Just the idea of adding more layers to your skin care routine can make anyone who is blessed with oily skin cringe. Don't dismiss primers, though, as they can keep your makeup from slipping and smudging through the day—you just have to find the right one. Focus on finding oil-free primers (duh, right?) that tackle shine, and apply before foundation all over your face or just to the trouble areas like your T-zone. And there's a primer perfect for you, no matter your budget.
We've created a list to find the best primer for oily skin across four budget categories: the Splurge-Worthy, that centers on luxury brands $45+; the Treat Yourself zone that hovers around $30; Wallet-Friendly for around $20, and the Super Steals you can snag for less than $10. Now you can look fresh-faced even when the temperatures start scorching in the summer.
The leather jacket is no doubt a fall wardrobe staple, but investing in quality leather can be a sizable chunk of change. If you're looking for a more budget-friendly version of this timeless piece, a faux leather jacket is a prime option. Between vegan leather biker styles and luxe-looking suedette, faux is the way to go. We browsed our favorite affordable sites like Asos, H&M, and Zara to bring you 12 options that look just like the real thing for less.
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Want to take your nail game to the next level? Consider trying the next big nail trend -- powder nail polish. Boasting longer wear and simple application, nail powder is any beauty guru's next big thing.
Science has come up with plenty of perfectly effective and safe emollients and moisturizers for human skin. But although alpha glucan oligosaccharide, cetyl acetate, and stearic acid may be wonderful compounds, they just can't compare with what nature provides. Carrot oil, avocado oil, shea butter, and grapeseed oil are all commonly used in better cosmetics to keep skin soft and supple, but the real superstar of natural skin softeners is almond oil.
Take a good long look at your nails without polish. Go ahead. Do it. Would you feel confident about going without polish today or are your nails looking a little worse for wear? If you polish often, chances are you may have one of the most commonly experienced side effects of repeat applications of nail polish: yellowing nails. Sure you can keep hiding them with more bright polish, but that can stifle healthy nail growth, and, in fact, yellow nails are sometimes a symptom of a larger health issue. We talked to nail expert Danielle Candido to get some of her pro tips for keeping your nails in tip-top shape.
You've had your acrylic nails removed, now what? Here are some essential tips to show you how to return to natural nails after removing acrylics.
Acrylic nails look pretty, but they can be a b*tch to live with. Suddenly, putting on lotion and peeling fruit isn't as easy as it used to be. Here are 12 hacks to make living with long nails a tiny bit more manageable.
Acrylic nails? No problem. Learn what leading manicurists tell their clients about how to keep your manicure attractive and strong between salon visits.
If you've invested in a set of acrylic nails, there are a few precautions you should take to protect that investment. Follow these at-home nail tips to maintain you beautiful acrylic nails all year round.
We've all suffered from weak, brittle nails. The problem is that we often try to “solve” the issue by simply hiding them with another coat of nail polish and pretending the problem doesn't exist. Danielle Candido, Gelish's Northeast Regional Manager of Education, gave us her tips and tricks for how to get stronger nails. For starters, stop ignoring them.
You've made the decision that you want acrylic nails, but there's just one more question you have--can they harm your natural nails? Whether you want to wear them long term, or to a special event, it is important to know whether or not acrylic nails have the potential to damage your natural nail. Keep reading to find out, the answer may surprise you.
If you've always dreamed of long nails you can deck out in colorful designs but your natural ones just won't grow, acrylic nails may be your answer. But before you head to the nail salon, there are a few things you should know.
Do you suffer from onychophagia, or nail-biting? Discover whether acrylic nails are a safe solution for short, bitten nails and if they could even help you kick the habit for good.
During the dead of winter, when your feet are snug and covered in socks and boots, you don't give them too much thought. But spring's here, so here we're offering some at-home pedicure tips to get your feet sandal-ready.
