Say “hello” to the new OPI Hawaii Spring | Summer 2015 collection! 🙂
A variety of lush and rich colors scream a tropical vacay, and the application and brush are top notch, as usual 🙂
Available in store for $9.99 reg.
Want to see OPI Fifty Shades of Grey collection in action? Watch this video to see how they look IRL and also to learn how to do this trendy geometric nail art by HannahRoxNails!
OPI Fifty Shades of Grey collection $9.99 reg.
Striping tape $1.99 reg.
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?
“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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Did you see your friend painting her nails while reading a book?
It’s incredible, but OPI just released a new collection inspired by “Fifty Shades of Grey”, a novel and a book.
“Great Gifts Countdown: Day 19
OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Mini Collection”
Do you know someone who’d be thrilled by this gift?
“The Holidays are coming!” 🙂
Remember how were we holding our breath with excitement when we were little, while chasing the first snowflake? School break, smell of mom’s baking, building a snowman, crazy winter sports with friends, and endless hours of indoor games. But let’s be honest. The main part of the winter excitement was waiting for the gifts. Well, and magic. Because getting this amount of gifts when it wasn’t even your birthday has something to do with magic, right? 😉
With this year’s early chill, let us all remember the joys of winter as we saw it as little girls, when there was no such thing as “cold outside” and hats and mittens seemed like completely useless accessories! 🙂
And let us carry on the “winter magic” by giving thoughtful gifts to the special people who mean the world to us! You know that deep inside they hope they will get something truly exciting. Like that little child untying her first ribbon on the crispy Christmas morning..
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Welcome Back to our Phoenix Beauty Lounge University!
Are you ready to learn one more easy makeup trick that will make your face appear more friendly and approachable?
The thing with these tricks is that once you learn and “see” the visual difference they make, you cannot “unsee” them. You will be noticing the effects of “right” and “wrong” on all the photos in the magazines, the strangers on the bus and all your friends and family members. But promise me that the first person you will apply them to will be that one in the mirror.
“Conceal the outer corners of your lips for a more youthful and complementing lip shape”
The corners of the lips is one area we rarely pay attention to, but in fact it’s one of the facial features that can take your overall look from looking “upset” to “welcoming” in seconds.
Even though you may not have downward lip corners naturally, they tend to have redness, discoloration or some kind shadow for most people. And they may eventually sag with age as skin looses it’s tightness and tone.
Concealing the outer lip corners and even adding some subtle highlight to this area will instantly bring a potential “resting bitch face” to its more friendly, almost smiley version. And quite possibly will rewind your lips to a few years back. And who wouldn’t like that?
Definitely apply this subtle lip correction technique next time you do your concealing. Does your resting face look more friendly now? You’re welcome!
Please feel to like, share, comment and ask further questions is the comments below!
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Welcome Back to our Phoenix Beauty Lounge University!
A little Insider Tip for a change:
“Pixiwoo sisters Nic and Sam Chapman are going to be at
IMATS Toronto 9:30-11:30 on Saturday 22nd November”
Dis you start checking your calendars and fangirling yet? 😉 You should! This is a very rare opportunity to meet the Pixiwoo sisters in Toronto for some precious selfies! But there’s absolutely no need to get all star-struck! Sam and Nic are very sweet, down-to-earth and approachable 🙂 And don’t forget to mention how much you love their pixel-perfect Real Techniques brush line they will be promoting!
Didn’t know all that? Already searching online for tickets? And of course, you are welcome!
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