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    Shaving 101: The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Body Hair Removal

    Summer is coming!!! Summer to me means crop tops, summer dresses, and of course cute shorts! And all of those mean.. no more slacking when it comes to removing body hair, hahaha! There are so many types of hair removal techniques, but which is the best? I personally prefer shaving, just because I have very low pain tolerance, and that means waxing is out of the picture! Shaving is effective, convenient, painless (if done right!) and most importantly, fast (lazy girl probs, amirite?). So today I thought I’d show you a full on guide to shaving for the (lazy) every day girl, not-so-cleverly titled “Shaving 101”.

    Shaving 101: The Lazy Girl's Guide to Body Hair Removal

    I’m just going to come right out and say it before we begin, no you don’t have to remove your body hair if you don’t want to. I’m all about the “you do you” concept! I personally prefer removing body hair, especially in certain areas, for hygienic purposes. Also, shaving does not make your hair grow back thicker! This is a common myth! Now that that’s out of the way, lets get started! 🙂

    Shaving 101: The Lazy Girl's Guide to Body Hair Removal

    Different Body Part, Different Razor?

    For hygienic purposes and for ease of hair removal, using a different type of razor for each body part is really important. For my arms, underarms, and leg area, I like using those normal razors you find at the drugstore that are specifically marketed for women. I don’t have too much hair on my arms and legs so I only do this about once every two weeks. However, for the important parts of my body, I love using my Veet Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer. This electric trimmer comes with two interchangeable razor heads for different parts of the body, and three clip ons for desired and even length.

    But What Do I Use, for Which Part?

    For my eyebrows, I use the smaller razor head that offers precision so I don’t accidentally shave my eyebrows off (gasp!). My natural eyebrow shape is absolutely horrible – it’s sparse, and it grows everywhere. I like that I can get a clean shape when I use this. I also love the clip on it comes with, which I run over my entire brow to trim my brow hairs the same length. This helps to even out the brows so it doesn’t look patchy. My eyebrow hairs grow very fast so I do this every 5-7 days to prevent caterpillar eyebrows. I also like using the smaller razor to shave my gal-stache and the sides of my face. This makes makeup go on much smoother!

    Another area where I love using the Veet Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer is down south! I know this might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I personally like to keep my bikini area shaved and clean. Shaving your pubic region is actually more hygienic, especially when it comes to your periods. I’m sorry but my next sentence is going to gross you out, haha! If you use pads, you know pads with period blood and pubic hair don’t mix well. Maybe going completely bare down there is not your thing. However, it’s good to keep it clean and sanitary down there, so the electric trimmer comes with an attachment comb that you can use to trim your hairs to your desired length.

    Shaving 101: The Lazy Girl's Guide to Body Hair Removal

    To Use Shaving Cream, or Not to Use Shaving Cream?

    Shaving cream or gel is extremely important if you’re shaving with normal razors! They keep the area you want to shave moisturised, and reduce the risk of cuts and nicks. If you’re using an electric razor, some will still require some sort of shaving cream. Make sure you read the instructions carefully! As for the Veet Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer, no shaving cream is required. It is highly recommended that this electric trimmer be used on dry skin.

    How to Prevent Cuts and Nicks

    Shaving is the best way to remove body hairs because it is painless, but only when done right! If shaving is not done correctly, there is a high chance of getting cuts and nicks. I find that using an electric razor specifically made for sensitive skin like this Veet Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer is the best way to go. The most common way to prevent cuts is to shave while you’re in the shower in a warm environment. The warmth opens up the pores, allowing the hair to be removed much easier, whereas the water helps to lubricate and moisturise the area. If shaving out of the shower or if you have very sensitive skin, use a shaving cream to prevent cuts and nicks. Not only that, shaving your hair following the direction of hair growth will help prevent cuts and nicks too! Lastly, change your razor blades regularly! Once the blade starts to get dull and blunt, shaving won’t be smooth and might cause cuts!

    Shaving 101: The Lazy Girl's Guide to Body Hair Removal

    Moisturise Well After!

