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

Banishing dark circles!

Okay, we all know that sleep is SUPER important for a flawless complexion and is also the secret to fighting off those pesky dark circles.

But, if you’re a night owl like me (and you often find yourself staying up late) or you’re in school pulling an all nighter, here are some tips to fake that “wide-awake” look.

Invest in a tone corrector.
PhotoA tone corrector palette (or even some concealer palettes) usually comes with these four colors – pink, yellow, green, and blue. It’s used to contrast the colors existing on your face already.

Quick art lesson – Color theory:
Green is the opposite of Red (counteracts redness). Orange is the opposite of Blue (counteracts dark circles). Yellow is the opposite of Purple (also counteracts dark circles).

For my dark circles I mixed the pink and yellow colors to make a “light orange” or “skin-like color” and applied this prior to applying my concealer.

The one I use is from e.l.f (eyes. lips. face.) and it only cost me $3! I picked this one up at my local Target, but you can purchase it from their website as well or any other beauty stores that carry e.l.f. products.

Invest in a good concealer targeting dark circles.
300 (1) It’s important to purchase a concealer that is meant for dark circles/under-eye area because they usually have added properties in them that are meant for that delicate area.

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This way, it’s not just covering up, but helping the area as well. You’ll start to see less noticeable dark circles with frequent use. You don’t have to break your bank account either because the drug store brands have improved tremendously throughout the years.

I’ve used both the Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser and the Garnier Dark Circle Roller. I highly recommend both products because they work equally as well. Whichever one you end up choosing depends on your brand preference. The Maybelline one is less expensive and it also comes in more shades. The Garnier one comes in a fair/light shade and a medium/deep shade. Both have added properties to help awaken the under eye area.

I use these concealers everyday (interchanging between the two) and I use the tone corrector for those days where I barely got sleep the night before. See which one works for you – but remember to get SLEEP!

How do you get rid of your dark circles? Is there one brand you prefer over the other?

Good luck & Stay Maganda! ❤
-K

Lazy nails Tutorial

I’ve gotten many requests on how to actually do what I call my “Lazy Nails“. I’ve showed you them in a previous post as part of my “Weekly nails” series.

Now you can see just how easy it is to achieve these glamorous looking nails, in minutes.

If you do this look, share pictures with me on my Facebook or in the comments below!

Also don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube page if you like what you see. There will be many more videos coming up 🙂

Good luck & Stay Maganda<3
-K

My “Lazy nails”

For someone who’s always painting her nails, one wouldn’t suspect that I do get lazy doing it sometimes. However, lazy never equals sloppy in my book. Check out a quick and easy nail look you can achieve with your favorite glitter color. Here I used Essie’s Luxeffects in “A Cut Above”, which is actually pink glitter.

All you need is base coat, your favorite glitter polish, and top coat – that’s it! You paint half your nail and depending on how much glitter you want, you can go over it once or twice. I did it twice.

What’s do you do for your “lazy” nails?

Stay Maganda!<3
-K