11 Simple Beauty Hacks To Make Your Morning Routine A Breeze

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Getting ready in the morning can be a bit of a pain. Between skincare, hair, makeup, and nails, it seems like there’s always something that needs attending to. If you’re like me and would love nothing more than to speed up and simplify your beauty routine, the following hacks will definitely appeal to you.

1. Curl Your Hair With Your Straightener

There’s no need for rollers or a curling iron if you already have a hair straightener. By slighting turning the straightener and running it down your hair, you’ll have beautiful, beachy curls in no time at all.

2. Set Your Lipstick

There’s nothing worse than having smeared lipstick all over your face or your teeth. To set your lipstick and keep it where it belongs, apply the lipstick, hold a tissue over your lips, then dab overtop of the tissue with some translucent face powder.

3. Secure Those Bobby Pins

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To give your bobby pins some extra holding power, spritz them with a little hairspray before sticking them in your hair.

4. Heat Up Your Eyelash Curler

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To curl your eyelashes more effectively, hold your blowdryer over your eyelash curler for a few seconds to slightly warm it up. When it’s a little warm, the curl will hold for much longer.

5. Clean Up Stained Nails

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If your nails are stained with polish even after using nail polish remover, apply some toothpaste to your nails. Wait a few minutes, then gently scrub them before rinsing.

6. Combat Acne With Baking Soda

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If you wake up with a big pimple, make a paste using baking soda and water, then apply the paste to the area in question. Baking soda is a natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, so it will reduce the size of the pimple and subsequent redness.

7. DIY Eyeliner Stencil

To get the perfect winged eyeliner look, use a piece of scotch tape as your guide!

8. Tone With Rosewater

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To even out your skin tone and improve your complexion, apply rosewater directly to your skin each night using a cloth or cotton pad. You can buy rosewater at most drugstores and stores that sell makeup and skin products.

9. DIY Foot Soak

If your feet could use a little TLC, make your own foot soak using warm water, epson salt, a few teaspoons of baking soda, and a couple drops of your favorite-smelling essential oil.

10. Touch Up Your Roots

To touch up your grey roots in between hair appointments, just apply some eyeshadow to them in the same color as your hair.

11. Prevent Chipped Nails

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To make your nail polish job last longer, paint your nails in vertical strokes as you normally would. Then, carefully swipe the brush horizontally along the edge of your nail. This seals in the polish and makes it less likely to chip.