Thursday, October 31, 2013

Trick or Treat! Candy Corn Nail Designs

Halloween nail designs Candy Corn
Here are my super cute Candy Corn nail designs. They look great on every nail but my clients usually get just one or two as accent nails. They look super with a manicure done with orange nail polish. The Candy Corn nail design is a good nail design choice because it can be worn anytime for fall not just for Halloween. 

I started the design by shaping the nails to resemble the Candy Corn shape. Next, I applied a base coat. Then, I painted the design using white, orange and yellow acrylic craft paint. I started with the orange then added the yellow and white. 

I like using acrylic paint for nail designs for many reasons. It's water based so it's easy to mix colors and thin the paint to the right consistency, it doesn't clump up like nail polish can when painting a design and it's opaque. Acrylic paint applies easily over nail polish and it dries nice and fast. 

The acrylic paint does need to be sealed with nail polish so it does't scratch off. All the designed nails were sealed with Sech Vite, my favorite top coat.

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Happy Halloween!
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Creepy Cosmetic Ingredients

Vomit of Whale, Slime of Snail, Excrement of Nightingale

Ahh, the makings of a fine witch's brew.  

Sorry to disappoint!  These are cosmetic ingredients!

Whale vomit, aka ambergris, has been used as a fixative in perfumes. Purified snail slime is used in a Columbian made moisturizer.  Nightingale poop is used in the elite New York Geisha facial.  

People will try anything in the name of beauty!

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Duct Tape Those Warts!

It sounds crazy, but duct tape can help heal warts! The duct tape is an occlusive covering that helps break down the warts dead cell build up and it seems to cause a irritation that causes the immune system to fight off the virus causing the wart. Here is the process:

1. Cut a piece of duct tape that is 1/4" larger than the wart.
2. Cover the wart for six days. You can shower with it on.
3. Remove the tape after the 6 days and soak the wart with warm water.
4. Now file the wart down using an emery board or a pumice stone. Toss the emery board. Clean the pumice with bleach.
5. Leave it uncovered overnight
6. Reapply the duct tape in the morning to begin the cycle again.

This can be done for up to 2 months.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Make your hair shinier with negative ions

hair collage

Q. Can an ionic blow dryer really make my hair shinier?

A. It can! Ionic hairdryers emit negative ions. The negative ions break apart water droplets into small pieces allowing the hair to absorb the moisture and also allowing water to evaporate faster. 

This means less hot air blowing on your hair which reduces damage to your hair from the heat. The negative ions also reduce frizz by compressing the cuticle making hair shinier and softer.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

2013 Halloween Costumes

Looking for a Halloween costume idea? Here are some of the trending costumes this year.

Duck Dynasty
Breaking Bad- Walter White
Fox (What does the fox say)
Miley Cyrus
Game of Thrones
Great Gatsby
Hump Day Camel
Daft Punk


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Zoya Hazel

Zoya Hazel Nail Polish collage
Are you looking for an amazing blue green metallic nail polish? I am obsessed with this fabulous nail color Zoya Hazel. 
zoya hazel indoor light
 Hazel is a blue green with a fabulous silvery metallic finish and a lovely brightness about it. It also has a bit of gold in it so it looks like it changes in different lighting just like hazel eyes change in different light! Sometimes, Hazel looks more blue. Sometimes, it looks more green. Sometimes, it looks very silver and sometimes, a bit more gold. The picture above was taken in indoor lighting.

It applies smooth and easy with opaque coverage in 2 coats. The glittery particles are smooth on the nails. You can't feel any roughness even without a top coat. Some of my clients hate the feel of rough nail polish.
Here is Zoya Hazel outside during the afternoon in the shade.
And here is Zoya Hazel sparkling in the afternoon sun!
zoya hazel in sunlight
Isn't it so gorgeous! I love it! It's a summertime favorite with my clients as well.  
Find it at salons, spas, and Amazon for $10.00.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Get a quick Halloween look!

Wanna be a little witchy instantly? 
Put on a little black lipstick and black polish to create a quick bewitching Halloween look!  

You can find black lipstick in Halloween stores and in the Halloween section at your local drugstore. Add some gloss for shine. For your nails,Wet n Wild has a Black Creme nail color also at your local drug store.  

Dark and mysterious! 

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

It's Time to buy Fun Makeup!

It's Halloween time! My favorite time to pick up great funky makeup finds at the Halloween stores!
You can find great glittery eye shadows, funky lashes, glow in the dark nail polish, glow in the dark body glitter and more. Love it! Those specialty Halloween stores are not around for long so you better hurry.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Bridal Makeup Video

A beautiful bride having her makeup done for her purple themed garden wedding. Enjoy!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Cuticle Tattoos

Cuticle Tattoos?
These are temporary cuticle tattoos from Rad Nails. They come in 4 styles and can be applied to the nails or the skin below the nails. Not so sure about it myself!

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Beautiful OPI Color Combo

Dark and Sparkly.
I am loving this OPI color combination: Russian Navy topped with!

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

7 Tips to Make your Lips Look Younger

Q. How can I make my lips look younger and fuller?

A.  Here are 7 tips to help make your lips look younger!

1. Use a clean wet wash cloth to massage away peeling skin on your lips. Immediately massage  moisturizer to your lips and the area surrounding the lips. Eye cream works well. Now add a layer of lip balm to seal in the moisturizer.

2. Avoid licking your lips. It makes them chapped.

3. Apply lip balm at each night.
4. Apply lip balm. Blot it. Then, apply lipstick.
5. Use a lip liner that matches your lip color to outline your lips just a little bit outside of your natural lip line to make them look fuller.
6. Lipstick should complement your skin tone. Try a  creamy medium rosy pink shade or a soft coral pink shade. Avoid dark colors which can make your lips look small and very light colors which can make you look pale.
7. Add lip gloss to the center of your lips only to highlight and make them appear fuller.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Homemade Mascara Recipe

I came across this recipe to cook up your own mascara. I have not tried it yet but it looks interesting. This mascara gets it's dark color from charcoal. Not the grill kind, though. Activated charcoal, which has been used to treat stomach problems. You can find it in health food stores. Coconut oil and aloe should be easy to find in drugstores and grocery stores. Beeswax is used in candy making and cosmetics among other things. You can find it easily online. I would imagine a store that sells candy making supplies may have it. Let me know if you try it and how it is!

Homemade Natural Mascara Recipe
Makes 1 mascara container
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon grated beeswax (more if you live in a hotter climate)
  • 1 capsule of activated charcoal
  • Clean mascara container
In a small saucepan over low heat, add the coconut oil, aloe vera, and beeswax. Stir until melted. Open the activated charcoal capsule and add to mixture, stirring until evenly combined. You can add another capsule if you want a deeper color.  Remove pan from heat and let cool to room temperature. Scoop the mixture into a funnel-shaped bag that you normally use for decorating a cake with icing and squeeze into the mascara container. The mascara will last up to six months.

Find empty mascara tubes and other supplies on Amazon.

mascara application

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