the wig doesn’t just sit on top and look fake. If you’re planning on adding in tracks or extensions, try doing a hair mask the week of so that your hair is in tip top shape and blends better. Seal wefts with clear nail polish Shedding can be a major problem. Clear nail polish is a great solution to prevent this and to prolong the life of tracks. It’s pretty simple too. Use the brush to paint directly onto your tracks with two to three coats of polish to lock bundles into place. Give them at least an hour to dry, and you’re good to go. Buy a wig stand / extension hanger Taking off a wig or extensions feels similar to taking off your bra after a long day and tossing it to the side. The difference is that flailing your wig onto a couch, table, or wherever you may keep it besides a proper stand is damaging. Your closure could rip, it’s subject to frizz, and the hair will lose its body if you’ve styled it.Don’t use too many productsEven if your weave is 100% human hair, consistently adding products and manipulating the hair will shorten its lifespan. Find the correct rhythm that doesn’t weigh your faux hair down. Do your homework on the hair’s history and use products that are designated towards that hair type.Use a blending wax stick with fake ponytails No matter how kinky or straight your faux ponytail may be, you’ll probably want to get your natural hair slicked back. A blending wax stick will lock flyaways and baby hairs down all day long and it’s super easy to apply. Use concealer on closures Use concealer one shade lighter than your skin tone on closures in order to flawlessly blend your part. With a makeup brush, paint concealer right down the “scalp” of the closure to lighten it up. Trust me, it makes all the difference. Use fabric softener on synthetic hairHuman-hair bundles are pricey but there are tons of quality synthetic cost-friendly alternatives. Using human-hair products on synthetic hair, though, can make it stringy and tangled beyond repair. In order to refresh synthetic hair, soak it in a mixture of warm water and a little bit of fabric softener before rinsing it out in order to get rid of frizz and make the hair look totally new. Leave baby hairs out and blend themLeaving out baby hairs and blending them is a great way to successfully make faux hair look real. Try healthily manipulating your edges into the texture of your fake hair with products like edge control and hairspray.Wear a wig grip headband There’s nothing more embarrassing than having your wig gradually slide back throughout the day. Adhering it down with bobby pins can pull at and damage edges over time so the best way to keep your hair in place is a wig grip headband. They’re typically pretty cheap and come in either silicone or velvet with adjustable sizes. Pre curl / straighten hair You’ll save so much time by utilizing that wig head/extension hanger and pre-styling your fake hair at night. By pinning up curls and spraying with hairspray, it’ll also maintain your style longer for the next day.
Aug. 4, 2020
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My Top 5 Foundations for Oily Skin
Here are my top 5 foundations for oily/combination/acne prone skin! These are by no means my only favorite foundations, just the ones I keep going back to. 1. ESTĒE LAUDER - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation This matte, oil-free foundation controls oil all day. It’s sweat, heat and humidity-resistant, waterproof and 24-hour colour true. With buildable, medium-to-full coverage that feels lightweight and so comfortable. No touchups needed. Best for hot weather/ holidays. The only Downside is that it doesn’t come with a pump 2. MAYBELLINE - Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Foundation This foundation is a must have if you are looking for a good drugstore option for oily skin. It’s super affordable and gives a beautiful finish without feeling heavy on the skin. 3. HUDA BEAUTY - Fauxfilter Foundation is perfect for you if you are looking for full coverage. Just a couple of pumps go a long way. However, the formula isn’t ideal for anyone with dry skin or for people sensitive to string fragrances. 4. L'ORÉAL - Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Longwear Foundation This formula blends unbelievably well and you can build this to completely full coverage! ! I'm beyond impressed for this being drugstore. 5. The Ordinary - Colours Coverage Foundation with SPF 15 this is my everyday foundation and gives good enough coverage. I just have to mix two different shades to get my color as the range is quiet limited but for the price I pay, I don’t mind. Always stay away form words like “dewy”, “luminous”, “shiny” , “glowy” if you have oily skin. Let me know if you have any questions.
