Saturday, March 24, 2018

12 Beautiful Makeup Looks That Will Motivate You To Practice Your Skills

12 Beautiful Makeup Looks That Will Motivate You To Practice Your Skills

Makeup is not easy to do! Behind any YouTube or Instagram makeup tutorial you see, it takes a lot of extra skills and blending to perfect a look. 

It can get a little discouraging at times when you can't nail a look, but the more you practice, the better you get. If you're finding it hard to get motivated, these makeup looks will encourage you to pick up a makeup brush and get blending. With practice, you'll be as just as good as your favorite beauty vlogger!

1. Kudos to this beauty for actually being able to match her eyeshadow to her lipstick. That's not easy at all. 

It's usually a major faux pas, but she executed this look perfectly! 

2. This makeup artist captioned her photo with "Glam fit for a unicorn." And she's not wrong about that! She's using the Lime Crime Unicorn Queen collection.

And a unicorn queen is exactly what she looks like. 

3. Okay, um...who...what...when...where...huh?

The power of this highlight will surely leave you speechless. How does this makeup artist get it to look that strong? Don't think we don't see that highlight on your chin. It's popping! 

4. When you tell bae you guys should watch the sunset. 

You don't need to go anywhere. You can watch it all in the comfort of your own home. Just close your eyes very slowly. 

5. Now this is what you would call a smokey eye! 

It's a beautiful orange matte eyeshadow that transitions into a deep black! Her arms are probably aching from all that blending she did. Well, it's all worth it!  

6. It looks like she literally has a Snapchat filter on her face. 

And if there's anything that we learned ever since Snapchat filters came out, it's that we all look better with them on. 

7. Now this is a great way to cover up dark under eyes! Because sometimes concealer can't always do the trick and cover every little thing up.

In that case, it's time to bust out the glitter tears. 

8. This look is beyond simple, yet it's so cool that she has sky blue eyelashes on. Not many people would even think of doing this! 

I have a feeling that there's going to be a blue mascara shortage because this has probably inspired a ton of us! 

9. Okay, so how did she master this perfectly on both eyes? 

Usually one eye looks better than the other, but in this case, this makeup artist defied every law of asymmetry.

10. Here's another makeup artist who broke the makeup rule that you should never wear a dark lip with a bright eyeshadow. 

I think we can all take a few tips from her. Nothing fun ever happens when you play by the rules. 

11. When neon meets pastel! The worlds have collided and I don't want them to ever separate again! 

If you want some edgy inspiration, then this is the perfect look to push you outside of your comfort zone. 

12. Checkerboard Vans have been so in this year, so if you're digging that trend, this liner is perfect for you! 

I wonder how long this took her to do. Her precision is on point! 

What's your favorite makeup look? Comment to let us know! 

16 Photos That Raise More Questions Than They Answer

16 Photos That Raise More Questions Than They Answer

We've all seen our share of strange pictures that grab you right away. Whether they're scary, uncomfortable or just a little too much at once, they always get a big reaction. 

But for as much fun as jumping at stuff and screaming a little bit is, some photos have a lingering weirdness that kind of stays with you. Nothing seems too weird at first glance but as you look at it more, you might find yourself starting to wonder, "Wait, what am I looking at here?"

I really love that feeling and I hope you do too because I've got 16 photos that seem tailor-made to make us pointlessly question everything. Yay!

1. Phew, I was worried about the environment, but I think we're gonna be alright.

Now that our world is SpongeBob with Cyclops' eyes from the X-Men, none of the other planets are messing with us.

2. I feel like if I met these two, I'd break the world record for the longest scream.

And they'd keep doing those little laughs they do, so it would be a boring conversation for everyone involved.

3. A picture's worth 1,000 words and here, all of them are questions.

You know, questions like why does this fish have googly eyes? What language is that? Where is this? Why is this? Why is anything?

4. I'm not sure if a funhouse club would be the best or the worst idea ever.

That question may be a little easier to answer for some of you, but just let me dream, OK?

5. Aaaah, what have we done?

This is what happens when an app starts hanging out with the wrong crowd.

6. For real tho, what do you do here?

Do you just start and stop a lot like a dog scooting its butt on the carpet? Do you do the opposite of my terrible idea?

Yeah, that's probably it.

7. Wait, there's a 3D book dedicated entirely to garlic bread?

WAIT, there's a meme page dedicated entirely to garlic bread? I'm learning so much today!

8. Oh, no explanation necessary, buddy.

When you figure out how to make a bear OK with riding in a taxi, folks are just automatically ready to roll with you.

9. How did this happen?

It seems like it would be hard to do this by accident, but why would you do it on purpose?

10. OK, so somebody either bought two lizards for this joke or they really played the long game.

You decide, my friends, you decide.

11. Gotta admit, part of me wants to cut a slice of that and see how it tastes.

I mean, the rest of me thinks it's the worst idea I've ever had, but who listens to that part of themselves, right?

12. Honestly, I'm just impressed that shirt managed to hold on.

They should actually advertise their clothes this way. Of course, that would involve listening to me, and I think it's pretty clear by now why people don't do that.

13. Don't worry if you're not looking at this around Christmas.

There's no time of year where this card makes any sense.

14. Well, obviously she's in the bathr...huh.

Hmm, bathrooms don't usually have microwaves, but kitchens don't usually have mirrors. This is a pickle indeed.

15. What? Why? Why did someone make this?

There's no context for it either. Samuel L. Jackson is just now a Creme Egg for some reason and I'm very sorry you had to see this.

