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  • Review – ILAH Semi Permanent ..

    ILAH-eyebrow-kitThis is one of the products I was lucky enough to receive in my goodie bag from the North Meetup.

    Initially I was a little bit sceptical with this, the woman that was showing it to us there did sell it to me though and I was looking forward to using it. Once I got it home and started using it I still wasn’t sure and at that point I was using another product. I tried using it with the gel but I just don’t seem to be able to get along with it. I also tried using the template things and that was just an epic fail.

    So for a while this got left by the wayside, in my draw of makeup it was forgotten about. Until one too many comments about my eyebrows from my sister made me pick this back up and try again free hand. And I’ll tell you, I haven’t looked back and it’ll be a sad day when I use all this product up. Not only do I love it, I’ve also had compliments on my brows from my sister, some of her friends and a few other people which I think must be a good sign!

    I use the two darkest colours, the almost black and the dark brown, a bit more of the brown to go with my hair. I’ve also been able to use the lighter brown mixed with the darker brown on my sisters brows when I was doing her makeup recently.

    Overall I’m really happy with this product, my only thing is that it looks very similar to the whitening lightening brow kit and that the template & gel isn’t personally usable. But other than that I’m sold.

    What brow product do you use, which type do you prefer, powder, pencil, wax?

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  • #Northmeetup Event – 07.04.20..

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    Last Sunday Mel and I jumped back into the mean green driving machine and went on another road trip, this time to the home of Old Trafford, Manchester.

    The reason for the road trip was Ems North Meetup. Held in Deans Gate Lock Revolution, the weather was great and the fact that we took the scenic route there made the trip so much better, if you ever get the chance and you like countryside, you should visit the Peak District.

    Now I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t feeling great all day, and it was one of those days where everything that can go wrong will go wrong. The first and major mishap that occurred was the fact that I dropped my mascara on my top that I was going to wear, major disaster, which then in turn caused me to laughcry which wasn’t great for the makeup, which I wasn’t happy with already anyway!

    We were also late so that wasn’t great, but when we got there it was all good, the row of bars/restaurants was really nice, I’d never been to that part of Manchester so it was nice just to go to a new place. The bulk of the day was in the Mezz area but because there was so many of us and so many different things going on it had to spill down to the main bar area.

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    On the day we were able to catch talks from Natalie from Xen-Tan / Glam glow which are two brands that I’ve heard of before and I’ve got a place in my heart for the Glam Glow original mask. Keil from Arbonne which I’d never heard about before, developed in Switzerland they’re a combination of makeup and skincare. Unfortunately because of evening plans we weren’t able to stay and hear any others but we did get chance to go round and speak to a few people from a variety of brands like Ilah with their brow salon and brow kits, and Cailyn and their 2-in-1 conditioning mascara, both again being brands I’d not heard of previously. Celeste Arnold hair salon who deal with some of the most amazing celebrity clients and there was also a few makeup artists/prosthetic artists on hand to show off their skills and give people mini makeovers.

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    Unfortunately we didn’t get to talk to many people while we were there but there were a few girls from blogs that I read that I recognised and we did get to talk to Joanna who I met at the recent Fabb event we went to.

    Although we had to cut it short and travel home Em was lovely enough to have got together an incredible goodie bag which I look forward to reviewing a lot of the items.

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    Em did an amazing job and I think she should be proud of what she achieved. Thanks Em!

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