3. Fabulous Fixtures
While wax-based brow pencils might help you achieve a sharp brow look, they're not doing any favors for the hairs that fall out after each fill-in. "As much as [brow pencils and gels] are appealing because they create a look of a big sharp structured brow or are user-friendly with regards to application, they can create major damage," explains Sacks. "The more you use these types of products, the more you become dependent on them and have reason to use them—your brows will increasingly become sparse from the damage caused by these products, so you'll end up needing to use the product more and more."Read more
According to award-winning nail artist Metta Francis, polygel nails are a gel-acrylic hybrid. "They are also often referred to as 'acrygel' nails but essentially, polygel is a putty-like consistency, which is applied to the nails using a liquid solution. This helps smooth the polygel onto the nail." Your manicurist is likely to employ a small, flat brush to shape and secure the putty onto your nail, in a similar way to applying acrylics.Read more
“This is the cutest, easiest nail art look. It’s meant to look like a simple swish of a brushstroke. You can play around with different directions and placements on the nail. It’s easy because you can do it on bare nails, and it’s just one brush stroke. You don’t have to worry about painting the full nail.”Read more
3. Fabulous Fixtures
There’s no shortage of fun in this vibrant powder room by E&A Interiors. Emerald scalloped tiles dress the walls of the space, coupled with a Cole & Son wallpaper that features leopard motifs. An array of picture frames with brass borders complements the other brass bathroom fittings. The contrasting accent walls and comprehensive details create an energizing combination that has a lasting visual impact.
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Aside from the inevitable dark roots situation, if you’re like me, there’s an ongoing battle with brass (orange and/or overly warm tones). Brassiness can be the culprit of a number of things, from UV exposure to hard water damage from your...
When trying to grow back your brows, you want to avoid any products that might be inhibiting hair growth (or actually pulling out your hairs unintentionally). You want to avoid brow products with drying alcohol or heavy waxes that could be "suffocating the brow or drying them out," says Azi Sacks, a brow artist based in New York City. "A lot of brow gels contain alcohol, while waxy brow pencils could be heavy with a waxy texture, which can snap or yank on the brow."
Switch up your regular manicure routine and try dip powder nails. The results are incredibly durable, natural-looking, and there’s an almost endless amount of colors and textures to choose from. There are, of course, pros and cons for any manicure option, and you’ll need to consider your lifestyle, budget, and time. However, this is an excellent alternative to gel, full acrylic, and nail polish. Let us give you a complete rundown on everything you need to know about dip nails before you jump in.
The circular window is an indication of the round elements within the powder room: an elliptical layout with curved doors and a ceiling light in an oval ring. If you’re looking for a fun conversation-starting powder room, this particular one is sure to inspire you.
Let your creative juices flow with some innovative dip powder designs. Dipping makes it easy to create sharp lines, which lends itself well to styles like these rainbow arrow tips. You can also create color blocks by starting at the tip and dipping higher into different powders. Switch up the angles to get alternate shapes and abstract art. Another great design to try is marbling. Once you’ve applied your base color, take a small amount of powder into a separate dish, and add a second shade. Then use a toothpick or cuticle stick to mix it together to get the desired pattern and gently press your base-coated nail into it to transfer the design. Finish as usual with a shiny top coat for a distinctive and unique result.
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This powder room in The Stiletto House echoes the rest of the living space’s design. Designed by EHKA Studio, the powder room radiates grandeur with light marble tiles that effortlessly augment a charming touch. Featuring Hansgrohe’s luxury bathroom fittings and wares, the powder room is contemporary and classic in style, making it a marble masterpiece.
Orlando, 44, said he follows a strict routine, which he claimed is typical of his star sign, Capricorn.
Show this to anyone who says short, round nails aren't fun. Instead of choosing one or two colors, use every single nail polish you own to create whatever color combos your little heart desires. Working with one nail at a time so the polish stays wet, drop a few small dots of two different shades and use a nail-art brush to swirl the colors together.
Be patient in between coats: "Make sure the glitter dries after the first application before you apply the next coat," Hang Nguyen says.
Small rooms can often make the biggest impact. These include powder rooms, which are often utilitarian in function but offer much creative opportunity—such petite bathrooms are often the best opportunities to make a great visual impression on your house guests.
Metta mentions that unlike acrylics, there is no offensive odour or vapour with polygel nails, however because polygel nails are essentially a 'hard' gel, they can't be soaked off to be removed. "Polygel nails would have to be filed off. Because of this, there is a certain amount of commitment required." Nails might also be susceptible to similar damage caused by removing acrylics, such as weak nails or a bumpy nail bed.
So while you probably still won't be back to your regular social schedule, and masks aren't going anywhere anytime soon, these are the nail designs that can restore at least a bit of normalcy — and some fun to boot.
Afraid to use different patterns? Powder rooms are the perfect place to unleash your creativity. “Dark, saturated colours and large-scale patterns that might seem overwhelming in a living room or bedroom are often ideal for a powder room,” says Shilpa Jain Balvally, founder of Studio Osmosis.