A number of women adore using a lot of beauty products for the hair or the face. However, having a long beauty routine can waste a lot of your morning. Thankfully, you can save time with the help of a few hacks from professionals in the field. These tips will improve your routine and will help you achieve an impeccable look that you’ve always wished to attain.
1. Apply some olive oil on your cuticles
Before applying your nail polish, put some olive oil on your cuticles. This way, you will be able to easily remove the excess nail polish around your nails. Olive oil is also a good way to hydrate your nails.
2. Refresh your manicure
If you need to refresh your manicure but you don’t have a lot of time, make sure to have glitter nail polish on hand. Apply a coat of the glitter nail polish on top of your old, chipped colour so you have a new and fabulous manicure without spending any money.
3. When you make yourself a French manicure…
If you use stickers on your nails like the ones you need for French manicures, make sure that the stickers always are longer than your nails. This will make it much easier for you to make your French manicure.
4. Dry your nails faster
Do you want your nails to dry faster? When you’ve applied your last coat, dip your fingers in a bowl full of ice water for around 1 minute. This will solidify your nails.
5. Remove glitter nail polish from your nails
Removing glitter nail polish from your nails can be very easy if you use this tip:
- Put some nail polish remover on a few cotton pads.
- Place them on your nails and then cover them with aluminum foil.
- A few minutes later, the glitter will have disappeared.
6. Avoid getting your hair tangled
After washing your hair with shampoo, apply some conditioner on all the length of your hair, then let them air dry without brushing them. This way, your hair won’t get tangled.
7. Dry your hair to give them volume
When you dry your hair, tilt your head forward and dry your hair starting at your roots to give them more volume.
8. Braid your hair with a styling product
When you braid your hair, use a styling mousse to give your hairstyle a more neat and texturized look.
9. Untangle your hair without damaging them
If your hair gets tangled easily, start brushing them from the ends, and gradually, brush them from higher and higher. This will minimize any damages.
10. Dry your hair delicately
When you dry your hair with a towel, don’t rub them too hard. Don’t wring your hair either since this can easily damage them even more. Use a soft towel or even an old cotton t-shirt to dry them.
11. Opt for dry shampoo
Dry shampoo or even baby powder will help eliminate any excess oil in your hair and on your scalp. Gently apply a small amount to your roots and your hair will look clean all day long.
12. Apply your eyeliner like a pro
Don’t get discouraged if you’re never able to get a perfect line when applying your liquid liner or when making a line with your pencil liner. Make 3-4 small movements along your eyelid and mix these two beauty products together. Alternatively, try to make your eyes bigger by starting with small dots, then connecting them to create a line.
13. Place your lip and eye liners in the fridge before sharpening them
Before sharpening your eye or lip pencil put it in the fridge for a few minutes – this will make it harder so it will be easier to sharpen it.
14. Mix your eyeshadows
Mix your dark eyeshadows with paler ones. You can, for example, mix maroon, dark green and dark blue with creamier and more neutral colours. This combination will look good whether you wear it at night or during the day.
15. Here’s how to apply blush
Apply your blush directly on your cheekbones, then apply it towards your hairline, and then downwards to soften your cheeks.
16. Remove your makeup with coconut oil
Coconut oil is an excellent eye makeup remover. Apply a little bit of coconut oil on a cotton pad and gently remove your eye makeup with it. Remember not to rub the very delicate skin around your eyes.
17. Fix your lipstick
Lightly coat your lips with a translucent powder before applying your lipstick so it won’t completely disappear after you wear it for a few hours.
18. Hydrate your skin
Always have a thermal water spray or a hydrating cream close by, especially during the hot summer days.
19. Use eye cream
Make sure to use a nourishing eye cream or a gel for your eyes. This will delay the appearance of wrinkles in your eye zone.
20. Remove puffiness from your face
In the morning, rinse your face with cold water and then apply some ice under your eyes. This will get rid of the puffiness and make your skin look fresh and luminous.
21. Use ice on your face
Use ice to help minimize puffiness and inflammation on your face.
22. Take care of your feet
Don’t throw out your old face cream – apply a thick coat on your heels during the night. Put on a pair of thin cotton socks and in the morning, you will have extremely soft feet.
23. Brush your body
Take a brush and make long, gentle but firm movements to massage your skin before you7 hop in the shower. This will increase your blood circulation and will make your skin incredibly soft.
24. Make yourself a lip mask to soften your lips
Mix a tablespoon of honey, a teaspoon of sugar and a tablespoon of coconut oil together. Rub the mixture on your lips for 5 minutes, then rinse them. Apply this mask every day to get soft lips.
25. Make your lashes grow quicker
In a bowl, mix vitamin E oil, castor oil and coconut oil together. With your finger, apply the mix on your eyelashes before going to bed but make sure you remove the excess first.
26. Apply mascara without any blunders
When you apply your mascara, use an old plastic card like a visitor’s card, a credit card or you can even use a piece of paper and place it on the edge of your lashes. You won’t have to worry about making annoying mascara marks on your eyelids anymore.