    After shaving, it is important to moisturise your skin well to prevent irritation. I used to not know this and wondered why my face would have red patches all over where I shaved. I did some research and found that it’s razor burn. Now before I shave, I apply a thin layer or aloe vera gel to prevent razor burn, and another layer of aloe vera gel after to cool down and moisturise the skin. Also, moisturising leaves your new clean, shaven skin soft and supple!

    That concludes my Shaving 101: The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Body Hair Removal! I hope you found it helpful! To recap, choosing the right razor for different parts of the body is the most crucial step. Make sure your skin is well moisturised before and after shaving to make shaving a completely painless process!

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    Thanks for reading, xoxo

    Jiawun

    *PR Sample. The Veet Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer was sent to me to craft an informative article for you guys. All my opinions are 100% honest and my own. You can read my full disclosure here.
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    How to Fix Broken Makeup

    Imagine my horror when I got home super happy with my Sephora Black Friday Haul, only to find that my brand new Becca highlighter was already broken inside! In Malaysia, there is a refund policy where you had 7-14 days to return a product in it’s original packaging with no damage. I contacted the Sephora customer service team but I have not heard back.. and it’s been three weeks. Frustrated, I decided to take matters into my own hands because the powder is so pretty and I just wanted to be able to use it. I fixed it and it doesn’t look as good as new, but at least it’s usable. So today I thought I’d show you How to Fix Broken Makeup!

    If you’re here to fix a broken Becca powder, let me know in the comments! The Becca powders are freaking amazing but they break so easily like they don’t care about our feelings. Rude.

    How to Fix Broken Makeup | Beauty Nerd By Night

    I love using this trick to fix broken makeup because it does not alter the formula or finish of the product. You can use this to fix broken eyeshadows, blushes, bronzers, highlighters, powders, etc. It’s so simple and uses products you probably already have at home! All you need is rubbing alcohol, some paper towels, and a butter knife. It takes 5 minutes to fix, and then you leave it on overnight to dry and it’ll be good to use by the morning time.

    How to Fix Broken Makeup | Beauty Nerd By Night

    What You Need to Fix Broken Makeup:

    1) Rubbing Alcohol

    2) Butter Knife

    3) Paper Towel

    4) Eye Brush/Wooden Stick

    How to Fix Broken Makeup | Beauty Nerd By Night

    Shatter. It. All!

    Using the back of an eye brush, or a wooden stick, break up the powder into really small pieces. You can use literally anything to do this – a chopstick, the back of a pencil, your fingers even! Yes, this step will be painful to do and watch if you’re a hardcore makeup addict like me, but oh well.

    How to Fix Broken Makeup | Beauty Nerd By Night

    Press It Down!

    I use a spray bottle to spray on some rubbing alcohol onto the powder. If you don’t have a spray bottle, pour a small amount directly onto the powder. Then, using your fingers, press the powder down to make all the small pieces stick together.

    How to Fix Broken Makeup | Beauty Nerd By Night How to Fix Broken Makeup | Beauty Nerd By Night

    Flatten With Butter Knife

    After pressing down the powder, pour in some rubbing alcohol until your powder turns into a paste (like above picture). Then, using a butter knife, spread the product (like how you’d spread butter on toast!) to flatten it and make it look as close to it’s original state as possible.

    How to Fix Broken Makeup | Beauty Nerd By Night

    Flatten with Round, Flat Surface

    Put a couple of paper towels on the powder. Then, using anything that is round with a flat bottom that is the size of your powder, press down firmly. For example, I’m using a small Bath & Body Works White Barn candle for my Becca highlighter. It’s the perfect size! This step will make sure each part of your powder is perfectly even and flat.

    Then, leave your compact open to allow the rubbing alcohol to evaporate. I like to leave it overnight to make sure it’s completely dry. If you’re pressed for time, two hours should suffice.

    How to Fix Broken Makeup

    That’s it! It literally takes a couple of minutes to to turn your messy, broken makeup into a usable, almost as good as new product. The rubbing alcohol doesn’t alter the formula or the finish of the product, but it does alter the smell! Just a quick warning, it will smell like rubbing alcohol, but it doesn’t linger on your face.

