August 31, 2014

HOW TO: Manicure At Home(Quick, Easy & Simple)

If you're anything like me and your nails are something that you don't trust everyone with just like i don't trust anyone to do my eyebrows or cut my hair or dye my hair...lol. If you've ever had a problem with a nail technician messing up your natural nails then maybe you should start doing them yourself at home. It's very easy and simple.


To be honest with you the main thing you need to get in order to keep your nails in good shape and healthy is a hardening polish, a cuticle conditioner and nail vitamins because YES! nails need vitamins and proteins too! That is how they stay nice and healthy and won't break easily. But let's be real though! You actually need these stuff even if you do go to the Nail salon. In order to keep your nails healthy and looking good you need to apply these vitamins and things once daily, either in the morning or at night which i always recommend doing it at night just before bedtime. But obviously this is optional. You don't have to follow these steps but this is the way i like to do it and what works for me and my nails.

1. First, you want to gather all the essentials: you want to gather the following tools and products and have everything set up before you start.

Nail-polish remover and cotton swabs or pads, Nail clippers, Nail fileCuticle pusher , Nail polish, Clear topcoat, Your choice of nail vitamins & conditioners


2.  Remove any previous nail polish: An acetone-based nail-polish remover is a bit more harsh than non-acetone removers, but the acetone removers get the job done faster, no matter what kind of polish remover you use, it's going to have a drying effect on the nail area and cuticles.


3.  Shape nails: Pretty self explanatory here. I like my nails square shaped but you do as you please :).

4. Push your cuticles back and cut any extra cuticles around the area: Very gently push the cuticle back away from the nail with a cuticle pushing tool, but don't push it too far because it can damage nail growth. Be careful NOT to pull, lift, tear, rip, force, or cut into the cuticle in any way. When cutting away the skin around the nail, applying a bit of cuticle remover can make all the difference in the world. Also you only want to cut excess skin DO NOT cut more then what you should. It's better to under-do this step than to overdo it because the cuticle helps protect the nail bed from bacteria and damage. This is also the time to remove hangnails around the sides of the nail as well, but again, be careful not to cut into the nail itself or to cut into the skin too deeply. If you're not sure of what to cut or how much then maybe you should do some research before doing this step.

5. Soak away(optional): Place your hands in a bowl of warm (not too hot) water and add a bit of your gentle face cleanser to the water or soap. Soak for about 2-5 minutes.

6. Moisturize: Massage a rich cream or silky oil conditioner into the cuticles and all over the nails. In the video im using the Solar Oil conditioner GET IT HERE!

7. Apply any other vitamins, proteins, oils or hardening products: You may say WHAT?? NAILS NEED PROTEIN??? and the answer is YES! they do! Like your hair, your nails need a fresh supply of vitamins to stay healthy. They can also be the first place to spot deficiencies in other areas of the body. Your nails are largely made from a protein called keratin so you need to include plenty of protein in your diet to avoid weak nails.  I'm not currently using any proteins on my nails just because at the moment i haven't found a good product but as soon as i will i will add it to my routine. In the video I'm using a nail hardener to replace what the protein does to your nails. I'm using the one by Sally Hansen Hard As Wraps GET IT HERE!

8. Prep your nails for your new polish: Moisturizing ingredients of any kind left on the nail will prevent polish from adhering properly. Using a cotton swab or pad, apply nail-polish remover over the nail's surface to remove any residue. 

9. Start applying your nail polish: Apply your color polish in layers, allowing each layer to dry between coats. I like to clean up my mess right away so that i don't have to go back with acetone to fix it(it saves you time and headaches) Two coats of color polish, followed by a top coat to add shine and luster should do the trick.  Touch up your manicure every couple days with a single layer of top coat. This can make all the difference in keeping up the appearance and durability.

10. Apply lotion or moisturizer to hands(optional): I actually like to wash my hands before applying lotion to my hands and after my nails are dry. I don't like the smell that the acetone leave behind. 

You can watch my video on HOW TO: Manicure at home to see how i show you how to treat your nails in the comfort of your own home! If you have any questions or comments feel free to ask away and also let me know if you have a different way of doing your own mani  at home & what products you use. I love to learn new different ways to save me time or just know of different products that help make my nails strong and healthy, i hope you guys enjoy this video.


XoXo, 
StephanieMarie



July 12, 2014

Summer Must Have Lipsticks, My Top 5 Faves!

Hi ladies!
So i'm back with another video, i have to say this one is my favorite so far. Summer days are here and with that being said we all want to be on point with the right lip colors and etc. In this video i will show you my top 5 favorites at the moment and below i will leave a link on where to get them and price information & also when i like to use them! honestly these colors i wear whether it is summer, winter, fall or whatever. But they are just the ones i've been going to the most for this summer. I am obsessed with lipsticks lately and all i want to do everytime i go buy makeup is go check out the lipsticks  lol.  Also i follow Coastal Scents on Instagram and they are always having awesome sales so i got the Prism palette and i just got it in the mail today. I am so IN LOVE with it. Inside the package they also put a sample of the revealed 2 palette and i will be buying that soon as well. I plan to do a video on them as soon as i get the palette i want to buy. Maybe i'll do some looks and stuff. If there is something in particular you would like to see please feel free to request it down below. I hope you guys enjoy the video and thank you so much for all your support! 




