I asked the girls at work to send me some of their favorite beauty secrets. Have you tried any of these?
- On days when I lay poolside or at the beach, I squeeze a lemon in my hair to bring out the red highlights I get in the summer. It’s cheap, easy and won’t damage your hair.
- While I’m in the shower, I lather on baby oil while I’m still wet, let it sit for a minute and then dry myself with a new towel. (it makes the towel greasy). It really softens your skin and you smell baby fresh. (The men love this. Speaking from experience)
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil- awesome for taking off makeup because the molecules are too big to seep in your pores so it can’t break you out. It’s also great to put on the ends of your hair.
- If I’m baring all, a little bronzer on the chest and shoulders gives me a subtle glow, especially in the fall and winter months.
- White vinegar is great to use as a final rinse for your hair in the shower if you can stand the smell. It makes it shiny and clean.
- If you’re trying to take off glitter nail polish, dip your fingers or a cotton ball in remover and wrap tinfoil around each nail. Wait for a few minutes, then the glitter comes right off. You don’t have to spend 10 minutes scrubbing each nail
- Daily vitamins! Biotin helps with hair & nail growth, and B-Complex is an all-around vitamin that can help with metabolism!
great eyebrow advice ~
I believe eyebrows make the biggest difference in the way a face can look. I like mine bold, thick and dark – so I use a centimeter-thick make up brush (from Sonia Kashuk) and MAC black eyeshadow to enhance mine.
After I put on my liquid foundation, I immediately work on my eyebrows, because the foundation mixes with the shadow to create a smoother, creamier line. I damp my brush, and in a circular motion, rub it on its side in my pot of black shadow. This way, I cover the entire side of the bristles with shadow – then I use even pressure, starting at the base of the brow and all the way across my eyebrow. Then I even go a little past the end of it. If there is too much excess, I simply use my finger to wipe off – which is made easy thanks to the dampness on my face from my foundation. When I enhance my eyebrows, I start with the brush flat and as I move up across the arch of my eye, I angle it to stay within the actual brow lashes.
Beauty tip: Eyebrows are actually only supposed to be an index finger’s width apart.