From always being on the go to being low on time, there are a million and one excuses why you don’t always look and feel your best. But let’s be real—who has the time or money to keep up with the latest trends anyway? If you’re anything like most girls, you’re always looking for fashion and beauty hacks that will make your life easier and help you look good. Well, search no more! Here are eight fashion and beauty hacks every girl should know:
Fashion Hack #1: Get Rid of Static in Your Clothes with a Dryer Sheet
If you’ve ever gone to put on a shirt only to have it stick to you like static electricity, you know how annoying static cling can be. But did you know that dryer sheets can help remove static in your clothes? Just rub a dryer sheet over the offending piece of clothing, and voila! No more static. The fabric softeners in dryer sheets are charged with positive ions to cancel out the electrons and static cling, providing you with soft clothes without static.
Fashion Hack #2: Remove Ink Stain with Nail Polish Remover
Accidents happen, and sometimes you might find an ink stain on your favorite shirt. Before you panic, grab some nail polish remover! To remove the ink stain, dab a cotton ball in the nail polish remover and gently rub it onto the stain. In case you didn’t know, nail polish remover is a powerful ink stain solvent. With just a few drops on the affected area, it can completely remove any pigment present and leave your clothes as new.
Fashion Hack #3: Use Baby Powder to Easily Remove Grease Stains
Grease stains are some of the most difficult to remove from clothing. But don’t worry—baby powder is here to the rescue! All you have to do is sprinkle baby powder over the stain and let it sit for a few minutes. The powder acts as an absorbent, pulling the grease from the fabric fibers and completely lifting the stain. Once the powder has done its job, launder your clothes as you normally would, and you’ll have a grease-free garment in no time.
Fashion Hack #4: Easily Remove Sweat Stains with White Vinegar
Sweat stains are never a good look, especially when wearing light colors. But before you give up on your favorite shirt, try using white vinegar to remove the stain. All you need to do is mix equal parts of white vinegar and warm water in a small bowl. Dip a cloth into the mixture and apply it to the sweat stains. The acidity of the vinegar will break down the sweat stains and make them easier to remove. After a few minutes, wash your shirt as usual, and the sweat stains will disappear.
Beauty Hack #1: Whiten Your Teeth with Baking Soda
Baking soda is not just for baking! This inexpensive pantry staple can also be used to whiten your teeth. For fresh-feeling teeth, wet your toothbrush, add baking soda, and brush! The baking soda’s abrasiveness will help remove surface stains and leave your teeth looking brighter and whiter. It acts as a mild polishing agent and can also help remove plaque. This is a temporary fix, so it’s best used in between professional teeth whitening sessions.
Beauty Hack #2: Make Your Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is a godsend when you don’t have time to wash your hair but still need it to look presentable. However, store-bought dry shampoos can be expensive and often contain harsh chemicals. You can easily make your dry shampoo with just a few ingredients. All you need is some arrowroot powder or cornstarch, cocoa powder (for dark hair), and essential oils (for scent). Mix equal parts of each ingredient, then apply to roots as needed. Instant dry shampoo! The good thing about this is that your DIY shampoo can last six months. Just make sure to store it in an airtight container.
Beauty Hack #3: Use Coconut Oil as a Makeup Remover
Coconut oil is one of the most versatile products and can be used for almost anything! One of its best uses? As an all-natural makeup remover. Coconut oil is gentle on the skin and can easily remove even the most stubborn waterproof makeup. Plus, it’s a great moisturizer that will leave your skin soft and hydrated. Massage a few drops of coconut oil onto your face, then rinse with warm water.
Beauty Hack #4: Extend the Life of Your Manicure with Nail Polish Remover
If your manicure is starting to chip, but you don’t have time for a touch-up, grab a cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover. Gently dab the chipped areas until they’re gone, then apply a clear topcoat. The nail polish remover will act as a sealant, protecting your manicure and extending its life. Just be sure to use it sparingly, so you don’t remove too much of your nail polish. Remember, it is still a nail polish remover; you don’t want to overdo it and have your nails naked.
And there you have it—the unexpected hacks to make life easier. Whether it’s removing grease stains, whitening teeth, creating dry shampoo, or extending the life of your manicure, these tips and tricks will come in handy. So go ahead and give them a try!