Top 15 Beauty Hacks

I’m a big fan of hacks. Any sort really. Throughout the years, I’ve just about tried them all, and wanted to share my top 10 favourites with you all!

  1. Speed Up Your Nail Varnish Drying Time
    After you paint your nails, either run your nails under a cold tap, or place them in a bowl of ice water!
  2. Remove Makeup Stains With Shaving Cream
    I am forever getting foundation and lipstick marks on my clothes. All you need to do is rub in some shaving cream, and pop them in the wash! They’ll come out good as new!
  3. Revive Your Dried Mascara
    Everyones had the dreaded morning of waking up, and their mascara has dried out.  Luckily, there are ways to revive them again! Either pop your mascara in a cup of hot water, and/or pour in a few drops of contact solution! The hot water will cause the product to melt slightly, and the contact solution will wetten the mascara up!
  4. Use Baby Powder For Oily Hair
    Being the only one in my household to actually buy dry shampoo, I’m forever running out. Use baby powder instead for the same effect! Just remember to put it on lightly, as you don’t want it to look obvious!

  5. Get That Beach Looking Hair!
    Grab yourself a spray bottle, and pour in a cup of hot water, 1-2 tsp of sea salt, a couple of drops of argon oil (optional) and a nice smelling condition (also optional). The sea salt itself will give you that wavy, textured hair, whilst the argon oil will condition your hair, as well as the conditioner, which will also make your hair smell gorgeous! Just be carful with how much oil and conditioner you put in, as you don’t want your hair to look greasy!
  6. Stop Lipstick From Getting On Your Teeth
    This one I use every day. When you’ve applied your lipstick, suck on your index finger, and pull it out slowly (not a euphemism). The excess product will stick to your finger, and not your teeth!
  7. Never ‘Pump’ Your Mascara
    I learnt this from my mama. Never keep pumping your mascara wand into the product to get more onto your brush. Always swivel the wand inside. This stops extra air from drying out your mascara!
  8. Use E3 For Bronzing!
    This was properly one of the first hacks I ever learnt. When first experimenting with bronzer, its difficult to know where to place it. Place your bronzer in the shape of the number 3, and then the letter E for the other side!
  9. Make Your Own Tinted Moisturiser
    Theres days where you don’t want to wear a full face of makeup, but still want a little coverage. Mix together your usual foundation with your moisturiser so that you still get some cover, but it looks natural!
  10. Get Your Lipstick To Last Longer
    After you have applied your makeup, place a tissue over your lips, and brush on some translucent powder. This not only mattes your lipstick, but makes it last a hell of a lot longer! Win win for me!
  11. Change Your Pillow Cases Every Other Day
    I mentioned this one in my skincare tips post. Changing your pillow cases everyday reduces the amount of oils and dirt being added back onto your skin! Think of how much you sweat and product oil in the night, which then is getting soaked up on your pillow cases. It’s gross.
  12. Strengthen Your Eyelashes With Oils
    I discovered this one without even meaning too. I used to put Vaseline onto my eyelashes (thanks to Georgia from Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging), which I hated. I then started removing my makeup with coconut oil and using argon oil as my moisturiser (and put it onto my eyes). My eyelashes grew something incredible! They’re now a lot stronger and healthier!
  13. Use Dry Shampoo At Night
    It’s always seems that my hair washing days never fall on the days when I have plans. Use dry shampoo at night, which will soak up all the oils as you sleep. It also means you won’t wake up with the white powder patches that you get straight after using it…
  14. Banish Tired Looking Eyes
    Luckily, there are different ways to make your eyes look like you’ve finally had a good nights sleep. Keeping teaspoons in the freezer overnight, and pop them on your eyes in the morning! Also, after drinking a cup of green tea, keep the teabag, wait for it to cool, and place them on your eyes. Say bye-bye to tired eyes!
  15. Fix Broken Makeup
    Nothing is more heartbreaking than dropping your favourite powder and it smashes everywhere. WAIT! Don’t throw it away! Pour a few drops of rubbing alcohol into the pan, and press down with a coin wrapped in a tissue. Leave to dry over night, and it will be good as new in the morning!

