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The Hand Sanitizer Nail Art Craze Is Proof Coronavirus Has Caused Y’all To Lose Your Minds

Updated on May 13, 2020.

The coronavirus is spreading and making the world collectively lose our minds. As if having to stock up on non-perishables, toilet paper, and paper towels, COVID-19 has also made us have to pump up on the Purell in the midst of hand sanitizer shortage scares.

Enter, a new nail trend the CDC has yet to list as a side-effect of the virus with flu-like symptoms so vague you might not know if you even have it right now.

Nail artist Mei Kawajiri used Coronavirus as her inspiration for her latest nail art.

In a post to her Instagram page, Kawajiri shared a picture of her hand sanitizer inspired- manicure with the caption “Hand sanitizer (aloe)nails 💦🖐✨ #Nailsbymei #stayclean.”

Kawajiri’s manicure features the classic “wet” look of nail art as well as symbols and labels inspired by a Purell bottle. She also used the coffin nail shape which we’re sure has some pretty morbid meaning.

Our takeaway? Apparently anyone can take away inspiration from a crisis.

Think this one’s crazy? We’ve got a whole heck of a lot more.

Having nails that are on fleek, can be so essential to amping up your look for the beach or even what you wear to date night. Still, some nails can be so extra. And yet we’re def obsessing over these COVID-inspired nails.

Especially these that went all ~3D~ on us.

And these that stand as a thank you and salute to first responders.

They said that it couldn’t be done… but this is kind of chic.

Love this one that is rallying for our health and safety.

Here’s a look at 20 nails that are sick AF, check them out!

1. The Sirina Nails

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These mermaid nails make for a cute and stunning beach look but how the hell are you gonna eat those Takis.

2. The Classic French Rizos?

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These crazy curly nails won’t make for good friends at brunch, but they will catch your attention.

3. These nails that were drawn through the garden.

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You won’t be able to wear these babes while doing the garden work, but they’ll look cute as hell to the club.

4.These Viva Frida Nails

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Yes to these uñas which bring on all of the Frida appreciation.

5. And these classic Frida babes

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I’d say that these nails with Frida designs and her face are a bit more practical than most of the uñas you’ll see coming up.BFFs Try BLINDFOLDED Nail Polish CHALLENGE | Fierce | mitúPlay Video

6. These Selena claws that bring the La Flor

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You gotta love nails that do a good TBT / Selena tribute.

7. These Flores blancas

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Getting all of the ~como la flor~ vibes with these nails.

8. These unreal concha nails

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These nails are sweet and too good to eat. Gotta love the way these conchas look on these claws.

9. These bracelet nails? WTH?

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There is so much bling going on the surface of these claws its hard to understand what’s going on. It looks like the artist might have used a bracelet or necklace.

10. These classy bling nails

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YES bring the bling to work/ the club/ the fam with these nails that are a bit over the top but still a little bit more tamed.

11. And these ultra-sharp nails that could cut you or take you to a nice dinner

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Girl, you could poke your eyes out with these babies.

12. These nails which look exactly like crystals

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These ice snails glow in the dark and look like they should be in Frozen.

13. These fun summertime nails

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These pineapple manis are everything you’ll want to add to your look this summer. Such a cute treat.

14. These chrome nails

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Yessss love these coffin nails that bring all of your púrpura dreams to life.

15. These flower nails

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Gotta love these on fleek floral designs. These have a crazy detail and are a little less intense to wear for every day.

16. These slick nails give us total Selena bustier

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These nails and the single blinged out nail will give you all kinds of Selena vibes for your girls night out. Gotta go glam with a red hot Selena red to do it justice though.

17. These glam designer nails

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If you’re not down to spend LV money on a bag or accessory, these nails are definitely worth the spend.

18. These marble nails that look like your worst nightmare and best night out at the same time.

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There’s so much texture and design going on in these nail sets. Gotta love how the artist brings the glitter and uses the theme of stones and marbles.

19. These 3D nails

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The nail art on these babes add a fun twist to the classic French nail so many of us got in the late 90s. Easy to love how stunning these 3d flowers are.

20.  These corazón nails

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These nails aren’t quite so out there, but they’re perfect for date nights and Valentine’s day. 

21. These nails will get you super LIT

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And of course, you can’t make a list about the insane power of good nails without including a pair that are ~mary jane~ inspired.

12 Make Up Tips For Darker Skin Tones To Make Sure You Get The Most Out Of Your Makeup Money

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12 Make Up Tips For Darker Skin Tones To Make Sure You Get The Most Out Of Your Makeup Money

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Whether you are just starting to experiment with makeup or have already picked up plenty of looks from your favorite tía, telenovela star or singer, here are a few tips for working with makeup with darker skin tones.

1. Don’t Skip UV Protection:

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Your skin is beautiful with or without a tan. However, it is important to use UV protection even if you are dark. When planning for a day in the sun, add a bit of sunscreen, or at least a foundation and lip balm that offer UV protection to your look. Not only will a little sunscreen protect you from dangerous skin cancer, but it will also keep your skin looking younger as you age.

2. Develop A Solid Routine:

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Dark skin has plenty of variety and reacts differently to various climates. Whether you need to moisturize on a regular basis or deal with excess oil, a good routine can help you avoid breakouts. And, of course, always remember to take your makeup off before going to bed no matter how tired you feel. Your skin will thank you.

3. Mind the Undertones:

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Your skin may have yellow, olive, or even reddish undertones. Understanding your undertones can help you select colors to either bring these out or keep them hidden.

