Nails - 14 tips for ribbed, brittle & striped nails (Nail care)

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My best tips for brittle, ribbed, striped or brittle nails! The tips also help if you have cracked or damaged nails after gel nails / built nails (been there done that). These tips will strengthen your nails and give you long, healthy & strong nails!

My nails have the potential to be great, but as soon as I mistreat them, they become a total disaster. So I know what works (at least for me) so they are both long and strong! And how bad they can get really fast - and why :)

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Ribbed, brittle or striped nails?

Having brittle, ribbed, brittle or striped nails that break can have several causes, it can be anything from vitamin & mineral brushes, wear and tear on the nails of work & chemicals, drying of the nails & cuticles, nail fungus & other diseases or side effects of medications or hard livers. It's not fun to have bad nails or split nails, but there are many tips that actually help!

You can also get worn nails from nail products, e.g. I had a period when I made gel polish at home and was not so careful when I removed it. They looked so worn after the first use:

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Read on to take part in my best tips for caring for your nails and avoiding brittle, striped & bad nails.

Why do you get white spots on your nails?

White spots on the nails are usually leukonychia, it is the medical name for white spots or streaks on the nails and has many different causes.

The most common cause of white spots on the nails is physical damage to the nail or cuticle, ie. that you pinched your nail or hit yourself somewhere. However, it can also have many other causes such as vitamin or mineral deficiency (specifically zinc deficiency), liver damage, kidney damage, nail biting, side effects of medications and drugs, etc.

If you are worried about your white spots on the nails or if they do not disappear if you follow my tips and instead get more, then it may be smart to see a doctor for a health check.

What do nails consist of & how fast do nails grow?

The nails consist of keratin and are an outgrowth of dead cells, we have them to protect the otherwise soft fingertip. The nails grow approx. 3-4 mm per month, it differs from person to person and living.

If you want to make your nails grow faster, you can follow my simple advice! :)

How to get strong nails?

To get strong nails, there are many different things to keep in mind, this question does not only have "one" answer. Below you have my best tips for taking care of weak nails so that you too can get long, healthy & strong nails!

These tips make the nails grow faster, grow stronger and tips on how to care for the nail that has already grown out.

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What do healthy nails look like then? A good yardstick is that the nail bed is as far out as the finger (see the dotted marking). The nail bed is thus the part of the nail that is stuck in the skin. Often the nail releases from the skin earlier, e.g. because you use your nails as a tool or poke with sharp objects under the nails. Then the "bright tip" begins further into the nail.

14 tips for brittle, striped nails

1. Lubricate the nails & cuticles with different oils

My nail therapist told me sharply to start with nail oil a few years ago, oh what a difference it made! So not only well-groomed and fine cuticles, but when you have used it for a longer period, the nails became so much better quality - healthy cuticles form stronger nails.

To strengthen nails & cuticles, I recommend that you lubricate dry nails and cuticles with an oil with small molecules, so that the oil can effectively penetrate the nail and strengthen the nails on all layers.

You have to be patient, it takes quite a long time for the nails to grow out so you notice the difference. Have the nail oil next to the bed or somewhere so that you remember to apply, at least once a day but preferably 2-3 times.

Some oils are better than others and also depend a lot on how they are produced and processed. Examples of oils that you can try are avocado oil, coconut oil, almond oil, sesame oil and jojoba oil. An oil that I really like is Loelle 100% Argan Oil (adlink) which is thus pure argan oil. Very good! I actually reviewed this here in the blog back in 2014! Can be used for hair, face and body as well.

There are also specific nail oils to buy that are really good. The best thing about nail oils that are developed for the cuticles in particular is that they often have a flexible applicator, e.g. a brush or udd. This tip is extra good if you have ribbed, striped and brittle nails, then it is important to boost your nail health in the beginning so that you get healthy nails quickly.

A good tip is to start the day with a good layer of nail oil. It helps to give you strong nails! :)

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2. Stop biting your nails to give them time to heal

Biting the nails is of course very bad for nails but can also be directly dangerous to health. When you bite on the nails, the risk is great that you tear up small wounds around the nail that risk becoming infected and doing great damage to the nail, finger or health.

I have an acquaintance who bit a small wound around the nail which then developed into blood poisoning (!), Which without treatment would have been directly life-threatening.

Tips for stopping biting your nails and avoiding broken nails is to always make sure that you cut your nails in time, that way there are no nails to bite on. :)

I have actually made a whole post about this, read it here: How can you stop biting your nails? (10 smart tips). As a former lip-biter without its equal, I know how difficult it can be!

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Use a cuticle cream to strengthen the nails

Massage your nails & cuticles with a cuticle cream, these are usually packed with caring substances that work wonders for your nails and cuticles!

You can e.g. apply a cuticle cream in the evening and a nail oil in the morning, or vice versa. Preferably daily but otherwise a good supplement when you need extra nail care.

I can highly recommend Trind Cuticle Balm (adlink). Extremely well!

If you have brittle, ribbed, striped or brittle nails, I recommend that you lubricate your nails and cuticles abundantly every day before bedtime. Trind Nail Care Keratin Nail Restorer (adlink) which may operate during the night. It is applied not only to the cuticles but to the entire nail as well.

I have tested more products from Trind for several years and can certify that the products really make a noticeable difference! A very good brand that I highly recommend :)

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This is also a perfect "on the go" product that easily fits in the handbag and can be used when you feel that the cuticles are bursting.

In this picture you can see that I also have striped nails, some have more or less but having completely smooth is not very common. A little ribbed nails are completely natural!

