With beauty products being pretty a #1 interest in my life I thought I’d share my two favorite beauty hacks. Yes, I know that there are a lot of so called “beauty hacks” out there but trust me on these two. Not only do they actually work but they are worthwhile and super easy. And I mean super easy.
My first trick is to always finish blow drying your hair by using the cool temperature setting. You know, that little weird button on most blow dryers that when you push it sends out a gush of cool air? Well it’s not just there for the sake of being there. By finishing with the cool setting on the blow dryer it gives your hair this incredible natural shine. I can actually see the difference in shine from when I use the cool setting versus when I don’t or when I let my hair air dry.
I normally give it about one or two minutes on the cool setting. However, I have to warn you, be careful when you are using the cool button. A few months back I was using it and the button got stuck. This resulted in the blow dryer only releasing cool air. Believe me, I was not happy, as the blow dryer wasn’t even a year old.
If you are in the market for a new blow dryer look for one that has 3 temperature settings versus 2, with a separate cool air button. That way you won’t run into the same problem.
But, moral of the story is use the cool setting. Trust me, you will thank me later when you’re hair looks better than before and you didn’t have to put any extra product in it. Take advantage of the setting that is already there, your hair will be softer too!
My second trick is to finish your makeup by spraying your face with hair spray. Yes, hair spray. I know it sounds really crazy but it actually works and it works really well. It’s basically the same thing as using a makeup setting spray expect it’s about ten times cheaper and might even be more effective.
A nice makeup setting spray costs about $30 and you can get a giant bottle of hairspray for $3 or $4. Because I use it every day on my hair, I just close my eyes and do a layer or two over my face. Once it settles on your face you might feel it but give it a minute or two and you won’t even know it’s there.
If you don’t believe me, listen to this, a few nights ago I went out with some of my girlfriends and the next morning I woke up and my makeup was still perfect, completely untouched from the craziness that is sleep. My friends saw and they couldn’t believe it. They wanted to know how it stayed so well…it was the hairspray! While you shouldn’t wear makeup to bed, this illustrates the hairsprays staying power. If you end up trying either of these beauty hacks, let me know!
What beauty hacks do you like to use? Let us know!