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I Got My Eyebrows Microbladed and Here’s What You Should Know

Huemon Beauty performed this service complimentary, but the thoughts and opinions are my own. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I recently got my eyebrows microbladed from Huemon Beauty in Rockville, Maryland. I’ve been researching microblading and searching for someone in the DC area to do them for months now. I hadn’t found anyone whose work I loved, however, I did find someone in Charlotte, North Carolina. I had planned to get my eyebrows done there this summer on a visit to see my parents. But after checking out Deyonne’s work, I was sold on letting her hook up my brows. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about microblading, so  I wanted to answer them all here. What is microblading? Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic enhancement using microneedles that creates the illusion of fuller looking eyebrows; think of it as a cosmetic tattoo. Is it painful?…

3 Natural Beauty Recipes to Care for Dry Winter Lips

Have you found you’re your lips are a lot drier in the winter? During the colder months, it can be extremely challenging to keep your skin healthy, but this is even more true of the sensitive skin on your lips. Even though companies have poured millions into the industry of fast lip care, those methods tend to be band-aids over a larger problem on the whole. Research has shown that natural methods are generally more effective over time, and leave little or no carbon footprint. The following article will show you a few ways to take care of your dry winter lips. HONEY Honey is one of the best natural substances for healing. Much of this is due to its natural antibacterial and antifungal properties. If your lips are chapped and dry, then you can take a small amount of honey and rub it onto your lips. This will help…

4 Reasons to Wear Sunscreen in the Winter

The days are shorter in the winter and sometimes it even feels like the sun is never out. Because we see the sun a little less in the winter, you might pass by a bottle of sunscreen every day and decide that it’s not that important to wear sunscreen, but contrary to popular belief, it could be the exact opposite. The sun is present even if it isn’t entirely visible. If you’re still not so sure about wearing sunscreen in the winter, here are a few reasons why you should wear sunscreen in the winter. Most Radiation Can Pass Through Clouds Research has shown that more than 75% of the radiation like UV rays can pass through the clouds with ease. This can be especially bad because wet air can refract light and intensify how hard it hits your skin resulting into stealthy burns. Be sure to cover yourself enough…

4 Do’s and Don’ts for Hydrated Winter Skin

As you might already know, one of the biggest issues in regards to beauty during the winter is having dry skin. The chilly, dry air of winter can really take a toll on your skin if you don’t add in hydration and moisture. Here are some things to do’s and don’ts to help keep your skin moisturized and hydrated to your skin during the cold, winter months. Do Wear Sunscreen Daily Many people, myself included, think that they don’t need to protect themselves from the sun in the winter, but this is a common mistake. During the day, the sun is out and the UV rays can harm your skin whether it looks sunny and feels hot or not. Make sure you never leave the house without sunscreen on, whether you use a sunscreen under your makeup, or you switch to a face moisturizer that has SPF in it. Either…

Coconut Oil Masks for Natural Beauty

Yesterday I shared with you three ways to coconut oil in your natural beauty routine. And today, I want to share a few natural beauty recipes you can use with the coconut oil. If you suffer from a lot of blackheads like me, this recipe will be good for you. Facial Masks Coconut Oil  & Baking Soda Mask For Blackheads This face mask acts as a cleanser, getting rid of dirt and dead skin cells from your pores while helping to brighten your skin instantly. Ingredients: 1 tbsp. coconut oil 1 tsp. baking soda Directions: 1.  Mix coconut oil with 1 baking soda to form a paste. 2.  Apply directly to your skin focusing on areas where blackheads are more common – nose, chin etc. 3.  Rub gently with your fingers in a circular motion for 5-10 minutes. 4.  Wash the mask off with cold water and pat your face…