Sometimes we struggle with products and throw others out for the lack of knowledge on how we could use them alternatively. This is where hacks come in handy. These are quick ways to help you save up on time, cut down cost, and even space. Instead of filling up drawers with bottles full of products and babysitting them till they expire here’s how you can use them to make your life easier. The following are life changing hacks every woman should know about.
You probably have a bottle of conditioner you don’t use. On the other hand, you could be using it, but not aware that the same conditioner could be used for other purposes. For instance, as a shaving cream. So if you ever run out of baby oil or shaving cream, use hair conditioner, it will do the trick. This hack could also be used by men too. Another good replica is coconut oil. Perks: coconut oil has antibacterial properties, it is affordable and most importantly versatile. You won’t regret this.
This was the most ridiculous hack I have ever tried, but it worked wonders. A disclaimer; this hack is meant for lazy times when you can’t afford to follow the five steps of night skincare routine. All you need is baby shampoo, which you can get from the supermarket or at home if you have a baby.
Mix 2 tablespoons of the baby shampoo with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, then add water. Add this mixture in a jar full of cotton pad and voila, you have your make up remover set for those times you can’t help but want to pass out. Unlike hair shampoo, baby shampoo is not harsh on your skin which is the reason why it is recommended for babies.
You’ve probably bought pallets of eye shadows that do not seem to give that pigmentation on your skin as they appear on the kit. To counter this dab a small amount of baby oil/ lip balm on your eyelids then apply the eye shadow.
Use this hack, especially when you’re wearing shiny eyeshadow or going out at night. The light reflects beautifully on the eyeshadow enhancing how luminous your makeup looks.
Are you obsessed with having glowing skin? Having that glow from your cheekbones to your neckline; your shoulders to your arms? Rihanna is. To make body lava add your shiny eyeshadow (preferably gold) to your cream lotion, then use the mixture anytime you want to appear like you just received a Midas touch. Mixing highlighter or any shimmer powder with baby oil, grapeseed oil or almond oil does the trick too.
Our lips tend to dry sometimes from the use of matte lipsticks, lip products that are not moisturizing or even the weather. When it is windy, hot or we get exposed to dry air for too long, such conditions can prompt us to lick our lips, which only add to the dryness hence chapped lips.
To address this problem; add a teaspoon of honey, olive oil and sugar to a bowl, mix to a paste then rub the mixture on your lips to exfoliate. Alternatively, you could brush your lips using your toothbrush, but don’t forget to apply a moisturizing lip balm or baby oil afterwards.
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