✨Hoe tips #1 -✨💆🏻

Hope you like my first hoe tips and beauty tips thread! These pearls of wisdom really help me a lot. Let me know what you think.


-💗 COCONUT OIL WILL TURN YOUR HAIR INTO SILK leave on overnight or if u don’t have time use a hairdryer to heat ur hair for 10 minutes for the oil to sink in. Wash with shampoo to make sure the oil is out and enjoy ur beautiful hair

-💗 tie your hair before you sleep and during sex, preferably in a ponytail or a very loose and low bun, if its damaged and tangles/frizzes easily in bed. Trust me this has saved my hair from breaking apart

-💗 chuck out ur foam and shave ur coochie with baby oil hell shave ur whole body with this beautiful oil just be careful not to apply it too close to the vaginal opening as u should only wash that area with water or a feminine wash

-💗 bicarbonate of soda or COFFEE granules are cheap easy and natural face scrubs/masks and will leave ur skin baby soft

-💗 for acne - sudocrem, witch hazel oil, tea tree oil are all cheap and effective

-💗 honey, lemon juice and olive oil mask for acne scars use everyday or every other day for half an hour and keep it up for a few months

-💗 don’t use coconut oil to moisturise ur face it has been proved it blocks ur pores which can cause acne

-💗 always leave spare clean panties, leggings/trackies and a top in ur car so if u stay round someone’s place u can sleep and chill comfortably n keep sexy underwear with u in ur bag just incase

-💗 a cup of apple cider vinegar in your bath will restore ur coochie’s pH to its normal state so less discomfort for u ☺️

-💗 for soft baby feet, pumice the dry heels then coat them with Vaseline and put clean socks over before u sleep and ur bae will be wanting to stroke them all day

-💗if ur into guys, carry condoms in ur purse at all times; don’t expect them to provide them all the time because truth is they don’t always n u don’t wanna be in that position where ur risking ur sexual health

-💗 combo of double wear foundation n urban decay all nighter setting spray is sex proof

-💗 coconut oil is good natural lube for giving head to guys , and the taste is good too.

More to come! ❤️

How to burn calories

- Eat yogurt! Studies have shown that people who ate low fat yogurt lost 70% more fat than those who didn’t.

- The more you increase the intensity in your workouts, you’ll burn more fat faster than regular aerobic exercises.

- Iron helps oxygen get to your cells and if your cells aren’t getting enough oxygen, your metabolism will start to slow down.

- Drink water! Water helps your body perform better and increases your metabolism up to 30%. The colder it is, the better it is.

- Alcohol slows down your metabolism, it’s not healthy and you should try to stay away from it.

- Drinking green tea can increase your metabolism and it helps you burn up to 60 calories a day!

Please message me any tips you’d like me to post

some makeup tips for lower-budget beginners

hello younger girls, trans girls, and anyone who wants to learn how to do makeup and doesn’t have $3k to drop on a kit, here’s a compilation of things i’ve learned doing makeup on myself and others over the years, and overspending on like, everything

- if you’re going to invest in anything, invest in foundation that won’t clog your pores/irritate your skin
- nyx has good eyeshadow singles
- nyx primer is also a+
- nyx is just great ok
- morphe palettes are twice as big as sephora palettes and half the price, and they’re almost (if not equally) as good.
- if you’re spending over 8$ on mascara you probably have something to prove
- take care of your skin your makeup will look 10x better if you do
- makeup wipes are convenient but overpriced and wasteful: garnier miscellar water is like $6.50, works better, and lasts a long time. put it on a paper towel or a kleenex or a cotton pad.
- beauty blenders are just fancy sponges that soak up your product and grow bacteria. don’t let instagram tell you you need one
- all the brushes you need: foundation (there are lots of kinds, my favorite is a japonesque round tapered synthetic brush), big fluffy powder, little fluffy blender for crease, little flat one for eyelid, medium fluffy cheek brush, eyeliner brush (angle or tiny skinny one, whichever you like better. sephora has an amazing angle liner brush for ~$14), brow brush if your aren’t using gel. the rest are great but you can do a full face with just those 7.
- don’t use creams with natural hair brushes. morphe + real techniques have great synthetic ones.
- maybelline 24 hour tattoo gel eyeliner is $9 and better than every gel liner i’ve ever used
- light-medium foundation with buildable coverage: one foundation for everyday and full glam
- colourpop’s lip products are ~$6 each and they’re amazing
- spray brush cleaner!!!!!!!!! (you can use rubbing alcohol but it can dry out natural hair brushes, and make sure it’s dry before putting it near your eyes bc that shit hurts)
- buy lashes online, buy duo lash glue at cvs
- HALLOWEEN STORE GLITTER (make sure it’s cosmetic grade!)

How to Use Setting Powder

One of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to setting their face  is quickly dusting powder over their skin and calling it a day, whilst this is quick and easy it really isn’t the most effective way to use a setting powder and set your makeup in place. Not only can it disturb the foundation underneath, but it can also give you an uneven, dry and cakey finish to your makeup.

Keep reading

Best Drugstore/Affordable Makeup

I made a post about high end makeup yesterday, so here’s the affordable version!

