Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tips & Tricks

Tonight, I'm going to share with you some beauty tips & tricks that I've come across over the years. I hope you will discover something new in here that you can start using immediately!

1) PERFUME - When trying out or putting on your perfume, do not rub it into your skin. Rubbing will cause the scent to break down and may ruin the quality of the perfume. Instead, just let it air out. The best places to apply perfume are your wrists, behind the ears, base of your neck, in your elbow bend, and between the ladies. And most importantly, make sure the perfume you've chosen won't suffocate anyone throughout the day ;)

2) SAUNA & TANNING - If you love the spa and pamper yourself with a indoor tan every once in awhile, go the extra mile and treat yourself to an infrared sauna session! If you hop in the sauna before a tanning session, you not only detoxify your body, but you also open up your pores for a better, sexier tan. To make sure you don't over heat, make sure you drink plenty of water while in the sauna, and keep the fan going while in the tanning bed.

3) PRIMER - Makeup primer & Eye primer are very effective when you want to have a lasting, polished look. When you use a primer, your makeup goes on more smoothly (you'll use less foundation), it lasts longer, and if you get the right one, your face won't get oily as fast! I recommend LORAC's aquaPRIME Oil Free Makeup Primer ($39 @ Sephora) and Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($22 @ Sephora).

4) BABY SHAMPOO - Who knew that buying a $3 bottle of baby shampoo, compared to a $15+ bottle of makeup brush cleanser, would be more effective?! I own a $20 cleanser that is sprayed onto the brush and supposedly removes the makeup as you rub it...well, it takes forever. It has proven itself to be quite a hassle and because of that, I didn't clean my brushes on a regular basis - I know, ew. But then, a good friend told me that baby shampoo works much better and she was right! You can buy a large $2-3 bottle from any drugstore (I got mine from Walmart for about $2.50), go home, lather it in and your brushes will magically be clean! Makeup goes on significantly better and smoother when you take good care of your brushes.

5) ACETONE ON A BRUSH - Even with the most steady hands, you're bound to make a couple errors here and there when applying nail polish. Need a quick fix? It's simple! Just take a small, flat concealer brush ($2 @ Walmart) and dab it with nail polish remover (I pour some into the cap). From there, wipe up any areas where the nail polish ran "outside the lines". You can also use this technique for french manicures or nail art designs!

That's all for now! Stay tuned for more tips & time with photos! Feel free to leave comments with tips you'd like to share or questions about the above.


  1. wow you need a video of some of these techniques!! great stuff!

  2. Nice Sheena! I don't really need a tan...but the infrared sauna still sounds interesting.