Brace yourself for inspiration and a collection of creative shortcuts that will leave you wondering, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Women have perfected the art of turning everyday obstacles into victories, and we are here to share all of these secrets with you.
Altering the Shade of Your Lipstick
It can be frustrating when makeup brands seem to have every lipstick shade imaginable except the specific one you want. The perfect shade you saw on someone else remains unreachable. The options on store shelves always appear slightly too dark, not quite what you're looking for. But fear not, we have a clever trick up our sleeves. Apply a small amount (emphasis on "tiny bit") of chapstick over your lipstick, and watch the magic happen.
The shade will effortlessly tone down, creating a customized, softer hue that suits your preferences. It's like getting two shades in one, a cost-effective solution that ensures you never settle for anything less than perfect. So, go ahead and experiment with this hack, unlocking a world of lipstick possibilities that match your unique style.
Vaseline brings the meme to life! The petroleum jelly in Vaseline is remarkably beneficial as a moisturizer; some define it as the ointment that brings life back into the skin. Problem areas where skin tends to dry out and callous are particularly ideal for Vaseline. Dermatologists recommend that the skin is first dampened with water before applying it.
This is so that the vaseline can seal the moisture of the water while the skin absorbs the petroleum jelly. While not essential, this can significantly enhance any moisturizing benefits. However, we must note that you should not use Vaseline on the face as a moisturizer.
Stop Spills While on the Go
Women who want to take their best makeup, favorite shampoo, or other liquids to a hotel or a friend's house out of state know that could mean messy spills. Try as they might, bottle manufacturers have been unable to make completely infallible openings, and there are few things worse than opening your luggage at your destination to find a big mess.
Once again, it's plastic wrap to the rescue. Remove the caps and lay a sheet of plastic wrap on top of the opening. Replace the cap, and you'll have a much tighter seal to keep everything where it belongs.
Protect Against Sunburn and Windburn
When it comes to windburn, did you know that it's essentially a form of sunburn that occurs during colder months? The lack of heat may make it less noticeable, but the effects can be just as uncomfortable and potentially harmful. For those who frequently engage in outdoor activities, this issue can become all too familiar.
To combat windburn, apply a thin layer of Vaseline to your skin—it acts as a protective barrier, much like sunscreen. Whether you're facing scorching heat or biting cold, your skin will thank you for this added layer of defense. Embrace the power of Vaseline to shield your skin and maintain its health and comfort, no matter the weather conditions.
Moisturize Your Lashes
Vaseline is a cure-all, and you'll be surprised by the number of things it can do on your face, and we are not talking about moisturizing the skin. Vaseline can even be spread quite literally to your lashes. This will help, we swear. When you do this, it will help your lashes stay moisturized. This is an excellent substitute for mascara.
When you apply Vaseline to your lashes, they will stay hydrated all day long or as long as they have Vaseline on them. Using it with a clean mascara brush is best to set your worries free. Applying mascara has never been as joyful as it is now. You’re welcome.
We all hate having bad hair days, and vinegar gets this. If your hair is feeling extra greasy and dull then there is certainly an easy DIY solution perfect for you. All you need to do is mix a couple of spoonfuls of apple cider vinegar into a cup of water to create this awesome hair rinse.
Pouring this through your hair will clarify your hair and help remove soap grime, and it will also leave your locks looking shiny and soft. The best part is that you will not be using any harmful ingredients or artificial chemicals. It's genius when you think about it.
Run Your Mascara Wand Under Hot Water
Mascara is the perfect solution when you are not in the mood for putting loads of makeup on and don't want to step outside looking like a goat. There is one issue, though. Mascara has a habit of drying out, lumping up, and not really making it easy to use once it's been open for a while.
Poorly applied mascara can ruin your whole appearance and ruin your day. Running the mascara brush under hot water will get rid of all the lumps and bumps and assure the layer you apply is smooth as silk. It's so simple we don't understand why this hack is not on the label along with the instructions for use.
Deodorant Marks Are Back Again
It's a frustrating experience when deodorant leaves unsightly white marks on your dark clothes, despite claims from manufacturers. Countless black shirts have been needlessly dumped, and you're not alone in this struggle. But fear not because we have a solution. Enter dryer sheets, the heroes of the laundry room. With a simple, gentle rub using a dryer sheet, you can restore your dark tops to their original color in no time.
These magical sheets work wonders, removing those pesky deodorant stains and giving your clothes a clean appearance. Say goodbye to wasted shirts, and hello to a cost-effective fix. Embrace this game-changing hack and ensure your dark wardrobe remains flawless. Trust us, you won't regret it!
Aging happens to us all – it's just a fact of life. As the years pass, you'll start to see more and more wrinkles every time you look in the mirror. They are part of life; the sooner we learn to embrace them, the better. Or not.
There are lots of ways people try to keep them away, some of them are cheap, some expensive, and not all of them work. But get this: spreading Vaseline on your skin's “affected areas” will moisturize it and promote elasticity. Petroleum jelly will reduce wrinkles and keep you youthful. A little bit, anyway.
