Why I Stopped Waxing My Eyebrows

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I used to go to the nail salon regularly to get my eyebrows waxed. My mom would get her’s done and I thought it was just something I should do. I always had pretty thick eyebrows. I don’t have to fill them in too much because I have a good amount of hair. My day to day routine is just brushing a light amount of pomade through them and that’s it.

I had a few incidences where the ladies had waxed them a bit too thin, even though I would always tell them to keep them thick and just clean them up. I started getting afraid to get them done.

About a year ago, I started going to an esthetician and she asked me what I do to my eyebrows. I told her I get them waxed at a nail salon. She proceeded to tell me that that was the worst thing I could do. She explained how they use low-grade wax that is too hot. I told her that I go to a nice nail salon and she said, “believe me, they all use the same thing.”

After that, I started to rethink my brows. I decided to go a few months without getting them waxed. I was amazed how thick my brows got. I looked in the mirror and realized they were thicker than ever. “This is probably because I stopped getting them waxed,” I thought to myself. I took out a pair of tweezers and just did a quick clean up myself. Done! They were perfect. Why would I ever go back to waxing? All I needed was to every once in a while tweeze a few hairs and I’d be good to go. My brow hair grows slow, so it’s not like they are high maintenance.

Stopping wax has been the best thing. I love my brows more than ever.

Do you get your brows waxed, threaded??

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

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Cruelty Free Nail Colors For Fall

Fall is my favorite time for fashion and beauty. Nothing makes me feel more put together than a deep, rich color on my nails. I love the contrast between the dark colors and my fair skin. Here’s some of my go-to nail colors for fall and the cruelty free options you can purchase.

Caramel Nude
Try Peanut Butter by KL Polish
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Black
Try Lights Out by Ella + Mila
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Olive Green
Try Dree by Zoya
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Vampy Red
Try Bianca by NCLA Beauty
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Deep Navy
Try You Don’t Know Jacket by China Glaze
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What are your go-to fall nail colors?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

Unpopular Makeup Opinions Tag

I was watching my daily dose of Youtube yesterday and I came across a new tag called Unpopular Makeup Opinions. I thought it would be fun to answer these questions in a blog post and I encourage you guys to answer them as well. I feel like I have unpopular opinions when it comes to makeup, so this should be interesting.

Q1: Popular makeup product you don’t like.
A1: False Lashes
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False lashes are a makeup/beauty product that I cannot get on board with. My everyday makeup look is natural since I work an office job. I also just prefer natural makeup opposed to full glam. Another issue I have with false lashes is that I can’t get them to look good on my eyes because I don’t have a lot of lid space. I know you are supposed to trim lashes, but when when I trim them, they still touch my eyebrows and I look ridiculous.

Q2: Popular makeup product/brand that everyone else seems to hate but you love.
A2: Kat Von D Beauty
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It appears that Kat Von D has been in the hot seat for her recent anti-vaccination statement. Because of this, Kat Von D Beauty is taking a beating with many people boycotting the brand. I really enjoy her products and her perfumes are some of my favorites on the market. I don’t think that her opinions would deter me from her brand.

Q3: Makeup collab you didn’t like or were not interested in.
A3: DESI X KATY Dose of Colors Collab
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This is the second collab that Youtubers Desi Perkins and Katy DeGroot did with Dose of Colors. I wasn’t interested in their first collab and I’m not interested in their second. I don’t know what it is about Dose of Colors but the brand doesn’t captivate me. Everyone seems to be obsessed with their liquid lipsticks so I finally tried one and I hated it. The formula was super dry and it cracked and balled on my lips. Another deterrent for me is when brands are only available online. Dose of Colors sells some of their products at Ulta, but I don’t think this collab will be available in store.

Q4: Popular makeup step that you never do.
A4: Contour
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I almost never contour my face, instead I bronze. I never got into contouring because I didn’t like a cooler tone on my face and I usually don’t have enough time. I find that I can get the job done just bronzing my face.

Q5: Popular beauty influencer you don’t subscribe to/watch.
A5: Laura Lee
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Even before the recent “scandal” which I didn’t care about and didn’t change my opinion about Laura Lee, I never watched her. I watched her once and I immediately did not vibe with her.

Q6: Popular makeup product/brand that you don’t use/support anymore.
A6: Brow Gel
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I used to always use brow gel alone or after filling in my brows. Of course I bought the ABH clear brow gel because it was so hyped. Now I find that I don’t like what brow gel does to my brows. After applying my pomade, if I apply gel on top, it separates my brow hairs creating gaps and essentially erases anything the pomade did.

Q7: Makeup trend that you have no interest in trying.
A7: Over-lining Lips
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I have tried over-lining my lips once and I never did again. It looks ridiculous on me, I don’t know why. Unless someone can show me how to do it properly, I have no interest in trying this again.

Q8: Makeup product that was better in theory than when you used it. Either swatched better or worked better on others than on you.
A8: Roll on Eyeliner
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Roller liner seems to be rolling their way through the beauty industry. A lot of brands have come out with their own pizza cutter eyeliners and I have to say, these do not work. Although it’s a cute idea, it’s a total gimmick that I could not get to work. You definitely don’t need this. I got the Butter London Stroke of Wow liner in my Boxycharm so I figured I’d try it. Let’s just say, I probably won’t be using this guy again.

Tag me if you answer these questions on your blog!

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

September Favorites

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl

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This lipstick is easily my favorite lipstick of all time. The formula is matte but so comfortable and not drying. In the fall, I gravitate towards deep berry shades because I like how it compliments but blue eyes and lighter skin. In the photo above, I was wearing the lipstick. I like to apply is lightly so it gives my lips a healthy, bitten look.

Kat Von D Sinner Perfume

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I love Kat Von D’s Saint and Sinner perfume collection. I purchased her Saint perfume for the spring/summer because it is a lighter, sweeter scent. September I started wearing my deep, spicy fragrances and this one is one of my favorites. As we all know, it’s difficult to find cruelty free perfumes, and Sinner from Kat Von D is a gem!

Color Wow Dream Coat Anti-Humidity Hair Treatment

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I found out about this product through my mom who had been recommended it by her hairdresser. I was pleasantly surprised to find that their brand is cruelty free because many products at hair salons are not. You spray a few mists onto your damp, washed hair and then dry and style. My hair get’s extremely frizzy throughout every season, so an anti-frizz product is a must for me. I really noticed a difference with my hair. It was so shiny and after I blow dried, I didn’t have a lot of those broken hairs sticking up like I usually do.

Colourpop Supershock Shadows in Brady and Muse

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This shadow combination has been a go-to look if I need to pop on something quick for work. I start with putting Brady in my crease and then add Muse all over my lid. You don’t even need brushes for this look since they are Colourpop’s creamy, Supershock formula. I love the Supershock shadows because not only are they pigmented and easy to use, they are so convenient for my busy life.

What products did you love in September?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty