As the year drew to a close, Google released its list of top searched things in 2015. Amongst them were the most asked beauty questions of the year. From popping a zit to getting Kylie Jenner lips, you aren’t the only one who turns to Google for your most dire beauty needs. We give you the answers for the top searched beauty questions on Google in 2015 - some of these will help you in looking great well into the new year! Oh and there’s even one on beards, so feel free to share this with your guy. ;-)
1. How To Do The Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge?
The teen star’s famous pout sparked quite a rage in the past year. Back before she admitted to getting lip fillers, The Kylie Jenner lip challenge was a ridiculous trend that resulted in more bruises and a battered pout rather than fabulously full lips. The lip plumping challenge basically involves putting your lips in a shot glass and sucking. Trying this suction technique for a good 5 minutes was how many girls across the world tried to get lips like the reality star. Needless to say the challenge was quite an epic fail and resulted in loads of injury. It’s one trend we’re glad the world has left behind in 2015!
2. What Are Lip Fillers?
Anushka Sharma and Kylie Jenner aren’t alone! Apparently, lots of people wanted to transform their pout this past year. Lip fillers are injections administered by dermatologists to increase the thickness of your lips. They’re also used to even out fine lines around the lips.
3. How To Remove Gel Nail Polish?
Gel nail paint is great as they help your nails look pretty for much longer than normal nail polish that chips within a couple days. But taking it off is a whole different story. You should ideally go to a nail salon to take it off, but if you would like to do it at home then begin by filing the surface of your nails a couple times. Then soak balls of cotton in acetone before placing them flat on top of each nail and wrap each finger tip in foil to keep them in place. Let them sit like this for a good 5 to 8 minutes before taking them off and then use a cuticle pusher to scrape the polish off. Your nails will feel fragile and can break more easily after this, which is why we wouldn’t recommend trying it too much. Wait a few weeks to allow your nails to recover before you paint them again.
4. How To Remove Acrylic Nails At Home
Which girl isn’t obsessed with a pretty manicure? If you’ve gone the acrylic route then definitely visit the salon to get these babies off. If you absolutely must do it yourself at home, then cut them short before following the same steps as removing gel polish. But this time, keep the cotton soaked in acetone and foil on for longer, say about 10 minutes.
5. How To Use Beard Balm?
Who knew men Googled beauty concerns too?! If you know a man who loves a big beard ask him to use some beard balm to soften a bristly, unruly beard by using a pea-sized amount and applying it all over.
6. How To Do A French Braid
2015 was definitely the year of every kind of braid. Just look at Alia Bhatt! Perfecting a beautiful French braid is the basics of any cute braided hairstyle - we’re not surprised it was a commonly searched query. Learn how to perfect one here to help you rock some flirty braids well into the new year.
7. How To Pop A Deep Zit?
Embarrassing pimples can pop up any time of the year and we don’t need Google to tell us how common a problem it is. Remember that popping a zit can lead to infections and scars, so do it at your own risk. Washing your hands first is a must, then take a tissue in both hands and press firmly through the tissue on both sides of the spots. Apply some tea tree oil on it after to help soothe it and reduce the risk of inflammation and infection. If you’re adamant about squeezing it, then remember to do it after a shower as the steam helps open up your pores.
8. How To Get Glowing Skin?
Now this is a question we would forever be searching for answers for. After all, radiant skin never goes out of style! Your best bet would be to follow a healthy diet, get enough sleep, cleanse-tone-moisturize like a boss, stay away from smoking and drink lots and lots of water.
9. How To Put Braids In a Bun?
We couldn’t get enough of braids this past year, and combining them with chic buns was also quite a rage. Check out one of our fav braided updos in this Insta video. You’ll be surprised at how easy this gorgeous style is!
10. How To Make Your Hair Not “Sticky”?
We’ve all experienced the nightmare of our hair sticking up and basically turning into a fluffy mess as it dries. The smartest thing to do is to use a smoothening serum as soon as you step out of the shower so your hair doesn’t have a chance to get puffy as it dries.
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Published on Jan 15, 2016