Keep Your Eyebrows on Fleek
You can always grow eyebrows out, but what if you prefer the slimmer, sleeker style? You can probably imagine what we're about to say. Keeping eyebrows neat and in place isn't always easy, but a dab of Vaseline on the end of your finger smooths those little hairs down.
If you want to be even more precise, you can use an eyebrow brush that allows you to coat and shape the hairs with more control. So, who said you can't have what you want when you want it? If you want to stay wild, go for it; if you're more on the quiet side of things, this is the hack for you.
Break-in Your Shoes
If there's one thing no one can stand, it is that buying a new pair of shoes takes about two weeks before you start enjoying them. They cut, they hurt, and it takes time to break them in. Now, listen to this. For this hack, you need three things — a pair of socks, a blowdryer, and your new pair of shoes (preferably flats).
Put the socks on, slip on your new shoes, and sit there with a blowdryer blowing at the boots for about five minutes. You'll be able to wear them the next day properly. It's either that or the next time you have a party you want to wear new shoes to, buy them a few weeks in advance.
Hang Your Purses
Every average woman has a collection of purses to choose from. There's one for day-to-day, one for evenings with friends, one for special family occasions, and another few for work apointments. There is nothing more frustrating than getting ready to go out and then spending two hours looking for the purse you were planning on.
The following hack will not only organize your purses but will also help you find purses and bags you never knew you even had. You can use shower curtain hooks or any other hook you find and just hang them by the straps! It's that easy!
Towel Out, T-Shirt In
We have all heard the warnings about the potential damage of sleeping with wet hair or over-drying it with a blow dryer. However, many don't realize that using a towel to dry your hair can also lead to damaged locks, which we all try too hard to avoid. Instead of reaching for a heavy towel, try gently patting your hair dry with a soft T-shirt.
This alternative method is much gentler on your strands and can help maintain their health and vitality. By making this small change in your hair care routine, you'll show your locks some much-needed love and ensure they stay beautiful for years to come.
Relieve Post-shaving Itches
It doesn't matter who you are, there is going to be hair you don't want SOMEWHERE on your body. Whether it's guys keeping their beards trimmed and handsome or ladies keeping their legs fresh, your razor is getting its use. You can keep your disposable razor working as directed with Vaseline, but what about yourself?
Apply a little bit of petroleum jelly to areas that have just been shaved – the face, the legs, or anywhere else – to soothe razor bumps, keep the skin smooth, and even relieve post-waxing soreness. Truly, Vaseline is a must-have if you want the healthiest skin.
Stop Your Bra From Showing
Anyone who has to wear a bra on a regular basis wishes they didn't have to do it. No matter what you wear and no matter what the weather is like, for some reason, there are always issues with this feminine invention. Let us change reality for you and make things different.
Here's a hack that will upgrade the appearance of those Y-back tanktops (the ones with a back shaped like a letter Y). With one paper clip, your shoulders will be free of straps (well, at least they will look free of straps). Hold the two straps and put them together with the paper clip. Feel free yet?
Makeup and Wakeup
As we tend to collect and store numerous amounts of makeup products over the years and never seem to throw any away, the following hack will give your makeup drawer a neat rearrangement. Within no time, your makeup draw will look like the ones in the makeup stores, and all of your friends will come to you to get ready before going out.
Most makeup containers are made from metal, so placing a magnetic board in your drawer will ensure those small tins won't be going anywhere. This hack is inexpensive and will save you money because you won't buy things you already have.
Make Makeup Removal Easier
After a long day, removing makeup from your face is just as important as applying it, but the process can often be annoying and time-consuming. Some people follow a lengthy skincare routine to maintain fresh skin, which can also come with a hefty price tag. However, there's a cost-effective and skin-friendly alternative—Vaseline.
Simply apply a small amount of Vaseline onto a cotton pad and gently wipe away the makeup. Not only does this save you money, but it's also gentle on the skin. Embrace this hassle-free hack to effortlessly remove your makeup, leaving your skin clean and ready for some well-deserved rest.
Rings and Clear Coats
What is it with rings that turn your fingers green? Where does that green come from? Why do rings turn your fingers green? The green discoloration often disgusts people and turns them off jewelry completely. Fortunately, there is a simple solution. After trying various tricks and hacks, we have discovered that clear nail polish is the ultimate solution.
Applying a thin coat of clear nail polish to the inner part of the ring can prevent it from causing green stains on your fingers. This protective wall acts as a barrier between your skin and the metal, preventing the reaction that leads to discoloration. So, next time you put on your rings, remember to reach for the nail polish. Your fingers will thank you!
Create Custom Lip Balm
We don't need to tell you that you can use Vaseline to refresh your lips. It's one of the most well-known uses for this helpful substance. But the classic oily flavor of Vaseline can often leave a bad taste in your mouth.
You can easily create a lip balm that is much more palatable by swirling in a little bit of flavored drink powder, like lemonade, into your Vaseline jar. Not only does it give the jelly a nicer flavor, but it also colors it! You can make some lip balm that makes your lips feel better and look better for pennies.
Tic Tac for Your Bobby Pins
Before you toss away an empty Tic Tac box, consider this brilliant hack that will bring order to your messy drawer and even tempt you to buy more Tic Tacs next time you go shopping. This game-changing solution is not only perfect for bobby pins but also for organizing various small items.
