Thursday, July 14, 2011

Katy Perry Inspired Nails

Last month I celebrated my 22nd birthday. It was awesome. I took the liberty of pampering myself all day to celebrate my beautiful life. The highlight of my day was getting my nails done. I opted for gel, and I worked closely with my manicurist, Paul, to create a dazzling Katy Perry inspired look!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Giving New Life to Old Fake Nails

I recently indulged and treated myself to gel nails. If you aren't familiar with these, basically they are synthetic nails that can substitute for natural nails that are either too short, unevenly textured, or nails that have short nail beds. There are several types of faux nails to choose from, and this was my first experience with gel nails. I have been extremely satisfied with my choice to try gel nails. They are very shiny and because the gel polish is cured by a UV light, it doesn't chip or lose its shine. It has been eleven days since I had my nails done, and they are starting to look pretty shabby. It is usually recommended that you fill your nails every two to three weeks. Now you may be wondering why mine haven't lasted longer. I have been blessed with extremely fast growing nails. Even when I paint my own natural nails they grow out super quickly. I kind of forgot about the fact that my nails grow at the speed of light when i chose to get faux nails, but nonetheless I do not regret my choice. Instead of heading into the nail salon after practically a week only to spend money on having them filled, I decided to take matters into my own hands (oh god i love cheesy puns) and give my nails an at-home-makeover. To find out how I prolonged the life of my faux nails keep reading!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jennifer Hudson Looks Pretty in Pink

Did you see Jennifer Hudson on Oprah this past week? She looked dazzling. Not only has she lost 80 lbs on the WeightWatchers program, but her makeup was divine. To celebrate her big weight loss, I thought i'd do a tutorial on her bold look from her Oprah appearance.

To see my interpretation of JHud's look click here.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Screw You Acne!

I recently suffered from some serious acne. At the end of summer my skin went CRAZY. I figured it would clear itself up, but it just kept getting worse and worse. My solution at the time was to cover it up with makeup. Frankly, I got pretty fabulous at covering up blemishes and acne scars. I don't know what I would do without MAC Studio Finish Concealer. It's great for undereye circles but even better for covering up acne.

If you want to know how I finally cleared my skin instead of just covering it up keep reading.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Soft and Nude Tutorial

The lovely Lauren volunteered to be my model for this beautiful look. Lauren has amazing porcelain skin with beautiful pink undertones. She also rarely breaks out so her skin has a beautiful smooth and even texture.

I decided to try out an sultry evening look with nude and shimmery colors made popular by such socialites as the Kardashians.

If you like this look, click below to learn how I created it.