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Easy Cat Halloween Makeup Tutorial. How to Apply Liquid Foundation. Written by Sam Sam is a 17-year-old, oddly tall guy whose love of all things skincare, makeup, and fashion started when he entered the modeling world at 14. Since then, he’s established himself as a freelance makeup artist in the theatre and fashion worlds, and started his own blog to preach the wonders of orange eyeshadow, Asian skincare, and designer fragrances to the masses. You can also follow Sam on Twitter. Liquid foundation is one of the ficklest products to apply. Ever. Not only is its basic application a chore, but even after you feel like you have a routine down, the smallest hiccup — anything from product buildup on your brush to a stray brush stroke — can throw off your entire look for the rest of the day.

But after years (literally, it has been that long) of trying different methods, brushes, and foundations, I think I finally have it down to a handful of simple steps that can make all the difference in the world. 1. Grab your favorite liquid foundation. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Nasty Gal Blog. Inspired by all of the bold hues and crazy prints we can’t get enough of lately, we wanted to add a splash of color into our latest how-to.

Nasty Gal Blog

This week, we’re going to show you three takes on the perfect post-make-out pout. You know the moment when your lipstick starts to fade from the outer edges of your lips, leaving a flush of color in the center? Nasty Gal Blog. We’re always secretly jealous of cute braiding styles we see on blogs and out in the street, but always end up opting for the five-second bun or ponytail instead.

Nasty Gal Blog

That is, until our hairstylist showed us how easy it is to re-create this awesome braid that will crown you babe for the day. Here’s how to master your favorite new braid in five simple steps. 1. Nasty Gal Blog. Let’s be real.

Nasty Gal Blog

No one actually wakes up with the big, “morning after” waves everyone lusts for. That’s why we bribed our amazing hairstylist Johnny to share his (surprisingly easy) steps to get the ‘do of our dreams. The best part? No one has to know you didn’t just roll out of bed and go. 1. Viltu læra að kríta á þér hárið? – Leiðbeiningar og myndir. Hey Sugar Lips. Winter have your lips crackin’ like the Sahara?

Hey Sugar Lips

And lipstick just highlights those cracks! Ew! All you’ll need is: 1 tsp of coconut oil, 1 tsp of raw honey, 1.5 – 2 TB of raw/granulated sugar mixed, and a dash of lemon juice. Don’t worry if you happen to taste it – it’s absolutely DELISH! Mix these ingredients together to make a sugary paste. How to: Fix your broken powder makeup. I could not count the amount of money I have wasted by throwing away makeup that I thought was trash, when I could have fixed it.

How to: Fix your broken powder makeup

There is no need to throw your money away on perfectly good makeup! If you happen to break you powder makeup, you can easily fix it with alcohol (rubbing alcohol) and patience! This works for any kind of powder based makeup, such as bronzers, blot powders, eyeshadows, whatever! As you can see I broke my favorite bronzer - MAC "Refined Golden", and instead of buying a new one, which is out in the "Style Warriors" collection, I decided to fix mine and save my money. Sunshine Sugar Scrub. This home-made scrub is the ideal solution for the woman that has everything.

Sunshine Sugar Scrub

Pamper your favorite teacher with a jar for Teacher’s Appreciation Week (May 3), or indulge your Mom for Mother’s Day (May 8). (for a 12oz. jar) 2 cups brown sugar 1 cup sea salt ½ cup olive oil 1 T. honey 1 whole orange Splash vanilla In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar and salt Add the olive oil Squeeze in the whole orange, making sure to remove any seeds Pour in the honey and vanilla along with some fragments of orange pulp Combine thoroughly.

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs: Coconut Sugar Scrub. Bath Salts Recipe: DIY Wedding Shower Favors. Posted on January 18, 2012 by Christina DIY bath salts are probably the easiest and most economical DIY favors known to man, er woman – especially with this bath salts recipe.

Bath Salts Recipe: DIY Wedding Shower Favors

Talk about bang for your buck! Which of your female guests wouldn’t love a luxurious soak in a tub filled with gorgeous aromas and pure, skin-softening salts? I especially loved this DIY wedding project because it gave me an excuse to open my potions cupboard. You see, way back when I used to be a soap maker extraordinaire and I still have all of my luscious essential oils tucked away in a cupboard. I think this would be a fabulous shower gift. Bath Salts Recipe (Fills two 150 ml containers) 3/4 cup Epsom salts 1/2 cup coarse sea salt 1/4 cup baking soda 8 drops essential oil food coloring Mix all of your dry ingredients in a large bowl.

If there are lumps, crush them. Using a whisk, mix in the essential oil and food coloring. Scoop bath salts into airtight containers. Hugmyndir fyrir heimilið. Ten Ways to Dress Up a Ponytail. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood to spend a lot of time on my hair.

Ten Ways to Dress Up a Ponytail

But at the same time, I don't want to look like a homeless hairdresser when I go to work, so I try to make my ponytails as fancy as possible. Tough As Nails. Having been a habitual nail-biter since kindergarten, Maggie has decided to finally break this bad habit and grow some "big girl nails".

Tough As Nails

To help her poor, abused nails grow long and healthy, we decided to look into making a Gelatin Nail Strengthener (we found this one on Gelatin is a cheap, easy, and convenient way to build strong, beautiful nails! Makeup and Cosmetics. How To Create A Simple Brown Smoky Eye Makeup Tutorial. Since you guys wanted to see more step-by-step tutorials, I will be doing a series of makeup tutorials starting with one of my favorite looks, smoky eyes.

How To Create A Simple Brown Smoky Eye Makeup Tutorial

One thing I LOVE about the smoky look is how versatile it is. You can use pretty much any color and you can go from a soft smoky to a really dramatic one. My favorite colors to use on my brown eyes are purples, blues, greens, bronzes and charcoals. How-To: Instant Eye-Makeup - Do Yourself. How-To: Instant Eye-Makeup - Do Yourself. How-To: Instant Nail Arts - Do Yourself. How-To: Instant Hairstyles- Do Yourself. SUGAR SMACK. Photo: w magazine post designed by kristin ess We’re finally coming out of a long, dry winter and the evidence is all over our dry chapped lips!

This is not good for all the bright-colored lips that are so en vogue this Spring. But luckily, we can all head over to our kitchens or grocery stores and tackle it head on. Here are two solutions, depending on how bad the damage is. If only there were chocolate in them… Pretty Sweet (Lightweight Formula) One teaspoon Brown Sugar One teaspoon Honey One teaspoon Olive Oil or Petroleum Jelly.

RED CARPET BREAKDOWN. HALLOWEEN HAIR TUTORIAL #1. Photos by kristin ess, post designed by kristin ess A couple weeks ago, I asked you guys which Halloween hair tutorials you wanted. Let’s just say it was an overwhelming victory for 1920′s and 1930′s hair. Sephora: Beauty, Skin Care, Makeup, Hair, & Fragrance.

9 Charmingly Delightful Beauty Techniques from All Over the World … Beauty techniques are highly beneficial, but some of them are incredibly recycled. What I mean is, in my life, I always get the same pieces of advice. My friends and family members always share the same beauty techniques – and yes, they're extremely helpful, but sometimes I'd like to hear something new, wouldn't you? In that spirit, I've gathered some amazing beauty techniques from all over the world! If you've ever wanted to know how women from India keep their hair so lustrous or how Scandinavian women keep their complexions so flawless, I've got you covered! My godfather's ex-wife (convoluted, I know) is a native of Australia. Whats the best hot oil treatment. Breaking Down Beauty: Washing Your Brushes « Painted Ladies.

22 Beautiful Uses For Vaseline.