How to fix Yellow Nails

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Here’s a common problem that manicure and nail-art enthusiasts face all the time: yellowing nails.

Constantly applying nail polish is the common cause of yellowing nails, especially dark color polish. If a shade left your tips tainted and discolored, here’s a super quick and easy fix for you.

Combine three to four table spoons of hydrogen peroxide and one-half cup of water and mix them well. Soak your nails in the solution for two minutes. Using a soft toothbrush, gently scrub your nails and then rinse them with water. Repeat two to three times a week as needed.

Don’t have hydrogen peroxide on hand? Use a whitening toothpaste that’s formulated with the ingredient instead. Apply a small coat to your nails and leave it on for 10 minutes. After some mild scrubbing, wash the toothpaste off and follow up with a soothing cuticle oil.

Will you give this a try or if you had done this before? Let us know in the comment below!

Light and Refreshing Piña Coladas Recipe

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July 10th is National Piña Coladas Day!

Piña Coladas translates as “strained pineapple.” The rum-based coconut and pineapple cocktail has become a staple for vacationers and partiers alike.

The drink can be served blended or shaken with ice.

While the origin of the beverage is up for debate, a few claims come from 1952 in San Juan. However,  nationaldaycalendar said the earliest reference to the combination of pineapple and rum was written in 1922.

Check out recipe below for an easy tropical retreat!

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Light and Refreshing Piña Coladas Recipe

serves 4

1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
11.2 ounces coconut water (small container)
1/3 cup coconut milk
1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cubed
2 cups ice
3/4 cup rum

In saucepan over medium heat, combine flaked coconut, water and milk. Simmer until it just bubbles (do not boil), about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Transfer to covered container and refrigerate (may be cooled overnight).

Quarter pineapple lengthwise, reserving 1/4 for garnish (slice garnish into wedges). Remove skin and core from remaining 3/4 pineapple, chop into cubes. Arrange on baking sheet and freeze until firm, at least one hour (may be froze overnight).

Strain coconut mixture, pressing/squeezing to save as much liquid as possible. Discard solids.

Combine frozen pineapple, ice, and rum in blender, process until smooth. Add coconut mixture and continue to blend. Pour into glasses and garnish with pineapple wedge.

Source: spabettie.com

How To Clean and Reuse False Eyelashes

Its is said that you can reuse false eyelashes 5-10 times, but how do you reuse them with all that yucky glue and makeup buildup? Here let us introduce a simple method of cleaning false eyelashes. It can get 10-15 uses out of the lashes before the little hairs start to get all wonky.

Let’s get started!

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Supplies:
– Small bowl or cup. The smaller the better!
– Oil based eye makeup remover (or olive oil)
Tweezers
– Tissue(if needed)

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Once you remove your false eyelashes drop them in your bowl of choice.

Pour just enough makeup remover over the eyelashes so they’re completely covered. Let them sit for about an hour or so. You can leave them soak overnight, no more than 12 hours.

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After they’ve been soaking for a while, use your tweezers and gently swish them around in the oil. This will help loosen up any left over makeup such as glitter, eyeliner or mascara.

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Bundle up a bit of tissue and, with your tweezers, place the eyelashes on top to help soak up some of the oil. Using the tweezers, gently pick off the remaining glue.

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Place the eyelashes onto a new bundle of tissue to absorb any of the remaining oil.

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Place one or two sheets of tissue on top of the lashes. Let this sit for an hour or so. Feel free to pick off any remaining glue before the next step.

Now the eyelashes are ready to be reuse. Store them in the original container or a dry place.

What do you think of this method? Let us know in the comment below!

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Source: thisisbisque.blogspot.com

Perfect Eyebrows in 3 Steps

While eyebrows seem like harmless little patches of hair, in reality they are so much more. Eyebrows alone have the power to transform a face. Their shape accentuates our eyes and compliments the contours of our cheeks.

The photo below shows us the impact of eyebrow shapes:

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Photo credit beautypointofview.com

How to get a perfect eyebrow shape? We’ve got three easy steps for you.

Step 1. Determine the right shape for you
A perfect brow has a certain length – it begins above the inner corner of your eye and ends above the outer corner. Draw imaginary lines and mark the dots using an eye pencil.
Determine the right brow shape for you based on the shape of your face. This is a defining step.

  • Round face
    Angled eyebrows with high arch and a short end is your best bet. But don’t make the arch overly sharp – this will only emphasize the roundness of your face. Steer clear of curved eyebrows.
  • Triangle-shaped face
    To compliment your face, go for slightly high eyebrows with a soft curve, medium length. Straight thick eyebrows is not the best choice
  • Square face
    Choose curved shape, medium length, thicker brows.

Step 2: Fill it in.

Bushy eyebrows are in, so don’t pluck your brows too often. Thick natural eyebrows will make your face look younger and your eyes visually bigger. If you have fine, light hair, fill them in using a gray or brown brow pencil.

Step 3: Choose the right shade.

