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Get Full and Long Lashes with no falsies | Tutorial

How to get LONG and FULL lashes without false lashes.

I get tons of questions about my eyelashes, the most frequently asked one is, “are they real?” I am talking all about my real lashes and how I get them full and long.

How to get LONG and FULL lashes without false lashes.

How I get LONG and FULL lashes without false lashes.

With the trend of false lashes and mink lash extensions, I constantly get asked where I get my lashes done or what set I am wearing. Here’s my secret: I layer my mascara! I’m taking you step by step on my full proof routine. I use a mix of drugstore and high-end mascaras. Nordstrom runs their Mascara Madness deal twice a year where you can buy 2 mascaras and get 1 free, this is when I stock up on my high-end mascaras like this YSL one or Chanel Le Volume!

L’Oreal PRIMER | TOO FACED | L’Oreal | YSL

1.L’Oreal Voluminous Primer: I coat my top lashes with this primer which allows your mascara to stick to it and create fuller lashes. I let this dry to the point it’s tacky.

How to get LONG and FULL lashes without false lashes.
How to get LONG and FULL lashes without false lashes.

2. Too Faced Better Than Sex: I use this mascara to really make my lashes long and curl. I twirl the wand as I coat my lashes up to extend my lashes naturally without curling them. This is sometimes where I will get mascara on my lid. Let it dry and use a q-tip to wipe off, it comes off without taking your makeup off if you let it dry first!How to get LONG and FULL lashes without false lashes.

3. L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara: I use this one to create more volume after the Too Faced mascara. This helps to hold in the volume by using a separate product. This is a product that doesn’t break the bank either so it’s a great option to layer with!How to get LONG and FULL lashes without false lashes.

4. YSL: This is the BEST mascara I have ever used. I can make this tube last at least 8 months. When I buy it, I buy it during Mascara Madness sale I mentioned above. This is the one I finish with because it elongates my lashes while still making them look full. It doesn’t flake off during the day which is perfect to use as the end mascara to seal everything in.

How to get LONG and FULL lashes without false lashes.
How to get LONG and FULL lashes without false lashes.

Let’s see those natural LONG and FULL lashes!

I’m wearing the new Highliner in Earthquake by Marc Jacobs Beauty on my eyes and waterline. I am obsessed! Thank you Influenster for sending me this complimentary product to try out, I love it! 

How to get LONG and FULL lashes without false lashes.

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Easy 5 Step Big Loose Curl Tutorial | GIVEAWAY

Easy loose big curl hair tutorial.

I have a nasty habit when I curl my hair I curl it too tightly. I want loose beachy waves and get ringlets instead. Well, no longer, I have found a way to prevent this.

Easy loose big curl hair tutorial. Easy loose big curl hair tutorial.

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TOP (similar) | JEANS | LIPS (Snob) | BOOKS here and here | TRAY | BEDDING | BLANKET 

TOOLS: T3 CURLING IRON | HAIRSPRAY | TEASING COMB | PADDLE BRUSH | HEAT PROTECTANT

I love a relaxed big curl look but could never master it. The other day I tried this trick and loved the result. It was super quick and turned out amazing. I will walk you through a step by step since I am not set up to film my tutorials yet! 

Easy 5 Step Big Loose Curl:

  1. Put all your hair in a high ponytail. It doesn’t matter how tight the ponytail is, just so that it’s on top of your head to allow you to curl as much as your hair length as possible.Easy loose big curl hair tutorial.
  2.  2. Grab pieces of different thickness and curl them with a 1.5 ” curling iron like mine HERE. Hold it for a few seconds, not as long as you do when you want a tight curl. I held it for about 5 seconds.

Easy loose big curl hair tutorial.
Easy loose big curl hair tutorial.

3. Let it out of the curling iron and hold in your hand until it cools. This helps to lock in the curl but not have it be too tight. Repeat steps 2-3 until you have curled all your hair in your ponytail.

Easy loose big curl hair tutorial.

  1. 4. Take your hair out of the ponytail and fluff up the roots of your hair. This is where you can tease the roots if you would like.
Easy loose big curl hair tutorial.

Easy loose big curl hair tutorial.

5. Some pieces may not be laying the way you want or as tight of a curl as you want, so go through and curl any pieces you think need additional help. I curl the front pieces to frame my face and to add a little more volume to the style. Lastly, spray with your hairspray and you’re done!

Easy loose big curl hair tutorial.
Easy loose big curl hair tutorial.

Easy loose big curl hair tutorial.

