Wacky Beauty Tips That Work

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  1. Wacky Beauty Tips That Work

    Wacky Beauty Tips That Work

    1) Powder Your Roots
    If your hairline starts to look greasy, dig up a big, fluffy makeup brush, and dip it into a pot of loose powder. Tap it once on the back of your hand to remove the excess, then dust it over your roots. It mops up oil and blends into your strands, so no one will know you didn't shower.

    2) Scent Strands with Perfume
    Spray a light shot of fragrance into your brush's bristles. Run it through strands from roots to ends and your hair will smell amazing throughout the day.

    3) Cure Calluses with Vaseline
    Slather on the petroleum jelly, and put on socks before bed to dissolve tough calluses overnight.

    4) Spot-Treat Smudges
    Dip a cotton swab in eye-makeup remover, and trace it along your lids to erase any slipups or goofs when there's no time to redo your whole look.

    5) Fix a Flushed Face
    If you turn red and stay that way after exercising (like seriously red for hours, even though you're healthy and hydrated), take an antihistamine like Benadryl when you leave the gym to reduce redness.


    6) Soften Your Bod with Avocado
    Take a ripe avocado, remove the pit and skin, and mash it up in a bowl. Slather it all over your body, let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse off. Your skin will be sooo soft — avocado is a natural moisturizer.

    7) Super-Glue a Nail
    Instead of tearing off your nail when it breaks, put a tiny dab of Super Glue over the split, and paint a generous layer of your favorite nail polish shade over it. Go for an opaque option (like red, purple, or coral) to camouflage and seal the crack.

    8) Use Makeup Remover on Stubborn Lipstick
    Don't try to rub off red lipstick (which makes it smear across your mouth — not so sexy). Instead, take a cotton ball or tissue, dip it in makeup remover, and just dab to erase the dark stain fast.

    9) Tame Brows with Eye Cream
    Pat any kind of rich eye cream over brows to help keep them hydrated and banish those icky white specks that look like dandruff.

    10) Buff with Baking Soda
    If you find yourself streaking (not glowing) after applying self-tanner, put some baking soda on a loofah, and scrub away the stripes.

    11) Brush on Hair Spray
    For the final step of your blow-dry, spray hair spray onto your brush, and run it through strands from roots to tips. This way, your 'do isn't plastered and stiff but still holds volume and shine.


    12) Boost Body Lotion with Baby Oil
    If you're craving shiny legs that aren't greasy, blend a drop of baby oil into your normal body lotion for extra luster.

    13) Dab Essential Oil on a Hangnail
    Put on apricot oil, the kind found in health-food stores, to protect cuticles from turning rough and raggedy.

    14) Quell a Cold Sore with Cream
    When a cold sore is coming on, dab a bit of thick moisturizer, like Aquaphor, over it to prevent it from getting worse.

    15) Freeze Your Eyeliner
    If the tip of your eyeliner pencil crumbles and smears on your lids, store the liner in the freezer for 15 minutes before use so the tip is firm and goes across your skin smoothly.

    16) Use Toothpaste on a Zit
    Use just a pea-size amount. Let sit for 15 minutes to absorb the oil so the pimple won't get more clogged, then wash off.

    17) Heat Up Your Curler
    If you have stick-straight lashes, try blasting your metal eyelash curler with a hair dryer for a couple of seconds to heat it up so your lashes bend more easily. And use a waterproof mascara. The formula dries faster than other mascaras, so it sets the curl more effectively.


    18) Use Soap Without Water
    You know those fancy bars that are actually too pretty to use? Toss them in your underwear or tee-shirt drawers to make your skin smell delicious.

    19) Groom Brows with a Toothbrush
    Mist an (unused!) toothbrush or eyebrow comb with hair spray to help flatten and tame unruly brows.

    20) Put Diaper-Rash Cream on Dry Spots
    Slather on a thick layer of diaper-rash cream to heal cracked elbows and feet.

    21) Lubricate Your Lashes
    An easy way to draw attention to your eyes without putting on a pile of makeup is to comb petroleum jelly lightly through the tips of eyelashes to get a sexy, subtle sparkle.

    22) Steamroll Flyaways
    Spray on hair spray, then roll the can over your strands. The round bottle fits the curved shape of your head, locks in the spray, and flattens out frizz.

