2 Ways You Need to Do your Nails this Year

We gotta talk about nails, girl.
I love mine, but they are most neglected part of our beauty regimes (or mine, at least). It’s because we only have them done once a week or so, isn’t it? But they are one of the most durable and creative ways to add a bit of pizzazz to your life. Whereas you can only wear so much makeup on your face before you start looking ridiculous and out of place, with nails, anything goes!
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Yes, even this (apparently this was a thing last year?)
With an infinite number of ways you could decorate them, how do you choose?! I’m going to show you a couple of nail art techniques that are going to explode in popularity this year. Just make sure that your local salon has the right materials and skill to offer these.
Nail polish at the ready, ladies!

Making a statement with your nails.

Text art has existed since the first printing press, but if there was one year to make a statement, this is it. Personal, social or, especially, political (@womensmarch #immigrant #thankyousally). Plus, there’s that bonus where you can tell someone to “talk to the hand” and really mean it.
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#glassnails to 3D nails

This one originated from Park Eun Kyung, otherwise known as the Korean goddess of nail art (and Korean nail artists are scary good at it). In 2016, she invented a way to make your nails look like shattered glass (hint: it involves crinkly silver lolly wrappers). It went viral with the #glassnails hashtag. Since then it’s progressed, naturally, as other artists have added their own flavor to it. Next there was rainbow geometric nails, then marble nails, and precious stone nails. Now we’re getting 3D nails.
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While 3D accessories now give us unlimited possibilites, try not to go too over the top. Do you really want this?
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Have you got some amazing nails? Show us below in comments! I’d love to see!

5 Korean Beauty Products We Love!

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I think we’ve said this before, but it’s probably a good idea to say it again. Koreans think of the craziest beauty products in the history of the universe. I mean… Who thinks of sticking a bird’s house onto their face? Korean’s do, that’s who. But these aren’t just random stabs in the dark to find a miracle cure. These beauty products really work and Koreans now have some of the best skincare (and skin) in the world.

Today we bring 5 of the best! But don’t take my word for it. We asked beauty fans from around the Interwebs and this is what they had to say!

Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder

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“It’s super versatile and can be used for many applications including oil blotting, dry shampoo powder, make up setter, and much more. You can google or go on the innisfree website to look at all their suggested uses. It goes on as a translucent powder and is very lightweight.” – Laney

Holika Holika 99% Aloe Vera Gel

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“The most authentic feeling Aloe Vera gel that I’ve ever used. It is really hydrating and I use it for my face and hair. This product is really portable but can be slippery at times because of the shape” – Aryanna O.

Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Wash-off Mask

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“This product alone does so much! With other scrubs I often end up feeling tight, and I need to moisturize badly afterwards. That’s not the case with this scrub/mask. I apply to dry skin, and let the product sit for about 10 minutes. Then I’ll massage in circles for a couple of minutes before removing with warm water. Afterwards my skin feels like a baby’s bottom, no joke! The scrub also helps my other products sink in better.” – Sam H.

“I have extremely sensitive skin – I can’t even use normal laundry detergent, but this product works very well for me and doesn’t make me break out at all. My skin feels so smooth and looks great using this twice a week after using a cleanser. This product smells amazing too. Definitely recommend this product!” – Ally J.

Tony Moly Backstage Gel Eyeliner

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“I use it every. single. day. I love it – super easy to apply, with the included little brush or one of your own if you roll like that. I haven’t had clumping issues, smudges, nada. It stays put even when I’m sweating and I honestly cannot complain at all!” – Jennifer A.

“I stumbled upon this product after seeing many users on Reddit and YouTube rave about how it was great for oily eyelids. I have pretty oily eyelids that cause eyeliner transfer after a handful of hours and I have been on the lookout for an eyeliner that would stay put, yet not be liquid because I feel like gel is easier to work with. I really like the formulation of this eyeliner. It is very soft and smooth and goes on smoothly as well. It is ultra pigmented, so I don’t have to use much to get the look I want.” – Pia N.