4. Feel good & eat healthier to get the right vitamins & minerals

"Feel good" is a strange tip perhaps, but the fact is that the nails grow faster and become stronger when we feel good. My nail therapist clearly notices that many clients' nails grow faster in the summer, but that is not necessarily due to the sun and the heat but that we feel better. Less stress and more berries and vegetables :)

When you eat poorly and have a vitamin brush or mineral deficiency, it is clearly noticeable on hair, skin and nails. It is important to get a varied diet with lots of nuts, fruits, berries & vegetables.

Important vitamins & minerals for the nails include vitamin A (beta carotene), biotin (Vitamin B7), keratin, selenium, zinc and iron.

A daily intake of nuts, fruits, berries & vegetables in their diet will make both the body and the nails much stronger and more resistant to disease. So if you want strong nails, it is important to eat good food! :)

Miska and I have had a period for two months when we ate unusually healthy and now it is starting to show on both his and my nails! I have received such a "thick" tip as well, they can otherwise be quite thin.

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5. Avoid acetone-based & strong nail polish removers

Using gentle and gentle products on skin and nails is A&O, it goes without saying that if you use strong agents, nails and skin will dry out or risk damaging the natural balance.

I recommend using a mild nail polish remover instead. A gentle nail polish remover to remove old nail polish is Depend Dip-in Nail Polish Remover (adlink). It is acetone free and effective to be acetone free I must say.

I think dip-in nail polish removers are so incredibly flexible! I like this one because it does not smell strong and is effective (those with acetone are a little faster anyway but this one goes fast too). You get a little wet on the fingers afterwards though, so have some paper next to it or wash your hands immediately so you don't have to mess around. But other than that, it gets good grades from me! Would buy again :)

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You just put your finger in the jar and move around. It's like a sponge inside a jar soaked in nail polish remover. Very easy to avoid cotton and strong smell!

6. Increase your vitamin & mineral intake with a daily multivitamin supplement

If you do not get everything from the diet, it can be good to try to take a daily multivitamin supplement. These usually contain a small amount of what you need to get in the vitamin & mineral route.

Over-consuming supplements to save broken or fragile nails is also not good, so it is enough to take the daily recommended dose and eat better food! :)

Also read my other posts about Vitamin C & Vitamin D.

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Here is a picture of my daily vitamin drink with vitamin C and Zinc. Because my multivitamin tablets have just run out (should buy new ones!) So could not take pictures of them hehe.

7. Do not overuse hand disinfection & moisturize nails immediately after

It is easy in these times of corona that people become completely manic with hand disinfection, which ends up damaging the balance of the skin and nails. This in turn means that you get dry cuticles that crack and brittle and brittle nails, such as corona nails?

Remember to lubricate the nails and cuticles immediately afterwards with e.g. Loelle 100% Argan Oil (adlink). Consume oil as much as you consume hand alcohol, almost;)

There are also better / worse hand disinfections to choose from. I have not tested this myself but have heard a lot Skintology Stockholm The Basics Hand Sanitiser (adlink) which received great reviews! It contains 70% alcohol (which is a good amount) and also moisturizing ingredients.

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8. Use a gentle & gentle hand soap when washing your hands

Many hand soaps risk drying out your hands and also your nails and cuticles. Therefore, use a gentle and mild hand soap when washing your hands. This is especially important now that the corona has arrived and everyone is washing their hands more often and longer.

I recommend Urtekram - Hand Soap (adlink), I use it myself at home. It smells wonderful of lemongrass! :)

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9. Do not use nail polish daily but let the nails rest

Although it can be nice with nail polish, the process itself can damage the nails and give you brittle, striped and brittle nails. Not only the nail polish but rather the whole process of tearing off old nail polish and the use of strong means to get rid of the nail polish and then repaint. The risk is greater that you get damaged nails after built nails such as gel nails & gel polish.

Let the nails rest between the laps so that you can lubricate them with oils or creams to get healthy and strong nails. If you have nail polish on all the time, you can not lubricate the nails as you have a layer between the nail and the oil, which in turn increases the risk of brittle and brittle nails.

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However, would like to emphasize that built nails can on right way actually protect your nails and make them stronger! But then it is important that you go to a skilled nail technologist who both builds nails of good quality and removes the old in a gentle way.

When I did my nails at the salon, I had very good quality all the time. When I do it on myself, it wears out quite a lot :)

10. Make sure that you are not dehydrated & that you get the right amount of fluid

Being dehydrated for a long time will adversely affect the skin, hair and nails. Most people do not have problems with this, but you should still remember to drink plenty of water. Especially if you know that you often stress during the day and feel dehydrated on the skin, lips or nails.

A tip might be to carry a water bottle with you to remind yourself to drink some water throughout the day.

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Here I am posing with a water bottle, but I do not live as I teach when it comes to this tip actually haha. Is incredibly bad at drinking water!

11. Wear gloves when cleaning, washing dishes or gardening & do not use nails as tools

I have listed 14 tips in this post, but in short I would say that the three most important tips are 1. lubricate the cuticles with oil / cream. 2. feel good and 3. do not use your nails as a tool!

When I have bad nail periods, it is always one of these three that I mistreat.

Using their nails as a tool is probably the most common problem, they are flexible when you have to open things and fiddle with things and such;) You must have really strong nails basically if they are to withstand a lot of wear and tear!

If you wash the dishes by hand, the nails are exposed to water and detergent that dries out and risks damaging the nails and cuticles. Even when cleaning when e.g. dust off or scrub so the nails can be exposed to water possibly. chemicals or when you do garden chores or the like, you risk tearing your nails.

Then a simple tip is to use gloves to protect your nails and hands to be exposed to unnecessary stress.

Gloves are also good for avoiding having to poke with sharp objects under the nails - which makes you shorten the nail bed (as I showed at the beginning of the post). If you do not get soil under your nails, for example, you do not need to poke so much either.

