For nearly every beauty issue that you might come across, there is a simple solution. Arm yourself with an arsenal of beauty hacks so that you never have to waste any time or money doing things the hard way.
How to: Remove Glitter Nail Polish
Glitter nail polish is notoriously difficult. In fact, a lot of women have just decided that it isn’t even worth the hassle. Forgot about them! It is just as easy to remove as normal nail polish if you know what you are doing. Layer your nails with a thin coat of white glue . Let it dry then peel it back. It’s that easy! Your nail polish will pull up with the glue.
How to: Keep Using Old Nail Polish
If your nail polish has gotten a gooey texture and isn’t spreading properly, boil a cup of water. Make sure the top is tightly sealed and drop it into the cup of boiling water. Leave it there for a couple of minutes and it will be as good as new when you pull it back out.
How to: Tame a Breakout
If you can feel a breakout coming on or are already dealing with a major zit, dab some greek yogurt on it. Use the full-fat version rather than the light for a soothing treat. It will help reduce redness and inflammation in a snap. Leave it set for 30 minutes then rinse it off for instantly better skin.
How to: Trim Split Ends
If you are trying to grow out your hair, it’s tempting to avoid the salon. While you might not really need or want a trim, you likely have some split ends that need to be taken care of. The easiest way to go about it is to simply wrap up small sections of hair and trim the frayed ends that stick out. It is important to have a quality scissor dedicated to this purpose to keep on stashed at home for easy, quick no-appointment-needed trims.
How to: Fix a Shattered Powder Compact
If you’ve dropped your favorite eye shadow, pressed powder, or blush, don’t despair! Drip a couple of drops of saline solution (or any other sterile eye drops) and mush it up with a butter knife. Let it set for about 30 minutes and it’ll be looking like new in no time.
How to: Deal with Chapped Lips
If you are out and find yourself with unbearably chapped lips and no balm, don’t despair! Resist the urge to lick your lips, which will only make it worse. Reach for a tea bag and dip it in water. You don’t actually need to brew tea but just get the bag wet. Any type of tea will work for this. Just wet it and glide it over your lips for instant relief.
How to: Do Eyeliner and Nail art
Transparent tape is great for any time that you need to create a straight line. Want to do a cat eye? Put a piece of tape alongside your eye at an upward angle to create a perfect line. Want a geometric manicure? Put down some tape and polish alongside it.