Just because you're cutting back on spending money and practicing a more frugal lifestyle doesn't mean you don't have to look good! There are several ways to continuing feeling your best, and looking your best, while doing so economically and frugally.
Looking & feeling good can cost a pretty penny. In fact, after a salon visit, hair care products, and your make-up, you can easily be out over $100 in no time. There is no reason to spend all of that money when you don't have too! Below you will find several Frugal Beauty Tips to get you started on feeling and looking your best, on a budget!
Drink more Water! Drinking water is free and is simply one of the best Frugal Beauty Tips I can give you. If you hydrate your skin it will continue to thrive and look young and beautiful. You can drink green teas and teas with antioxidants to also keep that youthful glow.
Check out Beauty Schools. Not as a student, but as a client! Beauty school students are offer their services at a highly discounted rate to test their skills on real people. I have personally had both my nails and hair done by beauty school students for less than $20 and the service was excellent!
Skip those expensive make-up primers. Smashbox Face Primer is easily $35 (on the cheap end) and other face primers are about the same cost. Skip it and go for a cheaper, just as effective solution. Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel works just as well as any face primer on the market. This is NOT the yeast infection cream, don't purchase that for your face! This anti-chafing gels main ingredient is the same as many expensive primers': dimethicone. It also contains Vitamin E and aloe, and it's fragrance-free and formulated to let skin "breathe".
DIY Pedicure. You can include your best girlfriends and enjoy doing each others pedicures and make it a group activity, or you can do it alone. Pedicures, while really nice, can easily cost you $20-$30 (on the cheaper side). Here's some DIY Pedicure Tips to get you started!
Don't spend a lot on shampoo. Shampoos stay on the hair for a very short time and then just go down the drain. Get a basic cleansing shampoo like Suave Professionals or even V05. Focus your money on the conditioner instead.
DIY Facial Mask. Make your own firming mask by using a beaten egg and a tablespoon of baking soda. After making the mix, just brush onto face and let dry about 6 to 7 minutes, and then gently wash off with warm water. This is an excellent, cheaper face mask. Egg yolks are high in skin-nourishing vitamins A, D, and E as well as firming protein, so it will get the job done!
Use Cucumbers for eyes. Cucumbers over your eyes really do work to help relieve puffiness and dark circles. If you include cucumber slices on your eyes as a part of your daily/nightly routine you can eliminate expensive eye creams all together.
Make your own Detangler. This is great for you and for the kiddos! Just mix about 1 to 2 parts conditioner with 8 to 10 parts water and shake well. Spray in hair to remove tangles easily and more cost effectively.
Add Nail Polish Remover to your Nail Polish. Sounds crazy doesn't it? Nope! When your nail polish is running low, add a few drops of remover in the bottle to keep it from getting thick and lasting longer.
These were just a few Frugal Beauty tips to get your started at saving more money and still being able to look and feel your best. Feel free to share your tips in the comments below!
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