Dangerous Beauty! Part 1

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but damn do we do anything to come off as beautiful. This isn’t a new statement or mindblowing revelation, it’s as old as our great ancestors who would do anything to bang and pop out kids.

Bless humans, we are so, so simple. Something new or talked about swirls in the air, and we’ll try it… even if we people who are selling really don’t know what they’re giving out.

This will be the first post in the series of dangerous beauty products and practices throughout history (and sometimes, not so much history as ‘literally today’). From corneas falling out to burns to poisons to becoming radioactive, we’ll look at the secretly deadly and insane ways we’ve made ourselves beautiful.
This post is very short but next month or so I hope to have the next part out.

 

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Who Wants A Simple Skincare Routine Printable

Skincare routine by shedoesstuff.com

 

 

Hey everyone, I hope the upcoming Christmas insanity hasn’t made you lose all composure just yet.

I thought I’d share a printable I made for both The Evil Assistant and myself for our updated beauty routines. I was going to do a more in-depth weekday one showing when to use acids (AHA and BHAs) and retinols buuuut that whole “Catalina update sucks and I don’t have access to my Photoshop CS6 anymore” thing is still happening… you know, that ole chestnut!

At least I can share this simple routine with you now and give you some other quick tips to keep in mind.

 

  1. Use retinols at night only.
  2. Remember to ease into new routines, i.e. acids and retinol products should be used once a week then built up from there.
  3. Alternate acids and retinol use, e.g. Monday = acids, Tuesday = retinol, etc.

 

 

DON’T MIX

 

Mechanical exfoliants with chemical exfoliants
(sonic brushes then any “__ acid”, fruit enzymes like pineapple and AHAs/BHAs)

Benzoyl Peroxide and chemical exfoliants

Benzoyl Peroxide and retinol

Vitamin C and AHA/BHAs

 

You can find a full list of no-go pairings here at Beautiful With Brains and  The Derm Store.

 

 

Reptilian Scale Claw Nails

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I know, I know, it’s another nails post! I was going to add this to the branded nails post and have a Super Mega Nails post but it would have been way too long and the Assistant has been prodded and poked to do a Halloween makeup post so… I’ll we’ll try to get on that!

For now I want to show you one of my favourite nail looks, dragon-like, reptilian scale nails! All you need is some false nails, Blu-Tack, nail glue, nail file, and nail polish.

 

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Brand Spotlight: Drew Barrymore’s Flower Beauty Makeup

 

Look I know the audio is terrible but we have days of audio issues, including the fixed and cleaned audio suddenly being swallowed so enjoy this mess but I hope you learn something THANK YOU! We’re looking at Drew Barrymore’s makeup line, FLOWER!

 

I will (shut up I know what you’re going to say) be taking a few weeks away from making posts as I have to do some other things, but I will be a good girl and updating the socials (Facebook even though I hate it, Twitter and Instagram), so follow us on those or maybe just none if you want, I won’t pressure you, so enjoy the video and see you again soon!

Review/FI time!: Sephora Avengers-themed Brush Set

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It’s been a month since I felt empty inside aka Avengers: Endgame premiered and now Sephora Australia have dropped their limited edition Marvel brushes, along with some brand-spankin’ new makeup pieces. For today though I have the brush set so let’s dive in and have a closer look!

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