How does Latisse (bimatoprost) make eyelashes grow longer?

Who doesn’t want long, luscious eyelashes? For years all we could do was paint them and stick on falsies, then Latisse landed on the market, promising to make your natural lashes gorgeous and doe-y. But how does it work? About lashes Lashes, like all hair, grows in a cycle, which involves 3 phases and takes 5-12 months. Anagen – This …

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Artsy Wednesday: Easter nails

For Easter, I decided to freehand some chicks peeping out of their shells… I’m not sure if it looks right! I was going to do some silver and gold dots and stripes over the shells but I somehow forgot. I’m getting old 🙁 Base: w7 Neon YellowShells: Maybelline Keep Mauvin’, ulta3 Lagoon, Little Boy Blue (old) and Sweet VioletChick faces: …

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NOTD: Triangle tips over Nails Inc Garrick St

Tipwear and regrowth annoy me so much, especially when I’m wearing a polish I don’t have much of! Nailside’s rightly famous cloud mani is stylish and covers up the tips, but I want a bit of variety, so you’re going to be seeing a lot of my experiments! Garrick St is in the artsy, theatre Covent Garden area of London, …

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What is BB cream?

BB creams are popping up on shelves everywhere – but what are they? BB stands for beauty balm, blemish balm or beblesh balm, depending on which brand you’re looking at. BB creams are said to have originated from a cream that dermatologists recommended after cosmetic surgery to help repair skin and cover damage. They became popular in Korea after some …

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NOTD: Black lace on nude

The refined yet sexy black-lace-on-nude look that Kate Moss etc. popularised a couple of years ago inspired these nails. The base is OPI Malaysian Mist, which I hate when sheer but love with 3+ coats, and might be my long sought after HG nude! It’s one of the polishes that got me into nails in the first place. The stamp …

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Awesome beauty from your kitchen – Olive oil

Gphoto I love it when a beauty product does double duty and well – lip/cheek tints, lip and cuticle balms, BB creams, cotton buds… I love it even more when DIY beauty turns out better AND cheaper than anything you buy! I’m a big fan of oils, and olive oil is definitely near the top of the multitasking list. As …

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Artsy Wednesday: A Clockwork Orange

This Wednesday’s theme is inspired by a movie. I decided to use A Clockwork Orange, one of my favourite books and movies! In the movie, the main character, Alex, wears a bowler hat and heavier eyeliner under his right eye. Bart Simpson dressed up as him one Halloween 🙂 I used Sally Hansen Sun Kissed for the orange base, and …

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Nails: Inspired by…

Hi again! Today I thought I’d show you lovelies my entry for More Nail Polish’s “Inspired by…” contest! I had all sorts of crazy ideas, but procrastination happened and my ideas didn’t work out (I’ll post my fails later on for your enjoyment!), so I went with a safe, bold tape mani using ulta3 Midnight (dark blue) and Sizzling Red …

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