15 HOT Makeup Hacks

15 Ombre manicure

The Beauty Department shows us this simple and fun DIY mani perfect for warm weather!

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14DIY Gel polish remover

With some foil squares, cotton balls, and acetone, you can remove your chipped gel polish in minutes at home before going out.

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13 Clutch touch up kit

For nights out, take a cue from this red carpet-inspired DIY solution. Use a contact lenses case to fill up on cream blush and foundation for a solution to the problem with tiny evening clutches!

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12 Matte eyes

For a chic runway-inspired matte eye shadow look, use a highlighter pencil as an eyelid primer!

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11 DIY Coconut and Rose Body Scrub

For the most delightful springtime body scrub, combine coconut oil, raw cane sugar, almond oil, and a rose into a mason jar for an affordable and fragrant scrub!

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10 Colored lashes

The Beauty Department shows us a flashy and daring DIY look (perfect for nights out or wild parties!) using liquid liner!

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9 Gingham check mani

A few strokes of nail polish on scotch tape and careful cutting will transform simple scotch tape into nail stickers to make the perfect gingham design to match all those shirts!

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8 Rose gold eye shadow

Want that perfect rose gold eye shadow that’s on the lids of red carpet beauties like Diane Kruger? Mix it yourself! A smart combo of cream and powder shadow will create the perfect rose gold look!

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7 Glitter polish

Sometimes, the best kind of glitter nail polish is the one you can make yourself! Make one for yourself in every color of glitter you want!

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6 DIY Gel liner

Want to try out a gel liner but can’t seem to master that tricky, fussy little brush? Try this trick: hold a regular kohl liner pencil under a flame and after it cools down, apply it!

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5 DIY Lash look

Overwhelmed by those long, thick, and outrageous looking false lashes but still want the celebrity look? Take cue from this guide to applying false lashes at home from The Beauty Department.

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4 DIY Lip color

Ever wonder what to do with the rest of the lipstick stuck in the tube after you’ve hit the plastic rim? Scoop the colors out and melt it together to create a custom shade!

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3 Nail stickers

The easy way to give yourself an artsy and chic mani without using various nail art tools is to create DIY nail stickers using polish and scotch tape!

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2 Sugar scrub

The classic DIY kitchen friendly makeup hack always involves sugar, which is a fantastic natural exfoliant. Take half a cup of brown sugar, three tablespoons of olive oil, and a few drops of water to make a great natural all over body exfoliator.

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1 DIY Lip Smoothie

A simple solution to cracked and flaking lips is this DIY lip scrub that involves merely brushing lip balm on your lips to exfoliate and moisturize at the same time.1

15 Tips: How To Get Perfect Nails

15 Prep With The Perfect Soap

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The start to getting perfect nails? Using a the right soap. A mild formula–the bottle will let your know how strong it is–is the best for cleaning your nails without stripping the foundation of the nail bed.

14 Dry Spell

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Creating perfect nails start with a clean and dry foundation to work on. Make sure your hands are completely dry and free from water, (or excess polish remover.)

 13 Keep Cuticles Happy

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Snaggy cuticles are a no-no in the pursuit of perfect nails! Apply Vitamin E and trim them down between manicures to keep them pretty-and healthy.

12 Quality Emery Board

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There’s a reason nail files come in packs of five or six: When the one you’re using goes bad, it needs to be chucked immediately. Uneven or filmy nails will surely ruin your perfect mani!

11 Buff ‘Em Up

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The best way to maintain a smooth surface on your nail bed is to buff them regularly with a board made specifically for keeping your nails amazing. Most come on a multi-use block that buffs, shines, AND improves blood flow to your nails.

10 Dust ‘Em Off

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All that buffing and filing going to leave powder all over your nail bed. Make sure your fingers are wiped clean before you start applying a single drop of polish.

9 Quality Base Coat

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Whether you’re rocking long French tips or short neutral nails, a good base coat is the first step to having perfect nails. A hardy formula that dries quick–like Sally Hansen Hard As Nails–should be in every mani-lovers nail polish kit.

8 Good Polish Is The Best Polish

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No matter how cute that 99-cent bottle of glittery pink polish may look, it’s cheap quality will leave you with an icky chipped mani and peely nails. Know the quality of the polish that you buy. (Tip: Sally Hansen and OPI are not-too-spendy buys that have staying power AND are good for your nails.)

