In a decade of playing with products like eye cream and nail polish, testing tools, and interviewing countless makeup artists, hair colourists, hairstylists, nail artists, dermatologists, and estheticians, I’ve seen many a beauty trend come and go. The Beauty industry is constantly evolving. New products and new styles, made with new packaging and new ingredients. In most cases for the good.
We’ve also amassed a whole bunch of expert tips and tricks that stand the test of time and have forever altered the way I care for my hair and skin. We know how important it is for you to look good, so we just had to share it with you.
Keep your eye cream and nail polish in the fridge
The reason some eye creams are sold in tubes with metal tips is that the metal helps deflate puffy areas by cooling the skin, which theoretically constricts blood vessels. But you can get the same exact effect by just stashing any old eye cream in the refrigerator. It works the same way in principle as an ice bath does for athletes. So the science behind the theory is solid.
During the summer, I do this with my can’t-live-without-it Yes To Coconuts Ultra Hydrating Overnight Eye Balm ($16, ulta.com), but it works with any formula. The fridge is also a great place to stash nail polish, as it keeps it from thickening over time.