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12. Clean with a nail brush - no sharp objects!

You want long nails, but scares easily accumulate underneath. Important to clean the nails!

As I said, you should not poke with sharp objects to clean under the nails, even if you happened to dip your hands in soil or the like;)

Always have a nail brush on the side of the sink, so you can clean under the nails daily in a gentle way. Do not brush too hard!

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Now I publish this picture on the nail bed again. Not using the nails as a tool and not poking with sharp objects underneath will help you get a long nail bed. The longer the nail bed, the easier it is to clean under the nails as well, because it only ends up on the part of the nail that protrudes from the fingertip - nothing between the nail and the skin that needs to be brushed off :)

13. File nails correctly - How to file your nails?

Filing your nails the wrong way can be harmful to your nails and make them more fragile than they need to be. It is good to file the nails from time to time to prevent weak and chipped nails.

How to file your nails correctly? Avoid filing back and forth in the same move. Use fast, short strokes in the same direction. File as little as possible on the surface of the nail, so avoid keeping the file angled so that you file on the top of the nail and not on the edge. Feel free to start on the outside and file in towards the middle.

I think multi-files are good! Which has different strengths, both plain file and polishing. Even if I do not polish so that the nail becomes thin, it is nice to pull a little with the finest side for a glossy surface. I use the milder ones to soften the edges. For example. is LYKO 6-Way Buffer (adlink) one such!

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Like this! :)

Should you use a polishing file as well? In other words, such a nail file that you use on the top of the nail for a more glossy result. The answer to that question is that it depends a bit on.

I do not recommend polishing file to get rid of ribbed / striped nails. Especially not if you have thin and / or brittle nails.

If, on the other hand, you have worn irregularities, eg that the nail has sliced and formed an ugly edge. Then you can polish gently to even out and smooth.

Alternatively, use only the finest side of the file, which gives shine but does not grind down so that the nail becomes thin.

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Some irregularities can occur that are nice to file away, but if you have very knurled nails, I would avoid filing them away.

14. Use nail polish for knurled nails, instead of filing with a polishing file

Ribbed nails are like longitudinal hard fibers in the nail, which form long bumps which give striped nails. If you file away these hard stripes, the nail will be thin and in many cases very fragile. It is not something you notice until the part you fillet thin grows out and becomes the "tip" on the fingertip later.

There is an easier way to get rid of knurled nails, nail polish! Ordinary nail polish also fills in well, but there are specific nail polishes to get a more even nail bed. Perfect as an undercoat! Or completely alone, just for a smoother surface.

IsaDora Rock Base Nail hardener & Ridge filler (adlink) I think is great!

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Look how smooth my nails were here :) But of course I also have some striped nails. This is an old image from a previous review of this product.

I can not always have such a good nail period, I can say. These tips really make a difference! But you have to continue to follow them as well, which I do in periods;) At the time of writing, I have e.g. renovated the hen house (with gloves but still stressful) and neglected with nail oil.

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If you follow these tips, you should get pli on your ribbed & brittle nails! If not, you should check if there is a disease behind it or if it may be nail fungus. Then it is good to put in the right treatment to get your brittle and fragile nails in order.

The absolute best tip that helps against damaged or brittle nails is to use good products and eat a good & varied diet!

As I wrote earlier: 1. Lubricate 2. feel good and eat well and 3. avoid tearing your nails.

The rest of the tips are protective and preventative. And like I said, I really recommend Trinds products (adlink) for brittle or striped nails :)

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Here I have done French manicure on my natural nails :)

Common nail diseases & symptoms

Blue nail:

Blue nail is common when you squeeze the nail or hit it hard. It can even in some cases come from wearing too tight shoes. There is a risk of losing your nail if you get a blue nail, then the nail comes loose from the skin after a couple of weeks. The healing time varies depending on the severity of the injury. If you do not lose your blue nail, it will grow away with time.

You can also get blue nails from cooling, but these disappear as soon as you get heated again.

Leukonyki:

As explained at the beginning of the post, Leukonyki is when you get white spots on the nails. It has many different causes and can come from physical damage to the nails, mineral or vitamin deficiency, liver & kidney damage, by biting the nails, side effects of drugs & medicines, etc. The stains grow away with time.

Map nail:

Map nail is a claw-like heavily thickened nail that usually appears on the big toe but can also appear on other nails. Causes of maple nail include pressure, stroke or inflammation or nail fungus, it can also have hereditary factors. Kartnagel is usually permanent but can be treated in different ways, seek out a skilled podiatrist for advice.

Nail fungus:

Nail fungus is a common fungal infection that can affect both the toenails and fingernails, nail fungus is harmless and can be treated. Toenails have a greater risk of nail fungus! This is because they grow more slowly, and are a better environment for fungal growth if you often wear tight shoes and socks.

Helping tips to get rid of nail fungus is to air your feet more! There are also various over-the-counter fungicides at the pharmacy that you can try. A home remedy that helps against nail fungus is to try lubricating the nails with garlic. Garlic is said to have fungicidal effects.

Nail tightness:

Nail tightness is usually caused by incorrectly cut nails or too tight shoes. If you got a nail tightness, the edge of the nail has cut into the skin and caused a wound. Bacteria or fungi can then penetrate the wound and cause cuticle infection. It is possible to relieve yourself by making sure that the area is properly cleaned, and to cut the nail correctly so that it does not rub against the skin.

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My healthy nails a good period! Although a little short nail bed on some here;) In this picture it is clear that I naturally have a little knurled nails. As I said, it is completely natural, there are few who have completely smooth nails.

