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Sailor Moon Nail Art Tutorial

Sailor Moon Nail Art


This nail design is inspired by my all time favorite anime, Sailor Moon. I wanted it to be very fun but also practical for daily wear. With the return of Sailor Moon in the new series Sailor Moon Crystal, there’s no better time to rock this cool design.

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Products I used are:

  • Soft Pastels- Red and Yellow
  • Tammy Taylor acrylic powder- Whitest White
  • Beauty Secret acrylic powder- White
  • Pink acrylic powder
  • Acrylic Brush #6
  • No Lift Acrylic Liquid (monomer)
  • Pink Tinted Polish
  • Sinful Color Glitter Polish – Show Stopping
  • Ruby Kisses HD glitter polish- HDP43
  • Clear Rhinestones- 2mm
  • Seche Vite Top Coat

First I prepped my nails for the design. This picture is after I filled in, shaped, filed, and buff  the nails.

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I don’t have two colors of acrylic needed for this design, so I am going to create them using soft pastels.

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I am using this red to create a red acrylic powder. I place a small amount of the Beauty Secret white acrylic powder into a container. Then I use a straight razor to shave off some of the soft pastel into a container. I use the opposite end my by acrylic brush to thoroughly mix the powders.

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I repeat the same process to make the yellow acrylic powder.

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Next I use this pink tinted polish on all ten nails. I created this polish by adding a few drops of a red polish into a clear polish.

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I then use ???? glitter polish by Sinful Colors. I concentrate the polish only on the tips of the nails. I apply two coats of this polish.

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I then use Ruby Kisses HD glitter polish. This is a silver, chunkier glitter polish. I place this polish only on the tips as well.

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Here, I am using this silicon mold (purchased from Ebay) to create star and crescent moon shaped acrylic pieces. I use the Tammy Taylor powder and the yellow acrylic powder for these pieces.  The acrylic powder must be complete dry and hardened before the pieces can be removed from the mold. While the powder set, I move on to the next step.

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Here I began to create Sailor Moon’s bow. I start with a medium size bead of red acrylic and place it in the center of my nail. This will be the center of the bow and my guide for placing the remainder of the acrylic. I pat the ball of acrylic with the side of my brush to flatten it.

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I then began to work of the lower ribbons of the bow first, then I work on the top bow area.

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To finish off the bow, I place a small bead of yellow acrylic in the center and flat it out.

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For the wand, I began by placing a large bead of yellow acrylic on the nail. I then start from the center of the bead and work from the inside out to create the crescent moon shape.

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I use the pink acrylic powder for the wand handle.

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I use the yellow and red acrylic powder to add details to the wand.

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sailor moon nail art

I then remove the acrylic pieces from the mold. I did not use all of them for this design. At the time, I didn’t know which or how many pieces I would need.

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I use the Seche Vite topcoat to adhere the 3D acrylic pieces to my nails.

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I then apply the rhinestones.

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Lastly, I apply two coats of the Seche Vite topcoat.

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This is the completed look. I really love this design.

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Purple Winged Eyeshadow

Purple Winged Eyeshadow

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This purple winged eyeshadow look is totally out of the box for me, but I love it. This is perfect for those who aren’t too great with winged eyeliner, like me. Although this look consist of several colors, it’s pretty simple due to majority of the colors are concentrated on the eyelid.

Purple Winged Eyeshadow
Purple Winged Eyeshadow
Products used are:

I began by applying a moisturizer. I use Reviva Skin Lightener For Day Fade Cream. I love this product because it’s moisturizing without being oily.  Next I apply Victoria’s Secret Anti-shine FX Oil-Free Mattifier primer. If you follow me then you know that my favorite make-up primer is Rimmerl Stay Matte primer. I am out of that at the moment. However, this primer by Victoria’s Secret works really well.

⇒ Reviva Labs – Daily Skin Care Regimen and Review ⇐

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Then I seal the primer with a light dusting of Ben Nye Chestnut Powder

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I lightly fill in my brows with NYX eyeliner pencil in color brown black.

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Next, I line my brows with LA Girl Pro concealer. I use color Fawn on the bottom and Toast on the top. I blend this really will using my blending sponge.

