While life hacks exist on the internet to make our life easier, they often end up in disasters. From eyebrow fails to hair dyeing gone wrong, it's safe to say that we've seen it all. But all's not lost yet. There are a few simple DIY hacks that stand out, are tried and tested by your favourite social media influencers and actually do what they claim to.
Whether you want flawless cat-eyes for once, or want to experiment with something a little edgier without fully committing to it, we're listing down some of the most unconventional beauty hacks that just seem to work. Happy experimenting!
Eyeliner on fleek
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Do you know what our one true wish is? To be able to apply eyeliner without spending 43 minutes trying to even it out, only to be unhappy with the result. But there is a way for you to get the perfect, clean eyeliner, and no, it doesn't involve beauty stamps. It involves tape! Simply cut some tape, stick it at the corner of your eye depending on the width and length of the eyeliner look you're going for, start drawing (using the tape as a stencil) and voilà! Flawless eyeliner in no time.
DIY brow lamination
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We've all dreamt of feathery brows thanks to Instagram, but sometimes our own brows refuse to cooperate. To get bushy, fluffy brows at home, you should try DIY brow lamination. You can start by applying some petroleum jelly for protection to your eyebrows in a thin layer. Follow this up by applying eyebrow glue to set the shape. Then, take an eyebrow perm once you’re happy with the shape, and coat your eyebrows with it. Wrap a plastic sheet over your eyebrows for 2 minutes. After your time is up, thoroughly wipe off the solution with dry cotton pads, moving up and out. Top it off by neutralising your brows using a neutraliser, and finally, end with a nourishing serum. It's really that simple, and only takes a few minutes!
Make perfume last longer
We've all had moments during the day when we thought we were going to smell like a goddess, but we get one whiff and... the rest is history. One of the biggest pet peeves women have is their perfume not lasting longer — while men's perfume seemingly lasts for years — but this hack is going to change that. All you need to do is apply the Vaseline Petroleum Jelly before spraying your perfume on the specific area, and you're good to go.
Eyebrow slit trend
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Have you seen those really cool girls with that little slit in their eyebrows? And thought to yourself, 'that's pretty cool,' but never had the nerve to do it for yourself? Here's how you can attempt the look without actually shaving your hair. Apply a transparent, non-toxic, washable glue stick on a part of your eyebrow to make it look invisible. Create a razor cut effect, and style it however you want.
The lack of shaving foams targeted towards women are always a point of contention, but girl, why spend big bucks on them, when you can use something you already have at home? We're talking about conditioners! Since they soften the hair, they are ideal for shaving and give you a smooth, soft finish. Just use conditioners instead of shaving foam, and go about business as usual. Thank us later!