Thursday, May 03, 2012

A Few Good Beauty Tips

It's always useful to have an oversized bag of beauty tricks. These are a few that I've collected, tried and tested over the years, with gratifying results.

A Few Beauty Tricks:

*To enhance the rich tones in brunette hair, rinse through with a cup of cool brewed coffee.
*To tame flyaways, spritz some hairspray onto your hairbrush or comb before brushing.
*In between shampoos, dust hair with a large powder brush lightly dipped in either talcum powder, corn starch or translucent face powder. It absorbs any oil.
*Use apple cider vinegar to lock in your hair's natural moisture and get it looking glossy.
*Add a drop or two of your favourite fragrance into an unscented lotion to make your own perfumed body cream.
*A bit of bronzer mixed in with your regular body lotion with create a luminous glow on your skin.
*For extra skin nourishment, add a drop of baby oil to your body lotion, it's an excellent moisturizer.
*Blast your eyelash curler with a hairdryer for a few seconds before using it. It will help your lashes to curl more easily. 
*A quick way to heal a spot is to dap it with a paste made of aspirin and water.
*Or dip a cotton bud in eyedrops, freeze it and them apply it to the spot. This reduces the swelling and redness. 
*Make your own deliciously sweet body and face exfoliant with brown sugar and honey. It removes dead skin cells and tastes good too!
*Wearing a shade of warm pink lipstick deflects from any other skin dilemmas that you may be having.
*Cinnamon is a natural lip-plumping agent and can be mixed in with a little lip gloss to attain the perfect pout.
*A sweep of gold eyeshadow helps the eyes to look much brighter - which may come in handy after a late night out.
*You can also apply white eyeliner to the inner eyelids for the same purpose.
*Two clever ways to use eyeliner: Freeze your eye pencil for a smoother, sharper line. Or run the tip of your eye pencil under hot water to create a smudged look.
*If your mascara wand is clogging up, dip it into a small bowl of eye makeup remover, this will clean the bristles and prevent clumping.
*When applying sparkly or powder eyeshadow, use a piece of masking tape to lift off any flecks that may have fallen under the eye area.
*The one product that works most effectively from the kitchen to the beauty counter is olive oil. Use it as a moisturizer, an exfoliater (mixed with some sea salt), a hair conditioner, a remedy for dry scalp, as a make-up remover, lip balm, nail and cuticle oil.

Have you tried out any of these before? I would love to hear what beauty tips and tricks have worked for you.


Punctuation Mark said...

the vinegar tips is the best... i do it all the time!

hautepinkpretty said...

Love the tips! Xox <3

Estilo Hedónico said...

Thank you for your lovely comment!!!


Victoria West said...

Great tips, thanks for sharing. :)

Jenna Hughes said...


Modish said...

Thanks for the great tips!

VintageDanielle said...

Never heard of washing the dark hair with coffee but I'm pretty sure I'm goign to try it and I love the idea of adding bronzer to lotion. Wonderful post!

The Chic Sheet said...

Great tips! I zap my eyelash curler with a blowdryer also! ;)


Style Servings said...

oh my gosh I am so bad at anything beauty related so thanks for this! X

Wil Harris said...

These are some great tips! We've tried some of them. The hair dryer and eyelash curler work pretty good and the white eyeliner on the water line really make our eyes pop. Out tip: to dry your nails faster, lightly mist Pam cooking spray a few inches away from nails.

Paris said...

Amazing tips Sam! Thank you so much for sharing!! I had no idea cinnamon plumped up our lips! I'll have to try it one day :)


*Glam Chameleon* said...

Sam my dear girl have we been collecting the same tips?:D I mean so many of them I apply regularly!! So happy to hear this, and so happy to learn few more especially from u!!:) Have a gorgeous day!!!! kisses

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Great tips Sam! I didn't realize olive oil had so many uses, but I use so much for cooking anyway! Vaseline is a great beauty product to moisturize and soothe!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

ftashion said...

Wow, they are all new to me! Really interesting!

Fang Ting

K.I.S.S. said...

Really inspiring post, dear. Would be great if we follow each other :)

Ember Drake said...

Great tips!

Most of these are new to me - I'm bookmarking this page for future reference!! :-D


Ioana-Carmen said...

Tku for sharing sweetie!

Sootjeelina said...

Great tips, they're so handy. I'm definitely gonna try that one with the fragrance in your bodylotion/-butter once!

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

Rakel said...

Great post!Would you follow each other? let me know on my blog ;)

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Nee said...

*Add a drop or two of your favourite fragrance into an unscented lotion to make your own perfumed body cream.

this one is my favourite!!:)
love those tips, thanks for sharing <3


Daniella said...

Hi sweetie! So many useful tips here,thank you so much for sharing! I'll be saving this page for future reference :)

Take care,Daniella xox

Arika Yasmine said...

I would love to try those tips but too bad I can't use make up currently as I have some treatment on my face...
Btw love the red lipstick on the picture...

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two birds said...

oh my gosh, so many great tips! i need to bookmark this page!

Thesmallnoble said...

I love the vinegar tip but all of them are great!

Teresa said...

*To enhance the rich tones in brunette hair, rinse through with a cup of cool brewed coffee.
*Wearing a shade of warm pink lipstick deflects from any other skim dilemmas that you may be having.
*Cinnamon is a natural lip-plumping agent and can be mixed in with a little lip gloss to attain the perfect pout.



Anonymous said...

Oh my word, these are greeeeeeeeeat ideas, thanks for sharing!

<3 Cambria

erica marie said...

Great tips, I haven't tried any of them before but you know I will now.

xo erica

PAPS said...

Excellent tips. No I have not tried any of these before.

Elisabeth said...

What a cute post, thanks for the tips! There are tons of natural beauty cures and secrets that we so easily forget about! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!

E from Helsinki

Beauty Follower said...

I had try with success the 2,4,5 and 11 tips!

Sassi said...

thank you for sharing those tips!

Helena Resende said...

Nice post with excellent tips! :)

rolala said...

I love these tips! So helpful! I swear by the lash curler/hair dryer trick. one of my tricks is using an old mascara wand as a lash/brow brush.

I'm feeling better. The dizziness is pretty minimal now but I'm still taking it easy with coming back. Thanks for all your sweet support my dear!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Sofie said...

Convenient! Tnx darling, for your sweet comment :) Kiss.

luckyno7 said...

great tips thanks so much girl!

Fashion Tales.... said...

Excellent post dear. I've tried some of these and bookmarked for the ones I haven't. Thanks for sharing. xo

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

i've heard about aspirin and water...and it really helps!
my grandma is always full of helpful and smart 'home-advices', she's actually a little encyclopedia of helpful advices :)

Sandra Leiva said...

Nice tips, dear! <3

Lisa said...

good tips, thank you so much! (=

Zoe Concepción said...

Thanks for these tips Sam! If I said the true...I don't know to much about makeup and those THANKS!

Fashion-Bridge said...

Wow dear! Some really great tips here! Thanks for sharing! I didn't know wuite some of them...Especially I liked the ones about hair. I started to die my hair not so long ago and I really see the difference:((moisturize, moisturize and once moisturize...



Elle Sees said...

where'd you get these from? such classic tips. i feature a lot of them under Tips label on the ole blog. have an excellent weekend

Marie Martell said...

Hey Sam! Hope all is good and you have some great plans for the weekend. Thanks for all the tips, I need all the help I can get!

xo Marie

anurbanexplorer said...

wowww! thanks for the tips!!! <3


indie by heart said...

Oh I didn't go to Prague :) My mum did, and those were my souvenirs ^^

Indie by heart