    Rubbing alcohol is safe to use on the skin, but an excessive amount can dry out the skin. But your newly-fixed product will not dry out your skin because the rubbing alcohol has evaporated. I’ve used this technique to fix a couple of different makeup products over the past few years, and it has always worked! It doesn’t break me out or dry out my skin at all.

    I hope this post was helpful to you, and you save some money by not having to throw out broken makeup. It’s so easy to fix broken makeup, it only takes a couple of steps! Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever tried this method, or if you have any other techniques of fixing broken makeup!

    Thanks for reading, xoxo

    Jiawun

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    How to Move From Blogger to WordPress

    I did it, you guys! I finally bit the bullet and switched this entire blog to a self-hosted WordPress website. It was something that I’ve wanted to do to for a long time but never had the spare $100 to hire a professional to do the switch for me. And then I got to thinking (thanks to I Can Build a Blog and WPBeginner)… Hey! I could actually do this myself. I devoted an entire week, armed with Strawberry tea and my Spotify acoustic playlist, and so my journey began. That week was a mix of a lot of things (including a ton of “WHY DID I DO THIS”s).. but boy, was it a productive seven days!

    So today I’ve put a week’s worth of research and my personal experience into this blog post to help you make the switch from Blogger to WordPress, in a snap of your fingers! Okay maybe not, but give yourself a couple of hours and save that $100 for a Sephora makeup run. 😀

    How to Move from Blogger to WordPress + Feminine Themes

    Styled Photo Credit: Ashley Creates Things

    1. Hosting

    Since you’ll be switching to a self-hosted WordPress site, you will first need to set up web hosting. There are a ton of different services available, but I personally prefer Bluehost. I chose Bluehost because they’re one of the most established, reliable and also, they’re very affordable. You can get their web hosting for as low as $3.45/month (paid annually) with my affiliate link. If you sign up through my affiliate link, you get to save some $$$ too! *I do earn a small commission if you sign up through my link.

    Bluehost 2

    After clicking Get Started, you will be brought to a page to select your plan. I think the basic plan should be sufficient, but I stuck to the most popular plan and chose the Plus Plan. Then you will be prompted to enter your domain name. If you’ve previously bought a domain (yourblognamehere.com) for your Blogger blog, you could use that. If you haven’t got one, you can get a completely free domain with Bluehost. Just enter what you want your domain name to be, and they’ll check if it’s available. If not, just enter a new one!

    After entering all your details, that’s literally it for hosting! You will receive an email with all your details. Now all that’s left to do is actually install and set up your new fancy WordPress site. 🙂

     

    2. Install and Set Up WordPress

    Sign in to your Bluehost account, and you will be brought to your “dashboard”. Then, scroll down and click on “Install WordPress” under the “Website” tab. Then, just click “Install”!

    Install

    Then, pick your domain that you want to Install WordPress on from the drop-down menu. Leave the “directory” box empty, unless you want your blog to only be available at http://www.yourdomain.com/blog (in which case you enter “blog” in the directory box). When you’re done, click “Check Domain” to proceed.

    Install2

    Last step is to check the “Show Advanced Options” box and enter your site name. Here, you will also need to enter your preferred username and password that will be used to log in to your WordPress dashboard (where you will write new posts, etc). Make sure to check the terms & conditions box after reading it (but who actually does right? lol) and click Install Now!

    Install3

    If you set up your Bluehost with the same custom domain that you were using for your Blogger account, there is a couple more steps to follow. Since we want our Blogger blog to stay up so it’s accessible to the public until we’re done setting up our WordPress blog, we would need to set up a Temporary URL. If you created a NEW domain with Bluehost (in the first part of Step 1), then you can just skip right to Step 4.

    3. Temporary URL

    The WordPress dashboard is accessible through http://yourdomainname.com/wp-admin but if you’re using the same domain you’re using on Blogger, it would still be under Blogger, so entering that URL would give you a 404 Not Found page. So how do we configure our WordPress if we can’t log in? Simple. We create a Temporary URL!

    To set up a temporary URL, go back to your Bluehost Control Panel (cPanel on the top bar). Scroll down and on the left sidebar, find your “Shared IP” which looks something like 60.140.262.111 (yours should have different numbers than mine). A few lines above your Shared IP, you should see your username. This would have been emailed to you and is what you use to log in to your Bluehost account. Note both the Shared IP and Username down for the next step.

