Half Moon Nails Tutorial

Hey everyone! Long time no post! I’ve gotten questions on how I accomplish “half-moon nails” & it’s actually not as hard as it seems. All you need is some loose leaf re-enforcers (like what we all used in elementary school), and two of your favorite colors.

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Materials:
-Two Nail Polishes
-Re-Enforcers (acts as stencil)

Steps:
1) Paint first color (2 coats), apply top coat & wait to completely dry
2) Apply your stencil & align it to how you like it
3) Paint second color4) Peel off stencils while color is still wet

…And you’re done! Easy huh?

Let me know if you’d like more tutorials like this! Also, don’t forget to check out my Youtube channel with many more tutorials!Send me you’re half-moon nails below or post them on my Facebook page!

Enjoy, Good luck, & Stay maganda! ❤
-K

Back to Basics: Casual Friday

Happy Friday everyone!

Did anyone else feel like this week was super long, even with the holiday – or is that just me?

Since it’s Friday, in most work places it’s “casual Friday” meaning that you can dress down your everyday work outfit. It’s unfortunate that there isn’t a dictionary defining “dress down” in a way we can all understand and as a result, people often misinterpret the phrase.

Well, it really depends on where you’re working and the industry itself. If you work in corporate, jeans are a definite no. But that doesn’t mean you can’t take part in the casual Friday. Check with your human resources department or one of your co-workers who’s been there longer to see what’s appropriate on casual Fridays. If you work in a creative industry, chances are that your dress code is much more liberal, but double-check just in case. The last thing you want is to be the talk of the office due to inappropriate work fashion.

Here’s my outfit of the day:

Today I’m working at the design company where the dress code is more liberal, so jeans are allowed. To still make it work appropriate, I went for a dark wash jean, and completed the casual outfit with a structured blazer and some jewelry.

The key to a good looking blazer is to make sure it’s fitted, but not too tight. The shape of this blazer curves inward at the waist and doesn’t cut off at the bottom, so it doesn’t give that boxy man shape you see in most blazers.

What are you wearing today?

Stay Maganda!<3
-K

My recent stress reliever

I’ve been pretty overwhelmingly stressed lately due to it being the end of the semester, finals, graduation, you name it! To keep myself from getting TOO stressed, I’ve found something that really calms me down – painting my nails.

I’ve always been “that girl” who never has her nails not painted, but this time it’s different. I’ve been trying to get more and more creative with what’s on my nails and attempting techniques and using colors I don’t normally use.

Check them out!

Look 1:

I call this “zig-zag” because I couldn’t think of anything…What would you call it?
As you can see, I tried a little step-by-step thing here to show you how easy it is! Play around with different colors & designs. Tell me or send me pictures of what you did, I’d like to see!
*Tip* make sure the base color is completely dry. I waited overnight before I painted the top colors. 

 Look 2:

This is what’s currently on my nails.
It’s a simple french manicure but with different colorful colors. I wanted to do neon colors but my selection isn’t that great so I opted for just bright colors. I did this by hand with no guides because I’ve developed a very steady hand over the years of painting and drawing. However, if you don’t have a very steady hand I recommend getting French manicure guides, which can be purchased at any drug store. Again, see what variations you can come up with.

How do you deal with stress? Have you tried these looks before? Love? Hate? Leave me a comment (or pics) of what’s on your nails this week!

Stay Maganda! ❤
-K