Green Tea Bags for Puffiness: When I first saw my sister do this, I’m pretty sure I gave her a weird look. But after learning about how putting green tea bags just under (or on) your eyes can get rid of puffiness and dark circles, I was all about it (this probably ranks high in my favorite health and beauty tips)
Eye Shadow for Thicker Hair: This is a simple and quick trick if you want to give the appearance of having thicker hair. Just take a small to medium sized brush, pick an eyeshadow that is very close to your own hair color, and then apply at the roots of where your hair parts. It’s as easy as that!
The Concealer Triangle: A lot of the time, us women apply concealer in line with our dark circles. But this is the worst way to reduce the appearance of them. What you need to do instead is create a “V” (or inverted triangle) shape, and blend into your skin to get a more well rested and brighter look!
Nails in Cold Water: This was one of the first health and beauty tips I ever learned. When I was a kid, my sister (the same one with the tea bags) did my nails and taught me this hack. After coating your nails with polish, dip them into a pre-prepared bowl of ice water, and let them set for about a minute.
Apply Glue Before Nail Polish: Glue is a cheaper alternative to products that do the exact same thing. All you have to do is apply some glue around your nails (on your skin), let it dry, and then apply the nail polish. Reason for this? Well when you’re finished painting your nails, you can easily peel off the glue and no paint will have gotten on your skin.
Twisting for Split Ends: This is an awesome hack if you have hair that gets split ends easily (like mine). Just take a section of your hair, half the section, then twist it around each other, and if there are any ends sticking out, clip them.
Lipstick Hack: A lot of brands promise you a 24 hour lasting period, but we all know they’re liars. Thankfully though, there’s a hack for that (surprise surprise). Once you’ve finished applying your lipstick, take a tissue, and lightly dust translucent powder over the tissue. (Ilove this powder).
Eyeline with Lighter: This is probably one of the crazier health and beauty tips. Turns out lighters aren’t just for lighting cigarettes. You can use them to heat up a pencil eyeliner and it will quickly become a darker more intense color that will make your eyes pop!
Simple Brush Cleaning Routine
When I was a young teenager, I didn’t have the best skin hygiene. I’d lather on makeup (forget about washing it off), and finish it all off with brushes that hadn’t been washed in who knows how long. But if I had known about this DIY project, I probably would have done it (especially since it’s so easy).
1 cup warm water
1 tbs. dish soap
2 tbps. white vinegar
- Set up your brushes and ingredients near running water.
- Mix the soap, vinegar, and warm water in a bowl and stir.
- Then take your brush and move it around in the mixture (or soak if it’s very dirty for a little bit).
- Once it’s clean, hold it under warm running water (move bristles to get out more makeup if needed), to finish off the cleaning process.
- Reshape the brush bristles so they dry in their original shape.
- Do this with each individual brush. Pretty simple right?