    Temporary URL 1

    Still at your Bluehost Control Panel (cPanel), look for File Manager, which is under the Files section. Here, double-click on “public_html” and then scroll down a rightclick on “wp-config.php” and select “Edit”. After clicking on that, a pop-up box will appear, just press the “Edit” button at the bottom of the pop-up.

    Temporary URL 2 Temporary URL 3

    Copy and paste the following code right after the <?php

    :define(‘WP_HOME’,’http://60.140.262.111/~yourusernamehere’); define(‘WP_SITEURL’,’http://60.140.262.111/~yourusernamehere’);

    Switch the 60.140.262.111 to your own Shared IP.

    Click save.

    You can now log in to your WordPress dashboard with your Temporary URL:

    http://60.140.262.111/~yourusernamehere/wp-admin

    Then, just log in! Make sure you use your WordPress log in details (the one we have just set up in Step 2 WordPress Installation). Because you’re using a temporary URL, you can make changes, import your Blogger content to your WordPress, and do whatever you like with your site before launching it.

    The most complicated part of Switching from Blogger to WordPress is over! Now we leave it to the plethora of WordPress plugins available to do all the complicating things for us, hooray!

    4. Change Permalink Structure

    WordPress Permalinks are different to Blogger ones. We have to configure it so it matches our old Blogger ones.

    1. Hover over “Settings” on the sidebar, and click “Permalinks”.
    2. Under Common Settings, check the box for “Custom Structure”.
    3. Enter /%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%.html in the box.
    4. Click save.

    5. Importing Your Blogger Posts

    1. In your WordPress dashboard sidebar, hover over “Plugins” and click “Add New”.
    2. Search for “Blogger Importer Extended” and Click Install.
    3. When it’s done installing, click on “Activate”.
    4. On the sidebar, hover over Plugins again, and click “Blogger Importer Extended”.
    5. Click start, and authorise access to your Blogger account.
    6. Follow the instructions, and wait for your blog to be fully imported.

    6. Importing Your Blog Post Images

    Now this was where I threw a tantrum and went to bed. Just kidding. My blog posts were imported, but only a few of my posts have their images imported. At this point, I had over 300 posts and I thought I had to insert the images back one post at a time. I couldn’t find information on this ANYWHERE because this doesn’t usually happen. I guess because everything was working out perfect at this point, so life had to throw me sour freaking lemons.

    If this didn’t happen to you, and all your images are showing up perfectly fine on your posts, skip right on to the next step!

    BUT if it did happen to you, I got you covered! After hours of researching, I finally came across something that worked. If Blogger Importer Extended imported your blog posts, but not all your images show up on your posts, follow these steps!

    1. Hover over “Plugins” and click “Add New” in the sidebar.
    2. Search for “Cache Images” and Install it.
    3. When it’s done installing, click on Activate.
    4. Hover over “Tools” in the sidebar and click on “Cache Remote Images”.
    5. Click “Scan” (NOT Scan – including linked).
    6. After that, follow the instructions, and let it work it’s magic!
    7. When it’s done (might take a while if you have thousands of images), your images should show up on your posts.

    7. Fixing Permalinks

    I know that we bloggers mess with our Permalinks in Blogger sometimes, to have better SEO, so our titles and permalinks aren’t always the same. Oh by the way, I found out my SEO sucked while I was on Blogger even though I’ve tried all the SEO tips out there. Eventhough I’ve barely been on WordPress for a month, and my traffic has sky-rocketed! But that’s for another post, if you’re interested! 🙂

    Okay, back to the topic at hand. Following these steps will make sure all your imported posts have the same permalinks (URL) as it was on your Blogger:

    1. Download this Maintain Blogger Permalinks plugin.
    2. Hover over “Plugins” and click “Add New”.
    3. At the top of the page, click Upload Plugin.
    4. Upload the .zip file that you’ve just downloaded and click Install, then Activate.
    5. Hover over “Tools” and click “Maintain Blogger Permalinks”.
    6. Follow the instructions.
    7. When you’re done, you can deactivate and delete the plugin if you like.

