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Newspaper nails. Okay, so we’re only three weeks in to this whole thing and I’m already showing you a tame look after I totally promised some of you that I’d do a newsprint nail tutorial this week.

newspaper nails

Newsprint we can do next week, but for right now I wanted/needed a manicure by a professional. As I told you in the first “Get Yo’ Nails Did”, it’s important to include real manicures in your nail routine if you’re not comfortable cutting your cuticles and getting into the real work at home. I am not. I’m willing to shell out $20 bucks to have the dirty work done right, but I’m not going to splurge on nail art at the salon most of the time. As you can see from the photo above, I prefer to do a basic manicure but make it a little different by switching up the colors on my index and middle fingers.

That’s another thing: Remember that, while you should always be extremely polite to your manicurist, you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for exactly what you want and to tell him/her if it’s not done correctly.

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DIY wrap bracelet. You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists.

DIY wrap bracelet

The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! With that being said, we’ll show you how to master a version of the ever so popular wrap bracelet. It’s so simple and addicting, you’ll soon be churning out these wristlets with your eyes closed. Clearly this arm party train isn’t stopping and it’s about time you get on board! You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) :* Lengths will vary depending on the size of your wrist (see comments for suggestions). Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist. When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot.

Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!! Fix broken powder cosmetics. By Sheila Arkee So, you have a favorite eyeshadow, pressed powder, or blush you absolutely cannot live without.

fix broken powder cosmetics

Life happens, and sometimes before you even realize it, you find yourself the owner of your favorite product, smashed into 5 million little pieces. When your powder cosmetics are broken into 5 million pieces, you can always put them in a small container and use as a loose shadow, but you DO have the option of fixing the products so it’s almost as good as new. It’s easy! I mean it! The only extra product you’ll need is Rubbing Alcohol that you can get from any old drugstore. Here is a lovely L’Oreal H.I.P. #319 eyeshadow that was sadly broken upon arrival. Step 1: Dump the shadow into a small bowl. Step 2: Use the back of a brush to crush the shadow into a fine powder. Step 3: I used the cap to my rubbing alcohol as a measurement and poured it into the container with the shadow. Breathe as one. Do As One invites you to experience connection by breathing together synchronously with everyone currently logged into the UBR.

breathe as one

The map on this page shows you where everyone you are breathing with is located around the world in real time. At a pace of five breaths per minute, instill the power of conscious, deep breathing as you oxygenate your body, heighten awareness and increase your overall wellness. This room is where we envision having one billion people breathe together by November 11, 2012.

Nails. Virtual makeover. Reusing household items. 1.

reusing household items

Old Buttons Repurpose spare buttons by using them to keep pairs of earrings together: Most buttons have at least two holes in them, so simply place an earring in each opening to neatly store when not wearing. Photo: Jupiter Images 2. Eyebrow Brush Stuck without a lint-remover? Use this handy makeup tool to remove unwanted fuzz from your shirt. How to: pore strips. You know those Biore pore strips you buy at the drugstore for about $12 a pop?

how to: pore strips

Yeah, those. Today I’m going to teach you how to make your own homemade pore strips. Why? Because: I’m obsessed with beauty productsI’m obsessed with cheapHomemade {mostly} = cheap. Ready? Pore Strips Ingredients: Dudes, 2 ingredients and your pores will look like magic. Measure 1 Tablespoon of unflavored gelatin into a disposable container {if you put say, green jell-o on your face, there might be trouble}Add 1-2 Tablespoons of milk into the gelatinUntil it looks like thisMix it up, and be quick about it, until you get a chunky consistency.

Microwave the gelatin for about 10-15 seconds. This is pre-pore strip. I chose to put the stuff all over my face because I have thirty-year-old acne. Smokin’. How to tie a Scarf.