Lipsticks used in the video: 
Rimmel London Kate "104" GET IT HERE!
NYC "Berry Me" GET IT HERE!
Jordana "Rouge" GET IT HERE! 
Jordana "Blazing Mango" GET IT HERE! 
Jordana "Nude" GET IT HERE!

Until Next Time
Stephanie
XOXO


June 7, 2014

Get Ready With Me: Makeup (Video)




Hi Loves! 
Today's video is just a get ready with me video. What i love about this look is the blue eyeliner. I thinkk this liner will be my new obsession. Hope you guys like the video and don't forget to subscribe. Find the products used in the video down below.
Stephanie

Makeup used:
Face: Maybeline fit me foundation HERE
Fit me concealer HERE
Hard Candy Concealer Glamoflauge in light HERE

Fit me powder HERE
6 Contour Blush Palette HERE

Eyes: NYX eyeliner in blue HERE
Bhcosmetics 120 color eyeshadow palette HERE
Ulta Eyeshadow Quad(I'm not sure if this is even still available)
Ardell Lashes in "109" HERE
Rimmel London retro eyes mascara HERE
ELF eyelash curler HERE

Lips: Cube Softlips lip balm HERE
Jordana Matte Lipstick in Rafael HERE
Estee Lauder lip gloss in Pure Color #21 HERE

Hair:  ConAir Curling Iron 1inc. HERE













June 4, 2014

Looped Twist Pony, (Hair Tutorial)




Hi Loves! On today's video I'm bringing you the easiest hair tutorial EVER! I didn't know what to call it so i just named it "The looped twist pony" I was going to name it "The looped twist braid" but it's not really a braid although it does look like one when you look at it from a distance. I hope you guys love it and don't forget to Tag me on your pictures( Instagram & Facebook ) if you end up trying out this look.


Until Next Time!
Stephanie

May 26, 2014

Prom Makeup (Daytime wearable Pink Look)



Hey Guys so for this video i decided to go with pink eyeshadows because i know most girls love pink and like to wear either pink dresses for prom or pink accessories. This look is not dramatic at all so it can also be worn for other occasions and for day time. The falsies definitely make this look come together but if you want to skip on that then make sure you pack on your mascara. QUICK TIP: If you plan on reusing your

May 20, 2014

Coastal Scents 6 Contour Palette & Brush Set Review

Hi my loves!
On today's video i have a quick review for you.
 Both of these have been my go to ever since i got them in the mail.
They are affordable and to me it can't get any better than that if the product is worth it!
Check out the video below and i will also leave the links below just in case you want to get your hands on these goodies! I hope you guys enjoyed this review and let me know if you would like to see more of them.



Til next time!!
Stephanie


April 10, 2014

Bronzed Eyes & Vampy Lips(Video)


Products used:
Moisturizer: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair
Primer: Monistat Chafing relief gel
Foundation: Fit me by Maybeline in #310
Concealer: Hard Candy Glamoflauge in light
Brows: Jordana Brown pencil
Bronzer & Blush: 6 Contour Blush palette
Eyeshadow: Rimmel Glam'Eyes Mono Eye Shadow Spicy Bronze
Eyeshadow Base: Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eye Shadow Stick in Bad Girl Bronze 
Mascara: Maybelline Volum' Express Falsies Flared in Very Black & L'Oreal Paris 
Telescopic Mascara in Carbon Black
Lips: Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss - Shade 107, Nude Delight, Be a bombshell cosmetics Lip gloss in Red, Avon Red lipstick,  Kate Moss matte lipstick in Nude

Click below to get them!






XoXo, 
~Stephanie~







April 1, 2014

My go to Makeup look Perfect for work or school(Video)

Today i'm bringing you guys my "go to makeup look". This is basically what i do when i'm in a rush, when i don't want to wear a lot of makeup, when i want to look natural or simply when i just don't feel like wearing heavy makeup. This look is perfect for work, school or for an everyday look!


All the products that i used in the video are listed below as well as mentioned in the video. I also wanted to let you guys know that I've been trying a new moisturizer and so far i'm liking it so i will soon do a review on it and show you guys what i used before. Until next time loves!


Products used:
Moisturizer: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair
Primer: Monistat chafing relief powder gel
Foundation: Fit me by Maybelline in #3010
Concealer: Hard Candy Glamoflauge
Eyeshadow: Copper shade from the Ulta Eyeshadow Quad
Eyebrow Highlight: Pearl white shade from the Ulta Eyeshadow Quad
Waterline: Rimmel London Scandaleyes Crayon stick in Bad Girl Bronze
Setting Powder: Tan shade from the 6 Contour Blush palette
Contoured with the same palette using the darkest shade 
Blush: lightest shade from the same contour palette
Lips: Jordana Matte lipstick in 5th Ave #37 & Rimmel London Nude Delight #642

Click below to get them!


  





XoXo
FanyMarie