Thursday, May 24, 2012

four BEAUTY TRICKS YOU NEED TO KNOW

We though we'd share some beauty tricks with you that we use on a daily basis! Some are things we've known for years, some are new tricks we just couldn't keep to ourselves. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

1. Sleep with you hair in a loose top knot. I just twist my hair into the loosest bun possible and secure with a loose hair tie. If you sleep with the bun at very top of your head, your hair will have some extra body in the morning. Make sure your hair is dry before you do this.

2. When you run out of mascara, wash the old wand and use it to brush you eye brows and separate your eye lashes after using mascara.

3. After you've painted your nails, it's always so hard to tell when they are really dry. Sometimes they seem dry to the touch but 5 seconds later you have a dent in your nail. SOLUTION! When you think your nails are dry, just tap two of your nails together. If there is any resistance, your nails are not ready for you to be moving around a lot. If the nails don't stick to each other at all... you are good to go!

4. If you have some shoes that rub on your ankles, don't reach for the bandaids. Reach for some Vasoline/Petroleum Jelly of your choice. Rub a little amount on your ankle where the back of your shoe will touch. Don't put too much or it will get on your shoes. This trick is amazing because it really really really works!

What are your favorite beauty tricks? We might try them/put them in another post!


37 comments:

  1. Well... I have a few. First, if I am going out to go dancing or even to hang at a bar for a couple of hours and I'm wearing shoes that are sure to hurt my feet, I like to take three Ibuprofen before. It's the perfect solution to prevent sore, achy feet.
    Second, if I want my eyelashes to really curl, I like to take the lash curler and heat under a blowdryer. It creates a curling iron effect for my lashes. Works brilliantly!
    This next tip is only for women who want cleavage... (which is me! ; ) Basically using bronzer on the upper slopes (haha... don't know what else to call it) can make your chest look bigger than it is. If you really want substantial cleavage, putting highlighter in between also helps... sorry, that was a little risque but works like a charm!

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    1. To help accentuate your bosom, I would do the opposite: bronzer in between to the effect of a shadow, highlight on the tops to make them look rounder and as you said, where they slop, add shadows with bronzer. =)

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  2. Lovely tips! Thanks girls! I 'm curious about the 1st one, but I'll try it asap!!!

    www.fashionatint.blogspot.com

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  3. that's a really nice post :-)

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  4. I've never heard of the last one and that is a huge problem with me in the summer time. So I will def be trying that one out soon.
    oh for the nail polish one, another way to make sure your nails are set is to run your fingers under really cold water (or in a bowl of cold water, maybe with ice cubes?) for a minute or so. The cold hardens the nail polish.

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    1. I just ran my nails under cold water for a minute & they are completely dry now! That is a fantastic tip!

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  5. I've never heard the vasoline one, I'll def. try that out!

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  6. useful tips =) I should try the fourth one =)) http://livingwithjane.com

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  7. Man, I've never heard of the Vasoline idea! I have to start wearing heels for work soon...and my feet are not used to them. And Angel, that cold water idea is BRILLIANT. I'm so sick of painting my nails just to have it smudged five minutes later!

    http://bonnechancethrifting.blogspot.com/

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  8. Such a cute post.

    I have 2 beauty tips both involving baby oil.

    1. Rubbing baby oil on your legs before shaving cream, help prevent knicks. (or just shave using the baby oil, works great and less expensive than shaving cream)

    2. After showering, rub baby oil all over your wet skin, THEN pat dry. Leaves your skin soft and smooth.

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  9. I don't use vaseline because I usually forget which shoes rub and am out of the house before I remember, but I always have lipbalm in my purse and that works just as well.

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  10. These tips are so wonderful! I will definitely be trying them :) Thanks

    Angela - The Lovely Cup

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  11. All these sound great. I like the second one...I'm always un-clumping my lashes with my fingers & now I feel silly that I didn't think just to use my old wands! Haha

    flouncesandhubbub.blogspot.com

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  12. ha this post is perfect! I'm trying to teach the 3 first things my sister! she read this and now she can do it <3
    Thanks ;)

    http://forinfinite.blogspot.de/ follow my blog if you like :)

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  13. the nail varnish one = brilliant!!!!
    my nails feel dry yet tap them together and there not now i know to be a bit more patient :D
    ty x

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  14. Great tips! new follower- beauty-inspector.blogspot.com

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  15. Love the fourth tip. I have to try it!

