19 Life Hacks for Your Beauty Routine

19 Life Hacks for Your Beauty Routine

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We love little, life-saving tricks that make our beauty routine that much easier. And because we know you do, too, we bring you the best life hacks for your beauty routine. 

 

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1. Nail polish bottle dried shut? Secure a rubber band around the cap to help you get a better grip while twisting it open.

 

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2. Use your straightening iron to press collars and shirt cuffs without having to drag out the ironing board.

 

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3. Ran out of shaving cream? Hair conditioner will work in a pinch. It gives skin a similar slippery feel and leaves legs super soft.

 

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4. Clip a bobby pin on a tube of toothpaste, lotion or sunscreen to help squeeze all the product out of a tube.

 

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5. To avoid running late in the morning, make a playlist that runs exactly as long as you have to get out the door. Challenge yourself to finish by the last song.

 

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6. Paint a bobby pin with nail polish to create an instant statement hair accessory.

 

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7. If you need to add a key to your key ring but don’t want to chip your nail polish, use a staple remover to hold it open.

 

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8. Use antiperspirant on your feet to prevent blisters. Just swipe a bit on where your shoe rubs your foot. This will help reduce friction and keep the area dry.

 

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9. To fix a broken lipstick, use a lighter to heat up the part that’s still in the tube, then press the broken end back on top. Heat up the seam with your lighter to make a seal. Let the lipstick cool in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes.
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10. Need your nails to dry fast? Submerge just-painted nails into cold water for a few minutes. When you remove your fingertips, the polish will be dry.

 

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11. Repurpose an empty candle container as a makeup brush holder.

 

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12. Spray perfume onto your hairbrush to leave your locks with a light but lovely scent.

 

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13. For the perfect French manicure, wrap a rubber band around your nail as a guide.

 

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14. A vintage beauty trick: use soda cans as rollers to create big, luscious waves.
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15. Use an index or business card as a shield for your mascara. You’ll be able to apply mascara right up to the root without getting any on your lids.

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16. To make eye liner pencil go on more smoothly, hold a lighter under the tip for a few seconds. The heat will melt the product slightly for a softer consistency.

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17. Spray bobby pins with hairspray or dry shampoo to give them more grip in your hair.

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18. Create your own lip palette by scooping lipstick out of the tube and putting it into a pill container with multiple compartments or empty eyeshadow palette. Heat the lipstick in a spoon held over a candle to melt it a bit, which makes it easier to shape.

 

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19. If you have a sparkly eye shadow shade you never wear because it’s just too bold, crush it up and mix it with clear nail polish to create a one of a kind manicure.