Saturday, September 8, 2012

10 Beauty Uses for a Toothbrush | Dolled Up Daily Blog


I was inspired to write this post due to a blog entry I read on the beauty department (www.thebeautydepartment.com) and it made me think, I've seen so many other posts about one or two things you can do with a spare toothbrush, and how handy they can be, why not make a bigger list of beauty uses a spare (or washed old) toothbrush can do! :) 


Teasing comb
If you think about it, a toothbrush is just like a tiny teasing comb. Use it as you would a teasting brush to get smaller areas like your crown or even a ponytail.

Tame Flyaways
Lightly spray hairspray or a a gel/shine spray onto toothbrush bristles and comb hair in direction desired. This will completely tame those annoying little fly aways.


Exfoliate lips
This is my favorite trick for soft lips. I've blogged about it before. Apply vaseline (or even chapstick if you dont have any, a good amount of it though) wait a few minutes, and scrub your lips gently for 30 seconds to a minute, they should feel slightly tingly but don't over do it. You'll be amazed how good your lips feel and look!! I always love doing this before applying lip color or whenever my lips feel a little chapped. 



Scrub away dead cuticles
After you push back cuticles scrub nails with toothbrush to rub dead cuticles away. (Another idea is that you can clean between nails and skin where it's hard to reach)

Exfoliate Your Face
Don't do this if you have sensitive / thin skin! Michelle Phan does this (she has a video on it I believe, you can search it on youtube) Use a toothbrush with softer bristles (maybe an old one) and gently scrub in circles to exfoliate face. 

Groom Eyebrows
Dont need specific eyebrow brush to do the trick, just groom into place with a little vaseline instead of eyebrow gel and they'll stay groomed all day! 

Clean Jewelry
You can use a toothbrush to scrub and clean jewelry, some places I found this even said to use toothpaste on jewelry when scrubbing, but that's your call lol I think I'll stick to the typical cleaning solution.

Clean your hairbrushes/combs
Use a toothbrush to get dirt, oil, and old hair out of the bristles of your brushes. They bristles can reach into deep places and lift away all unwanted scum. 

Clean hard to clean containers
Have makeup storage cases that aren't easy to clean? Just use a toothbrush to do the trick. 

Apply Dry Shampoo/Baby Powder
Apply light powder to toothbrush then apply mostly to roots and needed area without making a mess, and then brush it through hair with toothbrush to blend in. 

77 comments:

  1. I've actually used a few of these with toothbrushes - they really are handy! :)

    Trendy Teal

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow! Love these tips, Haylee! I'm going to try it in my lips!
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my previous posting!
    If you go through my site, you will find my new post, I hope you enjoy it!

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Big hugs!

    Inés
    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Haylee, thanks for your lovely comment. These are some great tips, will have to try them out for sure! Thanks for sharing :)

    Sita xx
    http://buttonsapart.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  4. I exfoliate my lips with a toothbrush, but the flyaways tip is new for me - definitely trying that out, flyaways drive me mental.

    ladybear.me

    ReplyDelete
  5. These are really good tips! I've tried some before, but I'm determined to try the rest soon! I followed you to stay up-to-date! Keep-a-postin'!


    Much love from Manila!
    Miel xx
    http://dylmiel.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Actually I use my tooth brush for cleaning my jewelry and to brush my eyebrows.
    Cool idea to show for what you can use a tooth brush :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Have to follow :3~~~

    http://haruhiism00.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  7. I never thought to try and exfoliate your lips with a tooth brush! Thanks for your comment on my blog! I'm a new follower, follow back? Lexie x
    www.ohpinkcandyfloss.blogspot.co.uk


    ReplyDelete
  8. Haylee thank you for the comment! This is a wonderful and very helpful review!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks for these tips, I think I might actually have to use my old one to tame fly-aways, that sounds useful! Also might need to try to use it for chapped lips.. I heard its good for that!! :) Great tips!
    Following you on gfc! Xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  10. Amazing post! :)

    Babi
    www.voguebuster.net

    ReplyDelete
  11. This post is absolutely great! Thank you for the advices, Mina. Oh, new follower :) Follow me on my blog The Style Fever

    ReplyDelete
  12. I've found toothbrush to be pretty useful when I need to clean the faucet (tap) or between tiles in bathroom / kitchen, and some other difficult places around the house too. Just some water (+soap) and everything is really clean & shiny ! :D

