Beauty Hacks

Five beauty hacks every girl needs to know.

Let's face it, life as a woman can be a disaster. We run all day long. Whether it's raising a family, perusing a career, going to college, or a combination of all three. Sometimes, it's nice to get a break now and then. Especially, when it comes to keeping up our appearance. Here are five beauty hacks to help you get through the day a little easier.

1. Shaving your legs.

Have you ever been in such a rush that you just didn't have time to grab that shaving cream on your way home? You have a big event you're going to and you really wanted to wear that pretty dress you bought last week. Only to look down to see your legs look like you've just came out of hibernation? No worries. You can use conditioner in place of shaving cream. It makes your legs super soft too. Don't wanna waste that $15 conditioner? Lotion works just as well.

2. Taking off your makeup at night.

Sometimes our skin retaliates when we don't take care of it. We've all been there. Trying every new beauty product in hopes of achieving red carpet ready skin. The problem is, some of those products are full of chemicals. Not only do they irritate sensitive skin, but they can end up clogging your pores. My solution is simple, inexpensive, and chemical free! You'll need a small jar, makeup pads, coconut oil, and witch hazel. Heat the coconut oil until it is in liquid form. Mix them together 3 to 2, witch hazel first. Once they are mixed well, place your make up pads in the jar. Pour your mixture on top until the pads are covered. You can use this every day. It will clean the make up off and moisturize your skin at the same time. For oily skin, add less coconut oil. You can find coconut oil in the baking isle of most stores. Witch hazel is usually carried at pharmacies or health stores. A small mason jar will work fine. Anything that will fit your desired pads and hold liquid. Make sure to properly seal after every use.

3. Calming frizzy damaged hair.

With today's trends, it's hard not to constantly change your hair. The heat from curling irons, straighteners, and blow dryers is very damaging. All the products we put in our hair don't always do it any good. They can dry it out or create build up. All of these things can cause breakage. I don't think anyone likes split ends. They can be a pain to deal with. I have very brittle, dry, damaged hair. Over the years I have tried a number of things to help it. Some have just made it worse, others only helped a little bit. The one thing that has helped immensely is natural oils. Coconut oil rehydrates your hair, while making it soft. Jojoba oil is great for all kinds of things. One of those is your hair. It helps strengthen and moisturize your roots. As I mentioned above, you can get coconut oil at most stores in the baking isle. Jojoba oil is usually found in health stores. If you can't find it there look online, Amazon carries it. Take a small amount of coconut oil and apply it to your ends after a shower. Use the remaining residue to comb through the rest of your hair. I have found it to be best if you do this every other day. After you wash your hair. Apply the jojoba oil once a week. Use the same technique as with the coconut oil. After a month of doing this you will notice a drastic change in your hair. It won't get rid of the split ends. It will however, strengthen your hair. It diminishes the appearance of fizziness and prevents future breakage!

4. Painting your nails.

You know that annoying moment when you get nail polish on your skin? Then you try to fix it only to mess up the rest of the nail? You will need an old make up brush and a small dish. Make sure you use a clean brush. Small, thin brushes tend to work best. Only pour a small amount of acetone in the dish. Dip the brush in the acetone and gently remove the excess polish. Make sure you have a rag available to clean the polish off every time you do this.

5. Getting those brows even.

We all have that love/hate relationship with our brows, from time to time. Beauty experts love to say, "sisters not twins." Well, here's a magic trick to get them even. Take a thin handled brush and put it next to your nose. Make sure the tip is at the beginning of your eyebrow. That is where it should start. Next, take that same brush handle and angle it towards your eyebrow. It should line up with the corner of your eye. Do this on both eyes. It's quick, easy, and a good way to make sure your brows look great!

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