From the best cleanser to the crowd-pleasing dinner party recipe, these are the simple things that will change your life today!
Call them life hacks, simple tips or even lifesavers; every now and then you discover one little tip or product that has a massive impact on your life. Ask anyone and they can probably offer advice on the one thing to change your life, whether it?s a clever app, a healthy snack to beat hunger pangs or a budget beauty buy that works wonders. Which is exactly what we did! Here is our round up of our favourite life-changing tips, products and advice. From sore feet saviours and cellulite-busting creams to the best mid-week dinner staple and the enjoyable full-body workout, these are the w&h approved life-changing products and tips. Click through and get ready to make your everyday easier, better and happier…
Compeed Anti Blister Stick, £4.25
Everyone loves new shoes but no one loves that awkward first couple of outings when you have to break them in – read: raging blisters, painful cuts and inflamed redness.
With wedding season upon us, we felt it was high time we found a solution. Let us introduce you to Compeed’s Anti Blister Stick. It glides onto problem areas to minimise chaffing and soothe sore spots.
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A sleepless night is seriously frustrating. While you’re lying in bed watching the minutes tick by until that early morning alarm, and hoping that soon you’ll nod off, you know that your body and mind won’t be at their best the next day. But what’s the solution to sleepless nights?
Forget counting sheep, try This Works Deep Sleep Stress Less, £12. A natural remedy in a handy rollerball that contains a soothing blend of aromatherapy oils including eucalyptus (to cleanse the mind), relaxing frankincense and sleep-inducing lavender oil.
One w&h staffer who struggles to get a full 8 hours found that they feel asleep more easily and woke up less frequently during the night after using it. All you need to do is apply to your wrists before bed and drift away…sounds like the dream to us!
Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, £3.99
Chapped lips can strike in any weather. Nourish and restore moisture with this all-natural lip balm from Burt’s Bees. Made from beeswax rather than a synthetic balm, the formulation also contains hydrating coconut and sunflower oils plus refreshing peppermint oil. We love.
A classic from the earliest days of the Revlon brand, this iconic pillar box red is the only manicure you’ll ever need. Bright colour that only needs one coat – and dries super-fast – makes this the perfect last minute style perk.
Tweezerman Slant Tweezer, £20.95
Create beautiful brows with Tweezerman’s original and award-winning Slant Tweezers. Perfectly aligned hand finished tips are guaranteed to grab the hair everytime.
A goody bag gift that’s quickly become a handbag essential! The Tangle Teezer glides through wet or dry hair without pulling or causing breakage. Hairdressers swear by it. Great for detangling children’s hair without tears too.
Dermalogica’s cult exfoliator is a real saviour for problem skin. The formula is rice-based so it gently brightens, smooths and shifts grease without drying or stripping away the skin’s essential oils. A little goes a long way.
Your dentist has probably told you about the benefits of brushing with an electric toothbrush, but there’s no need to spend a small fortune on the latest model. This tried and tested rechargeable electric toothbrush from Oral B gently whitens teeth by removing double the plaque of a manual brush. Far more affordable (and natural) than professional whitening procedures.
Benefit Foundation Brush, £20.50
Flawless-looking make-up starts with an even base. Benefit’s soft bristle brush glides across the skin to ensure your favourite foundation, tinted moisturiser or BB cream always looks perfect. Wash the brush every few days using a gentle shampoo (such as baby shampoo), then leave to dry naturally.
A good primer is as essential to your morning make-up regime as your favourite mascara. Squeeze a small blob of MAC’s Prep and Prime lotion on to your fingertips after moisturising. Gently rub in to the skin to calm redness and provide silky-smooth, even base for your foundation.
Rodial Bum Lift, £49
The eternal wish for a pert, dimple-free derriere is something every woman can appreciate, so firm up your behind with Rodial’s Bum Lift. Clinically proven to burn fat by 3.8 cm in 6 weeks, this clever cream works by stimulating tissue drainage. It’s our top tip for a tighter, more toned behind – and a happier, more confident you!
You might have dabbled with expensive mascaras in the past, but we promise that the cheaper mascaras so often do a better job! Rimmel’s mascara line is a classic example and Rimmel’s Extra Super Lash curved brush mascara is the ultimate in our opinion! Brilliant at opening up the eyes and helping them to appear bigger, the brush works to accentuate the curl of the lashes, while separating and adding volume to them – leaving you with feline-inspired, full and lusciously long lashes.
If there’s one shower oil your body will lap up, it’s L’Occitane’s Almond Oil. Brilliant for all-over moisture, this oil is excellent when shaving your legs – sensitive skin will be a thing of the past.
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth cleanser, from £14.50
The beauty of Liz Earle’s cleanser is its hot cloth remover, which not only removes all trace of make-up, but also gently exfoliates the skin, keeping the face renewed and fresh. It’s won awards time and again – including a w&h Best In Beauty award – so the evidence backs it up.
Serums have fast-become a regular feature in most women’s beauty routines – and for good reason. Working as a protective barrier against external elements, whilst sinking deep into skin cells to help speed up the process of renewal, Clinique’s wonder serum is light, non-sticky and a great base under moisturiser and make-up.
MAC Cremeblend blush, £19.50
We all hanker after luminous, dewy skin and more than ever as our skin ages, it’s a great feeling to discover make-up that helps in the quest to stay youthful. Cream blushers are one make-up bag essential that not only adds a healthy pop of colour to the face, but doesn’t dry skin like powder blushers can. MAC’s Cremeblend blush is available in six shades of flattering pink, gives good, long-lasting coverage and best of all? leaves skin with that enviable radiant complexion.
The most important component in an anti-ageing cream is the richness and creamy consistency it provides. Estee Lauder’s miracle in a pot has that in spades, and leaves skin super-smooth to the touch and line-reduced.