Good products against ribbed, striped & fragile nails

I use these products myself and recommend for you who have dry, brittle or striped nails. Below you have my list of good products to take care of their fragile nails and strengthen the nails and cuticles.

All links are adlinks (ad links):

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I hope that you have used my tips against damaged & fragile nails and I hope that with the help of these tips you will avoid broken & striped nails. It's never fun when your nails crack or have stinging cuticles.

If you have any tips of your own that work well for you when you have ribbed, brittle & dry nails, feel free to leave a comment below! You are very welcome to recommend good products if you have fragile nails or if you have tips on how to get strong nails! :)

Also read my other posts about acrylic nails and long and healthy nails:

Hug, hug ♥

Brown Without Sun »15 Questions & Answers about BUS (+ tips)

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I have received many questions regarding tan without sun / BUS, therefore I have now made a post with all questions & answers about just this. Also throws in some brown without sun tips!

My previous post focuses more on the products I use and how I do when I apply. You can read it in its entirety here: Ida Warg products + review.

It was after that post that all the questions appeared in the inbox, which I will answer now! :)

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15 Questions & Answers about Brown Without Sun (BUS) + tips

Table of Contents:

  1. How-to?
  2. Is it dangerous?
  3. Can BUS be used during pregnancy?
  4. How long will it work?
  5. Which is BUS is best?
  6. How long does BUS last?
  7. When to use BUS?
  8. Do BUS tablets work?
  9. Where can you buy BUS?
  10. How long should you wait before showering?
  11. Can you apply BUS without a glove?
  12. Do you have to scrub off BUS?
  13. Can you use BUS in the face?
  14. How to get rid of BUS?
  15. Can you sunbathe with BUS?

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1. How to do?

How do you really use tan without sun? BUS is most easily applied with a "tanning mitt", I have made a larger post about how I apply BUS which you can find here: How to apply tan without sun?

In that post, I also go through these questions:

  • Should you scrub the skin before tanning without sun?
  • How to apply tan without sun in the armpits?
  • How to apply tan without sun on the hands and feet?
  • How to get rid of tan without sun?

As well as clear step-by-step pictures and descriptions!

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2. Is it dangerous to use tan without sun?

No, brown without sun not dangerous. The active substance that makes the skin brown is DHA which is a natural sugar, which is not dangerous for either health or the skin.

However, you should always shop from reputable retailers to minimize the risk of counterfeit products, which in themselves may contain dangerous substances as they may not be approved for sale within the EU.

Can you use tan without sun if you are pregnant?

You can use BUS when you are pregnant! (See question & answer above).

It is much more important to review what you eat and drink when you are pregnant, ie. that you get all the vitamins & minerals and eat as much natural food as possible.

4. How long should tan without sun work?

Brown without sun works for approx. 3-4 hours after application, during this time you should avoid soaking the areas where you have used BUS. However, it may differ slightly from product to product, but it is clearly stated in the instructions on the packaging.

5. Which is the best tan without sun?

Some popular brands of BUS are (adlinks) Tan Revel St Tropez, Cocoa Brown & Ida Warg, the latter I have reviewed in this post: Ida Warg Brown Without Sun (BUS)

My sister uses Tan Revel and thinks they are great! I have tested ST Tropez before and want to remember that I liked them too.

One of my favorites is Eco by Sonya (adlink), their skin care products are really good too. Have tipped my business partner Emma about this brand and she is extremely happy too and has in turn tipped several of her friends :)

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Here is an old picture of my hands before and after Eco By Sonya. Smooth and nice even on the hands!

If you yourself have tested brands and stuck to a special brand, feel free to leave a comment, it would be fun to know which one you think is best! :)

6. How long does tan last without sun?

The bus result generally lasts for approx. 5-7 days and depends on how often you shower, if you scrub a lot in the shower, how long and hot baths / showers you take, etc.

So in other words, you can count on improving your BUS approx. once a week.

In the face, it can disappear faster, as many have a more thorough cleaning routine of the skin on the face. It can therefore be a good idea to have a specific tan without sun for the face, which you improve on during the week.

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For example. I think Ida Warg Tanning Drops (adlink) is great! You mix it with your usual moisturizer. Can be used daily.

7. When to use tan without sun?

BUS is common to use in the winter and especially in the spring when you are more lightly dressed and the skin has not had time to get a natural tan from the sun. Then you can get a sun-kissed tone on your winter-pale skin while waiting to get some color!

But it is of course possible to use all year round! Ideally, you should not sunbathe so much and also you should be careful with sunscreen with high SPF (30-50), then you may need to help the tan on the stack;)

It can also be used if you have sunbathed and become unevenly brown and / or want to improve your natural burn!

8. Does tan work without sun tablets?

There are many different tan without sun tablets so it is difficult to give a general answer. But many of them contain beta-carotene, which is found in carrots and other colorful vegetables.

Beta-carotene can be stored in the skin and if you "saturate" your depots with beta-carotene, it will start to be stored and give a brown / orange shade in the skin. However, this must be maintained because if you stop eating beta-carotene, that effect will decrease after approx. 1 month.

The same effect can be achieved naturally by eating a lot of carrots or drinking carrot juice daily, the best effect is of course in combination with sunbathing.

** NOTE! However, you should be careful if you are a smoker, as carotenes are antioxidants and studies have shown that smokers who have taken beta-carotene supplements have developed cancer to a greater extent. (However, this only seems to apply to dietary supplements & smokers, one thesis is that those who developed cancer already had cancer which then grew faster.)

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Here you see carrot juice in the background! Miska drinks it a lot and has actually got a warmer tone in the skin. In a great way! In the palms he is a bit orange actually, haha. But it is not so clear.

