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4 Ways To Achieve Full, Long And Luscious Lashes

Hey Lovelies,

Back from the day of Marilyn Monroe, full, long and luscious lashes have been a much sought-after trend. Check out the best tips and tricks to help you achieve the gorgeous lash effect which will totally transform your overall look into one of chic glam.

1.For Fast Lash Growth Choose: AQ Skin Solutions Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancement System, £145 (7ml), www.dermacaredirect.com

AQ Skin Solutions lash enhancement system
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This is an amazing product that actually works like a dream to lengthen and create fuller lashes and brows. If (like me) you have gone a little OTT, plucking out a tad more than you perhaps intended – only to discover that for some damn reason, they don’t actually grow back WHERE THEY SHOULD (What the HELL is with that anyway?), this is the go-to solution.

I tried the AQ Skin Solutions Eyelash & Eyebrow System for two months – and it truly works. The natural and serum does not contain any harsh chemicals. It simply works by triggering the natural production of the hair matrix. I began to see a noticeable difference within 4 weeks of use! Result: 9/10.

2.For Glue-On Lashes Choose: Eyelure Cheryl – Lengthening, No. 114 Lashes, £5.25, www.eyelure.com.

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As a beauty editor I have tried pretty much every type of false lashes around and Eyelure remain my favourite. I love false lashes but hate, hate, hate it when they randomly fall away from the corner of the eye – and this always happens at the worst possible moment. Worse still, when someone else points it out – but even more troubling when no one has mentioned the fact your lash is no longer fully attached, and you don’t realise until you’ve been home for an hour!

With Eyelure, your lashes truly transform your look and actually stay put until you decide to remove them. This brand offers a huge array of lashes to suit your every mood. However, my favourite is the Cheryl – Lengthening Lashes. They perfectly enhance your eyes, adding just the right amount of volume and length, without being too diva-esque. Result: 9/10.

3.For Longer Looking Lashes Naturally Choose: No7 Lift And Curve Eyelash Curler, £8, www.boots.com

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In order to create the eye-popping and fuller, longer lash look without reaching for the falsies, always use an eyelash curler before applying your mascara. This little trick goes a long way in achieving those luscious lashes, of which we all crave.

4.For Fuller Looking Lashes Choose: L’Oréal Paris Double Extension Beauty Tubes Mascara, £11.99, www.superdrug.com

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For must-have full and volume lashes, I highly recommend L’Oréal’s Double Extension Mascara. The 2-step system includes a conditioning white base (coated in Ceramide R of which contains fibres) on one end of the wand. This works to extend the length of your lashes. The other end of the wand contains the mascara. The result is incredible lashes you will love. The only thing I should mention is in order to prevent clumping the following morning, it is imperative you fully cleanse all of the product in the evening.

What are your favourite lash extension products? Leave me a message in the comments below – and have a happy Friday people xx

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10 Tips For Achieving A Perfect Salon-Worthy Blow-Dry At Home

Hey Lovelies!

Don’t get me wrong – there’s nothing like a visit to the hair salon for boosting your confidence. However, for a long time I would leave the hair salon a little grieved that I was unable to achieve that perfect and seemingly effortless blow-dry at home. A few years later (after talking to several professionals and some research) I can now acquire that gorgeous blow-dry without a visit to the salon. Here are the best tips to ensure you can get that salon-worthy blow-dry without having to part with your cash or brave the wintery trek across town.

1.Invest In a Good Hairdryer

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The choice of hairdryers is vast, but there are a few key points to remember when in search of the perfect blow-dry:

Ionic technology – gives anti-static effect and seals cuticles, creating shine.

Ceramic tourmaline – Seals in moisture and anti-static effect.

Narrow nozzles – To control heat and airflow direction (so important when creating a salon-worthy finish).

These points make all the difference. I discovered the LanaiBlo – it ticks all the boxes and creates the perfect blow-dry. Although a little pricey at £99, this product is well worth the investment. Once you think of all the money you can save visiting the salon, the LanaiBlo is a true find!

2.Shampoo and Conditioner

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Screenshot 2018-02-05 14.39.09Choose a volumising shampoo and conditioner to help boost your locks and enhance shape. I’ve said it before and I will say it again – Label.m’s Thickening Shampoo (£14.25) and Conditioner are truly incredible as they totally boost volume whilst adding a shimmering luminosity to your locks. Result!

3.Always Prepare

Before you even look at a hair dryer apply a hair mask. As we all know – heat damages hair and if your locks are looking a little worse for wear it won’t look better following a blast of heat without the proper protection. I love Philip Kingsley’s Coconut Breeze Elasticizer. This works as a great pre-shampoo treatment or overnight mask. Work through mid-length to the ends and leave on for a good 15 minutes before rinsing out. The added bonus to this is by applying a mask you will actually decrease the length of drying time considerably. Yay – no arm ache!

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Buy Philip Kingsley Pre-Shampoo Coconut Elasticizer (£31) here

4.Use A Good Heat Protection Spray.

Should you want the salon-perfect results you have to follow protocol – it’s no good skipping the odd rule – those few moments you spared aren’t worth the split ends that are bound to ensue.

5.Hair Oil

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Hair oils are an awesome invention and I literally couldn’t be without mine as split ends and frizz are instantly concealed. A good tip is to apply the oil both before and after you blow-dry. This will guarantee soft and shiny hair to die for. OGX Renewing Moroccan Oil (£6.99)is a firm favourite – but don’t overdo it – a little goes a long way.

6.Dry Shampoo or Styling Spray

Add a little of this (evenly and over your T-zone) to give fine hair some added bounce and thickness.

7.Roots Go First

Always blow-dry the roots of your hair before anywhere else (especially if you have fine or thinning hair). This will keep the volume for longer.

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8.Now For The Blow-Dry              

Blow-dry the crown by keeping your brush as close as possible to the roots as you dry, pulling your hair gently upwards to create a gorgeous lift.

Dry the hair in sections, from root to tip, making sure your locks are thoroughly dry.

9.Don’t Overdo The Hairspray

Choose a lightweight hairspray and never overdo the application.

10.Rejoice

Finally, take a look in the mirror and smile!

Have you any blow-dry tips you would like to add?

Please leave a comment below. xx

 

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