1. Clean your make-up brushes whilst in the shower.
Makes a boring task so much easier as the water is constantly running. Carrying out this task whilst letting your conditioner/a hair mask (depending on the number of brushes you have) soak in is an even better idea.
2. Always cut tubes of serum/moisturiser/hand cream in half before throwing them away.
You'll be so surprised at how much more you can still get out. I've kept my La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo going for at least another week by doing this!
3. Sign up to beauty/skincare newsletters.
Brands love giving out samples and testers, and often they are quite generous. I got a free Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish that lasted for about a month, plus a mini facial from the counter when I went to pick it up. Make a new email account if you don't want your inbox to be bogged down and just check it every few days. (Same tip goes for restaurants, especially on and around your birthday)
4. Invest in some coconut oil.
Such a great multi-tasking product that you can use for skin, body, hair and even as a mouthwash (I have to confess I'm yet to try this). It's 100% natural and anti-bacterial, just make sure you choose raw, virgin coconut oil with nothing else added. So handy for when you unexpectedly run out of shower gel/face wash.
5. Save chipped nails with glitter.
If your nails have chipped, you really don't have time to re-do them but don't want bare nails, reach for the glitter polish. Apply to the tips, dragging slightly down towards the middle to create a faded glitter effect. You can even just do this to one/two nails per hand and call them accent nails.