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The ONLY eyeshadow brush you need!

Hi beauty! 

Thanks for stopping by! Today I’ll be talking about one eyeshadow brush I use on the daily to create all of my makeup looks. This works for day or night time looks! I know that when it comes to brushes, there are SO many options out there and it can be very confusing.

The ONLY brush I use for my crease and entire eye area from lid to brow is the Morphe M441 blending brush which runs for about $6 on Morphe.com. I used to use the Mac 217 blending brush which goes for $30! until I came across the Morphe. This brush is PHENOMENAL! I am not kidding. If I could only choose one eyeshadow brush for the rest of my life, it would be this one. It has lasted me years, doesn’t shed at all and still works beautifully. It blends shadow so easily and can be used in the crease or all over from the lid up to the brow bone. I use this brush every single day to dust a light bronzer over my lids for a little color or I will use it in my crease for evening looks.

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The second brush is optional because you can actually use your finger for your eyelids…but I use a flat brush such as this one or the one pictured above and below, to pack color on my lids such as a shimmer or if I want to use a different color than what I used for my crease. As I said, this brush is not a necessity and I usually use my finger…but having said that, it can be useful if you want to pack a LOT of color on for a dramatic look, or if you want precision for a cut crease with concealer and shadow.

Beauty Tip: To create the perfect eyeshadow look, take the Morphe 441 blending brush and dust a light color or bronzer into your crease and then with your finger or a flat brush, pack on shimmer or a different color on the lid. Blend the outer edges, add some mascara and you’re done!

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Xo, Sahar

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DIY How to get whiter brighter teeth at home!

Hey beauties!

Today’s post is on how I get my teeth whiter and brighter naturally at home! I get a lot of questions on how I keep my teeth white and here is your answer!

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If you want the fastest, cheapest way to whiten your teeth then you can use Plus White 5 Minute Speed Whitening Gel

I’ve been using this gel for years and it is SO effective. It’s also ridiculously cheap and you only leave it on for 5 minutes! It’s perfect for me since I don’t have a ton of time to spend on teeth whitening with a toddler on the loose!

All I do is squeeze the gel on a Q-tip and apply it to my top and bottom teeth. I leave it on for 5 min and then rinse with cold water as well as brush my teeth afterwards. That’s it! If I feel like I need to whiten more then I will do this once a day for a few days and then when I’ve reached my desired whiteness I’ll do it just once a month or so for maintenance.

If you want a more natural approach to whitening then here are two alternatives… Depending on what I have on hand at the time, I switch between the two.

  1. Baking Soda and lemon juice mix
  2. Coconut Oil and Turmeric

Baking Soda and Lemon juice mix

This combination really whitens and cleans BUT it can be corrosive/damaging to the tooth enamel so I only recommend this every once in a while to freshen up. Basically you take a spoon of baking soda and squeeze in some lemon. The mixture will bubble up then you can take a tooth brush and brush your teeth lightly and rinse.

Coconut Oil and Turmeric mix

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Have you heard the term “Oil pulling” ? Well this is exactly what the coconut oil does when you leave it in your mouth. Not only does it draw out toxins, but it whitens your teeth too!

For this mixture, you will need a spoonful of coconut oil and a pinch of turmeric…just mix the two together and brush your teeth with it. You will want to leave the mixture on your teeth for 5-10 minutes then rinse and brush with your regular toothpaste. This mixture might stain your hands but not your teeth! There are a ton of health benefits of both ingredients in this mix which make it the ideal natural choice for teeth whitening….you can also do it as often as you like without worrying about damaging your teeth 🙂

I personally prefer Plus White simply because it is safe, fast, effective, and cheap! You can purchase it here.

I hope this post helped, let me know what you use to whiten your teeth!

Happy Whitening!

xo, Sahar

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