Beauty Secrets

After reading Shooi’s blog post on homemade hair conditioner and Paris’s recommendation on homemade makeup remover, I thought about all the different homemade remedies I had also used, all in the name of beauty.  Yes, I am a self-professed vainpot and will try anything and everything, just to see if it works.  Is that crazy or what?


  • Use beer as hair conditioner.  Seriously!  Shampoo your hair as normal and then massage a can/bottle of beer through your hair.  You’ll be left with the shiniest hair ever.  A few years back, I discovered that I had several cans of beer in the fridge and I wasn’t sure if it had already expired, so I used it on my hair to condition it.  Boy was I impressed by the results!  Come to think of it, my hair probably needs some beer treatment now… No need to spend a fortune in the salon 🙂


  • For a quick face mask, mix 2 tablespoons of honey with oats and a zest of lemon juice. This will tighten your pores and give you a glowing complexion.  Of course the concoction could be a little sticky but just bear with it for about 15 minutes.  Go watch TV, listen to music or come on over and read my blog! Heh heh….
  • For an even quicker face mask, just apply egg white to your whole face.  This one was taught by my Mom, and although it doesn’t smell as nice as the honey one, it does its job just as well.


  • To counteract dark eye rings and puffiness, try either a slice of cucumber over each eye OR a used tea bag over each eye (it would be better if you placed the used tea bag in the fridge for a couple of hours before use).  You will feel an immediate cooling effect and believe it or not, you will feel relaxed.  I kid you not.

Unfortunately, I’m still trying to find household remedies for cellulite though.  When I do, I’ll let y’all know?

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4 Responses to Beauty Secrets

  1. Great tips! I must try that face and hair one 🙂 As for cellulite, I think the recommended home treatment is to massage warm coffee grounds onto your thighs. I don’t know if it works though, but it’ll smell heavenly if you are a coffee drinker 🙂

    The Giddy Tiger says: Really? That’s the first time I’ve heard of the coffee grounds treatment. I have some coffee beans from US which I didn’t use…I just might try it to see if it works! Thanks for the tip!

  2. huisia says:

    Wow,beer really good..hehe..i wanna try..see what is the result!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Try it and let me know 🙂

  3. shooi says:

    oooh…i gotta try the beer theraphy too! Hubb got plenty of beer for me to try…hahaha

    The Giddy Tiger says: If he notices any beer missing, don’t tell him I gave you this tip!

  4. The coffee-grounds thing. What I read was to use the grounds after you have made your coffee. Then massage it into your thighs or something. Sorry my sis is really good at these stuff LOL… I’ll check with her.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Oh? So you mean we kill 2 birds with one stone? Drink the coffee and then use it later? Much like the tea-bag thingy huh?

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