Hacks are like the superheroes of the beauty world. Thanks to them, you don’t have to break the bank, go on a product haul or subscribe to expensive services just to look beautiful.
Here are a few hacks that would help you to cut down the time and money you spend on all things beauty.
1. Matte Lips
Can’t afford matte lip gloss or lipstick?
• Apply your regular lipstick.
•Layer a thin sheet of paper or tissue with a light dusting of powder and press it to your lips.
•Dust off the excesses. Voila, mattified!
•Always apply perfume to pulse points (behind the ears, behind the knees, on the insides of the wrists and elbows etc). This makes the scent last longer.
•Always apply perfume immediately you leave the shower. Moist skin absorbs scents better.
3. Nail Polish
Forget what they told you, hands are the windows of the soul. They tell you a lot about who someone is and what they do before they even speak.
We all need on-fleek nails but rarely have the time- or patience – to wait for them to dry. For fast drying, after applying nail polish, dip the fingers in ice cold water for 2 minutes. They’ll emerge dry and glossy.
4. Cleopatra-Worthy Eyeliner
Even the most experienced makeup artist sometimes has that pesky problem of unequal wings. For a flawless application, draw on your wings with the help of a debit card or a business card.
5. Brushing your Tresses
Brushing out your locks isn’t the problem. The problem lies in removing the shed hair from the comb. Layer a piece of tissue on your comb before brushing your tresses.
When you’re done, simply pull out the comb. The result: no shed hair whatsoever on the teeth of your brush.
6. DIY Hair Growth Oil
•10 tablespoons of castor oil (for quick growth)
•10 tablespoons of avocado oil (for nourishment)
•1 tablespoon of coconut oil (for conditioning)
Mix all the oils together and store in a bottle. Apply to the eyebrows, eyelashes, beards, sideburns, edges and hair on the head once in two days.
7. Sultry Lashes
For instant full lashes, powder your lashes lightly before applying mascara. To grow them out apply the growth oil from number 6.
8. Restore Rusted Jewelry
•Pour two 35cl bottles of coke into a pan and heat for 2 minutes.
•Throw the jewelries into the pan, making sure they are well covered in the liquid.
•Heat until mixture starts to boil severely.
•Scoop out jewelries and leave to cool.
Numb your eyebrow area with an ice block before tweezing. This would help make the process painless and faster.
10. DIY Waxing Mixture
•One cup sugar
•Quarter cup water
•Quarter cup lemon juice
•Mix all and boil for 5 to 7 minutes.
•Allow to cool for 10 to 20 minutes. A sticky mixture will form.
•Apply the sticky mixture to the area you wish to wax, leave for 10 seconds, then pull off.
•Afterwards, apply moisturizer or a soothing cream to the waxed area.