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

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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

October ipsy Glam Bag review!

I got my ipsy Glam Bag in the mail yesterday and made a review with some first impressions too! As always, these opinions are my own and are as honest as possible.

Also, this is actually my FIRST glam bag! I never made the investment before, but with their new facelift on the site and everything, I decided to give it a try. So let’s hope things will work out. My overall opinion about this month’s glam bag is positive. I am pleased with the products included, my favorite being the hair oil (see video).

This month’s Glam bag enables you to be a “Bombshell” So get sexy ladies!

Here is the review:

I will be making a “bombshell” look using the products included in the bag so stay tuned!

Any Glam Bag users out there? What are your thoughts on this month’s glam bag?
Share below or on my Facebook page!

Stay Maganda<3
-K

Back to basics: Polka Dot Dress

It’s been a while since I’ve added posts to the “Back to Basics” category so here we are again with a new addition: Polka Dot Dresses


Here I paired it with a skinny belt to define the waist and black tights because it’s cold today in NY. The scarf is just an added flair.

For those of you who think you can’t wear one, you’re thinking too much into it. Polka dots (unlike stripes) look good on anyone because it’s a simple, small, subtle design that’s added to a plain piece.

The reason why this dress would be considered a basic is well, it’s a dress. It’s only one piece that you ladies can slip on and be out the door! It’s perfect for when you’re rushing in the morning or suffering from morning blues, or you’re just stuck on what outfit to wear.

The completed look: black pumps, black cardigan, statement earrings.
Makeup: basic black eyeliner, matte rose lipstick, brows filled, matte face.

I’m wearing this outfit at work. It’s a corporate office with a “business casual” dress code. However, business casual doesn’t mean sacrificing basic, yet fashionable pieces!

What’s your go-to basic attire? Share it in the comments below or on my Facebook page!

Stay Maganda<3
-K