Phoenix Beauty Lounge University: 10 Easy Tips for a Long-Lasting Gel Manicure

YoureWelcomeWednesday Beauty University Soak off gel tips

#YoureWelcomeWednesday Beauty University: Soak off gel tips

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Phoenix Beauty Lounge University: Natural Brows

Welcome Back to our Phoenix Beauty Lounge University!

Here’s a professional makeup artist brow tip for much better looking brows:

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Phoenix Beauty Lounge University: Natural Brows

Phoenix Beauty Lounge University: Natural Brows

“For a natural brow look use your brow products to create an illusion of shadow from brow hair on skin.”

If you’d like to add definition and enhance the look of your eyebrows without making them too fake, too heavy or too “masculine” use a light hand and a light color.

The best color to choose would be your eyebrow color but 1-2 shades lighter. The effect we are going for here is not “painting in extra brow hair”, but that of “shade” that they cast on your skin.

It will create just enough definition without overkill. This technique will make brow product almost invisible during the bright light of the day, so it’s perfect for very natural yet realistically enhanced makeup looks.

Ah-ha! So now you know how to make your brows look natural without that fear of “Rubbed Face. Displaced an entire eyebrow.” kind of effect? You’re welcome!

Please share your personal beauty dilemmas in the comments below and it may get featured in our future classes!

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Phoenix Beauty Lounge University: Makeup Mistakes

Welcome Back to our Phoenix Beauty Lounge University!

One small tip that will make your makeup routine a bit smoother by permanently removing one common time-waster.

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Just correct that makeup mistake. Don’t ruin the good side to match the bad

Just correct that makeup mistake. Don’t ruin the good side to match the bad

“Just correct that makeup mistake. Don’t ruin the good side to match the bad.”

Oh where do i begin. We’ve all been there and have a lot of painful memories about trying to match the good side to the bad and both of them going terribly wrong. Not to mention we’re late and frustrated.

However, we all have other kind of memories. The kind where you quickly grab a q-tip and quickly correct that mis-hap, then even out the line. The happier kind.

Let’s just do justice to the side that came out perfectly fine and don’t even consider messing it up. Rather remove that extra blusher, that asymmetrical lip liner bit, mis-matched eye liner stroke, and uneven eye shadow.

Let’s face it – we all know how to gently remove the wrong bits of makeup. Let’s just remember all those easy tricks and incorporate them in our daily life so we’re able to quickly clean up the small makeup mistakes and give ourselves another try at doing things right. After all, makeup is all about free-handing the lines of your face 🙂 and sometimes we have to put it on “before” our first cup of coffee and in other challenging and emotionally unstable situations.

Hmm.. So this time you caught yourself by the arm before escalating into that makeup frustration scenario and just erased the wrong bit. Ahh.. doesn’t it feel much better already? You’re welcome!

Please share your personal beauty dilemmas in the comments below and it may get featured in our future classes!

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Phoenix Beauty Lounge University: Painting Nails

Welcome Back to our Phoenix Beauty Lounge University! Hope you all enjoyed your winter break! 😉

Ever wondered how the nail bloggers or nail techs get that perfect nail painting job done with a clean line at the cuticle and all around? Want to know their secret?

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YoureWelcomeWednesday Beauty University: Painting Nails

YoureWelcomeWednesday Beauty University: Painting Nails

“Painting nails is not coloring between the lines, it’s painting a shape within a shape.”

Contrary to popular belief, painting your nails is different from coloring pictures in a coloring book with random strokes.

In fact, to create a perfectly painted nail, you need to use an exact number of brush strokes in an exact sequence. Also, the vision you need to keep in mind is the one of creating a shape similar to your own nail shape, but 1-2mm smaller. So first, look at your nail shape and study it for a bit 🙂

Nail polish is a pretty finicky medium and in most cases it won’t allow you random strokes without loss of quality. Once you get a hang of it, you’ll be doing this automatically without thinking twice. But first let’s see the steps we need to learn.

When you just pull that loaded brush out of the bottle, wipe half of nail polish off the bottle neck, so you don’t apply way too much paint and flood your cuticles. For that same reason, it is also recommended to place your polish brush slightly ahead of the cuticle line (1), press on the bristles so they “open up” to create a nice rounded shape and with this “open” fanned out brush go down towards the cuticle (2). Stop 1mm before touching the cuticle and go all the way back towards the tip of the nail (3).

