10 Beauty Secrets Every Girl Should Know

 Nails stained from dark polish
• Stick your nails into lemon halves for five minutes and your nails will brighten up instantly.
Skin is always dry
• After you shower towel dry and apply lotion. This way moisture will be locked in and scaly skin will be gone.
Balancing out shimmer
• If you are going to have shimmery eye makeup; have matte lips.
 Make your manicure last
• Apply a thin layer of clear coat every day beginning at the tip.
 The Perfect Red Pout 
• When deciding on a red lipstick it is critical you get one that  goes good with your undertone. If you are warm undertone you will want warmer reds, and if your undertone is cooler you will want a cooler red. Find out your undertone here.

Conditioning 
• Always condition from your ears down.
 Cleaning makeup brushes 
• Is important to fight against breakouts and potential bacteria. You should clean your brushes a minimum of once a month.
Funky hair trends
 • During the Peter Som Fashion Week Spring 2012 show the models had a touch of peach streaked into their hair. To get this look without dying your hair dust bright blush into your hair or ponytail for the same effect without the damage.
Chipped nails and no time to change
• add glitter or the newest trend crackle polish (which I hate) on top to disguise the look of chipping.
Is this polish wrong for me?
If your cuticle looks red, brown, or darkened when a polish is applied, the color is wrong for  you!

Do you have any beauty secrets you want to share?

PS Next week I will post about what I use on my hair!

27 comments :

  1. Those are all fabulous tips. I especially like sticking your fingernails in lemons!

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  2. I only recently found out about using lemon for stained nails! Apparently using denture tablets is even more effective!
    ♥ laura

    the blog of worldly delights

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  3. I'll have to try out the lemon thing...lucky for me I love all the crackle polishes so I can definitely use that tip to keep my painted nails looking decent!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  4. Hey Miss Erica :)
    Great Beauty Tips! Lemon is great for so many things!
    Aw, you don't like the crackle look?
    Hope you're having a wonderful week!
    xo
    gi gi

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  5. Love the tips - especially the lemon one.

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  6. I hate the crackle look too and I haven't even tried it. I just know I will. These are great to know! thanks girl

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  7. Great tips! Esp the lemon. I usually use a ton of acetone!

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  8. Ahhh I need to be better at cleaning my brushes! I love the glitter nail trick, but its a bi*ch to get off.

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  9. I hate chipped nails too!

    xoxo navy & orange

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  10. I need to try the glitter trick to hide chipped nails. I almost never paint my nails because I am so bad at keeping them up!

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing! I didn't know about all of these!

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  12. great tips thank you sooo much! i take a lot of pride in my freakishly long nails so the lemon tip will really help! :P:P Xx

    www.mannequinsdream.blogspot.com

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  13. these tips are awesome. I was planning on getting my nails done tomorrow so I will most definitely be applying a thin clear coat everyday thereafter. Thanks for tips!

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  14. Huh, I didn't know you're only supposed to condition from the ears down. I'll have to try that.

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  15. I am terrible about remembering to wash makeup brushes... need to get better at that!

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  16. Great tips Erica! I am definitely going to start following some of these :)

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  17. What great tips! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. These are great tips! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Love this! And an excellent reminder that I need new makeup brushes. I would love it if you did a post on the best drugstore makeups, as I can no longer afford Mac :(

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  20. Great tips! Very helpful about the lemon juice for stained nails, the conditioner only on the bottom half of your hair (though I've heard that before, I seldom do it or remember to do it). Also, how do you clean your makeup brushes? Just soap and water and air dry or is there a specific way?

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  21. these are FABULOUS tips! thanks for sharing.

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  22. these are great tips!! thank you!! i will have to share about the lemons for the nails with my momma- she always has that problem.

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