    8. Redirect Your Pages

    In Blogger, your pages (About Me, Contact, etc) have the URL of something along the lines of /p/pagename.html.  The structure of the URL for pages differs in WordPress, so you’ll have to set up redirects. If someone goes to /p/pagename.html, they will be redirected to your new WordPress page equivalent. To do this:

    1. Hover over “Plugins” in the sidebar and click “Add New”.
    2. Search for “Eggplant 301 Redirects“, Install and Activate.
    3. Hover over “Settings” in the sidebar and click “EPS Redirects”.
    4. Type in your Blogger page URL (p/pagename.html) in the “Redirect From” section.
    5. Choose “Page” in the Redirect To section and pick the equivalent WordPress page that has been imported.

    Page Redirect

    9. Removing Mobile Extension

    In Blogger, the extension ?m=1 will be added to the back of your URL if you visit your page with a mobile device. This, in WordPress, will result in an error. To remove this, you can to very carefully follow the following steps. We will be editing your .htaccess file which, if edited wrongly, can cause your whole site to not be accessible. So make sure you ONLY tweak it following these steps:

    1. Go to your Bluehost Control Panel (cPanel) and click on “File Manager” under Files.
    2. Double-click “public_html” and right-click on the “.htaccess” file and click edit.
    3. Right above the line ” # BEGIN WORDPRESS“, copy and paste the following code:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^m=1$
    RewriteRule (.*) $1? [R=permanent]

    And save the file.

    Mobile Extension

    10. Customise Your WordPress with Themes

    You can now customise your new WordPress site however your heart desires. If you don’t want to customise it, and you just want to launch your site, skip this step and move on to the last step! If you do, there are a few gorgeous minimalistic, feminine themes that I found. Best part? Some of them are free!

    Ahhhhh, themes! This is probably the most fun part of setting up your site – making it all pretty! You can find a ton of free themes in your WordPress dashboard. Just hover over “Appearance” in the sidebar and click on “Themes”. Then at the top, click on “WordPress.org themes”. I’ve also added a couple of gorgeous Feminine WordPress themes at the end of this post, if you’re interested! 🙂

    11. Launching Your Site

    11.1 Removing Temporary URL

    When you’re done setting up and making your new WordPress site look all pretty, it’s time to launch your site! If you used a Temporary URL, you’ll have to remove the code we added in Step 3. If you didn’t use a Temporary URL, skip to Step 11.2!

    1. Go to your Bluehost Control Panel (cPanel), Click on File Manager.
    2. Then, double-click “public_html” and right-click “wp-config.php” and click edit.
    3. Remove the code we added in Step 2:

    :define(‘WP_HOME’,’http://60.140.262.111/~yourusernamehere’); define(‘WP_SITEURL’,’http://60.140.262.111/~yourusernamehere’);

    Save the file.

    11.2 Changing DNS/Name Servers

    If you signed up for a NEW domain with Bluehost, skip to Step 11.3! If you’re using the same custom domain that you did in Blogger, you’ll have to change the name servers to detach the blog from Blogger. To do this, you have to log in to where you bought your domain while on Blogger (GoDaddy, Google Domains, eNom etc) and go to Settings and change the DNS. If you bought your domain off of Blogger Settings, it will either be hosted on Google Domains or eNom.

    Enter the new nameservers. If you use Bluehost, enter:

    NS1.BLUEHOST.COM
    NS2.BLUEHOST.COM

    If you used the same custom domain, you’re done!

    If you signed up for a new domain with Bluehost, you need to do Step 11.3.

    11.3 Redirect Blogger Blog to New Domain

    This last step will redirect anyone that goes on your Blogger blog (yourblogname.blogspot.com) to your new WordPress website (yourdomainname.com).

    1. Hover over “Plugins” in the sidebar and click “Add New”.
    2. Search for “301 Blogger Redirect“, Install and Activate the Plugin.
    3. Hover over “Settings” in the sidebar and click “Blogger 301 Redirect“.
    4. Follow the steps, and your blog should now redirect to your new WordPress website!

