17/09/2013

Beauty lessons I wish I'd learnt earlier

As I begin the approach to 30 (eek!), I thought it would be interesting to reflect on some beauty lessons I wish I'd learnt 10 years ago. Unfortunately I'm not able to turn back time like Cher, but I hope you're able to put them to good use sooner than I was!


Oil is your friend - on your face, in your hair, on your body. Don't be scared to use it - oil doesn't always mean greasy!

Always use acetone to remove glitter nail polish - doing it with anything else takes so long you can probably grow new nails in the time it takes to remove it. I spent a long time using 'nail friendly' acetone-free nail polish remover and wondered why it took me about an hour to have any effect. Acetone makes it much easier!

Expensive doesn't always mean better - there are some great budget ranges around, and for many years I always thought high-end equaled high quality. Sometimes it does, but very often the high street has just as good (if not very similar) products. Some of my favourite products come from Aldi, Bourgois, Sleek and Barry M to name a few.

What you eat shows up in your skin - I wish this wasn't true, but what goes in to your body really does make a difference to your skin. Too many bars of chocolate, fried food and lots of lovely carbs leaves my skin looking tired and dull. It's the biggest organ on your body, so it makes sense that what goes in, must come out and if you're having problems with your skin, changing your diet can often have more impact than any product you can buy.

Don't be afraid to experiment!  - whether with hair colour, hair style or makeup, live a little and try new things. I'm still not as experimental wit makeup colours as I'd like, but I'm a lot better than 10 years ago when the only eye shadow I owned was gold...

What beauty lesson do you wish you'd learnt earlier?

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30 comments

  1. Awesome tips, and so very true!!

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  2. I love this post, its really great!
    Definitely relate the nail polish one.

    I've just changed my diet and can notice a huge difference!

    Kelly || DayDreamsDaisyChains.com

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    1. It's surprising how much of an impact your diet can have! x

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  3. Amazing list and I definitely agree with no.1 I love oils now and only wish I had tried them earlier xx

    Beautyqueenuk xx

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    1. oils are so good! I'm with you on this one :)

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  4. Such great tips I will definitely keep it in mind! I learn something new everyday!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin'

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  5. I'm a lot older than the average beauty blogger, so there was a lot less product to make mistakes with when I was your age. However the lessons you mention, especially the ones about diet and price, are relevant to any decade. The thing I learned early on was skincare is much more important than cosmetics.

    Ali x

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    1. couldn't agree more with you about skincare x

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  6. Great post! I used to be so against the thought of oils because I have combination skin, and didn't want my hair going greasy. But now I can't imagine not using any xx

    D Is For...

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    1. I think a lot of people feel the same and when they try an oil are converted :)

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  7. I really liked this post, so original! You should do more posts like this :)

    Holly xxx

    www.alongcamehollyblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thank you! I'll put my thinking cap on x

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  8. I wish I'd known it wasn't that scary to pluck your own eyebrows when I was in my teens. I have no beauty instinct whatsoever and I developed trich because of it. :(

    - Lix | A Classic Notion

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    1. that must have been really difficult. I hope you've managed ok with your trich x

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  9. Love this post :).

    Lauren,
    http://atouchofsoutherngrace.blogspot.com/

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  10. Great post! Totally agree with you on oils! They're one of the best things I've ever discovered for my skin. xx

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  11. I only started getting in to make up this past year, so there's a lot of stuff I wish I'd learnt before! Totally agree with the expensive doesn't always mean better thing!
    xxx

    Sarah Nunn | UK Style Blog

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    1. definitely, there are some fab high street products x

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  12. agreed! though im 21, i wish i could go back to when i was 16, show myself how to apply eyeshadow/eyeliner right and to pick the right colour foundation!


    http://beautyintheeyeofthebe-holder.blogspot.co.uk/



    xxx

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    1. ooh yes - foundation is a good one! x

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  13. Completely agree! The oils and food ones definitely ring true for me! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  14. As a fellow paley and also too close for comfort to 30.. good lessons. :)
    Beauty and make up has only really interested me in the last couple of years and I'm still learning!!! lol
    The major thing I wish I'd known more about in my teens would have been skincare. Cleanse, tone and moisturise!

    Caroline.x
    notesfromcaroline.com

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    1. thank you. good skincare is definitely something we should learn young :)

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