9 Beauty Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

Close Up of a Mascara Wand applying apply sugar lip scrub to remove dead skin from your lips

As the owner of a boutique that specializes in beauty, I often end up chatting with customers about their various rituals and routines. Every now and then, someone will share a tip that is downright genius. Here are a few of the beauty hacks I’ve heard over the years and am now happy to pass along to you.


1. Use a dryer sheet to tame fly-aways.


2.Use the same dryer sheet and rub it all over your body.
The scent will ward off gnats and mosquitoes.


3. Sleep in dry shampoo for oil-free volume in the morning.


4. Drag dental floss across your nose to remove blackheads.


5. Use a lighter to soften dried out, hard eyeliner.


6. Apply whitening toothpaste to your nails for ten minutes to remove yellow stains.


7. Apply deodorant to inner thighs to prevent
inner thigh chafing during warmer months.


8. Spray your hairpins with hairspray first to keep them from sliding out of hair.


9. Clean an old mascara wand and use it to apply
your sugar lip scrub to remove dead skin from your lips.


Images: 1 – Allure; 3 – Pinterest; 4- Getty; 5- Pinterest; 6- Tumblr/CBK Nails; 7- Soft Whisper.com; 8-Makeup and Beauty; 9 WomanFreebies.com


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I have been a beauty junkie for what seems like forever, but before I did anything about it, I went to law school. (Yes, my life is a little like the reverse of Legally Blonde.) Then, I worked as a prosecutor in Sonoma County after which I moved to the DC area with my husband in ’97. I served as Majority Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee followed by a year-long stint at a lobbying firm. You get the picture. It was then that I decided to act on my dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Finding my favorite beauty products proved to be impossible without stepping foot in a mall–the horror. So, I decided to bring my favorites to Alexandria. A few trips to New York and a flight to France and Bellacara was born in March 2000.

Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, for more than 17 years Bellacara has been Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high end cosmetic, skincare and haircare products. At Bellacara you will find premiere beauty products that have been carefully edited by the store’s owner, Angela Sitilides, who personally tests all the products sold in store. The boutique carries only the best product lines – Kiehl’s, Jouer, Dr. Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Moroccan Oil, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, Smashbox, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, Dermalogica, Kevyn Aucoin, Kai, Child, St. Tropez, Smith and Cult, and many more.


1000 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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