The beauty don'ts you're already doing
Ever wondered if you're guilty of some of the biggest beauty no-nos? You may not even know you're doing them, but my guess is you probably are. These 'beauty don'ts' are simple steps that many of us think of as 'shortcuts' - but often they can end up taking more time and money than you'd ever imagined.
Fear not, we're here to deliver the simple solutions to ensure that you don't find yourself succumbing to these beauty don'ts any longer. We've got the real shortcuts to try so you don’t end up suffering from your own beauty tricks.
Beauty don't #1: using nail polish remover to 'thin out' gluggy nail polish
So you've gone to use your favourite nail polish and it left a thick, gluggy layer on your nails. Definitely not the look you're after, right? You may think adding nail polish remover is a fast, easy way to return your polish to its former glory (so did I), but I'm here to tell you that this 'trick' can be more of a hindrance if it doesn't work like you expect. Adding nail polish remover to your lacquers can make them seem more liquid, but it can also make them really streaky to apply, and it may mean your DIY mani takes longer than it ever would have if you'd just added a little nail polish thinner to your colour first up. We love: Mavala Nail Polish Thinner for its ability to make your polishes seem as good as new.
Beauty don't #2: plucking the hairs above your brows
Many of us spy a few stray hairs above our brows and think it's time to pull out the tweezers. No! Stop! Your brow shape is determined by those little hairs, and removing them can make your face-framers look a little unnatural. If you want to shape your brows and develop an attractive arch, be sure to see a brow specialist initially and then keep up the maintenance with a good pair of tweezers you can depend on for precision plucking - but leave hairs on top of your brows alone! Try: Artiste Precision Tweezers Point Tip.
Beauty don't #3: tending to your own split ends
Many of us don't see a problem with grabbing a pair of kitchen scissors and chopping our own frayed strands off. What harm can it do? The split ends are dead already; it's just a little DIY maintenance, right? Wrong! Don't you know that by using a regular pair of kitchen scissors, you're creating a new split end where you've chopped off the old one? Stick to hairdresser visits when you feel it's time for a trim, or invest in a proper pair of salon-quality scissors if you prefer a do-it-yourself 'do. We love: Manicare Hairdressing Scissors.
Are you guilty of committing any of the beauty blunders above? What's your biggest beauty sin?
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