Babe Lash for Longer Eyelashes

At the beginning of summer, I decided to try Babe Lash, an eyelash serum that claims to “strengthen, condition and enhance your eyelashes in as little as 4 weeks.” I was curious to see if this product would thicken and lengthen by blonde eyelashes.


Babe Lash’s instructions say to apply the serum to your eyelash line daily and you will see full results after six weeks. It is important to make sure your eyelashes don’t have mascara or makeup on them before applying. The serum goes on really easily, just like you are applying eyeliner.

I bought Babe Lash Eyelash Serum on Amazon for about $30 (it retails for $65). After six weeks of use, I could tell my eyelashes were thicker and longer.  I just applied the serum every night after washing my face and taking off my makeup. The wand and product were super easy and quick to use.

The photos below show my results. It is difficult to see the full results in the photos where I do not have mascara on because my eyelashes are quite blonde at the tips. Nonetheless. I think you can see a difference. What do you think?!  While I could tell after six weeks that my eyelashes were longer, I did not see full results until I had used Babe Lash for eight weeks. For the price and results, this is a product I would definitely recommend.

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AFTER:

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Here is what the packaging looks like. It is simple and chic in design and about the size of a mascara tube.
I have never been big on fake eyelashes (mainly because I do not like the hassle of gluing them on). Babe Lash feels like a more natural alternative, and I like waking up and not having another step to get ready in the morning. Have you ever tried Babe Lash or do you have a different method for achieving long eyelashes, like extensions or fake eyelashes? I would love to hear about it.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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The Scoop: SmileDirectClub

SmileDirectClub (SDC) is a company that promises to give you straighter and brighter teeth through their system of invisible aligners and teeth whitening. Everything is mailed to you so you don’t have to worry about setting up monthly appointments.

This spring I decided to give SDC a try because my teeth have shifted some ever since I had braces and lost my retainer. I discovered this SDC after some research which led me to a free consultation in the DC area. It seemed almost to good to be true, but I figure it could be worth checking out.


I’m honestly not sure I would have considered SDC much more if it wasn’t for the in-person consultation. Before the consultation, I was worried SDC was a scam. After meeting the people at SDC and getting a free scan of my teeth, everything felt much more real and like it could be a positive experience.

One thing to note about SDC: this is a young company that is still growing. So, the option to do the in-person consultation and teeth scan is not available in many locations. If that isn’t an option, the thing you have to do is create your own impressions of your teeth with a kit that is mailed to you. I’ve read some other SDC reviews about this being tricky. So my recommendation is to do the in-person consultation and let a professional scan your teeth if you have that choice.


Anyway, fast forward to now — I have been using my aligners for two full weeks, so thought I would provide my scoop for the situation so far. The aligners for month one were mailed to me and the kit had everything I needed. My kit had a different set of aligners for week one and week two and another set for weeks three and four. I have not yet tried the teeth brightening system Glo on!, but plan to in the next week.

Two weeks in to using the aligners, I can already see a slight difference in the crowding around my lower front teeth. The system has been easy to use, and thankfully I haven’t encountered any problems with the aligners fitting properly. When I start a new week’s set, it feels tight around my teeth and my teeth feel a little sore because I can feel them shifting. After a good 24 hours of wearing the new set, this wears off. In addition, I have not had people notice them, unless we are up close. So I’d say the “invisible” part of these aligners gets a solid “A” in my books.

I’m wearing my aligners below.. Can you see them?

This has been a good experience so far, and I can see how SDC is an easy-to-use and cheaper alternative to Invisalign. However, it may not be the thing for you if you have to have that in-person experience and want a more hands-off experience. Anyway, I am excited to see the full results in three months. I’ll update how the process is going on here for anyone interested.

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8 Almond Oil Benefits

There is no question natural oils are one of the latest beauty trends, but are they really worth the hype?! About a year ago, I did some research on expensive natural oils to moisturize your face and found that a much cheaper alternative exists. Drumroll please… it is almond oil! This was such a great find that I have to share with you all the almond oil benefits I have uncovered.

First, let’s take a quick look at the expensive natural oils I just mentioned. A mere 1.7 ounces of Josie Maran’s argan oil will set you back $48 and Tarte’s maracuja oil is even more expensive at $75 for 1.7 ounces. These brands claim their argan and maracuja oils do an amazing job moisturizing skin and conditioning hair. But in comparison, my research made it clear that almond oil has many more benefits and uses.


You can get 16 ounces of almond oil for $12. Now, let’s do the math and compare. If you got 16 ounces of Josie Maran’s argan oil, you’d pay $451. Eeek! So, almond oil is clearly a  cheaper alternative to “top shelf” oils that you can get at Sephora or Ulta. Of course, I figured, “why not give this a try?”

Almond Oil Benefits

I have been using almond oil off and on for the past year, and it really does wonders. Here are my top eight favorite things about almond oil.

  1. Moisturization! From moisturizing your face to your feet, this stuff does wonders. I find it especially helpful in the winter. It doesn’t feel as thick as lotion and really helps when my cheeks are chapped from a cold winter’s windburn.
  2. Diminishes body bumps. I had pesky little bumps (keratosis pilaris) on my upper arms that would never go away, but since using almond oil as a moisturizer they have disappeared completely!
  3. Diminishes fine lines. I know there are so many anti-aging products out there, but I swear this helps!
  4. Makes your skin glow. This oil noticeably evened out my skin tone and reduced redness, making me feel much more confident when I forgo makeup.
  5. No break outs! Seriously.. need I say more?
  6. Diminishes dark eye circles. I noticed this after just a few applications.
  7. It’s a makeup remover, safe on eyes/eyelashes. This is an added plus when you travel!
  8. The price — It shouldn’t cost women an arm and a leg to pamper ourselves and keep our bodies looking and feeling healthy. Am I right?!

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If you are thinking about trying almond oil, just keep in mind that I’m talking about sweet almond oil, not to be confused with bitter almond oil, which can be toxic (eek!).

Also, everyone’s skin is different. Some people find their skin reacts more positively to one natural oil compared to the others. Almond oil also has benefits for hair and nails. I’ve heard it can help with thinning hair and eyelash growth.

Just beware — if you give almond oil a try, it could be your new favorite thing!

Now I’d like to hear from you. Have you ever used almond oil on your skin? Do any of the almond oil benefits I shared surprise you? Share with me your thoughts in the comment section.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

P.S. Here are my tips on how to keep skin moisturized during the winter.

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