How to fix a broken nail!

Hey guys,

Today I decided to write about this one hack I saw online that can help you with any occasion. I decided to write about broken nails because lately it’s been a trend to wear acrylic nails, so I figured it’ll be helpful for you guys to know about this hack.

Broken Fingernail? Follow these steps!

  • Medium fine buffer the nail that is broken, do not rip the broken part off!
  • Take some regular nail glue and apply some right around and on the tear.
  • Next, just take a tiny piece of mesh or other stretchy material and use a tweezer to apply it on top of the tear.
  • Using the tweezers, apply the material on top of the glue which should be on top of the tear.
  • Apply more nail glue on top of the material, don’t be afraid of using too much.
  • After the glue is dried completely, buff the material into shape with your fingernail.
  • Next, using the same file you’ve been using to buff, file down the edges of your nail that may be sharp.
  • Gently buff the material more until it starts to be smooth.
  • The piece should be totally smooth and if it isn’t keep buffing it.
  • After you’re done buffering, rinse the finger gently to help remove nail shavings that may be stuck in the material.
  • Add a layer of nail glue on top and let it air dry.
  • Buffer everything smooth and let the nail glue dry.
  • After everything’s dry you’re safe to apply the top coat of nail polish and then paint them like always and no one will be able to know that your nail broke!

It is a short post today, I am sorry about that! I hope you guys do find this helpful. Make sure to give this post a big like and comment if you have any suggestions for future posts. If you have any questions or messages for me directly, use the contact page here on the blog, or email me below and I will do my best to respond quickly!

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-The Complicated Fashion

Prom Makeup Tutorial!

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to my blog. I’m sorry for not posting last week, I was busy and at a loss of post ideas. I do know prom season is finally here and in my area, most schools have already had their prom, but if you live in a different area or state or country and you still don’t know what to do for prom, then keep reading for simple makeup you can do at home!

Look #1: The Eyes that match the dress

This look mostly revolves around the eyes, you can do what ever else you want for this look. This is more of a last minute kind of eye look if you don’t really know what to do. If your dress is blue you can do an ombre blue eye look. This look is totally up to you and how you want to approach this eye look.

 

Look #2: The Photogenic Look

I recommend you use photogenic foundation, my favorite is from NYX but it is $17, if you can’t find or afford photogenic makeup, just try to find foundation that doesn’t have any SPF in it, because during your prom pictures you’ll get flash back and you don’t want that. I also recommend you avoid baking your face and avoid powder because that also causes flash back. However, if you want a glowy kind of look, use any kind of highlighter and apply a small amount on to your cheek bones, and also add some highlight to your arms so they look shiny (but not oily). Next, you just contour your cheeks like always using what ever bronzer/contour you want and if you want to, contour your arms so in your pictures they’ll look more muscular.

Look #3: The Nude Eyes

The final look for this entry- the safe look which is the nudes. Follow the same steps as Look #2 for the face, but for your eyelids, just apply some nude colors from your favorite nude palette, the shadows can be shimmery or matte, apply a nice thick wing to your eyeshadow, if you want to do something on your lower-lashline, I recommend you only use black eyeliner and do not use eyeshadow on the lower-lashline because in your pictures it can give the effect that you were crying and you definitely don’t want to cry on the night of prom.

There you guys go, my first and probably only prom entry. I hope you all have/had fun at prom! I hope you guys liked these look ideas, you can always use them for other events that involve pictures with flash being taken because you definitely don’t want flashback!

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DIY Glitter Lipstick

Hi everyone,

I decided to do more DIY posts because there always new ideas in my brain. Lately the trend is to wear different colored lipsticks and glittery everything. Combining those two ideas I came up with this DIY.

