February 24, 2015

Top 10 Polish Trends for 2015

Bare/Nude/Clear Nails
The biggest nail trend I have been seeing for 2015 is having partially bare nails topped with a clear top coat, or opting for a nude color polish.

Geo Moonicure
A continuing nail trend is the moon manicure matched with the bare nail trend.

Layers of Gold
Nails painted gold and top with more gold be it glitter, chains, etc.

Clean Lines
Nails painted in one color with a different colored horizontal strip running 1/3 from tip of the nail or even multiple lines on half of the nail. Or go a bit geo with several lines creating a geometric shape on the nail.

Neutral Gradient
Neutral relating colors done in gradient fashion.

Pastel Hues
From Pale Mint to Pastel Orange, these shades are often seen on a Moonicure.

New French
Instead of the normal french manicure do one reserved making only your cuticle line a different shade from the nails base color. Or go with the traditional french manicure but opt for a bold base color, or add a pop of color on-top the tip as well.

Naturally Distressed
Naturally looking nails with odd ball polish shapes to go against traditional nails.

Alienated Dots
Add a little interest to nails by just adding a few simple dots.

Pearl Accessories
Tack on some pearls to jazz up any polished nails.

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December 28, 2014

Basic Kylie Jenner Inspired Makeup Look

I wanted to create a quick and basic way to recreate Kylie Jenner's makeup look and this look mainly consists of 3 main things... full medium/dark brows, a full nude-mauve pout, and dolly looking lashes. This was a very successful first date makeup look for myself and I kind of felt it had a natural "dark angel" feel to it.

For the brows I used Prestige brow shaping studio in Light to Medium (Medium Shade) on a small thin angle brush.

For the lashes I curled them at the base with the Revlon eyelash curler and used Rimmel London ScandalEyes lycra flex mascara in black (2-3 coats on the top lashes and 1 light coat on the bottom). If you want to have fuller lashes more like Kylie's I'd recommend adding on Red Cherry false lashes in #16, black.

For the lips I used Revlon ColorStay liner in Natural and topped my lips off with Rimmel lasting finish by Kate Moss lipstick in 101, but if you want something a bit darker I'd recommend 104.

As for any other makeup items used here... 
Aveeno clear complexion bb cream spf 30 in medium, Revlon colorstay liquid foundation in Buff, Maybelline instant age rewind eraser dark spot concealer + treatment in Fair, Rimmel stay matte pressed powder in creamy natural, Physicians Formula shimmer strips custom all-in-1 nude palette for face and eyes in natural (my face and eye highlight shade), Sonia Kashuk blush in Flamingo, Innisfree green tea mineral mist, and Loreal True Match super blendable powder in Honey Beige/N6 (my contour and eye shadow shade).

September 17, 2014

Top 5 Best Eye Shadow Shades for Everyone

Here you'll find what I feel are the 5 best eye shadow shades for practically everyone. I know you're probably thinking that whites and blacks work for everyone because they're neutral, but honestly I find both of those eye shades to be overpowering and ultimately not that flattering on everyone so I generally prefer to use those shades as either liner, mascara, or shadows to be blended into other shades to add lightness or darkness.
NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadows
Off-White: this is a cream or skin-tone shade for some and honestly everyone needs a highlight or natural eye shadow shade at some point in time. This shade will help you avoid an overly dramatic fake eye makeup look because lets face it... your skin is generally not pure white in color.

Purple: this is a combination of two shades.. blue and red. Oddly enough people have either more blue tone or red tone in their skin-tone so, the combination of these two shades makes purple the perfect color for practically anyone.

Gold: the base colors to gold can often be thought of as orange or yellow.. although those two colors seem far fetched to wear for some, but these shades do become more wearable when transformed into gold which also makes this color contrasting to our other favorite shade on here.. purple.

Olive: this shade is generally made up of yellow and green. Now you can't make green without yellow and blue so you're mixing a warm shade with a cool shade which in turn makes olive a neutral shade that works for almost anyone.

Taupe: this is a shade that is a combination of gray and brown. Now grays may be an unflattering shade on their own but when mixed with a natural brown shade it automatically creates the perfect neutral shade for anyone as it's both warm and cool in color.