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Homemade Halloween Face Paint – Healthy Skin and Eye Popping Color

How to make homemade Halloween Face Paint that is Healthy for your Skin and yet has the boldest colors.

I am thinking about my Halloween Costume and Makeup as we proceed into the month of October.  Every Costume needs the face to go with it, forget the mask and create your own one of a kind look to go with your costume! Here, with the help from some friends and their generous permission to share their pictures, I will show you some ideas and how to make your own bold and beautiful face paint.

Store bought face paint not only tends to have diluted colors but they contain a ton of additives that are actually bad for your skin and shouldn’t be used again next year.

For those who are frugal minded, like me, there is more use than with store bought face paint. This is a mixture of products that women use every day (men and teens don’t miss out either with the Refresh), … so no waste! And the pigments can be put away for next year too!

I am super impressed with products by Younique, here is why:

Younique Product features
This is why I love Younique Products

I am now an Independent Presenter for Younique and I some friends with Younique have shared their creations using the Pigments and Refreshed together to create face paint. Yes, you can use this professional grade intense Pigments and Refresh to create your own custom facepaint, not only will the colors be more intense than those bought at the store, but it is healthier for your skin than those store bought face paint.  You can also mix your pigments to create your own variations of color and let your artistic creations really pop!

My friend Debbie and her before and after, using Homemade Face Paint (the products used were all from Younique)

Homemade Face Paint made with Younique Products

Here my friend Alesia, used the homemade mixture for healthy, vibrant face paint on her daughter, using the pigments and refreshed and the lashes were extended to super long with 3D Fiber lash!Halloween Face Paint Bold Pigment Healthy Skin 1

For the glamorous look, don’t forget to make those eyes pop too with the 3D Fiber Lash Mascara, it’s a wonderful 2 mascara tube kit that will make you forget about fussing with false eye lashes. And for those of you with oily eyelids, like mine, you won’t have to worry about them falling off or needing to carry the lash glue around with you and chance at it leaking in your purse, pocket or *cough cough COUGH* cleavage *cough* and have it leak and make a yucky sticky mess all over everything.

Here is another look from my friend Debbie, she also used Younique products to make her homemade Face Paint:

Homemade Face Paint made with Younique Products

So there you go friends, some fun ideas for making your own face paint using Younique products! The pigments are highly pigmented so those colors are sure to pop, and mixing it with Refresh? Well there are a lot of great benefits to using Refresh here are some:

Refresh Rosewater from Younique

 

 Disclaimer: I am NO LONGER an Independent Presenter for Younique. I had a death in my family and as a result I didn’t sell enough products to keep my position… wish I knew that would happen if a family emergency came up! 🙁

Beauty Ancient Secrets Modern Solutions Giveaway

Hi folks, come on in and enter the Beauty Ancient Secrets Modern Solutions Giveaway. my recent review of Biblical Beauty Beauty, Ancient Secrets and Modern Solutions and loving it! Please The former review of this book is posted Here. I would like to share a giveaway of this book with you!

Mariah Smiling as she's Reading "Biblical Beauty" Ancient Secrets Modern SolutionsEnter to win your own copy of this wonderful book, I am still enjoying a great read and enjoy learning more and more with each page turn. My favorite part is the Authors research into the Ancient Beauty Secrets and how she wrote about this unique topic, mixing in Modern Day Solutions.

If you enjoy learning about beauty, why not enter to win this book so you can read along with me? 🙂

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Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I received above mentioned product for this review. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by me.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Beauty Ancient Secrets Modern Solutions – Review


Biblical Beauty Ancient Secrets & Modern Solutions Book Review.

The title and Subtitle of the book really captured my attention. I’ve been a fan of collecting beauty secrets, old and new since I was a teenager. My collection grew significantly while studying Cosmetology as well as while I was a Cosmetologist. There are a bevy of beauty hints and tips that I’ve garnered from as far back as the 1940’s thru today, but I never sought out beauty mentioned in the Bible!

How wonderful a prospect it was to take the chance to be chosen for reviewing this book by Rachelle Weisberger! Rachelle is an Artist, Cosmetologist (makeup artist, and skin care specialist), we have a lot in common. I wanted to get to read her book as well as glean what I can from her expertise, experience and get to know her some through her writing. 🙂 Obviously I was very lucky and received a book for review here!

Oh Honestly Mariah reading beauty bibleNow, I must admit that I have not yet completed the book, but I can say that when I have time to read it I am totally enthralled with the contents! This is the absolute perfect subject matter for those interested in the bible and what it has said about beauty (from cosmetics to perfumes, mentions of ingredients and so forth) as well as those who look to add to their collection of beauty know how from an expert.

I love the references to the bible, including where the information she’s gathered can be found in the bible. And her modern beauty tips are expert indeed, I feel a sort of kinship with Rachelle as I continue reading. My notes, I admit are really sparse as I find myself so absorbed in the reading that I forget that this was for a review and I’ve totally lost track of time while reading as well.

Cover of Biblical BeautyThis book is going to be a welcome companion to my beauty book collection! I am loving this even more than any of my beauty books so far, mix in bible, ancient secrets and some modern beauty and you have a sure fire hit here!

