Posts Tagged ‘Beauty’

Nailing that manicure

July 13, 2011

One of the ways I like to save money is by doing my own manicures.

I’m no expert, but my nails come out looking decent except for the occasional spot of polish on the skin surrounding my nails.  Usually I grab a Q-tip dipped in acetone for the clean-up job, but that sometimes leads to smudging when the cotton sticks to my wet nails.  But check out this neat tip:

Ditch the Q-tip and opt instead of an angled eyeliner brush.  According to the folks over at Fitness Magazine, a brush dipped in remover is a lot better way to clean up around the edges!  Genius!

And do you want to know what’s currently hot in nail design? (yes nail design can be just as fashion forward as clothing) Multi hued nails.  As in a different color on each nail, kind of like the way we used to do it as kids.  Or, if you prefer something a little more subtle, paint four fingers on each hand one color and then pick a second color for the remaining fingers.  Check out the photo below for ideas.

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Eye on Beauty

April 15, 2011

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder, but it turns out a person’s eyes determines whether someone finds them attractive or not.

Research published in Ethology finds that people with bloodshot eyes are considered sadder, unhealthier and less attractive than people whose eye whites are untinted.

So what does this mean?  Well, for one thing, it’s apparently the first time eye redness has been viewed as an indicator of emotion.  Also…like opposable thumbs…this tendency is apparently unique to humans.

This is bad news during allergy season.  Also if you tend to overwear your contacts.  Thank goodness for eye drops!  However, I wouldn’t be surprised, if eye drop companies rebrand their products as beauty aids.