#sickchick hacks for beauty, health and hygiene

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If you are anything like me, you don’t get down with the do-it-yourself gig–but you are torn, too, because you also like to save money and consider yourself pretty frugal. So this list might be right up your alley if that’s the case. Here are some tricks of the trade that will make you feel both practical and innovative.

Lipstick won’t stick? Use a paper towel and baby powder.

Place it over your lips and dab some powder over it. This will keep your color from fading or sliding off.

Ran out of deodorant? Use some hand sanitizer.

The alcohol will kill off any odor causing bacteria in your underarms till you replace your deo.

Notice frizzies in your hair after taking off your beanie? Use a dryer sheet.

The static cling will help your hair lay down on top of your hair.

Need to be relieved of a sudden migraine? Press down on your palm.

Your web (the place in between your thumb and forefinger) helps relieve excruciating pain in about 4 minutes of constant pressing.

Oily face that needs blotting? Use a toilet seat cover.

Grab one toilet seat sheet from that dispenser in the stall and place it on your face to soak up excess oil.

Lips dry and peeling? Exfoliate with an old toothbrush.

Grab some sugar, slough on over your lip balm, and gently scrub away the dead skin.

Shaky hands that make it hard to apply lash glue? Use a bobby pin.

Instead of your finger or a q-tip, try using the tip of a bobby pin to apply your lash glue evenly.

Need to speed up the drying process on wet nails? Dip fingers in cold water.

This will help seal the color while keeping it vibrant on your nails.

No brow gel on hand to slick down your strays? Use a lip balm.

This will make your brows appear full, shapely, and in place.

Want to get rid of brain freeze? Apply pressure to the roof of your mouth.

The gums in your mouth are super sensitive, so press your tongue against them to essentially warm them and lessening brain freeze.

Ran out of toothpaste? Use white vinegar and baking soda.

These will wipe and scrub away stains on teeth without the many harsh ingredients toothpastes contain.

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