Whats your favourite beauty hacks?

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  1. 8th June 2017 / 3:50 pm

    Oh my god! Never knew about the mascara – changed my life that has haha!x

  2. 8th June 2017 / 4:05 pm

    I have been using jamaican black castor oil for my eyebrows and lashes…i hope mines gets longer 🙂

    • 8th June 2017 / 4:07 pm

      Fingers crossed 😊 mine have improved so much after using oils, so I can’t see why yours wouldn’t! Xx

      • 8th June 2017 / 11:41 pm

        I have my fingers crossed as well. 🤗🤗🤗

  3. 8th June 2017 / 4:23 pm

    Loving the shaving foam and reviving mascara! I go through so much mascara it’s scary! X

  4. 8th June 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Never thought about nr 7, so nice to know. Such a great post. Love it!

  5. 9th June 2017 / 1:45 am

    I use a lot of these beauty hacks! For example, baby powder as dry shampoo and putting mascara in hot water! I also try to change my pillow case as often as possible. Have you tried castor oil on your lashes? That’s what I’m trying lately. Not sure if I see a difference yet because I just started using it.

    • 9th June 2017 / 2:02 am

      I haven’t tried castor oil no! Only argon and coconut oil! I stopped because I recently got my eyelashes permed, but going to start again before they’re permed again! Let me know how the castor oil goes! X

  6. 9th June 2017 / 3:12 am

    I can’t believe that you can actually use shaving cream for removing makeup stains! Thanks so much for sharing these tips 🙂

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    • 9th June 2017 / 4:27 am

      You’re very welcome! Let me know how you get on with them! X

  7. 9th June 2017 / 7:34 am

    I totally read “keeping teaspoons in the freezer” as “keeping tampons in the freezer”, that would have been so weird haha x

    • 9th June 2017 / 11:17 am

      hahah! You definitely would have gotten some looks with frozen tampons on your eyes 😂 xx

    • 9th June 2017 / 11:21 am

      Yeah! I left mine on all the time! It’s better at night though because it can make your mascara not want to stick x

      • 9th June 2017 / 11:25 am

        Oh alright I’ll try it out. Thank you 💕💕

        • 9th June 2017 / 11:26 am

          You’re welcome! Let me know if you notice any difference! I couldn’t believe how good mine looked! xx

  8. 14th June 2017 / 3:52 am

    i do the 6th hack as well! And thanks for the other hacks, very useful! xoxo


  9. 29th June 2017 / 6:38 pm

    I love the last hack you listed!! I just wish when I broke my bronzer powder a few weeks ago, It didn’t just make a huge mess everywhere so I could have tried it. Literally, I had no idea it was even broken before I opened it and when I did it got all over my bf’s car and on my new pair of jeans. there was nothing left in my pallet to even save! It was everywhere else but!

    • 29th June 2017 / 8:00 pm

      I always open my products, not realise they’ve broken, and make a huge mess everywhere too! You’re not alone sister haha!! x

      • 29th June 2017 / 9:19 pm

        yeah, but I didn’t have any bronzer left over after mine spilled everywhere lol

          • 30th June 2017 / 12:46 am

            in my defense, I was in a moving vehicle when it happened so that didn’t help much haha

          • 30th June 2017 / 6:30 am

            Yeah thats true haha! I’m just clumsy 😂

  10. 1st July 2017 / 8:38 am

    Thanks for such amazing tips! 😭

  11. 31st July 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Will definitely be trying out these hacks! Thank you!! 🙌🏼

  12. 7th August 2017 / 8:30 am

    Great Post. I thought I knew all the hacks but the shaving cream one is new for me. Thank you xx

  13. 19th August 2017 / 7:56 pm

    wow I only knew nr 7 and 13. Thanks for sharing these hacks!

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