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13 Viral Life Hacks That We Proved to Actually Work

When navigating the internet, we can come across amazing life hacks that would definitely make our lives easier. The problem is that not everything that is on the internet is true, and if you try to replicate some of these experiments at home, the result can be very different from what the video proposed.

That’s the reason why Bright Side decided to gather these tested tricks, so you can be sure that things will work out for you.

1. Make a natural lip scrub with ingredients you have at home.

If your lips need an exfoliation, but you don’t want to spend your money on a specific product for it, we know a recipe that works as well, and you can make at home with natural products. All you have to do is get a strawberry, slice the top off, sprinkle some sugar on it, and add two drops of olive oil. Then, you can scrub this mixture on your mouth, to get smooth lips and a sweet taste.

2. Get your eyes lifted by changing the position of your false eyelashes.

To get more lifted eyes, all you have to do is glue your false eyelashes in the same position as your eyeliner, above the line of your natural lashes. This will give the impression of a different eye shape, causing your eyes to look more lifted.

3. Use a paper towel to apply eyeshadow and get a bright effect.

If you are you out of brushes to put your eyeshadow on, don’t worry, as you can use a paper towel to apply it. With this method, you also get a bright and vivid effect as a lot of the pigments go straight to your eyelid, instead of getting stuck in the brush. All you have to do is press the paper in the makeup, and then the area you want to apply it.

4. Make easy French nails with a beauty blender.

If you are constantly getting frustrated when trying to do your nails at home, we have a hack that is worth a lot of your time, and your patience.

To do easy French nails at home, you have to apply a little of your nail polish onto a beauty blender, and then press your nail against it, in the width that you desire. Do this with all of your nails, and it’s done. You can also apply a top coat after it dries so that it will last longer.

5. How to make a natural and moisturizing blush and lip balm.

For this recipe, you will need two beets, coconut oil, and honey. Cut the beets into cubes, put everything into a blender, and blend well. Then, strain the mixture into a container. Let it sit, and once it’s dried, you can use it.

The coconut oil acts as natural moisturizer for the skin, while the beets add a beautiful color.

6. You can use lemon juice to remove highlighter.

If you are the kind of person who highlights a text, but then realize you highlighited basically all of the page, we have a hack you can do to make the paper blank again. All you need is some lemon juice and a cotton swab. Put the juice on the swab and then apply it to the parts you want to erase, and soon the highlighter will be gone, like magic.

7. Soda and vinegar can save a clogged sink.

If you’re having problems with your sink, we know a hack that you can try to save it with, at least while you can’t get a plumber to come to your home. All you have to do is mix baking soda and vinegar into a bottle, this will create a reaction that expands quickly, so you’ll have to press the bottle against the drain fast. Hopefully, whatever was clogging the sink will come out with the pressure, and then you’ll be able to use it again.

8. How to thread a needle.

If you had ever spent several minutes trying to thread a needle and in the end decided to glue whatever you wanted to stitch, you don’t have to worry about that anymore because we have a simple hack for these situations. You should place the thread in the palm of your hand, then get your needle and rub it on the thread, you will see that it starts to go inside the eye. Then, you just have to pull the thread and it’s done.

9. Make individual bits of toothpaste for traveling.

If you want to carry something more practical than a whole toothpaste tube in your bag, we have a simple recipe you can follow. All you have to do is spread individual portions of toothpaste on a parchment paper, and sprinkle it with some baking soda. Then store them in a container and you’ll have easy to access toothpaste every time you need to brush your teeth.

10. How to get your stretched hairband to go back to normal.

If you have a hairband that is so stretched you can barely use it, you don’t have to throw it in the trash, as we know a hack you can use to save it. You just have to blow some hot air on it with a hairdryer for a few seconds, and then the hairband will be brand new.

11. Contour your face using this technique.

If you always get confused about where to highlight and where to darken when doing your makeup, you just can use this technique, and then you won’t have to worry about it anymore. All you have to do is make an inverted triangle in your face, just like the image, and blend everything, bringing the product to the center of your face. This way, you will get a harmonious effect and flawless skin.

12. How to get the impression of more voluminous lashes.

If you have thin lashes, but at the same time you don’t want to or don’t know how to use false ones, this tip is perfect for you. All you have to do is draw some diagonal lines at the base of your eyelid, just like false eyelashes, and when you open your eyes, these lines will give the impression of more volume.

13. How to drink all the liquid in the juice box

If you’re tired of always wasting the last part of your juice box, we have a simple trick you can use to drink it completely: all you have to do is stick the straw upside down. This way, you’ll be able to reach the most distant parts of the box, where the juice usually gets stuck.

Have you ever tested a viral hack at home? Was it a success, or a huge mess? We would love to know in the comments.

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