Beauty Tip Of The Week # 8 How To Wear Eyeliner After Lash Extensions ~

How To Wear Eyeliner After Eyelash Extensions
 From the series of video segments I shot for

Eyelash extensions are single, individual, generally synthetic lashes that are glued one by one onto your existing lashes 

with formaldehyde free adhesive.

They generally last about 3 weeks before they need replacing.

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They have a similar effect to strip lashes,

except that they are semi permanent.

Most women find they don’t really need to use eyeliner

with lash extensions as the lashline is so enhanced by them.

However if you do choose to wear a liner, you have to be careful that you don’t destroy your new lashes. 

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Here’s what I recommend: 

Check the label on your eyeliner.

Avoid cream or oil based liners as they can disrupt the adhesive and make your expensive lash extensions fall out.  

Liquid liners typically don’t contain oils but can be more stubborn to remove.

A good trick is to use a dark eyeshadow and an eyeliner brush

Take the dark shadow along the lash line and build depth and color.

Next take your gel or cream liner along the lashline but not up against the lashes themselves. The shadow you applied in the first step will give you the depth of color you need at the lashes, enabling you to trick the appearance of  your gel liner and making it look like it goes all the way to the lashes themselves.

Be very gentle when removing any eyeliner. 

Don’t use oil based eye-makeup removers.

Either purchase products from your eyelash technician, or use a very gentle cleansing milk and a QTip. 

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Beauty Tip Of The Week #7 Go Easy On Powder

We use powder to set foundation. 
Most foundations will slip and slide away if they are not set with a powder. 
But if you over powder a face the complexion will look dusty, dried out, heavy and sometimes even opaque.


This week’s beauty tip is to only use powder where you need it.
I like to set the eye area, and if I am using a powder blush, the cheek area. Otherwise I let the skin be until I am finished makeup, then just lightly powder they shiny areas.
That way skin can still glow and look radiant.


Beauty Tip of The Week # 6 Color Deposit Shampoo

Want a quick and easy way to revitalize your look?
Nothing pretties up your look quite like brightening your hair. 
When your hair looks bright and shiny your skin glows along with it and you look fresh and alive.


When the winter blahs hit you, when summer sun and surf strip your hair or when you are in between color touch ups or when you are just feeling a little flat, brighten up your vibe with a color depositing shampoo.

My new beauty addiction is Pure Blends Hydrating Color Depositing Shampoo. This one is sulphate free, sodium chloride free and actually contains a semi permanent color which deposits life and vibrancy back into your hair. 
It is high lather but super hydrating, and works on fade prevention as well as revitalizing. 
I use Marigold to keep my red hair looking bright and alive, and several of my blonde friends use Lemon Pure Blends to tone their hair.
Below is a color selection chart:


Shade Selector  


Violet: Violet base maintains the coolness of white, gray and pale blonde hair, preventing warm tones.  

Lemon: Pale beige base maintains pale to medium blonde hair producing neutral blond tones. Sun: Beige yellow base maintains light, medium and dark blonde hair producing warm sunny tones.  

Marigold: Orange yellow base maintains the brightness of copper, auburn and warm brown tones.  

Red: Red base maintains the brightness of bright red and red brown tones.  

Cherry: Red violet base maintains the coolness of red, red brown, and burgundy tones.  

Chestnut: Orange yellow brown base maintains the richness of warm brown chocolate tones.  

Cocoa: Cool brown base maintains the richness of neutral cool brown tones preventing warmth. Orchid: Blue gray base maintains the depth of dark brown to black hair preventing warmth.  

Pure Blends is made by the same company who make my other absolute beauty addiction, Simply Smooth Magic Potion, which I reviewed here

Find out more about this incredible product line and all their other hair treatment products here or go to