A week or so ago, I wrote a post about bizarre beauty tips that turned out to be surprisingly helpful. Some of you shared comments with even more great ideas! I decided to do some further research on beauty tips and tricks that will keep you looking gorgeous without spending a ton of money. After all, who wants to spend extra cash on beauty products when they could be using it to take a trip to the beach?
As it turns out, there are a lot more useful beauty tricks than I originally thought! Obviously I couldn’t contain my excitement over these findings, and had to share my new, fabulous tips with the Lovelyish readers. I have a newly found appreciation for home remedies now, because I spend less time and money at my local CVS. I know I’ll definitely be using a lot of these in the very near future, and hope that you all do the same!
Scroll down for the latest in unusual, but helpful, beauty tips:
Put Elmer’s Glue on blackheads: I had never heard of this until recently, but it was mentioned by @HerCarelessWhispers in a comment on my last post. Simply spread a thin layer of the glue on the blackheads and wait for it to dry. Once the glue is dry, pull it off and the blackheads come out! I’m definitely going to try this one.
Q-tips can fix liquid eyeliner: Ever notice how some people have absolutely flawless liquid eyeliner? I did, and a friend in high school taught me her simple trick. When you’ve finished applying the eyeliner, it may look crooked or too thick. To fix this, dip a Q-tip in makeup remover and use it as an eraser to perfect the eyeliner. It works so well!
Dry post-shower hair with a cotton tee: I’m on a constant mission to permanently de-frizz my hair. I recently found out that wrapping my hair in a towel after I wash it could be the cause behind my frizz! Apparently, the fibers on bath towels can contribute to frizzy hair. To avoid this problem, wrap your locks in cotton to dry them after a wash. This will help keep hair smooth.
Place green tea bags on eyes to reduce puffiness: Many of us may not feel our loveliest in the morning, especially after a night of minimal sleep. One reason for this may be the presence of puffy eyes. To combat early morning eyes, steep two green teabags and place them in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. Once chilled, place the bags on closed eyelids. The cold will feel great, and the caffeine in the tea facilitate micro-circulation, causing the puffiness to disappear.
Apply baking soda for cleaner nails: Sometimes polish-free nails have a dull look about them. To brighten them a bit, apply baking soda on a lemon wedge and rub it on the nails for a fresh look. That’s not all, though! These two ingredients have multiple beauty-enhancing purposes: lemons can brighten facial complexion if rubbed on freshly-washed skin, and baking soda can get rid of self-tanner streaks if applied to a loofah and rubbed on the skin.
Wear egg whites for a shine-free complexion: Shininess can be a problem for those with naturally oily skin, especially in the summertime. Decrease your shine a bit with an egg white mask. After washing your face, spread a layer of egg whites on the clean skin. Leave on until dry, then rinse.
Carry dryer sheets for frizz-free hair: Right now, you are aware that wrapping your hair in cotton will increase hair’s smoothness. What happens, though, when frizz hits in the middle of the day? Fortunately, dryer sheets are extremely useful for this problem. Rub one over your locks to tame frizz and flyaways on the go.
Use petroleum jelly to enhance eyelashes: To bring a subtle sparkle to your eye without mascara, comb petroleum jelly through your eyelashes. It enhances the eyelashes without the necessary effort and removal that mascara requires. Petroleum jelly is also good for controlling unruly eyebrows.
Powder the eyelids first: Applying face powder to eyelids before using any other eye makeup can make a huge difference. The powder acts as a base, and prevents that annoying eyeshadow crease from appearing after you’ve been wearing makeup for a few hours. Even without shadow, the power looks good on its own for a little bit of eyelid color. When applied to eyelids, the loose powder that falls on the lashes also acts as a primer for mascara.
Blend Chamomile tea and lemon to lighten hair: That’s right, tea and lemon can act as a natural hair lightener. After shampooing, brush chamomile tea with lemon into your hair in place of conditioner. Sit in the sun for awhile, and the mixture should cause natural highlights to appear in your hair. They are permanent, and will last until the hair grows out. Perfect for a summer look!
What do you think, Lovelies? Will you be using any of these beauty tips?