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

Long hiatus!

Hi everyone, I’m back!

I know I’ve been gone for quite some time now from the blogging scene. That’s because I started graduate school and have been swamped balancing that and a full time job. In my miniscule free time slots, I’ve been posting quick updates on my Facebook page and have become a super frequent Tweeter!

I definitely recommend following me on one of those (or better yet, both) as I still manage to get out those quick tips/tricks and you can also stay up to date with me in real time!

I have a bunch of things that are being edited or still waiting to be filmed/edited like:
-Specific product reviews (Filmed. Currently being edited)
-Favorite drugstore products (To be filmed.)
-Everyday face routine (Filmed. Currently being edited)
-Halloween makeup (To be filmed.)
-Eyeliner 101 (Filmed. Being edited.)
-Regretful purchases (To be filmed.)

These are all videos so I can revive my Youtube page once again. In the meantime, check out my latest video “Lazy nails“!

What would you like to see? Hair, Skincare tips, Product first impressions, makeup, nails?

Let me know on my Facebook page or leave me a comment below.

Remember beauties, Stay Maganda!<3
-K

Myths Unveiled: “Long hair, don’t care”

This question has been heard among women (and men) who strive to have longer locks for a very long time. However, have you been following a mere myth or is it actually proven and true?

  

MYTH or FACT:
Hair grows faster and longer if you get it trimmed regularly.

>MYTH<

Yes, this is a myth. Hair cannot grow longer physically if you are getting it trimmed often. Your hair grows (on average) 1/2 inch each month, and if you’re cutting off your hair every 6-8 weeks, of course you won’t seen any progress in growth because your hair is staying at the same length or starting at a shorter length (depending on how much you chopped off.)

Simple – hair will not grow faster if it is getting cut off. The speed it grows will remain the same as it was prior to trimming.

Clearing up the myth – They say to cut your hair to make it grow because trimming your hair will get rid of split ends. However, if you tend and baby your hair every single day, the amount of split ends you actually have will decrease immensely. So in the end you won’t need haircuts or trims as often.

So how can you grow your hair? Check out these tips on how to get longer locks.

Just remember ladies (and gentlemen), growing your hair takes time, depending on how long you want it to be. As long as you keep your hair healthy and are preventing breakage, you will notice less hair breaking off, leaving you with luscious, healthy, long hair!

Good luck & Stay Maganda<3
-K