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9 Cheap Beauty Tips That Few People Know

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Looking after ourselves is something that we all have to do no matter the age. However, it doesn’t always have to be costly, nor does it need to take much time. Here I have put together some cheap beauty tips that few people know which will save you money. These tips will also help you achieve your desired results in quicker unexpected ways and they are all simple and easy tricks!

1. Use Vaseline as a makeup remover

Why spend on expensive makeup removers when you can use a dab of Vaseline to remove it all. There are so many advantages to using Vaseline as a makeup remover. It is cheap and most people already own it, it is safe to use on the eyes and it is very good for sensitive skin. It won’t cause any outbreaks. Vaseline also won’t dry out the skin, unlike some other makeup removers. This is because Vaseline locks moisture into the skin. Go and give it a try!

2. Use less shampoo

I have to admit this is something I used to be guilty of. I have very thick hair and I used to use nearly a quarter of a bottle of shampoo in one wash. Highly unnecessary and it’s a big waste of money.

Another way to use too much shampoo is by washing your hair too often. You don’t need to wash your hair every night when you do that you are stripping your hair of its natural oils and these oils are good for you! I recommend washing your hair twice a week, obviously for very oily hair 3 times a week may be necessary and for dry coarse hair, you can even get away with once a week.

Either way don’t overdo it because you won’t be doing you or your hair a favour.

3. Keep your nail polish in the fridge

Keep your nail polish in the fridge

This is something I learnt from my mother in law and when I first saw it I thought it was very odd! However, if you keep your nail polish in the fridge, it will extend its life so, in my opinion, this is very worth doing. There’s nothing more annoying than throwing out a full nail polish that you’ve only used a couple of times.

4. Mix your moisturiser with your foundation for soft and dewy skin

This is one of the best tricks out there. It can also knock 10 years off your age. When you wear a foundation that dries out your skin you are making yourself look old and wrinkly. But what if you love the foundation and the colour? The solution is in your moisturiser. Before applying your foundation mix your foundation with some moisturiser and you will be astounded. Your skin will be super soft, smooth and dewy all day long.

5. Spritz perfume on your ankles to make it last ALL day

Who would have thought that your ankles will keep perfume on best? Seems odd but it works. The worst place to keep the smell of perfume is your wrists. This is because any time you wash your hands your wrist is also likely to get wet.

6. Get volume with dry shampoo and a blow dryer

Get volume with dry shampoo and a blow dryer

The best way to get instant volume on your hair is to apply dry shampoo to the roots and then use a blow dryer and curling brush to blend it in. I love this trick, it creates some serious volume and what’s more, it lasts all day without dropping. Whoever thought dry shampoo is only for grease has got to try this.

7. Achieve the no-makeup look with blush under your foundation

Wearing a cream blush under your foundation will give you the perfect natural glow. If you want a no-makeup look you need to try this out. It is imperative to use a cream blush and not a powder one because a powder won’t have anything to stick to and will disappear when you apply your foundation.

8. How to deal with spilt nail polish

If you are someone who loves nail polish then no doubt you will have had the occasional accident at some point in your life. The only thing worse than spilt nail polish is spilt nail polish that you don’t know how to get rid of. If you don’t clean it up correctly it can permanently damage your belongings and furniture.

The best way to clean nail polish that spills is to pour sugar on it. This will turn the nail polish into little balls that you can simply vacuum or sweep up.

9. Set your lipstick with a tissue and loose powder

Set your lipstick with a tissue and loose powder

Have you ever come back from an evening out and all your lipstick is off, or even worse, that there is lipstick on your teeth? With this neat trick that will be a problem of the past. All you need is a tissue and some loose powder. It actually couldn’t be easier.

Apply your lipstick as you normally would. Then take a tissue and use only one ply of it, you want it to be as thin as possible. Take the thin sheet and place it on your lips and dust the loose powder over it. This will go through the tissue just enough that you can’t see it but your lips will be protected the whole evening.

My Thoughts

I hope you have enjoyed these cheap beauty tips, these are just a few of my favourites. Do you have any beauty tips that few people know about? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.

Hollie xx

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4 Responses

  1. Mara

    What great tips and I’m definitely going to try some of these. I love Vaseline as a product anyway and use it all the time on my lips, and any dry/cracked areas of skin. If I can use it as a makeup remover as well, even better! I’m also going to try the blush under my foundation suggestion. I have freckly skin, so have to go for quite sheer and natural looks (otherwise I would look like it was caked on), and this sounds ideal to get that rosy glow to show through. You obviously know your stuff, and I’m going to share this with my girlfriends as well. Thanks for a great compilation of easy-to-do tips.

  2. Marlinda Davis

    That’s interesting that you can keep nail polish in the fridge to preserve it. I’ve tossed away tons of nail polishes that separate and spoil from the warm weather here in NC. We like to keep the house open and enjoy the breeze especially like now during Spring. So, of course, the house gets a little warm and stuff spoils. But dUh, we have this big cold chest called a fridge to put stuff in, not just food! It’s so funny how such simple things can be the hardest things to think of. Thanks for sharing, I will be using a few of these tips.

    • Hollie

      It happens to the best of us! I hope your nail polishes last you a long long time now.

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