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!


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!


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.


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!

Magenta Rush
Iced Iris