Giving a Bandana a Whirl

Giving a Bandana a Whirl | Re-Mix-Her
Giving a Bandana a Whirl | Re-Mix-Her
Giving a Bandana a Whirl | Re-Mix-Her
Giving a Bandana a Whirl | Re-Mix-Her
Giving a Bandana a Whirl | Re-Mix-Her
Giving a Bandana a Whirl | Re-Mix-Her

Dress: Target | Jacket: Gap | Boots: Kohl's | Bag: Vintage Coach | Bandana: Target

I took a bit of an unplanned break from posting yesterday because I made the 14-hour trek on Sunday to Salt Lake City to surprise my parents with Lizzy. (In case you missed it, you can watch the surprise as Lizzy captured it here.) It's a long but gorgeous trip into the mountains, but as you can imagine, there isn't much of a chance to catch a stray WiFi signal to blog while on the road.

If you can't tell, I'm still on my western kick. I picked up my bandana and last wore it to the show that's made me obsessed with all things western/fringe. I've been keeping it in the back of my mind and trying to picture different outfits to wear it with. Pairing it with this dress ended up being a happy accident, and I love the finished look.

Happy September! Who is ready for cool fall weather? *Holds hand up high!

Drugstore Eyebrow Alternatives

Drugstore Eyebrow Alternatives | Re-Mix-Her
Drugstore Eyebrow Alternatives | Re-Mix-Her

Let's take a minute to go back a couple of months to my last brow update. I'd just switched from my holy-grail Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in auburn to cooler-toned drugstore alternatives. Since then I've been testing out other drugstore eyebrow products, and I think I've found more winners that rival their high-end counterparts. 

First up is the NYX Cosmetics Micro Brow Pencil: a waxy pencil that's supposed to mimic the look of natural brow hairs. I've heard some complaints that the product itself is too hard to use compared to its Anastasia counterpart, but I find that I alway manage to over-apply other brow pencils . . . but this one is different. It gives me a much more natural look than any other brow product I've used, and I don't know if I can go back to my old standbys after using this one.

Second up is the L'Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper: a brow mascara that's intended to add a little bulk and texture to your eyebrows and set them in place all day. I don't know about the claims that it actually plumps your eyebrows, but I do know the pigmentation in this is spot-on. My eyebrows don't budge throughout the day, but they're not crispy and unnatural (some brow gels I've used in the past tend to have that effect). The wand is perfect, too, because it's smaller than your average mascara wand and applies the gel exactly where you need it.

Now it's your turn to tell me: What drugstore eyebrow products would you recommend?

The Best Affordable Lash Glue

The Best Affordable Lash Glue | Re-Mix-Her

The past few times I've pulled out my false eyelashes to wear for a night out, I've also pulled out my Duo lash glue, only to find that it not only reeked (TMI?), but it was getting more and more difficult to apply. Duo comes in a squeeze tube, and while it's the drugstore standard that most beauty bloggers rave about, I found it to be fidgety, slightly runny, and all-around annoying.

There's been some buzz recently that Revlon's Precision lash glue is supposed to be pretty good. I had a hard time finding it in stores but managed to wrangle up the dark and the clear, which my bestie bought me for my birthday (thanks, Liz!!). After giving it a serious test run, I'm a convert. You apply the glue with a little brush, and it's almost impossible to make it clumpy. Didn't manage to nail down the corners of your falsies? The brush applicator is perfect for reaching between your lashes to cement the falsies down. Oh, and the staying power? It lasted through humidity and a birthday celebration full of dancing. Consider me converted.