Life’s tough enough and having “girl problems” is an everyday undertaking for us. One thing my mother always instilled in me is, if there’s a will, there’s a way”. She was always so creative and useful. She could make syrup from scratch for god’s sake. The lady was an urban artisan for sure. With her gems and other tips I’ve picked up along the way, I’ve got a list packed with savvy life hacks that every DIY woman can put to use today.
Say goodbye to chapped and dry lips.
We’ve all been stuck at a party or in the bathroom trying to fix our crumbling or flaky lipstick. This happens when we don’t drink enough water or dry them out from licking our lips. Drink water and condition your lips. Before you go to bed take a warm rag and put it on your lips.
Once your lips are soft, immediately take an edible oil like olive oil and put it to your lips. The next day, right after bathing, when your lips are soft, apply the same oil. Carry a small amount of oil or chapstick with you and apply it for the rest of the day. Also, try out a natural brown sugar lip scrub. Repeat the steps above until your lips are healed. This may seem labor-intensive, but it is the least painful way of dealing with chapped lips while conditioning them.
No more flat iron gunk!
Hooray! We finally have a fool-proof antidote and it’s simple. Just use Coca-Cola. I know, sounds a bit weird but hear me out. The chemicals from the coca leaves and kola nut in their products can strip anything even battery fluid. Just use a light coat then go back over it with a damp cloth of just water. Voila!
Grr…Greasy eyebrows or running eyeliner.
Try applying translucent pressed powder on your eyebrows before and after application and to the corner of your eyes between your top and bottom lashes. The pressed powder absorbs your skin’s natural oils and perspiration.
Got sparse eyebrows?
Nothing’s worse than being plagued with having little to no eyebrows. For some of us, it’s genetic but for others, it could be as simple as our sleeping habits. Most of us sleep on cotton sheets and pillows, thus when we toss and turn, the friction from our bedding is literally pulling our hair out, eyebrows included.
Pull your satin scarf over your eyebrows while you sleep or sleep with a satin pillowcase and sheets. This will significantly reduce hair breakage and pulling.
Still rocking the mascara from yesterday?
Removing mascara from your eyes can be tough, especially if you’ve applied the waterproof one. If you want to save on costs, take a