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Ever thought about going under the knife to fix your body hang-ups? There’s really no need. That’s because the team at online hair and beauty retailer Hairtrade.com have come up with seven non-surgical fixes for some of the most common body complaints. Well-applied makeup, clever clothing and a few dietary changes make a world of difference and will come in at zero pain and a fraction of the cost.

Fuller Lips with a Toothbrush

Some women are lucky enough to have full lips, but for the rest of us, we need make-up tricks to help with this. 
Some may opt to over line their lips with a lip liner, but why not try a different hack and lightly brush across your lips with a toothbrush? This may sound odd, but this increases the blood flow to your lips, making them appear plumper.

Slimmer Nose with Good Make-Up

Have you ever longed for a slimmer, straighter nose? Instead of heading to see the nearest plastic surgeon, try contouring. Make sure you pick a contour colour that matches your skin colour. If you’re cooler toned – go for a contour kit that’s an ashier brown. If you have a warmer skin shade – you’re better off with a bronzy colour. Simply, contour down both sides of the nose and it you want to make it look even slimmer, highlight other areas of your face, like your cheeks.

Bigger Boobs or Bum with a Bit of Padding

We’ve all heard the boob job horror stories and there is really no need to go under the knife to give you a more defined shape. And the same goes for a bum lift too. You can buy good push up bras anywhere – so go out and invest in a decent one. Make sure you’re properly fitted. If you still need a little help, try breast enhancing fillets. For the bum, try a bit of bum padding to lift your backside and give you those desired curves.

Flatter Tummy with Control Undies

Liposuction or a tummy tuck may seem like the easiest way to shed the pounds – but no pain, no gain. Cut out the treats and head down to the gym instead. There is, however, a cheat’s way to give you a helping hand – control undies. We’ve all worn them at some point and they are a must to give you a smooth streamlined shape.

Long and Thick Hair with Extensions

Did you know that your hair only grows a centimetre a month? So, if you’re trying to grow out a style or just want longer locks, it’s all about being patient. Unless, of course you decide to try a wig or hair extensions. Good quality hair extensions can take you from a cropped style to luscious long locks in minutes. If you suffer from thinning hair, it’s certainly worth trying some of the hair growth shampoos, conditioners and leave-in treatments. These will help to stimulate and quicken hair growth.

Smoother Skin with Diet Changes

Skin peels are popular among women who want to remove fine lines, prevent aging and achieve clearer skin. But you can get similar results by making dietary changes. Ditch the sugary treats and white carbs and replace them with wholegrain carbs like brown rice.

Lose Dark Circles by Getting More Sleep

Dark circles and bags under your eyes are all part of aging. You can opt for laser treatment or injectable filler. However, there are some simple changes you can make that are surgery-free. Getting enough sleep is a must, and cut down on the caffeine and booze. These can cause mild dehydration, making the circles more obvious. Also, try using a concealer a shade lighter than your normal one for under eyes. This should brighten them up.

Chiselled Cheekbones with Good Contouring

Cheek fillers are becoming a popular beauty trend. But instead of going through the pain, why not make life easier for yourself and opt for a contour kit instead. To get perfectly chiselled cheekbones, simply lightly dust some contour powder from the tip of your ear, down to your nostril (this is usually where your cheekbone is). Work your way from the top to the bottom in circular motions, so the product blends into your cheek. Finish with a dust of highlight on the top of the contour line.

Danielle Mead