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Sunday, August 30, 2015

10 Quick and Easy Beauty Hacks

10 Quick and Easy Beauty Hacks

I see Sundays as an excuse to be lazy; well at least until 9pm, when suddenly you realise you really should prepare everything for the week ahead. I believe it is called Monday morning dread? Well let me make this coming Monday a little easier with a few quick and easy "hacks".

1, Store face wipes, baby wipes or any type of wipe for that matter, upside down to ensure the first wipe is moist each and every time.

2, For lipstick stays in place all day - separate a tissue, place one layer top of the lips and lightly dust translucent powder on top.

3, To keep hair grips securely within the hair, gently mist with hairspray before placing into the hair.

4, Speaking of hair grips, for extra grip insert the grip wavy/textured side down.

5, For natural volume within the hair, mix a little sea salt into shampoo come each wash. It is best to do this manually rather than adding to the bottle of shampoo.

10 Quick and Easy Beauty Hacks

6, Ice or cold water will quickly set nail polish; warm water will remove mistakes.

7, Forget fancy foot creams - grab a body oil, slather your feet and pop on a pair of cotton socks before heading off to the land of nod. The combination of heat and oil, will soften even the driest of skin, for beautifully soft feet come the following morning.

8, A bizarre tip, I'll give you that but a toothbrush (a clean and new brush of course) is the easiest way to smooth down hair, especially when attempting a top knot or a slicked back hair style. As an added bonus, it can also be used to gently tease and back comb your hair.

9, You can mix regular, self tanning lotion with any body lotion to create a nourishing gradual tanner. I find a 50/50 ratio works best.

10, Peppermint oil is the secret to naturally plumping the lips, mix a little into gloss or balm for a fuller pout.

Feel free to add your own below, any method or tip that makes my life a little easier is always welcome (hashtag lazy people unite). Now if you'll excuse me my pyjamas won't wear themselves ha!


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32 comments:

  1. I love hacks posts like this as there is always something I have never heard of before! x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  2. who knew cold water helps nail polish dry?! such a useful post, I shall be giving all of these a go

    http://wanderingsofalostsoul1.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Cool tips! Especially the one about putting hairspray on grips to make them stay in place longer, I'll have to try that! I love the powder tip for longlasting lipsticks too.
    One of my favourite tips is to use a toothbrush to gently exfoliate the lips before applying lipstick, so that you get rid of all the dry skin bits - and all this without having to get a special lip exfoliating product!

    Julia xx
    Check out my vintage makeup look here: http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr/2015/08/my-retro-makeup-look.html

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    1. I do something quite similar to exfoliate the lips. When I'm removing my cleanser, I'll use the muslin cloth to buff the dry skin away, and the action also makes your lips nice and plump.

      Great post Adrienne, I like the sound of adding sea salt to shampoo, kind of like a DIY Lush Big Shampoo!

      Kirstie | Kimamely Beauty

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  4. Such a good post, I'm always one to look for any sort of beauty hack!x
    itsrachelmay.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I only discovered how to correctly use a hair grip recently! It definitely holds the hair better. xx

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  6. Thank you for these, the powder tip for longer lasting lipstick is a great one!

    Troves and Roses

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  7. Great tips! x

    beautyblahblahblah.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Love these tips, hadn't heard of most of them before!

    Just Little Things xo

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  9. The baby wipe upside down one seems logical, but I've never thought of doing it before, thanks!
    Number 4, that's actually the correct way to use them :D x

    closingwinter.wordpress.com

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  10. Interesting tips, thanks for sharing! I especially loved the one about peppermint oil, I didn't know you could do that! :)

    Ciara Rose | AllureImpassionedGoddess

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  11. I love these types of posts! The face wipe tip is so smart, definitely going to start doing that!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  12. I was so shocked when I found out hair grips are supposed to be worn bumpy side down! Great tips <3

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  13. The socks and oil trick is my favorite, my feet get sooo dry and develop painful hard areas that are super annoying. That trick works every time. Great tips!

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  14. I love the oil and socks idea for softening feet - I'll definitely be trying that!
    Elle - http://elleandherbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/ xox

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  15. I don't know how I've gone so long without knowing to use hair grips (we call them bobby pins where I'm from!), wavy/textured side down! It makes so much more sense.

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  16. These are some great tips! I didn't know what hair grips were, since we call them "bobby pins" here, but spraying them with a bit of hairspray is definitely helpful!!

    I have tried the cold water trick for nail polish several times, but it has never worked for me. I don't know if I am doing something wrong...somehow...or if it's the polish I've been using. Hrm.

    - xo, Alexia
    http://booklexia.wordpress.com

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  17. I have never heard of some of these! I love it :) thanks for sharing with us!

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  18. Hi,

    Great tips. Liked for the lipsticks!! Good to know..

    http://www.beautycolor.co.uk

    Regards

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  19. Hi

    Great tips 😊 xx

    www.allthegoodthingsinagirlslife.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Really helpful tips, and I especially love the tip about drying nails quickly as this is something that takes me ages! Thank you :)
    FloralsAndCoralsx // Our Blog

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  21. Some of those tips are ultra easy but so life-changing! Mind blow! I think I will print them out haha <3

    http://www.cojograab.com

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  22. Haha I need to go find a toothbrush out now to try on my hair! Love beauty hacks!

    Www.makeerinover.blogspot.com

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  23. Aww I love all your tips! :D

    https://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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  24. These are great! I didn't know any of them, I'll definitely use them this coming monday for my 7am class!
    xx Daniela / Fashion Shower Blog

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  25. I loved this! Some really good tips there :)

    Rachel | Beauty and The Bird

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  26. great post :) Thanks for the tips

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