DIY Snowman Painted Jars


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Here is a cute tutorial for a DIY project which consists in a painted jar that has a snowman on it. So we’ll just call it Snowman Jar. As the winter holidays are approaching we thought this tutorial will help you bring the holiday spirit in your home. This craft was created using a glass jar, but you can also paint this nice snowman on any other surface, such as fabric and even wood. So here are the supplies you will need for this project:

• one glass jar (in this case)
• one liner brush
• one shadier brush
• one smaller brush
• brown and black colored craft pens
• white pen
• a toothbrush
• acrylic spray sealer, a matte one
• the pattern of the snowman
• and acrylic paint for the snowman ( green, white, red, blue, brown, golden and any other colors you’d like your snowman to be)

And now, let’s see the steps for making this craft:

1. Be sure that your jar is clean and label-free otherwise the paint won’t look good on it. So you’ll need a clean and washed surface on which to paint.

2. Apply the first coat of paint on the jar. In the picture we found this one was green, but you can get creative and use any other color you want. Let it dry and then apply a second coat of acrylic paint of the same color.

3. Now trace the pattern of the snowman and then start with painting the body, its clothes and cute face. For this you can use any of the colors above. Just let your imagination run free.

4. Now paint its arms and other little details such as the buttons on its coat. Again, you don’t need to make your snowman look just like the one in the picture we found, use your creativity to personalize it.

5. You can now use the black and brown pen to add some stitches to the snowman’s clothes. All you have to do now is write the text that says ‘snow place like home’ and with the use of the toothbrush, splatter white paint all over the jar. Looks like real snow, doesn’t it?

6. Now the last step is to take the acrylic spray sealer and spray the whole jar 2 or 3 times in order to fix the paint.

And that is all you need to do, to re/create this cute holiday decoration, that we are sure your children will love too.

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Five Perfect-For-Fall Nail Polish Combinations to Try Now


by Lucky Staffers

We fool around with nail polish combinations…often. Here are our best ones yet!

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Painted on top of the deep gray, the glitter really pops. Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Stronger, $19, deborahlippmann.com; Essie Nail Color in Power Clutch, $8, essie.com

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Use gold glitter over an eggplant hue to create an opulent ombré effect.
divine night nail lacquer in gadabout girl, $17.50, maccosmetics.com; Stratford Honey Overcoat, $15, butterlondon.com

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Winterize a summery blue manicure with an icy accent nail.
Celestials in vortex, $12.50, formula x, sephora.com; Nail Lacquer in poppy blue, $18, jinsoon, sephora.com

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Pair a dainty pink with a metallic silver polish to add some edge.
‘Vernis’ Nail Enamel in incognito 257, $24, dior, nordstrom.com; ‘Pure Color’ Nail Lacquer in smoked chrome, $20, estee lauder, nordstrom.com

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For a fall-appropriate twist on a french manicure, add khaki-colored tips to a burgundy base.
Nail Polish in church, $18, tenoverten, sephora.com; LE VERNIS in frenzy, $27, chanel.com

 

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❣ YeLlOw… only yElLoW ❣


The shade of yellow determines the meaning. Pure, bright and sunny yellow is the easiest color to see. People who are blind to other colors can usually see yellow. Yellow is full of creative and intellectual energy.Yellow symbolizes wisdom. Yellow means joy and happiness. People of high intellect favor yellow. Yellow daffodils are a symbol of unrequited love.Yellow is the color associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra. This chakra deals with identity.

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The 10 top-rated Nail Polish Brands


No. 1: China Glaze Nail Lacquer with Hardeners, $5.00

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TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 9.6

Why: Readers love how China Glaze “comes in a kagillion different, beautiful colors and effects.” One “self professed nail polish addict” says, “this is my absolute favorite brand of polish” because “they last, are bright and beautiful and unique.” The fave color among many readers is the coveted, For Audrey, “a Tiffany (robin’s egg) blue,” saying “it’s the prettiest color I’ve ever owned, and the only way I can wear blue on my nails without feeling silly.”

No. 2: OPI Nail Lacquer Classics, $5.99

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TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 9.6

Readers think “OPI has it nailed!” One woman says, “I’m a polish whore … and own about 50 bottles (that’s after clearing out a bunch). That said, I am an OPI fan.” Readers swear this polish is “unlike any other type” because the “color goes on smoothly,” “is vibrant,” and “rich and deep and lasts forever.” Even a reader’s “dad complimented the color.” Tons of our readers love the OPI Designer Series, because “I love glitter. I love OPI. OPI + glitter = more to love.” Another reader says, “they are dazzling when under lights” and even give a “holographic-like effect.” One reader says, “Generally, anything sparkly wins me over instantly, and OPI really outdid themselves with the Designer Series. Every color is rich [and] sparkly.” “When I wear this polish people constantly ask where I got my nails done and can’t believe I did them myself,” says a reader.

No. 4: Essie Nail Polish, $8

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TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.8

One reader says, “As a high school student I usually found it difficult to part with my allowance, but Essie was a coveted product for which I would scrimp and save.” One reader says, “the best part of Essie is the super shiny finish that you achieve without a top coat. The long wear is a bonus.” Another reader thinks it is “perfect for office wear,” because it “lasts through hours of typing.” After discovering Essie, readers say, “OPI isn’t the only game in town.” And one even says, “I just bought my first bottle of Essie a few weeks ago, and had just said goodbye to OPI.”

No. 5: Lippmann Collection Nail Lacquer, $15

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TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.8

Readers agree that Lippman’s nail lacquers are “polishes to pine for.” Their favorite attributes? The formula, which “allows it to be applied thinly (no goop!) and the bottle/ brush design, [which] prevents the application process from getting messy”.  One reader agreed saying, “each bottle ‘keeps’ for a long time without getting thick or gloopy.” Another loves it because it “doesn’t have formaldehyde in it, which is great for the environment” and “it has anti-fungal qualities to it so I can share with my friends or at the nail salon.” Another user assures us, “if you can get past the sticker shock, you’ll be treated to high-quality nail polish housed in a beautiful regency-style bottle.” Speaking of the bottle, “my other polishes live in a drawer in my bathroom, but these babies are on display,” says a reader.

No. 7: Revlon Nail Enamel, $4.49

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TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.6

People who love Revlon products also love the nail polish because “Revlon polish is rich, the color is vibrant and I really like how sheer they are.” Many love the red color especially because “it’s rich and passionate.”  One reader says, “The colors are pretty and no testing on animals. What else can you ask for?” Another likes how there is “no yellowing either,” saying that it’s her “all-time fave.” Another color favorite of many is Autumn Berry because it is “warm, sexy and rich,” and “is a particularly great winter color — everyone asks what it is.”

No. 8: Maybelline New York Express Finish 60 Second Nail Color, $3.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.6

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One reader likes this polish because “1) yes, it dries quickly, 2) they have colors that I like, 3) I can find them at almost every grocery store/pharmacy, and 4) great price.” Readers applaud the formula for its “good pigmentation” and “great color selection.” One woman digs the quick-drying feature saying, “I love this nail polish so much. I used to hate painting my nails because I could never sit still long enough to let them dry smudge-free. But once I found this product I was hooked!”

No. 10: Wet n Wild Rock Solid Nail Lacquer, $2.99

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TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.2

Readers gush about this polish calling it a “hidden gem,” because it dries “super fast,” “looks great” and “the color in the bottle is very true to the color on your nails.” One reader loves “the bottle with the crystal on top!” While another says it has “pretty colors, pretty packaging, pretty price, [and is a] pretty good deal.” Another reader demands, “save your money and buy more shades.”

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