    And you’re done! You’ve successfully switched your Blogger blog over to a self-hosted WordPress site. Trust me, you won’t regret it! 🙂 WordPress takes a little getting used to after using Blogger for such a long time, but once you get the hang of it, it’ll do so much good!

    Before we end the post, as promised, here are a couple of Feminine Themes for you!

    My recommendation (and the one I use!): MaiLoveParis’ WordPress themes

    Feminine Theme 1

    Mai’s WordPress themes are so beautiful, minimalistic and feminine. All her themes are fully responsive with sliders. I still die of happiness a little bit each time I look at my blog, all thanks to her theme. The one I have is called Primrose, but she has a ton of different themes available. Not only that, her themes are super affordable!

    FREE Feminine WordPress Themes:

    Feminine Theme 2

    Mary Kate from Angie Makes

    Feminine Theme 3

    Elegant Pink from Rara Theme

    Feminine Theme 4

    Olsen Light from CSSIgniter

    Feminine Theme 5

    Pure from GT3Themes

    I hope this post was easy to follow and helpful for you! It may seem like an overwhelming process, but trust me, it’s not! Keep your $100 for the next big makeup launch, or gas, or whatever you like 😀

    Would you guys like more posts on Blogging like this? I’m definitely not a “pro” but I’d love to help out any way I can! If you have any questions, leave them in the comments and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can! 🙂

    Thanks for reading, xoxo

    Jiawun

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    3 Ways to Use Stick Foundations

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    Good morning/afternoon/evening, beauty nerds! Today I have a “pictorial” on the different ways to use a stick foundation. The stick foundation (can we just keep track of how many times I’m going to use “stick foundation” in this post? haha) I will be using in this post is the Beige Chuu Stick Foundation. I have a whole in-depth review of this stick foundation if you’re interested in checking out how it works, the formula, the price, etc.
    The Beige Chuu Stick Foundation is a high coverage foundation with a dewy finish and I freaking love it. So I thought I’d show you guys the different ways I use this stick foundation and how you can use your stick foundation so you get more use out of it 🙂

    Foundation

    Foundation Stick as FoundationYes, of course, FOUNDATION! After all, it is a stick foundation. I love stick foundations because they are easy to throw in the purse and carry around for quick touch ups, etc. They are usually very creamy, high coverage and you only need a minimal amount for the entire face. What I usually do is: 2 swipes on each cheek, 2 down the neck, 1 on the chin, nose and a big one on the forehead. I blend everything out with a beauty blender, but using your fingers would work really well too because the heat helps to melt the product so it applies and blends easier.

    Concealer

    Stick Foundation as ConcealerBecause most stick foundations are so creamy and have amazing coverage, they can be used as a concealer as well. This is a great option especially when you don’t feel like wearing heavy layers of foundation on your face but still need to hide those dark circles from all those late nights, and maybe a blemish or two. This Beige Chuu Stick Foundation has great coverage and it works well at concealing my dark circles. Eventhough it’s creamy, it doesn’t crease under my eyes. However, if you have very oily skin, set the concealer with a little bit of powder to avoid creasing and smudging.

    Highlighting and Contour

    3 Ways to Use Stick Foundations: Contour and Highlight
    Last but not least, highlighting and contouring. I’m one of those people that are guilty of packing on highlighters on my face because I LOVE a good glow! If your stick foundation has a dewy finish like this one, then it’ll work amazing as a highlighter. When you do use a stick foundation as your highlight/contour, you want to make sure you don’t slap on too much or it’ll end up looking super cakey. However, if you use just the right amount, using stick foundations to highlight/contour can look amazing and more natural as compared to a powder highlight.
    3 Ways to Use Stick Foundations
    This is my face smothered in my stick foundation as a foundation, concealer and highlight/contour. I really do love the Beige Chuu Stick Foundation (more on that here)! It doesn’t cake up my face even with all those layers. Best part of it, it gives my face such a gorgeous glow! The picture above is without a powder, but if you have oily skin (like me! #bffs) then definitely set with a translucent powder to avoid looking too oily.
    You can get the Beige Chuu Stick Foundation for $35 on Chuu.
    I hope this post was helpful and you can get more wear out of your stick foundation! If you did find it helpful, please help a girl out (#bffs remember? :p) by pinning the image below to your Pinterest 🙂
    3 Ways to Use Stick Foundations
    Thanks for reading, xoxo
    Jiawun
    PS: It was 19 times.
    *This post is NOT sponsored. The product was sent to me for my review which you can read here.
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    How To: Galaxy Nails

