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41 Life-Saving Beauty Hacks Every Girl Should Have In Her Arsenal

Being a girl is hard. Which is why your beauty routine should be as easy as possible.

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8. Stick your eyelash curler in your bra while you're getting ready for a longer lasting curl.

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A warmed eyelash curler will work way better than a room temperature one. You could also stick it between your thighs if you're sitting or use a little heat from a hair dryer for a few seconds if you're in a hurry.

9. You should apply dry shampoo the evening before, not the morning of.

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Apply dry shampoo BEFORE you go to bed. The tossing and turning will help to work it in, eliminating any white powder blotches, and you’ll wake up with more volume.

10. Use baby powder to get DIY falsies.

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Between applying each coat of mascara, dip a Q-tip in baby powder and run across your lashes, focusing on the tips. The second coat will attach to the powder for a longer, fuller look.

14. Here's an incredibly fast, polished top knot you can do in your car.

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1. Gather your hair up into a high ponytail at the top of your crown. Secure with an elastic.

2. Divide the ponytail ends into two sections and use both hands to twist each section down to the ends.

3. Wrap each twist in opposite directions around the base of your elastic. Make sure each twist is wrapped around evenly.

4. Secure with bobby pins.

18. Use a business card to pull your lid up so you can get the mascara right to the base of your lashes.

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Hold an old credit or business card above the upper lashes and wiggle the brush away back and forth at the roots.

You can also use it underneath the eyes to catch any eyeshadow fallout.

19. Drying your hair with a T-shirt instead of a towel can really help tame the frizzies.

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A towel creates friction, which will cause tangles and split ends. Instead, after washing, squeeze the excess liquid out with a cotton T-shirt and wrap it onto your head.

25. Want to wear glitter nail polish without going through the pain-in-the-ass removal process?

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Use Elmer's glue as the base coat. The manicure will peel off neatly, and it supposedly can last up to a week!

27. Use a white base coat, not a clear one, to get more vibrant nails.

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If you ever get frustrated that a color doesn't show up on your nails the way it looks in the bottle, a white base coat is all you need for more opacity.

30. Reuse your expensive mascara brushes.

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Much of what you're paying for when it comes to expensive mascara is the brush design, not the formula. Just clean it off and use it with a drugstore mascara to get a similar effect.

They're also great for combing out lashes, or eliminating clumps after you've applied your mascara.

31. Rescue a dried-up mascara with a mug of boiling water.

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Allow it to sit for five minutes. Not only will your mascara be revived, but it will be apply much more smoothly and clump-free.

37. You can determine how thin or wide your nose looks by the way you shape your eyebrows.

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The space between your eyebrows should correspond to how wide you want your nose to appear. Get the full tutorial here.

40. Here are two tricks to really getting your money's worth out of your products:

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Run out of mineral foundation? Pop open the bottom of your Bare Minerals powder foundation with a coin to get the rest out.