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    28 Beauty Hacks That’ll Make Your Life A Lot Easier

    Your beauty routine just got easier.

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    1. Create the perfect cat eye every time with this double-sided eyeliner stamp. Use the flatter side to stamp the shape, and then fill in the shape with the pointy to define your line. There are three sizes, so you can draw a baby wing eyeliner or a full-on Amy Winehouse cat eye!

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    The eyeliner comes in three sizes: 8mm, 10mm, and 12mm.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.97 (also available in multipack).

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the WingLiner Eyeliner Stamp.

    2. Use your toothbrush to give your lips a mini exfoliating treatment. The bristles are the perfect texture to remove dead and rough skin, and your lips will be super soft and smooth afterward.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $3.96.

    3. Or make a DIY lip scrub using equal parts sugar and honey. Apply the scrub to your lips to reveal a new layer of soft skin underneath. The sugar granules will buff away dead skin and the honey with soothe and hydrate.

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    Get the sugar on Amazon Canada for $9.49 and the honey for $12.99.

    4. Achieve the perfect blowout in record time with this multifunctional hot hair brush. It’s designed to de-tangle hair, brush, blow dry, and add volume to hair at the same time.

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    The hair brush has three heat and speed settings and a six-foot power cord for added flexibility and comfort.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $58.47+ (also available in mint).

    5. Use a microfibre towel on your hair to absorb water faster. Microfibre is more absorbent than a traditional towel and is extra gentle, so your hair is safe from breakage, split ends, and frizz. Just wrap up your hair like you normally would and prepare to be amazed.

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    This towel is the ultimate life saver when you only have enough time to wash and go in the morning!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.49.

    6. Use a tub of Vaseline to solve a bunch of your common beauty problems. You can spread it around your nails to prevent stray polish from sticking, use a little to tame your brows, or dab some on your lips for emergency lip balm. You can even slather some on your heels before you put on your socks as a mini foot treatment to soften and hydrate dry feet.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $3.67.

    7. Remove blackheads from your nose with a pack of deep-cleansing pore strips. Facial extractions are effective but also seem like a cruel and unusual form of punishment. Pore-cleansing nose strips are painless in comparison and can be done anytime and anywhere.

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    These nose strips are slightly bigger than most strips and are infused with tea tree oil and witch hazel to absorb dirt and oil.

    Get a pack of six on Amazon Canada for $8.97.

    8. Quench your skin’s thirst with a pack of super-hydrating sheet masks. These masks contain hyaluronic acid, which is a miracle molecule that can hold 1,000 times its weight in water. Sit back and let your skin soak up half a bottle of hydrating serum while you relax. You deserve it!

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    The masks are also incredibly gentle so they can be used on almost all skin types. Each one has a unique essential oil or ingredient to treat different skin types like green tea (for oily skin) and chamomile (for sensitive skin).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99 for a pack of six (also available individually).

    9. Apply a pair of gilded eye masks to give your under-eyes the appearance of eight hours of sleep in just 15 minutes. They're packed with powerhouse ingredients like vitamin C, rose oil, and hyaluronic acid that’ll help reduce fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness. Store them in the fridge until you're ready to use them for best results.

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    Get a pack of 12 on Amazon Canada for $19.50.

    10. Use a few unscented baby wipes to remove all your makeup when you're too lazy to actually wash your face. The wipes are gentle enough to use on your face and you can keep it the package by your bed for easy access.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $4.29.

    11. Or wipe off all your makeup with a soft microfibre facecloth and a bit of water. The cloth works gently to remove makeup, dirt, and excess oil from your face, and can be washed easily by hand or in the washing machine.

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    I love using this on the days when I'm feeling really lazy. Instead of using my usual cleansing oil or micellar water, I can wipe away my makeup with this cloth in a couple of minutes. I also love using it when I do a clay mask. It's so much easier to get the residual product of my face with the cloth!

    Get a pack of four cloths on Amazon Canada for $10.50.

    12. Wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo to detox your scalp from all the dirt, oil, and dry shampoo that's built up in your hair over the last few days. This weekly treatment works on all hair types and will leave hair feeling soft, shiny, and light as air!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $5.59.

    13. Or scrub away dead skin cells, dirt, and dandruff from your hair and scalp with this silicone scalp massager. The flexible and extra-durable bristles will gently rub your scalp to relieve tension and promote blood circulation.

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    It's also water-resistant, so you can bring it in the shower with you!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $3.55+ (also available in teal).

    14. Use these nifty nail clips to help remove your gel manicure. Instead of struggling to wrap and unwrap your nails in aluminum foil, just place your acetone-drenched cotton ball over your nail and clamp the nail clip over to create a perfect seal.

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    If you've ever tried to remove a gel manicure at home with foil paper, you can imagine how transformative this set of nail clips will be in your life!

