My Life In Makeup
My Life In Makeup
Grid Pouch Upcycle - DIY
This makeup pouch is so cute, especially, now that it's got some graphic dimension to what would otherwise just be a plain white bag! If you want to add some color, you can replace the black paint with any color of your choosing! Have fun with this and be creative. You may even want to make the lines go in diagonals. That would be super cute too! Supplies Needed: white pouch painter's tape 1/4″ tape (optional) acrylic paint (whatever paint you use should indicate that it can be used on fabric, otherwise add fabric medium to it) flat head brush Start by taping one strip of tape down the center of the pouch, then lay down strips of tape adjacent to it by using the 1/4″ tape in between to evenly space them all across the pouch. Note: the 1/4" tape is really pricey so don't get it unless you really think you need to. Reinforce all edges of tape by running your fingernail firmly over them. More important than the tape is the painting technique. All it is is brushing on the paint perpendicular to the tape to reduce the potential of paint getting swiped up under the tape. You can do it along one edge of the tape, then down the adjacent edge, making the paint overlap in the center of the stripe. After removing the tape, the pouch will look like this. So let the paint dry completely before continuing on to the next steps. The next part is just repeating all previous steps, but perpendicular to the now dry stripes. Finished and complete! What do you think? Cute, right?! I hope you have fun with this one. It's super easy and your girlfriends are going to want you to make these for them too! Click here for more ideas to keep you busy!
How To Do Gel Nails At Home - DIY
Ever wanted those expensive (long-lasting) gel manicures without the appointment or the $45 cost? Well, despite ongoing cruel jokes that you find on picture sites that promise the world, yet never deliver, THIS ONE IS TRUE! And you ONLY NEED 3 Things! Supplies Needed: Gelous Nail Gel Regular nail polish (China Glaze and OPI polish works best) Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat 1. Buff and smooth out nails with a buffing block and remove nail dust with polish remover. 2. Apply a thin coat of Gelous Nail Gel and let dry for one minute. 3. Apply a thin coat of nail polish and let dry for three minutes. 4. Apply another thin coat of the Gelous gel and let dry for one minute. 5. Apply a second thin coat of nail polish and let dry for three minutes. 6. Apply your top coat and let dry for one minute. 7. Apply your last coat of Gelous and let dry for 5-10 minutes. Make sure to seal the ends of your nails as well, as you apply each coat (just drag the tip of the nail polish brush across the tips of your nails). It's a little harder to do this with short nails, but it will help keep the ends from chipping. When you're done with your gel mani, just use regular nail polish remover to remove the polish (or 100% acetone for faster removal). If you like the idea of a longer lasting gel manicure DIY but don't have the patience for all the steps listed above, a great option for you is the Dior Gel Top Coat. You can put this top coat over any nail polish to extend the life of your manicure for days longer than usual. Just use regular polish remover or 100% acetone when removing. Did you happen to see my Emoji Nail Art tutorial? Click here to see how it's done!