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How To Create A Two Tone Manicure!

 

Two tone tips

Step 1: Apply one coat of your base color to each nail and let dry completely.

Step 2: Use the Plie Wand Creativity Kit striping brush and a secondary color to draw a line across each nail.

Step 3: Fill in below each line with the secondary color. Apply your top coat (we love the Oxygen Performance Top Coat and the Freedom Polymer Top Coat ) and you are done!

12 pc Polish GWP for new subscribers

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After you join Julep, you’ll get a box of gorgeous and good-for-you beauty, nail, or skincare products delivered to your door every month. Julep offers the only full-size and fully-customizable beauty box out there, so you get what you want every month!

NOTE: Offer valid while supplies last. The 12-piece nail polish gift is valid with the purchase of a Beauty Box Monthly Subscription. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. All plans auto-renew on the 27th of the month. Cancel your membership anytime by calling customer service at 1-877-651-3292. Offer may not be combined with any other promotional offer or discount. Limit one gift per household. No exchanges or returns are possible on 12-piece nail polish gift set or individual items. Estimated full retail value is at least $168. Taxes vary by location.

 



Beauty(ful) Disasters and How To Fix Them

Your wobbling hand is holding a mascara brush, and you slip, smearing a black line across your perfectly-eye shadowed eyelid.

You make the sudden decision to cut your own hair, knowing it’s not a good idea but unable to resist the pull of the scissors. Snip snip snip, your hair falls to the floor and you suddenly realize how big of an error you have made.

In a question for the perfect eyebrows, you tweeze and pluck and shape – to the point where you have almost no eyebrows left.

No judgment here; the above are just three examples of the multitude of beauty mistakes thousands of women make every year. Sometimes, against our better knowledge, we do something we know we shouldn’t – or we have an accident that we can’t prevent. It’s human nature to be fallible, and we all have those moments we later live to regret.

It seems there is no point counseling against these things happening. After all, no one willingly elects to do something that spoils their appearance. The key to mastering this is in the cleanup; the techniques you can use to at least look more presentable to the world!

Beauty(ful) Disasters and How To Fix Them

What You Did: Overplucked Your Eyebrows Into Nothingness

How It Looks: Like your face has no frame, no definition, and your forehead goes on for miles.

How You Fix It:

In the short term, you can use something like use Etude drawing eyebrow pencils to at least create the illusion of brows. Long term… well, it’s a difficult one to fix. You may find that, once the eyebrow hairs have been plucked once too often, they simply won’t grow back. There are creams which can encourage growth or you could go natural with castor oil, but there’s no guarantee that they’ll work.

What You Did: Cut Your Own Hair

How It Looks: Kind of exactly as you’d expect – not good. Hairdressing is a profession for a reason; it’s not the kind of thing a layperson should be attempting.

How You Fix It:

Wear a hat?

Or, swallow your pride and go and visit a hairdresser. Confess what you did, promise not to do it again and turn your locks over to them to create something resembling a deliberate style. You might have to go shorter than you intended, but perhaps that will be a lesson to you in future: leave the scissors alone!

What You Did: Accidentally got mascara everywhere on your face other than your eyelashes..

How It Looks: Like you’ve been crying or, at the very least, auditioning for a role as a human panda.

How You Fix It:

If you have no other makeup on, then just remove as normal. But let’s be realistic, most of the time this will happen with at least minimal eyeshadow in place and perhaps foundation and eyeliner too. If you don’t want a total redo, then try soaking a cotton tip in makeup remover and dabbing away small sections at a time. Your eyeshadow might need a bit of touching up, but it’s better than having to start afresh from scratch.



Amazing Ideas That Will Help You Look After Your Skin

Looking after your skin is important because it helps to make you look and feel better. Your confidence will be boosted because you will feel much better about yourself. So, you need to come up with ideas that will help you take care of your skin as much as possible. If you want more youthful looking skin and that radiant glow you need to take note of these wonderful ideas.

Moisturize

The best and easiest way of making sure you have great skin is to moisturize on a regular basis. This gives you skin valuable nutrients and minerals. It will help you to revitalize and rejuvenate your skin, and leave you looking as great as possible. It’s important to think about how you can choose the best moisturizer, and what works best for your type of skin. Make sure you moisturize twice a day; once in the morning and once before bed.

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Get Treatment

Sometimes you will have to get treatment to help make your skin better. If you have psoriasis, you’re going to need to take a trip to the doctors to sort it out. Perhaps you have a birthmark you want removed, in which case you should check out this site. It’s important to get treatment as and when you need it. Some skin conditions can have a really strong effect on your self-esteem and make you unhappy. That’s why it’s important to get treatment and help make yourself more confident.

