When it comes to beauty, sometimes the most out-there ideas yield the best results. Looking for a few ways to boost your routine without dropping tons of cash on miracle products? Here, we list some do-it-yourself tricks that sound a little strange but work like a charm.
1. Use rose-infused products for literally everything.
From Smith’s multipurpose rosebud salve to make-at-home rosewater spritzes for skin and hair, this floral wonder isn’t your garden-variety beauty treatment. It’s filled with both antioxidants and natural moisturizers, so it’s great for pretty much anything.
2. Amp up the shine factor with a lemon rinse.
Need a little boost for hair that’s lost its luster? Grab a lemon out of the fruit bowl, and squeeze the juice into your locks just before you condition. This super-easy rinse creates head-turning sheen in seconds flat.
3. Exfoliate your lips with sugar and olive oil.
We love a professional sugar scrub for full-body exfoliation, so this try-at-home version totally caught our eyes. Mix a teaspoon of brown sugar with a few drops of olive oil, and then massage the concoction into your lips for one to two minutes. The result is a mega-smooth pout that’s more than ready for spring’s neutral shades.
4. Brighten your eyes with a dab of Vaseline.
Call us old fashioned, but we’re a little obsessed with Vaseline’s beauty powers. Our favorite way to use it? Smear a tiny amount under your eyes before you go to bed to fight morning puffiness and increase natural glow. Au revoir, dark circles.
5. Try cherry gelatin for an on-the-go lip stain.
Sure, you can score ultra-luxe stains from any makeup counter, but this do-it-yourself solution is too cool to ignore. Wet your lips, dip your finger into the gelatin, and apply the powder evenly, rubbing your lips together to remove any excess. Voila! You’ve got a pop of just-sheer-enough color that’ll last all day.
6. Mix polishes to create a custom nail color.
If you’ve ever spent hours searching high and low for that absolutely perfect ballerina pink, here’s a timesaving tip: Get the color of your dreams by blending a few polishes from your own collection. Just mix the shades in a small bowl before applying immediately with a standalone nail brush. It might take a little experimentation to nail the best combos, but the results are totally worth it.
Want to add a professional touch to your at-home regimen? Book an appointment with the beauty experts at Bella Vita.