Preserving My Curls Overnight
This is how I preserve most of my hairstyles overnight! I hear many people complain about how their bonnet or scarf is always falling off their head and ending up on the floor once they wake up, I was having the same issue! That is when I decided to create a wrap that would stay on throughout the night while protecting your curls. I hand make them myself and sale on Etsy (link in my bio) if you are interested! 😊
are pore bubbling masks worth it? 🧼🛁💬
since COVID has started, I know many people are on new (or refining old) skincare journeys and I’ve recently been experiencing some dryness/dehydrating as the winter rolls around, which also aggravates my already oily skin. I’ve worked in the beauty industry for a while and also was formerly an esthetician, so I can get picky with skincare and ingredients. ‼️for reference, my skin type is: combo (oily/dehydrated), formerly acneic, hyperpigmentation prone, and sensitive 🔬I’ve used Dr. Jart in the past and love that it’s a Korean, science-backed brand so I was stoked to try this Porecting Solution Mask! this mask promises fresh, clear glowing skin that deeply cleanses and purifies pores. the mask contains charcoal and saponine, which creates the bubbling effect you see in the above photo. this product does not contain sulfates, paragons, are phthalates. 🛁when I first took it out of its package, I thought there were *two* masks per package instead of one, but if you read the instructions, there’s actually a “mask film” on the actual mask itself that you’re supposed to remove, so make sure to do that! the actual mask is thick and full of product while the mask film is thinner and lighter in color. the directions also give you a tip to massage the mask to release the bubbling/foaming effect - I did this mask with my mom at the same time in separate rooms and she totally didn’t read the instructions so her mask didn’t bubble at all, so I would suggest to definitely massage the mask. 💬I left it on for 20 minutes and it continued to bubble about 5-10 minutes in, then stopped bubbling. you can hear the bubbles pop as the mask sits on your face, which is kinda weird but cool. the mask didn’t slip off AT ALL which is also a huge, even when I put a sweatshirt on over my head. after taking it off, the serum took about another 10 minutes to soak into my skin and my face felt super smooth and my pores looked tighter and more clean. I have a few sebaceous filaments on my nose that I sometimes pick at and as I was rubbing the serum into my skin, I saw that some of the sebaceous filaments on my nose were sloughing off (which is gross, but speaks to how well the product worked)! overall, I would definitely recommend and use this again! if you have oily skin or otherwise clogged pores, sebaceous filaments, blackheads, etc. I would suggest this for you. even if you have dry/normal skin, this would be a good option since my skin didn’t feel dried out at all afterward, even in my dry spell now, and felt rather hydrated and plump. five stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
THIS IS A FRESH 👏🏾START 👏🏾
THIS is why I love BoxyCharm 🙌🏾 These products wouldn’t have been on my radar, but they were delivered right to my door + I absolutely LOVE all of them! And this olive eye!! I’m feelin it! Full tutorial and review are on YouTube now! Link in bio ❤️ Product List: #Violet Voss - Olive You Forever[products]#[FiveStars] This is my first time trying this brand and I'm really impressed! The shadows are creamy, pigmented, and super blendable! FARMACY - Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer with Moringa and Papaya I love the cleansing balm so I was excited to try this! It has definitely helped my skin stay hydrated and even makes it look more glowy and matte! I love the texture and it absorbs quickly! #Avant Skincare - Bi-Phase Hyaluronic Acid Rejuvenating Micellar Water[products]#[FourStars] This reneges ALL my makeup, even mascara, with no issues! My skin feels smooth and hydrated after using it. However, it has a LOT of fragrance. I don't mind the smell, but it does linger. #Seraphine Botanicals - Apple + Baume Glow Lip Mask[products]#[FiveStars] A great lip mask! Hydrated lips nicely! I like applying this as I start my makeup routine and it's usually absorbed by the time I get to my lips. #Trust Fund Beauty - Lipgasm Lip Gloss[products]#[FourStars] this is a pretty gloss but it is a bit sticky. What do you think about this box?
My well-loved drugstore makeup essentials
These are the drugstore makeup picks I ACTUALLY use! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Tarte Shapetape Concealer. Even the latest launches from Rare Beauty have me swooning. But drugstore makeup holds a special place in my heart. Walking through the aisles of Target or CVS gets me giddy. Quite honestly, I count those trips as my therapy sessions. Plus, these are the places were I started getting essentials to experiment with when I was younger! My favorite brands to score from are no doubt Pixi, NYX, Essence Cosmetics, Sonia Kashuk, Maybelline and Covergirl. They’re just my go-to’s! They’re the brands constantly putting out dupes for cult favorites. Everything in this picture, I use on a daily basis. I’ve been going through Maybelline Lifter Glosses like they’re going out of style. I actually was responsible for my local Target running out of stock once...oops. Another new essential that’s crawled its way into my everyday routine is the Covergirl Cooling Glow Stick. It’s part of their new Clean Fresh line and I use it on my WHOLE face. Top tip: try it under your eyes over your concealer 👀 I’m still in search for the perfect drugstore CC cream, does anyone have any good recommendations?
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