10 Amazing Beauty Hacks Using Household Items

Who doesn’t love to learn a few new beauty hacks? It’s the best way to make the most of the products you do have, especially if they are cheap and effective!

Be sure to check out our ten beauty hacks below, and don’t forget to leave a comment with some of your own.

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Cotton tips

Cotton tips can really be your BFF. Use them to smudge out the perfect smokey eye, remove makeup from those hard to reach places, and also help to create the perfect cat-eye flick.

Tea bags

If you suffer from chronic puffy eyes, simply use tea bags to decrease the swelling. Let them sit in a cup of warm water until they run cool, they apply over your eyes for 5-10 minutes.

Coconut oil

Who knew that coconut oil could be so good for you? Use it in your daily meals, apply it onto your skin to cure dry patches, use it as a hydrating hair mask, or even onto your face as an all-natural way to remove your makeup.

Apple cider vinegar

This trusty ingredient has been used for years as a natural way to cleanse hair and skin. After shampooing your hair from the shower, rinse it with about 300ml of apple cider vinegar to remove dandruff and leave your scalp feeling soft and smooth – without over-drying it!


If you can’t quite master a flawless cat-eye (not many of us can!), then scotch tape should easily be in your makeup kit. Apply one strip extending from the bottom waterline and the other from the top, then simply fill in the middle.


Now this might seem a little odd at first… but trust us on it. Dry shampoo is often one of those products we always forget to buy, but always seem to need at the last minute. Use a trusty can of starch from the laundry room to soak up all that excess oil in your hair!


Stayed in the sun too long? Apply some full-fat Greek yoghurt to the area and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Yoghurt is packed with probiotics to help it heal faster and cool down the burn.

Brown sugar

Exfoliate your skin using a mixture of 2 parts brown sugar and 1 part lemon juice. Not only will it help to rejuvenate the skin from the inside out, but the scrub is also effective at increasing circulation.


Out of shaving cream? Use conditioner as a way to achieve smooth, soft skin without any itchy patches or razor burn.


If your nails are looking yellow and discoloured, it’s time to put down the dark nail polish and treat them to some toothpaste… seriously! Use a whitening formula to scrub those yellow stains right off your nails. Just remember to moisturise with a cuticle cream afterwards.

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