Thursday, October 31, 2013

Trick or Treat! Candy Corn Nail Designs

Halloween nail designs Candy Corn
Here are my Candy Corn nail designs. I think they are super fun and cute! I will give you a step by step guide to painting them along with some Amazon Affiliate links to help you find the right supplies.

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 bright orange nail polish. Zoya Paz is perfect!

The Candy Corn nail design is a good nail design choice because it can be worn anytime for fall not just for Halloween.

 How to Paint Candy Corn Nail Art


Shape the Nail
I start the design by shaping the nails in an almond shape to resemble the Candy Corn shape. You can also apply some artificial nails so you don't have to change your nail shape.

Apply the Base
Applied a base coat and let it dry. 

Paint the Design
Paint the design using white, orange and yellow acrylic craft paint and a small paint brush.

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.
 

Start with the orange. It is the largest section in the middle of the nail.

Next, add the yellow to the cuticle end of the nail.

Then, add the small white top of the candy corn to the tip of the nail. 

Don't worry about your lines being perfect. The lines on the actual candy corn aren't perfect.

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

There you have it. Some easy, hand painted candy corn nail designs. Have fun with them!

Click here to see my ghost nail designs!

Add a little whimsy to your nails!

  xo


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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.
You may also like The Good Hair Diet


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       Have a Beautiful Day! 

xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Makeup Artist

 Wedding, special occasion or everyday makeup and skin care services available in the Philadelphia, Pa. area. Visit my makeup page for more information!

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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, Zoya.com and Amazon for $10.00.


Have a Beautiful Day!



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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!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Homemade Mascara Recipe

I came across this recipe to cook up your own mascara. I haven’t tried making it but it sure does look interesting. The ingredients are basic items that should be easy to find in stores. You can always go to Amazon and find just about anything you need.

This homemade mascara gets it dark color from charcoal, activated charcoal that is used medicinally to treat stomach problems. It is available in drug store and health food stores.

Coconut oils and aloe are available in drug store and grocery stores.

Beeswax is used in candy making and in available in the candy making section of craft store such as Michaels.

You will need some other supplies too. I have provided a few Amazon Affiliate link to help you find them.


applying mascara

Homemade Natural Mascara Recipe

This recipe makes one tube of mascara

Ingredients

2 teaspoon Coconut Oil

2 tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel

½-1 teaspoon Grated Beeswax (you will need more if you live in a hot climate)

1 or 2 Capsules Activated Charcoal

Empty Mascara Containers/Tubes

Cake Decorating Piping Bags

Directions

In a small saucepan over low heat, add the coconut oil, aloe vera and beeswax. Stir until melted. Open the activated charcoal capsule, add it to the mixture and stir until evenly combined. You can add another capsule if you want a deeper color and stir until evenly combined.

Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.

Scoop the mixture into a piping bag and squeeze the mascara into a mascara container.

The shelf life of an open mascara is three months. This freshly made mascara has no preservative and will definitely follow the three month rule.  

Let me know how it come out if you try it!



    Have a Creative Day! 
xo


Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist


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Monday, October 7, 2013

Chocolate is a Beauty Food!

Chocolate is loaded with flavonoids due to its cocoa content.

The darker the chocolate, the higher the cocoa content.

Flavonoids are antioxidants found in plants. They give us the beauty benefit of fighting destructive free radicals that cause our skin to sag and wrinkle prematurely.

Only 1 ounce of chocolate per day is recommended even though you may want to eat the whole delicious bag! 

Dove dark chocolate is especially good for you because Mars has patented a process called "Cocoapro". This causes Dove's Dark Chocolate to retain more of its healthy cocoa flavonoids. 

It is genetically modified cocoa though. It's so good, I have to indulge anyway!

Have a Yummy Food Day!
xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist
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