Tuesday, 13 December 2016

The A-Z of beauty tips

We all have our own little beauty tips and secrets, whether there ones that have been passed on in your family through generations or things you've picked up from the internet. I thought I'd compile a list of all the beauty tips I have, in the hopes one or two of them might help you out!

Affordable makeup can sometimes be better. Yes those Mac lipsticks and Urban Decay palettes look pretty, but have you soon the price? Brands like Makeup Revolution offer products that rival if not top, some of these products but they do them at much cheaper prices. Remember just because t's cheap doesn't mean its bad!

Blot away that grease. Prone the greasy skin that makes your face shiny throughout the day? Buy some cheap blotting sheets for quick use throughout the day or if you want another solution, just use tissue paper! It has the same effect and you might already have some in your house.

Coconut oil is your best friend. Literally you can use it for anything! Dry hair? Coconut oil. Need a moisturiser? Coconut oil.

Double cleanse. The first cleanse removes makeup and then the second makes sure the skin is clean and free of impurities. Never only cleanse once again!

Exfoliate exfoliate exfoliate. Tan, makeup, anything really, goes on better if your skin is exfoliated.

Facemasks. Facemasks are good and all but the most effective way to use them is by using different masks for each part of your face. They will each target things and by using them on the areas that need that treatment specifically your skin will be loving you!

Gently rubbing your eyes stimulates the blood and makes your eyelashes grow quicker. When people say putting Vaseline on your eyelashes makes them grow, they are wrong, its actually the rubbing motion which makes them grow. Just don't rub too hard!

Hairspray on your grips. This gives your grips that little bit extra when holding your hair back, without you having to spray your entire hair with hairspray giving it that hard texture.

If fake nails are your thing then hit up Primark. They are home to an insane amount of designs all for a ridiculously cheap price. They are amazing quality and honestly I see no difference between these and nails by brands such as Elegant touch.

Justifying the size of your makeup collection isn't something you have to do! No matter how big or small, the amount of makeup you have is your decision, and it shouldn't matter to anyone else!

Katerosexo1.blogspot.com is a great blog to visit if you fancy a read about anything beauty related! (Sorry I just couldn't resist and I couldn't think of anything for K anyway.)

Lip scrubs can mean that matte lipstick you love looks even better! By scrubbing off the dead skin on your lips you leave them fresher and softer to apply lipstick on. This in turn means your drying matte lipstick looks better overall on your lips. (Plus soft lips are all the better to kiss!)

Makeup wipes aren't your friend. Just don't use them okay!

Never leave your makeup brushes more than two weeks without washing them. This is something I'm guilty of as I always forget to wash them, but by leaving them dirty the bacteria really does spread, and that is NOT something you want to be putting on your face.

Olive oil is great for strengthening and giving a shine to your nails. Just heat up a small amount and soak your fingers in it for 10 mins twice a week. Then voila, you have some beautifully healthy nails!

Puffy eyes no more. Cut up a potato and put a slice on each eye, then kick back, relax, and let it do it's magic.

Q tips is just another word for cotton buds. I didn't know this until about a week a go so I'm throwing this in to help anyone else out that might be like me! Or maybe that was just me being an idiot...

Refrigerate your nail polish. Putting your nail varnish in the fridge for 10 minutes before you use it will help it apply smoother and make it last longer.

Smile. It really is the best makeup you can wear!

Toothpaste on spots is a bad idea!! Trust me when I say I speak from experience and you can find out what I mean by reading my post here. Just stick with sudocrem for drying out those spots.

Use by dates are important on makeup too. You should be changing up your makeup often instead of hoarding things for months or even years. Out of date makeup is doing nothing other than giving you possible eye infections and blemishes!

Vaseline. Want your perfume to last longer on you? Put a small amount of Vaseline on your wrists and neck before you spray to help with the longevity.

Winged eyeliner your downfall? Are you always getting your makeup looking perfect and then ruining it with a pathetic winged eyeliner? Tape is your best friend, the straight edge will guide you on wear to draw your wing and leave you looking bomb!

Xercise, lets just pretend its spelt without the E okay? We all know its important whether we do it or not, but a little bit of exercise each day can lead to a healthier body, skin and mind. (I should probably take my own advice here...)

Your skin has to last you forever, so look after it. Its true, that stuff on your face is with you until you die. Invest in some good skincare because you will definitely be thanking your younger self when your old and have nicer looking skin because you knew how to take care of it.

Z palettes. Got a random pan you've depotted, want to have all your favourite shades together in one palette? Get yourself a z palette and put the magnetic stickers on anything you want, then bam! They'll all be together in one cheap, compact palette.

I hope you have picked up a few tips from this and I actually really enjoyed writing the post, it was fun putting all my tips together! Thanks for reading.
Kate Rose xo


  1. this was a really good post! coconut oil is my favouriteeee!xx


    1. Thank you! Coconut oil is the best. x

  2. Love this idea! Agree with you 100% about makeup wipes, they irritate my skin like crazy!

    Gabija | everylittlethingblog.weebly.com

    1. Thanks! Micellar water is always the better option haha. x

  3. This is such a huge list of wonderful ideas! I need to try out coconut oil for sure. Great post lovely x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Thank you! Coconut oil is one of my favourite tips! x

  4. Ooo i love the idea of this post, all such good tips as well! Coconut oil is deffo my best friend, it's amazing, I'm never without a jar!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

    1. Haha. Anyone without some is missing out. x

  5. I love this style of post and all your tips were so useful xx

  6. This was a lovely post with so many great tips! I love primark fake nails, they are so great.


    1. Me too, they are by far the best and cheapest fake nails I've used!x

  7. Wonderful post! All these tips are awesome and true. Especially when it comes to justifying one's makeup collection. I find it fustrating when people, especially non beauty enthusiasts make comments.


    1. Thank you and me too, its so annoying! You can have as much or little makeup as you like! x

  8. I love this! I have never seen a post like this before.
    Amy xx

  9. Such a creative post-loved every bit of it!I've never heard of potato slices helping puffy eyes but it sounds interesting :) xx


    1. You should definitely give it a try! x

  10. Great post! Very comprehensive and helpful!



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