If you’ve read more than two posts on this blog, you’ve probably figured out that I’m a Youtube junkie. What can I say? There’s nothing like a regular girl with regular looks trying out makeup and giving us all a show and tell. It’s like we’re her besties and we always hang out, talking about boys and braiding each other’s hair.
Tati has become one of my favorites on Youtube, and she’s impressed me in an area where I can be pretty hard to please – random beauty tips. I often click on articles and blog posts that promise to blow your mind with beauty tips you hadn’t thought of, only to be disappointed. Olive oil is a game changer? Yeah… been there, done that.
Tati, however, does manage to rock my world! She actually comes up with some things in her Tip Tuesday series that I hadn’t seen before or thought of which are affordable and totally doable. Allow me to share some of my favorites.
Making That Manicure Last
As much as I love nail art, I rarely give myself manis for one simple reason. I simply cannot get those suckers to last! Seriously, no matter what I try it’s Chip City within the next day or two. I’ve tried buffing the nail, dehydrating with alcohol, OPI Bond Aid, Seche Vite. It doesn’t matter.
I’m not keen on gel manicures for a few reason. I like to do my own nails, I don’t like the limitations of only using certain colors, I don’t want to spend crazy amounts of time taking them off and I don’t want to damage my nails. This tip seems like an excellent middle ground – all the advantages of gel manis with none of the problems.
Getting that Manicure Off
A mani is often just not the same without at least a little bit of glitter. The foil and cotton method is what I’m currently using, but I think I need to invest in a box of band aids just for this purpose. My personal tip? Soak the cotton pad and then either snip it or pull it in half.
Keeping Your Skin Hydrated
This winter has totally sucked the life out of my skin. Never before have I experienced chronic dryness like this. I have actually tried this tip for overnight hydration and it does help.
Getting Rid of Stubborn Mascara
This tip is just one more reason to love spoolies.