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 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.

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme

This is a clear lip gloss that is meant to plump up your lips. The price for this is $28.00. The main ingredient appears to be derived from chili peppers, and it also contains avocado oil and vitamin E for a hydrating effect. It did make my lips look bigger, but  also bright red. It also made the area surrounding my lips look inflamed and bright red too. I do think it is hydrating, but overall I think it is a mediocre product for 28 dollars and just 0.14 ounces.  I would not wear this out in public because it makes my lips look like they are inflamed, and I don’t see this as being very attractive looking. So I just use it up when I am not going out because at least the product does stimulate blood flow, which I have read helps to product more collagen. There are many products on the market like this, as well as do-it-yourself recipes, so I personally would not repurchase this. The ratings for this product overall, on Macy’s, Sephora, and Ulta also seemed to be pretty mediocre. I still think Too Faced is a fairly good brand overall.

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The Thing that I Have Learned about Makeup

What I have learned about makeup is that quality is more important than quantity. I have bought a lot of mediocre products that I am just using up to try and get rid of, when I could have used that money to buy a few quality products instead. As someone who likes makeup, I used to often buy makeup on impulse, but now I am really picky about what I buy, and I always make sure to read reviews. I don’t want to waste my money by falling for the hype or buying impulsively.