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Lip Gloss Nails (Yes, Lip Gloss)

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Yes, you’re not blind. Lip gloss nails. After forgetting to bring nail polish on a recent trip, I decided to use some lip gloss I had left. Specifically, an old, unopened bottle of L’Oreal Glam Shine in Gold Holographic.
And while I know that it’s more than likely already past its expiry date, as I said before it was unopened, and didn’t have a funky smell or color at all. And since I planned to use it on my nails, not my lips, I thought the chance of contracting any poisonous substance it had was rather low. So I went ahead and painted my nails. Vóila!

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Swatch of L’Oreal Glam Shine in Gold Holographic

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The color is very vibrant for my beige / golden skin. It’s a nice reddish-pink that isn’t the least big garish, even with the glitter. All in all, it’s a gorgeous color, and I can’t wait to try it out on my lips, since it doesn’t seem infected with bacteria or whatnot (But still, keep away from old products).

For this look or a lip gloss nail one, I simply painted the color on my nails, and waved it around for a bit to dry. To make sure, I dusted a translucent powder over it, slightly mattifying it, but it still had tons of shine and glitter. So I think this look could work quite well. 😉

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13 Looks To Try Now!

First off, SO happy to be back blogging after 5 days! 🙂

And so to celebrate, here are 13 new looks I created.

P.S: I used Autodesk SketchbookX to create these looks, so all of the ‘makeup’ is digital, so it might look a tad fake . . . 😉

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Bronze + Jade

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Vacation in Fuchsia

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Vacation in Peacock

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Ice + Sky

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Purple Dream in Dark

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Purple Dream in Light

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Barely Plum

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Bronze Goddess

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Ocean Storm

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Punch Kiss

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Classic Hollywood

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Pretty in Pink

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Dragoneye

Four of these looks (Vacation in Fuchsia, Vacation in Peacock; Purple Dream in Dark, Purple Dream in Light) are a series (Vacation, Purple Dream), and the rest were created randomly. Well, maybe not totally random: recently, I’m totally in love with green jade eyes, and for a two days, I was infested with Purple-fluenza . . .

Here are some basic introductions:

Bronze + Jade

Simply named so because of the contrast between the golden, shimmery-ish bronze color above the dark, sultry, and ultra-dramatic black-green shadow.

Vacation in Fuchsia
Fuchsia is always bright and ready, and nothing screams ‘vaca’ more than a smooth, slightly matte pout. Focus is on lips: xoxo!

Vacation in Peacock
Two layers of green, and two layers of blue, complete a peacock-worthy ombrè effect on eyes. Choose feathery, wispy powders for a watercolor look. Focus is on eyes, so flutter away!

Ice + Sky
Some might say this rings with Bronze + Jade, so I might just classify this as a third series.
Ice blue with a tint of sky, winged slightly out and paired with softly glowing cheeks give a light feel to this daintily pretty look. For a fiercer feel, simply wash on the blue shadow for a opacity-rich look.

Purple Dream in Dark
Standard-purple eyes are anything but standard, and a streak of dark lavender right on your lower waterline is simply screaming for a party.

Purple Dream in Light
Sort of like Daytime Purple Smokes, with layers of light lavender and slightly tinted rose lips.

I’ll update later with the rest of the looks, but that’s it for today . . . 🙂

Xoxo!

2012.03.02

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Looks to Try Now

We often think of runway looks as intidimating and completely unwearable for ordinary days, but for those special occasions when fierce is fashion, or games of Beauty Dares, here are some looks that aren’t completely crazy.

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Luminous eyeshadow

Dragonfly wing makeup is pretty in a regal way, while dark green tones are as smoky and mysterious as black, but feel less plain and raccoon-ish.

Get the Look: Have luminous eyeshadow in five seconds with eyeshadow stickers, normally available at drugstores.

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Printed lips

You see plaid in clothes every day, but what about plaid print lips? Rule of Makeup: If you’ve never seen something before, try it!
Get the Look: To get these printed lips, use eyeshadow stickers directly on lips.

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Winged Liner

Winged eyeliner might not be new anymore, but in a bright blue and on the bottom half of your eyes, it’s still fierce and Rihanna.

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Half-moon crescent eyeshadow

Anybody remember my ‘Modern Runway’ post? This look is based on that one. A black crescent from lashes to brows is runway-esque thanks to the unexpected shape, intense black and the look it produces.
Get the Look: Line the shape first with black eyeliner, then fill it in. Sharpen the edges with liquid liner.

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Bold eyeshadow

Another Rule of Makeup: Eyeshadow is bold in a bright color. So simple! But for a shimmery look, apply a thin streak of light shadow right at lashes.
Get the Look: Apply eyeshadow in desired color all over lids. Then apply shadow in a thin line at lash-line, as a substitute for liner.

Printed eyes

Here comes eyeshadow stickers again! But in a very lacy way.
Get the Look: Use multiple eyeshadow stickers at different angles and pressure for lacy eyes.

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Bottom liner

Jet-black liner along the waterline and winged out is uncommon, and therefore bold. And bold = sexy, if you do it right.
Get the Look: Simply line black eyeliner against your waterline, and if you want, sharpen the edges with liquid eyeliner, too.

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