How to fix your powder/ compact!

I’ve never broken a compact powder until two weeks ago. Luckily, it wasn’t a really expensive powder but it’s one of y favorites and I use it almost daily so I definitely did not want to throw it out! So I decided to repair it and took pictures along the way so that I could show you guys how to fix your broken compacts.

What you’ll need:

  • A plastic bag
  • 70% or less rubbing alcohol
  • A towel (to keep the surface you are working on clean).
  • A knife (or anything that you can use to smush the powder pieces).

What to do: (Just follow the steps below, comment if you have any questions)

The paper towel will have absorbed all the excess alcohol, leaving you with a fixed compact like the one below!  As you can see, it won’t be as pretty as before but it will be usable. One last suggestion that I have is to use alcohol that is less than 70% because mine came out a bit more dry than wanted. Good luck to fixing your compacts!

finished powder

Remember, if you have any questions make sure to leave me a comment and I’ll be more than happy to try to help!

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The best and the worst of makeup removers ( drugstore )

I am probably the worst person when it comes to removing makeup! I usually don’t even take it off… It’s mostly because I wear waterproof mascara and every time I try taking it off I feel like my eyelashes are flaking off. But then again, this way every morning I have an eyelash on my cheek…. lots of wishes for me! Anyways, since so many of my eyelashes started falling out, I decided to start actually removing my makeup. I didn’t want to spend lots of money but I wanted to make sure it worked well. Meaning it took off everything quickly and easily. Lets get to it!

Maybelline ultra gentle make-up remover   $7

This makeup remover is my holy grail! I see it compared to high-end makeup removers all the time and I see why. This makeup remover removes everything effortlessly. Like it says on the bottle, it`s really gentle and doesn’t agitate your skin at all. It takes waterproof makeup off as easily as normal makeup. It`s a real help when trying to get off waterproof mascara. I think this is the best drugstore makeup remover there is, buy it, you won`t be disappointed!

L’Oreal gentle eye make-up remover   $6

After the Maybelline product, I think this is the next best make-up remover. It takes off all makeup including waterproof, but you have to do a bit more rubbing than the Maybelline one. Also, even thought it says gentle, it ins`t as gentle as the Maybelline. It won`t agitate your skin, but you’ll have to rub a bit for waterproof makeup so there may be some redness after, but nothing too serious. A great thing about this one is that it has a really nice and refreshing smell, when I put it on I feel like I`m refreshing my face!

   Equate Eye make-up remover   $5

I added this makeup remover for the opposite reason than the others, to warn you NOT to buy this. This probably the worst makeup remover I have ever used in my life. It honestly works worse than water! When using it, it literally took nothing off. I rubbed and rubbed but nothing came off. In the end I ended up with a very agitated face and still had all my makeup off!

So I hope this post helps you find a great makeup remover and prevents you from buying one that doesn`t work! 🙂

My top 5 favorite mascaras (drugstore (mostly))

Hey y’all,

Today I will be talking about the make-up essential, the one thing every girl uses…..MASCARA!!! There are soo many mascaras on the market today, probably over a hundred, actually, maybe even one thousand! Today I will be mostly talking about my favorite drugstore mascaras, with the exception of one. I personally love water-proof products because I never know when I’ll get wet (I mean I don’t expect to start crying one day, or i don’t expect it to rain, or a snowlflake fall on my eyelashes and make them wet, or maybe get some dust in my eye so it starts watering!?). So if you catch my drift, you see that I always like to be ready for the unexpected. Therefore, I prefer waterproof mascara, but since I’ve always been lazy and I don’t take off all my make-up before bed (waterproof mascara is so damn hard to get off!!!), I know, I know, it’s horrible. So I’ve started using some normal mascaras (not waterproof) in hopes that it’ll be easier to take off in the evening. So enough rambling, let’s get down to the good stuff, shall we? In no specific order, here are my 5 favorite mascaras.
1) Maybelline; Colossal Volume Express -not waterproof

This is my favorite not waterproof mascara, it makes my lashes really long, I love it! I’m always so afraid that if my mascara isn’t waterproof, it’ll smudge throughout the day but this mascara stays on the whole day and doesn’t smudge. Although i do not recommend putting this mascara on your bottom lashes, as I find that it will smudge(and so will every other not waterproof mascara) Another great thing about this product is that removing it at night is so easy! And that’s very important to me. The prices vary in different drug-stores, but in most places they around $5.

2) Clinique; High Impact Mascara- not waterproof

This mascara is only $13 so I decided to add it in this last. It is truly a great mascara and worth the extra few dollars. It lengthens and volumizes your lashes, after two coats of this you’ll have the best looking “real” lashes( I say ‘real’ becasue lot’s of people wear fake eyelashes, and unfortunatly no mascara will make your lashes look as full as a pair of fake ones) in the crowd. Removal is really easy as well, water should be enough to take it off.
3) Maybelline; The Falsies Big Eyes – waterproof

This mascara is around $8 in most drugstores and is really great because not only does it come with  normal wand, it also has a wand for your bottom lashes! Making this one a double threat 😉 This is probably my favorite formula of all the mascaras, it rarely clumps and yet makes your lashes look so full! The biggest downside to this mascara is that it dried out very quickly, in  a matter of two weeks, the mascara was hardly usable anymore! Although I loved the formula so much, I still went on a bought another bottle.
4) Essence; Get Big Lashes Volume Boost  – waterproof

This is one that I’m sure many if you will be surprised that I chose. Essence isn’t really known for anything except that they’re make-up is really cheap. So believe me when I bought this mascara by mistake and tested it out, I couldn’t believe the wonders it worked! It makes your eyelashes look so good, I don’t have words to describe it. While making your lashes full and voluminous, they look really natural. It’s truly hard to explain. It also last forever and it has a thick brush that makes application soo easy.It’s only $3, so really, I think you should go buy it and see for yourself! Although I must warn you, the removal of this mascara is not easy, but I think it’s definitely worth it.
5) Maybelline; The Falsies Volume Express- waterproof

This mascara costs around $6 and is one of my old favorites, I can’t even remember how long I’ve been using it! In all honestly it does clump, but it makes your lashes so thick, it’s crazy! The formula is really liquidy so it makes application an ease, although the fact that it is so liquid makes it have clumps. But the clumps are always easy to remove with just the use of your finger. And I also feel that I should mention that I think this bottle is never-ending! I’ve had for over 6 months (I know, I should replace it soon,blah, blah, blah) and use it regularly and it still seems full! I think there’s some magic going on here…..

So that just about sums it all up! You should definitely give at least one of these a go, I mean what could it cost you;)



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