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Out of the ordinary Beauty Tips that work. Use toothpaste on yellow nails.

Out of the ordinary Beauty Tips that work

This usually happens when you let nail polish stay on your nails for very long and when you’ve used cheap nail polish. Whiten them all up by rubbing toothpaste to remove the stains. You can also add a few drops of lemon for extra whitening, it’s a natural bleaching agent. See other uses of lemon with this POST. Use suntan oil to treat damaged hair. Treat burns with milk. Powder Your Roots If by any chance you have no chance to jump into the shower and you need to look your best.

Cure Calluses with Vaseline or petroleum jelly It’s very unsightly to see hard calluses on your feet especially when you’ve been wearing closed shoes for a long time. Spot-Treat Smudges I find cotton tips very usual for this. Super-Glue a Nail Yikes! Buff with Baking Soda I’ve laughed at that episode in Friends when Ross went to a self-tanning sauna and got disastrous results.

Use Toothpaste on a Zit Use just a pea-size amount. Technorati Tags: beauty tips. DIY Vegan Hair Conditioner. / CC by 2.0 A couple weeks ago, I shared my favorite DIY shampoo recipe with y’all, and this week I’ve decided to follow it up with a few fab DIY conditioner recipes—hallelujah!

DIY Vegan Hair Conditioner

While I’m all for natural DIY beauty recipes, I’ve noticed a lot of the ones online call for nasty ingredients like egg yolk and mayonnaise—Zoiks! Um yeah, I want my hair to look luxuriously smooth and sexy, but I don’t wanna puke in my mouth tryin’ to get there. I wanted to share some of my fave vegan conditioner recipes that will leave your hair feeling amazing sans the chicken period goo and stinky, sour mayo. You’re welcome. Recipe #1 Ingredients 1 avocado1 cup of coconut milk2 tablespoons of coconut oil Peel, pit, and mash your avocado.

Recipe #2 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar1 cup of waterA few drops of your fave essential oil (to take the funky edge off—optional) Mix all of the ingredients together, massage into your hair and scalp, and then rinse. Recipe #3 Which recipe is your fave? DIY Teeth Whitening. ^riza^ / CC by 2.0 Are you a soda/coffee/tea drinker (guilty, kinda guilty and guilty) lookin’ for a quick and easy way to whiten up those used-to-be pearly whites?

DIY Teeth Whitening

Peta2 to the rescue! The magical ingredient in today’s DIY beauty blend is strawberry (have you noticed our fruity theme on the peta2 blog?). Strawberries contain malic acid which helps remove tooth discoloration. 101 Positive Affirmations That Kick Your Inner Critic’s Ass. Eight Products You Think You Need—But Don't - Health. Here's a secret the $50 billion cosmetics industry doesn't want you to know: You don't need almost any of what they're peddling.

Eight Products You Think You Need—But Don't - Health

Truth is, that our bodies are smart, and long before the advent of $200 eye creams—or even basic shaving cream—we were all doing just fine. Of course, some of the products we use have appeal beyond their utility: They smell good, they feel good, they make us look good. Others—and especially some of the ones sold to us as things we need—are nothing more than marketing ploys that create more problems than they solve.

Don't buy it? This tidbit from the annals of cosmetics history might convince you: When a certain shampoo maker discovered their hairwash was causing dandruff, the story goes, they didn't reformulate the product—they marketed a dandruff shampoo. But when it comes to personal care, less really is more—and that goes for the bare necessities as well. How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch - Health. Let's keep things simple this week.

How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch - Health

When it comes to personal-care products, we are big believers in streamlining what you use—see "Eight Products You Think You Need But Don't" for a refresher—buying less in general, and getting creative. We have both always loved experimenting in our kitchens and our bathrooms, checking ingredients in products we love, isolating the main ones, and then trying them on their own. Sometimes it works: A favorite hair leave-in contained aloe, for example, so one day we tried aloe alone and found that, lo and behold, it worked just fine on its own. And sometimes it didn't. Over the years we have tried dozens of DIY beauty recipes to find ones we like—and that work. Simple body scrub Honey face wash We already told you about our new favorite homemade face wash last week but here's the recipe: In the palm of your hand, combine a tablespoon of raw, unfiltered honey with a half a tablespoon of baking soda, mix it together, and apply to damp skin. Perfume Shave oil. Out of the ordinary Beauty Tips that work.

How to curl your hair with a sock! No heat.