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Beauty Dilemma Solved: Maximizing the life of your lipstick

Beauty Dilemma Solved: Maximizing the life of your lipstick

By: Faith Nicole

 

We’ve all been there. We have finally found our go to lipstick that we wear nearly every day and now the tube is gone. Or so you think. You see cosmetic companies have been tricking you into thinking that your lipstick tube is empty when it’s not. There is surprisingly quite a bit of lipstick left; enough to last at least another few weeks.

I first showed Nia this trick about a month or so ago when she thought her lipstick was all gone. I showed her a method commonly used by makeup artists called “depotting.” Basically you take the product from one container and move it into another one. For professionals, we do this to cut down on the size of our kit. For consumers, this method is helpful for maximizing the length of your product.

To do this at home all you need is your lipstick, a small spatula of some sort and another container. You can use the back of a makeup brush, back of a piece of silverware or some other small object that will fit into the small diameter of the lipstick tube. You can use an empty pill organizer or a cute silver tin to put the excess lipstick in.

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Basically you take your spatula and stick it in the lipstick tube. You want to scrape it out so that you get as much of the product out as possible. Then you simply transfer it to your empty tin. You can use a lip brush to put your lipstick on now and you can take it on the go! If you want it to be smooth again it is possible but you have to be careful. You can simply melt the product on a low temperature in the oven. Be careful with plastic so you don’t melt it as well!

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And that’s all there is to it! Oh and if you want a quicker way to free lipstick from a certain brand sold at department store, this is a quicker way to get there!

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Faith of Faithfully Yours Beauty is a Columbus Ohio based MUA Esthetician and beauty boutique owner!  This girl does it all!  Get you amazing new makeover today by booking your appointment at www.fybeauty.com

 

 

You can keep up with Faith Nicole by following her on Instagram @fybeauty

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How To Grow Hair Naturally By Eating

At some point in all of our lives we want to grow our hair.  Whether you’re trying to grow out bangs or trying to grow out layers from that style you had to have last season it can be rough.

My hair dresser always told me that hair reacts to what you put in your body.  So naturally if you put good foods in your body, your hair will react positively.

So I know what you’re thinking what foods will help my hair to grow my naturally?  Here’s a break down of  foods to get your follicles stimulated and your tresses growing.

  • Dark leafy greens such as kale, collard, spinach etc are full of iron that encourages growth.  Try baking your own kale chips to snack on or having a kale and spinach salad for lunch instead of a burger.
  • Strengthen your hair with biotin heavy foods such as eggs.  Boil one or a snack or scramble one for breakfast a few times a week to ward off brittle hair.
  • Protein is also essential to strengthening your hair and avoiding breakage.  But the key is eating lean protein.  Try grilling skinless chicken or turkey instead of a steak for dinner.
  • Adding omega-3 fatty acids to your diet with give your tresses shine for days.  Eat plenty of grilled salmon and snack on organic nuts to help your hair shine!
  • Beans are a wonderful source of protein, iron, zinc, and biotin.  All essential nutrients to growing your hair naturally.

In addition to helping your hair grow, these foods will help your waistline stay slim if you eat them consistently.   Pair these healthy foods with a daily dose of a natural hair, skin, nail vitamin and you’ve cracked the ultimate code on how to grow your hair naturally.

Happy eating and happy growing!

 

Dress for Success Columbus $20 Bag Sale!

If you’ve never been to the Dress for Success $20 bag sale you are missing out!  Mark your calendar’s because Saturday May 14th is your chance to shop on a budget!

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Buy a bag for $20 and FILL with ladies dresses, tops, skirts, pants, shoes and MORE! Most items gently worn – all good condition. Wide variety of styles and sizes! Limit 2 bags per customer. Size of Bag: 16″h x 19″w x 3″d! Tax included. 100% of proceeds benefit Dress for Success Columbus. Open to the community. Cash, checks, major credit cards accepted.  Funds raised help provide free of charge programs that empower women in need to achieve!

Get there early & click here for more information

Elleon Collection Pop-Up April 23

 

Come join me April 23rd for the next Elleon Collection pop-up shop at Mifflin Middle School!  I’ll have the new Elleon spring collection Creamsicle plus plenty other favorites on hand.  So stop by and shop Elleon Collection and over 45 vendors for women, men and children!

