Lerato Maimela
Digital Journalist
4 minute read
15 Sep 2021
2:44 pm

Daily hacks: How to hide the bags under your eyes, make your scent last and more

Lerato Maimela

In our 'Daily hacks' series, we bring you the latest beauty tips, trends and tricks to transform your life and save you money.

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Being a busy woman means that time is sometimes not on your side.

It would be helpful to know quick and effective beauty tips which can save you some time in the morning or during the day when preparing to step out.

Here are 5 easy beauty hacks every woman should know

Long-lasting perfume scent

This beauty hack has been a major trend on social media and those who have tried it out have sworn by it. Perfume lovers know how frustrating it is to go about your day and not be able to smell the scent of your perfume a few hours after applying it.


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TikTok user Roxy has shared a video where she demonstrates the popular perfume hack which is said to make the scent of your perfume last the whole day.

In the video she takes a tub of petroleum jelly and she she smears some on the inner part of her wrist.

Roxy then sprays her preferred perfume onto the jelly on the inner part of her wrists, and then rubs that part on her neck.

Hiding bags under your eyes with foundation and concealer

It is sometimes difficult to get a full eight hours of sleep at night because of all the responsibilities and duties you may have on a daily basis.

Stress, depression and anxiety can all have a negative effect on your sleeping patterns and one of the most notable effects of irregular sleeping patterns are bags under eyes.


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A make-up page on TikTok has shared a video posted by Niio, where she demonstrates how she hides her bags under her eyes with a little foundation and concealer.

She starts off the video by showing the one side of her face which has the noticeable eyebags, and then shows the other side of her face which she has already concealed.

She then applies a few drops of liquid foundation on her eyebags, and then slightly dabs and blends the foundation with her finger.

Once she is done blending the foundation, she applies concealer with a medium-sized make-up brush, and then blends the concealer with her finger.

Once she is done with the concealer, we see that the bags under her eyes have been concealed, and are no longer visible.

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Filling in your grown-out manicured nails

Getting your nails done is a very therapeutic form of self-care. However, with our busy schedules it can get difficult to make frequent nail appointments and stick to them.


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If you have manicured nails and they have begun to grow out, making a weird space between your gel or acrylic manicure and your cuticle, then this beauty hack is for you.

Rose Friederike shared a video on TikTok demonstrating how she fills the space of her grown-out manicured nails with glitter nail polish.

The hack is simple. She paints the gap on her nails with heavy glitter nail polish which makes it seem as though she has just gotten a new manicured set with a glitter ombre design.

Easily remove your acrylic nails without acetone

Getting your acrylic nails removed at your nail salon means using acetone to melt off the acrylic, but acetone is really not good for your skin.


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TikTok user and mother of three, Anaxi Barra, has shared her beauty hack to remove old acrylic nails without the use of acetone,

In the video, Barra makes use of a dental floss pick.

She starts off by placing the floss pick at the beginning of her acrylic nail, right by her cuticles, and then moves in an upward motion, under the nail, to eventually scrape off the acrylic nail from her actual nail.

Remove your clear, plastic hair ties without pulling out your hair

Clear hair ties are the best to use when you are trying to achieve a super tight pony. If you are a fan of using clear ties you know that it can be really painful as they tend to stick to your hair, and pull your hair out when you are trying to take them out.


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Becca Bogle has taken to TikTok to share her hack on how to remove clear plastic hair ties without the pain and fuss.

In the video, she takes her curling iron and simply places over the clear plastic hair tie, melting the hair tie off without pulling it or tugging at it.

This method is the simplest way to take your clear hair ties off, but you may need to constantly stock up on hair ties if you use clear hair ties often.