This craft is super easy and simple. The things you will need:

  • A brand new EOS lip balm- can be any flavor, but preferably use their traditional lip balm (the egg shaped ones)
  • Mixing bowl (any size)
  • Lipstick (don’t use a high-end brand one, just go to the dollar store and pick one out)
  • Loose glitter
  • Pressed glitter
  • A spoon or spatula to mix it with
  1. The first thing you’re going to do is take a knife or a fork and scrape the EOS lip balm product out and into a bowl. Please try to get all of the product, this way the container can be usable for your new product.
  2. Next take 1/3 of the lip balm out of the bowl and you can save it and put it in a smaller container so it doesn’t go to waste.
  3. Take your lipstick (can be any color) and push the product all the way out and take a knife or a fork and cut the product and drop it into the bowl.
  4. Add the desired amount of loose glitter.
  5. Add the desired amount of pressed glitter.
  6. Then start mixing the product together, once it becomes a paste, put the bowl into the microwave for maybe 10 seconds.
  7. Once it is out it should be in a liquid state.
  8. Next, take your empty eos container and flip the center piece (the center piece looks like a wheel).
  9. Next carefully scoop/pour the new product into the old eos container and clean up the edges using a Q-Tip. Note that this will not look dome shaped until after the refrigerator process.
  10. Take the container and put into the fridge for about an hour, you can leave it in longer.
  11. Once it is after the desired amount of time it is ready for use!

I hope you guys like this tutorial, If you did make sure to like this post! If you guys have any ideas for future DIYs or topics for new posts, please fill out the ‘contact us’ form or email us at: complicatedfashionbiz@gmail.com <—- you can also send us fan mail (letters, nothing physical) or if you have an interest for advertisements/sponsorship opportunities. All spam/hate/joke emails will be deleted and unread!

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~The Complicated Fashion

DIY Eyeshadow using Crayons!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to today’s blog post, I’m going to try to post a new blog two times a week so then I can try to get more readers and followers.

Today I decided to teach you guys how to make eyeshadow using three things; coconut oil, crayons and a microwave. You also need a spoon and a bowl and a container to put the finished product in.

If you don’t have a microwave you can light a candle and hold the bowl of product above the candle, that way the product can melt.

You will need a box of crayons (preferably non toxic) that way the product won’t hurt you as bad if it gets in your eye, nose or mouth. I recommend RoseArt or Crayola or another big name art brand. This is a good time not to trust small-name brands. Next you will need coconut oil or vegetable oil. I used coconut oil for mine and it seemed to work out.

  1. First you will need to pick out a color from the crayon box. I’ve heard that if you have metallic crayons those show up way more pigmented than a regular crayon.
  2. You will need to unwrap the crayon. I cut the crayon into small parts and was able to get the wrapper off easier that way, but it still took a good 5 minutes.
  3. Next you will take a spoon and scoop as much coconut oil in the bowl depending on how much crayons are in the bowl.
  4. Next you will put the bowl of product into the microwave for about 3 minutes on the high power.
  5. Once the three minutes is over, the bowl will be somewhat hot so if you can’t tolerate heat, have someone help you with this step.
  6. Once the product is out, take the spoon and stir the additional chunks together that way the entire product is liquid.
  7. Next find a container that you’ll be storing this product in.
  8. Pour the product into the container and seal that container.
  9. Put the container into the fridge and let it cool for about a half hour.

Note that once the product is out of the fridge, you might have to warm it up a little bit to let it get a little creamy for you to use. mine was in the fridge for about 20 minutes and I used it and it had very little color. So I put it in the microwave for 7 seconds on high powder and it got a little more product on my finger. It shouldn’t turn to liquid however.

Now you have your own eyeshadow! I hope you guys liked this tutorial, make sure to share your pictures with us on Instagram @complicatedfashionblog !

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My Skin Care Routine!

Hi everyone,

Welcome to this week’s post! Today I decided to write about my skin care routine because mine is pretty unique compared to others out there. This blog post also is not sponsored by any of the following brands, I just am a fan of these products. So, let’s get into the blog post, shall we?

Usually I do most of my skin care at night when I shower. In the mornings however, I do use Clean and Clear’s “continuous control” face wash on an Up and Up (Target brand) facial exfoliating pad.

