Sometimes hair and makeup trends can seem more crazy than clever. Thankfully, we can take this season’s seriously as many are classic looks with interesting tweaks. Here are some of the best hair, makeup, and nail trends going on right now. Read More
Here at The Beauty Girl, we sure do love a glitter manicure. A little extra shimmer and shine on your nails can really go a long way. Especially if you’re trying to spice up your regular manicure but are exhausted at the mere thought of painting a detailed masterpiece onto your tiniest finger. So for this glitter mani, we’re giving you a break! Stash away your polish because all you need is a top coat, and arts & crafts fine-grain glitter. Follow these three simple steps as demonstrated by former intern Elizabeth and your tips will be turning heads, no doubt.
What you need
To create this mani all you need is a top coat, fine grained arts & crafts glitter, and a little brush to dust away the particles from around your nails. I used an old lip stain brush because the bristles are firmer, but a mini painting brush would work just as well too.
There are countless scrubs and creams on the market catering to sensitive skin. But nail polish? Turns out yes, thanks to Clinique. The beauty brand has recently released a collection of polishes for people with sensitive skin. Read More
What I’m loving this week…
1. Big brother Rex’s eyelashes are the lashes our fakes aspire to be. He doesn’t even know how beautiful they are!
2. The trials and tribulations of being a working mom — just a day in the life of The Beauty Girl. At least baby Jasper is fast asleep.
3. I’m totally into my SpaRitual polish in Color Trip, the perfect summertime punchy pink.
In the past few years, nail art has taken a turn for the clever and sometimes even downright outrageous. We are always bringing you our favorite nail ideas, and here is a new one that will not disappoint. Experimenting with new trends is a fun, non-permanent way to change up your look, but constant trips to your local manicurist can be costly. For those of us on a budget but who don’t want to sacrifice our monthly mani, a new company, Nail Art Society, offers an affordable and creative solution. For $9.95 a month, they will package and send you a full kit including polish, tools, accessories, and instructions on how to create the ‘art of the month’ at home. We were sent February’s nail kit, complete with bright pink polish, “love” decals and rocker-inspired chains. Flip through our step-by-step recap to see how easy it was to complete! posted by Elizabeth
Costco continues to impress. I told you when they started selling diamond rings and cashmere. Now the budget friendly store is bringing in beauty with celebrity makeup, nail and haircare lines. To find out how to win these products… Read More
Last night’s episode of Mad Men was hard to swallow. If you, like us, have been captivated by the series, and just as much the era, then hold onto your flowered minis because the ’60s are back in a big way. Major beauty brands have caught wind of Mad Men fever and launched collections inspired by the AMC show. Read More
Manicures have surpassed the basic solid coat of color. I’ve shown you how to create intricate nail designs with stickers and DIY tutorials. But have you created a one-of-a-kind mani using magnets? Here’s how…
For some time now, we’ve been testing out several different hand creams and here is another effective and affordable option we have to share. I used Curel’s Hand & Cuticle Therapy ($4.49) for three weeks and was really impressed with how well this lotion improved the look and texture of my hands. Containing Vitamin E, Soy Milk, and Monoi Oil, this cream not helps heal your skin, but simultaneously strengthens your nails. With one application in the morning, even after washing my hands, my skin remained moisturized and non-greasy. I was completely sold after seeing the visible change in my previously weak nails, which were prone to breaking. After just five days, my nails stopped splitting and the tops of my hands were no longer dry and itchy. It’s too bad I didn’t get my hands on this earlier in the winter season (literally!), but I’m thankful I have this in my arsenal for next year.
posted by Elizabeth