Autmn ombré nails!

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One thing I love to do around the holidays is fun nail art that suits the occasion. With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I figured I’d give you guys a fun nail tutorial that will make passing the peas look a little more glamorous.

Things you’ll need:
1.) paper plate
2.) cosmetic wedge applicator ( foundation sponge)
3.) tweezers ( I use a silver clip in my photo)
4.) Any tan or light mustard colored nail polish
5.) orange nail polish ( nothing too neon)
6.) Gold glitter nail polish.

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Apply your base coat and two coats of your tan nail polish. (I only used one coat because the color was very opaque). Then let it completely dry before going on the the next step.

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Take your orange nail polish and make a little puddle in the center of the paper plate ( be generous so the paint doesn’t dry too fast).

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Cut a piece of the cosmetic wedge and using your tweezers to grasp the sponge, dip it lightly into the puddle of orange polish.
Then starting at the tip of your nail dab up to the middle of your nail. You want to keep most if the color at the tip and let the rest fade out to the middle.
Do this to all of you nails and then repeat for a second coat so it doesn’t look to sheer.

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Once your done with your ombré, apply one coat of gold glitter nail polish. Make sure there isn’t too much polish on your brush. You don’t want the glitter to cover the ombré. We just want enough for a little sparkle.

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Finish with your favorite top coat and let your nails shine brighter than grandmas fancy china. Enjoy!

-Keisha taught you

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Top Ten: Things We Love about the Fourth!!

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Top Ten: Things We Love about the Fourth!!

1. Red Lips!

2. BBQ!

Photo: Dana Tarr

3. Fireworks

4. Jeffrey Campbell’s American Flag Lita Boots!

5. Patriotic Nail Art

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Soft, Supple, and Sanitary Makeup Brushes

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Soft, Supple, and Sanitary Makeup Brushes

on my nails: Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in the color Checker Out


Like any investment, we want to take care of that investment. Our makeup brushes are an investment and should be treated with care. Cleaning our makeup brushes is often overlooked. However, it is one of the most essential things you can do. Not only does cleaning your makeup brushes keep them in the best functioning condition possible, it also reduces the amount of old makeup, bacteria, dead skin, dirt, and oil you put back on your face. To keep your brushes soft, supple, and sanitary, brushes should be washed weekly.

What you need to clean your makeup brushes:

  1.  Brush Shampoo – It is important to use shampoo specifically designed for cleaning makeup brushes. Do not use hair shampoo, hand soap, etc. These items will strip the brushes natural oils and can make the brush glue less effective.
  2.  Water
  3.  Clean paper towel or face cloth.

How to clean your makeup brushes:

  1.  WET brush; allow water to flow through the bristles.
  2.  ADD BRUSH SHAMPOO – the amount of shampoo added will depend on the size of the brush.
  3.  RINSE out your brush
  4.  REPEAT shampoo and rinse, if needed, as many times as needed until makeup residue is removed.
  5.  FLUFF to correct the shape of the brush. Brushes are easier to work with if they dry correctly.
  6.  DRY – Lay fluffed, clean brush on a clean paper towel and allow the brush to completely dry.

Important: Remember to keep bristles down, and the handle up throughout the process. Allowing water to get into the glue may loosen the glue, resulting in the fallout of bristles.

Keeping you brushes clean will provide years of hygienic and flawless makeup application!
-Aimeé