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Last Updated on January 10, 2018

30 Makeup Hacks That Will Change Every Girl’s Life

30 Makeup Hacks That Will Change Every Girl’s Life

You don’t have to spend hours in front of a mirror to get your makeup perfect. There are all kinds of little tricks you can use that will make applying cosmetics much easier and ensure that you always have the look you are going for. Here are the top 30 makeup hacks that will change your life:

1. Turn Eyeliner Pencil Into Gel

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    This will make eyeliner easier to apply because it makes it softer. Simply place the tip of the eyeliner pencil over a flame for one second. Wait about 15 seconds for it to cool down, and apply.

    2. Check Your Makeup Under Different Light

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      You may not have the best light when you are applying makeup. When you get into your car, check your makeup before going anywhere. The bright outside light will help you to see any spots you may have missed.

      3. Remove Glitter Nail Polish Easily

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        Skip the base coat, and use white glue (Elmer’s works well) instead. Follow with coats of your favorite glitter polish. When you are ready to remove the polish, it will peel right off.

        4. Skip the Clear Base Coat

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          Use a coat of white nail polish instead of a base coat. This will make your nail color stand out more. It will still protect your nails from becoming stained by colored polishes.

          5. Make Your Eyes Look Wider

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            Sweep your mascara towards your nose instead of upwards. This will help make the lashes look fuller. It will also help to make your eyes look bigger.

            6. Proper Perfume Application

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              Don’t spray yourself with perfume. You will smell like a perfume factory at first, then it will wear off and you won’t smell anything. Instead, apply it to your pulse points.

              7. Get More Out of Liquid Makeup

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                Don’t throw away makeup in tubes just because it seems like they are empty. Cut them open, and scoop the makeup into plastic pots. This is a great way to save money on makeup.

                8. Get More Mineral Makeup

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                  Just because it seems like you can’t get any more out of your mineral makeup, it doesn’t mean that you need to buy more. Simply use a penny to remove the bottom part of the container. You will see that there is still a lot of makeup left underneath.

                  9. Make Eye Shadow Stand Out With White Eyeliner

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                    If you really want your eye shadow color to pop, use this trick. Apply white eyeliner all over your eyelid. Then apply your favorite shadow. The white will help to intensify the color.

                    10. Winged Eyeliner With Just a Pencil

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                      Draw the cat eye with the eyeliner. Then, fill in the open space with the liner. You will have the perfect wing every time.

                      11. Achieve Perfect Winged Eyeliner With a Spoon

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                        To get that winged effect everyone loves so much, you only need one common household item: a spoon. Start your eyeliner as you would for a cat eye look, press the rounded side of the spoon against your eyelid, and move the spoon outwards to create the winged effect.

                        12. Reuse Mascara Brushes

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                          Sometimes you get a mascara brush you really like. You don’t have to throw it away when the mascara is gone. Clean it off, and use it with other types of mascara.

                          13. Easy Smoky Eye Makeup

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                            With your eyeliner, draw a slanted hashtag at the outer corner of each eye. Blend it in with the rest of your eye makeup. You get that smoky look without a lot of work.

                            14. Easy Eyelash Glue Application

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                              Applying eyelash glue can be so tricky. Make it easier by putting the glue on a bobby pin. Apply the glue with the tip of the bobby pin for a more even and quicker application.

                              15. Make Lipstick Stay On Longer

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                                This old trick really works. Put on a coat of lipstick, then lay a tissue across your lips. Dust translucent powder on to make the color set so it stays on longer.

                                16. Make Your Own Lip Gloss

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                                  Don’t throw away your broken eye shadows. Instead, turn them into lip gloss. Crush the eye shadow into powder, then mix with petroleum jelly to make any color lip gloss you like.

                                  17. Create Natural Contouring

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                                    It can be difficult to figure out where to put blush or bronzer for contouring. The easy way is to use your eyeliner pencil, or even a makeup brush handle. Place the straight edge directly below your cheekbone to get the right angle.

                                    18. Create a Perfect Cupid’s Bow

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                                      Use your lip liner (same shade as your lipstick) to draw an “X” on your upper lip. Apply your lipstick, using the “X” as a guide. You will have the perfect pout.

                                      19. Cover Up Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles

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                                        Forget about dotting your concealer. Instead, apply it in a triangle shape, with the base at your lash line and the tip at the bottom of your cheek. This will hide redness beneath the eyes, and brighten up your whole face.

