Friday, May 21, 2010

tips & tricks.

I am not a beauty expert. In fact, I'm the exact opposite. I'm sure I commit numerous fashion/beauty faux-pas throughout the day. However, I have a few tips and tricks up my sleeve that I've learned throughout the years. These could be obvious to the rest of the human population, but I remember being extremely excited/thrilled/awe struck when I came across these. Starting today, I'd like to post a beauty tip that I know (and love) so that you, too, can use it.

(I'll probably post these about twice a month.)

If it's one you already know, then maybe you can laugh at how uninformed/unoriginal I am and then continue on with your daily life. If it's one you like (and had never heard of) — great! So glad I could help. And if you have one, leave it in the comment section or email me here: xosimplyR [AT] gmail [DOT] com and I'd be more than happy to post it here!


Does anyone else have really tired/puffy/awful looking eyes in the morning?
I do.
And for the longest time I didn't know how to cure it. Sure, concealer does the trick, but I'm not always into applying a bunch of makeup just to cover a dark circle that can be combated in other ways. Plus, I don't always wear makeup and so I like to have other [makeup-less] options.

All you need to do is freeze two spoons. I always, always keep two in my freezer. No matter what. In the morning upon waking up, walk to the kitchen and slap them over your closed eyeballs with the spoons facing outward. In other words: apply the spoons so that the rest of the world can see the side that you eat from. Does that make sense?

(Concentrate exclusively on the actual puffy/dark/tired section if you're only trying to get rid of the circles. Concentrate on the entire eye if you're using this tip as a I-need-some-energy-right-now tactic.)

I usually let them rest there for about 20 seconds and that does the trick. If I'm super tired sometimes it takes longer. Sometimes I even do it, leave, and then come back and do it again, but I'm telling you, this really works. Not to mention, the burst of energy it gives you. Seriously, try it. And let me know what you think.

Hope your weekends are filled with love! xo, R.

*image via flickr.


LW said...

That is an awesome tip, and it was you I learned it from a few years back! It is mid afternoon, and I just got back from a long, hot bike ride. I am thinking that those nice, cool spoons will be quite refreshing right now. Love you. XXOO

Sarah said...

I remember when I found this out, I thought it was the most amazing thing EVER. I usually forget to freeze the spoons, so I use ice cubes. They melt a little, and the freezing water gets in my eyes and I let it dry there instead of wiping it away. It leaves me pretty refreshed, and really helps for those mornings when I can't seem to get my eyes open (which is most mornings). What a wonderful idea to post them! I'm excited to see what I don't know already :)

Destini Lea said...

Ah, how helpful! I've never heard this before and I am CONSTANTLY sleep-deprived, especially out here in SF, because I'm far too busy... so I will definitely be utilizing this tip in the future.. thank u!