I recently tried this Bumble and Bumble Strong Finish hairspray when they sent it to me. It’s absolutely amazing. I have always loved Bumble and Bumble, especially their finishing spray. It held my curls in all day and didn’t make my hair crunchy. Thank you Bumble and Bumble! 

Easy loose big curl hair tutorial.

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Easy loose big curl hair tutorial.

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Dry Shampoo 101 | Favorites and Uses

Dry Shampoo 101: you need to be using this no matter your hair type.

If you aren’t using dry shampoo yet, you need to be. Whether you have thick hair, thin hair, course hair, greasy hair, or dry hair: dry shampoo can help you. Dry Shampoo 101: you need to be using this no matter your hair type.

Dry Shampoo 101: you need to be using this no matter your hair type.Dry Shampoo 101: you need to be using this no matter your hair type.

Dry Shampoo 101: you need to be using this no matter your hair type.
Dry Shampoo 101: you need to be using this no matter your hair type.

SWEATER (old, cute one here) | JEANS | GOLD BRACELET c/o | CABLE BRACELET | WATCH | LIPS

Dry Shampoo: Not Your Mother’s, Dry Bar Detox, Dry Bar Brunettes, Dry Bar Triple Sec, Dove

Question: do you use dry shampoo? If you said no, then I have some reasons why you should be. If you said yes, I probably still have a reason why you should be using it in other ways. I first discovered dry shampoo years ago, I bought one from Walmart. With my color of hair, it was NOT a pretty picture. I have to say dry shampoo brands have so far since my first experience.

Dry Shampoo 101: Typically, dry shampoo is used for the days that you don’t wash your hair. It’s generally a spray or powder that absorbs the excess oil on your hair and scalp. Basically, a shampoo for your hair without needing water.

Now for what you probably didn’t know….

Ways to use dry shampoo: 

Texturizer – I spray dry shampoo in my hair when I have freshly washed hair so that it has a better texture when I style it and my bobby pins stick in it better.

Volumizer – Need a lift? I am always wanting more volume in my hair so this is my go to product. I spray it underneath the top layer of my hair, let it dry, and then fluff it with my fingers.

Lock In Teasing – For extra volume, I will spray my dry shampoo on my roots, tease, and then lay my hair over it. It locks the teasing like a charm!

Grip – When curling my hair or straightening my hair and it’s super clean, I will spray this as I fan out my hair to let my hair hold onto my styling tool easier. This helps to speed up the styling process too, your hair won’t slip off your curling iron as much.

Cover Grays – The brunette one is amazing to cover grays! I don’t know personally, yet, but I know my Dry Bar Brunette and my Batiste Brunette both have a tint to them that will cover those for you!

Texture for Braiding – When my hair is fresh and clean, I will spray it while fanning my hair to get my braid to stay together through the day. Especially, when I am pulling my braid apart to have a looser look this trick comes in handy.

Styling up-dos – When you need texture to let your updo have layers of volume and curls. Spraying dry shampoo through the hair before you style and as you style it! This also helps the bobby pins to stick.

 

Brands I like and why:

Dry Bar (Detox)This is by far my favorite dry shampoo. It actually soaks up the oils like it should and retexturizes it so I can style it. I love the smell of Dry Bar products. This dry shampoo is also great to use for all the other uses I listed above.

Dry Bar (Triple Sec) – This is my GO TO texturizer. I use it to refresh my style during the day, I even have a small one in my handbag. I use this one to help give texture when my hair is freshly washed and to give it grip while I style it.

Dry Bar (Brunette) – If I have a lot of oil on the top of my hair on the crown of my head, I will use this one. This is when I have to use a lot of product so I need it to blend in with my hair. It has also been used to color gray roots or stray gray hairs.

Dove – This one is great for when you have a little oil you need to help absorb. Generally, I use this one on day 2 hair. The smell is great and the price is RIGHT.

Not Your Mother’s – I just recently tried this one and love it. It’s probably my second favorite. I love the lightweight feel of it. This one is great for light oil, needing texture, lock in volume, or add grip.

Batiste (A hint of color) – Just like the Dry Bar brunette dry shampoo, I use this one if I have a lot of oil on the top of my hair. The tint in the product blends in with my hair. It’s also been used to color grays.

Amika – I loved this one but ran out of it and threw the bottle out. It’s a great one for texture, locking in volume, or absorbing a light amount of oil.

Rock Your Hair (Spray it Clean) – This is a great one because it sprays clear! It’s great for light oil, adding texture, and help to lock in volume.

Dry Shampoo 101: you need to be using this no matter your hair type.