Category: Personal Care

How to Apply False Lashes Like a Pro

One of my favorite makeup secrets to really make your eyes pop is false eyelashes, however everyone seems to struggle with putting them on.  Princess skills to the rescue!

The very first part is lets look at the size of lashes! I wear two sizes/ styles of lashes, theres a few variations within this but two basic looks and styles.  One is natural plus and the other is a more glam “natural” look.  These are the two basic shapes that are going to give you that amazing doe eye and making your eyes pop without dragging down your eyes or looking too over the top.

The ones you see me using in this tutorial are my more glam pair and they are these right here they are incredible and so pretty and perfect. Ok so lets get started!  I start with my makeup totally done, mascara and liner, some people layer mascara and liner over their lashes I’m just not one of them.

Piece one is most people have to trim their lashes, its not a ton but because I love to be a little extra I trim from the inside so I can keep more of the length from the outside of the lashes.  Knowing how much to cut I hate to say is purely trial and error for each person.  Start with a tiny bit and work your way up and eventually you will get it right.  This is about what I trim for reference its really not a ton. 

The next part is glue, I am a huge fan of the brush on glue that comes in a tube like this one here (yes it looks super rough its really well loved and used).

I take the little brush and just brush it right on the line where the lashes are tied together.  A nice thin strip is all thats needed, a little goes a really long way.

Heres an idea of how much glue I approximately use on each lash.  

Next you just have to let it dry for about 20-30 seconds till it gets tacky.

Next I line my lashes right up to the bottom of my eyeliner.  Its the easiest point to start to practice lining up to, trust me catching your lashes SUCKS!!! Get as close as possible to the lash line with out touching the lashes. Next press them in especially the inside corner and outside corner.  These tend to be the points that are the first to lift during the day so they are the most important to make stick.

The very last step is I press the lashes up so they don’t hang down they are pressed up like when you curl your lashes.  This final step really makes your eyes POP!!!!

Boom finished eye!!!  Its like having the worlds most amazing naturalish lashes.  Now you know how to apply lashes like a PRO!!!

For comparison one eye done and one eye without.

I hope this helped you feel more confident in practicing and applying false lashes!  

Cinderella Makeup Tutorial

I really wanted this to be a video but thanks to an awesome power outage all of the audio vanished so we are going to have some fun with odd facial expressions.  Ready? Lets teach you how to do Cinderella Makeup!

Big thing I want to start with is forget Fleaky, forget FIERCE and forget trends!  These characters are timeless and so is the makeup look, if you want to represent these characters the way the parks represent them then trends have no place here!  No one should be able to look at a photo and see fleaky brows, piles of highlighter and shiny noses.  They have no time period and therefore their makeup should reflect that (and if you are at a party it just doesn’t look great in photos in my opinion)

Step 1

Of course a nice heavy foundation goes a long way, lets be real this is a cartoon not a real person and they look better than real life.  They have no imperfections, unevenness or dewiness to their skin.  Its total matte perfection.  So I’m in total love with this from Loreal (I’m using either shade 101 or 102 depending on the time of year), its matte, heavy courage with out being caked feeling and looks almost like you have “too perfect” skin.  Slap it on and blend it in.  I’m a big fan of using my fingers, clearly after you’ve washed your hands, it warms up the product so it blends into your skin really well a tip I picked up from Wayne Goss on Youtube he’s brilliant and great at natural timeless makeup!

Step 2

Concealer is really key here! This is a step I really can’t skip, being super fair I have so much darkness under my eyes and around.  THIS IS KEY! I’m dark up to the sides of my eyes on both sides so I do this step now unlike so much that you see on Youtube from beauty gurus.  I PILE on concealer to brighten that area cause frankly I need it so desperately!

You can see I go up very far on both eyes and boy do I need it BADLY!  I then blend for my life.  I use a Korean blending sponge thats got so many sides that you can blend into any space on your face.

Step 3

Powder for your life!!! The parks LOVE Ben Nye for everything and powder is no exception and this is what they use  it does a great job keeping your face in place, however I much prefer using my beloved Airspun powder, this stuff makes your face look like airbrushed perfection at a killer price point.  I first set it pressing the powder into my skin with the provided puff (making it into a taco shape) then I take a second round and buff my skin with a brush.  This second step, takes the flawless finish to a whole new level.  The key to keeping your face from looking dry or caked from this step is to be very moisturized from the get go!

Step 4

Blush is what makes you look alive with all that hair.  Pink is the key with Cinderella Makeup, very pink blush I’m linking a few options but it gives a beautiful youthful glow!  This is an amazing dupe its almost identical in color to what they use in the parks.  Now with blush the way its applied is as key as the color applied.  

Now this is the location where I start and have the heaviest application of the blush, your cheeks don’t flush right at the apples they start there, so thats where you start your blush.  It creates a fabulous natural flushed look, now remember we aren’t going for a natural look, we are aiming for magical which I trained as natural plus about 15%.  Keep in mind this is what keeps you from looking lifeless and dead against the enormity of the wigs and gowns.

Wayne Goss on youtube has an amazing video on the way to apply blush to make it look natural and less clown-like.  He is a great resource in general on natural makeup techniques (and has a mutual hatred of trendy “instagram makeup looks”)

Step 4

The biggest trick with Cinderella Makeup is getting that BRIGHT BLUE eye makeup right, and it can go from pretty to 80s hooker really quick and I’ve seen both.  So lets keep you away from the street walker look!  The first is in how you apply the highlighter on your eyes (this is the ONLY highlighter you should be wearing PERIOD!).  