Sorbet Full Turban and Flamingo Pink Turban

Sorbet Full Turban and Flamingo Pink Turban

Spring Bazaar * April 23rd * 12-4pm * Mifflin Middle School 3000 Agler Rd. Columbus 43219

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Keys to the Perfect Selfie

 

In 2013 Oxford Dictionary declared selfie as the word of the year adding the above definition to it’s catalog making it an official word and not just a pop culture phenomenon.
But little did we know that there’s an actual art to taking the perfect selfie. Angles, lighting, posing, backgrounds, filters and more all play factors but don’t get overwhelmed because it’s all broken down for you below. But pack your patience because you are going to be snapping lots of shots to test out these methods.

 

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Nia Noelle to Host The Mannequin Runway Show

Join Nia Noelle as she host The Mannequin Runway Show by Signature Couture Sunday April 10th 5pm at the Villa Millano.

Featured designers for this show are two of Nia Noelle’s favorite designers Designs by Winborn and Joan Maidson.  Also showcasing are Fly Ty 24 Hour Creations, Xantha, D. Luckett Designs, House of Baboski, World of Agape, Sina Jamison’s Rock of Faith, D. Jones Designz and Kingdom Fashions.

Tickets are selling out fast get yours here before they are gone!

 

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Elleon Collection Pop-Up March 19th

Come join me March 19th for the next Elleon Collection pop-up shop at the Made Local Marketplace!  I’ll have the new Elleon spring collection Creamsicle plus plenty other favorites on hand.  So stop by and shop Elleon Collection and many other brands!  Click here for more information on this event!

Made Local Marketplace * March 19th * 9-4pm * Bridgewater Banquet Center 10561 Sawmill Pkwy

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We are excited to be holding a Lego drive for the Million Lego For Kids organization!  So please bring some Lego’s to donate while you shop.

Glam Tip: How to Grow Fuller Lashes & Brows

Sure you can pay for amazing falsies or spend your hard owned money on expensive mascara but why when you can naturally grow your lashes to beautiful lengths?!  And of course you can try out the new eye brow extensions or simply try to pencil in the perfect brow but why when you can grow them out and have the shaped by a professional?!

Something I’ve heard my elders talk about many times and I’ve never tried, until now, is castor oil.  Castor oil is used for many home remedies to cure a cold, the flu and more but I’ve recently be introduced to how it can make your eye lashes and brows grow.  It is said that castor oil is rich in natural fats that promote healthy hair growth.

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I recently read how to do it in a simple statement from dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC.

Supplies Needed:

  1. A bottle of 100% pure natural organic Castor oil
  2. Disposable mascara application wands

How to:

Dip your brush into the bottle of castor oil.  Be sure to tap off the excess oil.  Apply to your lashes from the base to the tip/brush through your natural brow line.  Do this nightly before bed.

Results vary but you should see growth in approximately a month.  Take a picture before your very first application and another after a couple of months to chart your growth.

Happy growing and be sure to comment on your growth below!  🙂

TOP LOCAL GIFTS FOR VALENTINES DAY

I recently read that nearly 40% of women report that their boyfriends or husbands are “not very often” or “never” romantic.  And it got me thinking, why?!  Romance is so important in a relationship and doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated.  With Valentines Day just around the corner I’ve come up with ten amazing locally made gifts that are sure to make her swoon!  Listed in no particular order…

 

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Glam Tip: How to Open a Stubborn Nail Polish Bottle

Don’t you hate it when you are about to do a quick polish change to match your outfit and you can’t get the bottle of nail polish open?!  This has happened to me countless times and every time it happens I’m yelling at my “Mister” to come help me get this bottle open.  Oh the struggle!

Well struggle no more becuase I found a method that will save you man power and the headache of trying to get that stubborn bottle of nail polish open!

Here are the supplies you will need:

  • A stubborn bottle of nail polish
  • Extremely hot water
  • Jar/Bowl

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Fill your jar or bowl with extremely hot water from the faucet.  Place the bottle of nail polish upside down in your jar/bowl full of water.  Let sit for 2 minutes.

Remove the bottle and attempt to open.  If you aren’t able to open the bottle repeat the full process with fresh hot water.

Once you get the bottle open use nail polish remover and a paper towel to clean off any access polish for the top of the bottle.

Happy Polishing!