DIY~ Nail Polish Made From Old Eyeshadows!

If I had a dollar for how many times I bought an eyeshadow and never used it…. Well now I can! I found this trick in a magazine and absolutely had to try it out. All you will need for this D.I.Y. is one concealable bag, one eyeshadow (preferably a pigment), scissors, clear nail polish, a paint brush or old concealer brush, and a container for your masterpiece. This nail polish comes out matte on your nails, but adding a clear top coat will give it that original shine. Let’s begin!

First, put your eyeshadow in a bag. If you want a certain color out of a palette, with strong force and some good tweezers you can peel the glue off of the compact and remove the specific shadow. Palettes don’t work too well because most colors will just blend into a brown or deep grey and be a waste of makeup and time. The more shimmery, the more shimmery nail polish. A swirled eyeshadow, such as Mac Heavenly Creatures Mineralized Eyeshadows, will create a tie-dye effect.

Crush the eyeshadow up in your bag. It is important to use a concealable bag, such as a Ziploc bag, so you don’t spill tiny eyeshadow flakes all over your floor. Try to crush as much of the shadow out of the compact tin. Be careful not to puncture the bag when crushing.

You want the shadow to be in pigment form. Mineral loose shadows are easier to crush up because they are already all crushed up. Try to go for a powdery consistency because it mixes better with the clear nail polish.

Cut off a small corner and pour it into a container. These small containers can be found at the Dollar Store or most makeup stores. Try to fill the container up with the pigment up until the cap screws down to. To clarify, don’t fill it all the way to the tippy top.

Grab your clear nail polish and begin to pour it into the container. It is best to fill it up halfway, mix it, then add more. The less you fill with clear nail polish, the less solution you will have and the grainier it will be from the eyeshadow.

Mix well with either old makeup brush or a cheap paintbrush. Paint it on your fingers and you are done! If you don’t like constantly be getting a brush out to use your nail polish, then simply pour the eyeshadow powder into the clear nail polish container and shake it up!

 

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DIY~Matte Nails: 2 Ways!

Personally, I think that matte nails are so chic! Applying matte and glossy nail polish adds a creative contrast to just regular ol’ nail polish. This tutorial contains two versions to create these matte nails. The steps contain hardly any materials and are effective every time. Let’s begin!

Type one: Steam

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All you will need is a bowl, boiling water, and any color nail polish. Paint your nails like you normally would with any type of nail polish. Using a base coat won’t alter the tutorial, but I just didn’t do it for the sake of the experiment.

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Pouring the boiling water into a bowl might be challenging with wet nails. Instead, you could just hold your hand over the water-filled pan on the stove. Be careful not to get too close or you could get steam burns, or the hot water could hit your skin. Hold for about 30 seconds with the steam getting on your nails.

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Excuse the quickie paint job, but your done! Altogether it took 1-2 minutes. Applying a top coat won’t be necessary or else it will add the shine back into the nails. Using a quality polish like O-P-I, Essie, or China Glaze will prevent chipping.

Type 2: Powder

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You will need a powder (baby, corn starch, or baking powder, nail polish, and a brush. This brush can just be a regular powder brush that has been freshly cleaned. Paint your nails like regular.

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While your nails are still wet, dust on the powder evenly onto each nail. Leave the powder on for about one minute.

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While you are waiting, wipe the brush clean with a paper towel. Brush back over the nails after the minute is up and try to remove all of the powder. This may be difficult with the hand you don’t write with!

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All done! The powder was a bit more difficult than the steam just because it is difficult to get off from the corners of your nails. Both were very effective, though. Apply a design with regular nail polish and your nails are going to look amazing!

45 Beauty Things You Can Do With Vaseline

Vaseline. Probably one of the worlds most versitile products. To accomplish these tips, you don’t have to only use Vaseline. Any pure petroleum jelly composition will work. Don’t go for anything scented though. All of these beauty tips take less than a minute to do. Let’s begin!

1. Apply to lashes found here.

2. Apply to feet a night with socks for less cracking.

3. Moisturize elbows.

4. Great for cuticles.

5. Un-chap cracked lips.

6. Create a lip gloss by putting Vaseline over lipstick.

7. Mixing Kool-Aid and Vaseline will create a lovely tinted lip balm.

8. Putting Vaseline on wrist then spraying perfume will ensure the scent lasts all day.

9. Vaseline does not clog pores so it could be used as a cheap facial moisturizer.

10. Rubbing on eyebrows can nourish the strands and make them grow faster.

11. Create a salt scrub out of bath salts and Vaseline to cleanse your body.

12. All over body lotion in the cold winter nights.

13. Rubbing a tiny amount on the teeth can make it easier to smile, especially for people with braces.

14. The non-greasy products in Vaseline are great for a relaxing massage.

15. Heated up in microwave creates a nice night cream to help open pores.

16. Applying with a napkin will remove unwanted makeup.

17. Putting Vaseline on your eyelids then applying eye shadow will create a more shimmery look.

18. To prevent lipstick on the teeth, rub a little on your two front teeth.

19. For that dewy summertime look, massage Vaseline on cheeks and mid-forehead.

20. Applying after shaving will prevent razor burn.

21. Gets rid of dry skin lines.

22. Rub a little bit on an earring  hole to make the earring glide in more easily.

23. To create a cream blush, mix your favorite lipstick and Vaseline and apply to the apples of the cheeks.

24. If your ring is difficult to get off, apply Vaseline to the base of the ring. It won’t tarnish the jewelry at all.

25. Prevents chaffing.

26. If you’ve recently had cosmetic surgery, using Vaseline will make it heal quicker.

27.  Calms poison ivy rashes.

28. Moisturizes a scalp with dandruff if applied.

29. Applying on Atopic Eczema will help it heal.

30. Protects  freshly inked tattoo if massaged onto the area.

31. Rubbing a little Vaseline on your hairline will protect it from hair dying chemicals.

32. Shines leather (especially pleather) shoes and purses.

33. Scrunch Vaseline into the ends of your hair for a more choppy and piecey look.

34. If makeup gets on your clothes, dab a small amount to the area.

35. For healthier hair ends, apply Vaseline to moisturize the dry ends.

36. To make an old nail polish bottle easier to open, rub a dollop on the cap and outer rim and it is just like new.

37. Mixing Vaseline and your favorite lotion will make it last longer.

38. Apply to the lips after you have exfoliated with a toothbrush for softer lips.

39. To remove fake lashes, apply to the lash line and then just peel them off.

40. Rub Vaseline on your dry spots before you use any fake tanning because it will eliminate any uneven tones.

41. Mix a small amount of chocolate with Vaseline for an all natural cocoa butter lotion, great for stretch mark treatment.

42. Apply to the knees to prevent an ashy build up.

43. Can be used as an eyebrow gel to help sculpt the perfect brows.

44. Massaging a dime-full into your scalp works wonders as an after-salon treatment.

45. Rub Vaseline onto your nails to enhance the longevity of nail polish.

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