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Next, I apply the LA Girl Pro concealer color Toast to my eyelids and under my eye.

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Then I apply the NYX white eyeshadow base

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I start off using a purple color from this Eyes on the ’60s eyeshadow palette.

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I then use Haute Chocolate from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. I apply this right above where I place the purple eyeshadow.

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Next, I apply Salted Carmel to the area above the crease

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I wanted the purple to be a little more intense. So I applied the deepest purple from the Take Me to Brazil palette.

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Next is foundation. I used the Chanel Perfection Lumiere in color 154 Ambre

⇒ Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation Review ⇐

Chanel Perfection Lumiere

 

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Then I apply my concealer. I am using color Fawn. I also use this concealer to make the line of the purple eyeshadow crisper.

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I used the black color from the Take Me to Brazil palette. I placed this is the outer corners of my eyes to give more depth and dimension.

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I then use this bright gold color from the same palette to line the bottom of the purple wing. To make the gold eyeshadow more intense, I wet my brush first, then I apply the eyeshadow.

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I then apply this rose color from the Take Me to Brazil palette to my crease.

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I highlight my face with Wet n Wild Coverall Concealer.

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For my contour, I used MAC Brun eyeshadow.

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To set my highlight I used Ben Ny Banana Powder

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Purple Winged Eyeshadow

Then seal my foundation with Ben Nye Chestnut Powder.

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I then line my bottom water line with NYX eyeliner in color white. After that I apply mascara.

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Apply Blush. I am using Black Radiance blush in color Blackberry.

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Purple Winged Eyeshadow

Finally, I put on a little lipgloss. The is Victoria’s Secret Flavored Gloss in Cherry Bomb

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Purple Winged Eyeshadow

This is one of my favorite makeup looks thus far. It’s edgy but still very wearable. What are your thoughts?

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Purple Winged Eyeshadow

Purple Winged Eyeshadow


Purple Winged Eyeshadow

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Lustre Rio Curl Review – How to Make a U-Part Wig

Lustre Rio Curl


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I have this gorgeous hair from Gold 22. It’s call the Lustre Rio Curl. Of course I had to make a wig with it. However, I did not have a closure to match this texture. So I thought, why not make a u-part wig. This is my first my time making an u-part wig, but I’ve made plenty of closure wigs. The process is exactly the same, minus the closure.

Here are the items I used:

  • WaveBuilder Stretch Cap
  • Curved needle
  • Polyester Thread
  • Scissors
  • Quilting Pins
  • Styrofoam Mannequin Head
  • Lustre Rio Curl Hair color 1B (3 packs)

The  Wave Builder Stretch Cap is my favorite cap to use for making wigs.

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The cap is very lightweight and has an overall great fit. It has less seams than other caps which makes it more stretchy.

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I use regular polyester sewing thread and a curved needle. I prefer this thread over traditional weaving thread because it’s strong but thin. The weaving thread is just to thick in my opinion.

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Next, your going to need a good pair of scissors. As long as they are sharp, any kind will do.

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I use quilting pins to keep the weft in place as I sew.

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This hair is the Lustre Rio Curl. It’s absolutely gorgeous. It is 100% Human Hair Fusion Mix. Basically means this is human hair combined with synthetic fibers. This mixture of hair is suppose to add volume, manageability, and makes the curl last longer.

Lustre Rio Curl

I start sewing the first weft right above the seam of the band on the bottom of the cap. As you can see, I used the quilting pins to tact the weft to the cap. It makes it so much easier to work with the hair. As I sew along, I move the pins along the weft to help keep me on track with wear I want the weft sewn.

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I wanted to include this picture to really show how I am placing the wefts. As you can see, I’m placing this wefts in a upside down “U” shape. I got this tip from Ivy Powell from YouTube. This placement makes that hair lay really flat once the cap in on your head.

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I am using the flip over method for sewing on the wefts. This means that I am not cutting any of the wefts. Once I reach the end of one side of the cap, I flip over the track and sew on the fold. I make several stitches in this area to make sure everything is secure and flat as possible. Then I continue to  sew the hair to the cap as before until I reach the other end.

