NAIL THE LOOK: Tips to achieve salon nails

You either hate doing it, or you love it. Yep, it’s all about painting NAILS today and getting them claws on fleek.

Avoid easy chipping and weak nails for good! You don’t need to be a professional nail technician to achieve perfect salon nails – just add these few simple things into your nail routine and just like that, you’ll definitely see an improvement on your nail game!

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Shape your nails in a way that works for you. Make sure they’re functional for what you get up to during the day. If you work a lot with your hands, you don’t want to end up with broken nails!

Your nails need a good clean too! Before you start painting onto your nails, clean them beforehand. Soften the nails and give them a good scrub so that your varnish glides on with ease.

Push your nail varnish into your nail bed. Instead of painting in just one upwards motion, start in the middle of your nail and push the color towards your nail bed. Doing this will have you saying goodbye to streaks, and hello to even color.

Get yourself a really, really, really good top coat. Like, really good. It’s the last step in the routine, so it’s good to have a top coat that leaves your nails dry, in good condition and with little or no smudges.

When nails are dry, leave them in icy cold water. It dries and sets your nails even more and leaves absolutely no room for smudges or chips. Perfect nails always!

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She is a design student and a freelance writer from Australia.
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WRAP QUEEN: Creative Ways To Wrap Presents

We’ll let you take a moment to get over the fact that it’s already December and once you’re ready, we’ve got some inspiring tips and tricks for you to try out this Christmas.

It’s all about Gift Wrap today. To some, it’s a painful chore, but for others it’s a way to show off their amazing attention to detail. But in a few minutes, you’re going to be so inspired that you’ll want to do your gift wrapping right now.

All sewed up. Out of tape? No problem. Get unique and machine sew your wrapping paper together.

White on white on white. Go all out on a white Christmas this year with white wrapping paper, white ribbon and top it all off with a white swing tag. Such a simple and clean look.

The rustic look. This involves elements like fabric instead of paper, jute string instead of ribbons and a small stem of leaves for that organic vibe. This is sure to be an eye-catcher!

Night sky inspired. It’s simple. Black paper and a metallic marker. The rest is up to you! Draw something festive on the paper or, write something sentimental.

Read all about it! This is perfect for those who love reading, whether that be newspapers, glossy magazines or books. This idea will save you heaps of moolah and it’s a thoughtful way to wrap a gift this holiday season!

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TAKE THE PERFECT FLAT LAY PIC

So you just owned the Thanksgiving spread, now take the best snap of it to store in your good memories. Just in time for Thanksgiving, here are a few tips on how to take a reeeeaall good flat lay pic.

TIP #1 Considering the background is as important as the items that you’re photographing. Try to find a clean and/or consistent background.

IMG_7084TIP #2 Lighting is what makes or breaks any photo, really. Try to get natural lighting from a window. Direct light may be too harsh and artificial light might make your photos have a yellow tinge.

TIP #3 Just because they’re called flat lays, they don’t always have to be photographed as flat objects. Try taking photos at different angles and don’t be afraid to move the camera closer to the items.

IMG_7076TIP #4 Play around with re-arranging and re-ordering the items in your flat lay. They don’t have to be neatly put together! They can also run off the frame!

IMG_7078TIP #5 Try letting the items in your flat lay interact within the photo. It can be as simple as taking the lids off your cosmetics to show the product, or maybe getting someone to interact with some of the food that your snapping!

TIP #6 Never over-edit the photo! A little increase of the brightness might just do the trick.

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4 Basic Beauty Lessons To Learn

These days, we get a lot of really useful beauty tips from really talented people. In an instant, we can learn how to line our lips properly, how to get our eyebrows on fleek, how to contour and highlight like a pro, and even a little special effects makeup. Bottom line is – we can learn some pretty cool beauty lessons these days.

But what about those really simple makeup lessons that we could all benefit from? We’ve got you. Here are some makeup lessons that we want to pass on from a sister to another! Enjoy and happy makeup-ing!

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Wear a Nude Lip that suits you, not what what suits other people.
We know just how much you want to go out and splurge on all the high end nude lip colors that your favorite celebrities wear, but this is something to avoid! Lipsticks are something you need to shop around for! Make sure you do a lot of swatches because everyone’s complexion is different, and different lip colors match different people. Before you go out and buy that YSL Nude color, head in-store and swatch it on your skin before you spend all that money. You might hate the product on your skin, but you might just fall in love – you never know.

Blend, then blend some more.
It’s in the girl bible to always blend when it comes to applying makeup. It’s still a little cringe-worthy when makeup is visibly un-blended and you just wanna help a girl out! When applying makeup onto that beautiful face of yours, whether it’s eyeshadow or foundation, blend in circular motions. You can also try out blending sponges if you’re feeling a little more creative.

A little lippy goes a long way.
Whether it’s your fiercest dark lip, your brightest pink or a some gloss, a little lip love makes you look a little more ‘put together’, especially on your off-duty days when makeup is just not necessary.

