DIY Gel Eyeliner! Easy as 1-2-3!!

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Hey girls! So a while back I found a video of someone making their own gel eyeliner and I figured I’d give it a shot! All you need is some eye shadow of any color, petroleum jelly, something to mix it with(I used a butter knife) and a small eye liner brush to apply with! If you wanna see the end result keep reading!!

Step 1: scratch off some eye shadow of the color eye liner that you want to make. I used a butter knife to scratch it off. The more you scratch off the darker the color.

Step 2: scoop out a small amount of petroleum jelly and mix it thoroughly with the eye shadow until the mixture is solid color(no clear spots).

Step 3: apply your new gel eyeliner with a small eye liner brush. After applying it seemed a little wet to me so I just took some loose eyeshadow and lighting pressed it on over where I applied the liner. That also gave it some more color.

I wanted to try this while I was at home with no plans to see how long it stays on and if it gets smudgy. That way I don’t look like a dork in public :p

Hope you guys enjoyed this little DIY and will try it out! If you have any questions feel free to ask and let me know how it goes for you! I also included a picture if the whole palette of eye shadows. If you want to see me try another color just let me know!

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Official Water marble try no. 1!

Hey ladies!! Okay so after practicing my marbling and design making I decided to actually try it on my nails with my aunt today! I would say it went decently well for the first try. For my colors I went with pure ice crimson for the base color and then used Sally Hansen hard as nails die hard fan and Sally Hansen hard as nails unbreakable heart for the marbling. It was pretty easy to do but one con is that it’s messy! And there’s lot of clean up after your done. I will include pictures at the bottom so don’t miss them! If you wanna know how I did it then just keep reading!!!

Step 1: lay out a towel and gather all the materials you will need which is.
-paper cup
-room temp water
-needle or anything sharp
-tweezers
-scotch tape
-Qtips
-the polish of course!!
I put down the towel bc sometimes I am a bit messy 🙂

Step 2: apply one coat of base coat. I used Sally Hansen double duty base and top coat. Let that dry.

Step 3: apply one coat of whatever color that you want to be your base color. In my case that was pure ice crimson. Let dry

Step 4: tape finger to protect most of it from excess polish. Tape whatever way works best for you.

Step 5: start dropping drops of your marbling colors into the cup. For example. I did one drop of red. Let that spread for a quick second and then one drop of orange and then red and then orange and so forth…do that until you have a bullseye effect. The more rings you have the better.

Step 6: take your needle or any sharp object and gently drag through the polish to make a cool deign. For mine I started from the center and pulled it to the outside rings in all four directions. And then in between those I pulled in towards the middle. When you drag in from the outside, don’t start from the first few rings bc they will be dry and will mess up your design. I start with about the fourth ring in. It’s okay if it’s not perfect and symmetrical bc you will only be using a small section of it.

Step 7: line up your nail with the best section of the design and dip in on an angle. While in the water blow on the water a bit and then take your Qtip and clean the surface of the water of the excess polish. Then slowly pull out your finger.

Step 8: then with your tweezers, gently pull off your tape and discard.

Continue all these steps on the rest of your nails. If you’re feeling brave you can dip more than one finger at a time! But I would stick to one until you get the hang of it.

Step 9: apply one coat of top coat. Again I used Sally Hansen double duty. Let dry

Step 10: begin cleaning off whatever polish you got on your fingers with a Qtip or angle brush. Don’t be discouraged if you have a lot of extra polish. I know I did!

Step 11: sit down and enjoy your marbled nails and pat yourself on the back!!

I wish that the orange showed up brighter against the red but I still like how it came out. Next week I think I will try another water marble with different colors. I also got air bubbles on my nails somehow but they don’t bother me too much. Hope y’all enjoyed this and stay tuned for next weeks marble!!

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Water marble practice

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Hey girlies! So I been watching tons and tons of YouTube tutorials on water marbling and I really want to try it!! My nails are already decorated soo my aunt is going to come over tonight so I can practice on her nails!! How exciting!!! But during the meantime I have been practicing on the actual dropping of the polish into the water. They make it look soo easy but at first it can be hard bc you have to work pretty quick so the polish doesn’t dry before you can make a pretty design. I’ve found the more drops you put in the easier it is to make a design! Once you get the hang of it, it’s really easy! Some polishes work better than others so you just have to test yours out. I’m glad most of mine worked! Take a look at my pictures and let me know what you think! I know they are nothing impressive but I was pretty happy being this is my doest20130323-142402.jpg

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Pink/purple eye shadow

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Hey beauties out there! I did this pinkish purple eye look for valentines day this year and I like to wear it for no reason 🙂 it’s a nice wintry white and pink/purple blend. I try to go through step by step how I did it. Sorry I only have the two pictures bc I did it a while ago. I promise I will post step by step pics in the future.

Step 1: prime your eye lids with a nude or white primer to hold the eye shadow all day.

Step 2: apply a white shadow to the inner corner and brow bone to for highlighting.

Step 3: apply a pink in the center of your eyelid to the outer corner and slightly blend up into your crease.

Step 3: apply a purple to your crease and blend into the pink towards the outer corner.

Step 4: apply pink to lower last line and apply purple over the pink but leave the inner corner white.

Step 5: apply gel liner to upper lashes and wing it out. You can make the wing as dramatic as you’d like. Also line to lower lashes with the gel liner but don’t go all the way to the inner corner. Go about 3/4 of the way.

Step 6: curl your lashes with any curler and apply your favorite black mascara.

Step 7: fill in your brows with any color that matches your hair color.

Step 8: step back and enjoy your beautiful eye make-up!!

Hope you enjoyed this guide and try it out on yourself!! You can make it as dark or as light as you like!

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Fun easy nail design!

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Hey everyone! I created a cute nail look yesterday and wanted to share it with everyone. It’s my first try at nail art so it’s nothing super fancy but I thought it was cute.

If you want to see how I achieved this look then keep reading!

Before you start polishing you will want to cut 10 strips of scotch tape to make the diagonal French tips. You want to do this before polishing so you don’t end up smudging your nails!

Step 1. Apply one Coat of any base coat. I used Sally Hansen double duty top and base coat.

Step 2. Apply any light pink color you have. I applied two coats to make it a bit darker.

Step 3. Apply any type of sparkly polish. I used a gold and silver type from N.Y.C

Step 4. Apply strips of scotch tape to each nail diagonally to get the diagonal French tip. Make sure when you apply the tape you press it down firmly so the polish doesn’t bleed under the tape.

Step 5. Apply a darker pink to the upper portion of the nail, above where the tape is. Then before the polish dries gently peel of the tape. That will give you a nice straight line.

Step 6. Dab some polish on a sheet of paper to use for your polka dots. I used a green and an orange color for my dots.

Step 7. Then take a straightened out bobby pin to use as your dotter and dip it in the green polish and dot onto the line where the light pink meets the darker pink. Wipe off the bobby pin and dip in the orange polish. Dot the orange polish on either side of the green dots in between them.

Step 8. On both ring fingers we are going to make another smaller French tip with a red polish. This is just to add some extra color and make an accent nail. Again use a strip of scotch tape to make the straight line.

Step 9. Apply top coat of Sally Hansen double duty.

Step 10. Enjoy your beautiful colorful nails!! You don’t have to go by these colors, try out whatever color combo works for you!

I hope you enjoyed this little step by step guide. There will be more to come with pictures with each step!!