8 Quick Beauty Fixes

For a girl who’s always on the move, it’s tricky to take the best care of yourself and always find the time to cleanse, tone, exfoliate, pluck and what not. We give you some simple and quick beauty tips and shortcuts that will save you time and still help you look fab before running out of the door.

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Dry your nail polish
The fastest way to dry your nails is to dunk it in ice cold water. Allow your nail paint to air-dry for a couple of minutes before submerging them in a bowl of ice and water which freeze-dries the nail polish. Keep them in for about 3 minutes for the polish to harden completely.

Tame the Frizz
When the humidity gets to our hair and causes it to frizz, the simplest way to fix it is with hairspray. Spritz some on your brush and run it through your hair from root to tip to help defrizz as well as add some bounce to your mane.

Long-lasting lip colour
Before applying your lipstick, use a bit of foundation on your lips. This will help the lip colour stay on all day and save you the time of touch-ups every few hours.

Multiple uses of Vaseline
You should always have a small jar of Vaseline handy. Keep it stashed in your purse, it’s a beauty blessing which could come in use at any time. Use a dab on a zit to reduce redness, it can work as a mascara to thicken and add some sparkle to your lashes and you can even use it as a moisturizing lip gloss.

Get Rid of Puffy Eyes
Alcohol, salty food and late nights tend to cause puffy eyes, especially if you have an early morning. The quickest way to depuff your eyes is to take a bag of frozen foods or vegetables, wrap it in a towel and place it over your eyes for 10 minutes. Another method is to soak tea bags in water and place them on each eye for a few minutes to reduce swollenness.

Get Rid of Unwanted Tans
Citric acid lightens the skin naturally as well as works as an exfoliator. The simplest way to lighten a tan is to soak cotton balls in lemon juice (do not dilute it with water) and run it over the tanned areas.

Conceal Stray Greys
Even if you’re blessed with good genes and haven’t begun greying, at some point you will have a few stray strands that turn grey. If you don’t think a few grey strands are worth the damage caused by colour, here is an easy, quick fix. Just whip out your mascara and use it on those strands to conceal the grey, no one would ever know!

Tackle Greasy Hair
When you haven’t had the time to wash your hair, the best way to get rid of greasiness is to use baby powder as a make-shift dry shampoo. Apply to your roots to sap up the oil and dirt.

 

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