Fashion & Beauty Queries Vol. IV, No. Eight
Mar 9, 2017
Do you have a favorite loofah or body wash sponge? I switched from bar soap to body wash and need a loofah/sponge that won’t just fall apart & ideally can be put in the machine wash (in a mesh bag) once in a while. Would prefer cheaper options.
Thanks so much, Jen
In the shower, I have used a few products worth mentioning. The first is the silicone Exfoliband. The honeycomb shape exfoliates skin on the body or face, and the silicone prevents bacteria growth. If you’re simply looking for a body wash delivery vehicle, I like the sponges from The Body Shop. They create a rich lather and don’t scratch up the skin. If you want to combine exfoliation and lather creation, try this Dove Men + Care Dual Sided Scrubber.
I know you’ve posted a lot about mascara in the past, so I have a question for you. I always seem to get it on my eyelids! I am not a child–I swear I put it on correctly–but it continues to happen even when I try different brands. Maybe my eyelids are especially huge (it doesn’t seem like they are), but do you think there’s a trick to avoid this problem?
The question is: Is it happening when you apply, or after? If it’s happening when you apply, you can try two options. First, you can apply it with a fan brush instead of with the wand. This tutorial will show you how. Second, you should look into a lash guard, which you should hold in place for a 30-seconds to give the mascara time to try.
If it’s happening after, you need to switch to a waterproof formula (my favorite). You’re essentially sweating the makeup onto your lids. If you like your current formula, apply some translucent powder (my favorite) just under your lashes with an eyeshadow brush.
Do you have a good recommendation for a micro roller that isn’t the GloPro? That’s just more than I can spend on a beauty tool.