Tony Moly Liptone Get It Tint

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“Buildable color, so one bottle gives you access to a number of different hues –lighter for casual, everyday use, and darker for nights out. I love this versatility and I’m definitely going to reorder once I finish this bottle.” – Garie

So what products do you love?! Leave them in the comments below!

Peel off makeup is going to blow up in 2017.

South Koreans have been sending some crazy trends into the makeup world over the last couple of years. 2016 was no different. One such crazy trend was peel off makeup and it’s set to explode in 2017. No, it’s not as scary as it sounds. There ain’t no zombie shenanigans going on, but it’s definitely weird. Does it work? Let’s figure that out.

Peel off makeup isn’t new. It’s been making the rounds in South Korea around the fringes of cosmetics for ages. Basically, it’s a temporary tattoo that stains your skin for days at a time that looks like makeup. You know, like those temporary tattoo’s you got as a kid to look super hardcore. But, only recently it’s been getting serious attention from the mainstream, such as Tony Moly, Etude House and Berrisom.

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The most popular types of peel off makeup are brow and lip tints. Probably not going to see a peel off full face foundation anytime soon. They come in a thick and glossy solution in lots of colors and tints. You apply with the included applicator and quickly remove mistakes with a wet cotton bud (don’t ever let mistakes set). After waiting from 30 minutes to overnight, depending on how dark you want it, you peel off the remaining film to reveal the stain.

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Is it for you? Well, even though peel off tints tend to last days on end they takes ages to apply, and you don’t even know what it’s going to look like until you peel it off. This means you’re going to have to do some experimentation on how long you are going to leave it on.

That being said, if you are like me, and you’d rather sleep in than spending an extra half hour putting on your face in the morning before work, peel off makeup ensures makeup that doesn’t budge, smudge or fade for days at a time. Get that extra 10 minutes sleep every morning so you can slap that snooze button just one more time.

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Get your very own brow tint right here! Lipping’s 7 Day Brow Tattoo Pen! Perfect for the busy modern woman. Set your brow on Sunday night and retouch it next Sunday! Always have perfect brows with minimal effort.

Beauty Trend Predictions for 2017

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As we wave bye bye to 2016, the trends was, glitter. We all went gaga over the shiny. The goddess of makeup herself, Pat McGrath, made it so with the release of her Lust Kits. Unabashedly blinding glitter.

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If this completely passed you by, that’s ok, here’s a free pass.

But if you want to get a leg up on what’s going to look hot in 2017, look no further. Free passes won’t come so easy next year.

Brows, brows, brows

Brow grooming is getting big. Fast. And it isn’t just about sculpted and luscious brows like you’re channeling your inner Lily Collins. People are now starting to see the benefits of semi-permanent solutions. In 2017 everyone and their mum will be getting peel off brow tints and microblading.

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Glossy, Dewy eyelids

Glossy eyelids aren’t that new. They experienced a resurgence in late 2016, but they’re expected to start with a bang in 2017. Normally achieved using lip gloss on your eyelid, brands such as Bobbi Brown are releasing special eyelid gloss. Soon you can get that mysterious dewy look without making a sticky mess of yourself after 2 minutes.

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80’s baby!

People say fashion and beauty is cyclical. So it’s no surprise that high fashion houses are drawing inspiration from the pop-obsessed ’80s. To go with all that voluminous clothing, cosmetic makers have also begun bringing back the big and bright. So, that rule about picking either the eyes or the lips? Why not try throwing that out the window in 2017. We dare you.

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Or nothing at all!

While going nude was a huge trend in 2015, it sort of died off in 2016 with all the emphasis on glittery, dewy faces. But with the rise of athleisure/”athluxury” wear, and the renewed emphasis on organic, clean living, the nude look is back with a vengeance! And what looks more nude than makeup that looks nude? No makeup at all! High fashion runways have begun embracing tinted moisturizers and barely there concealer and the #NoMakeup trend is growing too. Also, you know the best thing about this trend? Your skin is going to love it!

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So there we go! Our guaranteed* predictions for 2017!

Now there’s no excuse for not looking your best. Let us know what you’re going to rock in 2017. Who knows? It might be the next big thing in 2018!

(* sort of, but not really).