NOBODY likes having frizzy, crunchy-feeling hair, but we've all had it from time to time. Split ends are pretty much unavoidable, so here's all we know about them and how you can get rid of them. What are split ends and what causes them? Human hair is made up mostly of a protein name Keratin, and it's stitched together by chemical bonds which keep the hair healthy, but it's damage prone and very fragile. Split ends occur when the hair is damaged for whatever reason. There are multiple different causes behind why hair might damage to the point of breaking. The main cause behind hair splitting is a lack of moisture, so using heat on hair, especially without a protecting spray increases the risk of hair snapping. Using chemicals on the hair such as bleach dries out hair and increases strain on the follicles. Over-washing can also contribute to split ends as it can strip hair of its natural oils, which keeps hair healthy and hydrated. Some have suggested that central heating can cause … [Read more...] about How to get rid of split ends – does central heating cause dry hair and do split end trimmers actually work?
Lips getting dry
It is a truth universally acknowledged that nobody likes having chapped lips. So when her lips started to feel a little dry, one woman went on a desperate search around the house for some lip balm to remedy the situation. Finally she found a little pot of what she assumed was Vaseline, in her mum's bedroom. So she borrowed it without asking and applied a layer of the contents to her lips. But pretty soon she realised something wasn't quite right. In a hilarious video posted on social media, Dayana Chamorro, explains that what she found in her mother's room wasn't lip balm. It was an anal relaxant. Attempting to speak through her laughter, she says: "I was looking for a lip balm as I do not like to get dried lips. I took this without asking, because I thought it was lip balm. "I put it on and felt my lips fall asleep. I ask and I was told 'this is not lip balm, it is an anal relaxant!" Her mother can be seen in the background of the clip making fun of her daughter. The moral of the … [Read more...] about Woman stunned to learn ‘lip balm’ borrowed from mum’s room isn’t what it seemed
Rachel Marie Walsh looks at ways to save on make-up and skincare. Plus, she tries out June’s latest launches.Get dupedI am often asked which brand is the best for makeup or skincare and there is no one answer. Every brand has its strengths and even the most fabulous designer beauty may have a cheaper ‘dupe,’ or comparable formula. Dupes are most common in brands that belong to stables of household names, such as L’Oréal, Estée Lauder Companies or LVMH Parfums. Lancôme, for example, does fabulous lengthening mascaras but as these require frequent replacement for hygiene reasons, you may be interested in L’Oréal mascaras with similar ingredients. Lancôme’s popular Définicils Mascara, €31, for example, has close siblings in L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Mascara, €16.99.Makeup Revolution’s Conceal and Define, €6.99 at bradleyspharmacy.ie, is perhaps 2018’s most popular dupe so far. The formula … [Read more...] about Get the look: How to save on make-up and skincare
A BEAUTY writer has revealed how to make the most of your mascara. The simple trick will take just 60 seconds and ensure you get all the mascara out of the tube. Have you ever found yourself scraping the mascara brush around the inside of the tube, sure there’s more in there? Or wondered why your mascara isn't doing much for your eyelashes even though you only bought it two month ago? According to beauty writer Sarah Seigel, the problem could be that your mascara has simply got a bit dry. Writing for Popsugar, Sarah said she’d discovered that the key to making your mascara last longer is water and heat. Sarah explained that whenever her tube dries up and the wand becomes clumpy, she heats a mug of water and submerges her sealed bottle of mascara in it. After roughly one minute, you can remove your mascara and the contents should have melted a little. The beauty expert revealed that doing this allows the dried-out mascara to soften. This will freshen up your product … [Read more...] about This simple trick will help your mascara last longer… no matter how dry it gets
Love Island is back and, as usual, the villa is populated with a bevy of extremely attractive girls who, despite being in the house for just a few days, already have the kind of tans you get after spending three weeks in Mykonos.As if the perfectly bronzed limbs weren’t already a dead give away, the sight of Dani blow-drying her eyelashes in front of a mirror on last night’s episode confirmed that the Love Island aesthetic is not the ‘I woke up like this’ kind.Far from it. It’s going to take some serious effort if you want to achieve this, ahem, effortless look – but help is at hand.We’ve got four health and beauty experts to reveal the tips and techniques you need to transform yourself into a sun-kissed reality star glamazon.From hair and make-up to tans and teeth, here’s how to get the Love Island look…HairLong, flowing waves are the Love Island ladies’ favourite – this year Hayley and Laura’s blonde beachy waves … [Read more...] about Tans, teeth and tousled hair: How to get the Love Island beauty look