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Monday, 22 February 2016

February YooHoo Mail Box & GIVEAWAY!! | Lifestyle

I can't quite believe that it is nearly the end of February and I'm only now posting this. About 4 or 5 months ago I posted on here a very quick and brief post about a new venture that my mum was going on. Yoohoo mail was something my mum had talked about doing for ages. She is a very talented graphic designer with her own business, however she has always had a very strong passion for stationery of all kinds and came up with this idea, a monthly subscription box filled with different stationery items. I really should do monthly reviews on these gorgeous boxes (bad daughter, and blogger) but I just either don't have the time or life crops up as per. 

Our house is now Yoohoo Mail HQ, designing, packing and distributing (and this month, some of your boxes may have been packed by my own hands!) as it has really taken off over the past few months, you can clearly see why.

This month is my favourite box that my mum has done. Don't get me wrong, I love everything she does and I always admire her talent. She is seriously good at what she does and I think the photo above just proves that. She puts a lot of time in to designing each item, then printing and packing them. This month box contains prints, cards, stickers and postcards however every box is always different.

You can either sign up to one month or three, and she also has little prints and various other items to buy in the shop. All prints are printed to a very good quality and standard and are always very current! Now time for the exciting part...

I will be giving away a few boxes (I'm not sure how many, I need to sweet talk mum...). Usual rules apply but please let me know if you want to know more about T&C's. It will only be open for a few days so get entering!! You will be contacted through either email or Twitter so please make sure you put the info in.

Daisy xxx

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Brows 101 | Beauty

Ah, brows. The part of my face that gets the most comments, both good and bad. To be honest, I can't believe its taken me this long to post this but as it stands I'm pretty happy with my brow 'routine' and I get soooo many comments regarding the products I use and any tips I have so here is my brows 101.

Choose the product you want to use
There really is so much choice these days with brow products, we have pencils, crayons, pomades, powders, wax and gels just to mention a few. I buy quite a few brow products and I have tried a variety of techniques. As I like a heavy dark brow I find pencils don't work, full stop. They don't give me the look I like to achieve. I went through a huge phase of using crayons, and I would still go back to using them even now. Pomade was a no go. I found it way too sticky and heavy, and you couldn't do much with it (as in, once it was on the brow you couldn't do anything). Ever since I've been 'doing' my brows I've always gone back to using a wax & powder duo. I've been through various palettes both high end and drugstore but I really love this Makeup Rev one.

Get yourself a good pair of tweezers
Sadly for me I have dark body hair and it grows back quickly everywhere, especially my brows. I honestly could do with getting my brows waxed every week but I just couldn't justify paying every week for it, nor would I have the time, so I try to go every 4-5 weeks. Sometimes longer, sometimes less it just depends.. But I would recommend getting a good pair of tweezers to keep tidy between appointments. I sometimes have hairs grow back the day after I've had my brows waxed so I always try and keep them sort of tidy until I get to a point where I just can't anymore.

Find a technique that works for you
I draw my brows on. There, I said it. I don't think I'm alone in saying that and even so, I still have the way I like to do my brows. One of my friends uses a pencil and does very light brush strokes, another simply brushes a bit of powder through with a brush and is done. It really doesn't matter. Some have heavy brows (like me) and some don't bother doing anything. It's up to you.

Using a light and soft hand
My biggest tip would be to use a light hand when doing your eyebrows. It's easy to go in heavy handed and then not be able to reverse it so I'd recommend using a light hand and use light brush strokes to create the look of hairs.

What are your brow tips? I would love to hear them!

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