*These are just my opinions based on what I like to use!*

PRIMER:
Maybelline Baby Skin (dupe of benefit porefessional)
L'Oréal Magic Perfecting Base

FOUNDATION:
Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless (good for oily skin)
L'Oréal Pro Glow (more suited for people with drier skin types)

CONCEALER:
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer
LA Girl Pro concealer

SETTING POWDER:
Coty Airspun loose face powder (translucent)


BLUSH:
Milani Rose Powder Blush
NYX High Definition Blush

CONTOUR:
NYX Powder Blush in the shade Taupe (for pale girls)
Elf contour palette
Black radiance true complexion contour palette (I haven’t tried it, but apparently it’s great for darker skin!)

HIGHLIGHT:
Elf baked highlighter
NYX liquid illuminator

SETTING SPRAY:
NYX Matte Finish
L'Oréal Infallible setting spray

EYESHADOW PRIMER:
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer

EYESHADOW:
BH cosmetics Carli Bybel palette (this has great highlight shades too!)
NYX palettes
Elf palettes
Makeup revolution

EYELINER:
L'Oréal Infallible 24 hr Lacquer liner (this is a gel liner)
NYX Super Skinny Marker
elf Precision liquid liner

MASCARA:
Maybelline Lash Sensational
L'Oréal telescopic (I love this for my bottom lashes)

FALSE LASHES:
Ardell lashes

LIQUID LIPSTICK:
Colourpop
NYX Lingerie
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
L'Oréal Infallible Pro Matte gloss

Lipstick:
Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte lipstick
NYX Matte Lipstick
Milani Color Statement

BRUSHES:
Elf brushes Real Techniques blending sponge Real Techniques brushes
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TIP: You can use any liquid to matte lipstick as eyeliner. All you would need is a pointed or angled brush to apply it. In my opinion, liquid lipsticks are easier to apply as eyeliner than gel or liquid eyeliner. 

In these photos above, I used Jeffree Star Cosmetics velour liquid lipsticks!

Being A Makeup Artist Today

Becoming a make-up artist 8 years ago to me was exciting, uneasy and very challenging.


I believe the new generation of “Professional” make-up artists now have a strenuous and tiring time to grow and become the artist they wish to be. Is it because there is so much competition & easy for anyone to title themselves as a “Makeup Artist” with the access to social media platforms? This debate is becoming more & more of concern to those that have been working in this industry for years. What are your thoughts on this subject?


Even though it seems easy to label yourself as a “Makeup Artist”, it’s not as extremely glamorous as people believe, being a makeup artist can be anything but. I’ve been working as a makeup artist for nearly 8 years now, and I am here to fully confirm that there are several things that people never tell you about the job. The first being that working in the beauty industry isn’t all frills. There are extremely crazy shoot schedules, a plethora of personalities, and lots of curveballs to prepare for especially keeping your regular clients and keeping regular work coming in with so much competition about today.


I have come across many people that wish to be a makeup artist professionally. They ask me; where do you begin? So with everyone wearing the title, how can you really set yourself apart and cut your teeth on our side of the beauty industry?  I’m not talking the Youtube side of things..I’m talking a strong body of work you can be proud of, TV, campaigns, editorials, magazines, movies etc and really earn a living from what you love to do!


“There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen.”


Why would you want to be like that other make-up artist ON Instagram or YouTube? To become a true artist you must have your own unique style, own direction, goals and most of all to be YOU!  Expect more from yourself.

For those wanting to become a makeup artist today here is a check list to help you get started:

  • Work on building a professional portfolio of images, after all, this is your C.V.
  • Manage time
  • Learn the art of the business
  • Learn to market yourself
  • Be humble
  • Learn to be a collaborative art director with your client
  • Find your niche. Whether that be you becoming the best bridal makeup, editorial, TV or film artist.
  • Assist other artists. Breaking into the industry may require you to work unpaid at first, by assisting established makeup artists. This is a fantastic way to pick up skills & build contacts.
  • Real-life work experience is everything, so take advantage of opportunities that will add credibility to your CV.
  • Know how to take direction from authority
  • Know how to use social media & web development
  • Know communication skills
  • Networking is vital to building up contacts and discover new opportunities.
  • Keep Learning: Study the real beauty experts, NOT YOUTUBE OR INSTAGRAM artists (I use these as inspiration)
  • Read Makeup Books
  • Keep practicing your make-up skills
  • Be on trend. Every fashion week is a great opportunity to keep an eye on makeup trends & new product launches.
  • Invest in a decent camera(images to be used on social media to market your work, people love behind the scene images!)

Today everything is here and now! And I guess you want to be a famous make-up artist right now? That’s because you see the generation of instafame, getting what you want and coddling. But guess what? It doesn’t work like that. Just remember that Charlotte Tilbury, Pat McGrath, and Lisa Eldridge didn’t make it overnight. They are the true beauty experts who started their careers back in the 90s!


“Overcome your barriers, intend the best, and be patient. You will enjoy more balance, more growth, more income, and more fun!”


I created this note on Facebook and had some fantastic feedback which encouraged me to post it on my blog. I hope this blog post can help you achieve your goals in becoming a Professional Makeup Artist today . The next generation of make-up artists excites me and if there is anything I can do to help those achieve their dream as a make-up artist that makes me happy,  please do message me for any guidance you may need. In my eyes I’m new to this industry and believe this is the start of my career for me, however the experience I have had may help those along the way.

Karla
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