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 semicolon 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 into 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 and 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 glyph 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 and the strength we all have inside of us.

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


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I Tried A Menstrual Cup For The First Time And Yes, It Was A 'Better Way To Period'

By the second day, I felt like an absolute pro. Inserting it and taking it out became a breeze, there was no leaking, and my cramps were basically non-existent.

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Recently, I've tried to go zero-waste. Of course, being zero-waste in a dorm-like setting is super hard because almost everything we consume isn't reusable. For my New Year's Resolution, I challenged myself to become a minimalist while going zero waste. I basically sold or gave away anything I didn't use anymore, I've been thrifting for new articles of clothing I may want, and I've been trying to reduce my waste as much as I can.

One of the biggest things I've found out in my minimalist/zero-waste journey is the number of pads and tampons I use within a month... it's a lot, and I don't even have a heavy flow.

So I've decided to opt for an alternative for when it's that time of the month: a menstrual cup. I was between getting a Diva Cup and a Lena cup because those are the two brands I've learned the most about. I didn't know which one was better (hell, all I knew was that the Lena cup was $10 cheaper), so I decided to research. I ended up going with the Lena cup because there were too many horror stories for the Diva Cup (leakages, the silicon material that was "too soft" and the length that was "too short") and because it was $10 less, haha.

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On the first day, I was ECSTATIC to finally use my Lena Cup. My cycle started a bit late, so as soon as I felt the tiniest amount of blood, I immediately popped Lena in. Well... it was more complicated than that. I think I really underestimated the learning curve on the cup itself. It's easy to just pop a tampon in, but for menstrual cups, it required more diligent and careful insertion. I found that the method that worked best for me was the C-fold, while standing up. Unfortunately, it did make my cramps a little worse, but I think my body just had to get used to it, because, after the first day, my cramps were completely gone. There was also A LOT of leaking on the first day, but I think it's because I didn't really insert it correctly on the first day.

By the second day, I felt like an absolute pro. Inserting it and taking it out became a breeze, there was no leaking, and my cramps were basically non-existent. What I liked most about the cup is that I can literally see how much menstrual fluid accumulates throughout the day (and night), which was really fascinating to see because pads and tampons don't give you a clear indication of how much blood you're losing.

If you're thinking about getting a menstrual cup I highly recommend it. From my past experience this week, here are some tips for those who are on the fence.

1. If you're scared, just GO FOR IT!

2. Make sure you boil your diva cup between cycles and wash it every time you take it out to dump out the menstrual fluid

3. If you find yourself struggling to take the cup out, just take a few moments to relax and try again! What also works is going in the shower and trying to take it out/put it in there

4. Try to understand the anatomy of your body to see what works best for you to prevent leakages and unwanted pain

5. If you fail the first time, that's OK! Trial and error is the key to learning how to use a menstrual cup

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