11 Beauty Hacks you NEED to know! www.FunCheapOrFree.com

As a busy mom (and a die-hard frugalista) I'm a huge believer in hacks…especially BEAUTY HACKS. There are so many ways to look and feel great, without spending much (if anything!) at all. Today is Wednesday, which means it's my day to do a video on Millennial Moms, the new YouTube channel I'm part of. In my video I share my 11 best beauty hacks and I can't wait for you to try them!!

But before we get to the video, a reminder to be sure to subscribe to Millennial Moms so you can see my videos every Wednesday. They will make you feel good about yourself, if nothing else, because I'm a crazy person in all of them. And be sure to subscribe to my personal YouTube channel where you will see more behind-the-scenes of my own life…and weekly Bachelor recaps, of course. (Though I got behind on 2 episodes while in Hawaii, sorry folks!)

Now, on to the Beauty Hacks video!


Here's the recap!

1- Make mascara last longer with saline solution!

How to Make Your Mascara Last Longer

It's true, a few drops of regular old saline solution for contacts dropped into your getting-too-dry mascara will perk it right up, and have it applying like new! (PS – I did an entire post about this awhile back – check it out here: How to Make Mascara Last 2x Longer!

2 – Create a DIY heated eyelash curler!


All you need for this simple hack is your eyelash curler, and a blowdryer. Turn the heat on that dryer, and warm up your curler for around 5 seconds. BAM! Glam lashes, in 5 seconds flat!

3 – Fake a KILLER collarbone (and cleavage)!

Use your contour powder, and get to shading! Apply the darker powder to your collarbones (and any other spots you want to shadow-up, and pop more… ahem… cleavage, anyone?), and highlighter to catch the light. You'll have instant definition!

4- Get rid of face oil… with a toilet seat cover!

You know those paper seat covers you find in public restrooms? They are the BEST at grabbing all that face oil that may seep through your makeup! Grab one, fold it up, and blot away!

5 – Get enviable eyebrows with a pencil!

Grab a pencil (pen, or whatever you have handy), and use that to help you decide HOW to sculpt your eyebrows! It takes the guesswork out, and will give you those perfectly on-trend, fashionista brows in a snap!

6 – No more frizz – ditch the towel, and grab a t-shirt!

If you get frizzy hair after the shower, keep those towels for the beach, and wrap your hair up in a t-shirt! The fabric won't pull, or break hair like towels can, it will gently absorb water, giving you luscious locks, every time! (You can buy a towel, made of this cotton t-shirt material too, if you'd prefer!)

7 – Dirty hair? Bust out the baby powder!

We've all been there… mom life has taken over, and your hair has been in a top knot for a day… or two… okay, even three days. Have no fear, you don't need expensive dry shampoo to revive your style, a small handful of baby powder will do! Rub it in your roots, and brush it in, or use your fingers to tousle it around. VOILA! Perfect hair that smells like a baby's bum! (Good smelling bum…. not the other… you get it!)

8 – DIY venom lip gloss!

Grab your favorite gloss, and throw in a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Mix it around, and apply. BOOM. You'll have plumped lips, and fresh breath too. Score! (PS- You can save 10% from Spark Naturals with promo code: FCFSPARK!)

9 – Fake extra-pouty lips!

This one is super easy — grab a light colored, shimmery shadow, and pucker those lips! put the shadow right in the middle of that pout, for instantly poutier lips!

10 – Prevent lipstick teeth!

No girl likes to check the mirror after a long day to see that their new lipstick worked its way all. over. her. teeth! Eww! Prevent it by applying your lipstick, then making a big pucker with those lips — put your finger in, pull it out, and any lipstick that would have snuck on those choppers is now on your finger instead!

11 – Make DIY Fiber Mascara, on the cheap!

We've all seen the amazingness that is fiber mascara, but it costs an arm and a leg! Create your own, with this simple hack! Apply your mascara, and while it's still wet, put some baby powder on a q-tip and dab it on your lashes. Once it's dried, apply another coat of mascara, and it will cling to the powder. Instantly longer lashes!

So there you go!

Want more tips, tricks and videos?

Find all my go-to beauty tips from the blog, or if videos are more your style, here's a collection of my beauty videos for your viewing pleasure.

What are you favorite beauty hacks? Let us know below!

Happy Hacking <3