5 beauty tips I couldn't live without

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

I love reading other people's beauty tips that help make life that bit easier so I thought I'd share a few of mine with you. I've used these 5 for a long time now and have found them to be super useful and effective.

1./Baby oil as eye make up remover
I've been using baby oil as an eye make up remover for as long as I can remember. I'm not sure why I first started using it, but it's such a cheap way of removing make up. A large bottle lasts me ages and whilst I was worried about it leaving my skin feeling oily, it really doesn't. I use a small drop on a piece of cotton wool, wipe off my eye make up and then wash it with water followed by a cleanser. It's a lot more gentle than some make up removers as many of those contain harsher chemicals and it's definitely a lot cheaper!

2./Bio Oil as a scar remover
An old friend once recommended this to me. She had suffered from bad acne and was left with a lot of scars, but since using bio oil it had cleared up a lot of her blemishes. My skin was generally okay when I was growing up, although I had a lot of spots as a teenager, I never had severe acne, but I was left with a few scars, so I used to use this at night by applying it with a bit of cotton wool. It does leave your face feeling rather oily and did make my fringe a little greasy, but it definitely cleared up most of my scars. I stopped using it for a while as my skin really cleared up, however, recently I've started to suffer with a few breakouts and although the spot comes and goes, I do scar really easily and am left with a reminder of the blemish. Now, I just put a small drop on my finger and apply it it to the affected area before bed. I don't use it on my whole face like I used to as there's no need, so my face isn't left feeling greasy and I don't have greasy hair. As you can see, I need to go out and buy another bottle as I've been loving it lately, but I really do recommend using this to remove reminders of spots!

3./Sudocrem as spot treatment.
I wrote a full blog post on this here so I won't go into too much detail, but essentially, I have found this to be the best spot treatment. It helps clear the spot up really quickly, prevents it from lingering and best of all it's really cheap and long lasting!

4./Baby Shampoo to wash make up brushes
This is probably a more commonly known one and one that my beauty therapist cousin taught me - using baby shampoo to clean brushes is really good as it's a really gentle formula so doesn't strip the brushes as they are so sensitive. I tend to wet the brush, put a bit of shampoo in the palm of my hand and then wipe this over the brush under water until the water runs clear. It leaves them feeling so soft and fresh smelling.

5./Tin foil to remove glittery nail polish
I think I may have mentioned this briefly in a post before, but couldn't find it so apologies if I end up repeating myself. I love painting my nails and especially love using glitter nail polishes as I find them to be so effective and think they look really pretty. However, I was always put off using them because it was always such a mission to try and get the glitter off my nails - that is until I read about this super handy trick. Place a spot of nail polish remover on a bit of cotton wool and place this on your nail and then wrap it in tin foil, repeat this for all your nails, wait about 10 minutes, unwrap the foil and cotton wool and voilĂ  - the glitter nail polish is removed! This is probably the handiest tip I've ever discovered!

Do you have any beauty tips? I'd love to hear about them in the comments below.


  1. omg this post! You've genuinely just saved my life haha

    lovely post,

    1. I'm glad you liked it! Thanks so much for reading:) Abi x

  2. Oooh good suggestions. I need to remember these!

    Tash xo
    Nimble Whale Blog

    1. Thanks Tash, they're really useful! Definitely couldn't live without them! Thanks for popping by:) Abi xx

  3. Tin foil removes glitter nail varnish?! That is the best revelation, especially in the run up to Christmas :-) I'd gone off using glitter nail varnish because it's such a pain to remove.

    Sammy x | www.cityofsimplicity.co.uk

    1. Yesss it's the best tip I ever heard! It's so handy especially for this time of year! I hope you find it useful! Thanks for reading(: xx


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