Reuse your Tic Tac box as a storage container for your bobby pins, and say goodbye to their mysterious vanishing act. Embrace this clever trick, and you'll never have to search through drawers in frustration again. So, save those Tic Tac boxes and unlock their hidden potential. Trust us, it's a game-changer for tidying up your space and storing tiny little things.
Say Goodbye to Eyelash Glue
Vaseline and makeup are a perfect match. While we may not have personally experienced the struggle of stubborn eyelash glue, we've heard countless tales from those who have. Thankfully, Vaseline is once again here to save the day. Say goodbye to painful eyelids and bid farewell to awkward and tricky eyelash removal methods.
Simply apply a small amount of Vaseline onto the eyelash glue, and watch it effortlessly come off. You don't have to part ways with what makes you feel beautiful, especially if it's those long and gorgeous eyelashes. Embrace the power of Vaseline to ensure a hassle-free makeup routine and retain your confidence in all your glamorous looks.
Nail Polish Bottles
If you're a DIY nail artist, you've likely experienced the frustration of stubborn nail polish bottle caps that refuse to open. When it's time to refresh your nail color and the cap puts up a fight, don't give up just yet. We have a handy solution for you. Grab a simple office band and wrap it around the stubborn bottle cap.
This little trick provides you with a better grip, and the bottle opens easily. No more struggling or risking a broken nail in the process. Enjoy hassle-free access to your favorite nail polishes, ensuring that your DIY manicure sessions are always a hit.
There's nothing like indulging in the luxurious sensation of silky skin, a true delight, particularly during the harsh winter months when dryness and dehydration can take a toll on your complexion. Thankfully, body scrubs come to the rescue, revitalizing and nourishing your skin simultaneously. For a natural and pure homemade option, make a note to include brown sugar and almond oil on your next shopping list.
Create a delightful concoction by combining these two ingredients with more sugar than oil, and gently massage it onto your skin (avoiding the face). Witness the transformative effects as your skin becomes rejuvenated, leaving you feeling refreshed and prepared to defeat the winter challenges with confidence.
Organize Your Closet with Pot Lid Racks
Storage solutions may have been designed for your kitchen, but that doesn’t mean they have to stay there. A pot lid rack is the storage solution your cluttered closet didn’t know it needed. You can use one of these racks to organize your clutches, wallets, and even small purses that used to take up space and create a big mess in your closet.
This way, when you are getting dressed, you have all your choices laid out for you, and all you need to do is pick one. By utilizing the pot lid rack, your closet gains order, bidding farewell to the days of disheveled chaos. Embrace this innovative solution and revel in the harmonious harmony that graces your once-chaotic closet space!
No More Lipstick on Teeth
Lipstick is a central part of a makeup job, but one little slip and it's ruined. It has to be precise, it has to be out on neatly, and it must stay off your white top (and other white things). Getting makeup on your teeth distracts onlookers from all the hard work you put into your style and might raise questions about your dental health.
Before you pucker up your lips, apply a light coat of Vaseline to your teeth to protect against lipstick. Having petroleum jelly on your teeth will feel a little weird, but it's a small price to pay to look your best.
Popular all over the world, earrings are a classic way to add some sparkle to your look. They can be dangling long or perfectly round, whatever you prefer, they are always a fresh touch to your outfit. Not everybody always wears earrings, however, and the thing about those piercings is they can start to close up.
But you don't have to get re-pierced. It's easier to slide piercings into their spots with a small amount of Vaseline, both on the earring and at the spot of entry. Just be sure to keep a firm grasp on the earring – the whole point of Vaseline is that it's slippery.
Pro-tip to enhance this hack: focus on the legs and avoid using it in other areas. After a thorough shave, our hair follicles can become irritated, leading to the dreaded shaving bumps that resemble sandpaper-like lumps—clear indications of our skin's disapproval. To address this issue, gently apply a thin layer of Vaseline over the legs, ensuring not to exert pressure.
The petroleum jelly will work wonders by keeping the skin on your legs smooth and well-moisturized, combating the dryness and discomfort caused by shaving. Embrace this technique to achieve the ultimate post-shave pampering for your legs, leaving them silky and irritation-free.
Avoid Frostbite With Baby Oil
When facing extreme cold, layering up with clothes becomes crucial. Add another sweater, and wrap a cozy scarf around your neck - perfect. But what about those exposed body parts that need extra protection? To ward off frostbite, apply a generous amount of petroleum jelly or baby oil to those areas. You'll soon see the results.
The moisturizing barrier created by these products acts as a shield, guarding your skin from the harsh cold and preventing frostbite. With proper care, you can confidently brave the cold, knowing that you've taken measures to protect your body from the chilling effects of winter.
Exposure to the sun has many side effects, and dark spots on your facial skin are one of them. These spots, sometimes splotchy and sometimes looking like a flat mole, pose no immediate health risks, but many would rather they disappear. There are a number of self-aided treatments that try and deal with eliminating them once and for all.
And VapoRub is usually featured on the home remedy list. It is not advised to apply VapoRub over large areas of the skin, as this can cause acne. However, if this is not a risk, then a gentle massaging of the VapoRub into the dark spot may help lighten it.