16. After some of the stuff we've just witnessed, it's tempting to think we have seen everything.

That's always an invitation for more weirdness to come our way, though, so I think I'm good.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Here's What A 3-Hour Manicure Looks Like

Here's What A 3-Hour Manicure Looks Like

I've always known that getting acrylic nails applied was a process. But I'd certainlynever heard of a three-hour long manicure before. Two fashion-forward gals decided to hit up the super-impressive nail salon, RounGe NYC, to get wildly intricate Japanese manicures. One of the girls explains that American women like manicures that are neutral and will match with everything, while Japanese women enjoy detailed, glitzy, and over-the-top nail looks. These Sailor Moon manicures definitely fit the latter description, and I'm confident in saying that the three-hour process was worth everysecond. Do you agree? Keep scrolling to see the stunning, Sailor Moon–inspired results! 

Remember this cutie? Sailor Moon is the inspiration behind this super glam, super glitzy, and super-lengthy manicure process.

She always has the prettiest, most fun these jewel- and heart-encrusted amulets! 

The first step in this three-hour mani process was getting the acrylic bases applied.

It was also during this stage that the girls got to choose which sparkling nail decals they wanted to incorporate into their designs. With this many gorgeous options, how could you possibly decide?!

When the finished acrylic templates look something like this, somehow three hours doesn't seem like that much time to spend in the nail salon!

After the acrylic nails were applied, hour two consisted of choosing sparkling, Sailor Moon-approved polishes. 

Hour three consisted of applying Sailor Moon-inspired 3D nail decals. I love the tiny pearl moon. 

A cluster of rhinestone- and pearl-embedded appliques were carefully applied to each nail using nail glue and tweezers. 

Almost finished! The tiny gold rings are so cute and dainty. 

Okay, whoa. These are the finished products and they're totally mind-blowing. I can't get over how intricate and unique every single nail is. 

It's obvious that the girls were quite pleased with the finished product. And I bet they'd tell you the three-hour process was 100% worth it. 

I didn't know eating a burger could look so glamorous. These nails are totally responsible, and I totally want them. Would you ever get a wild, glitzy manicure like this one?


Thursday, March 22, 2018

14 Ideas To Hack An Empty Pizza Box

14 Ideas To Hack An Empty Pizza Box

Pizza: a food group all on its own. Amazing, yet unfortunately the boxes are wasteful. 

Did you know that while the boxes are good quality cardboard, they aren't truly recyclable due to the grease and food buildup inside? The grease speeds the biodegrading process, causing the cardboard to become worthless before it can be processed. 

However, there are tons of ways you can reuse those pizza boxes at home. So clean out any stray cheese left behind after your feast and put those boxes to use.

1. Have fun gifting cash.

Giving money can feel impersonal, but sometimes, it's the best gift option for that particular person. So have fun with it by presenting the cash in a pizza box, complete with a punny description. 

2. Get lost in a childhood game. 

Remember those lovely wooden maze games we had growing up? The ones we'd play with until we lost the marble and were afraid the cat ate it? (Only me, huh?) Relive that happy memory by making a labyrinth from an old pizza box and some of the marbles the cat never got to. 

3. Or play a more grown-up game. 

Pizza boxes make a great base for a DIY game of Battleshots! All you need is a Sharpie and 34 containers of some sort to put your shots in. Pro tip: those little ketchup cups at the fast food joint are the perfect size — and they're free. 

4. Camp on a budget.

With a bit of tin foil and a sunny day, you can turn any pizza box into a solar oven. Line the box with the foil and point that bad boy at the sun. You'll be enjoying tasty s'mores in no time. 

5. Don't dirty your plates. 

Who needs to do dishes when the lid to the box will work just as well? Sure, you'll only get four plates out of it, but really, who has more than four people over for pizza and only buys the one pie?

6. Prop up your laptop.

When your laptop starts to heat up and feels like it's cooking you, use a cleverly folded pizza box as a stand. It will prop it up while also allowing the heat to vent out safely. 

7. Teach yourself some basic circuits.

Interested in electronics but overwhelmed with where to begin your learning process? Start small by learning to build basic circuits and switches. All you need is a pizza box, paperclips, and some simple electrical components. 

8. Escape into a virtual world.

With the template for Google's Cardboard VR headset, you can create your own viewer with just a bit of careful cutting and gluing. Slide your phone into the front and be whisked away!

9. Take your art to go.

If you're the artsy sort, you know how expensive travel art kits can be. Instead, use an old pizza box to store your supplies, and it can even be modded to turn into a small easel for when you're out and about. 

10. Mat a photo.

Matting is a great way to make simple photos and images look fancier, but unless you're lucky enough to have a frame that comes with one, buying mat board can be a pain. Instead, cut an old pizza box to fit your frame, and then cover with fabric, paper, or just paint the cardboard. 

11. Let your masterworks dry in peace.

Of course, once you've painted your next masterpiece, then it needs a safe place to lay flat and dry. Once again, the unassuming pizza box can help. Cut one end off and tape the rest of the box firmly shut. Stack as many as you may need, and you can always cover it with paper or paint to hide the truth of your genius storage system. 

12. Next-level storage.

If a simple shelf unit isn't what you're looking for, you can also turn those boxes into a sweet set of shallow drawers. 

13. Decorate your home on the cheap.

Pizza boxes are perfectly square, and so they are great to make symmetrical art for your walls. Cover them with fabric or paper. Depending on the style you choose, the look can be completely different and completely original. 

14. Let your cat recycle that box for you.

"What's this?" Pickles thought to himself, licking his paws, "A bed that smells like food? My human really does love me!"