Bored of the classics? If you’re sick of those ‘drink more water’, ‘get eight hours’ sleep’ lectures and want something new – and yes, a little bit weird – to give your beauty regime a boost, you’re in for a treat.Check out our edit of the very best hair and beauty gems, so you can turn some odd-sounding tricks into your own game-changing secrets. Read on with an open mind…
Hairspray your brush, not your hair
Your mates will assume you’ve lost it, but turn the can on your brush not your barnet then run it through your hair for volume, shine and frizz-taming hold without the stiffness. Thanks, Cosmo.
Give your eyeliner some freezer time
Does your kohl pencil crumple when you run it across you lids? Put it in the freezer while you take your morning shower and it’ll be nice and firm by the time you’re out – perfect for a smooth, clean line.
Turn shadow into pencil
Find your eyeliner pencil wears off too soon? Use black eyeshadow, applied with the tip of a clean, damp eyeshadow sponge brush for a longer-lasting line on your inner rims.
Fancy soap equals great-smelling clothes
Got some unused soaps laying around after all those Christmas gift sets? Place them in your underwear drawer or wardrobe and your clothes will smell clean and delish.
Cider vinegar for breakouts?
Scarlett Johansson says so: “I researched natural skincare and found that apple cider vinegar is really effective. Using it as a toner can be harsh, but if you have breakouts it can be really healing.”
Ice, ice beauty?
According to You Beauty, massaging an ice cube over your face until it melts every night will keep acne, wrinkles and even fat cells under control.
Hair colour boost, from juice
Most blondes know that lemon juice will enhance their hair’s colour and shine, but did you know redheads can benefit from a cup of cranberry juice poured over their locks after shampooing? Nicole Kidman uses this trick to give her colour some extra vitality.