Puffy-eyes

10 Crazy Beauty Tips Which Actually Work

Cotton tips, sanitary pads and sticky tape… Who knew that these products could also be used for your makeup? Make the most of your beauty routine and try the following 10 crazy tips and techniques today!

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1. Cotton tips

While this one is a little average, they’re extremely handy and really easy to get your hands on. Dip a cotton tip into micellar water to remove mascara stains, apply highlighter and even create a signature smokey eye.

2. Coffee grounds

Notice a little cellulite making an appearance on your thighs or stomach? Simply combine a handful of coffee grounds with some lukewarm water, then apply in circular motions over the area. With time, they should diminish completely.

3. Ice water

If you’ve given yourself an impromptu manicure and need it to dry ASAP, fill a bowl with icy water and submerge your hands in it every few seconds. It will help to set your nail polish without creasing it.

4. Sanitary pads

Do you ever notice fall-out from your eyeshadow after creating a smokey eye? Simply cut a panty liner in half, then stick it just under your lower lash line. It will catch all of the colour without ruining your makeup. This one can’t be too out-there, especially if Chloe Morello uses it!

5. Red patches

For nasty rashes or red patches which might occur as a sign of stress, simply cool two teaspoons in the freezer and place them over your face. Spoons help to cool down the area without causing additional distress to your face.

6. Face primer

Do you suffer from extremely oily skin? You should probably try Milk of Magnesia. Although this product is actually a laxative, if applied directly onto the skin it has a matte effect on any oily patches – trust us.

7. Broken nails

Fix those broken nails by cutting a tiny piece of fabric from a tea bag, then applying it directly over your nail. After you’ve done that all you need to do is paint over the patch to seal it in place.

8. Puffy eyes

Keep puffy eyes away by chopping raw potato and laying it directly on the most sensitive parts of your face. Potato is full of starch which helps to decrease any puffy or hyper-pigmented patches of skin.

9. Haemorrhoid cream

Did you know that haemorrhoid cream works perfectly to keep dry patches of skin away? The super-concentrated formula is gentle enough to use on sensitive skin, especially during the colder months of the year.

10. Sticky tape

Create that perfect winged liner by using some sticky tape as a general guide. Place it directly between your lash lines, draw it on, then carefully remove for a flawless cat-eye flick.

What are some of your crazy beauty tips? Share in the comments below!

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May 26, 2015

5 Natural Ways To Eliminate Puffy Eyes

Waking up with puffy eyes is hardly a crisis, but it can really decrease your self esteem, especially if that miracle concealer isn’t doing the trick. Try these amazing tips to eliminate puffy eyes in just seconds, and create an even, flawless base for your makeup – sans surgery!

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Tea bags

Pour a cup of tea and allow the bag to cool down to room temperature. Apply directly over your closed eyes, then lie down and relax. The caffeine helps to constrict the blood vessels and actually reduces swelling and inflammation.

The best type to use are chamomile and green tea, but any caffeinated beverage will do the trick. If you’re ever in need of this without a moments notice, fill an ice cube tray with the mixture, and keep it in the fridge for easy access!

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Potato

Carefully remove the skin from a small potato, then dice into little pieces. Using a fork, mash the inside until the consistency is smooth and soft. Apply onto your eyes and try to relax. The starch from the potato combats inflammation and will decrease the puffy appearance of your eyes.

5 Ways To Eliminate Puffy Eyes

Cucumber

Slice a cucumber and place directly over the entire eye area. The cool, astringent property helps to decrease swelling in a matter of seconds and will also help with any dark patches or discolouration of skin. Use on all aspects of your skin for a quick and natural pick-me-up.

5 Ways To Eliminate Puffy Eyes

Coffee grinds

Apply some coffee grounds onto the base of your eyelids, then sit back and relax for 10-15 minutes. The coffee is packed with antioxidants which helps to eliminate baggy eyelids and save skin which has been left swollen or distressed overnight.

5 Ways To Eliminate Puffy Eyes

Egg whites

Gently whip 1-2 egg whites and apply just below the eye. They actually help to tighten the skin, and will decrease those puffy eyes in no-time!

5 Ways To Eliminate Puffy Eyes

What are some of your tricks to de-puff your eyes?

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April 19, 2015

Say Goodbye To Puffy Eyes

Puffy eyes can often be a symptom of a poor diet, lack of sleep or simply just genetics. Even though there are many over-the-counter treatments aiming to completely eradicate puffy eyes, sometimes it’s best to take the simple approach. Keep reading for some easy home remedies you can whip up with ingredients straight from the kitchen.

Tea

Green and black tea both work well at reducing the appearance of swollen and puffy eyes. The caffeine targets swelling, while chamomile and green tea soothe any redness and inflammation with just a few treatments. Allow 2 teabags to cool down, then place over eyelids for 5-10 minutes.

Cucumbers

For years cucumbers have been used on the sensitive eye areas for their healing properties, and natural ability to reduce swelling and redness. Cool, fresh and extremely easy to get your hands on – apply a slice on each eye before relaxing and taking it easy.

Potato

Potatoes have some amazing benefits which help to relieve pain from joints, headaches and even reduce swollen glands. Peel, wash and dry a potato then mash until you have a fine paste. Apply onto the eyelids and relax for 10-15 minutes.

Spoons

Pop 2 teaspoons into the freezer, then place over the eyelids for 5-10 minutes to deflate any puffiness from your face. Now is also the best time to relax and enjoy some soothing music, and even burnt some lavender incense.

Salt

Who knew that salt could cure puffy eyes? Mix 1/2 teaspoon salt with 1 quart of lukewarm water, then apply a cotton ball into the solution and pat on the eyelids and under-eye area. Rest for 5-10 minutes with the cotton balls over your eyes to see a major change when you wakeup.

How do you cure puffy eyes?

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September 8, 2014