One of my favorite things is learning new beauty hacks! Every time I learn something new, I’m amazed. (It doesn’t take much to amaze me.)
- Add drops of contact solution to your mascara to make it last longer. I know it sounds strange, and I’m honestly not sure how it works, but if you add 3-4 drops when your mascara starts to dry out, it rejuvenates it and magically, your mascara’s life is extended for a couple more weeks or so.
- Use conditioner as shaving cream. Once I learned this I never turned back. Shaving cream is so expensive and this girl will do just about anything to save some mula. (Well, maybe not anything.) I buy Suave Coconut Conditioner because it’s inexpensive and the bottle lasts forever! It works because it softens the hair, making the shave nice and close and leaving your skin pretty soft too!
- Use a kabuki brush for applying self tanning mousse to your feet and hands. Guys, this is something I can honestly say I came up with myself. Tanning mitts are SO hard to use on the crevices of your body. (Is crevices the right word for fingers and toes? That makes them sound kinda gross haha) So, I bought a cheap ELF kabuki brush from good ole Target and just apply the tanning mousse in a circular motion all over my hands and feet. It’s a game changer for stark white girls like me who really can’t afford to miss a spot.
- Use dry shampoo BEFORE your hair is greasy. This is one that I wish I had learned years ago. You probably know about how long it takes before your hair starts getting greasy. Mine is day 2, which really sucks. So, I just add some dry shampoo the night before, and to my amazement (once again, it doesn’t ever take much) it’s not greasy the next morning.
- Hold a cotton pad with toner or micellar water on your zits. I swear by this technique, especially if you are prone to dry skin and don’t like using salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. I wet the cotton pad and then put pressure on the zit. I do this in the morning and at night and it goes away within a couple of days, without leaving a dry spot.