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DIY hair removal wax

the blogger said its not painful. so i might actually try it. =D

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Waxing is one of the most popular methods of hair removal. Personally, I prefer waxing because I get more ingrown hair and blotches from shaving and depilatory creams. Out of all the methods, not only do I find waxing as the most effective in hair removal, but it also takes the longest time for hair to grow back.

honey

Over the years, I’ve been going to this affordable waxing salon called Lay Bare to get my waxing done. They use cold wax and I find that it is less painful than hot wax. But since I’m flat broke (and stuck at home), I opted to try the DIY wax. Thanks to my good friend, Google I found the perfect recipe for a homemade wax. For this, you will need the following:

– 1 cup brown sugar

– 1/4 cup honey

– juice of 1/2 lemon or if not available, 3 calamansi

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Makeup Life hacks

here are some very useful life hack from buzz feed

 

27 DIY Beauty Hacks Every Girl Should Know

Being a girl is hard. Which is why your beauty routine should be as easy as possible. posted on August 21, 2013 at 4:16pm EDT

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1. Turn any eyeliner pencil into super-intense gel liner.

 

Turn any eyeliner pencil into super-intense gel liner.

2. Color your entire lid with white eyeliner to make eyeshadow colors POP.

 

Color your entire lid with white eyeliner to make eyeshadow colors POP.

3. Cover up dark circles by applying concealer in a triangle shape.

 

Cover up dark circles by applying concealer in a triangle shape.

This technique gives saggy eye bags a bigger lift.

4. To avoid getting lipstick on your teeth, stick your finger in your mouth and pull it out.

 

Your finger will get the excess product, not your teeth.

5. To get a much more professional eyeshadow look, use Mac paint pot in Soft Ochre underneath.

 

To get a much more professional eyeshadow look, use Mac paint pot in Soft Ochre underneath.

Brush a coat of it on OVER your eyeshadow primer, before you start applying color.

6. Learn how to set your lipstick so it LASTS.

 

Learn how to set your lipstick so it LASTS.

After you have applied your lipstick, hold a tissue over your lips and lightly dust translucent powder over the tissue.

7. Instead of shelling out for Lip Venom, add a drop of peppermint oil to your favorite lip gloss.

 

Instead of shelling out for Lip Venom, add a drop of peppermint oil to your favorite lip gloss.

8. Use baby powder to get DIY falsies.

 

Use baby powder to get DIY falsies.

Between applying each coat of mascara, dip a Q-tip in baby powder and run across your lashes, focusing on the tips. The second coat will attach to the powder for a longer, fuller look.

9. Apply your lipliner like this to get an even Cupid’s bow shape.

 

Apply your lipliner like this to get an even Cupid's bow shape.

10. Get rid of split ends by twisting locks of hair and snipping the ones you see sticking out.

 

Get rid of split ends by twisting locks of hair and snipping the ones you see sticking out.

11. Here’s an incredibly fast, polished topknot you can do in your car.

 

Here's an incredibly fast, polished topknot you can do in your car.

1. Gather your hair up into a high ponytail at the top of your crown. Secure with an elastic.
2. Divide the ponytail ends into two sections and use both hands to twist each section down to the ends.
3. Wrap each twist in opposite directions around the base of your elastic. Make sure each twist is wrapped around evenly.
4. Secure with bobby pins.

12. Save money by making your own shellac manicure.

 

Save money by making your own shellac manicure.

Get the lowdown from this blogger who swears by this method using three products you can find at any drugstore.

13. Follow this pattern for contouring.

 

Follow this pattern for contouring.

This image makes contouring seem way less daunting.

14. When going for a dramatic winged look, draw the outline of the shape, and then fill it in.

 

When going for a dramatic winged look, draw the outline of the shape, and then fill it in.

You’ll get a much more precise line.

15. Touch up a French manicure with a rubber band.

 

Touch up a French manicure with a rubber band.

16. Use a business card to pull your lid up so you can get the mascara right to the base of your lashes.

 

Use a business card to pull your lid up so you can get the mascara right to the base of your lashes.

Hold an old credit or business card above the upper lashes and wiggle the brush away back and forth at the roots.

17. Use a spoon to get the perfect wing shape for your eyeliner.

 

Use a spoon to get the perfect wing shape for your eyeliner.

18. Easiest nail art EVER.

 

Easiest nail art EVER.

Use Band-Aids to create little polka dots on your nails.

19. Forgo eyeshadow and instead, crosshatch gel liner onto lids and blend for long-lasting, budge-proof coverage.

 

Forgo eyeshadow and instead, crosshatch gel liner onto lids and blend for long-lasting, budge-proof coverage.

20. Check your makeup when you get into your car.

 

Check your makeup when you get into your car.

The different light source will expose any makeup mistakes you might have missed in your bathroom.

21. If you are doing a smokey look that involves a lot of blending, use one brush to apply and a clean one to blend.

 

If you are doing a smokey look that involves a lot of blending, use one brush to apply and a clean one to blend.

This will keep your look from getting too muddy looking.

22. Want to wear glitter nail polish without going through the pain-in-the-ass removal process?

 

Want to wear glitter nail polish without going through the pain-in-the-ass removal process?

Use Elmer’s glue as the base coat. The manicure will peel off neatly, and it supposedly can last for up to a week!

23. Use it to get the neatest manicure ever.

 

Use it to get the neatest manicure ever.

Apply it with a brush and then peel it off after you’re done with your manicure. It works better than Vaseline because you can actually see it, so you can just rub it off if any actually gets on the nail.

24. Use pale frosted eyeshadow to get fuller, 3D lips.

 

Use pale frosted eyeshadow to get fuller, 3D lips.

25. Flat-iron your braids to create long-lasting waves.

 

Flat-iron your braids to create long-lasting waves.