9. Where can you buy tan without sun?

BUS is available for purchase in most stores & online that have beauty products. I recommend NordicFeel.se (adlink) which often has different offers and discounts!

10. How long should you have tan without sun before showering?

Most BUS brands recommend avoiding water approx. 3-4 hours after application. Which means you should wait to shower approx. 3-4 hours, and do not scrub yourself, to extend the shelf life.

11. Can you apply tan without sun without a glove?

It is possible to apply tan without sun without a glove. It can be easier to get even with a "tanning in the middle" and you do not have to be as careful with your hands.

Can also recommend my older post about BUS & hands: How to use tan without sun on the hands?

12. Do you have to scrub off brown without sun?

You do not have to scrub BUS, but if you want to get rid of it faster, a tip can be to scrub it off. It otherwise comes loose naturally when you shower and drop dead skin cells. Warm the skin thoroughly in the shower before exfoliating.

Some prank products disappear unevenly. That one e.g. gets a little spotty in some areas. Then you can advantageously take a hot shower and scrub off the last, instead of letting it disappear naturally.

13. Can you use tan without sun on the face?

It is good to use BUS on the face as well, cleanse and moisturize the face before just! Many brands also have specific BUS products for the face. For example. Ida Warg has a face lotion that I have written more about in this post: Review of Ida Warg products

How to apply tan without sun around the eyes? Should you do that? ” Was one of the questions I got after the last post. I avoid the skin around the eyes, because it is so thin that the cream "wanders up" a bit anyway. You do not get a sharp edge just because you skip the eye area. I also put thin on the cheekbones, to avoid an edge. If you put thick on the cheek and nothing at all under the eye, then it can be an edge of course.

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14. How to get rid of tan without sun?

The most effective way to get rid of tan without sun is to take a long bath or long hot showers and scrub properly. It can also be good to use an enzyme peel, I can highly recommend Ida Warg - Vitalizing Enzyme Body Peeling (adlink) it is super good !! I use it regularly.

The most important thing is to warm up the skin before scrubbing.

15. Can you sunbathe with tan without sun?

It is perfectly possible to sunbathe with tan without sun! However, it must be remembered that even if the skin is brown, it is not protected from the sun, so it is important to still lubricate yourself with sunscreen! Many BUS products also contain perfume & other substances that can cause allergic reactions and / or uneven pigmentation on the skin during prolonged stays in the sun.

But if you are aware of this and attentive, otherwise there is no risk of enjoying the real sun! :) A fragrance-free prank product is also recommended.

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Here is the result of Ida Warg Self-Tanning Mousse on my legs! All Ida Warg products can be found at Nordicfeel.se (adlink).

Hope you got answers to the questions you were looking for! If you do not find the answer to the question or want to add something, feel free to comment below. If you have tips on products / brands or other tips & tricks on how to do it, feel free to share! :)

Hug!

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False eyelashes »12 questions & answers + attach false eyelashes (step by step)

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In this post, I thought I would answer the most common questions about false eyelashes & also show how to attach false eyelashes to yourself in the best way!

I myself do not use false eyelashes so often, but once I do, I feel really bang-looking! :)

Loose lashes can be my new craze I feel now. I'm 100% periodic when it comes to certain beauty attributes. At the moment it is 1. skip foundation (uses only products that neutralize redness) 2. fake beauty spots 3. brown without sun and now also 4. false eyelashes!

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The false eyelashes in this post come from the brand Just Lashes (adlink) which is founded by makeup artists My Emilsson and Anna Kokotos. Who can loose lashes better than two so experienced makeup artists? :)

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Attach false eyelashes · Questions and answers · Summation

How do you attach false eyelashes to yourself?

Below is a step-by-step description of how to attach false eyelashes, as well as some tips and tricks on how to apply false eyelashes on yourself in a simple way.

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Apologies for my brow that sticks out completely! I did not see it until the end of the make-up, so it is in the majority of the step-by-step pictures;)

  1. Lashliner / lash marking before loose lashes

Start by making a lashliner / lash marking. This will make your false eyelashes blend in much better with your natural eyelashes.

Here I have used a black eye shadow, which I have applied with a brush that is moistened with fixing mist (gives longer durability than water). But you can use any product for this; cream eyeliner, a narrow eyeliner, cake eyeliner, etc.

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I do this by lifting a little on the eyelid and blackening right down to the "scalp" of the lashes from the underside. So not so far into the eye that you lay along the upper waterline / mucous membrane, because then it will discolor under the eye when you blink. But just right on the skin between the lashes.

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This way goes too! Place a mirror on the table below you, or angle the mirror upwards if you use a round one that you can turn. Then you see the French edge very clearly, so that you do not grope blindly :)

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2. Eyeliner for false eyelashes

Then I paint eyeliner over the lashes too! How to make this eyeliner is 100% optional. Thick, thin, sharp, smoky, wing, wide on the outside and narrow on the inside, etc. Absolutely optional!

The reason why it is good with eyeliner for loose lashes is because otherwise it can be clearly seen that you have false eyelashes, because it is just over your natural lashes that you attach the loose lashes.

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I smoked my eyeliner, to show it too! But as I said, which eyeliner you want for your false eyelashes is completely optional.

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3. False eyelash glue (+ cut the false eyelashes if necessary)

The most common mistake when applying false eyelashes is that you do not cut them, or that you cut but not enough. So not the straws, but how long the strip is. It depends a bit on what eye shape you have, but on most I do not usually attach false eyelashes to the tip of the outer corner of the eye. Because it can "pull down" the eye a bit and look quite unnatural.

Cut the loose fringe a little at the outer edge, apply to the eye (without glue) and check if it looks nice. Then you can cut more if needed.

