When it comes to beauty, it can be expensive and rather stressful business. We are bombarded with miracle products, services and treatments galore, all of which you’d pretty much have to re-mortgage your house in order to try out together. However, there are several tips and tricks of the trade which don’t cost a fortune and can spare you in a moment of panic, or save you hundreds of pounds in the long term.
Nail Polish Remover
I don’t know about you but when it comes to removing nail polish, my heart genuinely sinks. Perhaps I’m being rather over dramatic there but the thought of spending what seems like hours meticulously rubbing away, hoping for whatever chipped polish I have on is my idea of a nightmare, not to mention the fact I never seem to have any nail polish remover solution anyway (does it grow legs and run away?). A cheaper, quicker and simpler solution which saves you in a moment of panic, is to swipe a layer of top coat over your nail polish and before it dries, quickly wipe it off with a cotton wool pad. I don’t know why it works, but it does.
For long term, effective and relatively painless hair removal, a laser treatment (or course of treatments) is the most popular and probably the most sought after. Targeting and permanently disabling the hair follicle means that no longer will you have to shave, wax and use hair removal cream, instead sporting beautifully smooth skin. However, it does come at a rather hefty price. A usual course of ten treatments on one area (which tends to do the trick) costs around £800 (I guess depending on where you live, it could be more or slightly less), which for many of us, is simply out of the question. To save yourself money in the long term, you could opt for a Home Hair Laser Removal kit (which more and more women are using nowadays). With a money back guarantee, an easy to use (and hold) design and a recommendation from some of the top dermatologists, £375 means you can have as many treatments as you wish, in the comfort of your own home. Considerably less than in the beauty salon.
If you find your hair is lank, flat and lifeless, then you may be in need of a little clarification. No, not in the metaphorical sense, but literally. And whilst there are many products on the market which do the job extremely well, sometimes all you need is a little Apple Cider Vinegar. Yes, really. After shampooing, add a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar to your hair and leave (like a hair masque) for five to ten minutes. Rinse, condition and away you go. Again, I’m not entirely sure why it works or how, but it manages to catapult all of the leftover product you have in your hair away, meaning your hair is much thicker, softer, fuller and far less flat.
Roots Be Gone (well, sort of)
If getting your roots done is long overdue but payday seems like a lifetime away and you’re busy doing, well other stuff, then a timeless trick is to zigzag your parting, rather than leaving it running straight through the middle or the side. This normally makes darker roots less obvious, masking them with hair from the other side of your head. It sounds strange, I know – but it’s worth a try.
Do you have any beauty tips and tricks you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them (however weird they might sound!).