Don’t do your makeup in bad light.
If there was one beauty lesson that everybody should learn from the very first day makeup touches their face, it’s that they should never, ever do a full face of makeup in bad light. Bad light is basically anything too dark or even too bright. To achieve good light, sit by the window and try to let the natural light hit your face while you do your makeup. This helps you to get a flawlessly made up face every time.

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ENERGY IS WHAT YOU NEED

We only want you to have good vibes all day, every day.

You can come back to this blog post every time you feel a little bit bummed out and in need of good energy kick! Here are a few things that you can keep yourself busy with to keep that energy flowin’!

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  • Listen to some upbeat songs
    Go all out and move to some beats. Get all hyped up with some bangers, whether you’re with your squad or by yourself!

 

  • Fuel up on some good food
    Replace a greasy burger with some fruit and veg every once in a while. You definitely don’t have to stick to boring foods – make it interesting with colorful fruit, tasty salads and yummy flavors!

 

  • Do a quick, but intense workout
    Nothing screams energized more than a fun and intense workout. Get pumped up by doing some jumping jacks or a quick sprint to get the heart pumping.

 

  • Get a quick massage
    Treat yourself to a massage! You’ll find yourself hella relaxed and energized to take on the day.

 

  • Do Yoga in the morning
    It’s the latest craze and we love anything that promotes good vibes. Wake up and feel motivated! Appreciate the life you live while stretching your beautiful bod in all the right places.

 

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5 Makeup Essentials for an Office Job

For those glam girls having to sit at a desk from 9 to 5 every day, it’s the little things that can make your day a little bit more golden.

Whether you’ve been grindin’ you’re whole life or you’re an intern newbie, there are just some things that you must keep with you at your desk.You never know when a beauty emergency will happen, so have these essentials on standby and you’ll never find yourself in a sticky beauty situation!

tues-beautyofficeOil blotting sheets
We just hate catching a glimpse of our reflection and being mortified at how much oil our face has built up! And why didn’t anyone tell us we were walking around like this? Blotting sheets are a quick and easy way you can avoid constantly oily skin.

Lipstick
You never know when you need to get a little extra glammed up in a little amount of time. Just to be the extra prepared one in the office, bring a bullet of one of your favorite lippy’s.

Lip Balm
You don’t have to put up with annoying cracked lips! Simply put on a scrub at home and a lip balm for work. Have one sat on your desk because you’ll be re-applying that good stuff all day!

Hand Cream
This is a definite life saver, especially in colder weather… or if you’re constantly shaking hands with important people. When your hands are feeling a little worse for wear, rub in some of your favorite hand cream and voila! You’ve got the softest and nicest smelling hands in the office.

Deodorant & Perfume
Speaking of smells, keep your deodorant and/or perfume in your handbag. When you’re experiencing a B.O. emergency, quickly pop to the bathroom and spritz on your favorite scent. Too easy!

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THAT BEAUTY HACK LIFE

A lot of us work around a busy schedule. We work hard until we’re the ultimate girl boss.

Naturally, we find ourselves without much spare time on our hands but at the same time, we all want to look fab. These days, hacks and beauty secrets can save your life! So whether you’re a busy werkin’ girl or chilled as shit, you’re gonna want to try these beauty hacks now!

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Out of Dry Shampoo? Put some Baby Powder in your hair to reduce the look of greasy hair.
Dry Shampoo alone is a magical thing to ever exist. Just spray some of that goodness into your “I’m too lazy to wash my hair” hair and people will never know about your oily hair! BUT if you’re out of Dry Shampoo, a bit of baby powder does the same job – just be sure to really work it in.

Add a few drops of Nail Polish remover to your Nail Polish’s that are drying out.
Make the most of your favorite Nail Polish. When it’s drying out, add 3-4 drops of Nail Polish remover, shake, and you’re good to go!

Add some Lemon Juice to your hair to lighten it up!
Picture yourself on a Summer’s day. Before your day gets hella busy sitting by the pool, apply some natural lemon juice to your hair and see it get gradually lighter over the Summer! Exposing it to the sun will give you an even better result!

For softer and healthier hair, shampoo the roots only and use conditioner on the bottom half of your hair.
Blake Lively swears by this one. Shampoo helps your hair to become less oily, and the conditioner helps your ends to stay hydrated and just plain LUSH.

After you’ve made a cup of Green Tea, use the used tea bag for under your eyes to get rid of dark circles.
Who doesn’t love a good cup of Green Tea? There’s even more reasons to love it because when you’re done with the Green Tea Bag, you can pop it under your eyes for a few minutes everyday and you’ll see those dark circles disappear!

After you wash your hair, tip your head upside-down and brush your hair forward for faster growth of hair.
This motion isn’t just plain magic unfortunately. By brushing your hair this particular way, you’re bringing forward the oils that help your hair to grow faster. You’ll have to be patient with this one – you won’t have Rapunzel’s hair overnight.

 

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