Fewer Split Ends
Your hair care routine is probably extensive if you have long, flowing hair. You'd probably love to know that there's a way to keep split ends at bay. If you're trying to save time or money, grab some Vaseline and work some into the ends of your hair, leaving it on for as long as possible.
Do this about once a week, depending on your hair type and style, and you'll start to see far fewer split ends. So now you can say goodbye to your hairdresser who's been charging you way too much for having the ends of your hair cut off and say hello to a big jar of Vaseline.
Say Goodbye to Dry Feet
During the winter, your feet are protected in socks and boots, and they very rarely get exposed to the cold air. During the summer, they are exposed to the sun, flip-flops are the daily choice, and the cracks and peels arrive sooner than expected.
If you're willing to spare two minutes of your time before going to bed, we have a solution for you. Apply Vaseline on clean feet, put a pair of socks on, and leave until you wake up in the morning. Just please leave the socks on. The last thing you want is waking up in the middle of the night and slipping over.
Condition Your Legs
The summer is here, you have a date with your bestie on the beach, and your legs are not precisely in summer shape. Out of shaving cream? No worries. You won't believe this one. Your regular day-to-day hair conditioner, or even the baby oil that's been laying there like a paperweight, will do the same job and even better.
Not only will your legs be ready for your day on the beach, but you'll nourish them and soften your skin at the same time. So, get your towel out, slip into your favorite summer dress, and show the world what silky smooth legs are all about.
Keep Makeup Organized
A magnetic board in your bathroom has lots of different uses. A giant magnetic board on the wall makes it easy for the makeup gurus out there or those needing to keep all their creams and colors organized. Glue little bits of metal to the bottoms of your jars or the backs of brushes, and stick them to the magnetic board.
Pull the little magnet off once the jar is empty and save it for the next jar. Never be afraid to look your best. Who would have thought that placing all of your favorites in one frame on the wall, will not only keep your possessions neat but will also create a unique piece of art?
Hangers to Dry Makeup Brushes
For those who use makeup daily, the following hack is for you. Nothing could be worse than trying to apply foundation only to discover the brush is wet and will result in an uneven layer on your face. If you've got brushes to dry and you're keen to hang them up, you can always use a hanger and fasten them with your hair ties.
This hack doesn't only have to work for make-up brushes; it can work for all kinds of small tools and utensils. This trick is handy if you need to clear some space from your desk/countertop/dresser and need a makeshift drying rack.
Like many other small things we have in our homes, jewelry needs a good solution for being sorted out. The collection usually consists of small items and sometimes valuable ones that can never be replaced. Whoever invented the necklace jewelry stand (the one shaped like a head that looked absolutely ridiculous on our mother's dressers) didn't put much thought into that design.
Necklaces kept getting tangled with one another. The cutlery tray in your kitchen drawer can be used as a jewelry divider, keeping them all neat and arranged. Your rings and bracelets will find their home in the tray too.
Dryer Sheets to the Rescue
Frizzy, static hair can be a major annoyance for many, and finding ways to combat it becomes a top priority. This hair woe occurs when your locks accumulate an electric charge, holding more electricity than they can carry, often due to weather conditions. But fear not, there's a simple solution at your fingertips.
Reach for a dryer sheet, give your hair a gentle patdown, and watch as it returns to a state of normality. The anti-static properties of the dryer sheet work like magic, taming frizz and eliminating that unwanted static charge, leaving your hair smooth and manageable. Embrace this quick fix and bid farewell to frizzy, static hair days.
Vaseline saves the day for all the make-up artists out there. Lipsticks with incredibly dark or bright hues can be challenging to remove quickly. Water does not quite cut it, and tissue usually only ends up clinging to your lips! A Vaseline hack to help with this is to apply a thin – let's reiterate, a very thin – layer of Vaseline over the lips.
Leave on for a few minutes, and then use a wet wipe to wipe away everything. You should find clean, clear lips instantly. So don't worry about using a darker shade next time you put on lipstick, Vaseline will be there to save the day.
French Manicure Your way
Whenever you see a delicate hand with a fresh French manicure, you want nothing more than Frenching your own tips. Nothing looks better than pearly white nails with pure white touches. But who has the time to do this professionally, and who can do it on their own?
This hack will turn you into a professional manicurist and make you think of changing your profession. Place a bandaid or any other tape on your nail (leaving a tip to be painted) and paint the top part just above the video. Let it dry completely, and remove the tape. It's a hit.
No woman in the world hasn't experienced the humiliating situation of a run in her tights. The morning starts with a small hole on the back of your shin, which nobody can notice, and before you know it, it is running up your thigh.
We've all been there, and we have all told ourselves the same story on that particular morning; "It's a small hole, it will manage through the day." Lady, say goodbye to your worries. Get your hairspray and spray the hole with water every sprat you have once you notice it. We promise you, this runner is going nowhere.
Pool Noodles and Boots
These boots are meant for walking, so let's keep them in their original shape and don't let them fall and crumble to the floor whenever they are not in use. Tall winter-leathered boots won't stay upright unless with give them a little help, and the taller the boot, the more help it needs.
