May 2012 Archives
Want to get the look yourself? It’s easy, thanks to M.A.C Lipstick in Lady Bug! This lipstick ($14.50 at maccosmetics.com) is the perfect shade of yellow tomato red that will make your lips look exactly like Zoe’s and Kat’s.
This candle is formulated with a mix of sweet lavender oil, spicy ginger and rose oil, each of which contains different properties to soothe the soul. The lavender calms the senses, the ginger provides anti-nausea benefits and the rose oil uplifts the spirits. What could be better, right?
Add to that the fact that this candle is made from natural soy based wax that burns down evenly and slowly, and we’d say this candle is pretty darn near perfect. Especially since we feel our soul getting calmer each and every time we light it.
The Love Life Skin Aromatherapy Candle retails for $60 at lovelifeskincare.com.
Wear rubber gloves while washing the dishes.
Every manicurist has told us to do this. Seriously, it’s in their top 3 nail tips! Wearing rubber gloves while you wash the dishes keeps your nails looking perfect much longer, and it makes your skin so much better not to be in that hot, soapy water.
Clean up stray polish with a cotton-wrapped orange stick.
So, you’ve given yourself a pretty amazing manicure … and then disaster strikes. Your cuticles are covered in red/green/blue/purple/(insert other color here) nail polish. The easiest way to clean them up? With an orange stick wrapped in cotton and soaked in remover! Simply swab it over your cuticles and the excess polish will come right off.
When in doubt, start simple.
So you’ve never really been that great at doing your own nails, but you want to get better. Start small! Rather than jumping right into dark, hard to apply colors like red, blue or black, start with a pale pink or nude that won’t show up as much if you make mistakes. We recommend a color like Deborah Lippmann Fashion ($16 at deborahlippmann.com), which not only is indistinguishable if you make a mistake but is such a gorgeous nude.