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Friday, 16 December 2016

10 Beauty Hacks Worth Knowing

Use these beauty hacks that I have picked up from friends, my wise mother and the good old internet throughout my life to save you time, effort and money! 

1. Don't have makeup brush cleaner? Use a face wash. Makeup brushes gather up dirt and bacteria and need washing regularly - if you don't have any makeup brush cleaner to hand, use a gentle face wash with lukewarm water. Rub the brushes in circular motions on the palm of your hand to ensure all of the makeup comes out.

2. Save clumpy nail polish by soaking in water. When your nail polish goes thick, clumpy and dry, don't put it in the bin just yet - hold the bottle in hot water for two minutes. The heat should thin out the nail polish and make it much easier to apply.

3. Stop pumping the mascara wand in the tube. The reason that mascara goes dry and clumpy is because air gets into the tube. Pumping your mascara wand in and out pushes air down into the tube.

4. Use Vaseline when dying your hair. Applying some Vaseline to your hairline when dying your hair will stop hair dye from staining your head and leaving marks. You can also apply it around your nails when painting them to avoid any marks on your fingers.

5. White eyeliner makes your eyes pop. Apply some white or very light eyeliner on the waterline of your eye to make them seem wider, bigger and more awake. Applying a little dusting of white eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes also has a similar effect.

6. Put a few drops of olive oil in dry mascara. Prolong dry/empty mascara by adding just 2-3 drops of olive oil into the tube - it will provide you with a few extra applications.

7. Foundation too dark? Add some moisturiser. If your foundation is too dark, mix it with a bit of moisturiser. This will lighten the colour, reduce the heaviness and make it much easier to blend in to your skin colour.

8. Use a hairdryer to dry your tan. Avoid feeling sticky and smudging your tan by using a hairdryer to dry off after application.

9. Use coconut oil to remove your makeup. It's natural, good for your skin and very effective. Simply take a small scoop, rub between your fingers if it is still solid and rub into your face in circular motions. Then simply use a warm cloth to remove the excess!

10. Heat up your eyelash curlers for a better result. Blast a hairdryer on your eyelash curlers to heat them up before use - this will make your lashes curl easier and hold the shape. It's the same as using a hot curling iron to curl your hair!

What are your favourite beauty hacks? 

20 comments:

  1. I always use a face wash for my brushes! I've been using white liner on my waterline recently and it definitely helps my eyes pop more!

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  2. Love these, I find applying dry shampoo before bed actually works better than using it in the morning x

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  3. Great tips. I don't have a make up brush cleaner myself I have always used body washes for this.

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  4. Hadn't heard the olive oil in mascara one before - that's a good tip. Thank you.

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  5. I always use a nude eyeliner on my waterline to make me look more awake. Some interesting new tips here though x

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  6. Some great tips! Love short, helpful posts where I can learn something.

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  7. These are so handy. I need to get me a white eye liner ASAP! Will be trying the moisturiser and foundation one too thanks

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  8. I love the coconut oil as a makeup remover tip, I love using coconut oil, so I will have to try using it in this way.

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  9. I wish I had known about #2 before I binned over 30 of my old nail polish collection. Some useful hacks here

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  10. Some great tips here I especially like the one about thinning nail varnish. I always throw mine away.

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  11. Great tips, these! I had no idea about air in mascara - I'll stop doing that now (but how do you get the wand coated?)

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  12. Some really good tips and putting the nail polish in hot water does help x

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  13. Fab beauty hacks here. I use a few of them.

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  14. Hahaha I always clean my brushes with a face wash or actually a shower gel!! Always washes out my brushes the best! I also love coconut oil for removing makeup!

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  15. Some very helpful tips here, I like using white eyeliner it makes such a difference to my makeup routine

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  16. Oooo, we never thought of of using white eyeliner to make our eyes look bigger, great beauty hacks!

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  17. These are such great tips. Some of them I'd never even heard of.

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  18. I love these hacks and use most of them - the only one I didn't know was the warm water for nail polish - I always throw mine away so it will definitely help me save them x

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  19. Fantastic tips!! I have to admit, I had only heard of two of these before, so I am intrigued to try the other eight! Thank you for sharing them x

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  20. I love using coconut oil to remove my make up- its brilliant!

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