Hello! One of my favorite thrift shops held a 50% sale on President’s Day and I wanted to show off a few of the pieces I got!You can’t see it unless you get up close and personal, but this jacket has a subtle snakeskin shimmer print […]
Month: February 2018
Hello!Today I’m want to share a couple ways that I’ve improved my photo taking method over the years, and how I get inspiration for keeping my style of photography fresh and interesting!The area I feel I’ve shown the most improvement in is lighting. I’ve always […]
I started “flash curing” each nail as I worked my way through each hand. This is where you cure the individual nail for around 10 seconds to keep the polish from shrinking around the edges and cuticles. I also tossed the cheap cleanser I had been using and switched to plain old rubbing alcohol.
Apparently, all the cleansers that nail brands sell are basically just perfumed rubbing alcohol with a colorant. I had been using a mini LED light that came from a Fuse mini-kit, I think it was the root of a lot of my problems since it had a low wattage.
I got this Ceenwes LED/UV 24W lamp off of Amazon, and I’ve been very happy with it! I had some reward points floating around on Born Pretty so I have some new pots of gel coming in the mail, once I get my hands on them I’m planning on doing a little series about putting together your own gel kit. I know it can be a bit daunting in the beginning, what with choosing a lamp, polishes, base/topcoat, so I want to share my experiences with you all so that you can have fun with gels too!
Have you played with gel before? If so, what’s your favorite brand?
As the days have gotten chillier, I’ve found myself spending most of my morning dreading leaving the warm bed to get ready for work, and far less time worrying about skincare, much less putting any makeup on.
I’d gone around a month without wearing a lick of makeup and it reminded me just how much of a pain wearing a full face of makeup can be; you tend to tune it out after a while and you don’t realize all the little habits you adopt to avoid smudging or smearing your work.
My biggest problem is if I go too long between using eyeliner/mascara and then I happen to wear it one day, I will find myself halfway through rubbing an eye and think Oh crap, I have raccoon eyes now. Or second to that, I frequently brace my elbow on my desk and rest my face in my hand when I stop to think while typing, so if I’m not careful, I will end up with half my face smeared off.
I have also accidentally rested my head on my bf’s shoulder at the wrong time and gotten orange makeup stains on his poor white shirt…
Color Corrector: Etude House Magic Any Cushion in Mint