Load more polish on the brush if necessary, go back to the base of the cuticle and place the brush a little bit to the side and press down again so it “opens up”. Now pay attention to what the “edge” of that “open” brush is painting for you. This is exactly what you’re painting with now – it’s the outer edge of the brush (4). Pull the brush towards the tip of the nail and make sure that brush edge is creating a clean side line of that shape for you without touching the skin.

Repeat the same steps on the other side (5).

Go around the edge of the nail with some nail polish to fill in any blank spots left and also to “seal the edge” and prolong the wear time of your perfectly painted manicure (6).

Allow yourself a bit extra time for the first few manicures to practice these steps, and then later on you’ll be showing your friends and family how easy that thing is.

Do your nails look less of a dog’s breakfast and more of a salon perfection this time? You’re welcome!

Please share your personal beauty dilemmas in the comments below and it may get featured in our future classes!

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Phoenix Beauty Lounge University: brow pencil vs brow powder

Welcome back to our Phoenix Beauty Lounge University!

Tip #3:

“Which product should i better use to fill my eyebrows: a pencil or a powder?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions regarding the selection of right brow product to fill individual beauty needs of our clients. Although we all have our personal beauty preferences established throughout the years, and there is no such thing as right or wrong when it comes to beauty, if you are still debating “brow pencil vs brow powder” use this simple logic:

Rule of thumb: if you have sparse eyebrows with lots of skin you can paint on - use pencil. If you have fuller brows - use powder

Rule of thumb: if you have sparse eyebrows with lots of skin you can paint on – use pencil. If you have fuller brows – use powder

“Rule of thumb: if you have sparse eyebrows with lots of skin you can paint on – use pencil. If you have fuller brows – use powder.”

Please feel to like, share, comment and ask further questions is the comments below! 😉

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Halloween Makeup Ideas: Cleopatra

Bring out your inner Egyptian queen this Halloween season – Cleopatra style!

Cleopatra was a beauty symbol famous for her super dramatic bold smoky eye with a thick black liner around the eyes. Did you know that her signature eye makeup was not only a beauty expression, but also aided in protecting the eye from various illnesses? Pretty impressive for 1st Century BC makeup!

Cleopatra Makeup Tutorial for Halloween

Cleopatra Makeup Look for Halloween

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A New Challenger Has Entered The Ring: China Glaze Gelaze

Do you love gel polish? There’s something to that super-shine that lasts for at least two weeks that can make almost anyone smile. And thankfully, the industry has expanded to give us so many options, such as CND Shellac, OPI GelColor, Gel 2, Luxio, Entity1, ibd just gel, etc.

Now there’s a new challenger ready to compete for our love: China Glaze Gelaze!

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Demo Days: Making Nails Awesome One Nail At A Time

Boom. You asked, we listened.

You’re invited to come explore the magical world of nails with us. Nicci will be your guide for the duration of this choose-your-own adventure. We’ll be traversing through Soak-Off Gel Polish and the art of stamping, featuring our fab MoYou Stamping Plates. Demo options are soak-off gel, stamping, or both. Please keep your tray tables in the upright position for take-off.

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The Cure for Your Nail Woes: Duri Rejuvacote

We’re tough on our hands. No matter what we’re doing, whether it’s riding a bike, playing video games, or creating something awesome, our hands never get a break. Unless it’s the broken nail variety, and nobody wants to think about that.

There’s little worse than catastrophic breaks, flaking nails, or bendy, weak nails. Well, maybe stained nails come in for a tie, but that’s another post. Anyway, while we’re nourishing our insides with great food and our souls with [insert your favorite relaxing activity here], we’re ignoring our poor nails, who we beat up every day. Oops.

Maybe you’ve recently had gel polish removed at a salon you’ve never tried before. Or maybe you’ve been really stressed out lately. Or maybe you’ve had weak nails your whole life and you’re secretly envious of everyone with long, strong nails. Whatever the reason for your visit to the nail emergency room, you’ve gotta check this out.

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OPI Glitter Off Peelable Base Coat Available for Pre-Order

There’s something intensely fun about glitzy, glittery nails. That sparkle can seep into your soul, spreading happiness almost as much as a bowl of ice cream or a sunny day. Oooh, how about seeing the glimmer of your glitter polish on a sunny day while eating a bowl of ice cream (or sorbet, whichever you prefer)? We just got goosebumps.

Okay, back to reality. We love glitter polish as much as the next girl, but then we have to remove it. Bummer. There’s nothing worse than scrubbing off a mess of glitter. This is where OPI Glitter Off Peelable Base Coat comes to the rescue.

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