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How To: Grow thicker, longer lashes overnight!

Hi guys!

Thanks for stopping by šŸ™‚ Today’s post is on how I get thicker, longer lashes overnight and naturally! I have seen countless products all over the internet claiming to make your lashes thicker and longer with ridiculous ingredients and even more ridiculous prices…and yes I fell victim to a few of those products…LashemĀ anyone? :-/

I have been using this beauty hack for a long time to get thicker eyebrows due to the unfortunate hot “Thin brow” look of the 90’s lol! I over plucked my brows back then and found that the hairs never seemed to grow back. I began reading about Castor OilĀ , which is derived from the castor seed, and how it contains very high concentrations of a special fatty acid called ricinoleic acid. It has been used for centuries internally and externally for its many health benefits. It also contains Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids, Vitamin E and other moisturizing minerals. I thought to myself “What the heck?” it’s super cheap and natural so I started to slather Castor OilĀ on my brows before I went to bed. I was literally AMAZED at how hair started growing back in one or two nights (I am not exaggerating guys). I found that I needed to pluck more often every time I used this phenomenal oil and decided to apply it nightly. After about a month of use, I noticed that my brows were remarkably thicker! I then began to apply it to my lashes and noticed almost immediate thickness overnight. Castor Oil is a Godsend for hair growth lol!

Before bed, I literally just use my finger to smooth a good amount of the oil over my brows and then rub some on the top of my lashes and lash line as well as underneath my lashes (like how you would apply mascara). Although you will see a difference overnight, this does require some commitment if you want to get the maximum benefit of the oil. I have made this a nightly routine and now it’s just habit before bed. The best way to see the difference in your lashes is if you put mascara on the day before you start…take a picture…then the following morning when you do your makeup, apply your mascara again and see the magic! It’s no joke!

The exact product I use is Home Health Cold Pressed Castor Oil which is only $12 for 32oz and literally has lasted me at least 2 years or even longer lol

Since we are on the topic of lashes, I will also share with you my FAVOURITE mascara…the Almay One Coat Mega Volume.Ā This very underrated mascara combined with the castor oil application nightly is life changing. You can find both of these products at the links I provided or at your local drugstore. Let me know if you are going to try this awesome beauty hack!

Wishing you beautiful, lush brows and lashes always

Xo, Sahar

Disclaimer: Please consult with your medical practitioner if you are pregnant and/or before ingesting castor oil for health benefits. Side effects such as nausea, stomach or abdominal pain or cramping, diarrhea or weakness may occur. This post is intended to provide information on using castor oil externally for the benefit of hair growth.

 

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The ONLY eyeshadow brush you need!

Hi beauty!Ā 

Thanks for stopping by! Today I’ll be talking about one eyeshadow brush I use on the daily to create all of my makeup looks. This works for day or night time looks! I know that when it comes to brushes, there are SO many options out there and it can be very confusing.

The ONLY brush I use for my crease and entire eye area from lid to brow is the Morphe M441 blending brushĀ which runs for about $6 on Morphe.com. I used to use the Mac 217 blending brush which goes for $30! until I came across the Morphe. This brush is PHENOMENAL! I am not kidding. If I could only choose one eyeshadow brush for the rest of my life, it would be this one. It has lasted me years, doesn’t shed at all and still works beautifully. It blends shadow so easily and can be used in the crease or all over from the lid up to the brow bone. I use this brush every single day to dust a light bronzer over my lids for a little color or I will use it in my crease for evening looks.

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The second brush is optional because you can actually use your finger for your eyelids…but I use a flat brush such as this oneĀ or the one pictured above and below, to pack color on my lids such as a shimmer or if I want to use a different color than what I used for my crease. As I said, this brush is not a necessity and I usually use my finger…but having said that, it can be useful if you want to pack a LOT of color on for a dramatic look, or if you want precision for a cut crease with concealer and shadow.

Beauty Tip: To create the perfect eyeshadow look, take the Morphe 441 blending brush and dust a light color orĀ bronzer into your crease and then with your finger or a flat brush, pack on shimmer or a different color on the lid. Blend the outer edges, add some mascara and you’re done!

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Xo, Sahar

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Make Money While Xmas Shopping!!

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Seasons GreetingsĀ friends!!

I hope you are all doing well! I’ve just been busy with mom life and let me tell you, have I got my hands super full! I’m currently typing with one hand and holding my baby in the other LOL

As you all know, Christmas is right around the corner and being a new mom does not give me the freedom of just bouncing over to the mall for some gift shopping like I used to Ā do..boohoo (Who wants to go to a hectic, crazy mall anyway!?)Ā Thanks to my laptop, IĀ do all my shopping at home and have the gifts come to me! YAY!

I love using Ebates because I get cash back instantly on all of my purchases…which I then use to buy more stuff lol If you’re an online shopper and haven’t been using EBATES, you are missing out! YouĀ are literally getting cash back for spending money at all of your favorite stores! šŸ˜€ I’ve already done all of my Christmas shopping for the year and have a ton of cash heading my way hooray! Just wanted to give you guys this tip in case you didn’t know about it!!

If you want to start earning cash for online shopping you’ll get $10 instantly…Happy Shopping!

In Canada click here

If you are in the USA click here!

I hope this tip helps you all a little this holiday season and I hope you have an amazing Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Here is a simple holiday makeup look for ya!

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Xo, Sahar

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DIY How to get whiter brighter teeth at home!

Hey beauties!

Today’s post is on how I get my teeth whiter and brighter naturally at home! I get a lot of questions on how I keep my teeth white and here is your answer!

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If you want the fastest, cheapest way to whiten your teeth then you can useĀ Plus White 5 Minute Speed Whitening Gel

I’ve been using this gel for years and it is SO effective. It’s also ridiculously cheap and you only leave it on for 5 minutes! It’s perfect for me since I don’t have a ton of time to spend on teeth whitening with a toddler on the loose!

All I do is squeeze the gel on a Q-tip and apply it to my top and bottom teeth. I leave it on for 5 min and then rinse with cold water as well as brush my teeth afterwards. That’s it! If I feel like I need to whiten more then I will do this once a day for a few days and then when I’ve reached my desired whiteness I’ll do it just once a month or so for maintenance.

If you want a more natural approach to whitening then here are two alternatives… Depending on what I have on hand at the time, I switch between the two.

  1. Baking Soda and lemon juice mix
  2. Coconut Oil and Turmeric

Baking Soda and Lemon juice mix

This combination really whitens and cleans BUT it can be corrosive/damaging to the tooth enamel so I only recommend this every once in a while to freshen up. Basically you take a spoon of baking soda and squeeze in some lemon. The mixture will bubble up then you can take a tooth brush and brush your teeth lightly and rinse.

Coconut Oil and Turmeric mix

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Have you heard the term “Oil pulling” ? Well this is exactly what the coconut oil does when you leave it in your mouth. Not only does it draw out toxins, but it whitens your teeth too!

For this mixture, you will need a spoonful of coconut oil and a pinch of turmeric…just mix the two together and brush your teeth with it. You will want to leave the mixture on your teeth for 5-10 minutes then rinse and brush with your regular toothpaste. This mixture might stain your hands but not your teeth! There are a ton of health benefits of both ingredients in this mix which make it the ideal natural choice for teeth whitening….you can also do it as often as you like without worrying about damaging your teeth šŸ™‚

I personally preferĀ Plus White simply because it is safe, fast, effective, and cheap! You can purchase it here.

I hope this post helped, let me know what you use to whiten your teeth!

Happy Whitening!

xo, Sahar

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