Yearly Archives: 2008

With a bit of practice and the right tools, you can easily save yourself $20-30 for a manicure at the nail salon.

What You Will Need

* Acetone-free nail polish remover
* Emery board
* Cuticle cream/oil
* Cuticle Nipper
* Orange stick
* Warm water in a bowl
* Base Coat
* Your favorite nail polish
* Top Coat

Basic How To

1. Start off by wiping any remaining traces of nail polish with an acetone-free nail polish remover.

2. File with an emery board so that edges are smooth and round. File towards the tip and only in one direction. Never file too deeply on the sides.

3. Apply a cuticle oil/cream to each nail.

4. Soak your fingertips in a bowl of warm water for five to ten minutes. You can also add in scented oils or salt. This will help soften the cuticles and remove any filing dust.

5. Gently scrub your nails with an old toothbrush and push back cuticles with an orange stick.

6. Using a cuticle nipper, gently remove all dead skin working around the nail.

7. Buff your nails to file the ridges and to add shine. Again, buff in one direction.

8. Apply a base coat to protect your nails from chemicals and help make your nail polish last longer. Do one stroke down the center of the nail then one on the right and one on the left.

9. Before you apply your nail polish, roll the bottle between your palms for a few seconds to warm it up for easier application. Paint the nail in three strokes – one down the center and two on the sides. Be careful not to paint the cuticle. Repeat with a second coat but make sure to let nails completely between coats.

10. Finish with a top coat and remember to cover the top edges of the nail to maximize protection. Let your nails dry for as long as you can. Follow up with a cuticle oil daily and touch up the edges and add an entire coat of top coat if the polish starts wearing off.

Korean pop sensation Hyolee sure is one of the most versatile Asian celebrities out there. Her looks and style have changed significantly over the years and she went from this sweet, innocent-looking girl from Finkl to *the* sex symbol in Korea that everyone lusted for.

Below are breakdowns are two of her looks – one from her first solo album, Stylish, back in 2003 and the other from a magazine photoshoot last year.

LOOK #1: Innocent and Tan


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According to The Sun, Rehab singer, Amy Winehouse, will be meeting with fashion and cosmetics experts to discuss launching her own brand of clothes and makeup.

The range will include hairspray, head scarves, perfume and needless to say, Amy’s signature piece – heavy liquid liner.

As a a source revealed, “Amy’s style has been copied by girls around the country and there’s a lot of money to be made. It’s a very distinctive look. She wants to bring out a range of cosmetics and fashion products. There could be hairspray, head scarves, liquid eyeliner, perfume…. All the things that are distinctive of her look.”

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Wanna win a 5-day vacation to Paris with a friend? All you have to do is be a registered Sephora Beauty Insider, pimp up your eyes with any kind of falsies and eye makeup, take a detailed picture, upload it online to enter the Pimpin’ Lash contest organized by Sephora and Make Up For Ever. The winner will also get to visit the Make Up For Ever Academy, score a private makeup lesson with Dany Sanz, founder of the line AND receive $1000 worth of MUFE product! Three lucky 2nd-prize winners will also score $500 worth of MUFE product! What are you guys waiting for? I’m *so* signing up for this!!! Any ideas on what kind of look I should do?

For more details about the contest, head over to Sephora.com.