15 August 2014

8 Beauty Hacks Every Girl Should Know


Catch my previous post revealing my deepest and darkest makeup hacks?  I decided to do a little follow up, and let you all in on my top beauty tips and tricks in general.  Enjoy!
  1. GIVE YOUR SKIN A GOOD CLEANSE: My mamma always told me that the best way to wash my face was to open up my pores with warm water, then rinse with cold, y'know, to close them back up.  For an even deeper cleanse we can take this one step further, by soaking a cloth in hot water (as hot as you can stand), and leaving it on your face for ten minutes.  Cleanse like normal and then rinse with cold water.
  2. LIPSTICK ON YOUR TEETH NO MORE: If you're like me and somehow always end up with more lipstick on your teeth than on your lips, this little trick will change your life.  No more giving someone your cheeriest smile, then 5 minutes later realizing all you were doing was showing off your lovely red front teeth.  Sexy.  After you've smothered your lips in your fave shade, pop your finger in your mouth and pull it out slowly.  The lipstick that would've ended up all over your teeth is now safely out of the way, on your finger. 
  3. HAVE YOU BEEN APPLYING YOUR MOISTURIZER WRONG?: I've recently been enlightened on a much more effective way of slapping ya moisturizer on that face of yours.  No rubbing, just patting.  Rubbing it in doesn't actually rub it in.  Confused?  Well, rubbing actually kind of takes it off of your skin and disperses in all different places.  Patting on the other hand, in will let your skin happily drink it all up.
  4. FINALLY FREE OF BLACKHEADS: Blackheads are the bane of all our lives.  None of us really have the patience to stand in front of the mirror squeezing them all out, just for them to make a vengeful return the next day.  A quick and effective way to rid your face of blackheads is to steam your face for 5 minutes and exfoliate straight away after.
  5. TOOTH WHITENING FOR POOR PEOPLE: We all long for pearly whites, but really, how many of us can afford (or even be bothered) to undertake expensive whitening treatments.  Plus, they're a bit scary, right?  I'm sure you will have some baking powder, hiding away in one of your kitchen cupboards?  Dig it out, sprinkle some on your toothpaste, and be prepared for the polish of your life.  Baking powder is effective at removing stains, however make sure you have rinsed it away properly afterwards!
  6. PERFUME THAT LASTS FOREVER: Am I right in saying that we all want our perfume to last longer?  Yes?  Vaseline may just be your solution.  Intrigued?  Vaseline will hold the fragrance on your skin for longer, so just Vaseline yourself up before you spritz!
  7. A LITTLE BOBBY PIN TRICK: Did you know that the ridged side of the bobby pin is meant to face downwards?  It will hold your hair a lot better!  Strange how most of us use them the wrong way round!
  8. ANOTHER LITTLE BOBBY PIN TRICK: And if your bobby pins are still sliding out, spray then with some hairspray or dry shampoo.  They will hold a lot better. 
I want to know all of your beauty hacks!  Let me know in the comments.

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  1. I'm always surprised how many people don't know that about bobby pins, I just thought it was obvious! I like the idea of spraying them for a better hold though :)
    Hannah www.hannahbakesthings.co.uk

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  2. These are fab tips babe! :D

    I'm going to try the baking power & perfume vaseline trick before I head out this evening x

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  3. Amazing tips, really good post! :)
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    kisses

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  4. Eating strawberries, or rubbing one along your teeth is another way of whitening your teeth.

    http://lizziedailyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. great post and fabulous tips! thanks for sharing!

    styleandchocolates.blogspot.com

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  6. I'll be sure to pat on my moisturiser from now on! Also going to try the blackhead tip, thanks for these beauty hacks! xxx

    Blog This With Hannah

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  7. Ooooh good tip with the finger and the vaseline! (that sounds so dirty together in one sentence...) Also, I'm a poor person (cry) and I want white teeth, so thanks! ;-)

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  8. I found out the bobby pin trick recently and it changed my life! All my hairstyles stay in much better now xx

    ☾ Liquorice Pearls ☾

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  9. Loved reading this, I'm going to have to try the blackhead trick now and patting in my moisturiser I've never even heard of that :) x

    EmmiHearts

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  10. I had no idea about the bobby pins - thanks for that haha ! :)

    littleconnycat.com

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  11. That's really interesting about the application of moisturizer. Well now I know, so thank you! Nice post! :)
    ~Moll

    www.mollymac13.blogspot.com

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  12. Great tips! Another thing I learnt about bobby pins is that if you wear them so that they cross over, they will stay in place.

