How to: Chevron Nails

I just love love love the chevron nail trend that is so in today. And though i’m really tired after a hard day of work, I’m still gonna show you guys how you can pull off this look.

First of all, I’ve got for you guys this really great tutorial:

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And now, I’ll show you guys some variations you can try. First of all, there’s the one nail chevron. I’ve done this on my nails many times and it looks great! You guys can try it with one nail chevron, one nail glitter, and the others in one colour like this:

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There are many variations for this, and if you want a more understated look you can try it like this:

 

 

 

 

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A colour combo I really love is the one in the photo below. I got this done in Hawaii when I went there for a holiday with my ex and I can tell you, it looked FAB:

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If  you’re going for a more grungy look, you can go for something darker. Grey and black like in the photo looks so sexy:

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Lastly I have for you guys another tutorial. This is a less common variation of the chevron trend nail, and though this is as yet comparatively less discovered it still looks super trendy!

 

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Have a great day, and I hope this helped.

Xx

Aisha

How to: shape your eyebrows in 8 easy steps!

Most people say eyebrows are the frame of the face, but let me tell you: now is the time of full-browed ladies like Cara Delevingne and Lily Collins, now, more than ever, brows need to be in tip top shape.

So, here’s how:

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First things first: clean up any stray hairs between your brows, or intolerably below your natural brow line. Avoid the super-magnifying mirror, though—we tend to overdo it when we can’t see the big picture. Pro Tip: Tweezerman’s slanted tweezer never lets us down.

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Tweezerman Pink Perfection Slant Tweezer, $22, Sephora

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Next, brush your brows up and out with a spool brush, to see your natural shape and which areas need to be filled in. This item pulls double duty, but any clean mascara brush does the trick.

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Anastasia Mini Duo Angled/Spooley 7, $18, Sephora

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Now, the hard part: Filling in your brows. To find the right shape, take an eyebrow or eyeliner pencil that’ll leave a mark, but is easily removable. Mark the spot where the pencil hits when your brows intersect it with each of the following places: The sides of your nose, your pupils, and the outer corners of your eyes.

Then, take an eyebrow pencil and fill your brows in using light strokes, with the points as guidelines. We love Benefit’s Instant Brow because it’s super soft and waxy, so looks natural without making us press so hard we take out real hairs (it’s happened). Brush through with the spool brush to make it even more convincing.

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Benefit Instant Brow Pencil, $20, Sephora

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If you’re searching for a perfect color match, you can opt for the powder option. These are great for when you just want to darken your brows or fill in sparse areas without creating an entirely new shape (this one’s for you, blondes), and Urban Decay’s Brow Box comes equipped for everything.

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Urban Decay Brow Box, $29, Sephora

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An angled brush is best for powder application, and we love the slightly flexible synthetic fibers in this one. Natural fibers are usually more stiff, if that’s what you’re looking for.

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Benefit Hard Angle/Definer Brush, $20, Ulta

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Wax pencils are a great option to keep everything in place if you’ve got thick, unruly brows, although we like to rub it on with our finger for a slightly more natural look.

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Anastasia Brow Fix, $21, Beauty.com

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Clear mascara is a cheap alternative to wax, and has almost the same effect. Plus, the mascara wand makes for easy application.

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Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara for Lash and Brow, $4.79, Drugstore.com

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Finish off with a highlighter either right underneath or above your arch—either helps to brighten and open up your eyes. This is one step that we tend to skip but know we shouldn’t, because it makes a surprisingly big difference. If you don’t want to spring for a separate pencil, light pink or bone white eyeshadow has the same effect.

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Benefit High Brow, $20, Sephora

 

That’s about it guys.

Hope this helps!

Xx

Aisha and Cyra

Nominated for the Liebster Award!

Omg!!

A very special thank you to dear notatfacevalue for nominating us for this award ♥

We are SO HONOURED!

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Now on to the questions:

1.What is your favourite movie?

27 Dresses.

2. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

Milan, the fashion capital of the world.

3. Would you rather be famous or be a normal person?

We dream of a life of glamour and fame.

4. What is your favourite thing to do on a rainy day?

Huddle under the covers with a big mug of hot cocoa (extra marshmallows) and just listen to some good music.

5. If you could learn another language what would it be?

Language of Art.

6. Would you prefer coffee or tea?

Strawberry crème frappuccino with whip cream and wafers!

8. What is your favourite song right now?

Treasure – Bruno Mars

9. Which essential makeup product could you not live without?

My DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Moisturiser, Estee Lauder.

