10 Super Useful Beauty Hacks *Every* Bride Should Know!
Sharon AlphonsoLifestyle and Beauty Writer, POPxo
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With just few days left for the BIG fat wedding, we bet you must be super busy with all the running around. And in the midst of all the chaos, you’ve got to make sure that your beauty routine doesn’t get disrupted. Here are 10 amazing beauty hacks every bride-to-be should know.
1. Gel Those Nails Up!
If you don’t want to deal with chipped nail polish on your big day, you might as well opt for gel nails. Apply a coat, leave it to harden under UV light and voila! Your nail paint is bound to last for good 2-3 weeks. No more chip-chip! ;-)
2. Zits Be Gone!
Before you use your bare fingers to pop that zit, STOP! Use Q-tips instead. It’s not only hygienic, but will also prevent any gunk from spreading on your skin. Dip the Q-tips in a bowl of hot water, and try to ease and remove the sticky stuff from your face. Try it to believe it.
Dealing with flyaways a week before your wedding can be stressful indeed. Not if you know the toothbrush trick, of course! Apply a bit of hairspray to the toothbrush and gently comb the ends of your hair. Don’t overdo it as you might just get split ends. The best time to put this trick to test is when you’re just about to hit the sack. Wake up to gorgeous hair the next morning.
4. Want That Scent To Last Longer?
The last thing you want to do on your wedding day is keep using your perfume after every couple of hours. That’s where Vaseline comes in. Apply it on your wrists and neck before you use your perfume. It will make the scent last longer.
5. When Hairspray Meets Makeup
Want your makeup to last longer? Hairspray can make that wish come true! All you’ve got to do is hold your breath, keep your eyes closed, and spray a bit of that from a distance over your makeup. It will keep your makeup intact all through your wedding! Amazing, isn’t it?
6. Dry Shampoo Is Your New Bestie
Believe it or not, but your scalp can sweat during the day. When that happens, your hair becomes greasy, and dirt gets caught in the mess. To save yourself from this, spray some dry shampoo on your hair before you go to sleep one night before the big day. It will absorb the oil and keep your hair and scalp clean.
You don’t have to make a trip to the dentist to whiten your teeth, you know? You can do it at home! Slice a lemon or a strawberry and rub the pulp on your teeth to remove yellow stains. Munching on carrot sticks and sugarcane too can work wonders! Make sure you rinse your mouth with room temperature water after.
8. Have Pity On Your Pits
Afraid to go sleeveless? Well, you shouldn’t be. Not until you’ve given this trick a shot! All you’ve got to do is make a paste of coconut oil with baking soda and apply it to your pits. Give it a good scrub and massage for 10 minutes. Wash it off with water after. Don’t forget to pat dry! This is the easiest and a natural home remedy to lighten dark underarms.
9. Cold Spoons Love Your Skin
The stress of the wedding can take a toll on the skin under your eyes. It can make them puffy and look tired. That’s when you pick up your weapon - the spoon! Place a bunch of clean metal spoons in the freezer and on the day of your wedding, take them out and press them gently on your eyes. You’ll instantly feel fresh and so will your skin.
10. The Fabulous Lipstick Trick
No bride wants to keep reapplying lipstick on her big day. We have a solution to this! Remember this golden trick ladies, as soon as you apply the first coat of lipstick, place a tissue over your lips and gently brush some powder over it. Apply a second coat and repeat the trick. It will make your lipstick last much longer than you think! :-)