After I use this face wash I apply Up and Up’s benzoyl peroxide gel on my face and when that dries, I use coconut oil on my face to help moisturize and fade some acne scars.

At night when I am in the shower I use Clean and Clear’s foaming facial cleanser to help remove some makeup I forgot to wash off beforehand, I leave this facial cleanser on my face to let it soak into my face before I rinse it off. I usually leave it on for about four minutes tops.

Next is when I get out of the shower and I put the benzoyl peroxide gel on again. This helps way more than Proactive, however it does dry my face out. So after this gel soaks in and my face is dry, I put proactive on all over my face and I wait for it to dry. After it dries I once again put coconut oil on to moisturize and fade scars.

That is my face routine, I do like to describe what I do every day so you guys can understand it better. The products are listed below in case you want to try any of these products, I definitely recommend all of these products because they make my face feel really great.

  1. Clean and Clear Continuous Control facial wash
  2. Up and Up (Target Brand) Exfoliating Pads
  3. Up and Up Benzoyl Peroxide Gel
  4. Coconut Oil
  5. Clean and Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser
  6. Proactive

I still do get breakouts, these products don’t necessarily stop the breakouts from happening but they do a good job at cleaning my face and if any of you guys have questions about my routine or any of these products, make sure to comment them below and I will answer them!

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Thank you for reading,

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DIY Lipstick using Crayons!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to a new post about DIY Makeup! I know that a lot of people have seen those videos made by beauty gurus on YouTube about making your own makeup without using makeup. Eyeliner, eyeshadow, lipstick, what else? Today I will tell you how to make lipstick using crayons, which isn’t super difficult.

We have posted a tutorial on how to use colored pencils as eyeliner, so make sure to check that out. Now let’s get into this tutorial!

There are several ways to do it, depending on what youtube tutorial or what blogs you read, I will be posting the easy one, considering you’ll need five things.

Materials:

  1. Crayola Crayons- These particularly are non-toxic, so if they get in your eye, mouth, or is somehow entered internally, it won’t hurt you majorly due to little kids eating them.
  2. Empty chapstick or lipstick container- to store your new lipstick in. Can be used in another container, as long as it isn’t dusty and dirty.
  3. Coconut Oil- To moistuize, and to make your mixture not only crayons.
  4. Heat- To melt the crayon.
  5. A container to make the lipstick in

Procedures:

  1. Get a small container, to mix the soon-to-be lipstick.
  2. Unwrap the crayon and break it into three pieces and put it in the container.
  3. Scoop into coconut oil one time and put it in the mixture.
  4. Find your candle, and hold the container above the flame and mix the soon-to-be lipstick together with a spoon.
  5. It should be liquid by the time you’re done mixing.
  6. Then pour it into the container you will be keeping it in and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  7. After the 30 minutes are done, it’ll be usable!

 

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Senior Portraits Help!

Almost that time of year where people will need to take senior portraits. I have been trying to find good advice for you guys who will be seniors this coming school year. Being a part of the yearbook staff, I have seen really good portraits and some that could’ve been better. Not trying to be super judgemental.

This is my own advice, so here we go!

