Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm AS A PRIMER!

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If you bounce around in the makeup world at all, you’ve probably heard of this amazing “makeup hack.” If you haven’t, listen up! Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm makes an AMAZING primer. Yes, I know that isn’t its purpose, but isn’t that the whole idea behind a hack?? Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm 0

The first person credited with this fabulous discovery is NikkieTutorials in this video. Apparently, glycerin is the second most used ingredient in Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm, which helps your foundation cling onto your skin. It’s works wonders if you’re trying to achieve a flawless look all day long. It is also alcohol free, so it won’t dry your skin out.Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm 1

All you have to do is shake it up, and rub it all over your face and neck before applying your foundation. It’s very thin, so it dries quickly. I should also warn you that it definitely has a very masculine scent. However, don’t be dismayed! The smell definitely diminishes once it dries, and it’s worth it for the fabulous results!
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I have been using this as a primer for around a year now, and it stays on through everything! Hot, cold, rainy, sweaty, humid, you name it, my foundation stays put! I always use liquid foundations, and every foundation I have tried works fabulously with this post shave balm as a primer. It’s a miracle worker! Even better, it only costs about $7! That’s only $2.12 an ounce! By comparison, Smashbox Primer is $36 an ounce! Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm 2

You really can’t beat the price and quality if you’re looking for a primer. Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm is easily found at many drugstores and big box retailers, so if you’re in the market for a new primer grab this to try! You can maintain a beautiful matte finish for pennies a day! That sounds pretty wonderful to me.

Do you know of any other makeup hacks I should try? Let me know!

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Nail Polish Removal Hack!


Does anyone else out there paint their own nails still? I love having fresh polish on my nails, but one of my least favorite things to do is remove it! I feel like some polishes (like glitter!) can be so stubborn and hard to get off. However, a couple of years ago, I stumbled upon this “hack.” With nail polish remover and ONE cotton ball, I can remove ALL of my polish quickly and easily! Read on to see how!


You can use acetone (which is harsher on your nails) or nail polish remover. Simply pour a small amount into the cap. Next get one cotton ball and roll it out into a strip like the picture below.


Gently, tear your cotton ball into ten small pieces.


Dip each piece into the nail polish remover, and press it onto your  nail making sure any part with polish is being touched by the polish remover. I typically do one hand at time.


Wait for around 15 seconds, grab the cotton ball piece, and slide it off your nail with some slight pressure. Voilà! Just like that, all of your polish is gone! 6

Like I said, I do one hand at a time, and it just takes a couple of minutes! No more scrubbing and using 15 cotton balls per hand. I hope this little tip saves you some time and cotton balls next time you’re switching polishes!

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