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Quick & easy way to bandage a cracked nail

  My nails have been growing out pretty nicely recently, so naturally this happened: I hate when a nail cracks like that – too far down to cut it off, but deep enough to catch on something. Since I first noticed it I’ve been living in fear of the moment it snags on something and takes half my nail off with it. Wearing a bandaid until it grows out didn’t seem like a workable solution, so I decided to make a bandage-type-thingy for it.   To start off with,  ...

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How I finally covered up my @$*#&^! undereye bags

So, yeah, undereye bags are a thing that have been frustrating me for ages now. I’ve always had dark circles under my eyes, which don’t really bother me that much because my eyes have been that way since I was a tiny kid. Recently though, that area has been extra-puffy and it’s not so flattering – I think my allergies probably have a lot to do with it. So far I haven’t found any fancy eye creams that really do much and cold compresses only help if it’s  ...

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How I fake-a-brow

I swear, I must have tried to photograph this tutorial at least four times, but every time it just ended up being a series of really awkward facial expressions while holding a brow pencil. So instead, here’s a video. Let me know what you think of it, and if there are any other videos you want to see! And as always, please subscribe if you want to make sure you don’t miss anything. Products Mentioned NARS Brow Perfector (I wear Suriname) Anastasia Brow Powder Duo (I wear Ebony)  ...

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Tutorial: Getting an even curl pattern

Do you ever have moments that just make you question your level of intelligence? A while back I had one of those, and it happened at the hair salon, of all places. I was whining to my hairstylist about how unpredictable my curls are. Seriously, depending on weather, temperature, how long I dry my hair, star alignment, etc, etc, my curl pattern can be just totally different. Exhibit A: Loose, jaw-length curls Exhibit B: One day later, tiny ringlets, at least 1.5″ shorter, totally makes  ...

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Tutorial: Soft purple smoky eye with the Laura Mercier Artist Palette

I had a few days off for the holiday, so that means I had time to photograph another tutorial – again with the LM Artist Palette since I know a lot of people got it. FYI it’s sold out on the Sephora website, but it’s still in stock at some stores. If you didn’t grab one yet, you can always substitute similar purple shades, obviously. So first off, the finished look: 1. Base Apply the primer of your choice and cover your whole eye from lashline to brow with a sheer  ...

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