    Thanks for the follow x I use GFC too, by the way. ^^

    Satu
    Indie by heart

    ReplyDelete
  13. Dear Haylee, these are great tips!!! :-)))
    Thank you for visiting our blog!
    xoxo

    http://www.invitationtoinspiration.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  14. Great ideas! Will definitely try some out :)
    -Tori
    www.fashiontrendsmore.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love this post!!!
    So useful...do you mind if I share it with my fans on my Facebook Page?
    It will be linked back to you, of course :)
    But I think all fashionistas and beauty lovers should know these great tricks!!
    Especially the flyaway and lip scrub ones...very good points!
    XOXO

    http://www.princessmartha.com
    http://www.facebook.com/princessmarthablog

    ReplyDelete
  16. Brilliant post!! :-) New follower :-) xx

    Allaboutbethan.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. Voilllaaa !! Great ideas girl...Would try to use for lips exfoliation :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Its mad how many uses a toothbrush can have! Im definetely going to try the nail brushing one!! :) I always use it for dry skin on my lips too! :D fab post! xxx

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi, thank you for your comment :)
    Follow each other?
    http://moongreyhound.blogspot.it/
    (and also my fb page)
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Greyhound-Fashion-Blog/181771301920466

    Kisses!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. thank you a thousand times for the lovely comment on my blog. Everyone is being beyond kind and has made me super happy facing my fears of a halterneck has paid off. finally i get to wear all the pin-up clothing i have lusted after :)
    i didnt realise how useful an old toothbrush was before- will defo be expoliating my lips with one :)
    thanks again
    x
    www.be-a-goddess.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  21. I hadn't thought about some of these before... thanks for compiling this handy list!

    xo, alison*elle

    ReplyDelete
  22. Amazing tips!!I have used toothbrush for scrubbing my nose, it really works wonders in helping to remove black heads.

    clip in hair extensions human hair

    ReplyDelete
  23. This post is great and really helpful!<3
    http://fashioncolorsmylife.blogspot.ro/

    ReplyDelete
  24. I've never thought about using a toothbrush to backcomb my hair but I'm definitely going to try it now :)

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  25. Great tips!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, you have a wonderful blog so I'm following you now on GFC and Bloglovin :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. I have never thought about this before ... You can really do a lot with a simple toothbrush! I might need to give some of these a shot.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

    ReplyDelete
  27. thank you :)
    a thanks for the great tips!

    xx, rebecca
    awayinparadise.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I knew about the lips but the other tips are pretty cool as well :)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love the idea of using an old brush to apply baby powder to my hair, I usually end up with some white streaks of hair xD

    My Own Project

    ReplyDelete
  30. Never thought to use it for dry shampoo, that's smart! Great tips.

    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Great post!!! I use it as a hair teaser but now I know there are so many other uses for toothbrushes hehe! PS. I'd love it if you could visit my blog and follow me if you like it!! :)

    -Stephanie
    @LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  32. Definetly cleaning my makeup case with it! thanks for the idea!

    ReplyDelete
  33. nice look and style :)
    we should follow each other from gfc what do you think?
    INTO THE GROVE blog
    oxoxoxo
    Marie

    ReplyDelete
  34. haha these are super tips. i do the lips and brows ones, the rest were a surprise!
    thank you for contacting me through my blog, i really like yours too!
    xoxo
    Tiffany
    www.stylish-chatterboxing.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. this is such an awesome post! so many great tips,
    thanks alot for sharing hun :)

    i'm following you now <3
    hope you do the same, i'd love to stay in touch! XO

    ReplyDelete
  36. great post!

    thanks for stopping by my blog!

    xo,
    youandiplusmore.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. I loved all this ideas!! Could you please consider following each other? I think you could like my blog and we could keep in touch! Twitter:@shineonbyandrea

    ReplyDelete
  38. Thanks for sharing these tips! :)



    With love,Mia

    ReplyDelete
  39. I love your blog, great post!! I follow you, xx <3

    http://lalastrawberry.blogspot.com.es/

    ReplyDelete
  40. oh Baby Powder and hair, that's mine secret :D
    but i didn't know about using toothbrush.. def. i'll try it :)

    xo

    asteria-sparkle.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. Great tips. Especially the one with the baby powder.

