Top 10 Beauty Tips


For the last ten years I’ve worked in the beauty industry and been surrounded by beauty products. In that time I’ve picked up a fair few ‘tricks of the trade’ and insider secrets. With this is mind I thought I’d share some of my beauty tips with you all. So sit back, get a cup of tea and indulge yourself in my top 10 beauty tips…

1) The Cheekbone Illusion
Make your cheekbones appear higher and give them more structure by apply bronzer directly underneath your cheekbone. You can also add a little highlighter to the cheekbone itself for added affect . Try it and see!

2) Dry Out Spots
You don’t need to spend money on spot creams, simply dab some toothpaste onto your spot before going to bed and by morning it will be on it’s way. Believe me this is a tried and tested trick.

3) Blot Your Skin
The easiest way to clear your skin of oil and prevent your make-up from sliding (especially during the summer months) is to use blotting papers. They’ll soak up any excess oil from the top layer of your skin – and prevent breakouts. I like these ones from Boots.

4) Don’t Fade Away
Lock in your new hair colour by using a deep-conditioning hair treatment every two weeks. This is a great two-in-one tip as you’ll obviously also benefit from super soft, well condition hair. My current favourite is this one by Kerastase.

5) Have Oily Skin? Use A Face Oil.
I know this sounds ridicules but using a face oil can help your skin produce less natural oil. Why? Using a face oil will trick your skin into thinking it doesn’t need to produce more oil. I really recommend Clarins Lotus Oil. It’s been my skin saviour for years.

6) Use Eye Cream on your Cuticles
Don’t waist money on cuticle cream, when you can double up by using a moisturising eye cream. I love a multi-purpose product and this tip works a treat! Bonus tip, keep your eye cream in the fridge, this will help reduce the appearance of dark circles and ‘bags’. You can also apply a think layer of eye cream under your eyes while soaking in the bath – as an amazing eye mask! I like Eucerin AQUAporin Active Moisturising Eye Cream

7) The Reverse Wash
If you suffer from thin hair, try the ‘reverse wash’! This means conditioning your hair first and shampooing second. Many of my old colleagues swore by this tip to increase volume.

8) Keep Your Makeup Brushes Clean
Clean your brushes using a little shampoo and warm water after every couple uses. They become a breeding ground for bacteria, which can cause breakouts and other skin conditions. Prevention is always better than a cure!

9) Seasonal Changes
Our skin needs different things depending on the time of year. So it’s important to change your beauty routine depending on the season. During the winter months your skin needs more moisture and comfort, while in the summer months you should use a lighter hydrating cream or lotion with an SPF.

10) A Body Beautiful
Immediately after stepping out of a shower or bath, apply a body lotion, cream or oil. Water and soap washes away your skin’s natural oils, so applying a moisturising product will prevent your skin from drying. Also, apply your cream or oil to slightly damp skin – not only will it be easier to rub in but it will also be more effective.

Let me know if you enjoyed reading these tips as I have plenty more up my sleeve.

Mums' Days



  1. August 25, 2014 / 7:50 am

    I love how simple these tips are and how easy they are to do without faffing around or spending a fortune. Very good tips and I’ll be doing the eye cream as cuticle cream, reverse wash and eye cream as eye mask for sure.

  2. August 25, 2014 / 8:50 am

    Great tips lovely! You should definitely share more of these. Us gals need all the help we can get, especially when we’re exhausted from looking after toddlers! 😉

    I’m off to try number 7 on this list later, will let you know how I get on! x

  3. September 5, 2014 / 5:37 pm

    My husband has sworn by the toothpaste trick for years.

    Thanks for the tips; I’m all about the beauty recently after years of not giving two hoots!!



    • September 6, 2014 / 3:44 pm

      Your husband is a wise man! 🙂

      I’ll get some more DIY beauty cheats up very soon. Thanks for visiting xx

  4. September 5, 2014 / 8:26 pm

    These are fab! I am not really a seasoned beauty person, just tend to do the basics, but there are loads of these that I will try. Loving the sound of Reverse wash especially. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

    • September 6, 2014 / 3:43 pm

      You must try it if you have thinner hair, I works a treat! Glad you enjoyed xx


  5. September 6, 2014 / 9:04 am

    Number 7 all the way! What a revelation!! Love these tips and a tutorial on how to clean your brushes would be ace – sounds simple but I feel like I’d get it wrong!

    Thanks for linking in to #thelist xxxx (would be lovely if you could help us spread the word by adding a link back or the badge!)

    • September 6, 2014 / 3:42 pm

      Thanks Hannah! Will have think about the tutorial ; )

      No problem will add he badge now xx #thelist xx

  6. September 6, 2014 / 9:41 am

    I have just discovered the reverse wash! It really makes such a difference – I pass it on to everyone! <3

    • September 6, 2014 / 3:41 pm

      Me too!! Thanks for your comment and for visiting xx #thelist

  7. September 7, 2014 / 6:21 pm

    I love a good beauty tip! I like the one about putting eye cream on your cuticles – mine are always so dry and I’m tempted to pick them, naughty. I tend to use a blob of deep conditioner with my normal conditioner every time I wash my hair – I don’t know whether that’s what you’re ‘supposed’ to do, but whatever, it works for me! Definitely re washing your make-up brushes regularly – ugh rubbing bacteria on to your face! xx

    • September 7, 2014 / 9:34 pm

      Glad you enjoyed them! I’ve just done another ‘Beauty Cheats’ post ( ), find out what else your conditioner can be used for. Thanks so much for commenting, it means so much to me xxx

  8. November 12, 2014 / 11:15 am

    Well, I’m approaching a big birthday and could definitely use most of these style tips to make me feel young and beautiful! Going to invest in some highlighter for the cheekbones I think, that’s one I haven’t heard before. A great post 🙂

    • November 12, 2014 / 12:51 pm

      Thank you Wendy! Yes, do try it, it’s a great trick xx