10 Beauty Tips and Tricks!

Hey beaut's!

Today I thought I'd do a different type of post sharing 10 of my beauty tips and tricks that's I've picked up over time, so lets get going....

Waking up with puffy eyes can be so annoying because it can take ages for them to go down, however if you keep a couple of tea spoons in the fridge at all times your problem is solved... Simply pop the back of the spoons on your puffy eyes for a few minutes and your eyes will be back to normal in no time, also the cold compress really helps wake the eyes up making them appear brighter! 

Hate sitting around waiting for your nail polish to dry? Simply pop some ice cold water into a bowl, the colder the better, and then gentle dip your wet nails into the bowl and leave them submerged for about 2 minutes, they'll come out dry, smooth and glossy!

Fake tan stains around your hands and nails can look horrendous but theres a very easy way to sort that problem,  just cut a lemon in half, squeeze the juice on the overly tanned area and rub the lemon wedge on it, the citric acid in the lemon will help break down the tan and lift the stains.

Hairspray has lots of uses, as well as keeping your hairstyles in place it can also take static out of clothes by spraying from an arms length all over the clothes in question, I have a few chiffon dresses that go static after every wash but after a small spritz of hairspray the static is gone! Another great use for hairspray is taming unruly brows, just lightly spray some hairspray on a spooly and after you've filled in your brows comb through them with the spooly and it will keep those brows in place all day, it will also help to seal in the brow powder/pencil/wax too. 

Going away for the weekend or packing your suitcase for a holiday but your worried your powder makeup products will smash or break up during transit... Just pop a couple of cotton wool balls inside your compacts, this will pack them out so they are less likely to smash!

Don't throw away your old candle jars once they've burnt out, they make great makeup brush holders and can also be used for so many other storage purposes such as storing bobby pins, hairbands, cotton wool balls, jewellery the list can literally go on and on! If you are struggling with getting that last bit of wax out of the bottom of the candle jar then just pop the jar in the freezer over night, the freezing temperature shrinks the wax slightly and it pops straight out!

Run out of body scrub... Fear not, you can make your own really quickly and easily, just mix some granulated sugar or caster sugar (depending on how abrasive you want your scrub to be) with some extra virgin olive oil and you have a lovely homemade scrub with moisturising quality's, you can also add a few drops of lemon juice to make it smell lovely a fresh.

Did you know vodka can actually help shrink and tighten your pores, just pop a small amount on a cotton wool ball or a q-tip and wipe/dab over the poress areas.

Olive oil has so many different uses in the beauty world but one of my favourite ways to use it is to deep clean my makeup brushes, firstly I dip my makeup brush into the oil and rub it into the palms of my hands, you will see the makeup instantly melt away as the oil really breaks down the makeup stains and also helps condition the bristles too, I then just shampoo my brushes with a baby shampoo afterwards. This is something I only do about once a month but it works wonders. 

If  I don't have any shaving cream left then I just use regular hair conditioner to help shave my legs, it's softening just like shaving cream and prevents cutting your legs to shreds, and will leave your legs feeling smooth and silky afterwards!

And there you have it beaut's, 10 of my beauty tips and tricks I've picked up over the years, I'd love to know some of your tips and tricks beaut's!



  1. This is so great - i especially love the vodka tip - what a novel idea! :D

  2. I have always used hair conditioner on my legs when shaving and it leaves them really soft.
    Loving the other tips though :)


  3. Great post! Hilarious about the vodka! x

  4. Some really great tips here! I'd never have thought of packing my powders with cotton wool. Such a fab idea!! :D xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle & Fashion

  5. I love the hairspray on eyebrows tip, always comes in handy when i havent packed my brow gel!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  6. Well, that was kinda awesome! I learned a lot, and will definately be trying that cold spoon trick and prob the vodka. I just stumbled on your blog today, and it's great, beautiful pics and fun reading, I can't wait to go back thru and read more!


  7. Great post :) I love your blog and have followed you with Bloglovin and if you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo.


  8. These are some great tips, I'll have to bookmark this post for future reference x


  9. Awesome tips, thanks :)

    Ali | http://lilaclipstick.blogspot.ca

  10. We love the spoon idea for puffy eyes. We will definitely be trying that.



  11. Didn't know vodka helped with pores!!! So trying this! x http://thegirlwiththestrawberrytattoo.blogspot.co.uk/


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