Then apply a smooth line of false eyelash glue to the edge of your false lashes. Not too much, not too little. I use the classic glue Duo Adhesive (adlink). An adhesive that is white when applied but which becomes completely transparent when it dries.

Let dry for a while before applying! So that the glue becomes a little tough.

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4. Attach loose lashes

If you attach false eyelashes with fingers or tweezers, 100% is a matter of taste. I usually put on the loose lash with my fingers in the middle of the eye.

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… Then I take a pair of tweezers if I place the false lash perfectly against the inner and outer corner of the eye and make sure that the false eyelashes are as close to my natural lashes as possible, along the entire lash line.

You can also do as I showed picture regarding lashliner: put a mirror on the table below you and look down instead. Some people think it is easier because you get such a clear overview of the French edge then!

Beginner? What do you do if the false eyelash ends up wrong? It's no harder than removing and starting over! The glue comes off easily by pulling it away from the edge of the loose fringe as a small type of rubber cord.

Sometimes you only realize after application that you should have cut the lashes a little more, or that you put the false eyelash too close to the corner of the eye or that it rubs somewhere. It should be nice and convenient! Do it again and do it right until you are satisfied. The only thing that happens is that you may need to improve your eyeliner a little between times. And that you can get frustrated if you do not get it;) but practice gives skill!

The most important thing to remember is that you do not just have "a chance", so it is not the whole world if it does not get good right away.

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This is what my lashes look like with just loose lashes and eyeliner! These false eyelashes are Just Lashes Aliya XS (adlink).

5. Tips for false eyelashes to last all day

After the glue has dried, I usually, with a thin eyeliner brush, apply a little false eyelash glue afterwards as well. As on the seam of the loose lashes. Especially in the corner of the eye. I can easily get a little teary eyes during application and then the glue does not always adhere so well, even if it is not visible immediately. And then the false eyelashes can loosen a little in these areas during the day.

As long as you do not smudge with the glue on your loose lashes, you can put on quite a lot without it looking strange. "A lot" is a question of definition, but you understand what I mean;)

Should you bend the eyelashes before false eyelashes?

If you have very straight lashes that are difficult to get up with mascara, or that they even grow a little down, then I would bend the lashes first. But make as soft a bend as possible, so that the fringe does not become like an L-angle straight up.

On my lashes, I do not bend at all before applying loose lashes.

Why? It is quite easy to bend the lashes too much, then they will stick up through / above the false eyelashes instead of fusing together nicely with the false eyelashes.

But if you can not get your natural lashes up without bending with pliers, then I recommend doing it before attaching the false eyelashes. So that you do not have two rows of lashes from the side, first your own, then a space and then loose lashes above it :)

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6. If necessary: Fill / improve the eyeliner

I put a little more black eye shadow on the eyeliner, because the glue became a little glossy while my eyeliner is matte.

It can also be the case that you see some unevenness or the like after the loose lash is in place, then you can even out the eyeliner afterwards.

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7. Mascara before or after false eyelashes?

There are slightly different opinions about it actually. Some people prefer to apply mascara before lashes, I prefer to apply mascara afterwards - and as little mascara as possible.

The best (in my opinion) is to apply as gently as possible with mascara, just so that your natural lashes turn black and blend in with the false eyelashes. When I remove the false eyelashes in the evening, I see that I hardly have any mascara at all - I use so little. Because the false lashes are so nice in themselves, so I avoid getting mascara on the false eyelashes.

It's even easier if you dye your natural lashes before! Then you just need to "get together" your natural lashes with all false eyelashes, but the natural straws are already black.

Another reason not to mess up the false eyelashes and your natural eyelashes with lots of mascara, is because it is more difficult to remove the false eyelashes in the evening then. If you have put them together, you must first dissolve the mascara, but I do not need that with this minimal amount of mascara.

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Clear! Here I have also put some eye shadow around for a little balance, not just lashes.

12 questions & answers about false eyelashes:

1. What are the different types of false eyelashes?

In short, it can be said that there are 3 different types of false eyelashes:

1. Full line / Strips (strip lashes)

"Classic false eyelashes". This is the most common type of lashes and probably easiest for beginners. They can be found either as whole lashes or in strips that are cut to fit your eye.

2. Individual lashes (cluster / flare / individuals)

Fringes are usually 2-3 straws in a bunch and can be used to fill in sparse areas and build volume. Some people use these to attach to the corner of the eye where it can be difficult to get comfortable with classic false eyelash strips. Either you have one "Single bundle" but there are also variants with 2-3 bundles on a short small strip. I prefer that type, as it is a bit tricky to attach single bundles to yourself.

3. Individual Single Lashes (single)

Single lashes are most often used in lash extensions and are, as the name suggests, a single lash. These are attached individually fringe by fringe to build up your own lashes. This type of false eyelashes is unusual to use in makeup.

But of course there are lots of different styles of lashes; long, short, sparse, fluffy .. As well as different ways to attach them, e.g. magnetic false eyelashes!

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Here is the result of lashes with two "bundles", which makes them easy to apply. These false eyelashes are Just Lashes Alora Individuals (adlink). So, so, so good!

See this entire make-up, product list and step by step in the post; Eyeliner and false eyelashes (piece lashes) Step by step.

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Here is the result of a whole strip in a rather discreet and natural size. I feel great in these! They make a big difference, but are still natural. These false eyelashes are Just Lashes Aliya XS (adlink)

See this entire make-up, product list and step by step in the post; Natural make-up with false eyelashes (step by step)

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Here are also false eyelashes on the strip / full row, but a larger size and a bit "fluffy". Suitable for make-up with a little more eye shadow, preferably smoky! These lashes are Just Lashes Alyssa M (adlink).

