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I’m looking forward to the full moon in Virgo plans I’ve made for tonight.  I will give myself a careful manicure that even includes soaking my nails in soapy water and pushing back the cuticles.  I will sort laundry and even put a load of it into the machine.  The dishes will be washed, and I’ll make myself pasta.  While waiting for aforementioned nails to dry (painting them bright red, naturally), I’ll look through the pages of a magazine, probably Elle.  I’m going to start buying one magazine every other week so eventually I’ll have enough saved up to have a collage party with J.  But this last bit is only tangentially related to today’s full moon.

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The cauldron spilled over.

Purple ombre / jelly sandwich, bottom —› top:

  • Zoya Miley
  • L’Oreal Lilac Coolers
  • L’Oreal Berry Nice
  • Max Factor Fantasy Fire
  • Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black

Orange swirl dry marble:

  • Sinful Colors Cloud 9
  • Sinful Colors Opal Glitter
  • NYC Purple Pizzazz Frost

10 different uses for shadow

1. Highlight: 

A light shimmery shade of shadow can be used to bring light to your best features. In other words, highlight them. This isn’t just for your brow bone, inner corner, outer corner and center of your lid. A light shimmery shade of shadow can also be used on your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, center of your forehead, on your Cupid’s bow and even down the center of your legs to make them look longer!

2. Contour: 

A matte brown shade of shadow that’s a few shades darker than your skin tone can be used as a contour powder and this isn’t just for defining the crease of your eyelid. Use it to add more dimension to your face under your cheekbones, around your temples and down the sides of your nose.

3. Brow enhancer:

A matte shade of shadow that matches your brow colour and used with an angled brow brush can be used to define your brows. Generally if you have dark hair you should opt for a shade that is one shade lighter than your hair colour and for light hair the opposite is true, meaning you should opt for a shade one shade darker than your hair colour.

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Must try: jelly rainbow swirl dry marble by ermahgerdperlish

“For this, just drop several drops of different polishes on a plastic bag & swirl them around with a toothpick (or something pointy). Wait for them to dry completely, peel them off and stick them to your nail with slightly wet polish or base cost. You might want to trim them down as closely to the size of your nail as possible, but still slightly larger. You’ll have to clean around the edges of your nail and then top coat!”

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 3 Tips To Make Nail Polish Dry Faster

There is nothing worse than when you smudge your polish after JUST doing your nails. Am I right ladies? Here are 3 easy and affordable tips to help speed up the nail drying process.

1. Ice Water: Find a bowl that’s big enough to fit both of your hands. Fill it with ice and cold water. After you’re done polishing your nails, wait about a couple of minutes, then dip your fingertips into the bowl of ice for 2-3 minutes. Air dry the moisture and you’re good to go!

2. Nail Enamel Dryer: Don’t have time for ice water? Try a nail enamel dryer! They’re sold at your local drug store, grocery store, or Tar-jay (Target lol). When you’re done painting your nails, top them with the nail dryer of your choice and VOILA!

3. Nail Drying Drops: Apply nail polish as you normally would, then finish with Essie Nail Quick­E Drying Drops on top of your polish and let it sit for 2 minutes. Done!