Showing posts from November, 2013

JuicyCanvas : Customizable Art & Fashion

Hello everyone! This is not a regular beauty post.  I recently stumbled upon a website called JuicyCanvas and  I loved the concept so much I thought I’d share it with you. Founded by husband-and-wife team  Artur Maklyarevsky   and  Deb Brugiati , JuicyCanvas   is the first art and fashion marketplace that allows you to customize (or “remix” as they call it) trending art and print it onto beautiful daily-life products, such as; American Apparel t-shirts, baby onesies, tote bags, mobile cases, hoodies and stretched canvases. They are currently fundraising to  take their project to the next level , on  Indiegogo .  They plan to build a mobile app and launch new products they've been testing for months.  They are seeking the backing of art and fashion enthusiasts and they are also rewarding contributors with customizable perks .   You can get more info about this  here . ​   Every little bit will help! Support  JuicyCanvas  and help them reach their goal! www.juicyc

Eyebrow pencil tips

Hello everyone! As we all know, well  groomed  eyebrows  balance your features and  frame your eyes .  As I told you previously,  I'm  kind of obsessed with eyebrows !  A common way to groom your eyebrows is by using eyebrow pencil .  This post will explain how to use it correctly. If you want well defined, natural-looking eyebrows, all you have to do is follow these few simple steps and additional tips below. Step 1: Fill-in the eyebrows with your pencil using thin, hair-like strokes.  Use short strokes that overlap, to make the eyebrows appear fuller. Step 2: Blend colour and groom brows with an eyebrow comb or spooley brush . Step 3: (Optional) For very defined brows, take a small flat brush and apply creamy concealer around the brows to tidy up the edges.   Step 4: (Optional) Keep you eyebrows in place with a brow gel . Tips: Choose the shade closest to you natural colour. Never, ever fill in your brows with black pencil!   Unless you want t

DIY: Perfumed body powder

Hello everyone! Today I will show you another beauty DIY; your own customized perfumed body powder .  This also makes a great last minute gift , and I bet you can find all the necessary ingredients at home. You will need: cotton balls or cotton disks a  perfume/essential oils of your choice corn flour (cornstarch) a glass jar with a lid powder puff Method: Get a cotton ball or two and spray them with your favorite perfume.  About 30 sprays.  You can also put drops of essential oils like rose or lavender on the cotton balls instead. Place the cotton ball(s) in the bottom of the glass jar. Fill the container about half full with corn flour (cornstarch) and close the lid. Shake the container vigorously. Let the perfumed powder mixture stand for 10-14 days so the perfume/oils can penetrate the powder. Use a powder puff and enjoy your own  customized  perfumed body powder!

NEW launch! GlamST: Try beauty products virtually and receive advice

Hello everyone! Imagine if you could try your make-up virtually just by posting your photo, and also get the best beauty advice.  This is the main idea behind GlamST ( GlamStreet) . GlamST is a new platform that helps women find the perfect beauty product.  It combines virtual tester technology with intelligent recommendations and social advice to help choose the best beauty products online. GlamST aims to combine technology with blogger and social recommendations to help women choose the best make-up for them. The app is already available in Windows 8 store  - click here ! .   Features Try make-up virtually in face and lips in your own picture Get inspired and create and save your own look Learn how to apply make-up & discover latest trends in beauty products And on December 2013 (mark your calendar), GlamST  will be launching their web platform !  I’m so excited!   Register now - click   here .

DIY: Translucent face powder

Hello everyone! Today's post is a simple recipe for translucent face powder !  Not only is it easy to make, but it also gives your skin a break from all the toxins and chemicals found in commercial face powders!  The ingredients are items that you probably  already  have in your kitchen. This powder is very effective at mattifying the skin and setting your make-up and because it’s made with skin-loving ingredients, it will also nourish your skin !   Here’s how you make it: Ingredients: Arrowroot powder : this powder is made from dehydrated and ground arrowroot, which is known to have skin-smoothing effects.   Corn flour ( cornstarch ): absorbs excess oil, helping to give your skin a matte finish Cocoa powder : has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which help to firm and renew your skin All three ingredients can be found at the cooking and baking supply section at the store! Method: Combine 2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder and 2 te

DIY: Nail art dotting tools

Hello everyone! Today I want to talk to you about dotting tools.   Nail art dotting tools come in a variety of sizes and are used to help create dot and circle patterns.  How to use:  As you probably know, just dip the end of your dotting tool in nail polish, and dot away! It’s also easy to create your own nail dotting tools using stuff you have lying around at home.    I use these all the time to create polka dot designs. (Check out some of my designs below ! )  Here's how you can make  four different DIY dotting tools .  Enjoy!  1 From micro points to polka dots,  a toothpick  is an obvious and most popular choice for dotting.  Be sure to purchase picks with flattened bases for an extra shape to play around with! 2 Bobby pins  are another cheap and convenient alternative.   Just bend them out straight, and use the round tips at the end like regular dotting tool. 3 You can also use ballpoint pens .  I suggest tha