Short Eyelashes? Let’s Lengthen Them!

Hello lovelies! I was supposed to do this post yesterday, but a family friend asked me to come over so she can teach me to make sweet yeast rolls…and quite honestly, I could not deny such a request~! So…we made yeast rolls and enjoyed “Cabin in the Woods” which was kind of lame, but it was with good company! ANYWAYS…today we are going to discuss something that I have always had a problem with: SHORT EYELASHES. I don’t know how this happened, but I am the only one out of my family to have short eyelashes. Even Anthony has long, beautiful eyelashes. Mine are short and even with mascara, they don’t really make my eyes pop like I would like them to. So, how do we fix such a problem on a budget? NATURALLY OF COURSE! Everyday items we tend to have in our house can help us achieve said eyelashes without having to buy these crazy products with multiple side effects! SAFETY FIRST! Let us begin…

So, what is it that makes up our eyelashes? Eyelashes are hair. That’s it! The same that come out on our eyebrows and the same that come out of our head. They help protect the eye from debris along providing a warning that something is about to poke you in the eye. They also can help make your eyes POP! when taken care of. So, if we have short lashes, how do we lengthen them? Well, here are a few natural methods to help lengthen your lashes!

Eating healthy is essential not just for your lashes, but for your body as well! Because your lashes are made of a protein called keratin, you have to make sure you either eat a good balance of protein-based foods or take protein supplements. In order to maintain healthy hair growth, we have to have a healthy and stable amount of iron. For me, this is my trouble because I am anemic and my iron levels tend to be low, so this is probably why my eyelashes are short. Argh, but you have to make sure to get a healthy amount of all your vitamins and minerals including omega-3 fatty acids, silica, zinc, vitamins A, C, E, and B along with inositol. It will be incredibly beneficial in more than just one way, I promise!

You have to let your lashes breathe every once in a while! Just like our face needs a break from make up or our hair needs a break from heat, our lashes need a break from mascara and eyeliner. If you enjoy where mascara, you can take it off right after you get home so your lashes can breathe for the night! You don’t have to give up the make up, just lessen it up or go a day or two without it just to help it grow. (But then again, I rarely ever where mascara and my eyelashes are still short…maybe it is genetics…)

Applying olive oil to your eyelashes before bed can be beneficial, according to LIVESTRONG.COM. All you have to do is either dip a clean mascara brush into olive oil and apply it to your eyelashes or rubbing olive oil between your finger and thumb and apply. Be sure to remove the oil as soon as you wake up either by gentle soap and water or eye make up remover. If you don’t, you may get dirt and other gross things on your eyelashes. You can do the same thing with petroleum jelly or castor oil, but olive oil seems to be the preferred method.

I tried looking for more simply and natural ways to lengthen your lashes, but olive oil seems to be the popular method! I do know that there is a relatively new drug called “Latisse” that is supposed to lengthen your lashes, but quite honestly the side effects are bit too much for me (especially the “may change the color of your iris” side effect).

Well I hope you enjoyed today’s post and will find it helpful in the future! If you had any suggestions as to what has helped you with your eyelashes in the past, PLEASE SHARE! I love to hear what you all do! 🙂 Anyways, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Be safe and take care~!

Thanks for reading~! ❤
With love,
Taylor Rae


Taylor Rae’s Fall Fashion Inspiration!

Hello everyone. I don’t know about you all, but I love the fall. It is no longer the season of ridiculous heat and it is not yet the season of blistering cold winds. It is PERFECT. And perfect for clothes and fashion. Something about layering up is just so appealing to me. I LOVE IT. I absolutely do. I love sweaters and hoodies and oh my gosh! So, here is a post on what I am going to use for my Fall Fashion Inspiration~!

I have always loved the look of sweaters! They are so comfy, casual, and most of all…CUTE! Especially if they are oversized!! I tend to buy my sweaters/hoodies in a large or even extra large because I love have oversized sleeves and it adds to the comfort. What I also love about sweaters is that they can have litte cute add-ons such as the zipped pockets featured in the picture. So adorable and simple~!

If you have the DIY experience and talent to do such a thing, I give you all the kudos! For some reason, I have always been fascinated with clothing that had the craziest cut-outs. The picture above features a cut-out of a skull face and there is even cloth to hide the holes from showing a little too much.  Unfortunately, I don’t have such talent and finding something like that here in Virginia is darn near impossible. But, I’m sure YesStyle has something to work with! But it’s just another cute way to show your personality!