26. This one easy step will make your eyes brighter and more noticeable.

 
27 DIY Beauty Hacks Every Girl Should Know

27. Know where to apply your perfume so it lasts all day.

 

Know where to apply your perfume so it lasts all day.

 for more cool stuff visit their website here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/

Wow, time flies

its been a long time. its now December and it’s almost finals week here on campus. Today.. there is a festive social for the design majors. i think there will be drinks.. i hope they have no alcoholic ones. not about that life. >.< my cousin and some friends would be proud of me that i am leaving my dorm and the fact that i have to be formal-ish.

so i did finally try the fall trend makeup. products i used were:
NYC cheek glow: west side wine
Kate moss Rimmel London
cover girl 3 in 1 in twany
forever 21 black gel eyeliner
NYC colors individual eyes: brown eyes
it came out pretty good but i think the lipstick was a bit drying had to reapply it every now and again

Makeup: Foundation

i just wanted to quickly post an up date for the foundation edition i found a really good post on how to apply full coverage foundation
http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/makeup-tipshow-to/how-to-apply-liquid-foundation/

1. Grab your favorite liquid foundation

Grab your favorite liquid foundation. Now, I almost always choose a full coverage one, as this method will sheer it down a bit, making it suitable for most skin types and needs. Pour or pump an amount about the size of a nickel or quarter (this will vary depending on the condition of your skin) onto the back of your hand or a palette.

2. Take a dense, flat-top brush

Take a dense, flat top brush (my favorite is the Sigma F80), and dip it into the foundation. Dot this onto your nose, the cheeks, around the borders of your face, and your chin (one “dip” should pick up enough product to lightly dot around all of these areas).

Sigma F80 Kabuki Brush

3. Starting at the nose…

Starting at the nose, stipple in small, tight areas, moving to the cheeks and the borders of the face, stippling product inward towards the center. Repeat this process for your chin.

4. With what is left on the brush…

With what is left on the brush, stipple over the area above your lips and below your mouth. Avoid the area where you get smile lines for now (this will look weird, but we’ll correct this malfeasance later.

5. If you regularly use foundation under your eyes…

This next step is only if you regularly use foundation under your eyes, rather than or in conjunction with concealer. If you don’t, skip to the next step. Take a bit of foundation on the outer edge of your brush, and dot lightly under the eyes, concentrating the product at the lower inner corners where your undereyes are darkest. Stipple lightly over this area, taking the foundation applied under the eyes up and onto the eyelid and browbone.

6. Stipple across your forehead and into the hairline

You should have about 1/3 of the product left. Take some on your brush, and stipple it across your forehead and into the hairline (almost as bad as the jawline is a blatant change in color at your hairline, which many people tend to neglect). Your entire face should now be covered (except for the small area around your smile lines).

 

7. Dot under your jawline

Take the remainder of the product on your brush, and dot it under your jawline. Stipple this upwards to “connect” with the product on your face, and downwards slightly to fade it into your neck. Stipple lightly where your ears connect to your face.

8. Stipple all over your face

Stipple all over your face, using any excess product to deal with problem areas. This distributes the foundation evenly. You may now go over your smile line area, which will only be covered with a small amount of product, greatly reducing the chance of creasing.

9. Buff in a circular motion

After you have stippled all over your entire face once, lightly buff in small circular motions using the same brush. This blurs imperfections and removes any excess product, and melds the product with your skin, giving it a natural skin-like texture. Make sure to buff under your eyes, over your eyelids, and around your hairline to blend the product into the tight borders surrounding these areas. Keep buffing until the foundation starts to feel a bit tacky (it usually takes 2-3 passes over my entire face and under my jaw to get to this point).

10. Apply any cream face products now

Apply any cream face products (blush, highlighter, contour, etc.)

11. Let your foundation set

This step is crucial. Let the foundation set for 3-5 minutes. Take a tissue, and blot all over your face, avoiding the nose if you have large pores. Pay special attention to the eyelids, lines under the eyes, and the corners of the eyes (where excess product will definitely have creased and collected). If your foundation tends to set into your smile lines, you may wish to buff very lightly over this area once more using the same brush as before.

12. Apply loose powder with a puff

Apply loose powder with a puff, rolling and pushing it into the skin.

13. Finish with any other powders and blend

Apply any other powder products (blush, bronzer, contour, etc.), and blend well.

This may seem a tad complicated, but ignoring the setting times, this whole thing takes 5-7 minutes at most, and results in smooth, even, porcelain skin.

If you wish to sheer down this application even further, dampen your brush slightly before application to prevent excess product from being absorbed by the bristles. Make sure to always use a (relatively) clean brush for application (I tend to wash mine every 3-4 days) to avoid caking. And never forget to set and blot!

With this quick tutorial under your belt, you’ll always be able to put your best face forward.

Midterms over

Midterms week recently came to an end here at my school. i guess you can say here… were are over the “hump” and the rest of this semester should be smooth sailing… until Finals that is. anyway .. i PASSED so ima good just 7 more semesters to go.. anyway i visited my high school today. it changed… a lot.. but im small ways that make a huge difference and my principle.. still a pain in the ass not even sure if i want to visit again. but what ever

Midterms

Here at my college in about 4 days we swing into Midterms week. which for me came surprisingly quick. this semester came and is on it’s way out fast. like its blowing my mind right now. so anyway i had a weekend planned until my professor shot it to hell when he told the class what we should review.  and it’s a crap load i cant remember half of the stuff we talked about. i wish i took notes, in that particular class. you live and you learn right? now i either have to print a lot of paper (i don’t really wanna pay for ink) or magically develop a photographic memory. AWESOME. i hope we can bring out laptops that would be better save trees you know.  well i am off to study study study and finish a project.