9 Beauty Life Hacks for your 1st World problems!

Monday, June 27, 2016 12 Comments A+ a-

9 Beauty Life Hacks...
for your 1st World problems!





1. Use a body loofah to clean your makeup brushes: I found this one out one day at a hotel I was staying at in Qatar. They gave me so many free body loofahs that I did not know what to do with them. I got a brain spark one day and decided to clean my makeup brushes. Who needs to buy expensive brand name makeup brush cleaners? Any body loofah with some ridges will do. You can use them many times before throwing them away and buying a new one. I personally found this to be the best method in thoroughly cleaning my makeup brushes without breaking the bank! ;-)

2. Use a nail art brush to draw a winged liner and clean nail polish around cuticles: Another brain spark I got in my room one day. I have many nail art brushes in all sizes. One day I was struggling to draw the perfect winged liner with my Maybelline gel. The smallest brush I had was a nail art brush, I decided to give it a try and it worked surprisingly better than any makeup brush. On another occasion I ran out of ear buds to clean off my nail polish on my cuticles. I grabbed a small nail art brush and dipped it into my nail polish remover. It worked amazingly well and I never looked back!

 3. Use a frozen spoon to soothe swollen puffy eyes and decrease under eye bags:  Please tell me I am not the only one who wakes up in the morning looking like a puffy mess! Sometimes I feel like, I look like a blow fish in the mirror (insert ugly cry here) Lol. There is a temporary and cost effective solution to my problem. Pop a spoon a night before into the fridge. The next morning, place the back part of the spoon on your under eye bags or place the front part of the spoon over your eyes. The swollen blood vessels will decrease and your puffy mess will too. Whoop!!!
 
4. Press for time? Use a bronzer on your eyelids and cheeks for a contoured and glowy look: If you need one makeup product in your life when you are stuck on a desert island, that would be bronzer! This nifty compact can be used as an eyeshadow to warm up your eyes on the lids or crease. Use it as a blush or contour to warm up your face and sculpt it. Place it on the sides of your nose for a more chiseled look. Preferably use one with a little bit of shimmer in it to give a lovely glow as an eyeshadow, blush and highlight combo on the face. I love my Sephora bronzer in Seychelles Cruise. It comes with three tones. A dark and light bronzer with petals of pink blush and shimmers in between. It really is so versatile and pretty. Will do a review on it soon.

5. Hair smelling a bit funky? Spray some perfume on your tresses and brush it through: During the midweek slump, you may have no time to wash your hair and have run out of dry shampoo. No problem! Simply spray some of your favourite perfume onto your hair or brush and comb it through. The scent will linger in your hair all day long and lift your mood.

6. Use Vaseline as a base around your nails when painting them to help for a cleaner and easier manicure and rub this miracle product on your eyelashes: Vaseline is one of those holy grail products. I swear you can use it for practically anything. Another reason to buy a tub of Vaseline is for a easy and painless manicure application. Rub it along your cuticles to prevent nail polish spills on the sides of your fingers. You can rub your trusty Vaseline on your clumpy eyelashes to loosen up stubborn waterproof mascara and it can be washed or wiped off easily. You are moisturising your pretty lashes while you do this too. Yay!
 
7. Place dry mascara and eyeliners in a cup of hot water to revive it!: I hate wasting. I will use everything to the last drop unless it is really hazardous to my health. Only then I will throw it away. For all your dried clumped up mascaras and eyeliners, you can give them new life by placing it in a cup of hot water for an  hour or so. Those products will work good as new. Well for the moment. If it cannot be saved rather throw it out. Nobody loves an eye infection ;-D

8. Use your GHD/flat iron to iron your clothes if you are press for time or do not see a actual iron in sight: Ladies, I have done this many times and I am not ashamed to say it. When you travel a lot like I do sometimes a iron meant for clothes is no where insight. Especially when I have been travelling on those long road trips to rural areas for work. I never leave my GHD at home because a girl's hair always need to be on fleek! After I styled my hair to the max I then proceed to iron out my clothes. You know those shirts and tops need ironing because it was rolled up in a little travel bag and thrown in the back of a 4x4 jeep because your guy coworkers couldn't care less how things are packed. Ladies, the straightening iron is your friend!

9. Decant your facial toner into a spray bottle for a no mess and no waste application: I prefer to spray my toners onto my face and wipe it off with a cotton pad. When you pour it on a cotton pad and then wipe your face you really do waste a lot of product. By decanting it in a spray bottle you can use every last drop because you know skin care these days are super expensive. If your toner does not contain alcohol you can use it as a refreshing spray throughout the day too.Whatever rocks your boat!


Thanks for reading Beauties
Much love!
Xxxx

12 comments

Write comments
Bianca Smith
AUTHOR
28 June 2016 at 08:39 delete

You are so funny Diva Desle. You have a great personality. Loved reading this post. I especially love numbers 1,7 and 8. Great tips!! Xxx

Reply
avatar
Saundy
AUTHOR
29 June 2016 at 17:13 delete

Thank you for all these useful tips, Diva Desle. They are very helpful. It's really good to know these things. :)

Reply
avatar
Kim Alston
AUTHOR
29 June 2016 at 17:55 delete

I have got to try that loofa hack with my makeup brushes! I've heard about a flat iron used for ironing clothes, but never tried. So cool! These are really good Desle!
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Reply
avatar
Erica D
AUTHOR
29 June 2016 at 18:44 delete

I'm going to have to try the loofa hack! For hair that is less than fresh I usually opt for a dry shampoo because the high alcohol content in perfume can cause dryness. For dry mascaras a little bit of contact lens solution also helps get them going again. For the straightening iron, how exactly do you use it on clothes? Does it leave marks or burn?

Great post!

Reply
avatar
Diva Desle
AUTHOR
30 June 2016 at 11:21 delete

Thank you so much Bianca for your lovely compliment. I really appreciate it. Lots of love. Xxxxxx

Reply
avatar
Diva Desle
AUTHOR
30 June 2016 at 11:22 delete

Thanks for reading Saundy! Xoxo

Reply
avatar
Diva Desle
AUTHOR
30 June 2016 at 11:22 delete

The Loofah works Kim. It works! ;-)Thanks so much! You are the best. Xxxxxx

Reply
avatar
Diva Desle
AUTHOR
30 June 2016 at 11:26 delete

Hi Erica, the loofah really does work ;-) I prefer dry shampoo too but if you don't have perfume will work for the moment. That is a great tip to put contact lens solution in mascaras. I never buy contact lense solution or any eye solution for that matter because I do not need it. Therefore hot water works perfect for me. Yes, the straightening iron works well too. I slide it on my clothes like I will do with my hair. I do not hold it for long on the fabric. I also do not bend the iron, but keep it in a straight line to avoid unwanted lines. Xxxx

Reply
avatar
Jade
AUTHOR
5 July 2016 at 12:28 delete

Thanks for these lifehacks :)

Reply
avatar
Linda
AUTHOR
8 July 2016 at 06:15 delete

Hahahaa I loved reading this post!! You're SO REAL gal! I love the idea of ironing your clothes with your straight iron!

Reply
avatar
Diva Desle
AUTHOR
20 July 2016 at 12:56 delete

Thanks so much for reading Jade. xxxx

Reply
avatar
Diva Desle
AUTHOR
20 July 2016 at 12:58 delete

Thank you so much LINDA!!! Your comment made me so happy. xoxo

Reply
avatar

Thank you for your comment:-)