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Nail Art Ideas To Decorate Your Nails

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Painted nails can look nice even if you are new to doing your personal manicures. You do not have to be a terrific artist or have any expertise in beforehand painting your nails. Some women are taught fundamental manicure tips for inexperienced persons when they’re younger, or at the least teenagers. Even if in case you have never painted your nails before, you can nonetheless get a phenomenal, simple manicure with slight patience.

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Make use of nail brush, soap and hot water just before manicuring. This can eliminate the oil plus grit uncovered beneath your nails.

Organic nail shade shows the healthiness of your nails. The nails are a portion of your body which means, you might also need to care for the nails. Nails which are pink colored represents healthy nails due to adequate blood under it.

lf you use nail polish regularly, you must remove it for one time or twice the week for the nails to inhale. Hardly, the harmful chemicals seen on nail polish may start damage of the nails. Therefore, you need to look after the nails along with nail polish.
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Nail Polish Colors For Those Warm Summer Months

nail-polishSummer is a season that requires special beauty tips, just as winter does, in its own way. In summer, your eye shadow can become greasy pools in the creases of your eyelids, and your hair can look flat or become frizzy and unattractive. But there are ways to get past the beauty issues of summer.

Humidity is difficult to fight in the summer, whether your hair is straight or curly. But you can embrace your hair type if you use products to keep the frizz away, after you swim or shower. This will protect your curls, but it won’t cause your hair to frizz up. You can relax a little in the summer, and so can your hair. Put away the hair dryer and let your hair air dry. If your hair has wave to it, like most hair does, go with it – waves at the beach are always in style. If your hair is colored, the sun may turn it many wild colors. Use a sun shield spray to protect your hair and the color.

Essie Nail Polish in Geranium has been featured in Vogue, InStyle and Allure. It offers you an exceptional level of quality, with a chip-resistant, durable formula that has made it a real favorite among celebrities, editors and nail techs. The colors you see when you check them online will give you an idea of the way the colors will look on you, but not exact colorings.

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Mastering an at home manicure

Ten Tips for manicure(s) at home

1. Preparing your Nails

Whether you have nail polish on already or not, the initial phase in a manicure is to wash your fingernails altogether in warm water. You ought to pay particular attention to underneath your nail cartilage. Whilst you are doing your nails check for any redness or irritation. If there is any redness or irritation you should stop and get your nails looked at.

2. Removing Nail Polish

Apply some nail polish remover to a cotton ball. At that point you have to squeeze this onto the nail to mollify the polish. Presently wipe the nail tenderly utilizing the cotton ball. Start from the base and work towards the tip of the nail. By working from base to tip, you avoid smearing any of the old polish into the fingernail skin. Apply the nail polish remover to each of your nails until they are back to their natural shading.

3. Trimming your Nails

If you have to abbreviate your nails or reshape them, you should utilize pair of nail scissors or nail scissors. These ought to be small scissors, which are intended to fit your nail shape. You will probably need to trim your fingernails about once a month. When you trim them, don’t trim them up to where your nail meets your skin, this can make it recede!

4. Filing your Nails

To scrape down any unpleasant surfaces on your nails and make them smooth, you will require an emery board or a nail record. An emery board is utilized for the tips of your nails, rather than the top. Utilizing the emery board you ought to record the tips at an angle, so that the vast majority of the filing happens on the under side of the nail. At the point when filing each finger nail you should move from the edge of the nail towards the inside, making beyond any doubt that you just record in the one bearing for each side of the nail (don’t refile an area the other way). Continue filing until they are a smooth predictable shape.

5. Removing Cuticles

Your fingernail skin is the layer of delicate skin at the base of your nail, where your skin and your fingernail meet. At the point when your fingernails develop, the fingernail skin extends with it. Removing cuticles, or rather pushing the fingernail skin back keeps your nails healthy, and encourages your nails to develop.

Your cuticles should be mellowed in a dish of warm water. At that point, with your fingernail skin remover, tenderly push back all your cuticles each one in turn to leave smooth fingernail skin free nails. Pushing your cuticles back ought not hurt, if it does you may need to see a specialist. If your cuticles don’t diminish easily, you may need to utilize fingernail skin remover cream before pushing them back. When you have pushed them back, wipe your nails clean of any fingernail skin that has come free.

6. Resting your Nails

For those that regularly polish their nails, you ought to attempt and let your nails breathe naturally for several days in the middle of polishes. Doing this keeps your nails healthy. Significant is that tapping your nails on a hard surface on a regular basis can advance nail development.

7. Picking a Color

This may sound a bit of patronizing, yet keep in mind when you are picking a shade of nail polish, it will be on your nails for some time. So you may want to plan the shade your put on around the outfits you are planning to wear in the near future!

8. Applying Nail Polish

Your nail polish ought to accompany its own applicator. Before applying the nail polish, you have to dispose of any overabundance nail polish from the applicator. Presently, with a steady hand, brush from the base of your fingernails up towards to the tip of your nail utilizing long strokes. Make beyond any doubt you apply it uniformly to each nail.

