By Amanda Ceila Thompson

Published on April 16, 2015

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Use things from around the house in place of your essential beauty products.

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WHAT HAPPENS IF
Your hair is breaking and wont grow past your shoulders.

TRY
Extra virgin olive oil
Your hair needs TLC, too. In lieu of that store-bought deep-conditioning hair mask, drench locks in extra virgin olive oil. Keep it in overnight and rinse it out in the morning. This all-natural conditioner will have strands looking shiny and feeling soft.

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WHAT HAPPENS IF
You don't have enough makeup remover for both eyes.

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Vaseline
Vaseline's primary purpose? We actually have no idea. We still love it– especially as a gentle makeup remover. Put a little bit on a tissue and wipe away last night's leftover mascara.

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WHAT HAPPENS IF
You have a sunburn and you're out of aloe.

TRY
Yogurt
A bad sunburn can be painful and ugly (been there, endured that). Not only will yogurt soothe the pain, it can treat redness, too. Apply a thick coat to the affected area and wipe it off as soon as it heats up or hardens. Continue this process until you feel relief.

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WHAT HAPPENS IF
You're all out of shampoo.

TRY
Baby powder
Baby powder is used to gently absorb moisture, so put it to use. Take the day off from washing locks, tap a little bit of powder into your roots, and use your fingertips to rub in the excess. This technique will leave you with a fresh, just- washed look.

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WHAT HAPPENS IF:
You can't afford Botox.

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Eggs
Smear egg yolks over the face to smooth lines and wrinkles. Hint: Apply this egg yolk mask before a shower so it's easy to wash off and remove.

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WHAT HAPPENS IF
You can't get an appointment with your hair colorist.

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Lemons
For some, this might be a blast from the past. Truth is, spritzing hair with fresh-squeezed lemon juice before sitting in the sun will bring out natural highlights.

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WHAT HAPPENS IF
Your new piercing is infected.

TRY
Chamomile tea
That cool new piercing doesn't come without hard work–and potential pain. No matter how well you take care of it, irritation is always expected. Applying a hot tea bag directly to the new hole will decrease swelling and help prevent infection.

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WHAT HAPPENS IF
You've been cursed with dark under-eye circles or bags.

TRY
Silver spoons
First, place a silver spoon in the freezer overnight. In the morning, gently place it under your eyes (don't press or squeeze). The cold metal will revive skin and reduce the darkness.

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WHAT HAPPENS IF
You can't get rid of static cling.

TRY
Dryer sheets
Don't let that cling ruin your favorite look. Before running out the door, quickly brush a dryer sheet under the dress and you'll be surprised by how much better you'll feel in that outfit.

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WHAT HAPPENS IF
Your cuticles are a mess.

TRY
Butter
As unappealing as it may sound, massaging creamy butter around your fingernails will rejuvenate cracked cuticles. Say goodbye to hangnails for good.