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.

Transitional Uniform

Transitional Uniform | Re-Mix-Her
Transitional Uniform | Re-Mix-Her
Transitional Uniform | Re-Mix-Her
Transitional Uniform | Re-Mix-Her
Transitional Uniform | Re-Mix-Her
Transitional Uniform | Re-Mix-Her

Top: Banana Republic | Pants: Old Navy | Flats: BCBG via Marshalls | Bag: TJ Maxx | Hat: TJ Maxx | Bracelets: Banana Republic, Forever 21, Vintage | Lips: YSL Rouge Volupté Shine in Corail Intuitive | Nails: Deborah Lippmann's She Bop and Happy Birthday

We've had the most beautiful, jaw-dropping weather in Omaha over the past few days (as evidenced on my Snapchat [I'm remixher—add me!]), and I've taken that opportunity to dig into some of my autumn clothing stash. It still has a hint of summer with my panama hat thrown in there and light coral lipstick, but there's just enough of my typical fall uniform colors to make it the perfect transitional outfit.

My 25th Year

My 25th Year | Re-Mix-Her

I celebrated my 25th birthday this weekend; it's strange to think I'm halfway through my 20s. You'll see more of birthday celebrations on Wednesday with a new vlog (yay!). As I was approaching the big day, I took some time to contemplate what I want to do to make 25 my best year yet. Here's what I came up with:

  • Be more aware of current events and world news. I normally watch Netflix or Hulu on my tablet as I get ready in the morning, but I plan on making the switch to listening to NPR most mornings to stay up-to-date on what's happening outside of my little world.
  • Be more conscious about what I put in my body. As much as I love cupcakes and all things sweet, I'm really starting to realize I need to be more mindful of getting nutrients into my diet and eating more fruits and veggies.
  • Embrace minimalism. I've realized more and more that when it comes to my wardrobe, I finally feel like I'm at a good place with what I have. When I'm shopping, I have a solid feel for what will work well with the items I currently own. I'm honest with myself in questioning my reason for buying an item: Is it because it's on sale, or is it because I really will wear this?
  • Worry less. I like to have things planned out—and when things are out of my control, I tend to worry . . . a lot. But what does worrying about problems really do? Not much! I'm determined to make this year a worry-free year with a lot less anxiety and a lot more positivity. 

If you're curious about my past birthday reflections/celebrations, here's year 24 and year 23.