Beauty Hacks

Beauty Hacks

These days there is a cream, serum, gel or magic bean for everything. Want smoother skin? Thicker hair? Hide cellulite? Longer lashes? A date with George Clooney? Go to a beauty store and they will give you 20 “miracle products” that will supposedly solve all of these problems. While every woman has a few holy grail products that may actually be better than dinner with George, most of them fall flat and will cost you an arm and a leg. They may also contain some chemicals that could be toxic and harmful. Luckily there are some amazing natural beauty hacks that women have discovered and are life savers for the worst beauty problems. This way you expose yourself to less harmful chemicals and you will save a crazy amount of money. To top it off a lot of these natural beauty hacks work way better than some cosmetics. Here’s a few that you need to try ASAP. First off – Mayonnaise. While mayo may be one to avoid for fitting into those skinny jeans, it is a miracle for your hair. Mayo is made with nourishing egg yolks for a natural oil that will make you hair stronger and shinier. You also get the benefit of L-cysteine, an amino acid and antioxidant that forms keratin to make your hair stronger. For a mayo hair mask use a cup of full fat mayonnaise all over you hair and leave it in for 30 minutes. After thirty minutes, lather in shampoo to break up the oils and rinse! Can’t stand the smell of mayo? Add a teaspoon of vanilla to counteract the smell. For a trifecta of beauty genius you need to try activated charcoal. You can use it for you teeth, face and as eyeliner! Activated charcoal is a purifying agent that absorbs impurities. It’s huge surface area traps them like a sponge and will remove stains from your teeth and dirt from your pores. Here’s how to do it. You can pick up capsules of at the drug store or a health food store as they’re typically used to absorb toxins in the gut. Simply break open the capsule and mix it with a little bit of water. Then, brush the black paste onto your teeth and/or scrub it onto your face for 1-2 minutes. While you may look like you came out of a horror movie, once you rinse your skin is flawless and teeth are pearly white. However try to limit the use on your teeth, like any grainy substance too much use can wear at enamel and should not be used as a replacement for regular brushing and flossing. Have some paste left over? Use a small angled brush to use it as the best black eyeliner you’ll ever use. You won’t catch me in the land of the living without a coffee in the morning, but you’ll also never catch me in bikini season without using a coffee ground exfoliant. Coffee grounds make an amazing exfoliant, removing dry skin cells and using caffeine to increase circulation. This increase of circulation can also help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Combine your morning grounds with a bit of moisturizing coconut oil in the shower and scrub over your face and body. Your skin will never feel softer. The last and best smelling beauty hack that we can’t live without is an all natural DIY bronzer. Use 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg and 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder. Use a large powder dust to apply the mixture to your face for a natural and amazing smelling bronzer. For an all over sunless bronze, combine with lotion and apply! These remedies are amazing ways to save money, protect your body, look fabulous and feel confident! Have another natural beauty hack that you swear by? Share it in the comments!

Why Pick Ooh La Lash?

With so many different lash boutiques popping up, what makes Ooh La Lash stand out? Well, Ooh La Lash is one of the originators of the lash boutiques, as they have been around since 2010. They are also the first volume lash specialist in Canada. We got a chance to sit down with Natalie, the CEO and founder of Ooh La Lash, to ask why her volume lashes stand out. Q: What makes your specialty volume lashes so special? Natalie: There are a number of reasons! They are our signature lashes and only available at Ooh La Lash. We developed a lash that is faster and still respects the volume lashes etiquette. They are ultra light weight, so they don’t damage your lashes. Q: How do they adhere to not damage your lashes? Natalie: Well because they are light weight, our lashes sit on top of one lash. It is the same weight for three together as one regular lash. They will come off naturally, with no damage to your lashes. Q: Etiquette? I didn’t realize there was etiquette for lashes! Natalie: Oh yes! When you touch people’s lashes, get involved with their beauty, and get close to their eyes – just like any other profession, there are guidelines. Q: Ok good to know! So what do you mean by faster? Natalie: A full set of volume lashes can take around 3 hours and cost $300 and up. With our specialty lashes, we can do it in an hour and a half and our price is only $169. Q: That is amazing. So how long do these lashes last? Natalie: You should get a fill, at the longest, every 3-4 weeks. Q: How much are the fills? Natalie: $64.00 for a 40 minute fill. $89.00 for a one hour fill. Q: Thank you so much for your time Natalie. One more question. If you had to give one reason why someone should go with these volume lashes, what would it be? Natalie: They will stay full longer. Simple as that. To book your appointment today, go to the following website:

Lip care in 7 magic steps

Soft, healthy pink lips lend a fresh look to your face. If you’re looking for juicy, luscious lips, read on. Generally, when we meet someone, the first thing we tend to notice is their face and lips. Soft and healthy lips can adorn your face like nothing else can. But our lips are the most sensitive part of our body and require a little TLC.


Natalie Costa - founder of Ooh La Lash

Ooh La Lash Premade Russian Volume fans Lash line. After years of success in the lash industry, her passion for high-quality lash application and products continues to grow.



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