1. Long-lasting Fragrance
To keep the scent of your favorite perfume with you throughout the day, start by applying an unscented moisturizer to your skin and wait for a minute before applying the fragrance. This is because perfumes evaporate faster from dry skin due to the presence of alcohol, but applying moisturizer first can help “lock in” the fragrance, making it last longer and smell sweeter.
2. Glossy Lips Without Sticking
To avoid sticky and clumped lips, start by applying a small amount of lip gloss in the center of your upper and lower lips. Then, using your middle finger, lightly tap the product over your lips. This will give you a natural and seductive look. Don’t forget to take care of your lips for added beauty.
3. Lasting Eyelash Curls
If you use eyelash curlers in the morning but find that they straighten out by lunchtime, try heating the curlers with warm air from a hair dryer before curling your lashes. This will help the curls last longer.
4. Radiant, Sun-Kissed Skin
For a subtle, spring-like tan, you don’t need to apply self-tanner all over your face. This can result in an uneven, “chimney sweep” look. Instead, use a spray and apply a small amount to a sponge. Lightly dab the temples, cheekbones, and chin – the areas where the sun would naturally hit first.
5. Silky Smooth Legs
Do you often experience itching after shaving your legs? This is likely due to soaking in water for too long. Soak your legs for just 3 minutes in warm water to soften the hairs, but avoid soaking for too long as it can cause skin swelling and make shaving less effective.
6. Youthful Skin
Skin peeling is a great way to remove dead skin cells, but it’s best to do this in the evening. This way, the freshly peeled skin won’t be exposed to harmful sunlight, and will be able to absorb all the beneficial ingredients in your night cream.
7. Full and Voluminous Hair
To give your straight hair volume and a light wave, you don’t need curlers or tongs. Simply apply styling mousse all over your hair, then divide your wet hair into six sections and tie each section into a ponytail. Twist each ponytail into a bun and secure with hairpins. Blow-dry, then let down your hair, style with your hands, and finish with hairspray.
8. Pampered Feet
For pampered feet, mix equal parts warm water and grapefruit juice in a bowl, add a glass of vodka, and soak your feet for 10 minutes. The alpha-hydroxy acids in the juice will exfoliate and whiten your nails, while the alcohol will dissolve stubborn dirt and help eliminate unpleasant odors. After 10 minutes, you can start a festive pedicure.
9. Easy At-Home Spa Treatment
If you don’t have time to go to a spa, try this at-home treatment: Mix a moisturizing body cream with a nourishing face mask in equal parts and apply all over your body. Wrap yourself in a bathrobe and blanket for 10-15 minutes and relax. The effect will be the same as a spa treatment.
10. Strong Nails
To maintain strong and healthy nails, it’s important to follow a simple yet effective routine. Start by filing your nails, then wash your hands and apply hand cream. This order of steps is crucial as moisture can weaken the structure of the nail and the filing can further damage it.
11. Covering Redness
If you’re dealing with tired and red eyelids, don’t worry! You can easily cover it up with some foundation concealer. Apply the concealer to neutralize the redness and then continue with your usual makeup. To avoid this issue, make sure you get enough sleep and follow a healthy skin care routine.
12. Radiant Skin
To achieve a youthful and glowing complexion, you can use a makeup artist’s secret technique. Mix a light foundation with a glowing lotion and massage it into your face, neck, and décolleté. Then, dust a light layer of powder with light-reflecting particles on top to enhance the radiance. You’ll be amazed at the results!