    23) Spike Lotion with Bronzer
    If you don't have time to book a self-tanning session, mix a few pumps of body bronzer with regular hand lotion and pat it on your legs for a gradual dose of sexy, beachy color.

    24) Air-Dry Your Curls
    Let your hair dry indoors before going out in the cold. The curls will be really bouncy and piecey-perfect.

    25) Press a Tea Bag on Splotches
    If your skin is sensitive or just looking irritated and puffy for some reason, steep a bag of green tea for a minute or two, let it cool down, and dab it over your face. The antioxidants in the tea take down inflammation.


    26) Shave with Conditioner
    Ran out of shaving cream? Do double duty by coating your stems with a thick hair conditioner. It softens the hair so it's easier to shave off and makes legs feel amazingly silky.

    27) Amp Shine with Vinegar
    Mix one part vinegar with four parts carbonated water, and soak dry hair. Leave on for 15 minutes before you shampoo to lock in shine and combat dullness.

    28) Exfoliate Your Pits
    If your underarms start to look dry and flaky, an easy trick is to exfoliate them with a gentle face scrub to keep that skin pretty when going sleeveless.

    29) Customize Your Body Lotion
    Instead of shelling out for an expensive perfumed body product, you can make your own by pouring a few drops of fragrance into any scent-free lotion. Rub it on — the scent will last for hours.

    30) "Brush" with Mouthwash
    If you're too wiped out after a late night of partying to clean your teeth, rinse with water and mouthwash, then use a dry toothbrush on the area where your teeth hit your gums.

    31) Make an Egg-White Mask
    To revive tired, dull skin without hitting the spa table, try this: Crack open an egg in a bowl, separate the yolk, and use the egg whites to make a face mask. The proteins help to heal and restore skin's moisture. Leave it on for five minutes, then rinse off.

    32) Dry Sensitive Skin with T.P.
    Instead of drying your face with a scratchy towel, pat with toilet paper — it's ultrasoft on delicate skin (and bums!).

     
  2. Some great ideas Dusty; thanks!
     
  3. Your welcome .... I thought there were some good ones there.:)
     
  4. Also:

    Pour Olive Oil In Your Hair To Make It Soft
    If you have problems with dry hair that has trouble holding moisture, either buy an all natural olive oil shampoo (The Body Shop carries this) or get a bottle of regular olive oil from your kitchen. Pour it onto your hands and rub it into your hair gently, then let it sit for about one to five minutes and rinse.:D
     
  5. Omigosh! I'm gonna do all of these - I'm gonna be SO pretty! :D:D:D

    :eek:

    :p

    :D
     
  6. I think I have done probably most of that list at one time or another in my life. :D Plus more! Some of them didn't work very well for me.

    Other things you can put in your hair..... eggs, beer, mayo, lemon juice, (Dusty and Nearer already mentioned the vinegar and oil)....anyone hungry yet? You can even use Listerine to treat dandruff.
     
  7. Don't forget to stand in front of the mirror afterwards and sing "I feel pretty! Oh so pretty!...... " :D

    Actually, you reminded me of the movie with Mel Gibson (What Women Want).
     
  8. lol! What did you do to me!? *Has water and vinegar in his hair cause he couldn't find any olive oil.*

    What? My hair is always dry...

    Hey if this works, I'm doing it all the time. :D
     
  9. You are just a wealth of information , little one. I love it .....:D:D:D:):)
     
  10. No , no Mark .... You did not read it properly . The vinigar is for shine not dryness. My mom used to rinse my hair with vinegar years ago and now all these old remedies are coming back. Mind you ,you will smell like a salad for a while...... He he .

    I don't think I would use avacado for my elbows and knees though as I love to eat avocado and would be tempted to lick it off.
     
  11. Now I am imagining you trying to lick your elbows. :p I've only known one person who could do that.
     
  12. *Can't lick his elbow*

    Bet you can't lick your lips! :eek:

    Oh well I needed some of that too. But mostly I need a haircut.
     
  13. Yeah, hee hee. It works well. I have thick hair that needs a lot of moisture, so I buy a lot of the nicer products that have olive oil and I am investing in some natural, organic ones made with olive oil.

    Olive oil helps me a lot because if my scalp is dry I have dandruff problems, and because I have sensitive skin, I can't use a lot of the stronger dandruff products because I get sores and it just makes it worse. But the olive oil softens my hair, makes it easier for me to handle it, and keeps my scalp hydrated. ;)

    P.S. -You have to use soap or shampoo/conditioner to get the excess oil out of your hair. It'll leave the tresses greasy, especially if you have fine hair that doesn't hold to well with heavy liquids like the oil and vinegar.

