Saturday, September 7, 2013

8 Cool Beauty Tricks You Might Not Know About


Today is another exciting day for me in the blogging world, because today I will posting my first article about beauty on this blog!  It was difficult for me to decide exactly where to start, since there are so many different things I could write about, from skincare to foundation to mascara to lipstick and anything in between.  So I decided I would start off with just some cool beauty tricks I've learned that you may or may not have heard of.  I really love these tricks because most of them can be done with items you already have at home.  And none of them require you going out and buying something that will cost you a fortune.  Hope you enjoy!

1. Put toothpaste (regular, not the gel kind) to help reduce a pimple or blemish you have.  Probably because of its antibacterial agents and the baking soda in it.  I know it sounds weird, but I tried this and it really worked!

2. Hold a business card above or under your lashes to keep from getting the area under your eyes messy.  When used on the top, lift your eyelashes as far up as you can, towards where the business card is placed.  It really helps you get the most out of your mascara!

3. Make your own tinted moisturizer by taking some foundation (liquid or cream0 and mixing it with about the same amount of moisturizer.  No need to go paying extra for something you can easily make at home.

4.  Rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar to promote healthy and shiny hair.  It also helps get rid of scalp buildup. 

5. Take a small amount of cornstarch and apply as a finishing powder after your foundation.  It helps combat oiliness and keeps makeup lasting throughout the day.

6. Use a lipstick as your blush (just make sure it suits your face).

7. When using a highlighting color of eyeshadow on your eyes, first dip your eyeshadow brush in water (just enough so that it's damp).  Then dip the damp brush into the shadow.  It gives a very beautiful and shimmery effect.

8.  Take a regular ice cube and massage onto popping pimples such as whiteheads.  It really helps reduce the redness and eventually the whitehead can be wet enough to remove itself from the skin.


Thanks for reading,

Katie XOXO



What are some of your favorite beauty tricks? Are there any particular articles you would like me to blog about next?  Leave your comments and questions below :).  I will reply to any comment, just be kind and considerate with what you say.

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20 comments:

  1. Awesome tips!! I had never heard of apple cider vinegar in your hair before, thanks for sharing!

    Lily | beautywithlily.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Glad I wasn't just repeating old tricks ;) (at least not completely) thanks for commenting!

      Katie XOXO

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  2. Never heard of the cornstarch trick! & the apple cider trick sounds like it'd be beneficial. You did amazing for your first beauty post! Keep up the awesome work Katie :)

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  3. great tips! so glad to see some new ones. Happy to have found your blog.
    Check out my blog if you have time
    explorebychloe.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks and I definitely will ;)

      Katie XOXO

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  4. Awesome tips!!! The first one, with the toothpaste...wow :D... I'm new in the blogging World too! I'm so happy to find girls with the same dream!!! Congrats

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    1. That's awesome! I hope you enjoy blogging, it's great we both have a similar dream :) feel free to subscribe through email and ill do the same for you. Good luck!

      Your fellow blogger, Katie XOXO

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  5. Those are some great tips! That cornstarch one is really interesting.

    midwestglam.com

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    1. Thank you :) and I know right! I can't wait to try it ;)

      Katie XOXO

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  6. Great first post! Congratulations on the blog. Wishing you great success with it.

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  7. Advil also helps reduce a pimple size!
    Jennifer
    http://naturewithnurture.blogspot.com

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  8. this was a super neat post! I love reading about tips like this

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  9. Love all the tips...they were really helpful...and most ppl can benefit from them.....awesome job for ur first beauty post

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  10. Thanks for the comment on my blog and thanks for following. I followed you back! :)

    allthingsglitterandbeauty

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