The Tips That Will Give You Specs Appeal

The eyes are the window to the soul.  Most people will look into your eyes when you are talking, the ones that look below them, probably aren’t worth your time! If you are suffer from eye sight issues then you may find it harder to make the most of your peepers.  However, with my handy guide you I hope to inspire you to embrace your glasses, make the most of your make up and be more confident than ever.

Statement Glasses

There has been a massive trend in girls faking it when it comes to glasses.  With the popular geek chic look came the oversized frames we saw on Velma in Scooby Doo.  So if you have to wear your specs, make sure you find a real statement pair and stop people in their tracks.  Depending on your face shape there are loads of subtle changes in designs which can make or break your look, so head to your frame store and try on as many as you can.  Express yourself.

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Contact Lenses

Contact lenses can be an option for some glasses wearers.  There are brilliant types for everyone from the super soft to ones you leave in at night.  An optician will talk you through what will work with your eye problems as some people won’t be able to enjoy the freedom that contacts bring.  For those who can you can even get coloured lenses to enhance your natural eye colour, making your gentle green eyes into a stunning set of rich emerald ones.  Get creative and ask for some non prescription sample colours to test at home.

Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery is another option for some people who really don’t like wearing frames and can’t get to grips with lenses.  Although there have been some eye surgery claims highlighted in the news, it is a relatively safe procedure which can really change your life.  Talk to your doctor and optician to find out if this could be the route for you.

Makeup And Your Glasses

Trying to apply makeup when you wear specs is one of the most frustrating things in the world.  Try using a magnifying mirror to help focus on your eyes.  Use eyelash curlers to curl the top of your lashes back to prevent them hitting on your lenses (more annoying that it sounds)  Sometimes you will notice that the glass in your frames can highlight darkness under your eyes.  You will need to choose a skin tone correcting concealer that is one or two shades lighter than your foundation.  If that doesn’t give you the effect you want then go for a peach or pink corrector which will counter the purple tone.

Get Your Brows Done

And finally, don’t forget that your frames draw attention to your brows so be sure to keep the arches neat, stray hairs plucked and fill in any gaps with a good brow pencil.

Experiment with colour and be confident.  Girls with glasses look mysterious, intelligent and sexy so hold your head high, be proud that some girls are faking it to get your look and never hold back!

My Regular Skincare Routine Explained

I’m not one to brag, but lately I’ve got really good skin. I turned 25 in October, so I decide to really make an effort with it. Not that I hadn’t in the past, but I just wasn’t prioritising it like I used to. The minute I decided to make it a priority again and be more consistent, it improved so much! Nobody believes me when I tell them I’m 25 anyway – some people go as far to think I’m still a teenager. Maybe they’re lying, but I’ll take it anyway. Here’s my skincare routine explained:

Cleanse With Face Wash

I cleanse with face wash first, both in the morning and at night to get rid of any dirt in my skin. I like face wash as I can really feel it working. If I really can’t be bothered for whatever reason, I use micellar water instead. However, I try to use face wash as often as possible. I always use a clean cloth to remove it, but sometimes just water and my hands too, although this can be a little harder.

Exfoliator Pads *Once or Twice A Week

I love exfoliator pads as they’re so easy to use, and can really help to smooth and even out your skin. However, you shouldn’t use these too often as it can be bad for your skin. Depending on your skin type, once or twice a week should be enough.

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Face Mask *Once a Week

I usually try to add a face mask in once a week too. If I’m feeling like treating myself, I might book in for an oxygen facial to really brighten up my skin.

Tone

Use a toner to balance your PH after the first two steps. Toner should help to remove any remaining dirt too. Sometimes I like to use a spray on toner as they’re refreshing.

Serum – Important Step!

I only started using serum last year, but I have to say, it makes the world of difference to my skincare routine. A serum is designed to sink deeper into the layers of skin to moisturise, even out skin tone, and more. You don’t even need a super expensive one to make a difference. However, if you’re going to splash out on something, make it a serum!

Eye Cream (Something I’ve Recently Introduced)

I noticed some really, really fine lines around my eyes not so long ago. I’d never used eye cream before, but to prevent any deep wrinkles from forming, I thought I’d try. Depending on how thick it is, I either apply it before or after my moisturiser. As a rule, apply the thinnest solution first so that the thickest one can sink in afterwards. If you do it the other way around, your routine may not be as effective.

Moisturise (Day/Night)

I moisturise with a different cream depending on the time of day. It’s worth having a different moisturiser, as one can contain SPF for day and the other can be thicker and help skin to restore itself while you sleep. Occasionally, I’ll dab a few facial oil drops on top too!

Top Tip: Leave Each Product Enough Time To Sink In Before Adding Another

This is layering your skin care, and making sure you give everything a chance to work. Don’t just pile everything on top of one another, or the products won’t work as well!