Any solid (yet soft) round tube will do the job. Your children's summer pool noodles are ideal for this hack. Cut to size, place them in your boots (when they are unworn), and they will keep standing high and proud, as a $500 pair of boots should.
DIY Texting Gloves
Whether you are a man or a woman, the winter can be harsh, but for some reason, we women seem to suffer from frost so much more than men. Why? We don't know, however, we do have a great winter hack to help keep you warm. It is always frustrating when you are trying to use your phone in 20-degree weather.
A lot of people miss their calls because it takes them a lot of time to take off their gloves. This easy hack can make any pair of gloves touchscreen friendly. You only need to sew some conductive thread into the glove tips, and you will never miss a call again.
A Lion's Mane
For those who wish for thicker and stronger hair, we have a hack that you'll likely embrace. Look for an eyeshadow shade that matches your hair color and lightly dust it along your hairline. This simple technique creates an illusion of fuller, more voluminous hair. So, when you have a special occasion or a hot date on the horizon and want to feel confident and glamorous, go ahead and dust away.
Just remember to come up with a witty response for your date if they wonder why they can't run their fingers through your hair—perhaps a playful comment about keeping your secrets hidden within your amazing hair. Embrace this beauty hack and enjoy the added allure of thicker-looking tresses without compromising the mystery.
If you're bored with your collection of hair pins and clips, there's no need to splurge on new ones. We've discovered a fantastic way to revitalize and customize the ones you already own, adding a touch of uniqueness to your hair accessories. Grab your pins and clips and get creative by painting them with nail polish in any color and shade that you like.
This simple DIY project allows you to personalize your hair accessories, making them one-of-a-kind and personally tailored. And if you have some spare time on your hands, consider clustering a few together, tying them with a ribbon, and keeping them as fun giveaways or thoughtful gifts.
In the digital age, business cards have become ancient as our contact information lives on our phones and computers. Saying that it has been proven that holding on to certain relics from the past can prove beneficial. If you struggle with applying mascara, whether you're a beginner or have been using it for decades but still end up with smudges around your eyes, this ingenious hack is a game-changer.
Before applying mascara, simply slide a business card beneath your lashes, acting as a shield to keep your eyes and face clean. This clever technique prevents accidental smudging and ensures precise application, allowing you to achieve flawless, well-defined lashes effortlessly. So, don't discard those old business cards just yet—they still have a role to play in your makeup routine!
Eye Make-Up Eraser
You need a seriously steady hand when trying out this Vaseline trick. If you're looking to remove eye makeup, Vaseline comes to the rescue with its unique formula that effortlessly wipes away makeup in one smooth motion. Simply apply a small amount of Vaseline on a piece of cotton wool and gently wipe it under the eye and on the eyelids.
However, it's important to remember to thoroughly wash your face afterward to ensure all residue is removed. Say goodbye to stubborn eye makeup, leaving your eyes clean and refreshed. With Vaseline as your ally, achieving a makeup-free canvas becomes a breeze.
The best products can be used for more than one purpose, and Vaseline can help you repurpose products you already own. Not everything has a short duration time as you might think, as with clever home and beauty hacks, we can guarantee your loved possessions will last much longer.
There's a trick you can use to turn eyeshadow into a lip gloss. Take some eyeshadow and add Vaseline – be careful not to add too much eyeshadow. Too much, and it won't be a helpful concoction, but it's pretty easy to build a mixture that is easy to smooth onto your lips, even though it started as a powder!
Make Your Own Exfoliator
Did you know you can use petroleum jelly to create your own exfoliating cream? Neither did we. But it's true! Instead of shelling out big bucks for a cream with a famous face, you can whip up some of your own. Combine Vaseline with sea salt, you can use it just like a regular exfoliator.
Your skin will get the glow and the soft feeling that you have been looking for, and for only a fraction of the cost. Let's hope the beauty brand owners don't actually read this, as we have a feeling their sales on exfoliators are going to go downhill.
Nail Drying in No Time
We've all experienced the impatience of waiting for freshly applied nail polish to dry. The last thing you want is an uneven polish that doesn't flatter your nails. Here's a handy hack for your next manicure session: soak your hands in ice-cold water, gently pat them dry, and then proceed with painting them. The cold temperature of the water will help accelerate the drying process.
This allows you to enjoy beautifully painted nails in less time. Say goodbye to smudges and smears caused by prematurely touching or bumping your nails. Adopt this simple yet effective hack to achieve flawless and quick-drying nail polish, making your manicure experience even more enjoyable.
Reduce Stains While Dying Hair
If you love to add color to their look, be it all the time or just every once in a while, you know that the process of dying hair is messy, and it doesn't matter if you're going for natural brown or pop style pink. It's a lot cheaper to dye your hair at home.
But you're almost sure to get dye on your head or neck. The solution is simple: apply Vaseline around your hairline and the areas where you usually get colored. The dye will collect in the Vaseline and will be far, far easier to wipe away.
Expand Your Lipstick Collection
For a long time, shiny lip glosses were the go-to option. In recent years, however, matte styles have taken over, and for some reason, they seem to last much less on the lips, and you can't find yourself refreshing your lips more than you want or have the time for.
