So… Makeup Myths

There are a few misconceptions around skincare that have been going around for a long time. Some of these myths have been around for longer than anyone can really trace back and to some degree they sound like they make perfect sense but if you look a little closer the truth starts to come out in the details. Now the one we’re going to be discussing is only one of many that are going around and I’m sure there are ones that I’ve never even heard about but how am I supposed to talk about something I’ve never heard of? I think I’m starting to ramble a little bit so why don’t we just go straight to the actual myths now.

Eye Gel and Eye Cream are the same thing

Absolutely not. No. Just no. Okay So I understand that maybe they do the same thing and they’re used in really similar ways but they aren’t the same thing. I didn’t do a good job of justifying my objection there. Here let me put it another way. Although eye gel and eye cream are indeed similar products in their intended results and their ingredients that does not change the fact that the distinct difference in their viscosity and overall opaqueness means that they both serve very different purposes. Eye gels are better when used for day time use as part of your morning routines because they are clear and absorb much more easily into the skin as compared to eye cream. Eye cream is usually applied in larger more generous amounts in order to soak your skin which is why it’s better applied at night when there are no other makeup products at risk of running on your face. When using something such as the lovely lunar eye gel its purpose is more as part of preparing your skin for the other makeup included in your morning routine. Think of eye gel as Bruce Wayne and Eye Cream is Batman and if that comparison made no sense to you then bottom line Cream is for the night and Gel is for the day time.

Debunking More Health Hacks Soon!

I’ve been busy reading up about even more health hacks that I believe to be false.

I can tell you now that my findings have been very interesting indeed!

I need a little more time to put all of my research together, but rest assured that I will be posting more content on the blog soon.

5 things women should know about shampooing hair

Washing your hair is one of the important things a woman does. Honestly great looking makeup and an amazing full ensemble of your best clothes can be torn down by horrible looking unhealthy hair. In the same way that a girl could have literally little or no makeup on, be wearing an actual clown costume complete with giant boots but still look amazing as the wind blows her long perfect hair (not necessarily saying long is better but come on ladies she’s going to need some killer hair to redeem the clown outfit). So it’s always important to take good care of your hair. Not everybody actually knows the right things to do in that regard however. Now if you look at our list and already knew everything then good for you keep working that fantastic look we know you’re rocking. We encourage you all to look over the list though because there may be one or two things you didn’t know or were taught the complete opposite of. Better safe than sorry. 

#1 Only shampoo thoroughly wet hair 

Again if you already knew this then good for you but there are actually people out there who don’t know this fact. So we’ll say it again, soak that hair before shampooing it. Concentrate on the scalp when it comes to shampoo and DO NOT use your nails. Some doctors say that you should avoid circular motions because those can cause tangles in your hair. 

#2 Conditioner beforehand 

Now don’t go crazy with this one just put a little conditioner before you shampoo your hair. So this step is done after you soak it and before you shampoo it. The idea is that the conditioner will protect the ends from drying out. Also this is only for women with longer hair. 

 

Purple Shampoo for Blonde Hair

 

#3 Skipping shampoo 

There isn’t a hard and fast rule but a lot of people seem to be under the impression that you should shampoo every day. Not the case. You should shampoo whenever you hair feels too oily. If you shampoo daily then the hair gets stripped of all its essential oils and dries out quicker throughout the day. If you’re still sitting there wondering how often you should shampoo here’s a suggestion 2-3 days without shampoo for straight hair and about a week without shampoo for the curlier hairs out there (remember to adjust as necessary though if it’s too oily or too dry since everybody’s body is different). Also, if you have blonde or grey hair, it’s important to pick the correct shampoo! I know Purple shampoo works great on blondes so please give that a go first!

#4 Hot shower sparingly 

You actually shouldn’t always use hot water to shower with. It may feel amazing to have nice relaxing hot shower but it’s actually pretty bad for your hair because it leads to dryness and stiffer hair overall. If you really can’t resist the hot shower try taking the temperature to just a nice low warm level and right before hopping out of the shower rinse of with some cold water to close you pores and follicles back up. 

#5 Conditioning takes time 

This is advice given assuming you already use conditioner. If you’re applying conditioner properly then rinsing it off immediately after then you’ve literally done close to nothing to help your hair. Leave the conditioner in the hair for at least 5 minutes so it can work its scientific magic on repairing your hair and revitalizing it. Shampoo is mostly to get things clean so it’s alright to rinse off almost immediately but conditioner is there to rebuild and help the hair recover from damage so just give 5 minutes preferably 7 minutes is perfect but 5 works just fine. 

Debunking new health myths

One of the things I’ve got really into recently is finding new health trends and exposing them as either being useless or not particularly beneficial.

Similarly sometimes we hear things about food and diet that has been discovered to be a myth. I also like looking further into these, and I often find that they are in fact not myths.

In the future I’ll be using this site to talk and write more about this. Keep an eye out!

