Bom Dia!! OPI Brazilian Collection

I was on the hunt for new summer nail polish and a beauty blogger I follow on Twitter, #Blushingrosexo (Hi, Hannah!) mentioned she had picked up “Where Did Suzie’s Man Go?’ by OPI. There wasn’t a pic and I just HAD to know what a polish with that kind of name looked like, so I Googled it. I’m so glad I did!

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I stopped in my local Sally’s Beauty Supply to get my very own bottle and they just happened to be having a ‘buy one get one free’ sale on the entire Brazilian Collection!

So, I bought the whole set!

Bom Dia!!
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Even with so many new polishes to choose from I still wanted to try Where Did Suzie’s Man Go? first.
It reminds me of Creamsicles and Push Ups! My childhood!!

If you loved Creamsicles when you were little, too, then here is a little tutorial for you! Enjoy!

First I decided which nails I wanted to look like Creamsicles and painted the tips of them white with OPI’s Alpine Snow
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While those were drying I painted the rest with Where Did Suzie’s Man Go?
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After my nails were completely dry I began the task of making bite marks. I took a toothpick and tapped it on the table to blunt the tip.
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I held the polish brush over the bottle to let a little drip run to the tip of the brush and dipped the toothpick in the little drop of polish.
With the little bit of polish on the tip of the toothpick I made four little dots on the white where I wanted the points of the teeth marks to be.
I then connected the dots with semi-circles, redipping my toothpick frequently and using a gentle touch.
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Does that make sense?

When I liked the way my bite marks looked I filled in the rest of the nail with Where Did Suzie’s Man Go?
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My first mani from my OPI Brazilian Collection!
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Easy and Cheap Way to Wax Eyebrows!

I picked this up, recently, from my local Sally Beauty Supply, for about $5 bucks!

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It’s a little eyebrow waxing kit! It comes with a little ‘lip gloss’ sized tube of gel type wax, strips of muslin, an after wax soothing oil, and a booklet with directions.
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How cute is that?!

It is super easy to use!!
The tube has a beveled edge, just like a tube of lip gloss.
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Just squirt a little out. About this much for your eyebrow.
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Then, with the beveled edge against your skin, continue to gently squeeze the tube while slowly moving the tip from the head of your eyebrow to the tail, to form a little trail of gel wax that looks like this…
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It’s thick enough to not run into your lashes, and liquid enough to wipe off easily if you accidently get some where you don’t want it.

Then, use the beveled to flatten out the little line of wax you just placed, to make it look more like this…
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Easy! Now place your muslin strip onto the line of wax and press gently, ensuring all the wax is in contact with the muslin.
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Once the muslin is pressed into the wax, pull gently on the skin next to your eyebrow, pulling your skin toward your hairline so that your eyebrow is slightly taught. Like this…
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Now, quickly ‘rip” the muslim off of your skin, pulling from the tail of your eyebrow toward the head. You always want to pull the muslin off in the opposite direction of the hair growth.

That’s it! I never use the oil. My eyebrows are only slightly pink for a few minutes after and then it’s gone. That’s all there is to it!

I’ve used this kit three times and as you can tell in this pic, I will have several more waxes out of this tube. For only $5 dollars!!
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If you ever find that you have any breakout after waxing, simply start cleansing the area you are going to wax with soap and water before and after you wax, and that will help.