Sunday, 23 March 2014

Five Beauty Tips and Tricks To Remember #3

Five Beauty Tips and Tricks

Hello ladies! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are ready for the third installment of my Five Beauty Tips and Tricks To Remember series (see the first two posts here and here). The posts went down rather well, so I am really excited to share some new tips that you should really consider adding to your beauty routine. So grab a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the tricks that will help your skin stay clear, your hair be more luscious and your nail polish dry faster.

When To Wash Your Face

Starting off with the very best beauty tip that I have ever received – washing your face after you rinse off your shampoo and conditioner. I used to always wash my face before shampooing and conditioning my hair, which recently resulted in having some strange red bumps around my temples. Apparently, I was doing it all wrong and the right way to do it is to wash your skin after you rinse off every last bit of hair care product. This will prevent you from having buildup product on your face and will help the skin stay clear. Ever since I started doing this, my skin has cleared up SO much and I no longer have to worry about hairline breakouts. Brilliant advice!

Keep Your Phone Clean

Keeping with the tips for clearer skin, a great thing to do is clean your phone with isopropyl alcohol at least once every two days. Just pour tiny bit of alcohol onto a cotton pad or a Q-tip, squeeze out the excess and apply to the surface of your phone. Then, using a gentle cloth wipe clean the phone and you are done! This will kill all the bacteria the phone collects throughout the day and will prevent you from getting breakouts around your cheeks and mouth. Simples.

Overnight Hair Treatment

The way I keep my thirsty strands happy? Once every two weeks I like to do an overnight hair treatment by leaving my conditioner on for the night. I just shampoo my hair and apply my conditioner from my ears down (otherwise my roots will get greasy) and comb through. Then I put my hair up in a plastic cap and wrap it in a towel. This will prevent the conditioner getting on my pillow and potentially breaking me out. In the morning, I rinse off the conditioner and my hair feel incredibly moisturized and silky soft. This technique is my favorite when it comes to nourishing my locks and I absolutely adore how smooth, hydrated and shiny my hair gets! Definitely try this if you struggle with dry, knotty hair!

Clean Your Hot Tools

Have you ever noticed that your straightening or curling iron isn’t working as good as it used to? Don’t get all panicky, thinking that the end of their days has come; the reason may be just that the tool is dirty and has some product buildup. This often results in incomplete straightening/curling, uneven heating and even hair damage, so you need to make sure your tool is clean. Basically, all you need to do is heat up the tool, then turn it off (you also want to make sure it’s unplugged) and wait until it gets warm to the touch (not hot!). Then pour some alcohol or warm water onto a soft towel and start rubbing the tool until it’s fully clean. Voila!

Dip Your Nails in Cold Water

I hate to wait my nail polish to dry, so a quick and easy thing to do is to dip your freshly painted nails into a cup of ice-cold water. As strange as it sounds, it actually really does work because the nail polishes tend to dry faster when they encounter cool temperature. Just submerge your nails under the cold water, leave them in for about two minutes and you are done!

Have you tried any of these tips before? How do they work for you? Which is your top beauty tip?

Lots of love,


  1. I love how my hair feels when I've left my conditioner on overnight, it really does help with the tangles as well! xx

  2. Great tips lovely! Will have to try out that nail one!

    Lauren x

  3. Yay another one of these! I love these posts andrea! xx

    Sharlotte | UK Beauty Blog

  4. Lovely tips! Specially the nails in cold water one xx

    -Chaitra | PinkPot

  5. going to have to try that nail tip! x

  6. great tips! i love the one about drying your nails quicker

  7. i never even thought about washing my face after using shampoo and conditioner, great tip! xx

  8. Great tips, plus I am so glad I am not the only one who cleans my phone!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  9. Loved reading this post, there are some brilliant tips there! I will definitely be trying the cold water with the nails!

    Kimberley // Kimberley's Beauty Blog

  10. I love posts like these! I've done an overnight hair treatment before it can get quite messy but it's pretty rewarding in the morning xx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  11. I love these tips, I usually wash my face when I still have conditioner in. I'll have to stop that. Thank you for the tips. :) ♥

  12. Love your tips, they all sound great! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    P.S. I don't want to be spammy, but I have a YSL Lipstick Giveaway on my blog at the moment!

  13. I love your tips posts. I always clean my face at the end of a shower xx

  14. I've never really thought about keep my phone clean but it makes sense, great tips.


  15. love!

  16. Great tips hun, love the cleansing tip, as I usually wash my face before my hair and I actually wondered the other day if I should do it the other way round so you've now confirmed this for me so thank you, Abbie xx

  17. These are great tips! I've definitely noticed a difference since I started washing my face after shampooing and conditioning my hair. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  18. Awesome tips Andrea! I've always washed my faced after shampoo/conditioner without even thinking about the logic behind it haha, glad I was doing it right! Definitely need to wipe my phone down though, that's a great tip. I always put my nails under cold water after my manicure, works like a charm :)

  19. I've heard of a few of these buuut I haven't gotten around to trying them haha. And as much as I want to think of a super good, relevant beauty tip I'm literally coming up blank right now *hides face in shame*. I always enjoy these posts though, thanks for sharing!
    Lovely Notions

  20. Thanks for sharing these tips :) They're very helpful! <3
    Ana xo

  21. I will try the overnight hair treatment, thanks for the tips!

  22. Thanks for sharing! I've heard about many of them! I guess I need to try an overnight hair treatment!


  23. Argh, I cannot believe I never followed you before! I adore your blog and your posts are beautifully written. Thank you for being so fair and informative with your reviews, and I adored these tips and tricks. My favourite is definitely the overnight hair treatments, my fave at the moment is the Goldwell DualSenses Rich Repair treatment. It works wonders on my frizzy locks!

    Jasmine McRae | Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle

  24. Great tips! I never really thought about the shower trick! Good to know! Thanks for a beautiful post once again! :)

  25. Oh my gosh. I always wash my face with shampoo in my hair, will definitely wait until I've rinsed out my conditioner to see if my skin will clear up :) Thank you for the great tips! /


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