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Budget Friendly Eyebrow Products

Budget Friendly Eyebrow Products

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When Sali Hughes makes a budget product recommendation, I will usually rush out to buy it staright away. No shame there! So when she recently said she liked the Sleek Eyebrow Stylist I jumped on the sleek website and ordered two.

I have been looking for a new eyebrow product for a while. I have been using the MUA Pro Brow kit for a while, and while I really like it, I wanted to try a pencil-type product- but most of them come with a really high price tag! This was the perfect solution to trying a new product without worrying if it didn’t work out for me.

I ordered the Light and the Medium colours – even though I have very dark hair, my eyebrows quite sparse and my hair is very fine, and I don’t really like the ‘super drawn on’ eyebrow look; just a little extra definition and filling in the gaps is all I am after.

The Sleek Eyebrow Stylist comes with a waxy pencil nib that is triangular in shape, and on the other end a spooly to brush and groom the brows into place. I brush the spooly through before and after applying the product, as I feel it gives me that more natural look. I’ve mainly been playing with the medium colour, and I love the shape of the nib. It allows me to create very fine lines in the thinner parts of my brows, and fill in and define with the thicker parts… but it does take some practice. I am very glad I didn’t go darker, but again, that’s my personal taste of that more natural every day look. I am dying to get to a NARS counter and have a girl do massive statement brows on me one day. Just for fun!

Having been an eye brow powder girl for so long it is taking a little bit of getting used to. Brows definitely take longer with a pencil that with powder and a brush, but I am enjoying the change. It also lasts much longer than the powder does!

The Sleek Eyebrow Stylist retails for $8.99 US.

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My Favourite Skin Care Product.

Face Oils

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I honestly don’t know what I was doing all those years before I used face oils. Even when I did start using face oils, I would dab them around my mouth and eyes, like a targeted treatment product. Oh, yes, times have changed.

Face oils are my favourite skin care product. Could I live without them? If I was going to prison, maybe. But do I want to? No. And these are the three staples in my skin care routine. I use oil on my face at night, after serum and before eye cream. I only use a night cream if I really feel I need to.

Trilogy Rose Hip Oil. This is a can’t-live-without-it product for me. I love it. I love it so much. Yes, you need to use rose hip oil just about every day for a long period of time before you start seeing results – in six weeks I noticed that my scars were fading, and after six months of every second night use, my skin tone is very even and my skin feels great. If I take a week off from using this oil, I can really tell the difference. I have tried a whole lot of different brands, and in my opinion, not all rose hip oils are created equally. The Trilogy branded rose hip oil is certified organic, has a lovely thick and heavy texture, and has no added fragrance or rubbish I have found in other brands (even though it’s not listed on the ingredients- how do they get away with that!?!?!).

I hold the drops of oil (usually four to cover my face, neck and décolletage) in the palm of my hand for about 30 seconds before applying it; I find this really warms the oil up and makes it easier to apply evenly (for the record I do this with all of my oils). This is just the best product to make your skin hydrated, even out skin tone, work on dark spots or scars, and keep the wrinkles at bay.

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate: This is such a little treasure. Although it is far more expensive than the rose hip oil, this little beauty smells divine and really works on brightening your skin. I use this about twice a week, or I mix a drop or two in with my rose hip oil. It’s a dry oil- it sinks into the skin very quickly and I always have to use a moisturizer afterwards. I like the way it feels on my skin, and adore the brightening effect on my face. Love this product (and so does my husband).

Clarins Blue Orchid Oil. This is the kind of product that deserves a very slow O.M. G. The smell of this oil puts me in mind of a day spa, the cool and expert hands of a beauty therapist and soothing music *swoon*. The aromatherapudic (is that a word?) element of this oil alone makes it worth the price. As you can see in the photo above, I have nearly run out of this. Yes this oil is incredibly effective on dry and dehydrated skin. Yes, it plumps up your skin and makes you feel amazing, espcecially the next day. But what really makes me love the Clarins Blue Orchid Oil is that I know if I have had a stressful day, or if I am feeling a little worked up before bed time, applying this oil will make me feel relaxed, at ease and ready for a good nights sleep. What a gem.

What are your favourite face oils?

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