Eyebrows: shaping, tweezing and threading

Oh, the eyebrows… You have no idea what an evolution my eyebrows have experienced. When I was little, I used to have really, REALLY big eyebrows. Nowadays, thanks God for tweezers and threading, I have done a pleasant job, even thought, I still mess up from time to time. Here is everything you should know about tweezing yours. 

What you should not do:

  1. We’ve all seen all these drawing and numerous make-up artists telling us that we’ve to tweeze our eyebrows vertically from our nostril. DON’T! For example, if you have wide nose - you’ll end up looking ridiculous. Closer your eyebrows are, smaller your nose will appear. Just don’t let the uni-brow grow. 
  2. Don’t ever over pluck. Try to keep it natural, don’t change your natural shape, just clean it up a little.
  3. Do not use black pencil, unless you have really, really black eyebrows. 
  4. Whatever you do - never take inspiration from these people. 

What you should do:

  1. In response to the first don’t’; use the bridge of the nose as the guide. Also, check out gossmakeupartist’s video on this, he explains exactly how you should do it. 
  2. Start with the start. Begin tweezing your eyebrows from the very start and then go further. 
  3. Not everyone has an arch - and better so! Use your natural shape as a base-line. eyebrow shapesThese are the shapes make-up artists recommend for certain face shapes, and you can also check out this lovely and very informative article here .face shapes
  4. Keep your mirror a little away from your face while tweezing. Being up too close can make you lose symmetry, and you don’t want that to happen.
  5. If you feel like you need to fill them in - it’s better to use pencil lighter than darker. 
  6. I recommend you check with the professional at least once, she will tell you what you’re doing wrong, what you’re doing right and the picture just will clean up a little for you. 

What I do:

I tweeze my eyebrows and thread (I really suggest you checking this out, I learned to thread from that video) the top part of them. Works fine with me, I’ve really been loving my eyebrows lately.

I’d like to include some “eyebrow inspirations” for you. 

Eyebrow inspiration:

Megan Fox (2009), Kim Kardashian , Hayden Panettiere, Jennifer Connelly, Christina Hendricks … 



Washing and blow drying your hair

You can’t mess this one up, can you? Not in big terms, but you still can do it better. First of, I’d like to say that possibly you’re washing it too often. Take this very simple and not very informative, but still helpful test. See, my mother is a hairdresser and she never let me wash my hair everyday. Since I was little, she tried to stretch days as much as possible, so that when I grow up, I have no problems with oily hair. 

If test result matches exactly what you do, keep it up! If not - change it. :) Eventually, when you start doing it less frequently, it won’t get oily as quickly. 

Now that we’re done with that, let’s get to the actual point of this post. I found great information on bellasugar and hope that they don’t mind if I copy it in her. 

  • Step 1: Begin by brushing your hair before you get into the shower. Not only with this help reduce the amount of hairs that get caught in your drain, but it will also reduce breakage as well as stimulate circulation going in your scalp.
  • Step 2: Wet your hair thoroughly and apply a quarter sized dollop of shampoo to the palm of your hand. Start by lathering hair at the roots and working your way down.
  • Step 3: If you hair is long you might need to add some more shampoo to your lengths. Once you think your hair is fully lathered and you are ready to rinse, think again. Start giving yourself a good two minute scalp massage with your fingertips. Gently massage your head in circular motions and lift hair from time to time from the roots. After about every 20 seconds, add just a little bit more water to your hands and work it into your hair. What you are doing is emulsifying your shampoo so that it can reach it’s potential and improving circulation in your scalp.
  • Step 4: Now comes the time to rinse away all of the grimy residue in your hair that you didn’t even know could accumulate so quickly. Yes it’s true, your hair does need some oils—but natural oils, not the ones that leave a lackluster buildup from styling products. To begin, set your water to more of a lukewarm temperature and rinse your hair out until it starts to squeak! Lastly, for shiny, bright and smooth hair, close the cuticles by rinsing with cool water.

Don’t brush your hair when it’s wet. It will break it. 

Be gentle with the towel, just tap your hair very gently with it and then wrap it around your head. Don’t keep it on your head for hours too. Less is more, just let it dry for a little bit, so its not soaking wet. 

Lauren Conrad and her friends have an awesome site in which they post very useful things related to beauty. Here Kristin explains the basics about blow drying, which I found very useful - click the picture to get to the detailed information. 

I once read in a magazine that Leighton Meester puts shampoo in her dry hair first and then starts washing it. Sometimes I do that, and I have to say - hair really feels softer afterwards.

And that’s it for now. Hope you found this useful. I know I will change my routine now. 


My very first greeting

Hi!

Thank you for visiting my blog. Lots of things will change, this is temporary. I’d like to introduce myself and explain my reasons behind making this blog.  

I’m Elina, sixteen, and sometimes feel like out of this planet. Sure, I love all things related to beauty and fashion, but I just don’t know where to start sometimes. Thanks God for the power of internet and tons of useful information here, but I either lose it or forget it. Today I was just thinking about that, and suddenly it hit me - why don’t I make a blog! I could post all the beautiful things I found online (linking the original source, of course. The idea here is not to pretend that I thought of that or that it’s my creation, I just want to make a place where all the information can be easily found. Think of it as beauty Google.) and actually use them, since I know I saved it on my blog and I won’t make the stupid excuse about “uh oh, lost it…”. At first I wanted to make this private, but then I knew I would get bored by it easily and just leave it as it is, but making it public will help other girls, who feel a tad lost, too. 

I am sorry if that made no sense. I am still very excited and overwhelmed. And the Google part was lame, I know. It’s just a place for me (and you) to save all the good stuff. God, I am horrible at this…