Whether you prefer the old ways or like the new styles, makeup isn't getting any cheaper, and even a few new tubes can be worth plenty. Use Vaseline if you have lots of matte lipstick and want something with more gloss. Just apply the normal lipstick and dab a bit of jelly over the top. It will make your lips shine.
Tuck In Those Skinny Jeans
When your skinny jeans are unavailable, and you're left with old bell bottoms, don't despair. Here is a clever trick: fold up the bottoms of the pants, wrap them around your legs, and slip on high socks that cover the folded part. You can effortlessly slide into your beloved boots and rock your handmade skinny jeans.
It may not be a perfect substitute, but it is a creative solution allowing you to exhibit your favorite footwear confidently. So, embrace this fashion hack and show your stuff. For us women, when there is a will, there is most certainly a way!
An Easy Home Manicure or Pedicure
We'd all love to have our nails professionally polished each and every day, but there are plenty of reasons such a dream isn't a reality. While applying your own nail polish or coloring is far more straightforward, it can be trying for those who don't have a steady hand.
As you might have guessed, this is where Vaseline comes in. Put some of the jellies on your finger around the nail. If you make a mistake, the nail polish will go into the jelly and will not stain your skin. Just wipe it away, and you'll have the perfect manicure.
Full Marks for Stretch Marks
This one might have a touch of the "old wives' tale." However, there are accounts of Vaseline being skin-saving sorcery and reducing the appearance of stretch marks. Don't believe us, then check out the following explanation. While medical professionals maintain that retinol is definitely the better option, a cost-effective hack is slathering Vaseline over the stretch marks and wrapping the area in cling wrap!
The idea is that the texture of Vaseline helps soften the skin and diminish the appearance of stretch marks. But that is not all, folks. Additionally, the petroleum works as a hydrating agent, so the skin feels and looks smoother.
Nail Polish and More
Parting ways with your beloved pair of heels (or any cherished shoes) due to peeling color is undeniably heart-wrenching. However, there's a secret remedy that can salvage them. If you happen to possess nail polish in a matching shade, consider yourself fortunate. With a bit of brushstroke magic, carefully apply the nail polish to the peeled areas. Voila!
The imperfections will vanish, and your shoes will regain their former glory. It'll be our little secret, and no one will be the wiser. So, embrace this sneaky yet effective solution, and bid farewell to shoe heartbreak. Let your favorite pair shine anew, and keep strutting with confidence. Your revamped footwear will make heads turn and keep your shoe collection intact.
Keep Your Jewelry Detangled With This Tip
The worst thing is being invited to a wedding miles away, which means that everything will have to be schlepped with you, including the jewelry you plan to wear. So after you’ve packed the essentials like your passport and other documents, it’s time to focus on the fun stuff — clothing and accessories. But while it can be nice to bring your favorite jewelry pieces, it’s not fun to spend hours trying to detangle a mess of accessories.
Keep your jewelry organized and tangle-free by fully extending your necklaces or bracelets and then wrapping them in plastic cling wrap. The cling wrap is not only lightweight and bulk-free, but it ensures an extra layer of protection for your special pieces.
Removing Makeup From Clothes
Whether just once in a while or every day, using makeup means you risk getting some on your clothes. This can happen during the application or when you're out and about, and it often happens around Halloween when your little one decides she wants to use her mother's makeup to her costume.
Getting it out is never easy since rubbing it might just press it into the fabric. Your best chance is to dab the stain with a little bit of Vaseline and let it sit. Meanwhile, moisten a washcloth in heated water. You can now use it to wipe the paint off. This method will lift fresh stains entirely.
What It's Made For
One cannot overlook Vaseline's most common and well-known use—treating dry, cracked lips. Whenever the discomfort of chapped lips strikes due to harsh winds, freezing temperatures, or scorching heat, reaching for a jar of Vaseline becomes a natural instinct. Its moisturizing properties provide instant relief and soothing comfort to parched lips.
Additionally, the Vaseline company offers a variety of flavored options for those who prefer to avoid the oily taste. Whoever thought that with Vaseline, you can bid farewell to the discomfort of dry lips and confidently flaunt a smile that feels as good as it looks? And yet, it is totally possible with Vaseline.
Never Take Toilet Paper for Granted
Going to the bathroom on an airplane is not always an enjoyable experience, but it is sometimes inevitable, and although men can do without it, there is no way we will manage this experience without paper. While the cabin crew does whatever it can to make sure the passengers' needs are met, they can't predict everything.
And the time toilet paper runs out is the worst of them all. In order to keep yourself covered in that area, put a pack of tissues in your carry-on. You make are in charge of your own destiny and ensure yourself a full-service experience in the plane's lavatory.
Winter Is Coming
Arctic blasts are not known to be of particular benefit to the epidermis. The cold air of winter and lack of humidity will suck all the summer moisturization efforts right out of your skin. Combine this with indoor heating, which further dries out the skin, and you have a recipe for dermatological disaster.
To prevent this, apply a light coat of Vaseline to body parts that will be exposed to the cold air. The petroleum jelly will lock in moisture and prevent the cold air from extracting it out of your skin. Remember not to use it excessively on the face.
