Let’s not deny it: we all love simple beauty hacks, right?
When they’re saving us some serious time in the morning and money in the bank, really, what’s not to love?
But, have you ever noticed that there’s quite a few beauty hacks out there that are absolutely ridiculous, aren’t useful, or are just plain obvious?
Well, today, I wanted to show you that there are still useful, simple beauty hacks out there to be discovered. From makeup, to hair, and even skincare, there’s beauty hacks here for everyone!
Try out one of these 11 simple beauty hacks and let me know how they go:
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1. Give yourself the “Snooki Poof” for voluminous hair
Hair feeling a little flat?
Girl, I feel you. As someone with fairly long hair that’s naturally pretty straight, I’m always looking for simple beauty hacks that will leave my hair looking voluminous.
One super simple way to do this is to give yourself a little “Snooki poof.”
Yup, you read that correctly.
To do so, start by blow drying your hair as normal, then reach for a basic hair claw and pin your top layer of hair into a little “poof.” Leave the “poof” up there while you’re getting ready, then release, and you’ll be left with amazing volume.
2. Hairspray your bobby pins
Are bobby pins starting to take over your home because they’re constantly falling out of your hair?
Yup, sounds familiar.
If you’re in the same boat with bobby pins slipping out of your hair, one way to make sure they stay in place all day is to spray them with hairspray.
Simply spray the bobby pin, and then insert it into your hair, but make sure the ridges of the pin are against your scalp.
Do this, and those bobby pins aren’t budging.
If you’re on the hunt for a hairspray that won’t leave your hair feeling crunchy and stiff, you’re going to fall in love with the Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode Flexible Hold Hairspray. It leaves hair feeling silky, soft, brushable, and voluminous. Trust me, this is well worth the $34 to avoid that awful crunchy feel most hairsprays leave you with.
3. Double Your Mascara As Eyeliner
Eyeliner tends to be one of those beauty products that I’m constantly forgetting to pick up.
Simple beauty hack to the rescue!
If you find yourself in need of eyeliner, but you don’t have time to run out to your local drugstore or Sephora, simply dip an eyeliner brush into your mascara, and voila! You’ve got yourself instant eyeliner.
Not to mention, with the use of this hack your “eyeliner” will stay in place all day, and actually tends to apply even creamier than your standard eyeliner, which I’m definitely a fan of.
Personally, I’m not super picky with my mascara, but if you’re someone who wants voluminous, flirty lashes that stay in place all day, you can’t do better than the Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. This is the best selling mascara on Sephora for a reason. With over 10k reviews, this is a cult favorite beauty product that everyone should at least try. I’ve got a strong suspicion that you won’t regret it.
4. Tame Frizzy Hair With A Dryer Sheet
I know, I know, but hear me out on this one.
If you’re dealing with all the frizz, and you’re looking to tame those pesky fly-aways, it’s time to pull out a dryer sheet.
Simply put the dryer sheet over your regular hair brush, and then brush out your hair as you normally would. This will help tame the frizz, and keep your hair looking and feeling smooth all day long.
5. Use Conditioner As Shaving Cream
This is one that I use all the time.
Seriously, I haven’t bought a can of shaving cream in…well, I actually don’t think I have ever bought shaving cream.
Instead, to shave my legs, I simply use whatever hair conditioner I have in my shower.
The conditioner makes my legs feel super soft, it doesn’t burn the way shaving cream does, plus, I don’t have to buy any extra products to shave my legs. Not a bad deal, right?
(This tip also comes in handy when packing for vacation, because you don’t have to bring shaving cream with you!)
6. Use Lip Balm For Brow Gel
Speaking of replacing beauty products with items you likely already have…
Did you know you can easily replace brow gel with lip balm? Just ensure you’re using a lip balm with no colour, apply to the brow, and your hairs are guaranteed to stay in place all day.
7. Dry Shampoo Can Replace Deodorant
While I wouldn’t go so far as to say that you should start using dry shampoo instead of deodorant, when deodorant is in short supply, and you find yourself in this sticky situation, simply pull out some dry shampoo and spray those pits.
Yup, give it a try.
The worst part about dry shampoo is that pesky white residue that it leaves in your hair, right? Yup, I feel you, which is why I was so excited when I discovered the Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder Tres Invisible Dry Shampoo. This dry shampoo doesn’t leave any residue, gives your hair unbelievable volume (even if you skipped washing for multiple days), and even protects your hair from the drying effects of the sun. This dry shampoo really is a must in any women’s haircare routine.
8. Remove Self Tanner Stains With Baking Soda
If you’re like me, and you live in a cold climate, but still want to keep your summertime glow, sometimes self tanner is an absolute must.
But ugh, who wants all those pesky self tanner stains all over their hands?
Certainly not me!
The fix? Simply mix baking soda with water, and apply the mixture to your skin with a cotton pad. Say buh-bye to those dreaded self tanner stains!
9. Use Vaseline To Help Make Your Perfume Last
I can’t say I’m a huge perfume wearer, but I can say, if I am going to go through the effort to wear perfume, I definitely want it to last all day.
Simple beauty hack to combat this?
Prior to putting on your perfume, apply just a little Vaseline to the areas you spray the perfume (ideally, your pressure points, like your wrist and neck). The use of the Vaseline allows the scent to more strongly “stick to your skin.”
10. Cover Grey Hairs With Mascara
Unfortunately, this is a beauty hack that only works for my fellow brunettes, but it’s the one that I use most frequently, and has saved me more times than I can count.
If you’re dealing with grey hair, simply apply some mascara to the grey, and voila, it’s hidden!
Seriously, if your hair is dark, and you only have a few greys here and there to cover, this is the perfect alternative to pulling out those pesky greys. (I have a profound fear of loosing all my hair as I age, so I try my best not to pull out my hair, if I don’t have to).
11. Keep Curls By Sleeping in a Scrunchie
There’s nothing worse than spending time on your hair, only to find that by the next day, your curls have completely settled.
One way to combat flat hair in the morning is to sleep with your hair on top of your head, secured with a scrunchie.
You can also use an elastic, but this will often leave a weird kink in the hair. Plus, elastics tend to be much tighter, which can leave the curls looking a little Shirley Temple like. A scrunchie won’t do this.
Plus hey, scrunchies are super trendy right now, so you can easily wear your scrunchie while out and about. These are some of my favorites (I love anything with a floral print!) You can shop these scrunchies here for under $10.
So ladies, have you tried any of these simple beauty hacks?
I tried my best to find ones that weren’t super standard, so hopefully there’s at least one or two in there that you can give a go.
Personally, I highly recommend switching from shaving cream to conditioner. It makes a huge difference in preventing skin irritation!
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