Beauty Hack: Liquid Lipstick As Eyeshadow

Beauty Hack: Liquid Lipstick As Eyeshadow

Save money with this simple trick.
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Using liquid lipsticks as eyeshadow not only comes with the advantages of having longer-lasting and a more pigmented color but the bonus of saving money as well— You won't have to fight the urge to spend your paycheck on expensive eyeshadow pallets once you realize one product can double as two!

Ultra matte liquid lipsticks in some brands may be a bit too stiff, but non-transferable, drying lipsticks will work best (they won't budge and your hair won't get stuck in them every five seconds).

The metallic and blotted lips from ColourPop are my favorite because they fit that description and are super inexpensive at only $6 per tube! Because of this (and because I accidentally have way too many ColourPop lipsticks), I’ll be using the brand's liquid lipsticks for this article, but any liquid lipstick will do!

Anyone who buys from ColourPop knows that the way the lipstick colors appear on the company website are not how they appear in real life, so here are some real photos from real customers to help you get a proper idea of what the colors actually look like.

Of course, they'll appear differently on various skin tones but, for the most part, here are some ColourPop liquid lipstick swatches you'd never know aren't eyeshadow, compared to popular eyeshadow pallets from big name brands:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow

ColourPop Liquid Lips



Smashbox Eyeshadow

ColourPop Liquid Lips

Urban Decay Eyeshadow

ColourPop

With a special ColourPop collaboration coming to Sephora's online store and select Sephora stores, and similar liquid lipsticks available everywhere, this inexpensive beauty hack is so simple and right at your fingertips!


Pro tip: You can always apply a thin layer of transparent finishing powder on top of the lipstick if you feel like it's not setting.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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5 Easy Ways To Save Money On Your Electricity Bill This Month And EVERY Month

Only the easiest, most effective ways to keep that pesky electric bill down every month.

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When I was a kid, I never thought twice about leaving a light on while I went into a different room. This didn't stop my mom from chasing after me nagging me about it of course (love you, Mom!).

The electric bill was an elusive concept that I believed didn't truly pertain to me. But now that I have my own apartment and my own bills, I'm shocked at how easily an electric bill can rise.

In order to help other 20-somethings in their first apartment save money, I've collected this list of tips to keep your electric bill down.

1. Let's start simple — turn the lights off when you leave a room

This was the very thing my mom nagged me about as a child, but she had every right to do so.

Only keep the light on in the room you are in! There is no reason to leave lights on in rooms that aren't currently occupied. It's a waste of electricity!

2. Use as much natural light as possible

Keep your blinds, and if the weather is nice enough, your windows too, open during the day. This eliminates the need to turn the lights on during the day.

I have made it a rule to only turn the lights on after the sun has gone down and have saved a lot of money doing so! Why not use the sunshine to your advantage?

3. Only run your washing machine and dishwasher when they are FULL

When I first moved into my apartment, I formed a bad habit of running my washing machine and my dishwasher before they were full. Now I have made it a point to only run them if I can't possibly fit in another dirty dish or piece of clothing.

This saves on electricity and water, and is better for the environment!

4. Unplug devices when you are not using them

This may sound annoying at first, but a little bit of effort goes a long way. When you are done using your hair straightener or blow dryer, unplug it! When your phone or laptop is done charging don't just unplug the charger from your device, but unplug the charger from the wall, too.

Keep doing it until it becomes a habit — then you won't even have to think about it.

5. Find the right temperature for you and keep your apartment at that temperature

For me, I like to keep my place at 70 degrees. This means I won't turn the heat on unless it gets 67 degrees or lower, and I won't turn the air conditioning on unless it gets 74 degrees or hotter.

By following this rule, I've gone weeks without putting my heating or my air conditioning on. You don't need the heating or air unit to keep your apartment at that temperature for you. You can easily do it yourself.

Just doing one of these things probably isn't going to make all the difference in the world. But if you do all of these things together and consistently, over time it will make a difference. It's the little things that add up to save you money in the long run!

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