Girls just want to have fun… and look good doing it. Here are 15 easy and natural beauty secrets — just open your fridge and get started.
Dating back to the mysterious and ageless Queen Cleopatra, beauty secrets have been going on for as long as people could see their reflections. Living in an age where Sephora sells cellulite correcting cream for $116.00, we need beauty secrets more than we like them. It’s safe to say it breaks the bank to get pretty nowadays, but this doesn’t always have to be the case. View The VIBE has combined a list of easy and affordable beauty trends dating back to Cleopatra herself.
Just mix two simple ingredients: ground-up coffee and hot water. Caffeine actually works to tighten and tone skin. We didn’t think coffee could get any better. After making a paste with coffee grounds and hot water, slab the mixture onto all problem areas liberally and watch those little indents disappear. Bring on the short shorts.
Coconut Oil In Your Hair
Slather as much of this as you can on dry hair. Then, after wrapping it up in cling film, take out your blow dryer and, for about 10 minutes at it’s hottest heat, blow hot air over your hair. For really deep penetration, leave it overnight and rinse it out in the morning. Make sure to use extra shampoo but ditch the conditioner — you won’t need it. Let those shiny locks fall where they may.
Lash Growth Has Never Been Easier
Before bed, rub and massage castor oil over the areas you’d like to see hair grow in your eyebrows or eyelashes. You won’t need much of it, nor will you need much time to see results. Soon enough, you can toss away those brow liners and dry mascaras and just rock the Cara Delevingne look.
Two Words: Rose Oil
Rosehip oil is an effective, natural way to help eliminate scars. Its high levels of fatty acids work to even the skin tone, eliminating all signs of damaged skin, including wrinkles, fine lines, and scars. Apply this over a freshly washed face and/or body and, after only a week, watch your scars disappear and skin begin to glow.
Garlic… Hear Us Out
You want to look pretty and fresh from your hands to your toes so it’s time to get those fingernails together, girl. Luckily, this is easy enough to do and all you need is to grab some garlic out of your cabinet and rub it on your nails a couple times a week. The garlic helps to strengthen the base and brighten the colour of your nails. If you keep up with this trick, you’ll never have to worry about a broken nail again. One less thing for a lady to deal with, right?
Keep Those Tea Bags
With work and the constant possibilities of entertainment that come with technology, it’s not unusual to get a bad night’s sleep. This often leads to the “I look like I’ve been punched in both eyes” problem us adults have to deal with. Don’t worry though, there is a way other than overdosing on concealer to fix this: cold, caffeinated tea bags. Just place them over your eyes and let them sit for up to 20 minutes. When you take them off, you’ll see that you no longer look like you’ve walked into a pole, face first.
Did Someone Say Baking Soda… And Beer?!
That weird white stuff you throw into your cakes to make them puffy and that delicious wheaty drink that makes you flirty? Yep, we’re talking about baking soda and beer. We put a lot of stuff in our hair to make it pretty but, eventually, this does the exact opposite. You’ll know you have a product buildup problem when your hair starts to lie flat on your scalp. Try this: Mix a scoop of baking soda with beer until it forms a paste. Lather it in your hair and rinse it out thoroughly. You’ll notice your locks feel smoother and look bouncier than ever before.
At Home Hair Lightening Kit
When life hands you lemons, lighten your hair! Who says you have to pay $200.00 to lighten your locks for the summer? Simply cut two lemons in half (just make sure not to use lemon juice as it contains preservatives that could damage your hair), squeeze the juice into a bottle of water, spray into your hair, and catch some rays. The sun will react with the lemon juice, causing your hair to lighten. Alternatively, you can brew a strong pot of chamomile tea and pour the liquid over your hair once it has cooled. After sitting in the sun for an hour or so, the tea will have the same effect as the lemons and hypothetically lighten your hair. The only way to know if blondes have more fun is to try it out for yourself.
Skip Sephora And Head To The Grocery Store For This Easy Makeup Remover
Mix half a cup of olive oil with a bottle of aloe vera water and shake vigorously as the two substances will naturally separate. Soak a cotton ball in the mix and gently remove eye makeup. Dealing with sensitive skin? This is a great alternative to the store bought makeup removers that often use harsh ingredients. Oh yes, and it smells amazing.
DIY Spa-Worthy Face Mask
Mix egg whites, a spoonful of honey, and a touch of avocado if your skin needs some extra moisture. Whether you’re breaking out, extra oily, or dealing with an uneven skin tone, this mask is going to help. Put it on a freshly washed face and let it soak in for 20 minutes before rinsing it off to reveal a new and improved visage. Work it, girl.
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