If you like to experiment with hair color, don’t forget to change your brow color accordingly to complete the look. Emphasize your brows using specifically designed tools, like brow pencil, brow shadow, and styling gel.

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If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then the eyebrows are the curtains that frame these windows. Be sure to make them nice!

Bohemian Side Braid Hair Tutorial

Gorgeous weather and perfect companion, what else do you need for a beach or summer date?  A fabulously feminine Bohemian side braid!

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What exactly is Bohemian style?  As it was originally called, was always a fashion style linked with relaxed and original hairstyles, clothes and accessories. It was a ‘natural’ look even before natural, rural themes became a major trend in our eco-aware century!

For this casual boho side braid created by freckled fox, you will need:

Supplies & Tools:

  • a hair-tie
  • a teasing comb
  • some hairspray (optional)
  • some dry shampoo (optional)

Notes: If you already have texture in your hair then leave out the dry shampoo otherwise spry a bit on for some grip. If you want to tease your crown a bit for volume then use a teasing comb before you get started, and if you have silky or fine hairthen you’ll want to include some hairspray to help the style hold in place longer.

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Steps 1-3: begin by choosing a deep side part and sweeping the it around the back of your crown so the part doesn’t continue down the back of your head.

(1) Separate a triangle at the top of your part, divide it into three sections, and

(2) begin a french braid by alternating each of the side sections over the middle section and under the one on the opposite side.

(3) When pulling from the back of your hair just keep taking hair from above your ear and back a bit, not from the vary back of your head.

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Steps 4-6:

(4) Continue your french braid down as you remember to add in a little more hair from each side before you send that section over and under (it helps to say “Add, over, under. Add, over, under.” to yourself as you french braid if you’re a beginner:)) Tie off your braid with a hair-tie once you reach your ear so we can work on the other side.

(5) Twist the hair above your opposite ear upwards and back, tugging  a bit of hair out at your temple to keep it loose and flowery looking, and

(6) swoop it around the back to join it in your braid.

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Steps 7-9: Now that you have all of your hair in one hand, proceed to turn your french braid into a fishtail by splitting it all roughly in half and grabbing a small chunk of the hair from the back of your right section.

(7) Bring it around and over the right section, combine it with the left section, and now repeat that with the left side, back and forth alternating till your fishtail braid really starts coming together and you have the length you want.

(8) Finish it all off by tying up the braid with a hair-tie, and by tugging your hair out here and there to loosen everything up.

(9) Spray a bit with some hairspray if you want and you’re all good to go!

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Remember to not worry about it being perfect while you do your braiding because we’re going for a really textured and kinda messy finished look anyways! Also as a final side-note, a fun thing to do would be to tie a ribbon around your hair-tie once you’re done to add some old-school femininity to the whole look:) And you’re done!!

What do you think about this casual looking boho hair? Will you give it a try? Let us know in the comment below!

Source: freckled-fox.com

Easiest DIY Nail Polish Rack EVER

If you are looking for a sturdy, stylish and cheap DIY rack to store nail polish, you’ve come to the right place.

This method takes only 10 minutes and needs less skill than making wooden rack. All you need is as below:

  1. Mesh Drawer Organizer
  2. Wire Hangers (3 or more depending on your preference)
  3. Wire Cutter
  4. Spray Paint Color of your liking! (optional)

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Check out video below for step-by-step instruction:

You can mount the rack on wall or let it stand on dresser. This is also an eco-friendly project as there’s no plastic or acrylic involved.

What do you think of this easy DIY project? Will you give it a try? Let us know in the comment below!

Source: StuffStephMakes

DIY Peel Off Base Coat

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Glitter nail polishes are irresistible – so sparkly, shiny and gorgeous. But it’s so hard to remove from nails – it’s such pain in the neck!

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Though there’s this foil method, it’s still time consuming and can be messy.

Finally, some genius came out with this DIY peel-off base coat idea that we glitter ladies can now enjoy beautiful, sparkly nails without worrying to remove it. Let’s get it started!

Supplies: 

  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Empty Nail Polish Bottle
  • Acetone
  • Cotton pads and paper towels

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Step 1: Clean your nail polish bottle

Fill the bottle with pure acetone about half way and gently shake for a minute or two. Any polish residue will melt. Repeat if required and rinse under lukewarm water.

Make sure cap, brush and bottle neck are clean, too. You may need cotton pads at this point.

Let dry on a piece of paper towel.

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Step 2: Fill the bottle with glue

Fill the bottle with glue when it’s dry. The bottle does not have to be completely dry since the glue is water-based.

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Step 3:

Try applying your new peel-off base coat for ideal consistency. If you find it too thick, add a few drops water until it’s thin enough to apply evenly on nails.

Complete! 

You can now use your new peel-off base coat instead of regular ones when applying glitter nail polish. Some important tips to follow:

  1. Make sure the glue is completely dry before applying nail polish
  2. This peel-off glue base coat won’t prevent staining. Use your regular base coat over the glue if you think the nail polish will cause stain on nails.

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Isn’t this method genius? Let us know if you will try in comment below!

Source: thenailasaurus.com

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