Life Hacks

Many ‘beauty tip’ pieces are really just glorified product endorsements. Here are some real tips for improving your life without spending a dime:

1. Toothpaste on a zit – if you have a big, nasty zit, putting a little toothpaste on it will make it go away quickly.

2. Rubbing Alcohol on a bug bite – the best, fastest, and most effective way to start the healing process on a mosquito bite is to use a cotton ball to apply rubbing alcohol. Deodorant will also help with the itch.

3. Lip balm on a paper-cut – or if your hands begin to crack in the winter. No more stinging and it’ll seal the cut up!

4. Blush – way more important a make up item than most people think, just a little cheap blush goes a long way to making you look healthy.

5. Spaghetti to light a candle – you can use a long piece of dried spaghetti like a match to light the candles you can’t seem to reach in to any more without burning your fingers.

6. Use your hair straightener to iron your collar – be careful if you’re already wearing the shirt, but it works! (Don’t do this while you’re wearing the shirt.)

7. Use a spoon to do your mascara – hold a spoon behind your eyelashes while you put mascara on to prevent getting mascara on your eyelid.

8. Hot water, lemon, and honey – the best thing for a sore throat. A shot of scotch on the side doesn’t hurt as long as you don’t have to sing.

9. Speaking of honey – it’s good for a lot of things. Eating a tablespoon before you work out will actually make you a better athlete.

10. Drinking water – everyone knows this, but the more water you drink, the better you’ll feel and the better your skin will look.

And as a bonus, at the end of the day, you might want to Google how to make a brownie in a mug and have a quick and delicious dessert. Yum.

Sources:

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/makeup-articles/makeup-tricks-every-woman-should-know

http://twistedsifter.com/2013/01/50-life-hacks-to-simplify-your-world/

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/honey-heightens-athletic/

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