I hate the way everyone calls everything a hack — life hack this, beauty hack that. It gets old especially when some of the advice given is beyond stupid.
Case in point today I watched a beauty hack about chapped lips. Let me make it easy for you if have chapped lips, GET SOME CHAPSTICK! It will cost you $1.00 at your local Wal-mart. But these “gurus” have a beauty hack for you that will cost you more money and a long time.
They say to mix honey with olive oil and sugar, then take the mixture and massage it into your lips for two minutes. It will cost more money to buy those things to make the mixture than it would cost you to buy some chapstick or lipgloss. Also, two minutes of massaging anything into your lips will only cause further irritation and possibly swelling of your lips. Not to mention how tired your poor arms might be after 2 minutes of nonstop rubbing.
I’m not saying all life hacks or beauty hacks are bad but why do we have to call EVERYTHING a hack? Why not call it a beauty tip or a DIY project?
I watched a video recently about how you can use a hot glue gun to make yourself a phone case. REALLY? Just go to Amazon and you can probably find one for less than $5! Sure it won’t be fancy but then again, neither is a hot glue created one. Plus it the heat of the hot glue might damage your phone.
I was recently reading an article about the best long-wearing liquid lipstick. It was a great article that was rather informative. And you know what it never said? It never once called anything a beauty hack! It was just an article that gave you valuable information.
I don’t know about you but life is too short and my time is far too valuable to waste time on all these DIY “hacks”.