Do you know what fruit can double up as an at-home deodrant? Lemons.
Yep. Apparently, the magical juice of lemons can be used to ward off unpleasant smells because the citric acid in it kills bacteria and odor. Also, it’s one of the few fruits that won’t leave you sticky. Who knew?!
We’re obsessed with cheap, home beauty remedies. And sometimes, the most unlikely – and in some cases, quite unbelievable – beauty secrets come from the world’s most famous women.
Hold on to your hats – or your make-up wipes – as these home solutions are sure to change your life, and your beauty regimes, forever.
Blake Lively And Her Quick-Fix Make-Up
In our recent interview with the blonde The Age Of Adaline star, she confessed that she’d picked up some very obscure make-up habits from her mum.
She exclaimed, “Oh gosh, my mum is the MacGyver of beauty tips. If she doesn’t have make-up on her, she’s been known to lick an Advil (red-coated pain relief pill) and use it as blusher or lip tint.”
Wow. Top marks for creativity.
It doesn’t stop there. The mum-of-one went on: “She actually used ashes from an ashtray for eyeshadow once!”
We don’t think we’ll be trying these at home, Blake.
Lady Gaga’s Affair With Sellotape
This music icon is known for making bold statements and taking risks. I mean, we’re all flashing back to that meat dress, right?
Now, Lady Gaga is declaring her love for sellotape. And not as part of her stationary kit. Well, that would be too obvious, wouldn’t it?
Instead of using make-up wipes like the rest of the population, this quirky superstar much prefers the effect of sticky tape. Go figure.
Her make-up artist explained that it’s the best solution when removing glitter, such as the stage make-up worn by the Lady herself at the MTV Awards.
Taylor Swift’s Makeshift Eyeliner
Ever been stuck in a very public place, without an eyeliner? It’s a problem Taylor Swift knows well. Talking to Refinery29, the pop sensation admitted just how far she would go in order to solve every women’s nightmare: “I once used a Sharpie as eyeliner in an airplane bathroom because I didn’t have any with me.”
Eek. We wonder how long it took for that to come off.
She quickly added: “I don’t recommend it.” Neither do we, Swifty!
Halle Berry’s Cellulite Blaster
The age-old body hang-up.
We don’t care who you are, every woman struggles with cellulite. It’s been reported that Halle Berry has found her own solution to combatting those dreaded bumps, and it’s something that every lass has access to.
Forget about cosmetic surgery or expensive serums, apparently this Hollywood movie star uses a simple home mix of coffee granules and shower gel.
Now that’s something we might just put to the test.
We’ve also made it super easy for you, with our guide of How To Get Rid Of Cellulite.
Sienna Miller’s Hair Saviour
As one of our favourite style icons, Sienna never fails to grab our attention when she steps out. Her beauty looks are always on point too, so it’s refreshing to know that this famous gal has also struggled with some everyday faux pas.
In an interview with Marie Claire, the film star reflected on a time that she suffered a hair dye disaster: “I once used henna to dye my hair brown for an audition, thinking I was being clever as it’s all natural.
‘Little did I know it was the worst thing I could have done as it coats the follicles so that nothing else can penetrate so I ended up having to put ketchup in it for about a year to get rid of the green tinge.”
Miranda Kerr And Her Favourite Kitchen Utensil
Forget Ariel and her fork comb, Miranda’s found the next best thing. The supermodel has revealed that she uses a spoon to curl her lashes.
By Laura Jane Turner