See this entire make-up, product list and step by step in the post; Smokey eyes with false eyelashes (step by step)

2. Can you have false eyelashes every day?

Theoretically, it is possible to have false eyelashes every day if you want, however, over time it can wear on your natural lashes if you have sensitive eyelashes. Some may have it every day without noticing any difference in the natural ones.

If you want loose lashes every day, I still recommend jumping some days if possible to let the lashes rest between laps.

3. Can you be allergic to false eyelashes?

It is unlikely that you are allergic to false eyelashes per se, however, if you attach with glue, the glue can provoke an allergic reaction. The most common is probably latex allergy and that you use glue with latex. It is advantageous to attach loose lashes with latex-free glue.

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I use the glue Duo Adhesive (adlink) which is the most common false eyelash glue. It is also available in a latex-free variant, Duo Adhesive Latex Free (adlink) which I have not tested myself but it has received very good reviews so it is probably just as good!

4. Do false eyelashes wear on the natural lashes?

Loose lashes do not wear out especially with occasional uses, but it is a small strain on the natural lashes. If you use false eyelashes often, it can begin to be noticed by getting fewer and worse natural eyelashes.

It also depends on how careful you are when washing off the makeup and removing the false eyelashes. And how much you "smeared" the lashes in the mascara. If they get stuck a lot with your natural lashes and you pull off the false eyelashes carelessly, then you can happen to wear with natural lashes at the same time as well.

5. How to put on single lashes?

Single lashes are most easily attached with tweezers and dipped in glue to then attach lash by lash.

6. Can you sleep with false eyelashes?

It is clear that goes to sleep with false eyelashes but NOTHING I recommend as this can wear a lot on your own lashes. It is unhygienic as attan as well.

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Please, the girl who always washes off her makeup in the evening! You are very careless in life, but not this;)

Is it possible to cut false eyelashes shorter?

Cutting false eyelashes shorter on the "width", ie the strip itself, is easy and is preferable so that they fit your eyes as well as possible. It's easily done with scissors! :)

If it is the straws that are long then the answer is; yes it is possible, but be careful and cut each straw into slightly different lengths. It will be a "cut off" look if you cut all loose lashes to the same length. If you have thick straws on your false eyelashes, I do not recommend it at all, because then it will also be a "cut off" top of the straw. Should only be done in an emergency, if you e.g. happened to buy too long false eyelashes and have no others.

8. What are the best false eyelashes for beginners?

The best false eyelashes for beginners are (in my opinion) are piece lashes with 2-3 bundles on a short strip.

Because lashes that are like a "single bundle" are a little difficult to apply on themselves. It is easy to happen that you happen to angle it quirky and then all the bundles spread in different directions. But if you have two bundles on a short strip, then you lay the strip against the lash line and get the right angle on your false eyelashes immediately!

Piece lashes are simpler than loose lashes on a full line / strip because you attach one part at a time, which means that you get a quick and easy application along the entire lash line. Than to get one and the same strip to fit perfectly the whole piece from the inner edge to the outer edge.

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See this entire make-up, product list and step by step in the post; Eyeliner and false eyelashes (piece lashes) Step by step.

9. Can false eyelashes be reused?

You can reuse false eyelashes, but remember to clean them properly so that not a lot of dirt and bacteria grows in them! I clean my lashes with makeup remover and then store them in a small box.

10. How long do false eyelashes last?

False eyelashes that are properly applied should sit all day or until you remove them. Eyelash extensions last longer and most people get better once a month. Approx. 4-8 weeks before they fall off completely and depend on your natural fringe cycle.

11. Is it possible to attach false eyelashes without glue?

There are self-adhesive false eyelashes that hold the lashes together with a magnet instead of glue. So if you are allergic or just do not want to use glue for your loose lashes, magnetic lashes can be something to try! :) I have not tested myself, but am incredibly curious!

There are also eyeliners with some type of magnetism, so you first paint eyeliner and then attach the false eyelash where you painted. Not tested it either!

12. What are false eyelashes made of?

False eyelashes are either made of synthetic materials or real hair (animal fur). The material used should always be on the product and if you shop online in connection with the product, so that it is clear. I recommend synthetic materials, partly it lasts longer (plastic lasts better than a brittle hair) and also it feels incredibly unnecessary to use animal products for beauty when you can make such good lashes (and other products) vegan.

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Summary, natural or loose lashes?

You who follow me know that I basically always have my natural eyelashes, I rarely use false eyelashes. I think it's nice with "just right" with lashes. I have pretty good lashes myself that I think are enough, I usually use quite so sparing with mascara too.

But if I want a lot of effect, I personally think it's nicer (on myself) with loose lashes than with a lot of mascara :) But it's a matter of taste!

However, it does not take away the fact that you feel so incredibly bang-looking the days you do a nice make-up with false eyelashes! It's so incredibly beautiful!

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Hope you were inspired! If you have any questions about loose lashes, do not hesitate to shout!

All false eyelashes in the post are as I said from Just Lashes (adlink) and I can really, really recommend them! So nice and so good!

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Eyeliner and false eyelashes (piece lashes) Step by step

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Today's tips, lashes with two bundles! How to make eyeliner and false eyelashes in a simple way (relatively simple in any case!) With the help of lashes and eyeliner made with moisturized brush and eye shadow. You will see this step by step in this post! :)

Do not miss my blog post with tips and step by step on how to attach false eyelashes: False eyelashes »12 questions & answers + attach false eyelashes

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These false eyelashes that will soon be available for purchase online at Lyko.se are from Just Lashes Alora Individuals (adlink) and are individual lashes (cluster / flare) that come with two bundles on each. The lashes are already available to buy justlashes.se 

Lashes with two (or more) bundles are much, much easier to attach than the classic lashes with one bundle on each. Those with a bundle are not as easy to get the "right angle" on, if you happen to attach a little crooked, they spread crazy. But these lashes have a small short strip that you put against the lash line = you put the false eyelash perfectly directly! And it's twice as fast to apply two at a time too :)

These lashes / individual lashes are perfect for a discreet make-up, but which still makes a big difference! I have added 5 pieces per eye (10 bundles in total per eye, that is) which is almost a doubling of my natural lashes. But you can put 2-3 lashes only in the outer edges as well or if you have a "gap" somewhere where you lack natural lashes.

