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Pink Bloom: Makeup Using Affordable Drugstore Brands

Monday

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I’ve always believed that there are many affordable makeup products in drugstores that offer a great finish for your skin. It is just a matter of how you apply and blend them together. Not everyone can afford high-end makeup brands. That’s why I thought of sharing a few of the drugstore makeup products I’ve recently used. I love to use them, and I can still achieve a gorgeous finish without breaking the bank.

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L’Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup

Rimmel Natural Bronzer, Sun Bronze

Hard Candy Bake Bronzer Hula Hula

Pacifica Radiant Shimmer Coconut Multiples

Pack of 2- L’oreal Visible Lift Blur Blush

L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow, Amber Rush

Revlon® Ultra HD Matte Multiple Color Lipcolor (flirtation)

Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner

NYC Kiss Gloss

Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara

Have you tried some of these? Let me know your thoughts! :)

 

 

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6 Easy Steps To Create Glitter Nail Polish

Tuesday

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Glitter Nail Polish Tutorial – An easy and fun glitter nail art tutorial that can be worn for summer. Nail tips and products to help you achieve healthy-looking and smoother fingernails.
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Since I am a freelance makeup artist, I always have body glitters in my makeup kit. I use them for my creative makeup work with my clients, like for Halloween events. This time, though, glitter won’t be used on the face but on nails! I’m turning this body glitter into a cool summer sparkle nail polish. Not only is it easy to do yourself, it’s fun too!

Before applying the nail polish, prep your nails. If you have dry and brittle nails like I do, or if you want to maintain healthy-looking nails, I have a recommendation for you! Use a nourishing oil like Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil on your nails. Massage and leave it overnight to soften your cuticles and keep your nails from breaking. I often like to opt for shorter nails as when my nails are long, they become more dry and prone to breaking. This is especially true as I wash the dishes by hand a lot. he Vitamin E Oil not only strengthens and nourishes your nails, it helps with nail growth too! Plus, it has been salon and dermatologist tested.

Here are 6 easy and fun steps to make your own Glitter Nail Polish: DIY_do-it-yourself_nail_art_polish_glitter_tutorial_sally_hansen_summer_smoothies_fingernails_4

1 Before applying the nail polish, prepare your glitter in a small container that has space for your fingernails to dip in., In this tutorial I used a lipstick cover (yep, my thumb can fit there!:) ).

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2 Next, apply a base coat of nail polish to your clean nails. I use Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1, which also can serve as the top coat. DIY_do-it-yourself_nail_art_polish_glitter_tutorial_sally_hansen_summer_smoothies_fingernails_6

3 Apply the first coat of colored nail polish on the fingernails. I chose a bright orange color (Hot Tamale) since it’s summer. DIY_do-it-yourself_nail_art_polish_glitter_tutorial_sally_hansen_summer_smoothies_fingernails_7 4 Apply the second coat on one fingernail first and immediately dip your finger into the glitter and roll it around to cover the nail polish. Do this for each nail, one at a time so the nail polish stays wet and the glitters stick on.

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5 After you are done putting glitter on all your fingernails, wash off your hand in running water to remove any excess glitter. DIY_do-it-yourself_nail_art_polish_glitter_tutorial_sally_hansen_summer_smoothies_fingernails_9 DIY_do-it-yourself_nail_art_polish_glitter_tutorial_sally_hansen_summer_smoothies_fingernails_10

6 To lock the glitter in, apply a clear top coat. Again, I use Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1 nail polish. I’m impressed with this product as it offers all-in-one convenience, serving as a base and top coat, helping nail growth, strengthening nails, and giving nails a nice shine. It also has a patented formula which includes avocado oil, sea salt, pomegranate extract, and calcium. These ingredients all help to keep your nails moisturized, prevent staining, and give a healthy and smooth appearance. It is long-wearing too!

NAIL TIP: To dry your nails more quickly, have a small bowl of cold ice water ready next to you. Then, simply dip your nails into the bowl and keep them there for 2-3 minutes. DIY_do-it-yourself_nail_art_polish_glitter_tutorial_sally_hansen_summer_smoothies_fingernails_11 nail_polish_base_top_coat_clear_nourishing_mouisturizing_oil_soft_cuticle_strong_nails_em_smith

Here’s where I grabbed my Sally Hansen products at Walmart while I’m doing my errands. Stop by and let me know how Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1 and their Vitamin E Oil works for you! :)

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Have a great week everyone, and stay hydrated!

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