    ALSO: Pour some oil on your body, ALL over it. You know it makes your skin AND nails so soft...wow. Just make sure to wash off THOROUGHLY. :)
     
  14. Awwww..... I can imagine you are already and I have never seen you..... He he:)
     
  15. :D:D

    Hey I'm curious now - what would happen if I put egg-white on my face and then sun-bathed for a while? :p:D
     
  16. Hmmmm ..... well you would look like you have egg on your face...... He he . And it might remain .... Ha ha And then what would you do ?

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  17. That egg is thinking: ...don't hate me because I'm beautiful!:p
     
  18. No...that egg deserves to be eatens:p:D
     
  19. Wacky Beauty Tips That Work

    1) Powder Your Roots - Roots? What Roots? I'm bald... remember? :eek:
    If your hairline starts to look greasy, dig up a big, fluffy makeup brush, and dip it into a pot of loose powder. Tap it once on the back of your hand to remove the excess, then dust it over your roots. It mops up oil and blends into your strands, so no one will know you didn't shower.

    2) Scent Strands with Perfume - I haven’t owned a brush since 1983.
    Spray a light shot of fragrance into your brush's bristles. Run it through strands from roots to ends and your hair will smell amazing throughout the day.

    3) Cure Calluses with Vaseline - Calluses are manly. I’m keeping mine.
    Slather on the petroleum jelly, and put on socks before bed to dissolve tough calluses overnight.

    4) Spot-Treat Smudges - I never slip up or goof.
    Dip a cotton swab in eye-makeup remover, and trace it along your lids to erase any slipups or goofs when there's no time to redo your whole look.

    5) Fix a Flushed Face - I tell people I just saw a streaker and it embarrassed me. :eek:
    If you turn red and stay that way after exercising (like seriously red for hours, even though you're healthy and hydrated), take an antihistamine like Benadryl when you leave the gym to reduce redness.

    6) Soften Your Bod with Avocado - Don’t like that, it stains the hair on my back.
    Take a ripe avocado, remove the pit and skin, and mash it up in a bowl. Slather it all over your body, let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse off. Your skin will be sooo soft — avocado is a natural moisturizer.

    7) Super-Glue a Nail - Short all the time… no problems. :cool:
    Instead of tearing off your nail when it breaks, put a tiny dab of Super Glue over the split, and paint a generous layer of your favorite nail polish shade over it. Go for an opaque option (like red, purple, or coral) to camouflage and seal the crack.

    8) Use Makeup Remover on Stubborn Lipstick - I just tear off the collar and rip off the sleeves.
    Don't try to rub off red lipstick (which makes it smear across your mouth — not so sexy). Instead, take a cotton ball or tissue, dip it in makeup remover, and just dab to erase the dark stain fast.

    9) Tame Brows with Eye Cream - Brows? There’s more than one? :confused:
    Pat any kind of rich eye cream over brows to help keep them hydrated and banish those icky white specks that look like dandruff.

    10) Buff with Baking Soda - I haven’t streaked since I was a teenager.
    If you find yourself streaking (not glowing) after applying self-tanner, put some baking soda on a loofah, and scrub away the stripes.

    11) Brush on Hair Spray - See #1 above. :rolleyes:
    For the final step of your blow-dry, spray hair spray onto your brush, and run it through strands from roots to tips. This way, your 'do isn't plastered and stiff but still holds volume and shine.

    12) Boost Body Lotion with Baby Oil - Now this one I like. I’ve got great legs. :D
    If you're craving shiny legs that aren't greasy, blend a drop of baby oil into your normal body lotion for extra luster.

    13) Dab Essential Oil on a Hangnail - Duct tape works well too.
    Put on apricot oil, the kind found in health-food stores, to protect cuticles from turning rough and raggedy.

    14) Quell a Cold Sore with Cream - A beard and mustache work well as a cover up.
    When a cold sore is coming on, dab a bit of thick moisturizer, like Aquaphor, over it to prevent it from getting worse.

    15) Freeze Your Eyeliner - A touch up pencil for woodwork from Menards will do the trick. Many different colors to choose from… dark oak, mahogany, fruitwood, you name it.
    If the tip of your eyeliner pencil crumbles and smears on your lids, store the liner in the freezer for 15 minutes before use so the tip is firm and goes across your skin smoothly.

