posted by Ella Wells

We’re not sure whether we’re ready to try these.

As Unicorns who spend most of their lives online, we already know that the Internet can be an incredibly strange place. However, we never thought that the beauty section of the YouTube world would provide us with some of the weirdest videos we’ve ever seen. You may be wondering where we’re going with this but honestly, we don’t think you’d could guess these beauty hacks even if you tried.

This week has seen two very odd tutorials that we just can’t get our heads around and the first saw beauty YouTuber, MayraTouchOfGlam, using a SOCK as a beauty blender. Yep, you read that right, the trained make up artist used a rolled up sock to apply her foundation and it was pretty damn flawless. The beauty guru explained to us the benefits of using this replacement beauty blender with the main reason being the seamless application it gives. She tells us that the sock doesn’t pick up too much product like other blending sponges and that the it “just locks everything in place.” We love the results that Mayra achieved with this sock/beauty blender hybrid but I don’t think we’re ready to be carrying them in our make-up bags just yet…

However, it wasn’t just this strange foundation application that made us think WTF this week. Tina Lee who vlogs on her channel MakeupWearblesHairstyles showed us a heat free way to curl our hair…with balloons. The tutorial showed her twisting sections of slightly damp hair around party balloons before bed to create a bouncy curl over night. The end of the video saw Tina give us the biggest #hairgoals we’ve ever seen and we’re guessing that these half inflated balloons are 10x comfier to sleep in than rollers – fingers crossed they don’t pop in the night.

We’re not sure whether we’ll be experimenting with either of these beauty hacks anytime soon but let us know in the comments if you’ve tried any of the two tutorials before.