7 Application Is Everything

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Believe it or not, how you apply your polish has a lot to do with how your manicure will look, and how your nails will stay healthy. Always apply from cuticle to tip, strokes that evenly apply polish to the nail bed.

6 Have A Kick-Butt Topcoat

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Even with a great polish, a gnarly top coat can ruin the perfect mani! Make sure your quick-dry topcoat hasn’t expired, and comes with a brush that won’t leave marks in your polish.

5 B.Y.O.P.

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Don’t waste your time at the colorful display of bottles at the back of the salon; bring your own polish to your mani-pedi appointment. It ensures that the polish used on your nails is primo.

4 Say No To Old Polish!

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You know that half-empty bottle of polish that is starting to turn a little gooey? Throw it out! Nothing kills a healthy nail–or a gorgeous manicure–like epired polish.

3 Be Mindful Of Decals

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Sure, pretty decals and trendy crackle polish look cute for a couple days. But they don’t last long and wreak havoc on your nails! If glittery tips and “it” polishes are your thing, try to keep it to once in a while to maintain your nails’ health.

2 Know What Your Polish Battles

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Things like packing tape and other adhesives contain chemicals that break down your polish, and can eventually make your nails peel as well. Be mindful of what you’re sticking your nails into!

1 No Chips Allowed!

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Allwomenstalk.com isn’t the only beauty site–or source–that knows there’s nothing less classy than chipped polish. And there’s no excuse for simply “touching up:” You’ll have to re-paint the whole nail–if not your whole hand–to keep your nails perfect.

15 Awesome Eyeliner Tricks!

15 The Classic

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The cat-eye is a the go-to liquid eyeliner technique for a polished look for both day and night. An eyeliner trick that EVERY beauty buff should have mastered. Simply trace eyeliner along upper lash line and let the tail extend a little further past your lid.

14 Getting Colorful

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Cat-eye doesn’t have to be basic black or brown! Play up this look with bright liquid eyeliners and keep the rest of your makeup neutral.

13 Lay It On Thick

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Cat-eye feel a little too tame? Go ahead and make that line thicker, or use gel eyeshadow to extend the original line up onto your eyelid.

12 (Don’t) Be Such A Square

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Make the everyday cat-eye a little edgier by squaring off the tip that goes past your lash line. We recommend using pencil liner to create this shape.

11 The “Drop-Eye”

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This technique consists of lining your entire upper lash line and the outer half of your lower lash line. Keep the lower lines thinner to prevent a costume makeup look.

10 Super-Smudge

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Blame it on the recent grunge revival, but smudging your liquid liner with a q-tip is a hot trick to have in your night-out makeup regimen. Just don’t let the smudging get too out of control, or you’ll risk looking like you’re melting.

9 The Cleopatra

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To achieve this extreme look you will need: 1)Black liquid eyeliner, 2)A steady hand, and 3)Killer confidence. Anyone thinking of being Cleopatra for Halloween?

8 Wings

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Think of winged eyeliner as the cat-eye’s flirty cousin–turning the bit of liner past your lash line upward so it mimics a thick eyelash.

7 Faux & Fabulous

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Want the look of fake eyelashes without the actual fake eyelashes? Try this: Add an extra wing to your eyeliner line to give you some spice!

6 Just A Pop

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Trendy colorful eyeliner can work on anybody! Apply color to ONLY your upper OR lower lash line. Keep the rest of your makeup more neutral.

5 Sultry & Smokey

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There’s no better way to achieve the perfect smokey eye look than with adding a good chunky pencil eyeliner. Only have liquid liner? Apply it to your whole top lid and the outer half of your bottom lash line, let it dry, and then smudge with a q-tip.

4 On The Inside

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Applying eyeliner all the way on the inner corners of your eyes is tricky, but when done properly can look great. Stick to a pencil eyeliner and make sure to balance out the rest of your eye with a similar-colored shadow. And be wary of how much liner you apply; too much can give the allusion you have dirt next to your eye!

3 Walking A Thin Line

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Just because you’re applying eyeliner doesn’t mean it has to be a show-stealer! Liquid liner can be applied in a very thin line to give your eyes just a bit of pop and put the attention on another part of your face, like you lips

2 White Out

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Applying white eyeliner to the inner corners of your eyes can make eyes look further apart and create the allusion that you’re more awake. Just remember: A little goes a long way. Too much white liner will make you look like an extraterrestrial.

1 All That Glitters

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A party girl go-to, glitter eyeliner can give you a punch of sparkle without the fuss of loose glitter