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This is the final weft of hair I am sewing onto the cap. For this track, I make sure to make my stitches closer together and neat. The reason for sewing the stitches so close together is because I cut the cap material in the center as close a possible to this weft. I want it to be very secure.

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This is the finished look. This hair is beautiful. It reminds me of Kelly Rowland’s big curly hair. I did comb out the curls just a bit to give the hair more volume and an overall more natural look. The only downfall is I wish I would have gotten this hair in the color #1B or maybe a #2 because my leave out is much lighter than this color.

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I used small size perm rods to curl my hair that is left out at the top.

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Overall, I really love this style. What do you think?

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Milk Chocolate Eyeshadow – Tutorial

Milk Chocolate Eyeshadow

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Milk Chocolate Eyeshadow – For this look, I used two products that I’ve been wanting for a long time. I finally bit the bullet and purchased the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette and the Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation. These products are a bit pricey, but I truly believe they’re worth it.

Other Products used to achieve this look are:

I begin with Sea Breeze astringent on a cotton round and wipe my face. I have really oily skin; this helps with removing the oil for a better makeup application. Milk Chocolate Eyeshadow

Next, I use Rimmel Stay Matte Primer. Rimmel Stay Matte Primer Milk Chocolate Eyeshadow

Then I set that with Ben Nye Chestnut Powder Ben Nye Chestnut powder Milk Chocolate Eyeshadow

Next I apply L.A. Girl Pro Coneal HD. High Definiton Concealer 0.25 OZ GC984 Toffee to my eyelids and under my eyes. Sort of like a “base coat”. LA Girl Pro Concealer Milk Chocolate Eyeshadow

I fill in my eyebrows with NYX Slim Lip Liner Pencil 853 Brown Black. Milk Chocolate Eyeshadow

Then I line my eyebrows with L.A. Girl Pro Coneal HD. High Definiton Concealer 0.25 OZ GC984 Toffee Milk Chocolate Eyeshadow

Next I apply the NYX Cosmetics Eye Shadow Base, White, 0.21 Ounce. Milk Chocolate Eyeshadow Milk Chocolate Eyeshadow

I apply Amaretto to the crease Milk Chocolate Eyeshadow

I apply Cherry Cordial to the outer and inner corners of my eye Milk Chocolate Eyeshadow

In the middle, I apply Strawberry Bon Bon Milk Chocolate Eyeshadow

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Then I use White Chocolate to highlight my brow bone Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 6.50.30 PM

I use Salted Carmel on the area above my crease as a transition color and to help blend everything together for a seamless finish. Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 6.51.31 PM

Next, I apply the Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation.

⇒ Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation Review ⇐

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Then I highlight my face with more of the L.A. Girl Pro Coneal HD. High Definiton Concealer 0.25 OZ GC984 Toffee. Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 6.54.09 PM

I set my concealer with Ben Nye Luxury Powders – Banana 1.5oz. Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 6.55.16 PM

Next, I line my eyes with Maybelline New York Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner, Black, 0.037 fl. Oz. and line my bottom water line with NYX Cosmetics Slide On Pencil, SL04 Pure White. Then apply mascara. Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 6.55.45 PM Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 6.56.05 PM Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 6.56.35 PM

Set my foundation with Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil 0.3 oz Tinted Mineral Veil. Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 6.57.50 PM

Apply Blush. This is from the BH Cosmetics Hollywood Palette. BH Hollywood BH Hollywood Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 6.59.10 PM

Finally, I apply NYX Slim Lip Liner Pencil 830 Currant and MILANI Color Statement Lipstick – Sangria. Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 6.59.40 PM Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 6.59.55 PM

And the completed look! Milk Chocolate Eyeshadow Milk Chocolate Eyeshadow Milk Chocolate Eyeshadow Milk Chocolate Eyeshadow Milk Chocolate Eyeshadow

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Summer Sunset Makeup Tutorial

Summer Sunset Makeup

Summer Sunset Makeup – For this look, I wanted to go bright and colorful. These colors are very bold, however with great blending it turns it into a very wearable makeup look.

Here are the products used to create this look:

First I applied the Rimmel Stay Matte Primer all over my face.

