Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hair Tutorial: Hippie Braid

Hey gals,  sorry ive been MIA. I've been busy. But here is a tutorial on this cute braid.
Hair long enough to stretch across your head.
Bobby pins
Hair clips
1. Make sure your hair is tangle free and smooth. Also make sure your part is in the correct place.
2. Gather a small piece of hair about 2 cm wide.
3. Section your hair into 3 pieces and begin the braid.
4. Braid once then pull the piece of hair across your forehead.
5. Continue to braid across your head in this angle
* Be sure to angle the braid or else you will get a bumpy lump on the side of your head and that is not attractive*
6. When the braid is of the desired length pick up a small piece of hair about 4 cm wide and flip it over to the other side of your head.
7. Get 2 bobby pins and in a downwards motion pin the braid in place. If you put the bobby pins in an upward motion then your hair will stick up ( atleast mine did).
8. Add any hair clip of your choice (or none at all).
9. Eat Cupcake.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

How to Grow Your Nails Long and Healthy!

Long time no see! Here is a blog on how to grow your nails out. Sorry this is kinda long.
Nail Polish Remover- So basically you want to look for non-acetone polish remover. And if you can try to see if you can find one with proteins or better yet keratin. Your nails are made of keratin so a nail polish remover that includes keratin is just a win win situation. The nail polish remover that I use is just the target brand of non- acetone nail polish remover. I got the pink one that includes proteins. Some nail polish removers contain bitrex which is the most bitter thing known to man. So be careful not to let your pet be near this just in case.(plus the alcohol) Be sure to have a fan running or the window open when ever you use nail polish remover because the fumes can be nauseous. Wow thats a lot on nail polish remover.
Cuticle Oil-  You want to get a good cuticle oil or lotion because this is what hydrates your nail beds... Hydrated nail beds= Healthy nail beds.. healthy nail beds= long nails! Which is the ultimate goal. You should never clip your cuticles because your cuticles protect your skin from harmful bacteria.  Instead get a cuticle pusher and well push your cuticles back. Make sure that your cuticle oil is toluene free. The cuticle oil that i use is the one from Beauty Secrets it is toluene and formaldehyde free.   Also get a good lotion that is made for hands AND cuticles. This will keep them SUPER moistuized.
Filing- Just make sure that you file from the outside in... not back and forth. This is just going to prevent your nails from breaking easily. I know that you are thinking "Why do i need to file my nails? I'm trying to grow them not make them shorter!" You still need to keep your nails in tip top shape( shape lol) to make them grow straight and pretty. You don't want grow your nails out then have to cut them down and shape them to make them look prettier.
Extras- Be sure to eat a balanced diet with keratin foods or maybe a vitamin. Apply a strengthening polish if needed. You may need to buff your nails if they are peeling. Try not to soak your nails in water for too long.


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Manicure #9- Snowflakes

Base Coat
NYC Cashmere Creme (light blue)
Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac (light purple)
OPI No Room for the Blues
White Two in One Nail Brush and Pen
Sally Hansen White On
Wet n' Wild Dancer (Sparkly)
Makeup Sponge
1. Apply Base Coat.
2.Take your makeup sponge and get some of the cashmere creme on it and lightly sponge it on the top half of your nails.
3. Once opaque do the same with lacey lilac only focus it on the very tip.
4. Take the Brush side and create a + sign on your ring finger and thumb then make an X. Make two prongs out from every line. This is your snowflake.
5. Using a bobby pin make dots with the white and the blue.
6. Let dry for a good 10  minutes then add SPARKLES!!!
7. Wait another 10 minutes and apply a topcoat.
8. Eat Cupcake!

DIY Facial- Aspirin Mask

Hey gals! long time no see! ive been SO busy. sorry about that but here is just a simple mask.
Aspirin -uncoated
1.Place 2 or 3 aspirin tablets in your hand.
2. Drop 3-5 drops of water on the aspirin tablets.
3. Wait for them to dissolve in your hand. You may need to crush them in your hands.
4. Rub it into your face like an exfoliater.
5. Let it sit for about 5 minutes.
6. Rinse! Your face should feel exfoliated and refreshed.
7. It is important to moisturizer after exfoliating because your skin is brand new and your moisturizer just heals and well moisturizes your face 10x better!
8. Eat Cupcake