I’ve signed up through Influenster to try out Fysiko Eyelash Growth Serum for the next 16 weeks. I’m really excited because I have really small lashes, as you can see from my “before” pic.
“Fysiko” means “natural” in Greek, which is fitting since this eyelash serum is formulated with all-natural ingredients like peptides, amino acids, vitamin E, olive oil, and thyme. It promises to make lashes fuller and longer in 6 to 8 weeks and double the length in 8 to 12 weeks.
Today is my 3rd day using Fysiko Eyelash Growth Serum. Application is super quick and easy. You just swipe the product along your lash line with the applicator brush and you’re done. I’ll be checking in every few weeks with an update so stay tuned!
Note: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
Posted in Before & After, General, Products
Tagged before, before picture, eyelash growth serum, eyelash serum, eyelashes, Fysiko, influenster, longer lashes, parlor, parlordiary, product, product review, sonya, sonya lee benham, trial
Question: My son and I love his long hair but he hates to wash and/or brush it. The lil’ ragamuffin has a perpetual rats nest on the back of his head. How can I keep the dreads from forming? My mom used to use “no more tangles” on my hair as a kid – I haven’t seen it though and wouldn’t it make his hair greasy looking?
Answer: I absolutely recommend a conditioner and/or detangling spray for kids! They shouldn’t make his hair look greasy, although you may have to try a few brands before you find the one that works best for you and your son. I usually prefer leave-in conditioners for kids just because I find them easier to use. Choose a heavier cream-based formula like Mixed Chicks Kids Leave-in Conditioner for thick or curly hair. For finer hair, a detangling spray like Fairy Tales Static-Free Detangling Spray should do the trick. Always detangle with a wide tooth comb when hair is wet and use a soft bristle cushion brush on dry hair. I’ve read great things about The Knot Genie, which promises to detangle gently and painlessly.
For more product recommendations for detangling, check out my post on Babble, 25 Awesome Products for Detangling Kid’s Hair.
Posted in Motherhood, Products, Q&A
Tagged babble, babies, baby, bedhead, brush, comb, conditioner, detangle, detangling, detangling spray, dreads, fairy tales, hair, kids, knot genie, knots, leave-in, mixed chicks, parlor, Q&A, sonya, sonya lee benham, treatment
Super cute and retro, the half moon manicure is a hot trend in nails. Most tutorials I’ve seen use round stickers like the ones used to reinforce 3-ring binder sheets. I’ve tried this and it’s harder than it looks. It’s hard to wait until the base color has totally cured to apply the sticker and then the sticker pulls off the polish or otherwise messes it up. I also found that sometimes I couldn’t get them to really stick all that well to my nails, especially toward the edges and then I would have bleeding.
I was trying to think of another way to get a clean line when I had an “Eureka!” moment. I had some leftover neon yellow nail polish strips and realized I could cut those in a half-moon shape and just stick them on. It takes a little more time than the polish route but it’s really easy and the outcome is a nice, sharp half moon. I love the way the teal and neon yellow put a modern spin on a vintage classic.
For more fun half moon manicure ideas, check out my roundup on Babble. There are lots of pretty color combinations and creative twists to inspire you.
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Posted in Nails, Tutorials
Tagged 20s, 30s, half moon manicure, how-to, instructions, manicure, nail art, nail polish, nails, parlor, polish, retro, sonya, sonya benham, tutorial, vintage