    Technicolour Dreamer

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  13. Patting your moisturizer instead of rubbing it does actually work! My skin absorbs better the moisturizer that way :)

    Fashionably Sparkly

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  14. Wow I never knew that about bobby pins and I use them everyday! Great post, some really useful tips x
    eleanor's adventures in wonderland

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  15. What? I had no idea bobby pins were supposed to work that way lol. Thanks for sharing!

    -- Michelle | www.MXPSTYLE.com

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  16. love you blog and awesome tips! def, follow worthy ;)
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  17. These are all great tips and I love your witty commentary.

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  18. Such a great post, I shall start patting my moisturiser on! xx

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  19. Great tips. I was in shock when I first hear about the kirby grip thing yet I STILL never put them upside down!

    Tilly Enn // A Beauty and Fashion Blog

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  20. Great suggestions!

    Tamara
    www.trulytamara.com

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  21. Great tips! I am your new follower. Hope you will follow me back.
    Hugs from New York,
    xx
    Ask Erena
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  22. I found out about the bobby pins last year and could not believe that I had not figured it out earlier! What a fab post xx

    Baby Rebel

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  23. Love these tips! I only knew about the bobby pin like 2 months ago. So weird that a lot of people do it wrong!

    x

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  24. Great tips - although I can't see myself slathering on the vaseline before spraying perfume!!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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  25. These tips are amazing. I have literally already set up a mental note to try more than half of these. Thank you so much!
    Zoha Ahmed
    zoeandtima.blogspot.com

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  26. "Tooth whitening for poor people", hahaha. I'll definitely try the baking soda trick, although I heard it can make your teeth really sensitive.

    gracelift.net

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  27. I loved this blog post!! Some really helpful tips and tricks so thank you, I'll be sure to try some of them! Xx

    www.sarahsensibility.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. I'm definitely going to give that baking powder trick a go!
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  29. Lovely post and great tips :) Would you like to follow each other on GFC, Bloglovin & Google+? If interested, please let me know.

    Louisa
    LA PASSION VOUTEE
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  30. Some amazing hacks here - I had no idea about the moisturiser one! Great post!

    Efflorescent Dream
    xx

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  31. I can't believe that I've been using bobby pins wrong all this time. Thanks for opening my eyes! :O

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  32. Love the bobby pin trick! i need to try that. Mine are always slipping out!

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  33. Thanks for your lovely comment! Nice tips and tricks!
    lunatheblog
    ellenor x

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  34. amazing tips! thanks!

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  35. I did know the bobby pin tip and it's so helpful! But I'm really excited about the blackhead and teeth whitening tips--can't wait to try those out!

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  36. Thank you so much for sharing this! I actually didn't know a lot of this ^^: Number four was especially helpful ;A; I'll definitely keep this post bookmarked for future references *u*
    -Kiyomi xx
    kokorosasa.blogspot.com

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  37. Thanks so much for the Vaseline fragrance tip! Never heard of that one before.
    Grace x
    http://bonjourgrace.squarespace.com

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  38. Oh will have to try the vasaline tip! Not heard that before!
    Harriet
    Http://greeneyesandlongblondehair.blogspot.Co.uk

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  39. No.3 is very important! Rubbing only causes wrinkles on the face x

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  40. AWESOME tips, I hadn't heard of the vaseline one before, and I still keep using my bobby pins wrong haha I have got into this terrible habit now I think! xx

    Blonde of carbs

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