#1 – Instant Eye Lift

This quick and easy illusion will give you an instant eye life. To give importance to your arch, make your entire eye area lifted, draw an arch directly above your eyebrow with your favorite highlighter or concealer, and blend with your finger.

#2 – Make It Last

Keep those lips kissable by sealing the deal. After your lipstick is applied, hold a tissue over your lips and apply powder over the tissue. This creates a matte look that make the lipstick last much longer.

#3 – Brighten Your Smile

Mash one ripe strawberry with half a teaspoon of baking soda. Apply the mixture to your teeth and let it sit for 5 minutes rinse then brush usual. Do not repeat it more than once per week.

 #4 – Wrinkles and Dark Spots

Using SPF every day will prevent wrinkles and dark spots, while dark spots correctors can reduce the appearance of marks over time.

#5 – Do Not Exercise With Make Up On

When you work out, be sure to wash your face both before and after you exercise. Leaving makeup on your face while you exercise means that it will mix with your sweat and clog pores, which in turn could create blackheads and acne. So be sure to start and end with clean skin.

 #6 – A Good Solution To Acne Spots

When a pimple comes along and you need to get rid of it before the next day, try a spot treatment like Clinique’s Acne Solutions Spot Healing Gel. It helps minimize the appearance of the spot in just 12 hours.

#7 – Rosewater

Rosewater is both balancing and soothing, making it great for all skin types to even out redness and calm any irritation that may be happening.

#8 – The Golden Rule

To pop a pimple at home, do it the right way. Sterilize your hands and a small needle with rubbing alcohol, then gently puncture the whitehead of the pimple, just enough to break the skin. Using a clean cotton swab, press on either side of the pimple until it’s drained. Cover with a bandage to keep the area clean while it’s healing.

#7 – Green Tea

Green Tea is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, fighting off bacteria and free radicals that can harm your skin. Try to drink at least one cup of green tea a day.

#8 – Prevent Colored Hair From Fading 

To prevent hair color from fading in the summer months, use a conditioning treatment weekly or bi-monthly.

#9 – Make Your Lips Look Pouty

Take a shimmery gloss to the center of your lips, top and bottom – this will attract light to your lips. Or use a touch of glittery

#10 – Take A Pass On Foundation

For the summer months, you don’t want to be caked down in foundation so try a tinted moisturizer instead (BB creams)

#11 – Volume To Your Hair

To add volume to clean or unwashed hair, use a dry shampoo spray

#12 – When To Apply Creams

The best time to apply creams is after the shower, as the skin has been de-oiled and pores are open due to the steam so they absorb the cream more for better results.

 #13 – Oily Hair Conditioning Treatment – recipe from celebrity stylist Robert Hallowell via goodhousekeeping.com

Step 1: Mix together 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, 1/2 of a crushed avocado, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and and 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise.

Step 2: Apply mixture to hair, but not directly onto the scalp. Leave on for 20 minutes.

Step 3: Massage through to scalp and leave on for 5 minutes.

Step 4: Rinse thoroughly for 2 minutes in warm water.

Step 5: Shampoo your hair twice with a deep-cleansing shampoo.

This will work well to keep your hair shiny without looking greasy.

#14 – Create Waves

To wake up with perfect waves, simply shower at night and style your hair before bed. Allow your strands to air dry until they’re damp, and run some light styling crème through with your fingers. Depending on your hair type and what kind of waves you prefer, you can either sleep in braids or twist your hair into buns. Don’t be afraid to experiment! Bed head has never looked so good.

#15 – DIY Cellulite Scrub

½ cup coffee grounds
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup olive oil

Mix ingredients together in large bowl
Apply in a circular motion to targeted areas on the body (approx. 5 min)
Rinse off with warm water
Pat dry with a towel

The caffeine and antioxidants in the coffee grounds stimulate and dilate your blood vessels, which tones and tightens the tissue. The sugar further helps exfoliate and the olive oil gives a big dose of hydration and plumping.

PS: Would love to hear about your little tricks and the results you got from these beauty secrets 🙂

Keep Sparkling,

Vanilla x.