Covergirl has released an exclusive Star Wars themed makeup line to coincide with the build up to the new films release. Just like tickets for the movie, this makeup is selling out fast so it looks like you’ll have to be quick to get your paws on it.
The flawless Janelle Monae is one of the faces of this collection, if you needed more of a reason to love it.
The products consist of two mascaras ($6.85), 6 different shades of lipstick ($6.99) and 6 different nail polishes ($5.49).
They are marketing the collection as the Dark Side and the Rebel Alliance, however each different shade of lipstick and nail polish is made for 6 specific looks.
Stormtrooper (lipstick in Dark Purple)
Droid (lipstick in Gold)
Dark Apprentice (lipstick in Red and nail polish in Fury)
Mystic (lipstick in Lilac)
Chrome Captain (lipstick in Silver)
Jedi (lipstick in Nude and nail polish in Speed of Light)
This looks like a fun collection and because it is Covergirl, it is affordable. If I were stateside I’d go out and bag some of it before it all sells out.
Deciding whether to bleach that ‘stache is a choice. You can just rock it Frida Kahlo style (one of my idols). But if you do choose to lighten your facial hairs, here’s a home remedy that is less powerful than bleaching, but much friendlier to your skin.
Lemon juice is natures bleach. Just mix lemon juice and honey to form a paste and apply to the area. Leave for 20 minutes before removing (unless you experience irritation).
According to livestrong.com, there are two other fruit based remedies that can also work.
Tomatoes, believe it or not, can lighten facial hair. You just have to rub a cut tomato half over the areas you want to bleach and then leave the juice on for 4 minutes before washing off.
And papayas. You can mix papaya pulp with milk to form a paste and then massage into the dark hairs for 10 minutes. After you have finished rubbing it in, leave it on for 5 minutes before rinsing.
Obviously, because these are all fruits that you can ingest, the bleaching effect is mild. You may have to repeat the process a few times for the lightest results. But it’s all safe to do because it’s food!
I was in a very hip (the word ‘hip’ makes me feel so old) restaurant, and their bathroom was stocked with Aesop’s Reverence Aromatique Hand Wash. And it was the best hand washing experience of my life.
It doesn’t just smell great (vetiver root, petit grain and bergamot) but it’s also EXFOLIATING! It has those little grains (petit grain I guess) that smooth away all the roughness of the day, and when I rinsed it off my hands were soft as a baby’s. If you wash your hands as much as I do, most soaps make them dry and red. This one took care of my hands like they were at a spa. First thing I did when I got up was look up how much it was. Alas, it is £27. But if you are Mr Rockefeller and are looking for Christmas gift ideas, this would make a great present. Because no one would spent £27 on hand soap for themselves.
From Ancient Greece, to modern day, the eyebrow has undergone quite a lot of changes. Some of the trends are cyclical, some (hopefully) are one offs. But it’s definitely safe to say that eyebrows are not just a modern day obsession.
In Ancient Greece, the unibrow was king
The 1920s saw the arrival of the pencil thin curved brow
By the 1940s some sense had been recovered thanks to the gorgeous arches of stars like Lauren Bacall
This trend has remained as a staple ever since. However there have been variations. For example the bushy brows of the 1980s
They went super thin again in the 90s.
Which brings us to the defined, albeit slightly over made up, arches of today.
But when done properly, they can look pretty peng.
We all have one of 3 natural eyebrow shapes. The arch, the arc (like a semicircle) and the straight line. Unfortunately, we are not necessarily born with the eyebrow shape that best suits our face, so we have to shape them. It is such a pain trying to get my dead straight eyebrows to form some kind of arch. But straight eyebrows only make my square face look squarer. Check out this picture to see which eyebrow shape best suits your face.
Of course it’s no surprise that for most of them, the best eyebrow shape is the classic arch. It is a classic for a reason.
So unless you have a long or oval shaped face, arch it up.
Bangs are a great and easy way to update a tired hairstyle. Unfortunately, they don’t always work. Sometimes, however, you get lucky and your new fringe looks great. Here are some celebrities who got lucky and look great with a fringe.
We all know what a bummer it is, when your makeup collection is worth thousands, and then some magazine reminds you that it will be out of date in 6 months and you should throw it all away and start over. That just isn’t going to happen. If I’ve spent money on an item of makeup, I’m going to use it until it runs out. However here is a list of makeup products and when you should stop using them.
Mascara: 2-3 months
Nail varnish: 1-2 years
Liquid foundation: 6-12 months
Perfume: 8-10 years
Lipstick: 2 years (1 year for lipgloss)
Lotion: 2 years
Eyeshadow and other powders: 2 years.
So what happens if you don’t obey these rules? Well with any product you use on your eyes, there is a greater risk of infection. With foundation, more breakouts. But if you take good care of your makeup, don’t share it, store it properly and clean your brushes regularly, you might be able to keep using it for longer. Use your good judgement, and if in doubt, don’t put it near your eyes.