Egg Containers for Earrings
You throw out so many egg containers, you might as well save one for storage, right? This hack is super easy and will help you save money on an expensive jewelry organizer. Now you probably won't wonder where that one pair of earrings are or struggle to get them untangled all the time.
This hack is also great when you have little girls in the family. What could be better than having one of these custom-made? On the next rainy Sunday morning, grab onto that egg container, and start sorting out your jewelry. Your little child will be thrilled, to say the very least.
Get the Perfect Spray-on Tan
If you live in the right climate, you can soak up that sweet Vitamin D from the sun itself. Some countries have an eight-month-long summer, so popping outside for a few minutes every now and then doesn't seem to be too much of a hassle.
However, if you have ultra-pale skin or the weather doesn't work with you, you'll have to resort to a spray tanner. This stuff is pretty easy to use, but some spots, such as dry spots, will give you trouble. If there's anywhere you don't want that orange color, put a thin layer of Vaseline and wipe it off. Your tan will look perfect and spotless.
Bobby Pin Blues
If you've ever struggled with bobby pins refusing to stay put, even if you have the curliest hair, put your worries aside—there's a simple solution to tame these slippery little hair accessories. Before inserting them into your hair, grab a paper towel and give the bobby pins a quick spritz of hairspray. This ingenious trick adds a touch of stickiness to the pins, ensuring they stay securely in place.
With the added grip from the hairspray, you can confidently style your locks, knowing that your bobby pins will remain steadfast throughout the day. We love this handy hack, and we can enjoy a hassle-free hairstyling experience with pins that actually stay where they belong—keeping your hair flawlessly styled.
Tea is the oldest beverage in history. Once a ceremonious drink in ancient China, today, it has hundreds of tea types with different flavors and properties. And besides, it is a cultural symbol; it's a great companion on a winter afternoon alongside a couple of cookies and part of our great hack list.
Bad night? Puffy eyes? Feel like you need an energy boost? Take two used teabags, let them cool down a little, and place them on your eyes for a few minutes. The warmth will help with blood circulation, and the tea's antioxidants will nourish the skin around your eyes. It will do wonders.
Clear Up Blackheads
They don't look good, but do you know blackheads can pose a health hazard? They can develop into large, painful spots if you try to squeeze them. Keep your nails away and reach for the Vaseline instead. While many expensive skincare products might or might not work, there's an easier way.
Wash your face, cover it in Vaseline, and then put plastic wrap over the blackheads. Cover it all with a warm towel and wait five minutes. The blackheads will loosen, and you will be able to wash them off without worry. It is cheaper, it is faster, and it is easier.
We All Love Natural Curls
If you were blessed with beautiful natural curls, you wish for straight hair. If you were born with long, silky, dark hair, you wish you had golden locks. We are never happy with what we're given; no matter how much we have, we always want more. Human nature, we suppose?
If you still insist on those curls, take out that hair straightener of yours. Instead of straitening the hair, wrap locks of hair around one of the heated sides of the straightener, grip regularly with the other, and twist as you pull your hair free. Your wish of beautiful open curls will come true.
Lighten Your Underarms
Though it is purely a cosmetic preference, some people are self-conscious about having dark skin around their underarms, especially when wearing light summer spaghetti tops. Baking soda can fix this too. Pour some baking soda into a little bit of water until you get a smooth paste.
Then, massage the darkened area with the mixture for about one minute. Finally, leave the paste on for up to 30 minutes (you may want to use this time to lay down and relax so no dried paste falls off). You can repeat the process 2-3 times a week for the best results.
Vinegar as Toner
Vinegar can work wonders for your skin thanks to its natural acidity and antimicrobial properties. By using a diluted solution, you can enjoy the benefits without causing irritation. Mix one part vinegar with one part water and store it in a convenient bottle. Apply the mixture onto a cotton pad and gently press it onto your skin when needed.
This helps balance pH levels, control oiliness, and promote a healthy complexion. Remember to moisturize afterward to maintain hydration. With this simple addition to your skincare routine, you can achieve a fresh and radiant look, all while saving money and embracing natural alternatives.
Don't Forget Your Scarf
You can never have too many clothing hacks. You might want to keep the frizz and knots at bay by the time you arrive at your destination, so keep your hair wrapped up in a scarf. Not only is it practical, but it’s also really chic. Traveling can be stressful and exhausting to some.
But there are ways to make the journey a lot more comfortable. Now that you know them, you have no reason not to apply these simple tricks. Less anxiety, more fun, less frizzy hair, and more scarves in your closet. Wherever you go and whatever you do, that’s our motto.
Hide the Veins
Smudge some Vaseline onto the web of spider veins and watch them vanish. Or so the theory hopes. Spider veins are caused as a result of tiny blood vessels rupturing due to inefficient circulation. The Vaseline hack states that enough application over a long enough time will free the veins and lessen their appearance.
This is another hack that the medical fraternity does not hold much faith in. They state that the massage action might temporarily diminish the appearance but will not remove the veins themselves. No need to wear pantyhose or cover your legs up anymore, as this hack will change your dress habits forever.
