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Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Nails

Originally I had planned to do these nails as tutorials, but there was just too much to take pics of so it didn't pan out :(

Well you can still enjoy the pics :o)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Look Using Glamour Doll Eyes Pigments

Here's the look:

I used:

*I suggest you do your eye makeup first before you do your face as pigments can get messy.

First I put Jealousy all over the lid (I wet the brush very slightly to create a more intense effect).

Then I used cloud coverage on the inner corner.

Next I used Graffiti in the crease/outer V area. You need just the smallest bit, and remember to blend blend blend!

Lastly I used Sterling Glitz on top on the Cloud Coverage (again I wet the brush a little bit). Finish with a winged liquid liner

*I also tapped a little bit of Chocoholic on top of a green eyeliner on the bottom lash line

When I was done I used a makeup cloth to clean up the fallout and create a nice straight edge on the sides of my eyes.

All the pigments are at:

My review of their pigments including swatches:

Even more amazing brushes for cheap :) (Real Techniques)

Powder Brush

Foundation Brush

Stippling Brush

Sold at Ulta Stores

Enjoy :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spring Flower Nails!

So I took this nail art idea from an amazing nail blogger (The Daily Nail) and here is the original:

I added some extra details but it's basically the same thing. Here's how I did it, it's really not hard at all.

What you need:

The nail polish I used is:

Spontaneous by China Glaze (purple)
Peachy Keen by China Glaze (peach)
White on White by China Glaze (white)
Teal the Cows Come Home by OPI (blue)
Fiercely Fiona by OPI (greenish yellow)
Black on Black by Sinful Colors (black) *not pictured above
Pro Fx Epoxy Bond Base Coat

You will also need two thin brushes (you can use painting brushes), a tooth pick, and some acetone. You need the acetone to clean the brushes in between uses. Also it's a good idea to wait for your coats to dry before you start decorating.

*Optional: wood stick to clean up any nail polish that gets on your cuticles.

First apply a base coat to protect your nails from staining, and allow to dry.

Next paint nails a shimmery blue color (or any color of your choice) and allow to dry.

Dab some nail polish on a sheet of paper. Then take a small thin brush and paint different colored little circles randomly throughout the nail. It doesn't have to be perfect.

Next take a thin brush with a slightly longer tip and draw flower petals. Again this doesn't have to be perfect.

Next take a black polish and a tooth pick make little dots in the middle of the flowers.

Now you can be done there, but I wanted to add a little depth, so I added lines on the petals using polishes that were slightly softer than the other colors.

Allow to dry before putting on top coat and you're done :)

Friday, April 8, 2011

How to help hide Blemishes with makeup :)

So we all have blemishes every once in a awhile but we don't have to brave the world with embarrassing redness. Here are some tips to help you out.

First off I want to preface this by saying that there is no way to take away the bump you have on your face. However, you can mask the unsightly redness that comes along with a zit. What you will need it:

Green concealer
Regular concealer
A fluffy blending brush

If you know anything about color theory, you know that red and green neutralize each other, so it would make sense to use a green concealer to counteract the red in a blemish. Nowadays many brands sell them but I can recommend the variety of Physicians Formula ones that are sold in drugstores. Look around online, there are more out there than you think.

*Graftobian also sells amazing concealer wheels

So after you dab some green concealer on, you want to use a concealer or liquid foundation that is your skin tone. The green gives you a clean slate to work with so you can apply your regular stuff without having to worry about the redness. I HIGHLY recommend using a blending brush for this. This brush applies concealer flawlessly, so swirl it around in circles with some product on your blemishes.

There you go :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Girly Girl Tutorial

I did this look for a contest entry on YouTube. I thought it was pretty so I did a slideshow showing most of the steps. Please excuse the bad pictures and awkward angles :)