  1. Make sure not to use makeup that has SPF protection! Makeup such as foundation or BB cream sometimes have SPF protection in them, which is great for every day wear, but when you go to prom, or do senior portraits where there are a TON of pictures are being taken, they make your skin look oily and shiny, which isn’t the best look.
  2. Minimize the amount of shimmer on your face. Pick if you want shimmer on your eyelids, cheeks or lips, don’t do all three. It will make your face look super shiny (like I said above). Make sure to choose one!
  3. Stick to nude colors for your eyes. If you have nude eyeshadow, stick to those colors, whether it’s super light, your shade, or a little darker, those make your eyes stand out in the picture. Make sure not to use colors such as yellow, red, blue, purple, pink, etc. Gray however IS acceptable.
  4. Use a new mascara tube! If you happen to have a new tube of mascara, use that so it avoids clumps on your eyelids, because the photographer might get in your face and you will see clumps on your lashes. If you want to use false lashes, go ahead, just make sure you glue them good and make sure to have someone look at it to fix it if needed.
  5. NO lip gloss! As I have said in the first two bullet points, avoid lip gloss because of the fact that they make your lips super shiny and the light will reflect on them and you can look awkward in the yearbook.
  6. If you’re going to wax your eyebrows, do it 3-4 days beforehand. If you’re going to wax your eyebrows, make sure to do it before hand so then you don’t have redness on your face.
  7. Bring translucent powder if needed. Never hurts to bring a cosmetic bag full of additional makeup to touch up before the shoot. Make sure to bring a powder brush and translucent powder to touch up your makeup if needed.
  8. Use matte makeup. If you want, use matte products to give your face a smooth effect, your pictures will show it. Not to mention that your face won’t be shiny.
  9. Don’t over-pluck your eyebrows. Again, to avoid redness. Make sure to pluck them, but don’t over-do it!
  10. Don’t wear designed clothing. When you see senior portraits, people don’t wear clothing that has crazy designs on them. Make sure to bring a suitcase full of clothes so the photographer can pick out the clothing. Make sure to wear solid colors, black, red, green, any color.
  11. Make sure you don’t bring clothes that can be distracting. Usually people wear clothes that don’t distract you. Don’t wear anything with ruffles or other kinds of distracted clothing.
  12. Have a friend or family member look at your makeup. This is optional, but make sure to have someone look at your makeup so they can tell you if something doesn’t look right.
  13. Do your makeup near a window or do it outside! Just to get the natural light, because all the lights make you look different.
  14. Make sure to moisturize your lips before hand. Chapped or peeling lips will be noticeable, before you start moisturizing your lips a few days before hand.
  15. Wash your face. This one is self explanatory. Just to cleanse your face and to reduce possible breakouts!
  16. Don’t highlight your brow bone. Again, it can cause a reflection on your brows, if you are going to do it though, keep it subtle.
  17. Use coconut oil a few days before hand. Coconut oil makes your face oily and shiny. Make sure to start moisturizing your face with coconut oil a few days before hand. Coconut oil helps fade pimple scars and to help keep your face and skin moisturized.
  18. Use powder foundation if possible. For me at least, using Bare Minerals’s powder foundation for my school ID picture really helped me, it didn’t give me any reflection but it helped cover some pimples, scars, etc.
  19. Don’t experiment the day of. This is crucial. Don’t wake up early and find the look you want to go for, because if something goes wrong, you might be late. It’s always good to practice several days/weeks beforehand to find the look that is good for you.
  20. Use proactive or other acne fighting creams. These are optional to use, but when you wash your face days before the shoot, make sure to use proactive or other fighting creams to reduce pimples!
  21. Make sure to shave them pits! You might be asked to put your arms up and if you’re wearing a strapless, or sleeveless dress or top, the photographer wouldn’t want to see them armpit hairs, make sure to shave them and make sure there is no stubble growing.
  22. Go to bed early. Make sure to go to bed a little earlier than usual, so you don’t look super tired when you go to take the pictures and to avoid the dark circles under your eyes.
  23. Practice smiling. Make sure to find the smile that is right for you, whether it’s smiling with a closed or open mouth. Think of memories that made you smile to get that genuine smile.
  24. Take selfies! Feel confident before taking your portraits. Taking selfies beforehand will give you an idea of what you’ll look like in the portraits (as far as hair and makeup) and make sure you make yourself feel confident before going to take your photos!

 

That’s all I have, if I missed anything make sure to comment them below and I will add them to this list. While I did my makeup for this current school year, I watched RCLBeauty101’s Picture Day Makeup Tutorial video and adjusted a few things and it really helped. If you want to watch it to get a few extra tips from there and to actually get a tutorial on how to do your makeup, check it out here-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3Mk6iOcYHk   that video really helps!

Thank you for reading,

The Complicated Fashion