Beauty tricks and Tips

on Sep 14, 2010 @ 05:49 pm

I love new tips and wondering if anyone would like to share some secret tips they do.A few of mine are:
1)-I mix a little of my favorite face cream with my foundation makes it lasts longer and also is good moisture for the face.
2)-I rub Tea Tree Oil on my fingernails it makes them stronger.
3)-I like to spritz a dryer sheet with my favorite perfume it makes my clothes smell wonderful coming out of the dryer.
4)-To boiling water add rosemary and then let cool,strain and save the water  to pour over your hair or in a spritz bottle spritzed on your hair it deeps cleans and removes buildup also controls frizzes.
5)-my nail polish bottle were always stuck!So I started applying a  thin layer of Vaseline inside the lid
6)-Make your own pefume/room sprays. In a spray bottle add distilled  water,some grain alcohol  and your essential oils.I have created some really unique one of a kind scents mixing up different Essential Oils together.

Would love to hear some other tips!


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Awesome! on Sep 15, 2010 @ 10:27 am

Those sound like amazing tips, I'll definitely try them when I get home tonight! Thanks for sharing.

One of mine is to use lemon juice (freshly squeezed or bottled) on my scalp for those unfortunate time periods between seasons when your scalp decides to flake. Just rinse your hair first, pour some on, concentrating on problem areas, and leave it on for a bit. Follow your regular hair routine afterwards. It works wonders!

I wet my eyeshadow brushes sometimes before I dip it into the shadow. It makes the color more vibrant during application.

I'll let you know when I think of or discover more!


ooh on Sep 15, 2010 @ 03:18 pm

I'm totally going to try tip #4, thanks for sharing Bren581!

I've heard that olive oil is amazing for your hair too, and I've been meaning to try that too! While I'm on the subject of hair, taking Fish or Krill oil supplements is great for strengthening hair and nails (and has lots of other nutritional benefits too)!

Lemon on Sep 16, 2010 @ 04:02 am

You can also use lemon juice to get rid of dark marks and scars.

counter solutions on Sep 20, 2010 @ 11:37 pm

Great ideas Bren581!

I've made my own linen sprays using the same method but using vodka to emulsify the oils. Some tips for use are to use a some in the dryer, some when you are ironing, and some on your pillows. Just be careful if you've added a lot of oils! If you use rose or lavender oils, the mix can be used directly on skin so it would be like a spritzer.

Some of my ideas:
- to get rid of peeling skin or dull skin between seasons, I will switch to using my 10%AHA body moisturizer on my face. Do it every second night if your skin is sensitive (mine isn't) and it acts like a light peel. (Don't forget your sunblock after for protection!)
- I apply powder under my eyes to set make-up and avoid the little crease lines liquid make-up will give. I apply it with a eye-shadow brush bought for that purpose.
- Tweezing... Tweezerman slant tip... they guarantee the instrument for life. And I've had to put their guarantee to the test. They passed with flying colours!
- I check for eye-make-up remover with panthenol .... so I condition my lashes as I take off mascara. Less breakage. Oh - and I remove my eye make-up with Q-tips so I don't rub the area and stretch the thin skin. I don't want to age the area.

Sorry - these aren't 'natural solutions' but they are tricks.

Great Tips on Sep 21, 2010 @ 01:01 pm

@tashcat-Thats exactly what I meant I love Beauty tricks and natural remedies these are great thanks!BTW-When I make Body Sprays,Room Sprays or Linen Sprays for the grain alcohol for emulsifying I also use vodka it works great and is a cheaper solution(just not my Stolichnaya!!!)thanks for the tips everyone love this kinda stuff.

Ali de Bold
My tips on Sep 21, 2010 @ 01:30 pm

Love the dryer sheet tip. I'm totally going to try that! I'm also intrigued by the rosemary water idea. I use that to steam my face but I'd love to try it with hair.

The most important tips I think make all the difference:

- Get your eyebrows threaded with someone you trust or who has been highly recommended. Makes all the difference having tidy yet natural looking brows as it is the frame for your face.

- Bleach your teeth with a kit from the Dentist or laser if you can afford/stand it. I have yet to meet a whitening toothpaste that makes a noticeable difference.

- Wax that 'stash. Stray hairs on the upper lip will detract from even the most perfect lipstick application. It's embarrassing to talk about but most of us have a little bid'ness we need to take care of every now and then. ;)

- Even out redness or spots on your face with a bit of concealer or a light foundation.

Those are the basics. Everything else is gravy.

Tweezerman on Sep 21, 2010 @ 10:06 pm

I've been looking for another reliable tweezer. I have one pair from a long time ago and it's wearing down but I've yet to find another that is as good as that one. The thing is it's from so long ago I don't know what brand it is, just that I got it from the CNE. Where can you buy these Tweezerman slant tip tweezers?

Tweezerman and more stuff... on Sep 21, 2010 @ 10:51 pm

I got the full-size ones for about $20 at the Bay and I think you can get them for just under that at Trade Secrets. Lots of colours now. I have red and white.... but then my red ones are 10 yrs old!

FYI - keep your tweezers sharp by not wiping them with cloth. I just dab them with a Q-tip dipped in alcohol. Also keep that little plastic tip-cap.

Baby powder dry shampoo and Grease Stain Remover on Sep 23, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

Bren581 I'm so glad you started this thread, I was thinking of doing the same thing! Great minds and all that! I have a couple of tips I'd like to share with all of you.

Baby Powder Dry Shampoo: For those days you wake up late, sleep thru the alarm, or aren't feeling well but just have to leave the house, this is for you. Apply baby powder sparingly along your part and anywhere you feel your hair looks a bit oily. Work it in well then work at getting it dispersed and out of the hair. If you notice some static, apply a little water and blow dry on low. Your hair should hold up pretty well for the day (gives it back body and bounce) and the oil will be absorbed. And you will smell quite pleasantly of baby powder!


Baby Powder Grease Stain Remover: I came across this tip quite by accident when my husband came to me with his golf shirt ruined with a grease stain. He asked if there was anything I could do to fix it. I started to think about the baby powder and how it absorbs the hair oils so I just gave it a shot with his shirt. And it worked! We sprinkled the stain liberally with powder on both the top and the underside and used a brush to really work the powder in. After a couple of tries, the stain began to disappear. Pretty soon, you couldn't tell where the stain was on the shirt anymore. We tried it again on a t-shirt he had (he can be a messy eater!) and once again it worked. Just think of all the dresses, t-shirts, ties, and dress shirts that get stained with salad dressing when a piece of lettuce accidentally ends up in your lap. Now I have a "secret weapon" to use against those stains and I don't have to despair. I hope this tip works as well for you as it has for me!

Thanks for the previous tips, going to write them down in my tips book. :-)

More for flakes and a little for nails polish on Sep 23, 2010 @ 03:13 pm

I am totally trying the lemon juice trick!

In the meantime, for those pesky flaky scalp problems, I use a cotton swab moistened with baby oil to scrub off the flakes. That way I can get rid of them and the skin underneath is moisturized instead of scraped and left raw. It's a bit of work, but it gets results and my hair isn't oily afterwards.

Also, I love to paint my own nails but occasionally splurge on a manicure. The last time I splurged, I noticed that my manicurist left the tiniest gap between the polish and the edge of my nail. She didn't put the polish right up against my skin. I've been painting my own nails that way ever since with way less mess!

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