If you make a mistake, don’t stress. Taking a paper towel or makeup removal pad, apply some polish remover to any overabundance polish, then reapply nail polish as applicable. If you really need to, you can always expel all the polish from the nail and start again.

9. Applying a Second Coat

Between applying your first coat and your second, you ought to wait about ten minutes. Some nail polishes dry much snappier, however it is always better to leave them for more than necessary than danger applying a second coat before the first has dried appropriately. As enticing as it can be to attempt and accelerate the drying process with a fan, this can actually cause the nail polish to move around a little and make the complete less even.

10. Apply Lotion

Once your nails are totally dry, apply lotion to saturate around your nails.

Presently you can kick back and admire them!

Notes for a New Year

It’s a new year, January is the month of new beginnings. Things are suppose to be new and fresh and exciting all over again. What I love about a “new year” is that, it means only a few months left of yucky snow (Michigan life), and it’s totally appropriate to wear white jeans again (I took about a month off), even though the whole “no white after Labor Day” rule is dunzo.  I mean, I’m even sick of black this, and black that, when black is pretty much my favorite “non-color” besides white. Wink wink!.. I’m ready for pastels and all white everything! There are however, a few things I’m not ready to let go of/ would like to see go for 2014…

1. My obsession with Leather/ Faux-Leather pants. I can’t get over it just yet. Besides the fact I want to wear them every day, and it’s not technically “spring” here until late April. Let’s not forget I suffer from having issues with people “seeing me in the same thing twice disease”. So this is tricky, but I’m still addicted. I’ll try the leather shorts with tights now, between my hot ass leather pencil skirt and leather and faux leather pants,  through spring. However, I find it very unpractical to wear leather shorts in the summer.  I’ll suffer for fashion, but pain and sweat are totally different monsters. Am I wrong?! It grosses me out! Not to mention, other options that are more desirable such as, my black sequin Zara shorts, from 4 years ago are way hotter anyway, and not in the sweaty kind of “hot” either…

2. Oxford loafers… Where did these ugly things come from? Were designers so cornered with coming up with a stylish flat that they sold themselves short for this style?! And thirsty fashonista reporter type wannabe’s. accepted them, for lack of a fashionable voice of their own (heaven forbid). I mean there are one type of woman where this looks good on, and it’s not me honey. Not hating, they are just NOT sexy, on this type of female. At all. Period. They have to go. I’m sorry, I’m not sorry. I hate them.

3. I am soooooo happy pointed toe shoes are in again, (minus any platform). Words can not explain. I always hated the stripper platform shoes, that have been popular in recent years. The fact that some still designers are still coming out with these styles with the stripper platform is beyond me. I’ll  be straight up when I say, there must a lot of “inner strippers”, in some rich bitches in the suburbs or here there and everywhere, because this style is still out there. Or maybe a lot of risqué gals who married up, continue to buy the shoes thus encouraging these designers to come out with more of the less glam style. They are gross (the stripper esque shoes). No one wears them appropriately. They have to G.O…

5. Flats in general I have a hard time with. Heels are just plain sexier! It’s so hard to find a cute flat if you are below “supermodel height”. Unless, of course you are in full on Lulu Lemon headed to a workout class in your neon tenni’s, but even that is hard to pull off past the grocery store, post workout..

6. Take care of your skin in the winter months.  Winter months are especially hard on your hair and skin. This time of year takes a huge toll on your skin, hair, and nails. Why you ask? Because, there is so little moisture in the air naturally,  and due to having the “heat on” in your home and in your car. Hot showers can even cause dry skin in winter months if you do not moisturize quick enough post shower, and properly. Read the ingredient list on your moisturizers. This is particularly important in winter months. Stay away from cheap moisturizers with alcohol in the ingredient list, or petroleum, or mineral oil. My favorite winter moisturizer in the winter is raw coconut oil. Plain and simple. It’s good for you, and your whole family inside and out. It’s free of excess garbage found in most main stream “moisturizers”, and you can use it head to toe. Not only do I cook with it, I use it as a hair masque, face/body moisturizer, cuticle oil, and spread it on toast all in the same day. My young son and I have sensitive skin, and this is the only thing that doesn’t sting, and delivers results. LOVE!

6.  As far as your face,  clean & soft makeup with a bright bold lip are a DO. Don’t get caught up in the whole high-light/contour fad. It’s great for professional Makeup Artists, and nights out when you may get photographed, but it doesn’t always translate on the everyday. Especially if you are attempting the look and you are not a professionals makeup artist. Less really is more…

7. Nails, I love looking at all the fun nail art designs posted on social media, and I look forward to more in 2014. Almost everything goes,however, acrylic and (orange glow tan) is still a no… Not sorry.

8. I hope pastel hair stays cool for the young-in’s because I am obsessed, and not ready to let it go!  I personally can’t pull it off because, I’m not that cool, I’m a mom and turning 30 this year. Let’s keep that gorgeous trend for the 25 and below crowd. I love seeing the photos!

