Fun Clown Makeup

Need a quick costume? A clown is an easy and quick way to go. This was for a fun day at work to promote our upcoming Halloween party. I like to go all out and try to get everyone involved. One of my tricks when applying dark eye shadow is to first brush loose powder under my eyes. This will make sure that none of the dark shadow you use will flake off and stay on your face. When you are done applying your eye shadow, just simply brush away the loose powder. First apply your eye shadow then add the black accents using a liquid eyeliner.

Add a fun wig, outfit and some lipstick and you are ready to terrorize your neighborhood, or coworkers in my case.

Mystical Mermaid Makeup

What girl doesn’t dream of being a mermaid? I dressed up as one in grade school and again this past year for Halloween. I have seen many tutorials on mermaid makeup and wanted mine to be different. I wanted it to be beautiful yet a little eerie and mystical. I started with Mehron Syn Wax to create some dimension to my forehead and cheek bones and then added my make up.

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To get the fish scale look I put fish nets over my face and neck and brushed on my green, teal and purple makeup. Once I was happy with the color I added my gold liquid makeup for accents. When it comes to Halloween make up, Mehron is the best. It wears like normal makeup and is not oily or drying on your face.

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I then used the same colors on my eyes, eyebrows and lips. Just add a fun wig, mermaid tail and accessories and now you are a mystical mermaid. This is by far one of my favorite costumes yet!

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Removing Moles with Apple Cider Vinegar

There are many uses and benefits of using apple cider vinegar, which you may have heard of. Here are more uses for Apple Cider Vinegar (some of which I still need to try). One, I know works for sure (removing raised moles). I did a test run on a few of different sizes and in different locations. If you are one of those people who doesn’t have any, good for you. I on the other hand are pretty much covered with them and have several that I would rather not have.

 

I soaked a small piece of cotton with the apple cider vinegar, placed it on each mole and covered with a band-aid over night. There wasn’t much of a change after the first night. After the second night the moles started to look clear and then started to scab over on the third and fourth nights (depending on size). I repeated this process until the mole was completely scabbed over and then let it heal. Its works best if you don’t skip nights in between. After the scab is gone it may be a little pink for a while but eventually goes away.

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I was absolutely amazed when all of the moles I had applied the vinegar to were gone after the scabs were gone. I then just had a red area that went away a little more each day. it was so easy and pain free! Here is a picture of the area with very little scabbing left. The area is mostly red, but healing great. Every day it looks better and best of all, the mole is gone! The process really is amazing!

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Waist Cincher Adventure

All the craze lately with celebs seems to be using waist cinchers. I have been very curious myself and decided to try them out for a little while and tell you my experience and what I thought. I first found a reputable looking site at a decent price (because I have three kids and can’t afford to pay $200+). I ordered my waist trainer from Style Dealz. I followed the sizing charts and according to my measurements I ordered a medium.

My current measurements are: waist 31 inches, hips 42.5

I have been curious about these for many reasons. Yes, they are said to make your waist smaller which is great and all but that is not my main reason and I don’t want to go to an extreme of pushing my organs all around. Eek! I’m not trying to be a Kardashian, they are fabulous and entertaining but that’s not my goal.

I have Diastasis Recti, which is a separation in my center abdominal muscles that causes my insides to push out through the opening (yuck, too much information I know). It not only makes me appear as though I am newly pregnant but causes me back pain and makes me clothes fit horribly, along with other issues. This is fairly common in many women for various reasons such as your frame, pregnant with large and multiple babies and many more. I happen to have a small frame, and had twins followed by a very large baby, so there you go. Here is a picture below so you know exactly what I am talking about:

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I’m interested to see how the corset will help with these issues along with my modified exercises to target my abdominal separation. If you happen to have this you must be careful with the exercises you do because you could actually make it worse when you think it should be getting better. Check to see if you have Diastasis Recti.

It says to start out wearing the corset for only a few hours at a time and to build up to wearing it longer. Once you can wear it for 8 hours or so comfortably you can start using the next row of hooks.

WEEK 1: The first few times putting it on took a little bit of time. Start from the bottom and work your way up. For me it was easier to start around the smallest part of my waist and then I would pull it down as I went until all the clasps were hooked. After I take the corset off each time my midsection is a bi sweaty, so I know soothing is happening.

I have always had good posture but man this makes my posture instantly better and smooths out my stomach making my clothes fit better. It also helped me while doing my exercises for my diastasis recti. Hopefully it will help me to get those muscles back together. After several days of using it, I feel like a rock star and my back does not seem to be hurting as much!

After a week of using the corset, I can say that it’s pretty comfortable and has definitely helped my back. As for my diastatis recti, only time will tell. I even wore it to the gym one morning under my shirt with a tank top underneath and let me tell you, there was some major sweating going on! Now for the part that you are really wanting to know, did I lose any size on my waist? Surprisingly yes, I did. In the first week of wearing it, I lost 2 inches from the smallest part of my waist. Not bad, I guess. Here’s hoping for a change in my diastasis recti as well.

Pop Art Zombie Make-up

Halloween is one my absolute favorite Holidays! Who doesn’t love dressing up as someone or something else for a day. When it comes to costumes I like to get creative and create a costume. Most of the time I will piece together something from my own clothes and then paint my face and do my hair to go along with it. My motto is “Go Big or Go Home.”

I found this amazing face painting tutorial on Pinterest of course (which I am addicted to). I have been painting my halloween make-up for years and I absolutely fell in love with this Mehron makeup. It was not at all dry, itchy and never cracked. This makeup has great colors and wears like a normal foundation and I highly recommend it to everyone. I was also able to do this exact make-up two times and still have plenty left over. If you want to be a Pop Art Zombie check it out and share your outcome. But, if your going to be a zombie, be a fabulous one.

Just a tip: For thin lines and details I use an inexpensive liquid eyeliner. It goes on smooth and wears comfortably.