Tips to Make Nail Polish Last Longer

Don’t apply cuticle oil before applying nail polish as this will make it harder for the nail polish to adhere to your cuticles.

Use a nail dehydrator prior to applying nail polish to get rid of excess oils on the cuticle. You can also use a cotton pad and white vinegar to remove excess oils instead.

Apply a base coat. This works as a primer for the nail polish to stick to.

Apply two layers of nail polish, waiting between each application, to make nail polish last longer.

Apply a top coat to seal the nail polish.

Wear gloves when doing house chores, especially involving water, as to prevent nail chipping.

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Clarisonic Sonic Foundation Brush Head

This is a product that can be attached to a Clarisonic face brush. The product is meant to spin at a fast rate and act like a brush to blend in foundation, primer, concealer, contour, and other liquid products. I found that when using this product, my foundation was quite streaky. So I ended up having to use a beauty blender to fix it, making it sort of pointless for the foundation. I then used a thick cream contour and concealer. This gave the most beautiful, blended out, highlight and contour in my life, and it also made it way more quicker for me to highlight and contour. So I am definitely glad that I bought this at least for the highlight and contour because I cannot understate how nice and natural the contour blended out. I am a bit unhappy that it did not turn out as well for the foundation. I think that the reason for this was that the foundation was a more liquid product and the contour and concealer are more creamy products. So I believe this product would work better for more creamy products.

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How to Wear Matte Lipsticks

  1. Make sure your lips are exfoliated. You can use a lip scrub or a clean toothbrush with some vaseline to do this. Uneven texture is more apparent with matte lipsticks.
  2. Moisturize beforehand. This will prevent the matte lipstick from looking dry and cracked on your lips. This can be done with a lip balm or oil.
  3. Apply a lip primer to prevent the product from bleeding. This will also make the product last longer.
  4. Use a lip liner to make lips more defined. Applying concealer around the edges of the lips can also make your lips look more clean and defined.

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation Review

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The company describes this foundation as having a satin finish, but I have seen a lot of other reviewers that claim it is more on the matte side. I, however, personally see that my skin has more of a glow when using this product. It is recommended for people with dry to normal skin.  The company also states that this foundation has certain properties to help moisturize, even out skin tone, and brighten the skin.

I would definitely not recommend this for people who want full coverage foundation, and maybe it is not best for people who truly want sheer foundation either as it does give a fair amount of coverage but just not full coverage. The range is 20 shades, and the price is $47.00 for 1 ounce of product. One major drawback is that the product does not come with a pump. It is a very liquidy foundation, so it is easy to blend. So overall this is not the best foundation I have tried, but it is a fairly good foundation.

How to Fix Dry and Brittle Hair

If you suffer from dry and brittle hair, it is best to avoid hair products with alcohol, silicone, and sulfate as this can make your hair even drier and damage it further. Look instead for hair products with hydrating ingredients such as coconut oil, , shea butter, and argan oil.

Avoid overwashing your hair because this will strip your hair of its natural oils. When you do wash your hair, concentrate the shampoo in your scalp area and make sure to use conditioner near the ends of your hair since this tends to be the area that needs conditioner the most.

When using hair styling tools, it is best to use a heat protecting spray that will protect your hair from damage. You can also try using hair styling tools on medium to low heat. Trim your hair every few months to get rid of split ends that only get worse with time. Finally, using a good hair mask regularly will add moisture and help repair your hair.

Lorac Gold Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette Review

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This is one of my top go-to eyeshadow palettes. I think that it is suitable for all ages because of the colors. It is really easy to make an eyeshadow look with this palette unlike many other palettes, and the eyeshadow shades really compliment each other and are perfect for developing dimension. There are ten eyeshadows, four of them are matte and six are shimmer. I usually use a damp eyeshadow brush to apply the shimmer shades and it looks really nice. I don’t think I would recommend the eyeshadow primer that comes with it though. Overall, if I could only live with a few eyeshadow palettes; this would be one of them.

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A look I did with the Lorac Gold Unzipped Palette

Benefits of a Toner

A toner can help remove excess dirt, oil, and dead skin cells that are not always removed when you wash your face, which is why it is best to use a toner after facewashing. Toners are more helpful for people with oily skin and clogged pores; they may be not as useful for people with dry skin, unless you buy a toner with more hydrating properties. Toners can shrink pores by absorbing excess oils. After washing your face, a toner can also restore your skins natural pH balance. This can help prevent acne because it makes your skin less vulnerable to bacteria. Since toners can also help tighten pores, it also makes it harder for environmental pollutants to penetrate your skin. It is best to avoid an alcohol-based toner as this is harsh on the skin.