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  16. Instead of tapping your nails together, I read that for your nails to dry fast, put your hands in a bowl of cold water for 3 minutes. Tutorial here: http://www.wikihow.com/Dry-Nail-Polish-Quickly

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  17. I LOVE the shoe idea!
    kragslife.blogspot.com

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  18. I love the petroleum jelly idea for the feet!
    I will surely used it soon, because I have this problem with most of my shoes, not just when they're new...

    Thanks for the tip girls!
    Love you blog, by the way! I just came across it, and fell in love with how colorful it is...

    xo, Erika

    www.jasminblancboutique.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Thank you! Tip number 3 is gonna come in handy :)
    merrybellyland777.blogspot.com

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  20. i have beauty a tip for cold and allergy sufferers:
    use ayr saline nasal gel on your nose. it feels superdupersoothing, and prevents your nose from turning santa-like, no matter how much sniffling and nose-blowing does on :)

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  21. So, I tried the nail thing and all it did was eff up my nails....

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    1. not sure how long you waited to do this but your nails should be almost dry. they actually should be dry to the touch. you do the nail thing to make sure that your nails are actually dry. you know how your nails are dry to the touch but then you jack them up? that's what this nail thing checks.

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  22. I use a dry toothbrush end to separate my eyelashes and tidy up my brows. Got sick of the long long handle so I chopped it off and just use the brush head. Here's a crazy tip: Because I barefoot it most of the three month summer, my soles can get pretty rough. Nothing works as well for me, as a number 3 sandpaper block from Home Depot. I am not kidding; it's better than pumice and costs about 2 bucks!

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  23. I like that last comment about the sand paper block! I wear flip flops for like 4 months straight and my heels are like alligator skin!

    I use my old mascara brush to even out my mascara but I also use the bristled end of the lash make-up brush I think it's the eyebrow brush. It works best to get those super clumps that need serious work.

    Another trick I have is using medical tape for the back of your heels, I would be very afraid to put vasaline in side a pair of swede or microfiber pumps so I just tape the back of my heels and it will last for hours and hours.

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  24. Great 4 tips! The mascara wand is so smart! I will definitely be trying that.

    www.byteofsimplicity.blogspot.com

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  25. Where have you been all my life?! :)

    Ellie
    www.adiktblog.com

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  26. I spray wet nails with cooking spray. It speeds drying time by a lot.

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  27. Here's a beauty tip a girlfriend just shared with me yesterday:

    Use a little bit of saline solution, or eye drops in your mascara to even out the clumpiness.

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  28. I don't know how many of you ladies have come home with your feet killing you because your feet are swollen and your shoes are too tight, but if you wear a few pairs of socks and put your shoes on and heat them with a hair dryer for a few minutes they will expand to fit your feet PERFECTLY! this works for any shoes, not just high heels!!

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  29. WOW! Sandpaper for your feet, DEFINATELY trying that. I wear flip-flops pretty much year round (unless it snows more than 2") and such an easy solution.
    Another trick I use for those red bumps you get shaving your bikini line, you can buy the gel made for this but this is cheaper, use visine eye drops. Just rub a few drops on and it works just like (the more expensive) stuff.

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    1. Visine also works great for any reddish bumps on your face or arms.

      Use those bath gloves to do a great job of exfoliating your body. I scrub until the skin reddens and that keeps it very soft.

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  30. Great ideas, thanks! BTW, another way to test if the nails are dry is to lick your fingertip and brush it very lightly across the polished nail. The moisture keeps it from smudging, but you can feel whether the polish is dry yet.

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  31. If you have trouble with skirts that walk up as you walk, just rub your legs with dryer sheets, that will stop the static electricity.

    I ALWAYS cut the tubes apart that have those expensive face creams in them...it is amazing how much product is still in them that can't be squeezed out. For bottles, I had my husband whittle a miniature spatula so I can dig out the last expensive bits.

    Never, ever hesitate to call a company if you have a problem with a product. They will often replace it by sending you a coupon for a free product. Keep the old ones so you can give them all the numbers from the product.

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