Thursday, 19 July 2012

Beauty Shortcuts!

The Fastest Way to Dry Nail Polish

Dunk your hands in a bowl of ice-cold water. "The cold water freeze-dries polish, sealing and hardening it quickly.Allow nails to air-dry for two minutes, then submerge in ice-cold water for three minutes, which is enough time for the polish to harden completely.
Cool, wet towel on the back of neckAnother option: Blast nails with cool air from a hair dryer in between coats. This helps each layer of color dry as you go.

The Fastest Way to Minimize a Facial Flush

Place a cool, wet towel on the back of your neck. "When your face flushes during exercise, it's a normal physiological response to your body overheating,
A cold towel on the back of the neck constricts those blood vessels, numbs the nerve endings there, and helps lower your body temperature quickly, Splashing cold water on your face will have the same effect.                        

The Fastest Way to Depuff Eyes

"Wrap a bag of frozen vegetables in a thin towel and place it over your eyes for 10 minutes," says The cold of the bag stimulates circulation under the eyes, which helps bring down that fluid.
(Why a bag of vegetables? Because it conforms to the contours of the face. Peas or corn works best.)

Quick tip 1: To help prevent puffy eyes, prop up your head on two pillows when you go to sleep. Gravity is your friend when it comes to fluid retention.       


The Fastest Way to Repair a Torn Nail

Patch it with a tea bag. Nails can tear for many reasons: They're weak; they're soft; they've been soaking in water for too long, which softens them further.                                       
cut a tiny piece of paper from a tea bag (it should be big enough to cover the entire tear), apply a bead of nail glue to the paper (Krazy Glue works in a pinch), then press it on top of the tear.Allow the glue to dry, then gently file the top of the paper so that it is smooth and flush with the nail. Finish with a layer of base coat, two coats of nail polish, and a topcoat.
Quick tip: Wear rubber gloves when washing dishes or using cleaning products. Water and chemicals can weaken nails and make them more likely to tear.

The Fastest Way to Dry Hair

Blow-dry from underneath, starting with the underlayers. If you start drying your hair with the top layer, you end up scooping up wet hair from underneath and pulling it through the brush, rewetting the layers that are already dry,"

First apply mousse, which will coat the hair shafts and prevent them from absorbing more water. Then flip your head over, or clip the top up, and aim the dryer at the bottom layers first. Once the bottom layers are dry, use a brush to help dry and smooth the top layers. This technique will cut drying time by about a third.

Quick tip 1: Don’t blow-dry sopping-wet hair―you’ll need to use high heat, which will lead to damage. Blot with a microfiber or terry towel first.


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