Nail art is a fun hobby that you can pick up easily and inexpensively. Give it a try!
I would like to start off saying that I am in no way an expert in nail art – As a woman in her mid-30’s I have been painting my nails for 20 years or so, but only got into nail art in the past few years. There are some amazing nail artists out there, but it takes time and patience to make real works of art on your nails. With that said, you can have a lot of fun playing around with all of the different colors and patterns on your nails. And unlike some other hobbies, you can get started using supplies that you probably already have at home.
Let’s start you off with an easy, cute design that you can customize to match any outfit – flowers!
Nail Polish in 3 colors of your choice, plus a clear base & topcoat
Nail polish remover & Cotton rounds, q-tips
Pin with plastic pinhead (like for sewing)
Remove any old nail polish that is on your nails.
File your nails to get the shape and length you want.
Paint a clear basecoat on your nails, let dry.
Paint your background color on your nails, let dry.
Using the pinhead, put 5 round drops of 1 color on each nail, positioning so they all share an edge, let dry. This will be the main part of your flower.
Using the pinhead, take a different color of polish and put 1 larger drop of color in the middle of the flower that you just painted, let dry. This is the middle of your flower.
After you have completed all of your flowers and let them dry, paint your topcoat on, let dry.
Admire your flowered nails!
I hope that you enjoyed this simple introduction to nail art. If you enjoy nail art, then you can do even more intricate and complicated designs with practice. DealDash has an amazing beauty section. If you need any beauty tools be sure to check DealDash. DealDash offers lots of beauty auctions. Just click this link to check them out. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!
Winter is just around the corner, and I don’t know about you, but my lips get extra dry in the cold weather. Let’s see what we can do to stop the damage before it even starts.
If you’ve never used a lip scrub before, you’re in for a treat. Lip exfoliation can help remove the dry, dead skin covering the lips, and reveal your soft lips underneath. Lip scrubs are easy, quick, and inexpensive to make. Though it can be slightly addicting once you start, it’s important not to use this scrub to much-our lips are fragile after all. Once a week is more than enough to keep your lips soft and healthy.
1 Tbs of sugar – white or brown is OK, I prefer the “Sugar in the Raw” brand
Approximately 1 Tsp of coconut oil – if this is not enough to make your sugar stick together add more little by little until you have reached your desired consistency.
5 drops of vanilla extract
Mix the sugar with enough coconut oil to get it to stick together
Add in the vanilla extract, stir
Once a week rub the scrub onto your lips in small circular motions for about 1 minute
Let it sit for 1 minute, and then wipe off with a damp washcloth
Apply a moisturizing lip balm after each use
This recipe can be adapted to fit your own tastes, for example, you could use white sugar and add 1 drop of the food coloring of your choice if you would like to make a pretty scrub to use as a gift. In fact, you could make up a large batch of this, put it in pretty containers from the craft store, tie ribbons around the top, and give them as gifts this holiday season.
This lip scrub should last for a few weeks stored at room temperature, and even longer if you refrigerate it. If you do put it in the fridge, though, make sure you give it a good stir before you use it.
I hope that you will find this article helpful in the upcoming chilly weather. If you enjoy skin care and beauty, DealDash has a wonderful category called Fashion, Health, and Beauty which you will enjoy browsing. Just click this link right here and it will take you to DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!