What is a hack?

“A clever solution to a tricky problem”

When it comes to beauty I am sure we all have a few tricks up our sleeve. There are some tips I literally couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of myself! A well-mastered hack can help you escape from some beauty nightmares; it could be the difference of going out that night or staying in due to a make up disaster.

I was introduced to some of these hacks through women in my family and friends, the great thing is that all hacks are generic, so every woman, no matter your age, location, or make up skill – can do it.

So, bye bye to anything that would otherwise try and stop you from looking fabulous on your way out!

Here are my top 5:

  • Beauty Hack #1: Shaving cream swap.

That annoying moment when you’ve got a night nicely planned, you’re about to shave then….you realize you have no shaving cream?!!!
Well, all hope is not lost, simply swap it with your hair conditioner—it’s filled with hydrating ingredients and will help you get a close, smooth shave. 

  • Beauty Hack #2: Sticky Bobby Pins.

Trying to keep your hair in place? For those with curly hair this is generally not a problem, but for relaxed hair or straight extensions bobby pins slipping and sliding all over the place can be rather irritating. To solve this issue, you can place them on a paper towel and give them a quick spritz of hairspray—you’ve now turn them into “sticky pins” which will stay in your hair much better.

  • Beauty Hack #3: Say no to mascara on your eyelids.

A very handy way to avoid mascara smudges around your eyes is by holding up a business card behind your lashes as you apply. This works well even with your lower lashes! So ladies, no more excuses, we do not want to see mascara traces all around your eyes lol

  • Beauty Hack #4: DIY Lip Scrub.

I think we will all agree that for lipstick to look great, it makes life a lot easier when the base is smooth. I am an advocate for smooth lips; it’s vital we exfoliate our lips! If you can’t find an actual lip-exfoliating product, not to worry, you can create your own lip scrub by combining sugar with coconut or olive oil and gently rubbing over your lips. Simple! Your pout will feel softer and smoother, instantly.

  • Beauty Hack #5: Soften Feet Overnight.

Even with regular pedicures a long night in the highest of heels can still take a toll on the softness of your feet.
If your feet are feeling hard and dry, all you need to do is rub a generous amount of Vaseline over them before bed and put on a pair of socks. By the morning, you’ll wake up to baby-soft soles. (I do this quite often!)

These have all been tried and tested by myself, but I would still love to hear from you.

Do you have any interesting beauty hacks to share? Which one of my top 5 are your favorite. We would love to hear from you!

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Mwah x

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