3 Friday favorite beauty tips/hacks

Hi, my name is Bethany, and I am a Pinterest Junkie. It’s been 1 hour, 4 minutes, and 11 seconds since my last pin. I’m also a little skin/makeup obsessed, so shelling out hundreds of dollars in one trip to Sephora or Ulta has quickly lost its appeal. (Yeah.. *Cough.. Who am I kidding!?!?) But seriously, the below are my hands (and credit card) down favorites.

A couple of these I stumbled upon browsing the pages of Pinterest, and another was shared with me chatting it up in line at the grocery store when the cashier noticed my super enflamed eyeballs. I hope you will find these as useful & easy as I did. Added bonus? Most are free or achievable for under $5-10 buckaroos.


  1. Blackhead Be-Gone (DIY)  

What you need:

1 small Knox gelatin packet

A few teaspoons of milk


Mix into a paste and microwave for 10 seconds. Immediately apply it to areas of face with blackheads. Allow paste to harden on face for approx. 15 minutes and then peel off. Wallah! The disgusting forest of nasty dirt & grime on your mug is no match for this miracle weapon. Be careful peeling it off if you have sensitive skin as it adheres to your face but it does it’s J.O.B.

  1. Proper Use of an eyelash curler

What you need:

  • A good eyelash curler

My favorite is the Shu Uemura eyelash curler which you score here:

Shu Uemura eyelash curler – $21

Steps:   (Do these before applying mascara)

  •  Heat up the lash curler with your hairdryer for about 10 seconds (Be sure to use a low heat setting, so you don’t apply too much heat and burn your precious corneas off)
  • Open curler and insert lashes, making sure plastic strip rests on the root of your lashes as you close curler gently (No lash left behind!)
  • Curler should still be warm as you turn curler upward (creates better curl effect vs. just crimping your lashes)
  • Open/close the curler slightly giving short pulsing/pumps for about 10-15 seconds (while still curving the curler upward)
  • Open curler and VOILA! Beautifully curled and perfect lashes ready for mascara application!  (Repeat on other eye.)

3. Eyebrow/Eyelash Growth Serum DIY

* This one became my new favorite after purchasing an expensive growth serum that literally burned the heck outta my peepers – Uhhhh no thank you?!)

What you need:

  • 1tbs vitamin E oil
  • 1 tbs castor oil
  • 1 tbs aloe vera gel
  • Small empty container
  • Clean Eye brush (I use an old mascara wand that I’ve washed/sanitized)


Combine the ingredients and store in small empty container. Brush onto lashes & sparse brows before going to bed at night. Make sure to routinely clean the eye brush to avoid infection. (I wash with warm soapy water, spritz with alcohol, and lay flat to dry on a paper towel.)

What are some of your favorite beauty hacks/tips? 

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