9.  Boots. I love them, and they are cool year ’round. For a more summer boot, go for a perforated style that’s sued and/ or, peep-toe, or both. Boot are sexy and cool year round. Check in to Pinterest, or your favorite fashion blog for style tips.

10. Layers.  Start with a well fitting tank, and choose which shoes/ boots you wish to sport for the day, and work your way from there. This is good until it’s too warm to layer. Personally, I’m a little over cardigans. As much as I love them, they don’t flatter anyone’s shape unless you belt them correctly and that can be more hassle then you set out for when looking for your outfit of the day. Blazers are a classic option, always look amazing and come off less sloppy than a cardigan, plus they flatter a womans shape more so than a cardigan. Don’t forget another layering option: Leather and fur/faux vests. A never fail in cold weather, and always a good layer option as well.


DVF11. Last but not least, words of fashion wisdom for 2014… Legging are something a lot of suburbanites and beyond swear by ( I am even, one myself) for day to day errands. However, try to limit the “legging look” to workouts and groceries.If you care to make a fashion impression, in the outside world, and if not disregard this piece of advice. Fashionista’s have condemned the look for an “all day” look since they (the leggings) resurrected themselves. As a fashion icon would say, “Feel like a woman, wear a dress”.  DVF

Basically, get up, and dress up! We are woman. It’s enough we have the world on our shoulders. Bur we also are lucky enough to have a cast of brilliant designers who have created lines just for us Women! Not just clothing designers, but makeup artists, hair stylists, and of course shoe designers who have broken grounds for the everyday girl to her her own, Liz Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, or her modern day Kate Moss.

This quote is what gets me motivated on those days where all I want to wear is my yoga attire and no-makeup. Ugh!!! Be sexy, and go get it,  every single day! Weather its under what you are wearing and you are the only one who knows,  or right there for everyone too see as a red lip, just give a little glam… For your sake, the woman you are, if not for anyone else.

Quotes by this iconic designer are extremely real and inspirational, for any woman.  I highly recommend looking up all her of words of wisdom. Dian Von Furstenberg is truly a woman’s woman.  Dian Von Furstenberg, is a true icon.

Happy New Year!


Holiday Glitz


When this time of year rolls back around, it seems like everyone starts to sparkle a little more. Shoes, dresses, accessories, and even makeup is covered in glitz and glam.  Maybe it’s the fact that our evenings are now longer than our daylight, and we are just craving a little sparkle to light up our day to day. Or maybe it’s the many parties that we all are attending that get us into a glittering spirit. Either way, it’s fun, festive and definitely puts a smile on my face, regardless the dreary weather. In fact, December may be the only month when it’s absolutely acceptable, and even encouraged to wear sequins in the AM.

As you are getting ready, remember to keep your style balanced, and avoid dressing like a disco ball. For instance,  I found these amazing sequins jeans from ASOS, that I plan on wearing with a simple top, and pointy-toe heels, (as often as I can get away with, because they are fabulous!) this season.  I also love what Essie recently came out with for glittering polishes. They aren’t your typical “glitter” polish. Theses lacquers add a metallic “color” to your nail as well. Leaving your nails looking absolutely luxurious. The colors I chose from the Essie line are, “Hors D’oeuvres”,(shown below)  and “Belugaria” a gorgeous glittery black.  Pair the jeans, and nails together, and I am perfectly glitzed out for a day in the month of December.









There are other ways the keep the glitter in your life, and not just around the holidays. Tis, the season to stock up on the bling’d out accessories and beauty tools to use throughout the year!  I have seen it all lately, from good old Vaseline, to an eyelash curler. Everything is getting bedazzled to make your daily routine a little brighter.  Here are two of my favorite bling-bling beauty tools; an encrusted  lash curler by Tart, and blinged out Tweezerman tweezers.










Happy Holidays everyone! Hopefully this post makes your December a little lighter, and brighter!

Beautiful time for award season!

It’s finally here! Award season is upon us, and to me that means all new beauty and fashion trends.

Sure, Fashion Week gives us a heads up on what hair styles, makeup trends and fashion is to come in the next season. In reality it’s the celebrities who take the runways visions and spin them off into what’s really wearable.

There is so much to look out for when the celebs hit the red carpet. Glowing skin, and the foundation on top, dewy or matte finish? Lip shades, which of course go with the type of eye, smokey eye, or something more subdude? Hair color, hair texture, hair length and style. Don’t forget the manicure either!

The Golden Globes are this Sunday, and I will definitely be watching. So, don’t worry if you miss it, I’ll be taking notes and sharing with you in up coming posts!



Get in the Romantic mood



February is the most romantic month of the year, and the magazines, fashion industry, beauty industry, and the rest of the world knows it.

Check out February magazine issues for the sweetest and sultry looks to try through-out the year!  Glam it up for a special date, or keep it soft for a sweet night in with your sweetie.  Rip out the beauty tips and keep them for a special date that may come your way in a few months.

Let the romantic fabrics of what you are wearing to inspire your hair and makeup.  For instance, Tulle and lace, and silky fabric is very now, so keep your hair soft by adding loose curls or a soft french twist with your makeup dewy and light.


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