In my opinion, lashes are the best false eyelashes for beginners! But of course works for everyone who wants a natural result and easy application.

The brand Just Lashes is founded by makeup artists My Emilsson and Anna Kokotos. Impressed!

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As you can see, piece lashes are incredibly natural, but you still have lots of lashes!

Product list base, eyebrows & lips:

All products are in my web shop Creativemakeup.se!

Powder that neutralizes redness - glo Skin Beauty Redness relief powder
Powder - Paese Bamboo Silk Powder
Contouring - Paese Contouring Palette (2)
Rouge - Paese Powder Blush (57)
Fixing Mist - Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist
Freckles & brow shadow - Paese Kashmir Eyeshadow (604)
Bryngel (+ caring) - Refectocil Styling Gel

Lipstick - glo Skin Beauty Cream Glaze Crayon (Chiffon)

You can not even see that I have false eyelashes! There is a little, a little space between my lashes, so I have used more mascara than I usually do for false eyelashes to paint for my natural straws as well.

Eyeliner & lashes - step by step:

All products (except lashes & glue) are available in my web shop Creativemakeup.se.

  1. Eye primer, Pixi Eye Bright Primer
    Light brown eye shadow on the entire eyelid, Paese Kashmir Eyeshadow (609)
  2. Fade out in the globe line
  3. The same shadow under the eye
  4. Dark brown shadow at the end of the eyelid and the lower lash line, Paese Kashmir Eyeshadow (604)
  5. Black eyeliner, made with the black eye shadow Paese Kashmir Eyeshadow (602) and the brush Nanshy Lip Pencil which I moistened with Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist.
  6. Attach all lashes (I have used 5 bundles per eye), Just Lashes Alora Individuals (adlink) with the glue Duo Adhesive (adlink)
    Black eye shadow along the lower lash line as well
  7. Black mascara to blacken the natural strands and make them blend in with all the lashes, glo Skin Beauty Water Resistant Mascara

Clear!

My waterline is tattooed light, so for exactly the same result you can also supplement with glo Skin Beauty Precision Eye Pencil (Peach) along the waterline for a more "clear" look.

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It's so heavenly nice with eyeliner wing together with lashes!

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Smokey eyes with false eyelashes (step by step)

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Smoky eyes / smokey eyes with false eyelashes, do you become more perfect than that? :) I felt so heavenly good-looking in this party make-up - which you will now see step by step!

Do not miss my blog post with tips and step by step on how to attach false eyelashes: False eyelashes »12 questions & answers + attach false eyelashes

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Smokey eyes with false eyelashes - Product list base, eyebrows & lips:

All products are in my web shop Creativemakeup.se!

Face primer with coverage - glo Skin Beauty Tinted Primer SPF 30 (Medium)
Concealer - glo Skin Beauty Under Eye Concealer (Golden)
Powder that neutralizes redness - glo Skin Beauty Redness relief powder
Powder - Paese Bamboo Silk Powder
Contouring - Paese Contouring Palette (2)
Rouge - Paese Powder Blush (57)
Fixing Mist - Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist
Freckles & brow shadow - Paese Kashmir Eyeshadow (604)
Bryngel (+ caring) - Refectocil Styling Gel

Lipstick - glo Suede Matte Crayon (Monogram)

These lashes that will soon be available for purchase online at Lyko.se are from Just Lashes in the size Alyssa M (adlink) and are absolutely perfect for a smokey eyes with false eyelashes! You can find them now justlashes.se

They are quite big for my eyes, I cut off 3 bundles from the loose fringe so that they would fit me and then they became incredibly beautiful :) But there are two smaller sizes and two larger ones as well. So there are variations for all eyes, tastes and occasions you can say!

The brand Just Lashes is founded by makeup artists My Emilsson and Anna Kokotos. Impressed!

Smokey eyes with false eyelashes - step by step:

All products (except false eyelashes & glue) are in my web shop Creativemakeup.se.

  1. Eye primer, Pixi Eye Bright Primer
  2. Golden brown shadow on the entire eyelid, Paese Opal Eyeshadow trio (Golden Brown)
  3. Fade out in the globe line
  4. The same shadow under the eye
  5. Black lashliner & eyeliner, made with black eye shadow Paese Kashmir Eyeshadow (602) and moistened brush with Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist.
  6. The same black eye shadow smoked on the eyelid
  7. Soot to the eyeliner and make a sharp edge in the outer edge, a bit like an eyeliner wing but that blends with the soot on the eyelid :)
  8. Attach the false eyelashes, Just Lashes in the size Alyssa M (adlink) with the glue Duo Adhesive (adlink)
  9. Black mascara (just a little) to blacken the natural strands and "get" them together with the false eyelashes, glo Skin Beauty Water Resistant Mascara

Clear!

My waterline is tattooed light, so for exactly the same result you can also supplement with glo Skin Beauty Precise Eye Pencil (Peach) along the waterline for a more "clear" look.

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A relatively discreet smokey eyes with false eyelashes anyway, which is easy to wear even for those who are not used to heavy eye makeup. Thanks to the fact that it is not very black, but also very golden brown.

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