eyelash treatment

Marilyn Monroe’s beauty tricks:

Makeup:                                                                                                               - 3 different shades of red lipstick (darker on the edges and lighter in the middle, created the illusion of bigger lips)                                                             - She used short false eyelashes (part of her iconic eye makeup)                       - Marilyn’s beauty mark was real - she had it naturally (but was almost the color of her skin tone) and all she did was enhance it with makeup

Exercise:                                                                                                             - Lifting five-pound weights (repeated it 15 times)                                                - An everyday run at the morning (20 mins)     

Eating:                                                                                                                 - Breakfast: warm milk, two raw eggs, a dash of sherry                                        - Lunch: broiled steak, salad                                                                                - Dinner: lamb chop, raw carrots                                                              - Snack: sandwich              

Skin Care:                                                                                                            - When not wearing makeup she would put olive oil on her face to protect her skin                                                                                                                       - Nivea moisturizing lotions, Erno Laszlo products, Regular Controlling Lotion

make-down

because i took off my make up

Steve loves to watch Tony take off his make-up at the end of the day.

He doesn’t wear it all the time, but whenever he has a big press junket or a special event, a TV taping, anything like that, he does. Foundation and concealer, a touch of blush, lip balm, touches of a light color that catches the light and accents his cheekbones, his eyes. It’s all very subtle, but the effect is striking. It easily takes off ten years.

Not that Tony looks old.

The make-up just makes him look young.

Anyway, Steve likes to watch him go through the process of cleaning it off, his nimble hands gentle as they smooth cream over his skin. He wipes it away with a washcloth, soaked in warm water. Presses it over his face for a moment before dragging it down and revealing his skin, flushed a little from the treatment. His eyelashes stick together in pretty little black spikes.

He checks the rag to see where he has a few clean spots and then wipes the nooks and crannies of his face where the make-up is still managing to cling. When he inspects it and finds it cleaned to his satisfaction, he tosses the rag into the hamper and then bends forward over the sink, splashing his face with warm water. Sometimes he just presses handfuls of it against his skin and stays that way for a handful of breaths.

Then he dabs his face dry with a towel and all that’s left is pure Tony, with little wrinkles around his eyes and mouth, skin different colors and speckled with scars and freckles and sometimes bruises.

“Hey there, gorgeous,” Steve says when Tony turns toward the door, and reaches to curl his hands around Tony’s waist, delighting in the blush that rises in his cheeks.

“You’re weird,” Tony tells him, because he’s long since accepted that Steve tends to say things like that when he’s stripped bare like this and means it. He accepts the kiss Steve ducks down to offer him.

“And you’re stunning,” Steve murmurs.

“Yeah, yeah,” Tony grumbles. He smiles.

anonymous asked:

your art is on point that anon is just looking for trouble

I do draw femenine-looking men and I mention it as the reason why I won’t draw some character at times, but I don’t see the issue? If I wanted to draw masculine men, I would have done something about it a long time ago :v The drawings in my tag would be very different too if I just even liked men in general LOL
Anon just doesn’t like my drawings and tried to seem smart about it; nothing you wouldn’t usually see in any social platform anyways

For the last year or so I have been working on being happy with my physical appearance.  While I don’t believe anyone has to conform to any standards set forth by the media or society as to how someone should look, I wasn’t happy with myself.  I’m 5’4” and I weighed almost 190 pounds.  My complexion was dull, large pores and I am genetically cursed with bags, suitcases actually, under my eyes and droopy upper eye lids..
So I started making changes.  I wanted to lose weight.  I started eating better, drinking more water, not eating late at night and added in some moderate exercise.  I am happy to say I’ve lost almost 30 pounds. I’m fitting into to clothes I haven’t been able to wear in years.  But it wasn’t making the difference to my skin I had hoped.  I’ve spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars on creams and lotions and serums.  Except for one eye cream nothing really made a difference. So I’ve started making my own.  Everything is natural, no chemicals and no hefty price tags.  I’ve been using my own moisturizer for about a month now and it has made a big difference.  No I don’t look like I’m 25 again, but I see the difference. There is more of a glow to my complexion, my skin feels so soft  So now my goal is to make all my skin care products myself.  
So when a discussion of last extensions came up I had to chime in with my recipe for longer, fuller lashes.  So I thought I’d share some of my recipes. 

Rejuvenating Rosehip Moisturizer

Ingredients
1 tablespoon shea butter
1 teaspoon rosehip oil
½ teaspoon almond oil
¼ teaspoon jojoba oil
1 vitamin E capsule

Melt the shea butter in the microwave.  Takes about 15-30 seconds.  It doesn’t have to be completely melted, it’s ok if there are some small lumps.  
Combine the melted shea butter with all the other ingredients in a small container.  I used an old lotion jar that was empty and I washed out very well.
Cover loosely and let it cool for about 1 hour then stir until it reaches a creamy consistency.  Makes about 1 oz.  You don’t want to make a larger batch because the shelf life  is about a month.  

Due to the oils in it, it will take longer to sink into your skin than most moisturizers.  Allow time for it to sink in before applying makeup.  

Rosehip Oil contains Vitamin A which helps to delay the effect of aging, assists with cell regeneration and promotes collagen and elastin levels. Brightens and tightens skin.

Almond Oil can greatly reduce dark circles and puffiness under the eyes as well as scars and dark spots. It helps to renew skin cells and rev up circulation, full of vitamins D, E, B1, B2 and B6, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Is light and absorbs easily. It helps to purge the pores of impurities therefore helping clear skin.

Shea butter is considered as one of the best anti-aging and moisturizing agents for the skin. It stimulates the production of collagen, contains vitamins A and E. keep the skin supple, nourished, and radiant, and prevent premature wrinkles and facial lines.  It protects the cells from free radicals and environmental damage.

Vitamin E helps fight wrinkles and has a firming effect on the skin, can help block free radicals, slow down the skin’s aging process, and help heal scar tissues and skin issues.

Jojoba oil is rich in important vitamins and minerals, including vitamins E and B-complex, zinc, copper, selenium, chromium, and iodine. It restores the natural balance of the skin and hair by keeping them hydrated always.

And since I mentioned it earlier here is my eyelash treatment.  I’ve been using it about 2 weeks and can already see a difference.

Lash Treatment
1 teaspoon Castor Oil
2 capsules Vitamin E
½ teaspoon Almond Oil
Empty mascara wand and tube. Not an old empty one, must be new and clean.

In a clean container add castor and almond oil. Pierce and drain the Vitamin E capsules into the container and mix well by shaking.  Apply nightly to clean lashes as you would mascara, concentrating at the lash roots. Shake before use.

Hope you enjoy and don’t find this too boring or off topic.  I’m very excited and happy that I found something that is helping me look my best and that it is all natural.