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New Year, New You: 25 Beauty Tricks That Will Blow Your Mind

It’s a whole new year, and everyone everywhere is telling you it’s time for a whole new you. I like you just the way you are, but nevertheless I thought I’d share some seriously helpful beauty tips and tricks. As busy mamas it’s understandably difficult to take the time to primp up, but these tricks might actually save you time while helping you feel a little bit better about your mom-look. Throw your hair into a sock bun and the effortless curls that appear when you take it out for date night will totally surprise you. Since scheduling a day at the spa is practically impossible, make some of your own pampering products at home. These tips and tricks are easy to do and will make you feel great. Always remember to take a little time for yourself. I’m pretty certain that you deserve it.

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  • Scotch Tape Cat Eye 1 of 26
    Scotch Tape Cat Eye
    Make a cat eye with scotch tape and no shame! (Starring me and my hideous putting-on-makeup-face.)
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Sock Bun Curls 2 of 26
    Sock Bun Curls
    Save your hair from being damaged by heat by changing to sock bun curls.
    Find out more at Emily K.
  • Styles for Short Hair 3 of 26
    Styles for Short Hair
    Just because it's short doesn't mean it only has one style.
    Check it out at Parlor: Diary of a Hairdresser.
  • Eye Liner with Charcoal 4 of 26
    Eye Liner with Charcoal
    MacGyver your own eyeliner with charcoal.
    Find out more at Ready Made.
  • Exfoliate With Sugar 5 of 26
    Exfoliate With Sugar
    Brown sugar can work as a wonderful skin exfoliant and leaves you smelling sweet.
    Find out more at Pink of Perfection.
  • Curlier Lashes 6 of 26
    Curlier Lashes
    Add a little heat to your eyelash curlers to keep long and lasting curled lashes.
    Find out more at Shape.
  • Waxing at Home 7 of 26
    Waxing at Home
    You can wax anytime now that you can make your own waxing kit at home.
    Learn more at Skin Care Recipes and Remedies.
  • Half Moon Manicure with School Supplies 8 of 26
    Half Moon Manicure with School Supplies
    School supplies like ring binder enforcers are just what you need for a half moon manicure.
    Find out more at The Beauty Department.
  • Whiten Teeth For Less 9 of 26
    Whiten Teeth For Less
    Add a little bit of baking soda to toothpaste to get a brighter smile.
    Find out more at The Budget Diet.
  • Tightening Green Tea and Grapefruit Toner 10 of 26
    Tightening Green Tea and Grapefruit Toner
    Keep your skin looking rejuvenated and toned the natural way.
    Check it out at Rhythm of the Home.
  • Baking Soda and Orange Mask 11 of 26
    Baking Soda and Orange Mask
    Make your skin glow with this refreshing mask.
    Find out more at The Glitter Guide.
  • Tape for Nail Designs 12 of 26
    Tape for Nail Designs
    Give your nails an edgy look with a little tape.
    Find out more at The Beauty Department.
  • Fight Frizz 13 of 26
    Fight Frizz
    If frizz is an ongoing issue for you this gelatin, water and cider vinegar concoction could work great.
    Find out more at InStyle.
  • Homemade Dry Shampoo 14 of 26
    Homemade Dry Shampoo
    For busy mamas dry shampoo can be your saving grace.
    Find out more at Baby Center.
  • Sparkle or Matte Eyeshadow for Nails 15 of 26
    Sparkle or Matte Eyeshadow for Nails
    Save all your crumbled eye shadows to use as nail polish.
    Learn how at Never Too Much Glitter.
  • Mama On The Go Tricks 16 of 26
    Mama On The Go Tricks
    Check out this list of tips and tricks for mamas on the go.
    Find out more at Parlor: Diary of a Hairdresser.
  • Aspirin Mask 17 of 26
    Aspirin Mask
    Aspirin as a mask? You will be shocked to see just how it works.
    Check it out at Painted Ladies.
  • Make Eyeshadow with Algae 18 of 26
    Make Eyeshadow with Algae
    You will love to see how easy it is to make your own universally flattering eye shadow.
    Learn more at ReadyMade.
  • Shaving Cream for Cracked Heels 19 of 26
    Shaving Cream for Cracked Heels
    Borrow a bit of your husbands shaving cream to soothe your cracked heels. He'll never know.
    Find out more at KSL.
  • Marble Nails 20 of 26
    Marble Nails
    This beautiful marble nail look is surprisingly easy to do.
    Learn more at Hey, Nice Nails.
  • Spuds for Dark Circles 21 of 26
    Spuds for Dark Circles
    A potato a day keeps the dark circles away.
    Find out more at Livestrong.
  • Hair Growth with Coconut Milk 22 of 26
    Hair Growth with Coconut Milk
    If you cut your hair and miss those long locks this remedy will guarantee you a couple good inches.
    Find out more at Glamour.
  • How to Successfully Curl Your Hair with a Curling Iron 23 of 26
    How to Successfully Curl Your Hair with a Curling Iron
    Curling your whole head can be quite a task.
    Learn how to master the curling iron at Youtube.
  • Best way to Shape Eyebrows 24 of 26
    Best way to Shape Eyebrows
    Don't over pluck is the main secret, but there's a few others you may not know.
    Find out more at Lauren Conrad.
  • Cutting Your Own Bangs 25 of 26
    Cutting Your Own Bangs
    You know you've done it. You know you've done it wrong.
    Learn how to cut your own bangs at Bloom.
  • 25 Beauty Tricks That Blew Your Mind 26 of 26
    25 Beauty Tricks That Blew Your Mind
    Are there more amazing tricks us mamas should try? Let us know about them in the comments!

Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful. Like Jaime on Facebook, Follow Jaime on Twitter!

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