My $9 Natural Secret to Healthy Brows and Lashes

I'm a sucker for luxurious, beautifully packaged, albeit overpriced skincare products - I'll admit it. But one thing I always try to make sure of when choosing what goes on my face is picking products with natural ingredients that bring value and quality into my routine.

While my routine typically alternates every other night, one of my staples is this Trader Joe's Vitamin E oil. The last thing I do before going to bed is apply a pea sized amount of it over my lashes and eyebrows. The first time I did this I saw an immediate difference the next morning - my eyelashes and brows were so soft and it made applying mascara so much easier. As someone who layers three to four different mascaras on every day, making sure I'm keeping them full and healthy is so important.

I've noticed that by using this natural hack, the vitamin E supports healthy growth, lengthens and softens my brows and lashes. Since the oil can goop your lashes together upon application, I recommend applying right before you go to sleep, so it doesn't bother you when trying to read or watch television before bed. I typically lightly apply with my ring finger and run any excess oil over my cuticles when I'm done, but if you don't want to get the oil on your hands I recommend using a Q-tip or cotton pad.

If you're not sold yet, I won't claim to have invented this hack - I learned about it awhile ago from Kourtney Kardashian. Think what you want about her, but the 38-year-old mother of three looks good. Sometimes, simple works.