10. Are you pro-active or a procrastinator when it comes to projects or things you have to do?

I’d be lying if I say I’m not lazy but when it comes to something I’m truly passionate about, I make sure I put all my time and effort into it.

11. Dreamer? Or do you live in the here and now?

Dreamer. Definitely, a dreamer.

 

Xx

Aisha & Cyra

Printed Pants Love!

We’re sooo in love with the printed pants trend these days! I mean there’s so much you can try with this look. So today we’re gonna show you guys different ways you can pull this off!

Floral Printed Pants

first of all, here’s a collage we made for you guys, so you can clearly the different types of floral pants in the market. They look great in every season, and we’re sure after you read this you will pull this look of really well. it’s good to use pastel colours with floral pants if you want to create a girly effect.

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However, if you want to create a casual look, you can pair your floral pants with a casual grey tee, like Miranda Kerr in the photo:

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The accessories we would pair with floral pants would be in nude colours like in the photo below. A chic watch or bracelet will help complete your look!

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For a more bold look, you can pair a bold floral print with a grey shirt and a black blazer like this:

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Striped Pants

So this is the classic black & white vertical striped pants. There are many ways to style these. The following picture that we’ve put together shows three different ways in which you can wear these:

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The first one is a fancy bell bottom, good for a formal outing or for work.

Second one exhibits a nonchalant rolled up look with a white top and leather jacket.

And the third is the casual skinny that works with just about anything!

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The thinner striped ones look super cool with a punk rock look!! Put on some nice shades and a funky coloured beanie to complete the look.

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To add a little spice in the otherwise black and white façade, wear a coloured jacket or other accessories!

We like how this beige leather jacket looks. (Don’t miss the groovy hat!)

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Camo Pants

Everyone’s favourite pants these days, and ours too, are camo pants!  They look super cool and can be pulled off really easily. If you want a rock chic look for your camo pants, pair them with a leather jacket and shades, or even a grey tee. Here are photos of the look you want:

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On the other hand, since camo pants are sooo versatile, you can even use them for a more girly look. For example, they would look great with a pastel blazer, or even a cute sweater! Check out these photos and see how:

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Hope this post helped you guys! We’ll be covering more types of printed pants later so follow us at http://www.glitterguide.wordpress.com

Xx

Aisha and Cyra

How to: Flawless Water Marble Manicure!

So I remember the first time I came across a water marble nail art video on youtube, I got totally hooked! But I also remember that I tried and tried and just couldn’t get it right urgh

To all of those who don’t know what water marble is, don’t worry, Cyra‘s here for you :*

its just like marble cake except with nail colours and you can’t eat it

I thought we could start off with a simple tutorial and then move on the tips and tricks!

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Isn’t it just GORGEOUS?!

And totally easy to do 😀

Here are a few things you girls need to keep in mind:

  • Make sure the water is room temperature filtered water.
  • Do NOT let the nail polish dry while in water.
  • Wrap a material (preferably, transparent tape) around – but not on top of – your nail to make sure the nail colour does not come on your skin.
  • If your nail polish still spreads on your skin, dip a q-tip in your nail polish remover and use to tidy up your beautiful manicure.
  • Best nail polish brand for water marble manicures, from my experience is China Glaze.

Now here are a few of MY successful water marble nail art:

I don’t know about you but I’m a huge blue+purple fan!

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These PINK hearts took a lot of trial and error but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do 😉

Its perfect for Valentine’s Day

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This is how you should make the designs on your cup for the hearts!

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Now for something funky!

The BUMBLEBEE stripes!

I did this for my friend last Halloween:

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All you have to do is make sure you make a black and yellow bullseye in your cup of water and use your toothpick to make straight lines left and right.

Its not necessary the stripes have to be yellow and black:

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This Midnight Blue and Silver look is perfect for a date, girls night out or a late night party!

Here’s a really COLOURFUL and adorable one:

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Perfect for a fun day at the beach or an afternoon picnic ✿

If you have really long nails like my sister’s then you can even do a half marble and accessorise it with some gems or beads *_*

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Did this for my sister on her wedding. (Love you Anyla!)

So that’s it for water marble manicures.

Hope you try it and LOVE IT!

Kisses,

Cyra

My Hair Today

Here’s a quick sneak peek at what my hair style today is based on. I pinned this photo on my pinterest board ‘Hair’ yesterday and I just couldn’t get over it. I wanted to have the exact same hair style with the same beautiful lip colour this girl has on.Image

This was actually very simple making. I found a very good tutorial on the internet. 

Here you go guys!:

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Hope you guys liked this post!

Xx

Aisha