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Halloween looks are not just the costume
Parties ask for great costumes for Halloween of which some require extreme efforts on the makeup, perfect manicures and blowouts. Today I want to share some beauty tricks and tips that are shortcuts of the efforts of creating an awesome look, not only for Halloween. And, yes, also a couple of tips when there was a spill.
Shortcut to a saloon perfect manicure
Spread Elmer glue around your cuticles and let it dry. Then apply nail polish. Peel off the glue, which removes any smudges.
Don’t fear the glitter
Are you in love with the glitter eye shadow that is so cool glam, but fear the removal of this stubborn glitter? Use Scotch tape to remove the glitter that went in the wrong place when applying and prior to going to bed.
Wine stain removal trick
When someone spilled red wine onto you table cloths or your clothes, add salt for uptake of the liquid, wipe the salt off and wash the item.
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Blot your hair for its health and time saving
Use kitchen paper towels to soak water from your hair prior to your blowout. Depending on the length of your hair you may save about ten minutes. Do I have to mention that you also avoid damage by keeping the time for blowouts short.
Removal of Halloween makeup
Coconut oil removes easily that skull face or the ugly wounds you pained onto your face. Apply the oil and then use a wet warm washcloths to wipe the makeup off. An extra benefit is that coconut oil also nourishes your skin.
Removal of color hair spray
When you use some of these bright color hairsprays, but have to look office appropriate the next day, mix baking soda with shampoo or hot water to a paste. Apply this paste to the colored hair and let it set for a couple of minutes before rinsing it off. Since the baking soda will dry out your hair, apply a nourishing conditioner to your hair before drying.
The color spray can also be removed from the hair using dish washing or powdered laundry detergents, apple cider vinegar mixed with lukewarm water, or mayonnaise. However, the former two methods are even worse for your hair than baking soda, and the later method causes a huge mess. May be the best is to leave the bright purple, green, pink, or blue hairspray to the kids for Halloween. 😉
What are your time saving beauty tips for Halloween?
Read some funky scary Halloween stories
Are you a fan of Halloween movies and stories? Did you know that in Interior Alaska trick-and-treating is even done when it is -20F (28.9C)? Did you know that in West-Germany there was no Halloween before the German reunification? Now guess what a surprise my first Halloween party was! Guess what my favorite costume is!
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