There are many beauty tips out there and I've tried out a few over the years. I don't like to be negative on here but knowing what isn't quite so good can save a lot of time (and money) so with that in mind I thought I'd share the beauty tips that didn't quite cut it.
Toothpaste on spots
This is probably one of the most talked about beauty tips but it has honestly never worked for me. Toothpaste is meant to dry out oil by leaving a dollop over your blemishes overnight. I have read its worked for some people - obviously everyone is different and what works for one person doesn't necessarily work for someone else. Personally,it did nothing apart from smear all over my bedding. Using good skincare products with either a tea tree or blemish gel has worked far better at busting those pesky spots.
Steam sets makeup
I've read this several times lately and I cant think of anything worse for setting my makeup - apart from spraying hairspray over my face, which I did read once and promptly had a WTF? moment. Moisture from your bath or shower is meant to make your makeup look fresh. If I go in the shower with a face full of makeup on I can guarantee it will be halfway down my face by the time I come out. For a dewy look, you need an appropriate base product or MAC Fix + spritzed over might be a good option for a flawless finish. For setting makeup, a good powder usually does the trick.
Cucumber for eyes
Though it isn't something I suffer with anymore, I used to get puffy eyes a lot as a teen. I've tried sliced cucumbers, cold spoons and even tea bags to try and reduce the puffiness. Its meant to be the coolness of cucumbers that reduces puffiness and its thought to help with dark circles. Sadly, my under eye circles have never benefited. I've found the best thing for puffy eyes is to splash the face with water when you wake up and using an cooling eye gel (keeping it in the fridge helps keeps it cold).
Nail polish under cold water
One tip for drying nail polish quickly is putting your hands under cold water. Now when I've tried this and then gone to dry my hands, my nail polish smudged everywhere. I then read that you're meant to leave your hands to dry naturally after putting them in water. To me, this kinda defeats the object of putting them in water in the first place. Its much easier to pick up a good polish and just let them dry naturally. Less hassle, trust me.
Using mayonnaise on hair
As much as I love mayonnaise, putting it on your hair as a conditioner is just a big no no. It doesnt make your feel any more conditioned than a good hair conditioner or hair mask. I've also heard the same thing about beer, which I imagine will just make you smell like a brewery all day? A hair mask, such as the Macadamia hair masque is a far nicer smelling option!
Have you tried any of these tips?Did they work for you?