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Love & Hate: Nails Edition

I’ve never really been someone to rock a flawless manicure at all times, because it just takes a little too much upkeep. Now that summer’s here, I’ve been focusing a lot more on my toes than my fingers when it comes to nail stuff, because that’s a ‘cure I can manage to keep looking decent for at least a couple weeks. I was re-doing my toenails to prep for wearing my ancient but still adorable espadrille wedges (yes, of course they’re black!) and it turned  ...

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Application Basics

Application Basics: Primer

Well, here we have another video in the Application Basics series! This one, for once, is short and sweet. If you have questions, be sure to let me know! Products used: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer – http://bit.ly/1mimIkT Becca Ever-Matte Primer – http://bit.ly/1i2lPob NARS Instant Line & Pore Perfector (reviewed here) – http://bit.ly/1kxXw5U Also be sure to check out the post on primer from the How to Makeup series, if you haven’t already!    

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Application Basics

Application Basics: Foundation

Despite my promise to keep these videos pretty short, this one turned out a bit long since there are just a lot of ways to apply foundation. Take a look at all the different methods, and of course if you have questions feel free to ask! Brushes/tools used: EcoTools Eye Prep & Prime Brush – http://bit.ly/1hYZi02 Real Techniques Stippling Brush – http://bit.ly/1lnxXIf Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush – http://bit.ly/1jkWnLr Urban Decay Optical Blurring Brush –  ...

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Application Basics, Guides

Application Basics: Intro

Well, now that the series on all the different products and the basic brush types are finished the next logical step probably has something to do with putting those two things together. Such as, how you actually get the stuff on your face. There’s a ton of ground to cover there so I’m going to keep everything very basic, and of course there’s really no substitute for some old-fashioned practice. But this is something I wish I’d had when I was learning how to do  ...

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All About Brushes, Guides

All About Brushes: Care & Feeding

Now, after a long journey, we’ve come to the least sexy but maybe the most important part of the All About Brushes series – how to not destroy them! A good brush should last you a long time, but obviously taking care of it will help make sure it lasts as long as it should. There’s not really any single best way to care for brushes, but I’ll lay out the basics of how I do it. Storage Take it from my experience – throwing your brushes just any old place is a  ...

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