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Next, I filled in my eyebrows with the NYX eyebrow pencil in color Black. When using black to fill in my eyebrows instead of brown, I use it very lightly. Definitely not going for the Sharpe eyebrows lol.

After, I fill in the eyebrows, I apply LA Girl Pro concealer color Fawn to give them the freshly arched look. I make sure to blend everything really well.

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Next, I apply Rimmel Eyeshadow Primer and blend that in also.

I use colors #11, #21, and #17 from this eyeshadow I purchased from Ebay.

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Next I add MAC Carbon to add more depth to the outer corners.

I applied NXY eyeliner in color white to my bottom water line.

I then lined my eyes with Rimmel gel eyeliner in color black. I added a slight wing at the end.

Next, I applied LA Girl Pro concealer in color Fawn to the areas I wanted to highlight.

I then apply Maybelline Fit Me foundation.

I set the concealer with Ben Nye Banana Powder

And set my foundation with Ben Nye Chestnut Powder

Next I apply the Wet n Wild Mega Length mascara

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Then blush

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Finally, the lips. I line my lips with NXY lipliner in color Currant. Then apply lipstick; NYX lipstick in color Vivaldi.

Summer Sunset Makeup

Summer Sunset Makeup

Tell me what you think about this Summer Sunset inspired makeup look!

Summer Sunset Makeup

Summer Sunset Makeup

Summer Sunset Makeup

Summer Sunset Makeup

 Summer Sunset Makeup Tutorial

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Red Bottoms Nails – Christian Louboutin Inspired

Red Bottoms Nails

Christian Louboutin – Red Bottoms Nails
Everyone is familiar with the sleek and sophisticated look of the infamous Christian Louboutin nude red bottom pumps.  This design was inspired by that. I wanted simple and sleek but with a little twist.

Here are the products I used to create this nail design:
• 100/180 grit nail file – File Emory Board Set 5 100/180 Grit Creative Nail Design Polish Buffer
No Lift Nail Primer .75oz
No-Lift Nails Monomer Liquid
5pcs Acrylic Nail Art UV Gel Carving Pen Brush Liquid Powder DIY No. 2/4/6/8/10
Tammy Taylor Nail Powder 2.5 Oz Dramatic Pink
• Nail forms – Nail Art Guide Form Acrylic UV Gel Tips Extension 500ps
e.l.f. 4 Piece Nail Polish Set – Color Nude
Kiss nail art paint polish, red
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat, 0.5 Ounce

I began with removing the old nail polish and designs. I like to use %100 Acetone nail polish remover. It makes the process a lot easier and faster.

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Since I am doing a fill-in, I try to remove as much of the acrylic that has lifted with my nail nippers.

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Red Bottoms Nails

Once that is complete, I file my nails making them as smooth as possible. I also file my nails into the shape I desire. For this look, I was going for a more almond shaped nail.

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I use a cotton round with acetone to remove any excess dust and to remove any oils from the nail. Add a little primer my natural nail only, then I began to apply the acrylic. I take my time with this process. I like for my fill-ins to look like a fresh set of nails. A pet peeve of mine is harsh fill lines.

Red Bottoms Nails

Red Bottoms Nails
When that process is complete, I then file and buffs my nails. It’s really important to take your time with this step as well. If the nail is not smooth, it will be very noticeable once you apply the nail polish.
Next, I wash my hands to remove any dust and towel dry completely.
Then I apply the ELF polish. I am unsure of the name of this polish. It came in a set of four. None of the nail polishes had names (weird I know lol). But any nude brown color would do. I applied two coats of polish.

Red Bottoms Nails

Red Bottoms Nails
Next I used Kiss nail art paint in red. These nail art paints are great because they come with the long, slender brush which makes it easy to apply. Also the paint itself is a little thicker than regular nail polish so one coat is all that is needed. For this design, I paint the edges first, and then I use a small angled nail art brush to paint the underside of the nail.

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Next, I use the same small flat nail brush (once red polish is thoroughly removed) and remove any polish on the cuticle or sides of the nail.

Once it is all completely dry, I use two coats of the Seche Vite top coat.

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And done…..

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What do you think?


Christian Louboutin – Red Bottoms Nails