    16) Use Toothpaste on a Zit - I’m not putting toothpaste on my back side!!! :eek:
    Use just a pea-size amount. Let sit for 15 minutes to absorb the oil so the pimple won't get more clogged, then wash off.

    17) Heat Up Your Curler - 90 mph on the bike and I just lift my shades for a second works.
    If you have stick-straight lashes, try blasting your metal eyelash curler with a hair dryer for a couple of seconds to heat it up so your lashes bend more easily. And use a waterproof mascara. The formula dries faster than other mascaras, so it sets the curl more effectively.

    18) Use Soap Without Water - I double up my dresser drawers as my snack drawer too. Cool Ranch Doritos are a nice fragrance.
    You know those fancy bars that are actually too pretty to use? Toss them in your underwear or tee-shirt drawers to make your skin smell delicious.

    19) Groom Brows with a Toothbrush - Again with the plural? I’m telling you… there’s just one.
    Mist an (unused!) toothbrush or eyebrow comb with hair spray to help flatten and tame unruly brows.

    20) Put Diaper-Rash Cream on Dry Spots - I use that for my zits. :p
    Slather on a thick layer of diaper-rash cream to heal cracked elbows and feet.

    21) Lubricate Your Lashes - Or you can crawl under the car with an oil leak and get some petroleum.
    An easy way to draw attention to your eyes without putting on a pile of makeup is to comb petroleum jelly lightly through the tips of eyelashes to get a sexy, subtle sparkle.

    22) Steamroll Flyaways - No frizz here, (see #1 again)
    Spray on hair spray, then roll the can over your strands. The round bottle fits the curved shape of your head, locks in the spray, and flattens out frizz.

    23) Spike Lotion with Bronzer - Don’t need it. I told you… I have great legs. :D
    If you don't have time to book a self-tanning session, mix a few pumps of body bronzer with regular hand lotion and pat it on your legs for a gradual dose of sexy, beachy color.

    24) Air-Dry Your Curls - #1 again. :rolleyes:
    Let your hair dry indoors before going out in the cold. The curls will be really bouncy and piecey-perfect.

    25) Press a Tea Bag on Splotches - Let it cool down? Why didn’t anyone tell me earlier? :eek:
    If your skin is sensitive or just looking irritated and puffy for some reason, steep a bag of green tea for a minute or two, let it cool down, and dab it over your face. The antioxidants in the tea take down inflammation.

    26) Shave with Conditioner - I might just try this. (did I mention I have great legs?) :D
    Ran out of shaving cream? Do double duty by coating your stems with a thick hair conditioner. It softens the hair so it's easier to shave off and makes legs feel amazingly silky.

    27) Amp Shine with Vinegar - I’m not wasting a good beverage for that.
    Mix one part vinegar with four parts carbonated water, and soak dry hair. Leave on for 15 minutes before you shampoo to lock in shine and combat dullness.

    28) Exfoliate Your Pits - Sorry, but I just don’t care what my pits look like.
    If your underarms start to look dry and flaky, an easy trick is to exfoliate them with a gentle face scrub to keep that skin pretty when going sleeveless.

    29) Customize Your Body Lotion - Hey hunters!!! Try some deer sent with this one. :p
    Instead of shelling out for an expensive perfumed body product, you can make your own by pouring a few drops of fragrance into any scent-free lotion. Rub it on — the scent will last for hours.

    30) "Brush" with Mouthwash - If it’s after 10 pm, I’ll be too tired to do that as well.
    If you're too wiped out after a late night of partying to clean your teeth, rinse with water and mouthwash, then use a dry toothbrush on the area where your teeth hit your gums.

    31) Make an Egg-White Mask - Will this work for the zits? :confused:
    To revive tired, dull skin without hitting the spa table, try this: Crack open an egg in a bowl, separate the yolk, and use the egg whites to make a face mask. The proteins help to heal and restore skin's moisture. Leave it on for five minutes, then rinse off.

    32) Dry Sensitive Skin with T.P. - Sorry, all I have are old phone books. Will they work? :eek:
    Instead of drying your face with a scratchy towel, pat with toilet paper — it's ultrasoft on delicate skin (and bums!).
     
  20. I loved your commentary, WhoAmI. :D
     

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