Sunday, 3 February 2013

Everyone Is Talking About...HD Eyebrows.

Not Megan Fox
Step away from the HD photographs of Megan Fox apparently we can look that striking, the word on the street its all about the eyebrows. I suppose girls like me have driven the demand for this sort of thing, someone who brings in a picture to the beauticians and asks to look like 'that' girl because her eyebrows are fab.

For years we have tried to pluck and wax those unnecessary hairs of our brows and one day said hey big eyebrows are sexy and just then we copped! They really are. Women are becoming more and more powerful and I guess just like men we want to show of our power through these dark and thick eyebrows.
Girls start this mad phase of plucking and waxing their eyebrows from a very early age now, what no one tells us is that the older we get the harder it is to grow them back into shapes that we desire. Waxing also may cause saggy skin when we are old ladies... We definitely dont want that and lets be honest with ourselves we do want to look like the great icons with huge brows. We are all about the dark and bushy!

Certain trends have come in for tattooing of the eyebrows, dont be fooled no one envies those girls. They dont look good and men find it freaky. Also no one mentions that you still need to pluck them after they are tattooed on. No thanks. What happened to the 'natural look', I know I laughed too when I said that... Natural look takes just as much effort as the fake look.

So what are HD eyebrows and why should we get them done?

Its a seven step procedure... I know sounds daunting. It takes about an hour and cost around 30 euros. HD eyebrows are basically reshaping your eyebrows, they focus on redesigning them and making them look thinker. This involves tinting, waxing, threading and some plucking of the brows. In short they are gonna look at you and decide what kind of eyebrows suit your structure and try and make that happen. Usually for people who have very little eyebrows it can take up to 3 sessions to perfect the eyebrows but apparently the more you go the better they will look, but of course they will tell you that.

Wanna give them a go yourself.. Eh we thought so. There are a lot of talented ladies on the world of YouTube who can help but here is what your gonna need.
1. An eyebrow pencil

There are so many to choose from it will melt your brain standing around trying to pick a decant one, I use MAC Eye Brow Pencil.
I mean everyone constantly goes on about how great MAC is... This however is genius. Its so soft and easy to use, you just draw the shape around your excising brows and make a complete new one (even if there are no hairs there).

It should be around 20 euro but definitely worth the investment it does wonders on a night out.

2. Brown Eyeshadow

Any brown eyeshadow that matches your tone will do, just make sure its stands out but not too much!
This eyebrow kit is genius. I have had mine for nearly 2 years now and use it every single day. One size is wax and the other shadow so you can apply the wax to keep your eyebrows in place, and dont worry this will not make them look greasy or rotten looking, it works.

I would recommend one of these as en investment its a whole of 35 euro in Benefit but there are similar ones in Urban Decay and other brands so shop around...

3. Eye brush, preferably angle one (I most of the time you any old yoke if I am in a rush)

This bad boy is TopShops creation, love being able to use one brush for several jobs, this is two brushes...
The angled brush is perfect for eyebrows, allows you to fill them in more evenly.

4. Concealer is very much just as important as any other thing on this list to apply for underneath the eyes for highlighting of the arches of the brows.


Found this great tutorial showing just that...

Friday, 1 February 2013

The Secret Nobody Wants To Talk About

This post is strictly not for men. We dont want to give away all our secrets...

No its not fake eyelashes, tan or hair extensions these secrets are already out... Not only amongst women but men as well. We are trying so hard to look like these fake women on tv and magazines that its hard to keep up. Christmas has left us few pounds too generous. The secret came out when Bridget Jones introduced 'huge nickers" into the equation...
We all laughed "Bridget you are ridiculous...", secretly however we went and bought a pair or wondered where to get one at least.
The skinny girls laugh and we all chuckle along hiding this little secret of ours, they are not for old 70 year old ladies, oh no. With the junk food and wine consumption increasing over the cold winter months the little pooch where we keep our cookies needs to be tucked away.

I have a friend who was always very sporty and always kept fit until she had a change of career and found herself needing one of these sexy undies. She always laughed and then the day came when she asked me where I purchased mine. This is not an overweight kind of issue this is that little tuck of those unnecessary bumps in a tight dress. Its a bit of a confidence booster.
We can always loose a bit of weight before the summer but till then here are the best of the best!

At number 1. We have Debenhams ( brand Black/Nude 'Invisible' high leg shape-wear pants.
These beauties have saved me several of the more bloated nights when I had squeezed into a borrowed dress of just felt like I needed a tuck. They are padded. That word sounds very scary but thats the secret... Instead of squeezing everything in it smoothens it out! Its all seamless so it doesn't dig in to your bum or waist. I cannot recommend these enough! They range between 20-25 euro... Lately I have found even higher waisted ones so you can literally pull it up under your bra.
One thing to watch is the size, should probably try them on as they can be tight fit, go by your jeans size. When washing better not to put them inside out either as the padded material can get ruined.

For the more obvious choice I will mention Spanx ( Yes Bridget did it and a lot of women still do and I know they are so famous...however they are not what I expected when I purchased a pair.
In the image on the left we can see very similar style undies like the Debenham ones, these "Undie-tectable Panties" as the Spanx people named them are not just that. Firstly I would like to comment on the very Photoshoped image of this lady, how can they expect us to buy these if the girl who is wearing them is size 0.
These just dont work they dig into your waist and our lovely bums and end up looking worse then without them, may as well go comando. 42 euro. No thanks.

Just when I thought I had lost all hope for Spanx I found the most gorgeous pair... This coming to our number 2. Seamless thongs. Girls have a tendency of fearing thongs  as they can leave you with a semi muffin top.
I have found that sometimes you dont need the extra layer of seamless material over the bum and a hight waisted thong might just even do a better job!
These are somewhat genius and sexy. Lace is always sexy! They will save you from lumps and bumps while wearing high waisted skirts and tight shorts. Saying that there is 0 shame when taking your clothes of infront of anyone. Rawr.
As an honest lady these are some what EXPENSIVE. 119 euro.. I think we will wait for the sales.

Another way to go is seamless thong without the support, this has to be tried before ruled out completely. Sloggi ( has perfected the best material for this kind of underwear, its very affordable and looks great. It doesn't dig in or manipulate your shape in any way, basically they are seamless. "Not brave enough to go comando but love the feeling, these are for you." Sloggi needs to hire me to write their tag lines... Back to the undies.
These are sexy and feel great, and pretty sure I have found them in some boutique for 12 euro. Winning.


If your still not sure how to tuck that tummy away well all I can do is point to the gym... If Bridget Jones has thought us anything is that men love something to grab onto. Did I just say that. I meant hug, something to hug ;)

E. ❤