We all know that Vanessa Hudgens is more than just Zac Efron’s ex. The 27-year-old actor and singer has an illustrious career of her own, and she just loves showing off the rewards of her hard work and success on Instagram.
Just recently, she treated herself to an elaborate and over the top manicure with her sister, Stella, at Laqué Nail Bar in Beverly Hills. Vanessa got a very eerie bohemian-style of manicure, complete with what looks like vulture skulls painted on her middle finger nails that are perfect for the atmosphere of Coachella. Stella, on the other hand, got a more light-hearted and girly manicure with a smoky mauve nail polish covered in Swarovski crystals. But the fun did not stop there!
Vanessa also took to Instagram to show off the awesome (and expensive!) nail art along with a cutesy picture of herself doing an adorable kitty pout using a Snapchat filter with little bejeweled cat ears.
Hudgen’s Bounces Back
Even though Vanessa has had to overcome a typical Hollywood scandal (we all remember the nude photo scandal of 2008), it is clear that her career has fully recovered and her fans never truly stopped supporting her. She has revived her career by showing off her singing, acting, and dancing chops earlier this year in Grease Live, playing the feisty and completely out of character part of Rizzo.
Even though she is managing to keep a lower profile than she had during her High School Musical days, Vanessa is still finding ways to keep herself entertained and is also taking care of herself. She has been spotted a few times by fans throughout the concert and music festival circuit, listening to good music and just enjoying herself. In addition to her film and musical roles, Vanessa has also become a beauty and brand ambassador for companies like Neutrogena and Candie’s.
That is why it is very fitting that fans and magazine interviewers alike have come to her seeking advice on nail care and beautiful skin. She was more than happy to share a few of her essential beauty secrets. Vanessa says that her all-time favorite beauty tip is to add a little excess moisturizer under her eyes when doing her makeup, to make sure that the skin stays soft and isn’t flakey.
She also recommends using spray forms of essential oils to soothe jangled nerves, which also has a positive effect on your skin. The more relaxed you are, the more relaxed your skin is, and this will help to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles over time. On that note, she also recommends using Dr. Hauschka’s Day Rose cream to revitalize your skin. Vanessa also loves using copious amounts of mascara, and her mantra is to “layer that stuff on” as much as possible.
Speaking of makeup, one of the most important things to do is to always make sure that you fully wash it off at the end of the day. Sleeping with makeup on can have an adverse effect on your skin; it can attract a great deal of bacteria. Maybe that’s why Vanessa’s skin is always so radiant looking: because she knows how to take care of herself and she seems to have a very balanced and strict beauty regimen.
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