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Use a Q-Tip for These 7 Fast Beauty Fixes ...

Cotton swabs, also known as Q-tips, are affordable and easy to find. On top of that, you can use them for so many, many purposes in your beauty routine. You shouldnโ€™t use them to clean out your ears because thatโ€™s dangerous. However, you can use these magical little tools for a wide variety of ways in your beauty routine. These ideas are totally going to revolutionize your beauty routine. Youโ€™re welcome.

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1. Touch up Your Roots

Got some roots showing, but you canโ€™t get in to see your stylist for a few days? Grab yourself a Q-tip and get to work. Dip the swab in eyeshadow that matches the hair color you want and dab it along the roots to mask the color thatโ€™s growing out. This isnโ€™t a permanent fix, but itโ€™s great for a few days until you can get a slot at the salon.

2. Curl Your Eyelashes

When you curl your eyelashes, you open up your peepers and make yourself look wide awake and ready to go. Apply a couple coats of mascara and then apply upward pressure along the edges of your lids, giving your lashes the lift you need. This is a great way to get curl on the go if you left your lash curler at home.

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3. Fix Smudged Nail Polish

I hate when I paint my nails and then they get smudged up. Luckily, if you have some Q-tips at home, you donโ€™t have to start from scratch. Use a cotton swab to gently remove the messed up polish and then repair the damage with a couple coats of the same color you used before. No one will be able to tell and neither will you. Perfect!

4. Zap a Pimple in Minutes

In general I donโ€™t recommend popping pimples, but I also know the allure of getting rid of one that is really bothering me. If youโ€™re going to pop, make sure you do so safely. Start by washing your face with warm water and allowing it to dry. Then, take two Q-tips and gently press them against the zit from opposite directions. Follow up with a pimple cream to prevent germs and bacteria from giving you an infection.

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5. Get the Perfect Smoky Eye

Donโ€™t you just love how great a smoky eye can look? Itโ€™s hard to get it just right, but a Q-tip can make it so much easier. Start by gently pulling on the swab to loosen the cotton a little bit. Then dab it in your shadow color and run it along your lash line and up into the crease until you have the look youโ€™ve been wanting.

6. Whiten Your Teeth with Ease

White teeth are often equated with health and beauty so if yours have gotten a bit yellow, itโ€™s probably time to do some damage control. First, combine baking soda with hydrogen peroxide and toothpaste and apply the mixture to your teeth using a Q-tip. Allow it to work its magic for a few minutes before rinsing. Do this on a regular basis and you should have the pearly whites that make everyone else jealous.

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7. Take Your Scent on the Go

If you hate how your perfume fades by the end of the day, you can recharge your lovely smell by soaking your Q-tips in your favorite perfume and stashing them in a zip top sandwich bag. When you need a good dose of scent, pull one out and dab it on your wrists and neck. Easy, right?

How do you use Q-tips? Will you try any of these suggestions?

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