Sometimes beauty is all about the small and not so obvious.
There are many brilliant products and new treatments that are created to make us even more fabulous. Many of them work their miracles, but there are times when I revert to my old fashioned ways.
My mother gave me many tips and other little secrets I have learned along the way.
Here are my ten best I never fail to fall back on. What are yours? xv
10 Simple Beauty Tricks
1. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is brilliant to whiten the nail tips.
For shiny hair a lemon juice rinse can make all the difference.
2. Ice Cubes
Who doesn’t have the occasional puffy day?
Ice cubes applied underneath the eyes and over the face are an instant and de-puffing pick me up. When ice won’t work, this little miracle is my secret lifesaver for puffy eyes.
We all know over a certain age we should be taking aspirin and especially before a long haul flight.
Asprin is also really effective in clearing spots. Grind a couple into a powder, mix with water to make a paste and dab on the spot. They will disappear or at least be less noticeable.
Did you forget your blusher?
It is easy to apply lipstick as a cream blusher on your cheeks, preferably the same colour as on your lips. Packing for holidays is easier, one less item in the make-up bag.
Heat the eyelash curler with the blow dryer for a few seconds before using. The eyelashes stay curled longer and it is easier to use.
6. Petroleum Jelly
A light smear across the eyebrows will enhance the shape and make the tinted eye gel easier to apply.
A thin coating of Petroleum Jelly/Vaseline across the back of the heels will help wear in new shoes.
Honey for the face, the body or the hair is always a tonic.
It is so messy, but as a hair mask, wonderful.
Rubbed over the face and left to sit on the eyes; yes, I think it works.
Apparently cucumbers contain hydrogen, which is cooling and helps to soothe and soften the complexion.
When shaving the legs, use hair conditioner, this moisturises the legs
Insider Beauty Secrets
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