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Double duty beauty hacks
Double duty beauty hacks

Cosmetic and beauty product hoarders listen up! Did you know that there is more to your cosmetics than what you actually use them for? Everyone know that lipstick can work as double duty as blush and to use your toothbrush to clean your jewelry but what about covering your roots with mascara? Or one of my personal favorites, using a razor to de-pill your clothing? Didn't think about that did you? Continuing ready for some super quick and surefire alternative uses for some of the cosmetic and beauty products you have lying around starting with another favorite, using a flat iron instead of a regular iron!

  • When in a hurry, use a flat iron instead of a regular iron. Two things to keep in mind though. The temperature and the cleanliness of your flat iron. If you're not in the habit of keeping a super clean flat iron take the time to use a regular iron to avoid transferring gunk onto your clothes. Also super high heating flat irons can burn your clothes so be aware of your settings.

  • Have chipped polished nails and can't find your nail polish remover? Use perfume instead. All those little samples with scented pads in them work great when you're in a hurry.

  • Prevent blisters when you wear new shoes on your heels with deodorant.

  • Remove makeup stains with shaving cream.

  • Loose setting powder can work double duty as dry shampoo and guess what? It won't leave white traces in your hair!

  • Delve into your extensive makeup collection to emergency fix scuffs on your shoes. Match up the color and you’re good to go.

  • Use neutral colored shimmery eyeshadow to set your lipstick.

  • Coconut oil is the best for just about everything so why shouldn’t it also be great for cuts and bruises? With it's antibacterial properties its the perfect go to for small injuries. If you don't have time for a manicure rubbing some coconut oil on your nails will give them the natural shine you want.

  • Hairspray (and dryer sheets) are handy to get rid of static cling.

  • Have a yucky keyboard? Use an eye shadow brush to clean your keys and quick dry nail polish spray as a substitute to compressed air for getting into the cracks and crevices of your keyboard.

  • Use your lip balm as brow wax. It's better than hairspray because it won't clog up your pores.

  • Ran out of liquid eyeliner? Dip a thin brush inside mascara and use that instead. Smudge it with a Q-tip for smokey look.

  • Love your self tanner hate the streaks? Use face toner to clean up any streaks.

  • Why spend lots of money on leather oil? Instead use body oil. Another tip? Use it for cleaning wood furniture too!

  • Have a case of the frizzies? Reach for your favorite lotion and apply a small amount.

  • Another personal favorite? Use cold cream to remove eye makeup. Not only is it way more gentler than eye makeup remover it also leaves a silky soft finish.

  • Looking for an all natural primer for your face? Use Aloe Vera.

  • Use witch hazel to treat ingrown hairs.

  • Ditch the salicylic acid and use Neosporin instead. It will kill the bacteria without drying out your skin and reduce any inflammation.

  • Here's another favorite, using hydrogen peroxide instead of Listerine. Not only does it not burn and make your eyes water, it helps also to brighten teeth.

  • Looking for an earthy toned eyeshadow? Use your blush for the prefect earthy tone.

What are some of your double duty cosmetics and beauty products? Leave a comment below and let's discuss!

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