If you’re on the hunt for a decent set of tweezers look no further as these will not only do a great job of your brows but also give you a good feeling vibe when you purchase as 30% of all proceeds are donated to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.
Lets not forget:
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives.
48,000 women and 300 men are diagnosed ever year
1000 women die each month from the disease
Fashion Targets Breast Cancer is the flagship fashion campaign of Breakthrough Breast Cancer, a charity dedicated to changing these figures by improving and saving lives through finding the cause of breast cancer, enabling early detection, ensuring precise diagnosis and discovering new and better treatments. So far, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer has raised over £12 million.
Shavata Singh has teamed up with the charity to create a range of exclusive tweezers in black or white as well as a stainless steel mirrored compact, all of which have the logo on them. The Tweezers will be £9.95 and the compact will be £12.95.
The products are all limited edition and launch on 1st May but you can pre-order online from 1st April.
The range will be available from Shavata Brow Studios in Harrods, Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser and Debenhams as well as available for pre-order from www.shavata.co.uk
Well at the time of writing this post I’ve been using Rapidlash on my eyebrows for exactly 9 weeks so it’s time to show you what I’ve managed to achieve using this product on my eyebrows.
To remind you, you can see my previous post here. After I’d been using the product for 3.5 weeks I was very impressed and here’s the pictures.
Starting point on the left and 3.5 weeks of use on the right. Please feel free to enlarge.
So here we are, nine weeks later. I’m going to cut to the chase and just show you the pictures.
All the following pictures are current.
Well! Still lots of new growth coming through. Some areas still sparse, particularly the outer ends, but otherwise I’m thrilled! The most amazing thing is is the length and thickness of the hairs. It’s insane some of them are far too long now. I can’t wait to go and get them tidied up by someone professional soon but think I’ll wait a while longer while the rest of the new stuff is still growing out. It’s fairly easy to make them look decent from a distance so that’s what I do.
I must say that the tube of product has lasted me well. I think I am literally scraping the bottom now but 9 weeks of using on my brows each night, its lasted well, I’ve been thinking I was going to run out any day for ages now. I have just ordered my second bottle though so I can keep on going. Probably once I’ve had them professionally shaped I’ll just do it a three times a week if I think it’s necessary.
All in all, super impressed. My brows are incredible compared to the state of them nine weeks ago. It’s really amazing. So Rapidlash, used on my brows, highly recommended. I buy mine for a fraction of the price on Amazon.
I had a massive eyebrow disaster. In fact most of my adult life has been an eyebrow disaster. In the nineties I plucked them into oblivion and permanently damaged them so that even when left to grow out they were full of bald patches and indeed one eyebrow started a good centimetre from my nose differently to the other brow and that would never grow back. A whole centimetre of over-plucked hair that wouldn’t grow back.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, I resigned myself to plucking the strays and filling in the bald spots with pencil/wax/shadow for the rest of my life. But then… well then I don’t really know what happened. I just went insane with the tweezers, this time only the once, meaning no permanent damage but god, one eyebrow was a proper mess.
I resolved not only to grow my brows back out as best I could, but to see if there was a way I could get back the hair in the patches I plucked and permanently damaged in the early 90’s.
It was then that I started researching Rapidlash and it’s use on brows. I wasn’t able to find a huge amount on the internet about it. I found excellent reviews about its use on lashes, and a v. small amount about it’s use on eyebrows, but I decided I was going to try my luck anyway and was delighted when it arrived and the box said “Great on eyebrows”. Hoorah.
Having read up on the product I knew that I was in for a long wait for results, maybe 8 weeks, maybe longer, but generally about 8 weeks was the time most people were quoting, but that was fine. I’ve gone the best part of 20 years with crap eyebrows, what difference will 2-3 months make?!
So what you get is a little tube, like a mascara tube with a serum in it and a brush.
Don’t ask me how it works or what the active ingredients are, I haven’t the foggiest and actually after one or two things that have happened recently it is my new resolution to pay more attention to ingredients…not that that helps us right now.
So basically I’m going to show you some photos, befores on the left, afters on the right. This is after 3 and a half weeks. Please feel free to enlarge.
Now obviously there’s a lot of natural regrowth there and the hairs are longer giving the illusion of regrowth. The little red mark on the two bottom right photos is the remains of a spot, I’m not sure if it was caused by the product or not. Either way it didn’t hang around too long. So you’ll have to trust me to tell you honestly, even if you can’t see it in the photos, that not only is there the natural hair growth but some of the bald patches that have been there for many many years are slowly but surely starting to fill in. I’m thrilled.
And that bit I mentioned earlier? The inner bit that was about a centimetre of baldness making my brows uneven. Well its all growing back! I never thought I’d see that hair again and I can’t tell you how happy I am!
Here, have a look, you can see the long hairs that are where my brow used to start and you can see the tiny fine short hairs that are now starting to grow in.
Nearly 20 years there’s been no hair there. It sounds odd to be so excited about a bit of facial hair I know but over plucking my eyebrows is my biggest beauty regret. I thought I’d ruined them forever but it looks like Rapidlash might just been my saviour. I’ve got a long way to go in terms of seeing full results and hopefully at the end I will be able to go to someone and have a proper shape done…but for now I’m just applying the Rapidlash every night, tweezing any obvious hairs that grow that are miles away from my eyebrow and leaving them to do their thing.
I can’t wait to see how they turn out and will of course at the 8 weeks stage to see how its looking but so far so amazing!