4. Moisturizer Is Key:

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Dark skin can get ashy when it’s dry. This can be embarrassing especially if you live in a climate that you’re your skin doesn’t like because everyone will know when you need to moisturize.

5. Match Your Makeup To Your Personal Style:

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Makeup can definitely be used to express your style and your individuality. If you love bright colors, you can certainly translate that into your night time, and even daytime, look.

6. Find the Right Shades:

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Finding the shades of foundation and even eyeshadow that compliment your skin tone can be a bit of a journey. Fortunately, once you find what works, you can use that as your framework for future looks.

7. Play With Foundation:

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If you are blessed with clear skin, you may skimp on, or even skip foundation all together for certain daytime looks. On the other hand, you can also use foundation and powder to play up different parts of your face. Most experts recommend using a foundation that is two shades lighter than your natural skin tone.

8. Do Some Research:

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If you’re trying out something new, or if you’ve generally had trouble with matching makeup to your skin tone- you’re in luck; there are several YouTube and Instagram influencers who specifically work with darker skin tones and offer tutorials. You can also ask a friend for help.

9. Make The Most Out Of Your Concealer:

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While concealer is traditionally used to hide skin blemishes, it can also help make your eyes pop. Simply apply your favorite concealer under your eyes and to your eyebrows in a triangle

10. Makeup After Contact Lenses:

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This tip is universal but worth noting regardless of whether you are using contact lenses to help correct your vision or are opting for color contacts to make your eyes pop for a special occasion. Putting on your contacts last minute will inevitably lead to running makeup- and possibly even mascara smudged contact lenses.

11. Balance Your Eyes And Lips:

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Having both eye and lips pop can be overwhelming, which is why makeup artists focusing on one or the other. That doesn’t mean that your eyes can’t look stunning if you’re wearing a red or purple lipstick, but having your eyes pink at the same time, can be a bit too much at best, and may leave you looking like a clown at worst. To make sure you aren’t overdoing it, stick to accentuating either your eyes or your lips- especially if you are a beginner.

Latina Beauty Brands Crushing The Makeup Game

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Latina Beauty Brands Crushing The Makeup Game

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It’s likely that behind every bold lip you’ve ever rocked, there’s a strong Latina beauty who taught you how to do it. Hence, whether it’s been how to pick the right shade or moisturize with Vicks, there’s no doubt by now you’ve got a handle on rocking a mean pout.

With so much advice passed on from the abuelas and tías in our lives, it’s no wonder more and more Latinas and Latinos are leading the charge in the beauty industry. Check out our fave Latina beauty brands below!

1. Bésame Cosmetics 

This is totally your abuelita’s make up brand. (And why not? She taught you all you know about a good red lip anyways.) Bésame’s founder, Gabriela Hernandez, immigrated from Venezuela and became fascinated with the sophistication of beauty while playing with her abuela’s makeup brushes. Each of Hernandez’s long lasting beauty products act as shoutouts to the romance of 1930’s Hollywood. Her Black Cake Mascara will give you major romance vibes.

2. BeautyBlender

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If Rea Ann Silva’s beauty must-have hasn’t already swept across the foundation on your face, stop what you’re doing and get on board. Seriously, we’ll wait because it’s awesome.

Got it? Cool! Because the Mexican and Portuguese entrepreneur completely uprooted the makeup game back in 2007. The innovative makeup sponge doesn’t hold onto product and evenly distributes formulas into skin with zero lines. Yes and yes.

3. Nuance by Salma Hayek

Don’t believe that just because she’s on the red carpet that your girl Salma hasn’t a clue about drugstore makeup. The Mexican-born actress strongly believes in bringing products with healthy ingredients to all women. Which means yes you can find the line in the isles of CVS. Her Flawless Finish Liquid Foundation is also a complete steal at $14 a pop.

4. Reina Rebelde

Regina Merson’s colorful range of lipsticks, shadows, and blush palettes act as an ode to the zesftful culture of her Mexican heritage. With shades like ROSA SALVAJE and MORETÓN, Merson’s line is equal parts queen and rebel.

5. Gaby Espino

Venezuelan telenovela star Gaby Espino’s beauty line is proof that she has more talent to bring to the table. Her lipstick and nail polish line stem from her love of beauty products and fans are OBSESSED. The extreme-pigment and long-lasting cream-texture of her Buh Bye Baby lipstick is packed with antioxidants and also mint for calm, smooth lips.

6. Breakups to Makeup

You know that saying “some things are better left unsaid”? Puerto Rican and Cuban makeup artist Angelique Velez’s makeup bag line is for anyone who still has some words to say. Velez’s line of makeup bags and clutches are tagged with quotes that evoke major “same” vibes.

Fun Fact: Velez founded Breakups to Makeups after makeup helped her through a bad break up. #makeupsaveslives

7. Melt Cosmetics

This massive cosmetics brand racked up an equally massive fan base in just a matter of 3 years. Lora Arellano is the other founding half of the popping cosmetics line and has been on our radar as a girl boss for a while. Since the launch of her beauty brand, the first-generation Mexican-American has worked with Rihanna and Serena Williams as their go-to makeup artist.

8. Tata Harper

Tata Harper’s 100% nontoxic skincare line has swept up a massive celebrity clientele that includes Gwenyth Paltrow and also Lake Bell. According to Forbes, Harper is Columbian-born with a background in industrial engineering. Gotta love a woman in STEM!

Pro Tip: Go for the super popular Honey Blossom Mask ($65) for girls night in.