Monday, August 13, 2012

Mosquito bites = black pantyhose

I am spending the last few days of summer wearing black pantyhose or pants everyday. Why? Well, I spent a week up north and ended up being bitten all over my legs by mosquitos and biting midges. Nasty little buggers. You can protect yourself from mosquitos with mosquito spray but there's no way to hide from the biting midges, other than covering yourself in tar (not my favoite option) or just staying inside.

So as a result from my northern Finland expedition my legs look like I have had the worst case of chickenpox. Obviously not scratching the bites would have prevented this.... But it just was so darn itchy!!!

Anyway, the point that I want to make with this post (yes there is one) is that it is really hard to find good quality pantyhose. I have long time ago given up on buying pantyhose from the convenient stores or super markets. If you're in luck you can make the covenient store crap last in good shape for maybe few weeks before you get a hole in them. So annoying. Using nailpolish or hairspray to fix the holes in the pantyhose just gets so tiredsome and pointless after awhile.

So after a long and painfull hunt for the perfect pantyhose I found one. I fell in love the DIMs. They just make some really good quality pantyhose. They last in good shape for  a very long time, no holes no nothing. They feel super comfy on you and they have a thin waist strap so that not everyone can see your love handels or the awkward fact that you are wearing pantyhose. The best part is that after a wash they do not have any fuzz or nap on them.

I just had to share this big revelations with you.

Enjoy the last days of our short summer and do not scratch!!!

You can find DIM pantyhose for example here.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Make up tips: How to avoid eyeshadow fall out

Now we have all been there. You have applied your foundation and done an amazing eyeshadow design and you look just gorgeous and ready to head out or you are in a hurry and you really do not have time to do anything else but a quick make-up. Then you notice it.... eyeshadow fall out under your eyes. You panic and try to wipe it off making it even worse and spreading the eyeshadow all over your face.

Ok, maybe not entirely like that, but you know what I mean. Eyeshadow fall out is annoying and really annoying to get rid off once it is there. But there are few tricks that you can use in order to avoid this problem.

1. Dab it do not drag it

Glitter or shimmering eyeshadows are the worse when it comes to fall outs. Therefore it's important that when applying those sort of shades use a dabbing motion. Just gently dab (do not drag) the eyeshadow on your eyes with an eyeshadow brush.

2. Do your eyes first

If you are doing a really detailed eye design with really dark and shimmering colors, the best way to avoid fall out is just to do your eyes first and rest of your face later. This way you can just wipe off the fall out without messing up the rest of your make-up. Just use regular make-up remover or make-up remover wipes.
3. The powder method

Another good trick is to dab some loose powder under your eyes.  Now the idea is that the powder will capture all the fall out and the only thing you have to do is to swipe the loose powder fall out mix off with a big fluffy brush.

4. Try taping it

Glitter or shimmer eyeshadow fall outs are easily removed by using tape. Just take a piece of tape and start dabbing the fall out. Now this is probably the most time consuming way of getting rid off fall out but it does work. The glitter and shimmer particles are big enough to get caught in the tape. This trick is good if it is only glitter or shimmer eyeshadow that you have to worry about.

5. The tissue method

When applying your eyeshadow hold a tissue underneath your eyes. All the fall out will fall on the tissue instead of your face.

There you go. There are several ways to defeat the problem. I myself use the powder method and sometimes just do my eyes first.
Do you have any secret tricks on how to deal with eyeshadow fall out?