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Blink Blink! 8 Hacks To Protect Your Eyelashes

Blink Blink! 8 Hacks To Protect Your Eyelashes

Eyelashes are an integral part of our bodies and may sometimes be overlooked. Why are eyelashes important? Well, for starters they cover and protect the upper and bottom parts of our eyes. They are a barrier to our eyes and eyebrows and form a cohesive connection likewise.

Waking up with Bambi like eyelashes is hard. However, with these steps you may be able to. Go ahead and try for yourself. You will be surprised!

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    1. Condition your lashes

    By applying cold-pressed unrefined oil such as marula or castor oil from the roots to tips, you thereby strengthen your eyelashes. Both marula and castor oil hydrate the lashes, but notably castor oil helps lashes grow longer. Use a clean finger to coat the lashes with the oils or use a spoolie brush into the oil and swipe. Do whatever works for you and is best for you.

    2. Use a lash growth serum

    The average lash growth cycles last from 30 to 60 days. If lashes are dry and fragile, then lashes can fall out prematurely. Using RevitaLash or GrandeLeash-MD, noted growth serums, help prevent both breakage and brittleness.

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      3. Take a type of B-vitamin known as Biotin

      Biotin helps promote strong hair, skin, and nails. Talking to your doctor, if you are curious, can be the quick fix for you. Vitamins are crucial for all parts to the body. So, why is the eyelashes an exception? There is not. So, start taking vitamins for eyelashes as well. They can help you do wonders with them. That is the truth.

      4. Before applying mascara, curl your lashes

      When applying mascara, if you curl your lashes after doing so, there is a great risk that you can get your lashes stuck to the curler. Hereby, your lashes get pulled out after you release the curler. Additionally, if you do not properly clean out the mascara you use at night, and try curling the lashes next morning, your lashes become dry and brittle. Your lashes as a result can break if you try to curl them. Curling your eyelashes when clean and free of make up is the best option for you.

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        5. Use a blow-dryer to heat curler

        Using a blow-dryer to heat helps the eyelashes curl easily and makes the shape hold for a longer period of time. Blowing warm air onto the curler directly using the blow dryer is the first step to take. Next, you have to wait until it cools slightly and curl your lashes. This is a trick as if you would curl your hair with a curling iron.

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          6. Rotate the curler

          Rotating the curler gives an intense look. Rotating the angle of the curler also gives you a big curl. You can do this by clamping the lashes at the base, pressing the curling, and holding the lashes for a few seconds.

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          7. Do not pump more than twice

          Pumping your lash curler more than two times is not beneficial to your eyelashes. It is said that doing this can make them look indented and crippled as opposed to “curled.”

          8. Use a moisturizing mascara

          Lashes are hydrated when you use a moisturizer that keeps your mascara fully hydrated. Trying Rodial GlamoLash Mascara XXL is great for starting. It just might be the trick to get the perfect eyelashes that you have been waiting for since such a long time! Try and see for it. You will see the difference sooner or later.

          I hope you found this article well informative. Some of these things might have interested you because keeping your eyelashes maintained and well-protected is important. I hope you the best in your endeavors to keep them looking as spectacular as you! Best of luck.

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          Last Updated on March 13, 2019

          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

          Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

          You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

          Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

          1. Work on the small tasks.

          When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

          Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

          2. Take a break from your work desk.

          Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

          Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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          3. Upgrade yourself

          Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

          The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

          4. Talk to a friend.

          Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

          Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

          5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

          If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

          Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

          Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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          6. Paint a vision to work towards.

          If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

          Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

          Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

          7. Read a book (or blog).

          The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

          Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

          Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

          8. Have a quick nap.

          If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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          9. Remember why you are doing this.

          Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

          What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

          10. Find some competition.

          Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

          Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

          11. Go exercise.

          Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

          Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

          As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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          Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

          12. Take a good break.

          Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

          Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

          Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

          Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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