The following gallery contains nail designs done on acrylic nails or natural nails.
I used a combination of polish or Gelibility, embedded nail art, swarovski crystals, glitter, fimo polymer clay, dotting tools, etc...
Instead of posting pictures in individually , I decided to post them all in one post. Enjoy!
Melt candles on your electric stove
I have been using my electric stove's "Warming Zone" option to melt all my candles. I am sharing this because I think it is such a great idea for us candle lovers.
I started this by accident actually. I was visiting my sister's house one day and noticed she had a candle on top of her stove and I thought "oh, wow, that is a great idea".
I started melting candles the same way my sister does. Well it just so happens, the next time she visited me, she noticed a melted candle on top of the stove and commented on this being a great idea. Funny thing is, after I told her I got the idea from her, she started laughing and said, " I never actually warmed the candles on the stove, I had just simply placed the candle on top of the stove to get it off the counters and out of the little ones' reach", we both thought this was so funny, but a great idea at the same time, so now we both melt our candles this way.
Whenever I meant candles this way. not only does our house smell good, I think of my sister each time, it's a good thing all around.
I love melting candles on the stove, here are some benefits I found;
At first I was using the "Melt" option but then notice there was a "Warming Zone" option as well, not sure what the difference is, both seem to do the same actually, but I now use the "Warming Zone" option, and it's right in the center, so it looks nicer anyway.
Note: I did not remove the stickers from the bottom of the candle jars, I have burned many candles many times without any problems, but I supposed one could to be on the "safer" side.
I am only sharing my personal experience with this. As with any candle warming or burning, please use caution and never leave candles unattended. I have not been paid for any type of advertising, this is simply my opinion on this product.
In the past, for Halloween I've painted my boys' face into this theme, it looks pretty cool and it's pretty fun doing it. I don't like to use the Halloween or costume face makeup, it's too heavy, it smudges and is very greasy. Instead I used products I already have, the products shown below and always ends up perfectly.
Also, read below the Slideshow for a little history on Dia de los Muertos
Below is a gallery of some of the past makeup applications I've done
Día de los Muertos History
Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—is a holiday celebrated on November 1. Although marked throughout Latin America, Dia de los Muertos is most strongly associated with Mexico, where the tradition originated.
Dia de los Muertos honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations, a typically Latin American custom that combines indigenous Aztec ritual with Catholicism, brought to the region by Spanish conquistadores. (Dia de los Muertos is celebrated on All Saints Day and All Souls Day, minor holidays in the Catholic calendar.)
Assured that the dead would be insulted by mourning or sadness, Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life. Dia de los Muertos recognizes death as a natural part of the human experience, a continuum with birth, childhood, and growing up to become a contributing member of the community. On Dia de los Muertos, the dead are also a part of the community, awakened from their eternal sleep to share celebrations with their loved ones.
The most familiar symbol of Dia de los Muertos may be the calacas and calaveras(skeletons and skulls), which appear everywhere during the holiday: in candied sweets, as parade masks, as dolls. Calacas and calaveras are almost always portrayed as enjoying life, often in fancy clothes and entertaining situations.
Does an eyelash trim make your lashes appear fuller?
Yes it does!
I actually ran into this by accident, I trimmed my eyelashes and then noticed they appeared fuller and neater after the trimming.
"What made you trim your eye lashes?" most will ask, well here is why I did it.
I was running into problem with my eyelashes rubbing on my sun glasses each time I blinked, I kept having to adjust my sunglasses, but then the glasses felt too far from my eyes, so did not seem natural to keep having to move them away from my eyes.
My eyelashes are not that long to begin with, it was probably just the style of the sunglasses I was wearing, but I really liked those sunglasses... so started to think, "What if I trim my eyelashes just a little bit?" I got home that one day, removed my mascara, analyzed the situation and decided to move forward with trimming my lashes just a little bit. I know, you are probably wondering, "Why not just ditch the mascara?" after all, mascara does elongate lashes- well, here is the answer to that, when I take my sunglasses off, I do want the mascara to show, and besides I love mascara! It doesn't just add length, adds definition, brings out the eye-shadow and other eye makeup and lot's of other reasons.
After the trimming
It was just like when I get a haircut to remove the damaged ends and my hair appears healthier and fuller, the same happened with my lashes and the mascara looks even neater after a trim and in my opinion, my lashes look fuller.
I trim them regularly now, whenever I notice the ends need a trim.
I used the same make-up in both of the following before and after pictures to make it as accurate as possible, only difference is the trimming.
Eyelash trimming procedure
You will need:
Tips and Tricks
I do not recommend you do this if you do not have a steady hand or do not feel confident enough to trim only the very ends.
Please trim at your own risk or have someone help you with the trimming.
Marshmallow Fireside Scent to set the fall and winter mood
I have not been paid for any type of advertising, just sharing my opinion on this product.
I love life and all things pretty in it, I love spending time with my family which I love very much. I enjoy reading, researching and learning about new things, especially related to health, beauty, medicine and psychology. I LOVE, LOVE hair, makeup, nail art, trying new beauty products and recently became interested in the DIY project extravaganza.