    Xo
    http://myscrambledstyle.blogspot.nl/

    ReplyDelete
  42. this is so cool! thanks!

    xxx Ros.e.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Awesome post!

    xoxo
    http://www.its-dash.blogspot.nl/

    ReplyDelete
  44. Such a cool and useful post! Thanks for sharing! :)

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  45. thanks for share wth us this great post... I never imaged all the uses of a toothbrush =)

    thanks for your comment, do you want us to follow each other????
    let me know ok!
    kisses
    www.petitgraphie.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  46. Geat advices!

    http://cravingforbarneys.com

    ReplyDelete
  47. Very nice
    agoratopronta.blogspot.com.br
    Beijos Vanessa

    ReplyDelete
  48. Awesome tips. Sometimes I use it to exfoliate my lips.

    http://everydayrachel21.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  49. ooh this is really cool! I've never thought about using a toothbrush in some of these ways. Great post!

    ALso, thanks for stopping by my blog. I've uploaded another post about MTV's VMAs - check it out if you'd like :)

    Christina
    estelachristina.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  50. This is amazing! I never knew I could learn so much in one post! xx
    http://samaysonsspace.blogspot.co.nz/

    ReplyDelete
  51. Hi! interesting post!
    I never thought that you can do so many things with a toothbrush.
    kisses!

    http://thekityshoesworld.blogspot.ro/

    ReplyDelete
  52. Great tips! I didn't know most of these. Thank you for commenting on my blog, I followed you :) hope you would like to follow back. Keep in touch, love your blog
    -Fleur

    pourlefemmes.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  53. I like your tip!
    And I actually like to use toothbrush to groom my eyebrow! LOL
    msamyaguilera.blogspot.com
    Amy x

    ReplyDelete
  54. Hi Girl,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog. Would you like to follow each other?

    Follow me via GFC : http://kalapalette.blogspot.in/
    Twitter : https://twitter.com/apurva_27
    Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/Kalapalette

    Kindly let me know where all you are following and I will return the favor.

    Spread some love.

    Apurva
    http://kalapalette.blogspot.in/

    ReplyDelete
  55. Hello, I found your blog from a friend and I went to visit! I loved your post and I am going to stay on top of all the news!

    I hope my blog:

    www.todacharmosa.com

    If you want to follow me I'll be very happy! ♥ hugs

    http://lookbook.nu/pathymoreira

    ReplyDelete
  56. great tips, thanks for sharing!! teasing comb is a great idea!

    fashionable footprints

    ReplyDelete
  57. Your posts like this are great! I always learn new tips! x

    ReplyDelete
  58. Great post; the teasing comb is one I've never thought of!
    Steffi
    http://inherited-jeans.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  59. Hi
    A very interesting post.
    Thank you so much for the great tips.
    Love, Joann xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  60. Absolutely great!!!

    Keep posting!

    Lots of kisses,

    Nicolet

    www.nicoleta.me

    VFNO - Focus on COCCINELLE

    ps. would u like to follow each other?

    ReplyDelete
  61. Hello!
    After visiting your blog, I invite you to join us in the "International Directory Blogspot".
    "International Directory Blogspot" is made of thousend of blogs from 155 countries. If you join us and follow our blog, you will have many more visitors.
    It's very simple, you just have to follow our blog, enter your Country and your blog url in a comment, and you will be automatically integrate into the Country list.
    We are fortunate to be on the Blogspot platform that offers the opportunity to speak to the world and to share different passions, fashion, paintings, art works, photos, poems.
    So you will be able to find in different countries other people with passions similar to your ones.
    I think this community could also interest you.
    We ask you to follow the blog "Directory" because it will give you twice as many possibilities of visits to your blog!
    Thank you for your understanding.
    Please follow our blog, it will be very appreciate.
    I wish you a great day, with the hope that you will follow our blog "Directory".
    After your approval to join us, you will receive your badge
    Regards
    Chris
    I follow your blog, I hope it will please you
    To find out more about us, click on the link below:
    http://world-directory-sweetmelody.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  62. I love this! I'm always looking for new way to try exfoliating so I'm gonna try it :D

    xoxo,

    www.sassyriot.com

    ReplyDelete