Thank you so much Rachelle for giving me the honor of reading  your book! God Bless you and maybe someday, when you are in Colorado we can meet for coffee someday… I would LOVE that! 🙂
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Are You An “It Girl,” a “Bombshell” OR???

 

 

I am NOT an It Girl or a Bombshell… I am a Classic with a Twist! What are you?

I would love to know your beauty profile! What is cool about this is that I switched once to “Boho Glam” when the mood hit and then back to Classic with a Twist. What I love about this? There are no rules, just fun! From nail polishes to great beauty products, I love the versatility and customizable boxes here. Not like some programs where you are stuck with whatever you are sent.

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Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes – Do they work? – Review & Giveaway

Hi all, I was so impressed with the Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes, thanks to my sponsor Christen, I have now joined her in selling this wonderful product… please feel free to use my link to get yours… the rest of the links on this page belong to Christen, after all she sponsored the review below, here is my link: https://www.youniqueproducts.com/MariahLockwood

Hi there friends, today I want to share with you Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes! I was so excited when I came across, quite by accident, someone talking about Fiber Lashes online. Until then I had never heard of fiber lashes. I read through the comments just to test the waters and see what others were saying and as I continued then to read the comments, I was fortunate enough to find someone looking for a blog review of another brand of fiber lashes! I figured that I was just that blogger that she was looking for, and took a chance looking her up and then writing her an email. And the rest, as they say, is history!

(added May 31)- At the end of this post there will be a special freebie with order, continue reading to learn more.

Now, I may have never heard of Fiber Lashes before, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t stumbled upon them from time to time, unknowingly. As a matter of fact about a month ago my husband took me to our favorite burger place and the lady behind the counter had the most lovely long lashes! The length of these lashes were unreal! I spoke up, I couldn’t help myself, “wow, did you have lash extensions done?” “No,” she replied. “Wow, your lashes, you are so lucky” I said. Yet staring at her lashes (with a skeptical eye and that of a Cosmetologist) not only were her lashes longer than long, but some of the “lashes” looked slightly off, so I was sure she’d done something. But I wasn’t sure what she’d done to get such a beautiful look. I really have to tell you that, at first glance, the lashes were very impressive indeed and I at first thought she had extensions or some marvelously naturally scattered lengths of, a never seen before, false strip lashes on.

I really respect that she has a filter for such things, and didn’t tell me what her magic trick was for those glorious lashes. I, on the other hand, lack that filter and, now that I have figured out her trick, I am not afraid of telling anyone that I am using fiber lashes! Guess that’s why blogging reviews works so well for me, I love to share! lol

after and before from youinque fiberlash product pgSo once again we are in Lash Territory, lets go over a few tid bits that I mentioned in a recent post:

My Mother used to brag to people about how long my lashes were. However my eyes have always been hooded (dare I say it seems to get worse with age?). No matter how long my lashes are, I never felt happy with their length as the hooded eyelids hid them a lot.

In the past I tried false eye lashes, the strip lashes and the little groups of individual lashes that are supposed to stay on for weeks. The strip lashes, being applied to my oily eyelids (right next to my lashes) never stayed on well… and the little groups of eyelashes that come with a special adhesive that is to sort of glue the little groups right onto the eyelashes were both hard to put on and when they were on, these hooded eye lids of mine got so irritated from the adhesive scraping at the lids, that I took those puppies off as soon as I could with my eye cream.

Others could have problems with the Lash lengthening options above:

From the lashes being made of certain materials that can harbor bacteria especially any of the non natural lashes like the poly-nylon blend lashes (from something I read a while back) there are spaces within the fibers that hold in moisture and can grow harmful bacteria. The glues too can cause allergic reactions, some are not ment for on the skin, true enough, but consider the hooded eyelids out there that do touch, even the cured glues… allergies can run from rashes to loss of eyelashes.

Speaking of loss of eyelashes, there is a strain on the natural lashes that you have when your own lashes get to their optimal length, add on even the tiniest amount of glue and some extensions and you do run the risk of starting to lose your own lashes as well…did you know that it takes about 7 to 8 weeks for your lashes to grow back. And if you do have extensions, it is also extremely expensive to keep up monthly.

3d fiberlashes outside hardcase3d fiberlashes inside hardcaseMoonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes:

Along came my email from Christen, a Younique Presenter (see her page), and sure enough she was still interested in having a review of this product! Yay… I waited just a little while for the mail to arrive and found that they took no time at all to arrive. I was so excited that had to open the envelope right away, after admiring the cute hardcover case and looking inside the case at my newest product to test, I read the documentation that came with it.

Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes, I learned, that the fibers are made from 100% Natural Green Tea Fibers! Pretty Cool!

I decided to do a test and use regular mascara on one eye and the Moonstruck 3D Fiber lashes on the other eye… I decided that I would walk around like a freak for the day with just one set of eyelashes with the product on it.

