Nail art kit essentials
Jul26

Nail art kit essentials

Only a few things can be more frustrating than wanting to go creative with your nails, but not having the tools to be so. Especially when the tools needed are very simple things. While there are no upper limits to the number of things you could use to do nail art, here are a few basic ones that should comprise your nail art kit, which will help you experiment reasonably well. They are not in any order, because nail art is about mixing and matching products and processes to get the results you have in mind.   Stickers You will find a variety of nail art stickers in the market. Stock up on as many as you can so you can work on your nails unhindered. Do make sure they come with strong adhesives though. You wouldn’t want your carefully done nail art to come apart easily.   Stones, studs, glitter Make sure your nail art kit has enough rhinestones, tiny dome pearls, beads, sprinkles and glitter to add glamour and bling to your nail art. Go creative on choosing items for this particular collection.   Striping tapes These act like reverse stencils when you use them to do particular kinds of nail art. They help keep design borders crisp and clean. Get yourself a set, and go creative about how you can use them.   Dotting tools Complex nail art can easily be messed up while trying to draw tiny dots of fixed sizes using any other tool than a dotting one. Add a set of these, of different sizes, to your nail art kit so you are in control of how clean those dots will look.   Stamping set The stamping set is made of scrapers, stamps, and templates. Just a little practice with small designs will soon make you a pro at making stamps for full nail designs. A quick but beautiful way to get great nail art.   Basecoat and topcoat Apply a basecoat before doing nail art on your nails in order to protect them. Keep a clear topcoat as well as a matte topcoat to hold the nail art in place looking the way you want it to.   Scissors and tweezers Remember you are working with very tiny items that are way smaller than even your nail. Using a tweezer will help you work with them better. Keeping a scissor handy is a good idea to cut away extra embellishments which are sticking out of the nails.   Toothpicks This simple tool is a must-have in your nail art kit. It helps you to do a lot of intricate work like picking...

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Love blush? Try these looks now!
Jul08

Love blush? Try these looks now!

While till now the blush has only been used as a small part of the makeup routine, the trend now is to use it as one of the main defining components in the final look. Experimenting with the blush has not only opened up new styles but completely new uses apart from the traditional way of using it. For example, you can use a blush as an eyeshadow and there is nothing to stop you. Blush can be used in contouring to highlight your cheekbones. Blush can be used as a lipstick by mixing it with vaseline or a lip gloss. And what do you know, the blush can be used as nail polish by mixing with a transparent polish! While the possibilities are endless, here are some popular looks that are taking over the world of blush makeup. The peach cheeks blush makeup When achieving this look don’t think of blush as just something you apply on the apples of your cheeks. Take a peach-hued blush and use it on your lips and eyes too. This is how you go about doing that. After applying your foundation and concealer, use a brush and apply the peach blush on the apples of your cheeks first. Next, use the brush to apply the blush as eye shadow by making a swipe across them and then blending it outwards. Finally, apply lip gloss on your lips and then brush on the blush for a complete look. The draping blush makeup Contouring using blush is known as draping and is all the rage these days. This new way of wearing a blush involves applying your brush the way you would a contour shade. Using a softer shade of blush to accentuate your cheeks and then fan out to slightly deeper browns. This is how you go about doing that. After applying foundation and concealer, brush on the blush using bouncing motions using the same tools you would for contouring. Preferably go for a liquid blush under your cheekbones the way you would to contour. Highlight the apples of your cheeks using a lighter shade of blush. Finally, if you want, add a touch of the same blush as eyeshadow to complete the look. The mellow yellow blush makeup Not for the faint hearted this blush effect is taking the makeup world by storm though. By the radical and generous use of yellow blush. Literally a wash of it. To be tried on the days you are feeling extra bright and peppy. This is how go about doing that. After applying foundation and concealer, brush on the yellow blush onto your face and...

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