Love Mink Lashes? 10 Best Cruelty-free Alternatives

Mink lashes that are cruelty free

If your mascara just isn’t fulfilling your dream of having enviable, ridiculously thick lashes, it might be time to toss the tube and check out faux mink lashes. As someone cursed with tragically thin lashes, I’ve spent years searching for falsies that were lightweight and looked natural but still had a significant impact on my … Read more

How Much Do Lash Extensions Cost?

How Much Do Lash Extensions Cost?

If you’re sick of fumbling with mascara wands every morning, eyelash extensions may be a worthy investment. So, how much do lash extensions cost? The answer is this, affordable extensions start at $120 while fancier extensions, like those that use real mink fur, start at $300. Of course, the price of lash extensions varies depending … Read more

Can You Wear Eyeliner With Lash Extensions?

Can you wear eyeliner with eyelash extensions?

If you’re a makeup lover, you’ve probably wondered: can you wear eyeliner with lash extensions? The good news is, yes, you can! Finding the right eyeliner is not as hard as it may seem. It comes down to finding products with non-damaging ingredients. Choosing eyeliners that will play well with your lash materials is key … Read more

Why The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a Favorite For Thirsty Skin

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid Serum

There’s so much hype around The Ordinary hyaluronic acid. You’re probably well-acquainted with the brand. But you have reservations about this specific product. Should you or shouldn’t you give this cult-favorite a try? I’m a long-time beauty writer who’s a personal fan of The Ordinary hyaluronic acid. As such, I’m in the perfect position to … Read more

The Best Eyelash Extension Glue That’s Safe for Your Eyes (Hint: It’s Not School Glue)

Best eyelash extension glue

Nope, the best eyelash extension glue is NOT Elmers glue! The best eyelash extension glue IS long-lasting, safe to use on the sensitive skin around your eyes, and free from formaldehyde. As a professional, I’ve learned that it’s important to keep the right supplies on hand, starting with eyelash extension glue. It took a few … Read more

The Ordinary Niacinamide | Worth the Hype?

The Oridnary Niacinamide

You’ve seen it in Sephora, at Target, and Diecem.com. You’ve scrutinized the before/after comparisons on Reddit. You’ve even pored over every 4- and 5-star customer review. Now, you’re thinking if you should take the plunge and get your first bottle of The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%. So, should you? (Drum roll, please.) As … Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Getting Lash Extensions Plus Pro Care Tips

Lash extensions

What started as a fun beauty experiment for a girl’s day out has become one of my signature looks. I’m talking about wearing lash extensions! So, what are lash extensions? Lash extensions are synthetic or animal-derived fibers that are manually attached to each one of your natural eyelashes to make them look fuller, longer, and … Read more

How to Get That Natural Eyelash Extensions Look

Natural eyelash extensions

If you want to crack that natural eyelash extensions look, keep reading. Not all eyelash extensions have to look like dramatic butterfly wings on your eyes. I’ve worked as a licensed cosmetologist for more than five years and have heard plenty of misconceptions about eyelash extensions. You can get a natural look with eyelash extensions … Read more

A Lash Newbies Guide to Classic, Hybrid and Volume Eyelash Extensions

Classic eyelash extensions

Classic eyelash extensions vs hybrid vs volume lash extensions, what’s the difference? Each lash type is unique and varies depending on the materials and volume of lashes used in the process. Classic eyelash extensions look the most natural and are good for everyday wear. Volume extensions are extremely dense and are popular for special occasions. … Read more

How to Clean Eyelash Extensions The Right Way

How to clean eyelash extensions safely

Is there anything more disturbing than dirty eyelash extensions? With time lash extensions develop a buildup of unsightly makeup debris, dead skin, oil buildup, and dirt. Do you know how to clean eyelash extensions or how to take care of eyelash extensions? Unfortunately, most people don’t know how to clean them without ruining them. But, … Read more

Is Cerave Cruelty Free and Vegan?

Is Cerave Cruelty Free?

Is CeraVe cruelty-free? The short answer is no, however, the CeraVe website states that animal testing is not carried out on their products. Confused? Let’s delve more into CeraVe and what to look for when buying cruelty-free and vegan-friendly skincare. As an award-winning skin treatment professional with over twenty years of experience in the skin … Read more

Glycolic Acid vs Lactic Acid

Glycolic acid vs lactic acid

As a long time beauty writer, I’ve covered almost every skincare ingredient under the sun, from the most-talked-about ones (like niacinamide) to beauty hypes in recent years — hey, bakuchiol, I’m looking at you. 😉 Safe to say, I’ve been around the block with chemical exfoliants, like glycolic acid and lactic acid. This makes me … Read more

Sugaring Aftercare

Sugaring aftercae 101

Sugaring is a healthy hair removal method that will keep your skin smooth and hairless with minimal pain. In this article, I’ll explain and illustrate what sugaring is, how it works, and the best sugaring aftercare process to follow.  As a cosmetologist for over five years, I love sugaring above all other types of waxing. … Read more

How to Use Oil to Relax Lash Lift

How to use oil to relax a lash lift

Let’s face it, life isn’t always perfect. And sometimes, neither is your lash lift. So what can you do to relax an over-processed lift? The answer is simple, use oil to relax your lash lift. If you’ve ever had a lash lift treatment where your eyelashes are so curled they’re basically high-fiving your eyelids, you’ll … Read more

5 Simple Rules For Lash Lift Aftercare

Lash lift aftercare

The first 24-72 hours following your lash lift treatment are the most important. This is because how you care for your lashes immediately following your lift will determine how long your lash lift lasts and how soon you will need to book your next appointment. Follow these simple lash lift aftercare rules to maximize the … Read more