4 Insanely Easy Two-Ingredient DIYs

Run out of nail polish remover? Make your own with these 2 staples! Or maybe you ran out of makeup remover…or you just want a nice, budget makeup brush cleaner. Here you have 4 DIYs that are insanely easy and require only 2 ingredients.

Nail Polish Remover

I’ve learned to keep a bottle of polish remover on hand beneath the bathroom sink now, but I wish I knew this tip the numerous times I’ve run into the problem of chipped/old polish that needed to be removed before a dinner or event with no remover in sight. This is also a nice and safe option that whitens the nails naturally, although it’s a bit more time consuming than the regular polish remover. If you’re trying to be gentle on your nails, try this out and see if it sticks.

Ingredients: Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Basin of warm water, Cotton balls

Pour equal parts vinegar and lemon juice into a small bowl and soak a few cotton balls in mixture. Meanwhile, soak your hands in a basin of warm water for 10 minutes to loosen the polish a bit. Apply the cotton balls on the nail and leave on for 20-30 seconds. Wipe off the polish gently. Repeat if needed.

If you have several coats on and the polish is stubborn, you can also try wiping polish off with some rubbing alcohol, which is less harsh than regular acetone polish removers.

Simple & Effective Makeup Brush Cleaner

Ingredients: 1 drop Castile Soap, 1 small drop olive oil

Directions for cleaning your makeup brush: First, with the bristles pointing down, wet your brush under a faucet with warm water. You want the bristles pointing down so that water doesn’t run up your brush into the glue holding the bristles together. This could loosen your bristles. Drop the castille soap and olive oil into the palm of your hand. Clean your brush by gently swirling it in the soap solution in soft circles.

Again, with bristles pointing down. Run the bristles of your brush under warm water until water runs clear. Repeat if necessary.  Shape your brushes and lay them flat, or at an angle with the bristles pointing down to dry.  The castile soap gently cleans, while the olive oil keep your brush healthy and moisturized. All the benefits of a good store-bought brand, but without the nasty parabens!

Make Your Own Blush

Ingredients: arrowroot flour or powder and beet root powder

Directions:
1.Add 1 Teaspoon Of Arrowroot Flour

2.Slowly Add In Beet Root Powder: The trick here is to add less that you think you want. Beet root is pretty dark, and I’m going for a pink blush. I added about half a teaspoon of beet root powder so I could see what it looked like before adding more.

3.Mix It Up And Adjust Color: Mix everything together and continue adding more beet root to darken or arrowroot to lighten. Mix until you get the color you like! A good trick is to swatch the color on the inside of your wrist to see what it will look like on your skin.

DIY Makeup Remover

Ingredients: filtered water and extra virgin olive oil.

1.Fill your container with water. I filled it up about half way. Any kind of filtered water will work, whether it’s from your fridge, a bottle or a filtered container you keep in your home.

2. Add some olive oil! I used about 1/3 of the amount of water. I looked around online for a better idea how much I would need, and it seemed to vary. Some women talked about how they don’t dilute it at all and use straight olive oil! Some used mostly water and only a tiny bit of oil. This ratio worked great for me.

Run out of nail polish remover? Make your own with these 2 staples! Or maybe you ran out of makeup remover...or you just want a nice, budget makeup brush cleaner. Here you have 4 DIYs that are insanely easy and require only 2 ingredients.

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