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Exfoliate

Before you moisturize, you need to make sure you clean your skin. This means opening up the pores and clearing away the dead skin. The best way to do this is to make sure you exfoliate when you wash. This helps get rid of all the gunk that is on and in your skin, and brings new layers to the surface. Each time you shower or bathe you need to make sure you use exfoliating products. Then you can follow this up with some moisturizer for maximum effect. Make sure you check out the different exfoliants out there and try to choose the best type for your skin.

Drink Plenty of Water

Another important technique is to keep your skin healthy and nourished. Obviously, moisturizing helps with this, but you need to make sure you drink plenty of water as well. You have to give your skin moisture and help keep it refreshed, and water is a great way of doing this. Plus you have the bonus of water being good for you. It flushes your system and rehydrates your body and skin. Make sure you drink plenty of water on a daily basis. Two to three liters per day is the advisable amount so make sure you’re drinking enough.

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Looking after your skin is hugely important for your self-confidence. You need to make sure you do what you can to look after your skin. Help in to nurture it and care for it will make you look great and feel great. This is the best way of enriching your life and making sure work toward a more confident you.

 



Best Fall Nail Polish

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  1. Essie Shearling Darling 
  2. Essie Sable Collar
  3. Essie Cashmere Matte Trio
  4. Essie Over The Top
  5. OPI Midnight In Moscow
  6. OPI Nein Nein Nein OK Fine
  7. OPI Skating On Thin Ice


Julep’s Night Lights Offer

 

NIGHTS OUT, LIGHTS OUT OCTOBER MYSTERY BOX OFFER

Night Lights Mystery Box

Get $100+ of beauty surprises in the October Mystery Box for just $24.99! This month’s box features two new polishes plus an assortment of mystery beauty treats. You’ll get Brandy (It Girl), a steel gray polish with blue microglitter (a holographic!) and Brenna (Boho Glam) a blue glow-the-dark iridescent microglitter top coat! 

Plus, you can score a free gift with purchase when add a Julep Plié Wand™ to your cart and use code MAGIC at checkout! That’s adds an extra $25 value on top of your awesome Mystery Box savings.

Get glowing and snag your Night Lights Mystery Box today, because when they’re gone, they’re gone!

Offer expires on 10/12/15 at 11:59 PM PT, or while supplies last. Every Night Lights Mystery Box will include Brenna (Boho Glam) and Brandy (It Girl). Other products vary. Purchase of multiple Night Lights Mystery Boxes may result in polish or product overlap. Offer may not be combined with any other promotional offer or discount (e.g Maven 20% discount). No exchanges or returns are possible on Mystery Box, individual items, or add-ons. Estimated full retail value is at least $100. Taxes vary by location.


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My New Summer Beauty Treatment!

It’s finally time to shed all those winter layers and get that skin to shine! Whish Sugar Scrub has been a life saver this season. I love that they use organic ingredients that don’t irritate my sensitive skin while also leaving it smelling amazing and feeling super soft. It doesn’t leave a greasy residue but it still is incredibly moisturizing. I have to exfoliate frequently due to my dry skin and this scrub makes it so easy and refreshing! Try this once a week to fluff away dead skin and you will soon feel baby soft skin that is so rejuvenated!  Head over to Ulta and grab this stuff!! What products do you use to prep for the summer?
Blue Agave Sugar Scrub



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Spring Cleaning- My Make Up Bag

I’m all about spring cleaning every year but the one place I always neglect? My make up bag! I am ashamed to admit that I use most makeup until it’s all gone, makes sense right? Well, so many gross things live on our makeup and makeup brushes every day and the last thing I want to do is put that near my eye! So this week I did a deep clean off that good ol makeup bag and replenished my favorites!
Expiration dates for every beauty product
2 to 3 months
Mascara
Face peels and masks
Acne pads
Nail files
Loofahs

6 months to 1 year
Liquid eyeliner
Liquid foundation
Concealer
Acne creams and washes
Eye cream
Face wash
Serum
1 to 1.5 years
Lip gloss
Cream eyeshadow
Face cream
Sunscreen
Bar soap
Shower gel
Eyebrow gel

2 years
Lip pencils
Eyebrow pencil
Lipstick
Nail polish
Eyeshadow powder
Blush
Powder foundation
Body lotion
Scrubs
Here are some of my favorite beauty products