GRWM | SOFT GLAM | DAYTIME EVENT | NATURAL GLOW

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GRWM for a special event – I created a soft, pretty “my skin but better” complexion and an easy, neutral eye look using the ABH Soft Glam palette.

PRODUCTS USED
e.l.f. beautifully bare natural glow lotion in rose http://bit.ly/2HlIiRu
makeup forever step 1 hydrating primer http://bit.ly/2IgKECu
makeup forever matte velvet plus in 30 http://bit.ly/2tBRXBv
real techniques miracle complexion sponge http://bit.ly/2tEoV4i
it cosmetics bye bye under eye in light http://bit.ly/2tF7vV0
milani eye shadow primer http://bit.ly/2FJoVVj
laura mercier loose translucence setting powder http://bit.ly/2FwLhpT
anastasia beverly hills soft glam http://bit.ly/2GlEsc9
sigma e40 http://bit.ly/2Hruqp7
e.l.f blending brush http://bit.ly/2DhHTgJ
smith cosmetics 230 http://bit.ly/2FKZEdC
nyx pro blending brush http://bit.ly/2tCbuBP
sigma pencil brush http://bit.ly/2DkSo2J
tweezerman promaster eyelash curlers http://bit.ly/2DiAn5e
l’oreal voluminous feline noir waterproof http://bit.ly/2Ig64zH
bare mineral faux tan all-over face color http://bit.ly/2FBDAio
real techniques stipple brush http://bit.ly/2tJkp4L
hourglass ambient lighting powder dim light http://bit.ly/2Iij3kF
it cosmetics heavenly luxe blush brush http://bit.ly/2FBEtYg
charlotte tillburry cheek to chic in ecstasy http://bit.ly/2Gj2rIY
real techniques blush brush http://bit.ly/2Gl8axS
nyx hd concealer in fair http://bit.ly/2IjMWRr
abh sugar glow kit starburst http://bit.ly/2IkrDzg
it cosmetics brow power universal brow pencil in universal taupe http://bit.ly/2FuWkUI
nxy tinted brow mascara in black http://bit.ly/2FuWkUI
cover fx illuminating setting spray http://bit.ly/2HpJQtM
kiss trio lashes http://bit.ly/2IjaKF5
house of lashes lash glue http://bit.ly/2HpJYtg

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Simple Beauty Products – Castor Oil

I love beauty products of all kinds and sometimes I enjoy a good, simple product. This post is part of a series sharing my favorite one ingredient beauty products. If your are into simple beauty routines, some of the products in this series might fit really well into your collection!

I love beauty products of all kinds and sometimes I enjoy a good, simple product. This post is part of a series sharing my favorite one ingredient beauty products. If your are into simple beauty routines, some of the products in this series might fit really well into your collection!

Castor oil has Vitamin E, proteins, and fatty acids that help nourish and strengthen lashes. Wearing and removing mascara or eyelash glue everyday may take a toll on your lashes by drying them out or making them brittle. Castor oil may help your eyelashes or eyebrows grow longer and thicker by preventing breakage and strengthening hair follicles.

I have been using castor oil on my lashes for about 6 months and I do think it has improved the look of my lashes. I like to use castor oil as a conditioner for my lashes both morning and night. I don’t have any issues using mascara over the castor oil, but I usually have at least an hour between using the oil and putting on my mascara. As with most oils, I prefer Organic, cold-pressed  castor oil and I buy mine on Amazon for about $10.00. I fill an empty mascara tube with the oil, use it for a month or two, and then toss it when it’s empty  so my large bottle doesn’t continuously get contaminated by double dipping disposable mascara wands. I do think my lashes looked slightly longer and fuller after the first couple months of use, but I haven’t seen any additional improvement since then. I have tried castor oil on my hair and it’s ok on the ends only – it was a little too heavy for me in general.

Castor oil can also be used on skin, but I haven’t tried it yet. I’m not too sure how comfortable I would be using it on my face, but let me know what your experience has been!