Lex’s Life Hacks So Far…

Honestly, I am amazed that I have been able to make it this far with my life hacks. It has definitely been a fun journey, and I’ve loved being able to try lots of tips and tricks that I otherwise would not have done if it weren’t for this blog. Above, I have a video of pictures of life hacks that I’ve found. Some of them should look familiar!

Just in case you want to see all of the life hacks I’ve talked about so far, here’s a compilation list of every blog entry that I’ve done. Continue reading

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Nail Polish Hacks

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Last week, I talked about doing little things that can relieve stress. I failed to mention doing one thing that’s probably my favorite: doing my nails. There’s a big box that’s filled with nail polishes and other manicure/pedicure supplies that my roommates and I all share in our apartment. At one point in the semester, my roommates and I would do our nails at least every week, and we’d all come up with different designs and color combinations. There’s definitely some therapy that comes from focusing in on doing something meticulous. Maybe guys feel the same way when they’re shaving, or when they’re trying to fix something. Doing something to get your mind off things, but still having a tangible result is definitely a good stress reliever.

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Follow Up: EVOO

DuckieLast night I took a bubble bath, and I remembered the bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil that’s in my bathroom cabinet. Of course, as much as I can, I never want to leave a life hack untried, so I decided to try shaving my legs with olive oil. I’ve already talked about the wonders of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), which you can check out in this previous blog entry. EVOO is supposed to work as a natural moisturizer to nourish your skin, which is why it should be able to work as a shaving cream substitute. Let me tell you how it turned out… Continue reading

What’s an EVOO?

For the longest time, there has been a bottle of olive oil in my apartment’s medicine cabinet, and for the longest time, I wondered why it was there. I have come to accept that my roommates have different habits and tendencies than me, so like other nuances at the apartment, I didn’t think much of it. I have gotten numerous life hacking tips that have all pointed me to one amazing product: olive oil. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is one product that my roommate swears by. What I didn’t realize was that I too have utilized the amazing abilities of olive oil as well.

Why olive oil? It is all-natural, hypoallergenic, and fortified with antioxidants, and vitamins A and E. Check out OliveOilSource.com and ThePassionateOlive.com for more information on olive oil and its health and beauty benefits!

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Beauty Hacks

I think it’s time to sift through all the makeup and beauty tips and get to practical advice that will really be useful to women.

Ladies, let’s face it. There are so many beauty tips out there! I definitely had a phase when I was into all things beauty. I found anything and everything on Youtube, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest… the list went on! Whether it was hair, makeup, or nails, I watched dozens of how-to videos on YouTube.  I know that things like learning how curl hair or how to properly apply makeup are basic essentials for any girl out there. But I know that we ladies also need things that will save us time and money. Can I get an AMEN?! Continue reading

Many Uses of Kool-Aid

What if I told you that Kool-Aid is more than just a refreshing, thirst-quenching beverage?

To be honest, I don’t drink Kool-Aid very often. I’m more of a Tang fan myself, but who can’t resist a boost of flavor for only 10 cents? There are so many different flavors, (and colors) to choose from! I’m sure everybody has tried Kool-Aid at least once in their lives, and lots of people have some packets of Kool-Aid somewhere in their kitchen cupboards. I found these packets in my apartment hiding on top of my refrigerator. Continue reading