    Hello beautiful people of the interwebs (I need to come up with a better line soon..)! I don’t know about you, but I think I spend almost 24 hours a week in total scrolling through DIYs and tutorials on Pinterest that I don’t have the capability or creativity to recreate. Today, I have a pictorial showing you how to recreate a Pinterest-worthy nail art – the Galaxy Nails – in just a couple of steps! Galaxy nails have been around for years now, and it’s one of my favourite nail arts to do because it’s super simple, and you don’t need amazing nail art skills. All you need is some nail polish, a sponge, and a glitter top coat, no kidding.
    How to: Galaxy Nails | Beauty Nerd By NightHow to: Galaxy Nails | Beauty Nerd By Night
    Galaxy Nails is so gorgeous because for starters, it looks so impressive because it looks like it’s super hard to do (which is not true!) and looks like you have amazing nail art skills. Secondly, it literally takes less than a minute to do each nail, which seems like forever if you compare it to just painting your nails one colour, but if you compare it to a 10 minute-on-each-nail nail art, it’s like the speed of light (Cause y’know, galaxies, Star Wars/Trek, battleships… no..? Well.. a girl’s gotta try!). Or a girl could just stop rambling, and get into the pictorial!
    I have some further information of each step, what polishes I used, etc, below the pictorial.
    How to: Galaxy Nails | Beauty Nerd By Night
    What You Need:
    1. Nail Polishes: Black, White, Medium/Dark Blue, Yellow, Pink, Glitter Top Coat
    2. Cosmetic Sponge
    3. Tape/Peel Off Base Coat/Those Peel Off thingys you see all over Instagram
    Step 1: Paint your nails an opaque black and let it dry completely. I used Chloe & Bella Black Out.
    Step 2: Apply any sort of “barrier” to your cuticles so you don’t have to clean up much around your cuticles after. I used my Etude House Peel Off Base Coat (click for review), which works amazing! You can just tape around the nail, it works just as well!
    Step 3: Paint the white nail polish onto your sponge (I used those Cosmetic Sponge Wedges) and gently pat the sponge to form whatever shape you like. Personally, I think a straight line across horizontally, vertically, or diagonally looks the best, but a “C” shape looks pretty sweet too! I used Chloe & Bella White Out for my white polish.
    Step 4: Cut off the part of the sponge with the white on it so you can reuse the sponge. Now with medium/dark blue on your sponge, sponge it on the sides of the white to blend the white into the black. I used OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay as my blue.
    Step 5: With a yellow polish, stamp on the middle above the white, but still letting some of the white show through the sides. For my yellow, I used DD’ell Nail Polish in Yellow.
    Step 6: Moving on to a pink polish, sponge it on top of the yellow, and again, allow some of the yellow underneath to peek through. I used Sally Hansen Coral Reef.
    Step 7: This step is optional, but if you feel like it looks too bright, tone down the colours by sponging on some white very gently and make sure you can still see the colours underneath, or you’ll just end up at Step 3 again, haha.
    Step 8: Put on a glitter top coat, preferably one with holo glitters, so in different angles, there are rainbow stars on your galaxy manicure. I used a glitter with blue reflects, which is Elianto Shine Opal.
    Step 9: I totally forgot to add this in my pictorial, but peel off your tape/peel off base coat. (lol at me walking around with dried glue around my cuticles?)
    Step 10: Take pictures of your gorgeous mani, and show it off to the world!!! Totally optional, but recommended! …and maybe link to my tutorial? (haha shameless self promotion. well, a little bit of shame. with the smaller text. lol)
    I hope that was helpful, and we can all put the entire galaxy on our nails and #twin. And also, I hope the pictorial didn’t freak you out, because it freaked me out. Apparently, too many hands in one picture freaks me out. I just found out too.
    Thanks for reading, xoxo
    Jiawun
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