                                        20. Use Gel Eyebrow Pencils for Contouring

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                                          Mark the areas to contour with a dark-colored gel eyebrow pencil. You can easily smudge and blend this makeup for perfect contouring. Finish the look with an all-over cream highlighter on your cheekbones, the center of your forehead, and the Cupid’s bow.

                                          21. No More Lipstick on Your Teeth

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                                            After applying your lipstick, put your finger in your mouth. Close your lips around your finger, then pull your finger out. The excess lipstick will get on your finger, and not on your teeth.

                                            22. No More Mascara on Upper Eyelids

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                                              Use your spoon for this hack. Hold the rounded part against your upper eyelids while applying mascara. The excess mascara will go onto the spoon and not your eyelids.

                                              23. Remoisturize Mascara

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                                                Don’t throw away mascara just because it has dried up. Instead, add a few drops of saline solution. This will make it moist and it will work as well as it did when you first bought it.

                                                24. Curl Your Lashes Faster

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                                                  Use your hairdryer to heat your eyelash curler. Let it cool a bit, then use as you normally would. The heat will set the curl so it lasts longer.

                                                  25. Use an Unusual Item for Blotting

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                                                    Toilet seat covers are ideal for blotting makeup. They are made from similar materials as blotting papers. So, if you are out of blotting papers, reach for a toilet seat cover to blot away excess skin oils.

                                                    26. Plump Up Your Lashes

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                                                      Don’t bother with expensive lash-pumping mascaras. Instead, dust some translucent powder on your lashes between coats. This will make your lashes look much fuller.

                                                      27. Get Rid of Split Ends

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                                                        If you have split ends, but are not ready for a trim, try this hack. Twist sections of your hair together. Then, trim the little pieces that are sticking out to eliminate split ends.

                                                        28. Apply Dry Shampoo at Night

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                                                          Use dry shampoo just before going to bed. As you move around in your sleep, the shampoo will really get worked into the hair. You will wake up with loads of volume and body.

                                                          29. Fix French Manicures with a Rubber Band

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                                                            This is so easy, and saves you from having to go back to your manicurist. Wrap a rubber band around your finger so it lies straight across the nail. Then, use some polish to fix the part of the nail that is sticking out at the top.

                                                            30. Eliminate the Frizzies

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                                                              Forget the towels for drying your hair. Use an old tee shirt instead. Unlike towels, tee shirts will not create friction. You will have soft curls instead of frizz.

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                                                              Last Updated on August 20, 2018

                                                              35 Anniversary Ideas to Bring You Closer Together

                                                              35 Anniversary Ideas to Bring You Closer Together

                                                              Every mature relationship has had a less-than-memorable anniversary. Maybe one of you forgot, or both of you got busy with work, kids, family issues, or something else. Whatever happened, the day came and went without fanfare. And neither of you seemed to notice or much care.

                                                              But for the health of any relationship, it’s important to make important days feel special. Anniversaries offer the wonderful opportunity to relive beautiful memories, practice gratefulness for your partner, and to show your love and strengthen your bond. Make this year’s anniversary with your significant other something special  — one that will bring you closer together.

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                                                              The best way to create a memorable anniversary is to do something new and different together as a couple. Stretch yourselves a bit.

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                                                              While boredom can silently kill a relationship, new experiences reinforce the shared bond you already have and create strong new memories. Just think back to the most significant memories you have right now with your spouse and imagine what new ones you can create!

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                                                              While you enjoy your chosen anniversary activity, be sure to keep a positive attitude and make your partner happy too on that day. Leave all arguments and day to day detail behind. Just celebrate your relationship. Whether you’re going to spend the day together at home, getting away, or having a wild and crazy new experience together, you can have your best anniversary yet!