Looking after your skin while applying makeup

Lots of people believe that overall, makeup is detrimental to your skin. There’s no denying that some products out there will give some people breakouts. In fact almost every product will eventually to at least one person getting breakouts.

The question is, do these products have an overall detrimental effect on the health of your skin.

The answer is yes and no. Some do and some don’t. The difference is in the ingredients. I am always banging on about the importance ingredients to my friends and family. Not only in food but in cosmetic products too!

The quality of the ingredients will also be the main contributing factor behind whether or not it leads to complications with your skin.

Despite all these potential issues, the popularity of makeup isn’t showing any signs of abating. In fact, as an industry it is growing at a monumental rate.

This means that the majority of the female population are still applying makeup despite the fact that it may be causing problems with their skin. They have two main ways of getting around this problem.

makeup and skincare

A) finding and using makeup products that are skin friendly, and B) Incorporating the use of skincare products into their daily makeup routine. Both are surprisingly effective.

For today I want to mainly focus on method A). One main way looking after your skin while applying makeup is ensuring the mainstay products of your routine (I’m talking about the primers, foundation, lipsticks, blusher etc etc) all have hydrating properties.

In terms of primers, the easiest thing to do is use one that is water based. To whittle your options down even further, look for one that contains antioxidants and you’ll be on your way to a winner. Lunar Glow’s make up primer is a great go-to, fits the bill and has a lovely affect on the skin. I’m yet to find someone who has used it and not felt this way.

Covering all the other products might be a step too far for this post, but I’ll be more than happy to continue this discussion if that is something you’d like to see. Just let me know!

The Key to a Healthy Beard

Welcome back once again guys and gals. How was everyone’s festive break? I ate so much cheese!

I’m back today to talk about ‘the key to a healthy beard’! I’ll be discussing the products and steps I believe you need to take to ensure your beard stays at optimum health. I’ll also be busting a few myths along the way like usual!

So to begin – the first thing I wanted to mention (and the first myth I wanted to bust) was about beard growth oil. There are so many of these on the market nowadays, it’s hard to shop on eBay or Amazon without finding one displaying some outrageous claim about growth results.

beard growth results

Let me nip this in the bud (or beard!) right here and now. There is no evidence whatsoever that there is any ingredient or component in these products that aids or speeds the process of facial hair growth. It is all just baloney!

Trust me, I’ve purchased quite a few, and I am yet to find one that works, or even remotely helps. When it comes to growth oil, don’t bother!

A much simpler and more rational regime to adopt is one where on a daily basis you use regular conditioning oil, or better yet, beard balm.

Beard balm usually has so many great ingredients that really nourish and condition the beard. Personally I cannot get enough of the stuff.

My regime usually consists of the following…

Wake up, shower and use beard wash on my facial hair. After coming out, I pat my beard dry. Then I whack out this balm for my beard (my favourite kind) and scoop a small amount out of the tin with my thumbnail. Because I’ve just been in the shower, the skin and hair on my neck and face will still be relatively warm. This helps the balm melt slightly, making it much easier to distribute.

There you have it – my go-to guide for beard grooming. Jot it down or print it off and get to work!

More on it’s way

Just a quick note to say that we have some more content coming your way soon. We will be sticking on the a similar theme to our last two posts – We’ve had a great reaction from them, so we’d like to continue in a similar vein. Please come back soon to see what we’ve been up to!

New Beard Part 2.

Hey again folks. I enjoyed writing the first post about my beard so much that I’ve decided to write an extended second part.

Towards the end of the post I mentioned how having my new facial hair has led me to pursue the use of various different grooming products. I mentioned the fact that beard oil was my favourite.

However, since then I’ve come across a product that trumps that! One that I think would also make an incredible gift for Christmas too.

The product itself contains beard oil (that you well know I’m a huge fan of), beard wash, a miniature beard balm, and a small foldable beard comb to boot! How cool is that!

With it’s help perhaps I might look like this come Christmas!

Christmas Beard

I found it at a very reasonable price, and ended up buying two haha! The product comes in really cool, slick packaging, so I thought I’d purchase one for myself, and the other would make a great gift for my best friend who is also growing out his facial hair.

His birthday is coming up, but I think I will save it until Christmas to give it to him as it looks as if it will make the ultimate xmas present. The presentation is great, and it comes in a sturdy box that will be easy to wrap and look very presentable.

The item itself is called a beard grooming kit, and I found it on this website. Both my items were delivered promptly and packaged nicely, straight to my door. What more could I ask for!

The only problem I have now is sorting out Christmas presents for all my non-bearded friends and family. Doing that sort of purchasing proves to be much more tricky! I’ll just have to use my new kit as inspiration and try and get them so other well packaged products in time. Wish me luck!

Another Revelation up our Sleeve…

We have something very big coming your way…

I’m so excited by the prospect of it that I’m tempted to give the game away and tell you now!

To find out what the hell I’m talking about please come back here tomorrow so you can feast your eyes upon our awesome new post. See you then!