    The set comes with ten finger clips, ten toe clips, and a scraper tool to remove the polish once it's lifted from your nails.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    15. Give yourself a pedicure from the comfort of your own bathroom with an electronic foot file. The cylinder file spins like a tornado to slough off dead skin, so you don't have to work very hard to reveal the soft baby skin underneath.

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    The rotating file is removable, so you can switch it out with a roller refill when you’re ready. And it comes with batteries!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.81.

    16. Touch up your brows between appointments with these mini razors. They have an extra slim blade that'll shape, groom, or touch up brows and fine hairs in minutes.

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    The razor has a guard around the blade to protect the skin and prevent nicks and cuts. It also comes with a protective cap, so you can store it safely in your cosmetic bag.

    Get a pack of three on Amazon Canada for $4.79.

    17. Paint anything from dots and lines to flowers and hearts with these best-selling dual-tipped dotting tools. They come in different sizes and have nail brushes on the opposite end, so you don't have to use the nail polish brush to create fun and intricate designs. You can also dip the brush side in nail polish remover to clean up stray polish around your nail.

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    Create all your fancy nail art with these and when you're done, just dip the brushes in acetone or alcohol to clean them!

    Get a set of five on Amazon Canada for $10.80.

    18. Stick these nail art guiding strips on your nails to create an intricate and drool-worthy nail look. There are over 13 different shapes and designs in the pack, and the strips are also thin enough that you can use multiple ones at the same time. Just make sure your nails are dry before placing the strips on your nails to prevent smudging!

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    Get a pack of ten on Amazon Canada for $2.99.

    19. Get every last drop of your beauty products out of the bottle with this super-tiny beauty spatula. The flexible silicone head and long, narrow handle can fit into your favourite makeup and skincare bottles. And when the containers are cleaned out, they're in the perfect condition to be recycled!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.79.

    20. Use a multipurpose jojoba oil to soften skin, hydrate lips and cuticles, nourish hair, and control frizz! Jojoba oil is a gentle, but effective moisturizer you can use practically anywhere on the body, and it will work wonders. Move over coconut oil, because there's a new oil in town.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.37.

    21. Apply your face masks and moisturizer with ease using a flexible silicone face mask applicator. It's super easy to use and it'll help prevent your fingers from transferring any oil onto your skin. Plus, keeping your hand from getting messy is a major bonus!

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    Get a pack of three on Amazon Canada for $8.99.

    22. Remove your makeup with a few drops of super-gentle micellar water. Just squirt a little onto a cotton pad, and watch as the micelles help dissolve dirt and oil left on your skin. Plus it's alcohol free, so it won't leave your skin feeling tight or dry.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $8.97.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Garnier Micellar Water.

    23. Store your hot hairstyling tools in a heat-resistant silicone sleeve, so you don't have to wait for them to cool down. The sleeve can withstand temperatures up to 450°F and fits most flat or curling irons, making it easier to use and store your favourite hair tools.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.59+ (available in five colours).

    24. Apply a single coat of this super-matte liquid lipstick that has such a long-lasting formula, you won’t need to reapply during the day. Seriously, the pigment is so rich, you're going to need an oil-based makeup remover to get it off. There are a variety of bold, eye-catching shades that will suit your ever-changing makeup mood.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $8.96 (available in 20 shades).

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Lip Color.

    25. Prime your eyelid with a chunky white eyeliner pencil to make your eye makeup pop with colour. Using a layer of white eyeliner before applying your eyeshadow makes the colour more pigmented, and you'll save more time and product in the process.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $6.

    26. Give your lashes the extra oomph they need by using a heated eyelash curler. It works like an electronic mascara wand to separate the lashes while the heat helps curl them. Or run your blowdryer over your regular eyelash curler for a few seconds to achieve the same result.

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    The curling tool is super lightweight, so you can store in your purse for easy access. You'll need one AAA battery that you can here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.99.

    27. Dry your makeup brushes upside down using this collapsible drying rack. It'll hold all your makeup brushes, so you don't have to leave them on a towel to dry. Keeping them upside down helps your brush dry faster and keeps moisture from damaging the shape and integrity of the brush.

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    There are 28 holes of different sizes and they're lined with silicone so your brushes won't slip. And when you're done, the rack collapses into three flat pieces!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    28. And finally, use a wearable nail polish holder to cradle the bottle with a secure grip, so you don't have to. Just pop your nail polish and slide on the ring like a piece of jewelry. Now you can paint your nails anywhere without worry about spills or sitting close to a flat surface. Nailed it!

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    The holder fits most nail polish bottle sizes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $6.99+ (available in six colours).

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the The Tweexy Wearable Nail Polish Holder.

    You realizing how much easier your life will be now:

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