Taylor Swift loves a cats eye, and she does it so well, but once the starlet admitted to a big beauty no no – using sharpie instead of eyeliner!
"I once used a Sharpie as eyeliner in an airplane bathroom because I didn't have any with me," the singer told Refinery29. It goes without saying that putting permanent marker with toxic ingredients on the thinnest area of your skin is a bad, bad idea.
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When Sienna accidentally got Henna on her blonde hair, she said the only thing that got rid of it was soaking her hair in tomato sauce. While this might work, combing a mixture of three to one rubbing alcohol and mineral oil will work faster. After applying the mixture, wrap your hair in plastic and apply heat for 10 minutes.
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Lady Gaga's makeup artist admitted that he had such a hard time removing glitter from her eyelids that he used tape to get it off. The skin around your eye is especially delicate so this option could be pretty painful! If you do want to try it, use a gentle option like fabric tape, or even blue tack.
The actress has admitted jetting off to Austria to let “highly trained medical leeches” go to work on her, sucking the toxins out of her blood as they go. Sounds positively medieval to us!
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Sandra admits that during the filming of Miss Congeniality she learned a beauty trick that she loves to pass on: "I didn't realize that putting hemorrhoid ointment on your face is acceptable in the beauty business. But apparently butt-cream does help the lines around the eyes."
This one has been around for a while, and some beauty experts swear by it. But it’s worth remembering that hemorrhoid cream is neither approved nor tested for the purpose of shrinking under-eye bags, and there are many great products on the market right now that have been designed especially for this purpose! Save the hemorrhoid cream for what it’s designed for…
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In 2011 Gisele Bündchen said of sunscreen, "I cannot put this poison on my skin. I do not use anything synthetic." She later backtracked and said the original quote was lost in translation.
The supermodel later backtracked and said the original quote was lost in translation. And with experts saying that sunscreen is the number 1 weapon against anti-aging, it’s probably wise to lather up anytime you’re in the sun.
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“There have been no scientifically demonstrated benefits of placenta ingestion for humans," says Mark Kristal, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of Buffalo.
And while placenta ingestion has been shows to benefit nonhuman mammals, the “fact that no human cultures, past or present, routinely engage in this practice suggest that evolutionary-wise, there may have been something detrimental to ingesting placenta."
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This might work, because of the tartaric acid which will exfoliate, but it would take quite a few bottles to notice the effect, and wine could irritate scratches on your skin.
This is one that’s been around for years, but beauty experts tell us to skip this one, and instead go for a real spot treatment. While toothpaste does dry out skin, experts say it's not a recommended method for acne spot treating due to the possibility of irritation, peeling and redness. It could actually make your spot worse.
Experts say that Abrasives in the toothpaste, like calcium carbonate, will dry the blemish so it looks better. But it does nothing to rid it of bacteria, and the detergents and flavoring in the formula will irritate your skin.
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The supermodel’s bizarre beauty secret is spraying milk over her skin to keep it moist and hydrated – and there might be some truth to it as milk is full of minerals, protein and calcium. Hey, if it’s good enough for Cindy and Cleopatra, it’s good enough for us!
"Adding a few drops of cinnamon oil to a lip gloss will give some added oomph," says Patrice Evangeline, a New York City based makeup artist. It won’t make your lips huge, and best to do a spot check to make sure you’re not allergic!
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In a recent interview with British Cosmopolitan, Gwyneth Paltrow said, "We're human beings and the sun is the sun - how can it be bad for you? I think we should all get sun and fresh air. I don't think anything that is natural can be bad for you - it's really good to have at least 15 minutes of sun a day."
The jury is out on this one – experts say that 15 minutes in the sun without sunscreen is beneficial - That may be true in Old Blighty and even the states – but some experts say that in the harsh Australian sun even that is too long.
“I researched natural skincare and found that apple cider vinegar is really effective. Using it as a toner can be harsh, but if you have breakouts it can be really healing." ScarJo might be onto something with this, apple cider vinegar is indeed great for breakouts, dandruff and at calming stomach complaints too!