08/17/16

Beauty Hacks and Tricks

Hello lovelies! As I’m sure you all know by now, I have kind of a crazy busy life. And after running around most days morning til night, the last thing I want to do the next day is get up extra early to spend time on my hair and makeup. So over the years, I’ve discovered quite a few super useful and time-saving beauty hacks for all you lazy girls out there like me. There are some things that are super easy but not many of us would ever think of them.

Get ready to extend that beauty sleep!

 

 

Apple Cider Vinegar

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I shared some great beauty tips here using Apple Cider Vinegar. But here are just a few beauty tricks using ACV:

-Rinse hair to remove shampoo buildup

-Use as a toner to help prevent acne

-Get rid of warts & skin tags

-Helps lighten dark spots on face

Lemons

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Lemon is one of the fruits that can be used for a wide variety of health purposes, including beauty goals. Lemon can actually play the role of a beauty product, more precisely a deodorant that perfectly serves against sweating. Using the fruit for this purpose is very easy: all you have to do is take one slice of lemon and gently rub it on your armpits. In terms of dieting, lemon represents an important and powerful ingredient because it can stimulate digestion; this is the reason why it is especially recommended for people who suffer from digestive problems. Here are a few beauty tricks using lemons:

-Skin toner & helps lighten age spots

-Helps highlight hair in the sun

-Lessens stretch marks

– Rub on elbows to get rid of discoloration

Dry Shampoo

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Dry shampoo is your best friend. It is perfect for those early mornings or even those cold winter mornings when you just aren’t feeling like getting your hair wet. Dry shampoo can come in a powder or a spray. In both cases, the product latches on and sucks up the oils in the hair. It’s really a more sophisticated version of the baby powder trick we all tried in college. Be sure to apply it in quick bursts of spray along your part, and then comb it through the rest of your hair. If you’re pressed for time, use heat from a blow dryer to speed up the process. Heat helps the oils absorb and the force of the air from the blow dryer helps to distribute the product from roots through ends. If your hair tends to get oily pretty quickly, apply dry shampoo at night before you go to sleep and you will wake up with fresh locks. This gives it time to soak up the oils. Here is a list of dry shampoo’s that are highly recommended.

Cold Water Rinse

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Speaking of shampoo, rinsing your hair with cold water will leave it smooth and shiny. This is especially important in the summer to help with the dryness and heat of the sun. Cold water helps to close the cuticle and lock in the moisturizer. Here is how I do it, before I wash my face/body I will apply conditioner and let it sit while I continue my shower routine. When I am ready to rinse, I will turn the temperature to cold and rinse it out. It is a little striking at first but you get used to it. It is also a great way to wake up in the morning! 🙂

Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil is everywhere right now. You don’t know whether to eat it, drink it, or bathe in it. If you haven’t already hopped on board the coconut oil train, you’re missing out on one of the most amazing natural substances on the planet. I first started using coconut oil as a moisturizer, and then I found out that it works great as a mouthwash, and then I realized I wanted to learn all the incredible uses for coconut oil. Not only is it my favorite cooking oil, but coconut oil can be used for natural beauty treatments and so much more. Here a few tricks using coconut oil:

-Shaving your legs

-Used as a body deodorant

-Strengthen nail cuticles

-Helps soothe eczema

-Great lipgloss

Eye-Lash Curler

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This is one of my everyday beauty tricks: Hold a blow dryer up next to your lash curler for about 3-5 seconds. The heat works the same way as it does with your curling iron, giving you those flirty lashes that will last all day. Another trick for eyeliner: Apply eyeliner to the edge of your lash curler to curl your lashes and line them at the same time. While you’re squeezing and holding on the curler, the liner will press right onto the base of your lashes for a perfect line!

Scotch Tape

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To help prevent access eyeshadow that falls from application, put a small piece of scotch tape on the outer part of the eye. This is also helpful for that fabulous winged eyeliner that can be challenging at times. It will help create a balanced look on both sides. When you are done, slowly remove the tape as it will pull the skin.

 

Taming Fly-Aways

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To keep those annoying little hairs at bay, apply a dryer sheet to your hair brush and brush through your hair a couple times. Wrap a rubber band around the bottom so it stays intact. Doing this will also help with frizz and it smells great too!

PAM Spray and Nail Polish

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This is probably my favorite beauty hack I found on Pinterest. I have no idea who even thought of this but it was easy and it’s kinda genius! Literally a huge time saver!

So… all you do is:
1. One coat of nail polish
2. Spray your nails with PAM, let it sit for about a minute to a minute and a half
3. Wash your hands and TA DA! Your nails are dry and actually have a nice gloss to them. Use another coat, then repeat! Easy peasy. =)
What are some beauty hacks and tricks you love?
Brittany 🙂
Brittany

  • What great hacks! I love posts like this and trying out new tricks! I can’t wait to try out the cold water rinse and the PAM spray! Who would of thought!

    • All of these are great tricks and I can attest to them all… The cold water rinse will make your hair so soft and you will be able to tell right after you dry it. I was totally amazed with the PAM spray.. it feels kind of icky at first but once you wash your hands it is awesome! 🙂

  • I’m totally trying the eye lash curler trick!! These are great!

    • That is probably the ONE trick I use every single day… I saw my mom do it when I was younger and I thought she was like burning her eyelids lol – Just be careful not to actually burn your lids 🙂

      • Haha! Such a good point.. I definitely probably would have!

  • Coconut oil is life!

  • All these hacks are amazing but PAM SPRAY?!? How have I never know this?!! That’s so amazing and I’m trying this first thing when I get home tonight!!!

  • A ton of great tips! I am 100% going to try some of those lemon tricks!!

  • Dry shampoo is life! I wash my hair once a week and use this in between. It’s amazing! I love the scotch tape trick too.

  • That dry shampoo is my whole life right there! Also, I definitely tried the PAM thing! Holy shit that’s amazing! I feel like I’ve been wasting my whole life waiting for nails to dry now! Thanks for sharing!

    • Hahahaha those were my thoughts exactly the first time I tried it.. Like whoever thought of this had to be drunk lol – GENIUS!!! 🙂

  • I Need to try out the Pam on nail polish!!!

  • I use coconut oil after showering religiously) love that stuff

    • It is seriously miracle in a bottle!!! And smells like heaven 🙂

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