We share the answers to your most searched-for beauty conundrums of the last 12 months...
What is the Kylie Jenner lip challenge?
Um, how about don't. The youngest of the Kardashian klan is famed for her bee-stung pout and has admitted to having fillers in the past in order to plump-up her lips. However, her millions of teen-aged fans across the globe, who didn't have access to cosmetic surgeons, decided to take their looks into their own hands with #KylieJennerLipChallenge.
The social media craze saw teens, desperate to copy Kylie's perfect pout, sucking on shot glasses in a bid to inflate their own. The results? Grotesque, with young women across the world sporting short-lived and horrifyingly inflated and painful lips.
What are lip fillers?
If you're desperate for bigger lips, put the shot glass down and consider lip fillers instead. The procedure - which should only be carried out by a proper medical expert (make sure you research the doctor you're considering for reviews and testimonials) - sees hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body, injected into the lips, increasing volume for a certain period of time.
How can I remove gel nail polish?
This tutorial from Dotted Around has you covered - whatever you do, don't pull or pick at your nails, as you run the risk of serious damage.
How should I use beard balm?
It varies from brand to brand, but typically your groom will need to rub a little of the balm between his fingers before massaging into his beard. Remove excess by running a comb through the beard - simple!
How can I do a French braid?
We've got you covered here.
How can I pop a deep zit?
In a word: don't! Consult a dermatologist if you're really bothered, or alternatively, wait it out with the help of your favourite zit-busting products. Squeezing a spot can lead to scarring and infection - not ideal.
How do I get glowing skin?
This will vary from person to person. It could be something as simple as investing in a highlighter for your make-up bag, or making a few lifestyle changes. Click here for our round-up of the foods that will get your skin glowing, and click here to try the at-home facial you can do right now! Plus, organic skincare brand Pai share their tips for healthier skin here.
How can I put braids in a bun?
Easy peasy. Seperate your hair in to two sections: one small section from just above your ear, and one bigger section. Tie the bigger section out of the way; braid the smaller section and tie the end with an elastic. Untie the bigger section; backcomb for added volume and twist into a bun of your choice. Twist the ends of the braid around the bun and pin in place.
For something a little more complex, try this tutorial...
How can I make my hair not static-y?
The answer to this question varies from hair-type to hair-type. If you really struggle, invest in some good-quality products that will offer what you want. A serum or oil-based spray can help keep things under control, as can using an ionic dryer in place of your normal hair-dryer.