Month: July 2015

Reshaping and Striped Nail Art

My nails have been growing like crazy the past few months and, surprisingly, haven’t chipped or broken at all. They were getting out of control, so I decided to chop them off.

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My attempt at keeping the almond shape with a shorter length was a bit of a failure, so I chose to reshape them and go back to my classic square nails. A few minutes later, after staring at my horrifically short-looking nails, I started painting some freehand stripes to give the illusion of more length. I’m quite pleased with the outcome.

Polishes used:
China Glaze – I’m With The Lifeguard
Sally Hansen – Pacific Blue (original formula)

Angelic Makeup Look

One of my assignments in class was to create a makeup look that is inspired by or complements an accessory. Each of us brought in accessories, placed them all in a bag and then blindly pulled one out. I pulled out a floral headband, which reminded me of an angel, so I set forth to create an angelic makeup look.

I used very light, shimmery eyeshadow and kept the brows as natural looking as possible. I wanted to create an intense glow, as if from a halo, so I used plenty of highlighter on the cheekbones, nose and forehead, and light pink blush on the cheeks. I also used a nude-pink lip liner with a silver gloss on top.