Alright, yes, I get it! Okay, I get it. The economy sucks, everything sucks, rainbows don’t exist anymore, blah blah blah. Okay, not everything sucks and rainbows may still exist, but you get the idea. I don’t know about any of you guys, but I am fed up with hearing about people blame all of their problems on the economy. Sure, each penny we find on the ground now seems to be a but more valuable, but what’s wrong with that? We may have to buy the safeway brand pasta sauce rather than the delicious creamy Classico vodka pasta sauce (yum, maybe I’ll splurge on that one), but we always have to remember that changes are never bad, they’re just different. Naturally, of course! Different things are just different. Let’s open our minds to see the beauty there is in change! Open ourselves to the abundance that is the universe!
With that, I wanted to show you all some money saving beauty tips,
1) Exfoliate with sweetener. Simply by mixing brown sugar and honey, you have MacGyvered your very own exfoliating scrub. Let’s face it – exfoliaters are an absolute must for healthy and smooth skin but they always seem to burn a hole in your pocket every time you run out! Mix these two common household products and voila! Smooth, healthy skin without the dollar signs. (Cosmopolitan)
2) Use Johnson’s Baby Shampoo as Eye Make up Remover I am a firm believer that one of the worst feelings in the world is waking up with crusty raccoon eyes. This simple trick is not only economical, but it is awesome! Who knew? (Cosmopolitan)
3) Use an Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse to Brighten your Hair We are all well aware that our lovely San Francisco has a bit less than lovely summers, but our hair doesn’t need to reflect that. Instead, throw some apple cider vinegar in your hair as a rinse and let it reflect the sun rather than the lack of sun. (Cosmopolitan)
4) Out of Something? Try mixing old ones!
- Use toothpaste or OTC cortisone cream on blemishes (eye drops can get the red out of them, as well)
- Dab a bit of olive oil on very rough/dry patches of skin
- Out of de-puffing eye cream? Chill a couple of spoons in the freezer and place over your eyes
- Use canola oil as a cheap hot oil hair treatment
- Try sesame oil for stretch marks
5) Try shellac manicures rather than just manicures! It may seem a bit shameless, as we are Pinkies Nail Salon’s blog, but economically speaking, a shellac manicure is the best way to have the longest lasting look on your nails (especially if your nails are already healthy and beautiful.) Shellac lasts for a solid 14 days, seriously. No more annoying attempts to fix your nails with white out after 2 days, this stuff actually works.