Mariah eyes closeup 3d fiber lashesI experienced rain that day and walked around with it on that one eye, I also did sweat that day (oh wait we women don’t sweat we glow!) and still no sign of the 3d lashes coming off or the dark mascara like coating coming off giving me raccoon eyes. And my regular mascara was causing a bit of a bad look though by the end of that hot, then rainy day… I had mascara above and below that eye while the 3D Fiber Lashes still remained looking gorgeous and fresh.

How simple are the 3D Fiber Lashes to put on?

Very simple, it’s like putting on mascara, just a quick 4 coats in all:

Moonstruck 3D Lashes see those wonderful natural fibers1st Apply your regular mascara

2nd Apply the Transplanting Gel on the lashes

3rd Apply the fibers onto the lashes, doing this before the Transplanting Gel has a chance to dry.

(this is where I recommend that you use  your lash brush, on these Fiber Lashes)

4th Apply the Transplanting Gel to the lashes to seal the fibers onto your lashes.

5th, sigh as you look in the mirror and realize how lovely your lashes look, long and up to 300 times thicker and longer lashes.

Feel free to use your lash comb at any point in this application if you wish… it’s all good. Just remember if you are going to curl, curl those peepers before step 1 and that’s it! 🙂

Now you can go out, flutter your eyelashes and enjoy, with no worries at all, all day and all evening long.

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When it comes to removing the fiber lashes, I used just my facial cleanser, but I’ve found that I prefer to take them off first with soap and water then follow up with my cream facial cleanser as I use it on my whole face. *When working cleanser (or anything into the eye area remember to use light touches and your “facial fingers” (the middle finger and the finger next to your pinky).

After removing my fiber lashes, from Younique, I have found that my lashes feel softer than soft. The ingredients in the Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes seem to have helped the condition of my eyelashes as well, time will tell as I use it over time.

The fibers scared me one day when I went to put them on and some of the fibers fell into the sink, I wasn’t sure what sort of fuzzy insect it was, then I realized what I was seeing. I picked them up and felt them, they feel like silk! Again these are made of 100% Green Tea Fibers, who would have thought they would be so delicate, fine and soft? And even with the transplanting gel sealing the tops of these lashes, I didn’t feel that stiffness that I feel with mascara.

I do admit that I need a better, wider toothed lash brush (if they exist). The typical lash brushes never get between my lashes, just like this head of hair of mine (I’ve been told it’s so much that it should be on at least 2 people) my lashes grow thick (though they are super fine). Your results, will most likely be different than mine, but me? I am just as pleased at having my lashes super-thick and extended out. Hey and I can tell you that my husband seems to love them, and the things that I can say now with my eyes in these fiber lashes are magnified… “flutter flutter”. Lol

mariah in full makeup with 3d fiber lashes
Hubby captured a picture of me with my Fiber Lashes on and full makeup… he said he’d take me out to dinner. Awe shucks, it never happened, but I did go around and show my neighbors the look! They seem to all want this 3D Fiber Lashes for themselves now. 🙂

Easy Peesy! I love these fiber lashes so much that I want the whole world to know about them. I even want to do a show and tell for my beautiful Asian Dentist, who pays to have her lashes done (and once said to me said “OMG, you have Asian Eyes,”)… who knows, perhaps she would love the Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes too. And I just know that anyone would feel great about saving a ton of money!

Don’t be fooled folks by product names, I’ve seen a few big companies say “Fiber” in their mascaras, this is NOT (I repeat) NOT the same! These cheap brands I’ve seen are one step mascara. They are not what you would expect and the fibers, if they are in there would be all mashed up together and only serve the purpose to thicken lashes and coat them with mascara. This is a two step process, and when you find some with two step processes (As I’ve seen since discovering these wonderful fiber lashes) these from Younique are the only ones that I’ve seen the fibers to be all natural. And the only ones that I’ve seen out there that look like they may work are almost double this price, yet I didn’t see them freely sharing their ingredients… I would almost bet that they are not natural fiber for those fiber lashes either!

I wish to thank Christen for allowing me the honor and great experience with the Moonstuck 3D Fiber Lashes, as you know I am so very in LOVE with them, they are a great addition to my beauty arsenal! I would love it, if someday Younique would make these in a brown or better yet an Auburn so it would go more with an every day look for folks like me (Gingers) or those with lighter colored hair… but I must admit, I’ve been using this for my every day look and I am loving it, even bare faced! 🙂

Now is you chance to try Younique’s Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes for yourself or give it to a loved one please, just give it to that person as a “Happy Happy” (my Father’s saying, basically meaning “a gift just because”) because they’d never forgive you for holding out on giving them this great prize! Trust me on this!

One of you will win your own Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes, thanks to Christen’s Generosity!

Added May 31, 2014: FREEBIE!!! I just received an announcement from Christen and wanted to share this with you all!

“I will be giving away a free eyeshadow pigment with each order of the 3D Lash Mascara.
Yes ma’am! That is correct! With each order of 3D Mascara… You get a free pigment of you’re choice!” ~ Christen

Woot Woot, go get your order in now friends while Christen is feeling so very generous with you all! Yay! Thank you Christen!

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Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I received Younique Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes for this review. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by Younique and me.