Brilliant Beauty Hacks to Save Your Budget

Monday, December 3, 2018

Beauty preparations, makeup and hair products tend to be very expensive. There are things you can do to avoid these hefty price tags though. It could be that you are living on a tight budget or that you just object to how expensive these items can be. Whatever the reason, these beauty hacks could be useful.

Home Made Lip-Gloss

When you get to the end of a lipstick, put the last bit ion a dish in the microwave for just a few seconds. When it has melted, combine it with a small amount of Vaseline and you will have a homemade lip-gloss.

Alternately, if you have a few old lipsticks, you can soften them all in the microwave and then mix them together to make a totally new shade. Makeup can be a costly item, and these two ways of using your old lipsticks can stretch them quite a bit further.

Reducing Wrinkles And Lines

None of us like seeing the wrinkles and fine lines that appear on our faces as we age, but buying the night creams and moisturizers you need to keep them at bay is expensive. Instead, buy some coconut oil and massage it into your face every night before you go to sleep. Olive oil is good too, but you need to massage that into your skin twice a day.

Then there are very specific lines that perhaps need a bit more treatment. A typical example of these is called smokers lines, although you do not have to be a smoker to get them.

Then there is what is usually referred to as ‘crows feet’. These are the lines that people get splaying out from the corners of their eyes. You should think about making a moisturizer from cucumber puree and natural yogurt, and gently massage a bit of this into the skin around your eyes. You must do it with care though, as this skin is very delicate and easily damaged. You do not want to get a black eye because you were too rough with your massaging.

Say Goodbye to Eyebags

Instead of buying all of those expensive products to help you get rid of your eye bags, godown the budget route and simply head to the local produce store and pick up an avocado. As you can see at, this fantastic fruit is great for tightening the skin around the eyes and getting rid of those dark circles that can make you look so washed out. Cucumber works well too if you’re looking for something even more budget-friendly.

Keeping Your Teeth White

There are lots of people that do not have naturally white teeth, and as we age they start to turn yellow even more. There is no need to buy tooth-whitening kits or spend money at the dental surgery to get them white, as baking soda will do the job just as well. In fact, it is so good at this that many kinds of toothpaste and whitening products have baking soda in them.

It works because it is abrasive and cleans all the plaque and any others stain off your teeth.

Ration Your Hair Care

It is very easy to use far too much shampoo and conditioner. You only need a small amount of each, and too much conditioner can do your hair more harm than good. Overdoing it can make your hair full greasy and it will look dull. A small amount well massaged through your hair is all it takes, and probably not every time you wash it.

Some people go to the extent of transferring the amount they need into a small bottle or a cup. This way they cannot use too much by accident, and your hair care products will last you a lot longer.

Stretch Your Body Scrub

When you notice that your body scrub is starting to get low, ass some brown sugar granules or some sea salt, together with either olive oil or coconut oil. These products will mix well with most fragrances and with their natural skin smoothing properties, you will feel the benefit of using them to scrub your skin clean.

This hack will make your body scrub last for months. You could even make your own from any one of the granules and oil and just add a spot of an old perfume to give it a pleasant aroma.

Warm Water And Mascara

Mascara tends to thicken with age. It gets dry and clumpy and then usually gets thrown out. Try soaking it in a cup of warm water for 4 or five minutes and it will apply as smooth as it ever did. If you are in a hurry and do not have time for this, add 4 or 5 drops of the warm water into the applicator and give it a good stir.

Olive Oil For Longer Eye Lashes

Olive oil is not only very good for your skin, but you can also use it to lengthen your eyelashes as well. Save a brush from old mascara and give it a good clean then you can use this to apply the olive oil to your lashes. As well as helping to lengthen them, it will also condition them so that they will become stronger. You should start to see the effects after just a month, and will then not go to the expense of buying pricey lash treatments ever again.

Mend Broken Lipsticks

At some point or another, most of us have broken a lipstick and the usual course of action is to throw it away. It can be mended very easily though. Just warm both broken ends with a lighter and then hold them together for about 20 seconds. Your lipstick will be as good as new, as you can see at and it can be repaired in this way as many times as you need to. It sure beats throwing them away.

Get Rid Of Puffy Eyes

If your eyes are puffy because you have not has enough sleep, or perhaps you have a hangover or are stressed out, you can get rid of the inflammation quite quickly and very easily. All you need to do is hold a tea bag on them for a while, and the puffiness will soon disappear. It does not matter if they contain green or black tea. They both contain tannins that will act as astringents and will shrink the swollen blood vessels below your eyes.

Of course, the teabag should be steeped in boiling water first, and then placed in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes. Put the chilled tea bag over your eyes for about 5 minutes and the puffiness will be all gone.

Easy and Cheap Makeup Removal

If you have been on a night out, the last thing you could feel like doing is washing your face to get your makeup off. It is important that you do not leave it on all night though, as it can clog the pores in your skin and cause infections and breakouts.

A much easier way is to get a cotton pad and drop a little coconut oil onto it. Then wipe the makeup with this and it will come off straight away. Not only will it clean your skin thoroughly, but also the coconut oil will work on moisturizing it at the same time.

Want to Make Your Lips Plumper?

If you want to make your lips plumper but to not what to have to lay out the costs of injections to make them so try rubbing a little dab of peppermint essential oil into them. You will feel a slight stinging sensation but this is just the peppermint oil doing its work. That soon disappears and then you will notice a difference in your lips.

Looking Your Best On A Budget

There are times we all want to look our best, and if we can do that on a budget it is even better. Hopefully, these hacks will help you to achieve that, but you may well have some others that you already use as well.

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