So this highlighter is under the eyebrow to the crease and in the tear duct and about 1/3 of the way across my lid, this is going to keep my eye open and not let that blue overwhelm my face and eyes (and keep Cinderella Makeup and not streetwalker makeup).  I recommend this entire palette as a dupe for the Cinderella Makeup colors in the parks  it has all 3 colors that are used in one inexpensive palette!  

Next you pack on the blue to the outer 2/3rd of the lid. ONLY THE LID, do not ever go above the crease.  Going above the crease is when we go into your face getting overwhelmed by the blue, the blue owns you not the other way around.  

The next is the grey blue, in my opinion this really tones down the bright blue and gives it a nice finish.  Now the trick with the contour is to blend it really well into the outer half of the crease and the lash line blending really well.  BLEND BLEND BLEND, did I mention blend?

Step 5

Eyebrows!  Eyebrows matter!  Fill them in!  I don’t care who you are but everyone needs to fill them in.  Now we really want to match the brows to the wig that we are wearing so since this is a blonde wig the ideal brow color is 2 shades darker.  So if you are blonde you need to slightly darken your brows, if you have dark hair you need to lighten your brows (concealer is a great way to do this but look at the comparison! 

See the difference? FILL IN YOUR BROWS!!!

Step 6

Next up is eyeliner, now liquid and black is where its at for all princesses but Cinderella Makeup is no exception!  If you aren’t comfortable with liquid yet I really recommend this gel liner from Tony Moly, its super easy to use and stays really well.  If you are ready to tackle standard liquid liner this one stays all day and heck sometimes stays even when I wash my face its kinda crazy to be honest!

The shape of the liner really matters, as you can see the ends have a tiny flick up, not a cat eye (remember no trends here) just a little flick.  This opens up the eye and gives that doe eye look.

Under the eye is going to depend on eye size if you have large eyes you can get away with going 3/4 across and if you have smaller eyes I would recommend no more than 1/2.  NEVER COLOR YOUR WATER LINE EVER EVER EVER! First off it makes your eyes look smaller, tiny in all reality and in photos it just doesn’t look as good as it could.  If you are wanting to look your most princess like in photos stop coloring your water line! PERIOD END OF STORY!

Step 7

Last but not least is lips, I feel like this is the easiest of all that needs the least explanation.  I tend to put this on after wig and dress so I don’t make a mess on myself, the costume and wig cause theres nothing worse than trying to clean the lipstick messes out of the inside of my dresses!  The lipstick I recommend to complete your Cinderella makeup? Right here 

Princess Inspired Makeup Tips


Wanna know some of my greatest secrets I’ve learned about makeup from my years as a princess that I still use every day?  Yup I use them in my every day looks still and they are some of my favorite hacks to this day!  I get so many makeup questions and I am here to spill a few of my favorite hacks.  You ready? Lets get started!


Fake Eyelashes

No but seriously! I know you’ve seen the insane ones the beauty gurus wear and yes those look anything but natural or like something wearable for day to day however there are so many that are perfect for day to day.  They really can intensify your eyes and make them look HUGE!  Now the key is the size of them!  My number one favorites are these.  They are the perfect level of drama to still pass as just having incredibly fabulous lashes.  Now if you want the most natural lash possible these are the way to go, they will add the intensity with out as much drama.  But lashes are a must for me all the time!


Black Liquid/ Gel Liner

You read that right, black liquid or gel liner is one of my other go to dramatic eye products and a shocking princess secret!  It adds so much phenomenal drama (but only on the top lash line!). Getting it really close to the lash line with a tiny wing is one of the greatest secrets to that giant doe eye that princesses have across all of the parks.  Topped with the lashes discussed above and you have eyes that will mesmerize anyone!  Now my personal favorite is a gel liner that comes with a brush in the lid in a very clever design and is so easy to control its like using a pen on your eye!  It makes achieving the perfect eyeliner a breeze.

Pink Blush

Where would I be without my beloved pink blush?  It gives that gorgeous, flushed, youthful look that anyone can appreciate.  Pink really gives that glow from within feel but too much can have the opposite effect, just a touch goes a long ways!  My favorite is under $10 and really gives an incredible glow this is hands down my favorite color ever and is like youth in a powder, its amazing.

These 3 items are a game changer in my makeup routine for a modern princess look that anyone can wear and love!

Any makeup secrets you want me to spill? Lemme know in the comments and I’ll happily share them!

How I Keep My Dry Hair Soft

So my poor hair already has the disadvantage of being curly so its already dry, then lets add in the heat styling and the bleaching and well it takes a serious beating to say the least.  So I have two favorite products (for under $20) that can be delivered to your door.

L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Total Repair

This mask is the holy grail to really hydrating those dry ends.  Its not gonna fix split ends, nothing does that (don’t let any one fool you on that one) but it will help with frizz and dryness which is a huge issue for me. It does a great job bringing life back to my hair.


Infusium Moisturize & Replenish Leave-In-Treatment Spray

After every shower I spray this leave in spray in my hair.  EVERY SINGLE TIME!  For under $6 this stuff works, most products leave a residue on my hair that I cannot stand the texture of.  This leaves my hair feeling like my hair.


These are my favorite products to making my hair feel not as fried as the way that I treat it!