                                                              If You’re Staying In

                                                              1. Spend an evening with no technology, just the two of you and maybe a board game. It’s hard to keep ourselves away from our computers and smartphones long enough to have a meaningful conversation. Make a rule not to use your tech and you’ll rekindle your relationship!
                                                              2. Make wine or beer together. If you enjoy drinking together, this is a fun activity to try together. Just remember to buy the necessary equipment ahead of time.
                                                              3. Learn something new about each other. With an open mind, try asking some of the New York Times’ 36 questions that lead to love. They’ll help spark intimacy and will lead to some really honest moments.
                                                              4. Have a lazy day. Breakfasts in bed, spend all day in bed talking and napping. Follow breakfast with champagne and dessert! If you feel like getting more active, cook together or play some games. Here’re some simple breakfast ideas for you.
                                                                • Learn to dance at home. This is best for those active couples who work out together and also enjoy learning something new together. Just go on Youtube to find any music with dance tutorials and learn together.
                                                                • Visit model homes or open houses and plan your dream home.
                                                                • Have a special dessert – champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Having an unusual treat makes a day feel extra special. If you want to make the dessert really special, try these tasty dessert recipes.
                                                                • Create a playlist of your favorite songs as a couple. Choose songs that tell your story, and songs that you bonded over throughout your relationships. Here’re some love songs ideas for your inspirations.
                                                                  • Write your love story. Write it together or ave each of you write your own and then bring them together in an interesting, both sides of the story format.
                                                                  • Get a fondue pot. Fondue is a fun way to enjoy melted cheeses (for savory items) and melted chocolate (for sweeter treats).
                                                                  • Decorate! Turn your home into a dressed-up french cottage, a sophisticated restaurant, or simply with flowers. The different ambience will immediately change the feel of your home and make it feel like a staycation.
                                                                    • Talk about the future together. It might sound simple and everyday, but imagining how you want to spend your retirement together, or planning future trips can be exciting and romantic.

                                                                    If You Want to Get Away

                                                                    1. Take a day trip together to your favorite spot. If you live in a city, it can be incredibly refreshing to get away for an afternoon and drink in the outdoors.
                                                                    2. Go on a scenic drive and stop at a wine and cheese bar. Or, if you’re lucky enough to have lots of options where you live, try a brewpub. There are tons of small craft breweries with fantastic food options too.
                                                                    3. Go camping. Relatively affordable and, if the weather’s right, beautiful and romantic.
                                                                      • Take an overnight backpacking trip. For the more adventurous couples, backpacking is an even more intense way to challenge yourself physically while becoming one with nature.
                                                                      • Take a wine tasting tour. If you live on the West Coast or in the Northeast, take a drive to the nearest winery. Many offer relatively inexpensive tastings and deals if you purchase a certain amount.
                                                                      • Take a scenic train trip. Taking the train means less stress traveling: nobody has to drive, you don’t have to stop for breaks every few hours, and you can sleep if you need to!
                                                                      • Save up for a destination vacation. What better time than your anniversary to enjoy the beach at a beautiful resort?
                                                                      • Explore a new city. Whether you’re on a budget or have a lot saved up, you can have a great time just exploring an unfamiliar town.
                                                                      • Rent a cabin for a weekend away, in the woods or next to a lake or ocean. If you like the outdoors but can only take so much nature, try glamping.
                                                                        • Go on a retreat. Yoga retreats, meditation retreats, beautiful natural surroundings … they’re all the rage. Search for centeredness and calm with your partner.
                                                                        • Spend a day at a food festival. Many cities have fun and affordable food festivals, occasionally based on a theme. Check out your town’s (or a nearby city) calendar for inspiration!

                                                                        New & Exciting Experiences

                                                                        1. Go spelunking. Dark, damp, and utterly exciting!
                                                                        2. Go on a hot air balloon ride. Because the basket is relatively small, this can be a romantic and deeply personal – and yet thrilling –
                                                                          experience.
                                                                          • Try sky diving. If you and you S.O. are real thrill-seekers, sky diving can really push you to the edge!
                                                                          • Explore the underwater world by snorkeling or scuba diving. This may take you far away from where you normally live and work, which is an added bonus.
                                                                          • Experience white water rafting.
                                                                          • Drive or hike to the highest spot nearby for a new view of the world. America has tons of beautiful mountains where challenging hikes (or drives) can deliver breathtaking views.
                                                                          • Take a craft or cooking class. Up your craft skills or food  making skills, and enjoy something new!
                                                                            • Take a wine and painting class today. These classes are easily found these days and even a beginning painter can create a nice painting. Challenging but relaxing, fun, and you get to go home with some artwork!
                                                                            • Learn to salsa dance. Dancing is a fantastic way to actively get closer and coordinate physically with one another.
                                                                              • Visit a nearby festival you’ve always wanted to go to. Have fun and let go with fellow audience-members!
                                                                              • Spend the day at an amusement park together. Laugh and carry on like teenagers.
                                                                              • Meet new people! At a restaurant, concert, or class, make it a point to meet new friends. Striking up conversation with someone you don’t know – but with whom you have shared interests – can be an adventurous and rewarding experience.

                                                                              Whether your budget is big or small, and whether you have a little or a ton of time together, focus on each other. There are tons of options, in terms of location, level of physical activity, and cost. You can make the day special in a way that’s right for you!

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