Dry elbows can be a real pain in the X, capable of ruining your day or even your vacation. This particular area of the body tends to dry out faster than others, demanding more tender loving care than you might anticipate. While shiny elbows may not be ideal during the summer, the skin stays relatively hydrated.
Winter, on the other hand, poses a challenge, but fear not! By donning a cozy long sweater and applying a layer of Vaseline, you can bid farewell to any winter dryness attempting to invade your elbows. Embrace this simple yet effective solution to keep your elbows soft, smooth, and ready to tackle any season confidently.
Personal hygiene when going camping, joining your son's three-day field trip, or on a long-haul flight usually goes right out the window about a few hours in. Who can be bothered to carry all of your daily routine essentials when there is so much more to take with you when you're out of the house for more than an hour?
Keeping the essentials like a toothbrush, floss, facial cream, and a sheet mask close by is sure to make the trip a little more comfortable. It’ll also build your confidence. Put on a sheet mask, close your eyes, and let all your worries melt away. So, no matter where you are or who you are with, you will always look, but most importantly, feel your best.
When it comes to caring for your hands, the versatility of Vaseline knows no bounds. From moisturizing to protecting, it offers a multitude of benefits. And let's not forget its magic touch when it comes to cuticle care. Just like shoes are to the legs, cuticles are essential for overall hand appearance.
Applying a small amount of Vaseline around and on the cuticles works wonders in softening them, making it easier to shape them with your regular tools. Embrace this simple yet effective technique to ensure that your cuticles are always on point, elevating the overall look of your hands.
The limit is one suitcase per person and one suitcase only. So what are you supposed to do with all the clothing you wish to take on your holiday? How are we women supposed to live with one piece of luggage? The benefits of vacuum bags are remarkable. Not only do they compress your clothes, but they also protect them from moisture and odors. Another trick is to roll your clothes tightly, which maximizes space utilization.
Don't forget to wear your bulkiest items during travel to free up additional room in your suitcase. Packing efficiently is an art that can make your travel experience stress-free. So, embrace these tips, make the most of your limited space, and enjoy your well-prepared vacation without any hassle or excess baggage fees. Bon voyage!
Make Perfume Last Longer
Unless you're willing to pay for scents that last longer (Eau de Parfum), that lovely perfume you have probably doesn't last as long as you'd like. Some mixtures aren't as concentrated and consist of many of alcohol and water and not the French luxurious fragrance, which means they end up losing potency after a few hours.
Here's what you can do – pat some petroleum jelly onto your skin prior to spraying your perfume, and the smell will stick around. Pick the right place, and everybody will comment on your bouquet. Since you won't have to use as much perfume, this will also save you money.
Mind Your Skin
Taking good care of your skin is essential, no matter your altitude. While flying, you'll need to consider what that dry air means for your beauty routine. Sure, we all want to look our best as we venture into new places, but we'd advise against wearing makeup on the flight.
The air on a plane is low quality, the temperature is always too cold, and none of this is better for your skin condition. Instead of clogging your pores with cosmetics, invest in keeping your skin hydrated with a serum and moisturizer. A dab of chapstick on your lips will also help.
Makeup That Won’t Break Mid-Trip
Whether it's wanting to look perfect in your #VacayVibes pictures or looking your best while waiting for four hours between flights, for example, many of us don’t leave the house, let alone for a trip, without our trusty cosmetics bags. But all that travel and moving around can easily result in a broken powder compact or cracked eyeshadow palette — and that would be a travel nightmare.
An easy solution? Place a thin cotton round on top of the powder product to act as a cushion during your travels; just make sure the compact is wholly sealed before tossing it into your cosmetics bag!
Bring a Small Bag
This is one you are going to thank us for. If you're the kind of woman who keeps everything in her pockets, this one's for you. Usually, good pockets will help you travel light and avoid carrying a big bag, but planes are different.
Since you'll be sitting down most of the time, given that your carry-on is in the overhead compartment, you probably don't feel like getting up whenever you need your wallet, bubblegum, or the USB key on your keychain. Get a little bag to fit all those items in and stick it in the pocket of the seat before you buckle up.
Dry Shampoo? Are You Serious?
What is it with dry shampoo? How can shampoo be dry? What are you supposed to wash it off with? If you'd like to be part of this dry shampoo trend, we have found a hack for you so you can get on it without actually purchasing dry shampoo. Baby powder. Work the powder into your hair, brush, and you're done.
It has the same effect and even smells better than dry shampoo. Spend your money somewhere else. One question. The dry shampoo we have is for brunettes, making the spray brown. We haven't seen any brown powder on the shelves yet, so what happens to the white sprinkles on our scalps?
Make Your Best Features Pop
Highlighters are a staple in every makeup enthusiast's collection, designed to enhance your best features. While many of these products can be pricey, there's a budget-friendly alternative that gets the job done—good old petroleum jelly. Unlike some highlighters that contain glitter or unwanted additives, Vaseline offers a smooth, subtle texture that delivers the desired effect.
Simply dab a small amount onto the areas you want to accentuate, and you are good to go. This affordable hack will help you achieve a natural, glowing look without breaking the bank. Let petroleum jelly become your secret weapon for always having effortlessly radiant skin.