7 things you’ve been doing wrong forever
Attempting the “winged” look
How you're doing it: You adore the cat-eye look, but it takes hours to meticulously apply liquid liner to your lids. In the end, your eyes don't even match.
- Stick these Sephora eyeliner appliques on your lids.
- Look like a pro.
Hanging a picture
How you're doing it: You hold the frame in the perfect location, mark the top with a pencil and pound in the nails. You step back to admire your handiwork and notice that the frame is crooked. Repeat over and over....
- Put toothpaste on the part of the frame that you want to hang it from.
- Place the picture frame against the part of the wall where you want to hang it.
- Hammer in the nail where the toothpaste has transferred over to the wall.
- Marvel at how great it looks.
Cleaning your blow-dryer vent
How you're doing it: You notice that your blowouts are taking forever, so you attempt to pull strands of hair out of the vent with your fingers, only to chip your nail polish. And the dryer is still clogged.
- Buy a new toothbrush. Seriously.
- Brush the hair out of the back of the vent with the new (or old) toothbrush.
- Be amazed by how fast your hair dries.
Recycling eye shadow
How you're doing it: You're not! When your favorite shadow gets crumbly, you throw it away, even though you still love the color.
- Combine your crumbled eye shadow with about 20 drops of clear nail polish on a paper plate or in a silicone baking cup.
- Mix it really well.
- Paint your tips.
- Rock the signature color.
Keeping track of your keys
How you're doing it: Each time you need to unlock anything, you're wasting five minutes sorting through your keychain, trying to figure out which key goes with what lock.
- Pick some fun nail polish colors.
- Paint your keys.
- Tell people you thought of it.
French braiding your hair
How you're doing it: You've finally mastered the French braid, but as soon as you finish it off, the top gets loose and hair falls in your face.
- Begin the braid by tying the starting point with a clear rubber band.
- Keep braiding.
- You can cut the rubber band out at the end -- or leave it in.
Charging your cell phone
How you're doing it: Your "charging station" is the floor below the outlet, which is why you keep stepping on your phone. Expect the screen to crack at any minute.
- Find a lotion bottle that's big enough to contain your phone and follow the instructions at MakeIt-LoveIt.com.