Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sparkly Holiday Gradient featuring Q-tips Precision Tips


Hello lovelies! Now that Thanksgiving is over here in the US, it is officially time for me to start creating Christmas manis! When I was asked to participate in the #beautyQtips Holiday Glam Campaign I was very excited to share how Q-tips Precision Tips can help everyone create a gorgeous manicure for the holidays or any time of the year! 

I really enjoyed using the Q-tips Precision Tips to clean up this gradient. They were soft and gentle on my skin and the stick was flexible, yet strong enough to do a great job.  The precision tip worked really well to clean up without ruining my manicure. 

I had never used the Q-tips Precision Tips for cleanup before so I decided to put them to the best test I could think of - a vampy red and glitter gradient.  I started off with a base of vampy red. Once it was dry I used a makeup sponge to create the gradient (see image below).

After creating the gradient I was left with the mess below. If you have ever cleaned up red and/or glitter, you know this is not an easy task! So let's see how well the Precision Tips worked!

I used the Precision Tips dipped in pure acetone for the cleanup. After I was done cleaning up I used the Precision Tips again, this time to apply a thick hand cream to my skin and cuticles to replace the moisture I lost using the acetone.

I am happy with the results below! I will definitely be using Q-tips Precision Tips for more manicures. And, after looking at @qtips on Instagram, I will also use them to create fun eye makeup and lipstick looks!

If you would like to re-create this look using Q-tips Precision Tips, I used NCLA Rodeo Drive Royalty as my base and Darling Diva Polish FFF for the silver. 

Do you use Q-tips as part of your beauty routine? If not, I suggest you try out the Precision Tips. I will definitely continue using them! Make sure to check out Q-tips on Instagram for even more holiday glam looks!

Thanks for reading and happy polishing!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Q-tips. All opinions are my own. 


1 comment :

  1. I am so happy to see Q-tips offers these in a larger package as well as both ends! I think they are the only maker of cotton swabs that does that!


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