how-to-dye-your-eyebrows-at-home-4One beauty practice that I commit to throughout the summer is dyeing my eyebrows each month. It only takes a few minutes and I love the way they look afterwards. Everyday I use either a pencil or eyeshadow to fill them in but dyeing them beforehand helps because then they don’t completely disappear whenever I go swimming. Below are the steps to dyeing your own at home. If you’ve been wanting to give your brows a little extra fleek then I recommend giving this a try!

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Supplies:

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Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Prep the skin by washing off any makeup. I also wait to moisturize the skin around the eyebrows as I don’t want this to affect the dye process.
  • Step 2 / Measure out 1 tsp of dye and 1 tsp of developer, mixing them together in the bowl using the spoon.
  • Step 3 / Use the travel size toothbrush or brow brush to carefully wipe the product along the hairs of the eyebrows.

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Step 4 / When the brows are completely covered, use a cotton swab to wipe off any dye around the eyebrows. This is very important so you don’t dye the skin as well.

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Step 5 / Set a timer for 7-10 minutes. Oftentimes I will set it for 5 minutes and then reapply more dye and wipe around the edges again. Then set the timer for another 5 minutes.

Note: During this step your eyebrows can become extremely itchy. I attribute this to the chemicals in the dye though I am not an professional expert. If this concerns you then I recommend wiping off the dye at that point though they will not be as dark as they would if left on for the full 10 minutes.

When the dye is setting on my eyebrows they always turn dark purple. They have never stayed that shade and once they dye is wiped away they are a more natural color. If you are concerned then you can do a small strand test to see how your eyebrows will be affected.

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Step 6 / Wet a cotton round or toilet paper and gently remove the dye from the eyebrows. Ensure all of the dye is wiped away or else it can continue to deepen up the hair.

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Step 7 / After dyeing my brows I love to fill them in so the tail end is as thick as the rest. Using a wax pencil I begin at the arch and create downward strokes following down the tail of the brow. Then I trace a light line along the top and fill in the sparse area right before the arch.

Step 8 / Next I brush through them with a spoolie brush to help distribute the product and reshape the brow.

Step 9 / Using a clear mascara or eyebrow gel I set everything in place.

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DIY Pearl Earpiece is an easy way to make your own chic earrings at home.

Earpieces are on trend at the moment and can be seen all over in magazines, on models, down the runways. I started noticing them a few weeks ago here and there and when I saw a piece that looked similar to the one above I knew it was one I could easily make on my own. I only have one piercing in each ear so I had to improvise with the top portion of this gem. By using a clip-on earring back, however, I was able to accommodate the style without piercing my ears a second time.

Follow the simple steps below to creating your own version of this rad earpiece.

What you will need:

  • E6000 Glue
  • 2 straight wires with a looped end
  • 2 flat back pearl beads
  • 2 clip-on earring backs
  • 2 pearl earrings

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Step 1 / Place a small dollop of glue, in a straight line, on the flat side of both pearl beads.

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Step 2 / Gently place the bead on the front side of the clip-on earring. Let it dry for at least one hour. Repeat this with the other earring.

*Tip: Place the earring on the top of your ear to ensure you will glue the pearl bead on the right side.

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Step 3 / Once the earring has sufficiently dried, open the clip-on and place a little glue on the piece of metal that protrudes out.

*Tip: Before moving onto step 4, measure the distance from the clip-on portion and the loop at the end of the straight wire. You will want to ensure that the loop lines up with the pierced hole on your ear when the clip-on portion is secured at the top of the ear.

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Step 4 / Lay the straight wire, loop end out, over the glue on the clip-on.  Do not close the clasp on the clip-on or else it will also glue to the straight wire while drying. Keep it open and prop it up so the wire stays straight. Let it dry for one to two hours.

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Step 5 / Remove the back from the pearl earring and slide it through the loop on the end of the earpiece.

DIY Pearl Earpiece | MissySue.com

Step 6 / Place the backing back onto the pearl earring to keep it held in the loop until ready to wear.

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Step 7 / When putting on the earpiece, clip the top portion on first, then guide the looped end until it lines up with the pierced hole before sliding the pearl earring through and placing the back on the other side, holding it in place.

DIY Pearl Earpiece | MissySue.com

DIY Pearl Earpiece | MissySue.com

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