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10 Quick-Fix Beauty Tips to Make Your Life Easier

I love the saying “the best things in life are free.” Especially when it comes to free beauty tips and much-needed advice. I’m no professional, so most of what I’ve learned in the beauty department is from the help of others. It’s these tips that come in handy when I’m having a mini beauty crisis.

Whether it’s a bad hair day, I’m running late, dealing with skin issues, or a lack of beauty products — a quick fix is almost always needed!

Below, I’ve created a gallery of my top 10 favorite beauty tips for these quick fixes! I have used almost all of these myself and I’m just waiting to have to use the others. It’s bound to happen. It’s me we’re talking about. And you know our beauty emergencies happen when we’re in a rush. I think most of these were discovered during those times!

Take a look and feel free to share your favorite beauty tips for quick fixes in the comment section below! I’d love to add them to my arsenal.

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  • WHITEN TEETH QUICKLY 2 of 11
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    Want to instantly whiten your teeth without actually using a whitener? Just apply any blue-based red lipstick to those luscious lips of yours! Not sure what a blue-based lipstick looks like?  Look for bright red shades and cool tones. Anything that resembles a "cherry" red should work. 

     

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    How many times have you been applying mascara (in a hurry) and it gets on your eyelid, under your eye, or even on your nose? OK, maybe that last one is just me. When this happens, don't flip out! A makeup artist shared this gem with me. She said to just let it dry naturally. Don't attempt removing it while it's wet. It just makes it messier! When you're all done with your mascara application, use a clean/dry cotton swab to easily flick off the dried mascara that's made it onto your skin. 

     

    Image courtesy of Stuart Miles/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net

  • RUN OUT OF SHAVING CREAM? 4 of 11
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    How many times have you been in the shower, ready to shave your legs, and realize you've run out of shaving cream? Not to worry! You can use your hair conditioner as a substitute. It's thick and nourishing and can even leave your legs feeling soft afterwards. Just apply like you normally would the shaving cream, and start shaving!

     

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  • OILY SKIN BEGONE 5 of 11
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    Have you been out and about, gone to the restroom, and noticed how oily your skin is? If you don't carry blotting tissues with you, no worries! Grab one of those paper toilet seat covers from the nearest stall, tear off a piece, and blot the oily and shiny areas of your face. Don't get grossed out by the fact that these come from a bathroom stall because they work great! Sometimes they can be even better than the store-bought ones.

     

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  • DRY YOUR NAILS QUICKLY! 6 of 11
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    Do you need to paint your nails in a hurry but don't want to sit around waiting for them to dry? After painting them, let them air dry for a few minutes. Then submerge them in ice-cold water for three minutes. This should be enough time for the nail polish to harden and give you dry nails!

     

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  • DON’T HAVE TIME TO WASH HAIR? 7 of 11
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    Don't have time to wash your hair today? Believe me, we've all been there. If you don't have any dry shampoo on hand, then baby powder or baking soda can help! Part your hair and sprinkle a little on the oily sections, then rub it in. Don't overdo it or you'll be left with a powdery mess. After applying either the baby powder or baking soda, brush and style as usual. 

     

    Image courtesy of Marin / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

  • MOISTURIZER IN AN INSTANT 8 of 11
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    Dealing with dry patches on your elbows and knees? Don't have any moisturizer on hand? Head for your pantry and grab that bottle of extra virgin olive oil. It can do wonders for your skin as a natural moisturizer. For more info, check out this Babble post on 7 easy and effective beauty uses for extra virgin olive oil.

     

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  • PIMPLE HELP! 9 of 11
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    Dealing with the redness of a pimple? Don't pop it! Visit that medicine cabinet of yours and grab that bottle of Visine. Yes, the same stuff you use for your eyes. Simply add a few drops to a cotton swab and apply on the pimple and the surrounding area to help get rid of the redness. 

     

    Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

  • GREEK YOGURT HAIR PROTEIN MASK 10 of 11
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    Battling dry and damaged hair? Just look in your refrigerator! My friend swears by a Greek yogurt hair mask. In less than an hour, you can have super-soft hair. Apply plain Greek yogurt to the ends of your damp hair (not the roots) and let sit for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water, then wash as usual with your favorite shampoo and conditioner. Depending on how damaged your hair is, you can do this once a week, bi-monthly, or on a monthly basis.

     

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    Quickly deflate puffy eyes with the help of your used tea bags! This works best with caffeinated green tea. First things first: make sure the tea bags are cooled! I don't want you burning yourself. Then apply the cool tea bags to your eyes for 15 minutes. This should help with puffiness and dark circles. 

     

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