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  • InBeauty

    From the Weird to the Practical: Top Celebrity Beauty Hacks

    Over the past few years, we have heard some of the most bizarre beauty hacks from celebrities, as well as the most brilliant. To save you the trouble of searching for each and every one of them, we have put together a collection of the best celebrity beauty hacks below.

    7 Top Celebrity Beauty Hacks

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  • InHair

    Lottabody Control Me Edge Gel Review

    Lottabody Control Me Edge Gel

    Looking for something to lay those edges! Lottabody Control Me Edge Gel for relaxed and natural hair might be just for you. This Edge Gel has help to keep my edges in place, I just take a toothbrush and brush a pea size amount (a little goes a long way) of the edge gel on my hair then I proceed to tie my hair with a silk wrap, after removing the silk wrap my hair is left laid with no sign of flaking, greasy or that sticky feeling. This edge control does not harden my hair, it helps to tame my frizz and keep it moisturized. Read more

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  • InHair

    Oil Rinsing with Conditioner

     
    If you have coarse, thick hair that can be hard to manage at times, then you might want to consider oil rinsing. As this helps to soften the hair and make it much easier to manage and maintain.

    I normally oil rinse my hair every time I shampoo since this makes my hair softer and more manageable. If you have problems with dry hair then this Oil Rinsing method is good for you. You can use any of the recommended oils mentioned below along with conditioner of your choice. I prefer to use VO5 since its cheaper than other brands and my hair uses a lot of products. 

    Benefits of Oil Rinsing 
    • moisture retention
    • hair becomes much easier to detangle
    • less single strand knots 
    • smoother, softer, shinier hair 
    • eliminates frizz 
    • gives a natural shine 
     
    Recommended oils 
    • coconut oil
    • olive oil
    • almond oil
    • grape seed oil
    • castor oil
    How to Oil Rinse
     
    1.     Thoroughly wash hair with shampoo and rinse
    2.     Select your oil of choice and apply it to your hair 
    3.     Apply conditioner and massage into scalp and unto hair 
    4.     Allow the oil and the conditioner to sit on your hair for 15-20 minutes, you can also put a plastic cap over hair.
    5.     Rinse hair thoroughly using cold water.
    6.     Style hair as desired
     
    Have you tried oil rinsing? If yes, did you like your result? If not, would you try it and post your result in the comment box below.
     
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  • InMakeup

    DIY Dip Brow Pomade

    DIY Dip Brow Pomade

    We love when our brows are on fleek. There are several ways to achieve on fleek brows or the famous Instagram brow and finding the right product is a starter. Follow this easy Diy Dip Brow Pomade instruction for an easy application to fill in your brows.

    What you will need for DIY Dip Brow Pomade

    • Beeswax
    • Coconut oil
    • Bowl
    • Pot of simmering water
    • Oil of choice ( hair oil, almond oil, olive oil etc.)
    • Cold jug
    • Eyeshadows (mix of browns, black or colour of your choice)
    • Small container

    Follow the provided steps

    Step 1: Place 2 tablespoons of beeswax and coconut oil into a glass bowl.
    Step 2: Proceed to melt over a simmering pot of water.
    Step 3: Once melted add a few drops of your choice of oil to the mixture and stir together
    Step 4: You can pour the mixture into a cool jug while continuing to mix that way it will cool down faster.
    Step 5: Add 2 tablespoon eyeshadow of choice to the mixture and mix, mix, mix until it has a smooth and creamy consistency.

    Step 6: Transfer to a small container and it should be ready for use.

    If you tried this method of making your own dip brow pomade, write your feedback in the comment box below.

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  • InMakeup

    How to Clean Makeup Brushes

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    How often do you clean your makeup brushes? 

    This practice should not be overlooked, as it is one of the most important things we should do before reusing of makeup tools. Makeup brushes can be a breeding ground for bacteria and natural oils that transmits onto your brushes; every time they come into contact with your skin. Especially if you use them on clients; it is possible that you are picking up germs and transferring them to the skin. Washing makeup brushes should be a regular part of one’s beauty routine; whether by doing it daily or weekly but not monthly. When you use makeup brushes bits of makeup, oil dirt and even bacteria often times get trapped between the brush bristles. Taking proper care of your makeup brushes can prevent clogged pores and pesky breakouts; it also helps to maintain the quality of your brush. So learning how to clean the brushes properly is one of the best ways to protect your investment. 

    Cleaning makeup brushes is very quick and easy. For daily cleaning one can purchase a daily brush cleaner and by spraying it on the brushes after each use will help to maintain the brushes. For once a week, a deep cleaning treatment is required. (Note that brushes will need more time to dry after deep cleaning). 



    Wash your brushes preferably at night and allow them to dry so they will be ready for the next day, or right after you apply your makeup. You just want to make sure you allow enough time for them to dry thoroughly before using.

    Follow these steps to learn how to deep clean makeup brushes

    You will need
    ·         A shallow bowl 
    ·         Gentle clarifying shampoo or baby shampoo
    ·         Olive oil
    ·         Water
    ·         Paper Towel or clean cloth



    Instructions

    1.     Run your brushes under lukewarm water, rinse out all of the makeup residues. Focus mainly on the actual bristles and avoid water to get close to the handle; as this can loosen the glue that holds the bristles.
    2.     Fill the bowl with lukewarm water and add a small amount of shampoo and olive oil then gently swirl the brush tip in the water. You can also swirl the brush bristles in the palm of your hand to work up a lather.
    3.      Rinse the brush bristles under running water and repeat steps 2 and then rinse until the water runs clear from the brush bristles.
    4.     Use a cloth or paper towel to wipe brush clean, and reshape bristles as you go.
    5.     Lay the brushes flat on a cloth or paper towel to dry.
     

    There are also specially formulated brush cleaning shampoo on the market, that can be purchased online or in stores. A gentle clarifying or baby shampoo will do the trick though.

    Cinema Brush Cleaner
    Sephora, M.A.C & e.l.f brush cleaners
    Brush Cleaning Tips
    ·         To clean the handle of the brush, use rubbing alcohol to disinfect the handles
    ·         Apply clear nail polish over the numbers or names that are written on the brush, so they will not wear off and brushes will be easier to be identified
    ·         To keep brushes feeling soft use a small amount of conditioner and massage it gently into the bristles, rinse with lukewarm water and lay flat to dry.

    How to Clean Makeup Brushes
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