Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Beauty Hacks

This post is well and truly inspired by the amazing Lily Melrose who the other day posted a 'beauty hack' which is so genius, simple and obvious that will make my life so much easier - applying a face mask using a flat foundation brush. How simple is that?

It got me thinking, what other beauty hacks are out there? What ones do I already use? What ones work?

I scoured the internet, wracked my brain and have pulled together a list of weird and wonderfully useful hacks for you (& I) to try!

Quick Dry Nail Polish

After Painting your nails, dunk your hands into really cold water for 60 seconds. I do this every now and again and it does dramatically reduce drying time. Sometimes I just cant be bothered standing with my hands in the sink like a weirdo...

Use Moisturiser To Remove Eye Makeup

My mum told me to do this years ago when I was having a moan. I don't recommend you do this all the time - but if you are stuck and have no eye makeup remover to hand, this really does the trick!

Use Lipstick As A Cream Blush

Using lipstick as a blush is something I do on a regular occasion. A couple of dots to the cheek and a quick blend gives a lovely flush of colour which lasts. Perfect alternative to carrying round a blusher and brush!

Revitalise Gloopy Nail Polish

Using nail polish remover. Everyone's done this, right?

Set Makeup With Hairspray

I know this is probably a really bad habit, but before a night out, I'll spray my face with hairspray to keep my makeup in place.

Fuller Lashes With Baby Powder

Hmmmm. You're supposed to put on your first later of mascara, then with a q-tip add some baby powder. You then go back in with a second layer, and BAM, super volume. I can see how this would work. Not sure if I'll be trying it myself...

Perfect Winged Liner...Using a Spoon?!

This is just down right bizarre. Okay - Step 1 - Place the spoon over your eye and line the natural curve or your eye with the curve of the spoon. Draw a line from the outside corner of your eye tracing the curve of the spoon. Then using the straight handle of the spoon, line this with your eyelash line and join to the curve - then fill in. I'm deffo going to try this, even if I look like a complete nutter doing it!

Get The Last Drops Out Of Foundation & Lip Gloss

Fill a container with hot water - a cup will do. Place your foundation or lipgloss in it for 5 minutes to let the hot water melt the product a little. It will loosen from the sides and head to the bottom of the container - giving you a few more uses!

Use Banana Peel To Whiten Teeth

I'm not going to be trying this - I HATE bananas. But the idea is that you rub the inside of a banana peel on your teeth for about 5 minutes then brush your teeth. I don't know how it works, but it appears a lot of people have seen results!

They're you have it. Just a few beauty hacks for you to try. Do you use any hacks? I'd love to hear!
Comment or tweet me (@Emma_J_Hayward) your hacks and I'll give them a go!!

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  1. These are some awesome tips, I'll be using some of them! Thanks :) xx

  2. Thanks Sarah! If you think of any more, let me know! :) xx


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