3 Beauty Tricks to Try Out

By Meghan Donovan of www.witwhimsy.com

You know that episode of Sex & The City where they talk about SSB: Secret Single Behavior? Well the other title of this post could have been SSB: Secret Beauty Behavior. A few things I do that are little tricks up my sleeve when it comes to my beauty routine!

MULTI-TASK

You know how you always wish you remembered to do a face mask or whiten your teeth at home but never seem to find the time? I’ve finally figured out how to make sure I do those beauty regimens I want to keep up but often feel like I just can’t be bothered at night (my bed will be calling me!) I have started putting my whitening strips on or my face masks on while I cook dinner. For the nights I am home and making dinner at mi casa, before I start prepping things, I’ll apply a face mask or whitening strips (or both if I’m very on top of it!) and set a timer. Often by the time my meal prep is done, so is my beauty treatment. Talk about feeling productive!

COCKTAIL YOUR LIP COLORS

Sick of your same ol’ lip colors? Try layering them! I love doing this to get what feels like a new shade. The Burt’s Bees lipsticks are super hydrating and not overly thick so they are ideal for this. My favorite current combo for this is Magenta Rush + Iced Iris (I’m wearing them in the above photo!). The two together = a perfectly pink pout for Spring. Apply color #1, blot (with a blotting sheet—I find these work better than tissues) and then apply color #2 and blot a second time. I recommend putting the darker shade on first followed by the lighter shade and if you need a little extra blending, use a lip brush.

CHILL OUT YOUR EYE CREAM

Do you use an eye cream in the morning? I swear by this practice as I wake up with really puffy eyes most mornings and recently I’ve started stashing the cream in the fridge for a nice cooling effect upon application. I like to believe it helps the de-puffing process but it also just feels really good. Bring on the heat, summer!

ADDED TO WISHLIST
Magenta Rush
$8.99
ADDED TO WISHLIST
Iced Iris
$8.99