Happy Mani- Monday!! A Classic Red Nail!

Happy Mani Monday everyone!The Holidays are upon us. I wanted to highlight a classic look, the classic red nail. If you pay attention to the Holiday trends this year, you will pick up hints of vintage inspiration. What better way to be in trend this Holiday season than to sport the classic red nail.

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Fun Fact: A clean polished nail has been in trend since the 1930’s. Prior to the 1930’s nails were tinted red with natural oils. The classic red nail polish was most popular when colored film hit the streets in the 1950’s. During this time women started to pay more attention to makeup trends and a red lip with red nails was all the rage until the 1960’s.

Below is an awesome vintage ad that I found online. I love this ad because it depicts the hottest beauty trend of the 1950’s beautifully, don’t you?

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Photo Credit: superkawaiimama.com

Thank you for reading today’s blog post! I hope you enjoyed it.

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Xox,

Nicole

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Makeup Tutorial- Quick Everyday Bronzer

Do you ever wonder how to use Bronzer? Or, are you looking to update your look??? Bronzer is a quick and easy way to update you look. It is not just for summer. Bronzer is a little detail the can really finish your makeup. In this tutorial, you will lean how to use two bronzers with completely different finishes to get a natural bronzer look.

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Happy Mani Monday!

So this week  I thought I would give the increasingly popular Ombre nail look a try. I have to admit that it was harder than I thought it would be. I ended up having to try it a couple of time, but I am glad that I tried it because it is a super fun nail fashion! I ended up going from pale pink to purple, which was a more safe choice but I have gotten a few compliments on my color choice, so I am feeling pretty good about this weeks look. 

 

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I think this look would be super pretty if you went from a light blue to a dark blue. It would be a super great nail look for a bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, or just a girls night out. I love how nail polish has become an accessory that completes any outfit! Don’t you?? 

Let’s take a look at what I used: 

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I used a mixture of nail brands. From the left, I used an Urban Outfitter nail color, a Cover girl nail color (its a limited Hunger Games color, how fun is that??), a Color Show nail polish from Maybelline, and a MAC limited nail color (however there is a similar shade by L’oreal. 

Here is a quick overview of what I did: 

– First, I painted my nail with the cover girl nail color. 

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– Then, I painted the lightest color to the darkest color. I painted stripes of the colors and layered them while they were wet. 

 

This look took a little longer than I thought it would. I watched Zoolander while I painted my nails. I recommend you Netflix your favorite movie, have a mini Hulu marathon, or listen to a a good audio book while doing your Ombre nail fashion. Have you tried the Ombre nail look? If so what is your favorite color combination? Leave a comment below today! 

 

Thank you for reading today’s post! I hope you enjoyed it. Stop by Pretty Bride Shop anytime! 

xox,

Nicoe 

 

 

 

A Natural and Basic Eyebrow makeup application

Here is what I used:
– A Brow powder duo in Brunette
– A NYX Eyebrow Wax Pencil
– Water
-Two different sized paint brushes, one with a fine tip and one small squared off brush

Eyebrows really frame the face, they complete any makeup application even the natural looks. A lot of women will NOT leave the house without eyebrows on. Recently, I have been getting a lot of questions about eyebrows lately, so I thought I would show you tips and tricks on how to get a natural and basic eyebrow shape using powder. Check out the video and let me know what you think!

Feel free to leave a comment with your favorite eyebrow products!!!

Thank you for watching today’s video. I hope you have enjoyed it and stop by Pretty Bride Shop anytime!

xox,
Nicole

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Lets Talk Lipstick

I have been looking for the perfect long wear lipstick for the longest time! I think that I found one that I that is as close to perfect. Here is what I am looking for in a Long wear lipstick:

1. It is a great price point.

2. It has a wide Color range. Basically as long as there is a red, Hot pink, a pretty nude (nothing too pink and nothing to brown), or a coral.

3. It won’t Smudge or feather.

4. Lastly, It Actually stays for at least five hours.

If the lipstick has all of the above it is pretty close to being perfect.

Folks, I have some exciting news! I think that i have found a long wear lipstick that has all of the above!!!!

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Tarte

I was in Sephora this last weekend, and stumbled upon this little gem! It is the new 12 hour lipstick from Tarte Cosmetics. It has the best colors that have the best coverage on the lip. I highly recommend any bride to be to check this product out! I loved it because you don’t even need a lip liner! try this lipstick on a clean dry lip and see how it wears on you. It is so great whether you are a bride, bridesmaid, or a lady on the go!

Thank you for reading today’s beauty tip. Have a Great Day!

XOX,

Nicole Ramirez

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Bring Out Your Inner Bronze Goddess

It’s summertime which means it is time to  let your inner bronze goddess out! If you are like me, you like to spend time sunbathing and what not, but you just don’t really have the time to be poolside all summer long. There is still hope for you!

To be honest,  I am not a fan of tanning beds, or sunless tanners. If you feel the need to get an instant glow on and you have to choose between a tanning bed or a sunless tanner, I say go with  the lesser of the two evils and get your sunless tanner on. It may be stinky, but from what we know now, it is safer. With that said, you may be wonder why I am writing about unleashing your inner bronze goddess if I am not a fan of the two most popular ways to get a tan.

Today, I want to talk body bronzing make up! Whether you are just a guest at a wedding or you are a bride to be, these products are great suggestions to complete your wedding day look. Here are my top two bronzing oils:

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# 1 is the Nars oil! It is AMAZING. It has a perfect golden color, and a little goes a long way.

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#2 The Body Shop Honey Bronze. I LOVE the smell, and I love how it adds a soft glisten to your skin. Plus the price point is affordable if you are on a budget.

I also recommend that you check out Laura Mercier’s body bronze make up. It smells like coconut and has a full coverage, so you get a nice deep glow, that looks natural.

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Finally, if you are looking for a product that you can use on your face and your body, take a look at Estee Lauder’s Bronzing powder. I have always been a fan of the matte finished bronze goddess powder. You can layer it over an illuminating oil or make up like the ones I have listed above, or just swipe a little over moisturized skin with a fluffy brush and it gives a soft tan color.

Thank you for reading today’s Beauty tip from the Pretty Bride Shop! I hope you have a great day!

xox,

Nicole Ramirez

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