I absolutely adore these kinds of coordinations! Especially for the fall. Dark yellows are always a plus along with jewel colors such a emerald green! Another thing that are a plus are shorts with tights. Why? Because fall weather is a little chilly but if you enjoy shorts, just pair it off with some tights are you will be perfect fine. Especially shorts with scalloped bottoms, they really give off a cute, elegant accent! I am hoping to give this coordination a try for mine & Anthony’s anniversary! It is perfect for a romantic evening~! (Plus I love blazers…)

So, this is something I’ve been wanting to do with Anthony for a while, but once again, being in Virginia it is hard to find stuff for the both of us…that match. I’ve looked online for cute couples t-shirts, but to only be disappointed with bad reviews about cheap material. BUT I WILL NOT STOP! I have found a site where I have previously ordered from for mine and Anthony’s anniversary last year and I was really thrilled with them. They just so happen to carry t-shirts as well…and they are perfect for us because we’re nerds and they have a super mario shirt and a spiderman shirt. And they’re cute! I believe the website is BoldLoft.Com! They carry matching pillow cases (which is what I got for me & Anthony), matching cups and mugs, and shirts! So I may just order through them. But, as I was saying earlier…I really want to do a matching coord with him because I think it would be freakin’ awesome and we are hoping to have a photoshoot done together and I think it would be perfect. But! Who knows~?

I don’t know about you all, but printed tights are so amazingly cute. They add a bit of flare to any outfit making it stand out just a bit more! Whether it be city skylines or hearts! They add a cute touch without being too much.  The ones in the picture are so beautiful! I am currently on the hunt for them and soon I want to purchase the ASOS heart suspender tights for my trip to Charleston! So if you know where to find these…I beg of you to let me know. Pretty please.

Something I have been dying to do recently with my blouses in bling out the collars. It has been sparking as a trend and quite frankly, I am JEALOUS. I do know that there are, fortunately, videos on YouTube that teach you how to put some sparkle onto your collars! So, I think I am going to try them out and see how far I go, because they are positively gorgeous and give a blouse the right amount of bling! I think it gives off a romantic elegance!

And with that I leave you with my video of the week:

Lindy from Bubzbeauty shows off her favorite back to school / everyday outfits for fall! I think it was pretty perfect for his post and gives you some more information on how to pair up outfits!

With that said, thanks everyone for the love and support with the recent opening of my site! I am excited to see how far we can go! So keep telling people about SimplyTaylorRae and keep on reading for more and more information in the future!
Thanks for reading~! ❤
With love,
Taylor Rae

P.S. Feel free to follow me on Twitter, Instgram, and Youtube @ TaylorRae319 and Tumblr at SimplyTaylorRae! Also, follow Lindy on Twitter @ Bubzbeauty!

Welcome to Simply Taylor Rae~!

OH MY GOSH! It is finally here! After months of getting things together and gathering inspiration and trying to fit everything in with a busy work schedule, SimplyTaylorRae.Com is ready!

I would love to welcome you all to my dream come true! SimplyTaylorRae.Com. The creation of this site is to celebrate the one year anniversary of my previous blog, TaylorRae.Co, which will be inactive from this day forward. Simply Taylor Rae is going to include a bit more then just health and beauty tips. We are going to expand to fashion, travel, advice, and hauls and ever more. The more we cover, the more we can serve you all!  I hope this blog is fun, interesting, and helpful! With that said, I will be trying to get sponsors so that we can host giveaways and such! Also, be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel which is under the name “TaylorRae319”! That is where you will be able to find singing videos, hauls, travel videos and everything else I decide to film. All videos will be posted on here as well! I am incredibly excited to begin a new chapter! Thank you all so much for your love and support!!

I guess since we are starting a new, I should introduce myself?

My name is Taylor Rae! No, Rae is not my last name! I am 19 years old and I live in the Northern Virginia area in the good ol’ US of A. I have a great job and I am just your average college student interested in language studies. I love to be adventerous, especially when it comes to food and traveling. My hobbies include singing, taking pictures and videos, and going shopping and eating! I have this wierd addiction to anything Disney. So, don’t be frightened when anything Disney appears out of the blue! I love to support other bloggers and youtubers, so if you have anything or know anyone that has great videos, feel free to let me know! I do have a boyfriend who helps me with the blog and appears quite often in photos and videos. His name is Anthony, by the way…Hmmm, what else should you all know? Oh! UPCOMING EVENTS? Actually, the only event I can think of is mine and Anthony’s trip to Charleston, South Carolina in December for our anniversary which we will film for you all! Why? Because Charleston holds a special place in my heart…since I was born there, har har har.

Anyways, thank you all again for your support and I hope you all will spread the word of the new website! If you want to get to know me more, follow me on the following sites:

Twitter – @TaylorRae319
Instagram – TaylorRae319
Tumblr – SimplyTaylorRae
YouTube – TaylorRae319

I also have added a contact page for those who would like to request anything or if you would like to get your product to be sponsored for an advertorial or a review! I would love to help out businesses that are just starting out and beyond!

I hope you all have an amazing week and thanks for reading!
With love,
Taylor Rae