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Magnetic Nail Polish

How cool is this? It's Magnetic Nail Polish! The nail polish has metal particles in it that move to create a design when the magnet is applied to it while it is wet. Here is nails inc magnetic polish. The magnet is cleverly hidden in the top of the bottle. It's really easy and fun to apply.  How to apply magnetic polish: 1. Apply a base coat. 2. Apply one coat of magnetic polish to all fingernails. 3. Apply a second coat of the magnetic polish to one nail only. 4. Hold the magnet over that nail while the  polish is wet for 10 seconds without touching  it to the nail.  The magnetic particles in the  polish will move creating a st unning design!  5. Apply a second coat to another nail then use the magnet. Continue on polishing one nail at a time and using the magnet nail until all the nails are completed.  6. Finish with any top coat. Try holding the magnet in a different direction to create a different design. There a variety of brands

Nail Polish Shelf Life

If your nail polish look like this... it's time for new nail polish! It has lived it's life!  You may be able to get it to remix but, it most likely won't dry right or give you a nice shine.  They say the shelf life for nail polish is 2 years but I think it can be longer if stored properly. Polish Storage Tips Avoid Heat Heat and sun exposure can cause changes in the color and consistency of your polish. Store it in a cool, dry, dark place, not the medicine cabinet in your bathroom! Keep it Closed Tight Keep the nail polish bottle's lid tightly closed to keep the solvents in the polish from evaporating . Solvents keep the polish the proper consistency.  Clean old hard polish from the neck of the polish bottle to ensure a tight seal. Keep it Extra Cool Some people think refrigerating their polish makes it last longer. I think just a cool, dry place is fine! Store Upright Store nail polish in an upright position. This will prevent a messy leak if the lid wasn't on ti

Glitter Lashes!

There is nothing  like a pair  of glittering false  lashes to  complete  a  funky night on the town look or a fun Halloween costume.  They may look tricky to apply but I will give you a few tricks to get them looking fabulous along with some Amazon Affiliate links to help you find the best products! How to apply Glitter Lashes Prime Add eye shadow primer to your eye lid in preparation for your glittery eye shadow which you will apply after the lashes. My all time fav is Urban Decay Primer Potion . Liner Start by applying black pencil liner to your upper lash line to  help conceal the false lash band. One of my favorite pencils is the Maneater Self Sharpening Eye Liner Pencil . Get the liner in between your natural lashes for a nice solid line to conceal the skin at the base of the lashes. Curl & Mascara Curl your lashes and apply a light coat of black waterproof mascara. Let it dry. Too Faced Better than Sex Waterproof Mascara is the best!!! Curled lashes make an easy shelf,

Evil Eye

Who doesn't love a sultry smoky eye? It's moody. It's sexy. It's perfect! I created this dark and smokey eye shadow look on my daughter with the  MAC Evil Eye:Eye Shadow x4 years ago but it's a timeless look I love to create.  This palette is no longer available plus, I no longer recommend MAC products due to the fact that MAC has been placed on the  companies that test on animals lists. I do my best to use cruelty free brands. This look can be recreated easily though with other eyeshadow palettes. I will give you a step by step guide to create this look along with the best eyeshadow palette Amazon Affiliate links with the perfect colors to get the look. Recommended Eyeshadows to Create the Plumy Smoky Evil Eye A deep berry, a blackened violet, black and light gray shadows were the colors used for this smoky eye. There are two palettes I like that provide a nice selection of these colors. Neither one has a light gray but white and black gently blended will make


Q. What is Thermage and is it safe? A.   Thermage is a radio frequency anti aging treatment designed to stimulate collagen production with deep heat. It tightens the skin and softens lines and wrinkles. Radio frequency use is safe and Thermage is approved by the FDA. It can be done on the face and body.  People say the results can be subtle and not really noticeable for 2-6 months because collagen has to build up. It is painful but a facial treatment only takes about 45 minutes. The one thing that makes me leery about it is, I have heard for years now that it can effect the fat in your skin causing the face to look more sunken in or leaving it looking dimpled as with acne scarring.  I checked into it and the fat problems seem to be associated with older machines that were using too much energy. Thermage can only be performed by a doctor not an esthetician. Therefore, only go a very experienced doctor not a laser med spa. Ask about the machine being used making sure t hat it is a

How to Handle an Ingrown Toenail

What is an ingrown toenail? Ingrown toenails can be very painful. The sides of the nail curl and grow into the skin. They are especially common on the big toenails but can occur on any toenail. What causes an ingrown toenail?  Ingrown toenails can be caused by a number of things. Improper nail cutting, tight shoes or hosiery, a hereditary tendency, a curved nail growth pattern, a fungal infection, or an injury to the nail can all cause an ingrown nail.  Signs of an Infected Ingrown Toenail If you see puffiness, redness or pus, this is an infected ingrown toenail and requires a doctors attention.  An ingrown toenail that is not infected can be worked on at home.  How to Treat An Ingrown Toenail Soak Start by soaking your foot in warm water with Epsom salts for about 10 minutes to soften the nail and the surrounding skin. Lift the Nail Next, slide an orangewood stick under the nail to gently lift the nail from the skin. Sometimes pulling the toenail out of the skin can leave a small inj


This post is all about dermatofibromas and some remedies to help make them look better and ways hide them. It includes my Amazon Affiliate Links to help you find the products I talk about. Q. I have this brown bump on my leg that won't go away. What can I do about it? A. It could be a dermatofibroma. I see them often on my leg waxing clients. A dermatofibroma is a tan to brown benign raised bump more common in women than men and occur commonly on the legs. The bump feels hard under the skin and can be itchy, tender and easily irritated. A doctor will tell you not to worry about it because it's benign, but it's kind of ugly! Dermatofibromas are also called Benign Fibrous Histiocytomas. They are the result of some sort of injury to the skin such as an ingrown hair or a bug bite.  Be careful when shaving because a dermatofibroma may bleed and become sore if nicked. Don't think you can get rid of it by shaving it off. It will be an awful looking sore and will j