1.69oz Intensive Renewal Multi-Vitamin Skincare Set Formulated with the restoring powers of Argan Oil & Retinol; Argan Oil contain...s multiple benefits to the skin, not only nourishing and protecting but reversing environmental damage, wrinkles and... read more
Nzuri is a Swahili word that means both "beautiful" and "very good." When we set out to create a product for hair, skin and nails,... our team of experts knew we needed to produce a product that was excellent. Just like the meaning of the name, Nzuri is... read more
ClearPores 100% natural herbal supplement has been carefully formulated to fight your acne from the INSIDE out...So instead of con...stantly REACTING to embarrassing outbreaks with stronger facial washes and creams that leave your skin tight and dry......... read more
Give your Hair, Face, and Nails New Vibrancy! Maple Holistic's Argan Oil provides you with the maximum benefits Argan Oil has to o...ffer. We start with the highest quality nuts and ensure that potency and purity remain intact throughout the pressing and... read more
GEL BASE WITH CALCIUM & VITAMIN E.A liquid gel fortified with Calcium and Vitamin E to help the nailbed grow thicker and stronger....RECOMMENDED USE:Apply Gel Base for Pink & White only. read more
This liquid gel is used to create a brilliant shine and to protect nails from the sun's harmful rays.RECOMMENDED USE:Apply as a fi...nal coat to create shine andprotect from UV light. read more
Maintains a soft and clean brushduring applications.RECOMMENDED USE:Use for cleaning brushed between andduring applications.
Tammy TaylorTammy Taylor Acrylic Nail Non Lifting PrimerMethacrylic acid that acts as an antiseptic, dehydrator and bonding agent....The best product on the market for making acrylic stick to the natural nail.1/2 oz bottle will prime 1,000 nails..5oz/15ml read more
This Gelish pH Bond is an essential dehydrator that can be used prior to any base coat, acrylic, gel nail, nail adhesive, tip appl...ication or nail strengthener for optimal performance.Gelish® Soak-Off Gel Polish applies like polish and cures in a LED... read more
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One Minute Nail Strengthener is proven to help fortify your nails. It includes a superior botanical ingredient-Horsetail Grass-to ...give your nails both strength and flexibility. Horsetail Grass also eliminates cracks and brittleness.Usage: We recommend... read more
Strengthens weak, thin nails. Rebuild™ helps weak, thin, soft, or peeling nails. This unique protein formulation seals the layers ...of the nail together. With each application, Rebuild™ reinforces and thickens nails providing durability while promoting... read more
Nail Polish top coat with a matte finish
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Gelish Nourish Cuticle Oil Rehydrates and restores essential oils in cuticles and skin surrounding the nail with a unique blend of... Grapeseed Oil, Kukui Nut Oil, Sesame & Vitamin E. The purpose of this gel is to hydrate teh skin surrounding the nails... read more
OPI partners with one of the biggest movie musicals of all time - Grease celebrating it's 40th anniversary. With shades that are i...nspired by the Pink Ladies and the Greasers - everyone will be "Hopelessly Devoted" to OPI!OPI is renowned globally for... read more
RefectoCil Sensitive Formula Eyelash & Eyebrow Tint Black Color .5oz/15mL
OPI Nail Lacquer - My Wish List is You - Holiday 2017 (15ml, .5oz)
OPI Nail Lacquer - Adam said "It's New Years"- Holiday 2017 (15ml, .5oz)
OPI Nail Lacquer - Sending You Holiday Hugs - Holiday 2017(15ml, .5oz)
OPI Nail Lacquer - Ornament to Be Together - Holiday 2017 (15ml, .5oz)
Gentle Prime is a unique mild acid formula that delivers dramatically superior performance for sensitive nails.Having nails applie...d shouldn't be a sensitive issue.Gentle Prime from No Lift Nails puts a whole new category of performance and profits at... read more
OPI Gel Color with Breakthrough ProHealth TechnologyNo damage removal for healthier looking nails.OPI ProHealth Technology Base & ...Top Coat Duo Pack7-minute removal, no damage for healthier.looking nails. Two-weeks plus of wear with unbeatable... read more