I bought my Rapidlash from Amazon for £26. Approximately half the RRP. bargain!
As you all know I’m still in the process of growing out my brows and I have to say that it’s going quite well… but more on that in another post soon. I was sent this Japonesque Brow Kit a little while ago and have been playing with it for a while now.
What you get is a little hard pink case that clasps shut and contains an array of things for fixing up your brows.
It’s super cute.
Contained in the case is a pair of tweezers, a brow gel, three different eyebrow templates and a little palette which houses two shades of brow powder, a wax, a little brush to apply the products and a mini brush like a mascara wand.
The thing I can’t get on with is the stencils, there is one that is similar to the natural shape of my brow, but I just can’t get the knack of holding it in place. When I hold it, I just can’t hold it tight enough to my brow so the powder stays within the template. I can’t explain it too well but trust me, I’m pretty sure that’s a user error. One of the two powders is far too red toned for me. This happens a lot. I really struggle to find brow colours that have no red in them sadly but the darker of the two is great. The powders are fantastic, no fall out, nice and smooth with plenty of pigment!
The tweezers are great and seem to grab the smallest hairs easily, the brow gel and wax do what they should do nicely as do the brushes included in the kit which although very short still do a great job.
This is a great kit with quality products. Even if you don’t want or need the templates, its well worth having and perfectly handbag sized. I do love a cute little kit and this certainly is a cute little kit.
I can’t find these in stock anywhere at the moment, but as soon as I have more information I’ll add links.
*Disclosure – PR Sample*
I have to admit I know very little about Rituals. I had it in mind as a high end brand and as it’s not one thats sold locally to me I hadn’t given it much thought.
So it was a nice surprise to be sent a box of goodies to be sent to have a play with. It’s always nice to be introduced to a brand that hasn’t crossed your path before. So I hit Google to find out what they are all about. In brief, Rituals have been around since 2000 and develop high quality products from body and facial care to candles, perfumes, gemstone make up and even tea! All the products are inspired by Eastern rituals, Hammam steam bath rituals, Samurai shaving rituals and the gemstones make up ritual are all examples of a long line of beautiful traditions.
The range is not tested on animals, and claim to use natural, renewable and organic ingredients for their products, using safe alternatives for anything that nature doesn’t create.
So lets have a closer look at some examples of the make up.
Nice plain black packaging with silver print. With the exception of the Eve’s Kiss lip treatment. I also wanted to show you a couple of examples of what you might find on the inside of your packaging as it’s a nice touch.
This one shows the Sunglow Peach on my cheeks as well as a closer look at the foundation in use.
Yesterday was the day I got my brows threaded. I went to the fabulous Amy Clark at her Studio in Exeter. Tucked away in the eclectic Gandy Street, it’s a blink and you’ll miss it little place and immaculately presented. Amy herself is lovely and friendly and efficient and I have to say given that I had Lola with me who screamed throughout my appointment in her pushchair, Amy was very patient. I was mortified. I had rather hoped Lola would have been asleep. Oh well, lesson learned and Amy, if you read this I’m sorry. Also extra thanks to the man from upstairs (a hairdresser?) who did his level best to entertain Lola to no avail. Thank you for trying though!
So anyway, you all know how much I’ve been waiting for this appointment. Have a good look at the state of my brows first thing yesterday morning:
If nothing else, it’s topical for me. I shall spare you the ramble about growing my brows out etc etc but I was recently send the High Definition Brows palette for my perusal. We all know by now how important a well defined brow is and that pencil lines are and should be a thing of the past, with the exception of goths who sometimes have the most fabulous drawn on eyebrows, but if you’re not a goth, there’s no excuse. A brow finishes your face and frames it, its important and that’s why I’m currently growing mine out.
I’ve tweezed my brows for many years, as a result they are thin, balding and not at all how I would choose to have them. Actually, they don’t look too bad close up:
What I do find though is that they get lost on my face when looking at my face in full:
So I decided that I’d like to have my eyebrows properly shaped by a professional. Of course the problem is I need to let them grow out which means that today I am looking like this (enlarge for the full horror):
Which I am finding mortifying and its taking all my will power not to attack them with the tweezers. Also, is it even worth doing? All that seems to be growing are stray ones I’m sure would be removed anyway. Am I doomed to keep these brows forever? Is it worth carrying on with this horror?
I’ve seen these posts or similar posts on lots of people’s blogs since I’ve been blogging but I’ve not yet managed to get round to doing mine yet.
The following are some of my favourite, most used, but basic, products. So I hope you enjoy seeing them.
Ok so here we go:
So there you have it! My top basic items. Do you have any of these or want any of these? I might do another one of these about my favourites that aren’t basics as I have some idtems I love so much I just want to blog about them!
I recently bought two of the Greasepaint Sticks from the Mac Art Supplies collection. Unfortunately Zinc Zone turned up damaged but Greengrease is fine and so today it was time to give it a go and you know what I love it! The green is a dark green. The greasepaint sticks go on easily and are easy to blend…provided you work fast. Fantastic for creating a smoky eye and easily buildable. I tried it on my hand (Forgot to take pics, sorry), and it works well as a base for shadows, I tried with a green pigment and it was fab. The following pics show the Greengrease on it’s own, with Benefit High Brow and Mascara only. I could have kept adding and blending for a much bolder look, but as it is, I kept it sheer.
Love this product, very versatile, but remember you need to blend fast!