Wednesday, 30 September 2015

14 Life & Beauty hacks

These are my quick and easy 14 life and beauty hacks just to make your life that little bit easier! Some of these you may already know and some of them you might not so I hope you learn something new and can be that little bit lazier in the future.

1. Soak your beauty blender!
Beauty blenders are a great tool for when apply your make-up and they are huge at the moment, but some of you may not know that soaking your beauty blender in water before you use it will help with a smoother application. 

2. Masking tape for the perfect wing!
I always use a small strip of masking tape on the edge of my eye to help get that perfect sharp and straight line for my winged eye liner. One important thing is make sure you use masking tape because regular tape is to adhesive and could irritate your skin.

3. Spray Bobby pins with hairspray!
If you struggle with keeping you up do in place and the Bobby pins always slid around or fall out, then try spraying them with a little spritz of history before you put them in. This will help them grip to your hair and stay in place.

4. Don't dot, Triangle!
When applying concealer under your eyes do not just dot it in a straight line underneath, draw a triangle under your eye and this helps avoid a thick appearance and brighten up the area.

5. Don't pump, Twist!
I see so many people pump there mascara to try and get more product on the wand!! NO! This pushes air into your mascara and makes it dry out a lot quicker. So to get more product on your wand twist it as you're pulling it out this helps prevent your mascara from drying out and therefore it will last longer.

6. Cut the tops of bottles for left overs!
When you think you have finished a product and you're about to throw it away try this first and you'll be surprised at how much product is actually left. So about 2 inches down the tube cut right across, you can then use the top part that you have cut off as a lid and VUALA! You have more to use.

7. Vaseline around your varnish bottle!
You know when your varnish dried up and its next to impossible to remove the lid! Well here is a hack that can get rid of that! Rub Vaseline all around the neck of your varnish bottle and this will stop your varnish from gluing shut.

8. White shadow to brighten up your eyes!
When doing your eye make-up you want your eyes to look wide and bright, to do this you can apply a white eyeshadow to the inner corner of your eye and it will make a HUGE difference.

9. Cold spoon for eyes and spots!
If you're prone to red puffy eyes, or a big nasty red spot has appeared on your face here is a nice quick and easy hack to solving that! Pop a teaspoon in the freezer for a couple of minutes and then rest it over your eyes this will reduce the puffiness and if you hold it over any spots this can help reduce the redness.

10. X on your cupids bow!
To help get that perfect lip line draw an X on your cupids bow to help define it then outline the rest of your lips as normal and apply the lipstick.

11. Quick dry nails!
I always realising minutes before I need to leave that I haven't painted nails, and I rush to do them and they end up all smudge and ruined because I'm not allowing them to dry. This is a super quick and easy way to dry your nail varnish, once you've painted them dip your nails in really cold water for about 10/15 seconds and you've got dry nails in no time at all.

12. Scrub your lips with a toothbrush!
If your lips are a bit dry and you want them to look nice and smooth under your lipstick this is a clever little hack that you can add to your beauty routine. Gently scrub your lips in circular motions with a toothbrush and this will remove any dead skin and help smooth them out and plump them up a bit.

13. Vaseline before your perfume!
If you want your perfume to last a bit longer throughout the day then apply a small amount of Vaseline to the areas you're spraying and this will help the perfume almost stick to your skin so you can smell lovely for the rest or the day.

14. Keep make-up wipes next your bed!
Now I have a make-up removal and cleanse routine before bed, but sometimes you either forget or you just cannot be bothered! The amount of times I have got all comfy into bed and then realised I have still got my make-up on is ridiculous, you then have to get out of bed and get to work but with this hack you can forget that! Keeps some make-up wipes next to your bed so on those lazy days or when you just forget you can stay in bed and just use a wipe to remove your make-up.

I hope you guys have enjoyed my Life and Beauty hacks and these will help make your life that little bit easier! Leave comments with your favourite hacks because I am constantly looking for ways to make my life simpler cause I'm lazy!

Talk soon x


  1. The makeup wipes beside your bed is such a good one, I often get too lazy to take it off lol! Cut the top off tubes is such a good one too, I'll have to try that next time! Thanks for these, all very handy! <3

    1. Yeah they are probably up there with my favourites!! I'm glad you enjoyed it and it has helped make your life easier :D x

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