8 DIY Beauty Tips to Try (+ Win a FREE Gift!)

Hello, beautiful! Ever since I can remember, I (Emma here!) have been obsessed with beauty tips, tricks, and secrets. I’ve been known to concoct my own at-home beauty experiments trying out home remedies like honey, brown sugar, and coconut oil to get shiny hair and glowing skin. And, I’m always looking to try the next hot new mascara, eyeliner, or blush – or makeup tutorial to try. Today, I’ve rounded up eight of my favorite new DIY beauty tips to try including a special video that shows you how to achieve a perfect DIY bridal makeup look. And, as a special thank you for stopping by, we’re giving away a FREE beauty gift to THREE lucky readers! Read on to find out more + enjoy!

DIY Beauty Tips to Try

1. DIY Lip Exfoliator

Three ingredients is all it takes to get glowing, winter-ready lips. Slough off dead skin cells with ingredients in your home thanks to this DIY here from the ModCloth blog.

2. The DIY Dressed-Up Ponytail

The always incredible Stephanie of Hair and Makeup By Steph shows 10 Ways to Dress Up a Ponytail with two of my favorites: the wrapped pony and the braided wrap-up. Check it out here.

DIY Beauty Tips - Dressed Up Ponytail

3. How-To Winged Eyes with SCOTCH TAPE

Um, hello? Why haven’t I thought of this? I always struggle with a perfect line of eyeliner. Now, you can get perfectly lined lids thanks to the lovelies of The Beauty Department. Get the full how-to here.

DIY Beauty Tips - How-to Winged Eyes

4. DIY At-Home Spa Treatments

Bring the spa to your own home with these clever ideas by Lulu’s. This is just a teaser: get the full beauty treatment with five clever ingredient combos here.

DIY Beauty Tips - At Home Spa Treatments

5. DIY Banana Hair Moisturizer

Revitalize your dry hair with a DIY banana hair moisturizer using a few easy-to-find ingredients. Get the how-to here.

DIY Beauty Tips - DIY Banana Hair Moisturizer

6. No Makeup Makeup Look

I’m not a heavy-on-the-makeup kind of girl for everyday, so this tutorial is great for glowing on a daily basis, sans heavy application. Check out this tutorial from Thirty Handmade Days.

DIY Beauty Tips - No Makeup Makeup Look

7. How to Naturally Remove Blackheads

Pesky blackheads – who needs ’em? Get rid of them quickly with this natural tutorial by As We Grow.

DIY Beauty Tips - How to Naturally Remove Blackheads

8. DIY Bridal Makeup Tutorial

Sam from Real Techniques shares how to do your own Bridal Makeup in the video below. She uses a set of professional brushes which is important when achieving your look. Watch the video and scroll down for a chance to win a set of brushes (our special giveaway!)

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Giveaway Winners Announced! Congratulations to Allison, Liliana, and Emily C, our winners for the brush giveaway! Please check your inbox for details on claiming your prize.

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GIVEAWAY!

Enter below for a chance to win a set of professional makeup brushes AND a set of professional eye makeup brushes for FREE (as used in the above video) by Real Techniques! Simply comment below on why you’d like to win these brushes. Enter by November 14th, 2012 at 11:59pm. We’ll randomly select three lucky winners on November 15th using random.org and announce the winners in the blog. Share the giveaway on Facebook*, Twitter*, and Pinterest* (one time daily per method: comment, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest per person).

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