Hacks your routine has been begging for 2k17: Beauty, Tested and Loved <3

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself!”

Hi everyone! How has your weekend been? I am so excited to share this blog post with you guys! Before we get started, I want to thank you lovely people that have supported me this whole time so so much. You have been so kind to me and you inspire me to carry on blogging <3 Today's post (as you can see in the incredibly long title) is going to be about beauty hacks that I have actually tested and definitely recommend. I hope these hacks work for you as they definitely work for me. For some of these hacks, I have alternatives that I have also tested and really really like! Let’s…Go!

1. Toothpaste as a lip scrub
I don’t exactly have an idea how toothpaste works as a lip scrub but it somehow does! So basically, all you need is a tube of colgate toothpaste and a timer. Spread a bit of toothpaste over your lips like a lipgloss and set a timer for 10 seconds. Then, wipe it off with a clean towel. I normally leave it on for 15 seconds but DO NOT keep it on any longer as your lips will become very irritated.

2. Coconut oil as an eye makeup remover
So I was testing this one out yesterday and it really does work! The thing is, you should only use it for your eyes. The reason for this is the fact that an oily face=clogged pores which then equals pimples! I don’t think you get pimples on your eyelids though so it’s fine for your eye makeup!

3. Curl your hair in a ponytail instead
This is a really common one but I thought it be nice to share it anyways. So instead of taking like half an hour to curl your hair, tie it up in a very high ponytail and curl it in a few sections. It still gives you a lovely result and it’s quicker! Or you can plait your hair the night before (making sure it is loose) and tie the ends loosely. This prevents hair damage from the heat of a curler and is safe. If you make it tight, it can damage your hair.

4. Avoid ruining your manicure
To do so, put Vaseline around the edges of your nails before painting them. Then, once the nail varnish has dried, wipe the Vaseline off with a wipe and it should take off any nail varnish that got on it. I do this whenever I paint my nails and trust me, it does work!

5. Cool down sunburn with frozen aloe vera gel
You can cool down/treat your sunburn by freezing aloe vera gel in ice cube trays! There isn’t much to say about that one, but yeah you get the point. Moving on…

6. Give your lashes a better lift
For this one, all you need is an eyelash curler and a hairdryer. Warm your curler up with your hairdryer and it should give a better curl. This is kind of the same with curling your hair – if you apply heat to your hair curler, it will curl better. An alternative is using a lighter to heat up. This one is risky but it will give a better lift. I haven’t tried it and I don’t intend on doing so because it is dangerous and can burn you.

7. Get glittery nail varnish off quick
Because everyone knows it’s a pain getting glittery nail varnish off, before you put it on, put some PVA glue on like nail varnish before your glittery top coat. That way, when your ready to take it off, you can just peel it!

8. Re-use mascara wands
Instead of chucking your mascara wand in the bin with the bottle once it’s empty, why not try keeping the wand as an eyebrow brush/applicator. Recycle guys! Earth day was 2 days ago!

9. Make a lipstick last longer
This may sound silly, but after applying your lipstick, place a tissue on your lips and dust lightly with loose powder. This should make your lipstick last throughout the day and even make it matte. If you apply the powder straight to your lips, it may have a cakey effect.

10. Toilet seat covers as blotting paper?
I haven’t tried this yet (although I said this post is about things I have tried) but I am oddly excited to. If you are out of blotting sheets, use toilet seat covers! Weird, I know. But apparently, they’re are made of similar material and work as well.

Those are the hacks for today guys. I hope you enjoyed and please leave a like and a comment! So I am going to do a lifestyle hacks post (a part 2 of this one) and I’d love to make it a collab. If you would like to collab with me, and you are a blogger, comment down below! The winner will be announced when the post goes up, good luck <3. So, that's it for today. See you lovely lot later and have a lovely day or night, MyGirlBlogger xoxo