How I Maintain My Eyebrows

With salons closed, it can be tough to maintain our beauty regimens. I’ve definitely been missing getting my nails and hair done, but luckily, I can still keep other parts of my beauty routine going at home. I’ve been doing my eyebrows at home for some time now and found a routine and system that works for me. It doesn’t involve wax or any crazy at-home kits. It’s easy, simple and keeps my brows in order.

I started getting my eyebrows waxed when I was younger because I was one of those kids with a persistent unibrow. Fast forward several years, and my brows started to take shape and no longer needed the constant attention. While I still had the ‘fuzzies’ on my brow bone and in the center, I felt I no longer needed to wax and instead starting cleaning up my brows at home with an eyebrow razor and tweezers. Here is the eyebrow razor and tweezers I use!

Eyebrow razors and tweezers can be intimidating because you don’t want to start removing too much hair. My tip is if it looks like its ‘growing back,’ then it can go. If you look at your brows in a mirror, you can tell the difference between your brow hairs and the excess that grows in the middle and below/above the brow. If you don’t want to risk touching the eyebrow shape, no problem! Just simply remove the unwanted hairs in the middle.

What I like to do is take my eyebrow razor and lightly shave the stubble hairs from below and above the brow. I always hold the skin taut and make sure to use just the point of the razor, so I can have complete control. I’ll then take tweezers and remove the tiny hairs that I couldn’t get with the razor. Those are usually the thinner hairs closer to the eyelid. The middle of the brows tends to be the easiest. I still use the corner of the razor for complete control and will remove the unwanted hair. I personally NEVER trim the length of my brow hairs with scissors. I’d rather have longer strands than risk cutting the entire eyebrow off!

I like the eyebrow razor because it allows for easy hair removal and maintenance. They’re more commonly known as facial razors and can remove other types of unwanted hair, such as the upper lip. I don’t find the hair grows back any thicker or faster compared to other methods.

Remember to never share eyebrow razors and always clean your tweezers with rubbing alcohol before and after use. I also recommend replacing your brow razor often, as the razor can become dull and irritate the skin.

I hope this makes maintaining your eyebrows at home easy and pain free!

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I know it has been a hard past few weeks for everyone, and I hope you are all staying healthy and safe! Maintaining your beauty routine can provide a sense of normalcy, but growing out your hair and nails and letting your skin breath can also provide great benefits. So don’t stress and take this time to connect with your loved ones virtually.

Exfoliate This Winter With Grace and Stella Co.

I don’t know about you, but I suffer from extreme dryness in the winter time. My whole body is one big flaky mess. But I have officially found my go to brush from Grace and Stella Co. to whisk the dryness away. All products featured in this post was gifted by Grace and Stella.

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I partnered with Grace and Stella Co. for this post to show you how one product can get rid of even the toughest dry skin on your body. The 2-IN-1 BODY EXFOLIATING BRUSH & MASSAGER is made with natural boar bristles for effective dry brushing to help circulation and lessen the appearance of cellulite, but is also great wet with your favorite scrub or cleanser to exfoliate your whole body. The product is $24.95 and comes with a 16” long handle and strap, a free body cream (which is my favorite), travel bag and shower hook. The device is portable, easy to use, and great if you have sensitive skin.

I have been using this product for 2 weeks and have noticed such a difference. My main problem area is my legs. They were so dry and flaky that when I would take my leggings off, I could visibly see the dead skin… YUCK! But after using the brush wet with my daily cleanser, followed by the lotion, my skin felt instantly smooth and flake free. The brush worked perfectly in combination with shaving, allowing for a closer shave, getting rid of that dead skin, allowing you to get straight to the hair follicle. The lotion by itself is also to die for! It smells like lavender and is a non-greasy formula, which is a must for me. The company should seriously sell it in a larger tube separately!

The only complaint I have for this product is that the hook does not stick to the shower wall. I am not sure if the suction cup on mine doesn’t work properly, but I have not been able to attach it to my wall without having it fall.

Besides that, I will continue to use this product all over my body for a flake free winter and even into the summer!

Grace and Stella Co. are also holding a giveaway to win one of their foot masks!

Check out more of Grace and Stella Co. products for a smoother body!

-XOXO Courtney

At A Glance: My Face Products

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I’ve constantly revised my face products and foundation routine over the years and never stick to the same product for more than a month. However, at the moment, I have found a combination that works with my combination skin and provides moisture and oil control during these odd winter months.

  1. I always prep with my Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer. It has SPF and is a moisturizer that actual works for me and doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy under makeup.
  2. I’ll spray some Fix Plus, to freshen and add a bit more moisture to the skin, and to fill in pores and create a smooth canvas, I use my Makeup Forever Step One Smoothing Primer.
  3. For foundation, I’ll apply a complete layer of my Makeup Forever HD Foundation with a beauty sponge. The concealer I use is the  Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer, and I set it with my Makeup Forever HD Powder.
  4. To add color, I use my favorite drug store bronzer, which is the NYC Mosaic Bronzing Powder. And for blush, I go in with Tarte’s 12 hour Blush in Dollface.

For more, stay tuned for new videos and my latest on the blog and youtube channel!

XOXO

-Courtney

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