What are your best beauty tips, tricks and secrets?

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What are your best beauty tips, tricks and secrets?

Post: #202746 melodyeye
Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:24 am

Hi I was just wondering, what were your best beauty tips that you would like to share with the community? Just feel free to share…

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Post: #202751 frozenthunderbolt
Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:00 am

Eat well, don't smoke, smile daily, develop an appreciation for real beauty not the kind sold in stores
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Post: #202776 grahamhobbs
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:07 am

Stop fretting over how you look, let your inner self shine through

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Post: #202801 citizentwiglet
Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:21 pm

I will always be a minger, however much I spend on cosmetics. A paper bag is far cheaper, and doesn't frighten small children. And it's biodegradable........
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Post: #202833 battybird
Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:39 pm

Cannot remember where I read it (my brain cells are dying faster than I can catch up!) but someone famous said that the only cosmetic a lady needs is a smile! Obviously had not seen me on my bad days :shock: :shock: It is true though that a smile improves most faces and exercises many muscles in the face :icon_smile:
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Post: #202852 Thomzo
Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:55 pm

I gave up going to the hairdressers and stopped washing my hair every day. Now I only wash it once a week and trim the ends twice a year.

My hair is so much better now, a lot less frizzy and much softer. I've saved myself hundreds of pounds a year and my hair is sooooo much better.

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Post: #203652 Jessiebean
Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:37 am

Oil is great: eating omega 3's is good for your skin from the inside, oil cleansing with castor oil(and another) is wonderful for your face and coconut oil is great for lips, hair and as a moisturiser.
Microfibre cloths are great for cleansing without products- not as rough as face cloths but slough away dead skin cells nicely.
Washing too frequently will age you before your time.
Lots of makeup and overstyled hair makes you look like a slapper so don't bother.
hmmm it's a wonder I am not a beauty editor really.
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Post: #203659 Millymollymandy
Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:50 am

Just get old then you don't have to worry about the wrinkles and saggy bits anymore! :iconbiggrin: :cheers:
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Post: #203680 StripyPixieSocks
Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:17 pm

Keep yourself hydrated
Eat well and include lots of vitamin and mineral rich foods
Stay out of the sun and harsh weather (if you can)
Don't smoke or drink too much alcohol or caffeine
Try to get enough, regular sleep making sure your room is dark (throw out those thin curtains or invest in a lining) and keep the room adequately ventilated and cool
If you feel you are lacking in vitamins, get a good vitamin and mineral tablet supplement and / or a high strength vitamin C tablet (I take a 1000mg one every night, has worked wonders for my skin AND my immune system which has been run into the ground by stress etc)
Try to de-stress as much as possible, take a bath, listen to relaxing music etc
After bathing (before you dry out too much) apply a good moisturiser to your skin all over and especially in problem dry spots
If you wear makeup, try to keep it light so it doesn't block your pores and make sure you take it off at night and don't fall into bed still wearing it
Use herbal rinses on your hair (rosemary is good for brunettes)
File your nails in ONE direction only, the back and forth motion causes friction and heat which weakens the edges and makes them chip easier
Wear clothes to suit your shape it not only takes pounds off you but also years
Go natural... this includes food, drinks, medicines (within reason), beauty products etc etc etc Chemicals = FAIL!
Make sure you find colours that suit your skin tone and hair colour

... I'm sure there's more but that will do for now :)

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Post: #203704 Milims
Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:57 am

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Post: #205028 ajs88
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:02 pm

Stripy can you recommend a good herbal wash for red hair, I haven't heard of doing this before

My tips are:
Use a handful of porridge oats and water to ex foliate your face, it seems to really soften it.
Warm up olive oil and honey, apply to hair and cover with a plastic bag for 20min. This can really bring back 'dead' ends back to life and makes your hair really shiny and vibrant
Make a body scrub from course salt and olive oil or brown sugar and almond oil, also use exfoliation gloves with any nice soap to get rid of those little bumps on your arms

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Post: #205046 Susie
Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:11 pm

Somebody I know told me the other day they once spent £90 on a face cream. I just wanted to say that to people who might agree with me that it possibly wasn't money well spent. :wink:
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Post: #205061 battybird
Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:48 pm

ajs88 wrote:Warm up olive oil and honey, apply to hair and cover with a plastic bag for 20min. This can really bring back 'dead' ends back to life and makes your hair really shiny and vibrant


My OH just suggested that a plastic bag over my head for 20mins would improve my looks no end. :shock: ..he is now sitting in the garden waiting for me to let him back indoors!! :lol:
The cockerel makes the noise, the hen produces the goods!! anon

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Post: #205077 Millymollymandy
Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:29 am

ruth56 wrote:
ajs88 wrote:Warm up olive oil and honey, apply to hair and cover with a plastic bag for 20min. This can really bring back 'dead' ends back to life and makes your hair really shiny and vibrant


My OH just suggested that a plastic bag over my head for 20mins would improve my looks no end. :shock: ..he is now sitting in the garden waiting for me to let him back indoors!! :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :salute: :salute: :salute:
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Post: #205103 theabsinthefairy
Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:12 am

Millymollymandy wrote:
ruth56 wrote:
ajs88 wrote:Warm up olive oil and honey, apply to hair and cover with a plastic bag for 20min. This can really bring back 'dead' ends back to life and makes your hair really shiny and vibrant


My OH just suggested that a plastic bag over my head for 20mins would improve my looks no end. :shock: ..he is now sitting in the garden waiting for me to let him back indoors!! :lol:

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