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5 Money-Saving Beauty Tips

5 Money-Saving Beauty Tips

I’m starting to get really into different beauty products, but they can oftentimes be SO ridiculously beautyexpensive. Magazines try to point us in the right direction of what to buy to have the best skin or best hair, yet you look at the prices on those bad boys and BAM! You’re left wondering how you can afford a $50 container of moisturizer. No thank you.

I’ve been playing around with different products and found some great ways to cut your beauty costs!

[typography font=”Cantarell” size=”16″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff6666″]My 5 money-saving beauty tips:[/typography]

1. Coconut oil. If I had to choose one product to bring with me on a summer vacation, it would be organic coconut oil because it can be used 75 different ways. Need to hydrate your skin? Rub coconut oil all over your body – if you want to spice it up, have your significant other rub it all over you. If your hair is feeling dry, put some at the ends. I even rub coconut oil on my face as a moisturizer. An entire container will last you forever.

[highlight]Tip:[/highlight] don’t buy your coconut oil at Whole Foods or any other high-end market; go to places like Trader Joe’s for the best bang for your buck.

2. DIY hair mask/deep conditioner. This is where your container of coconut oil will come in handy (again). Here’s how to make an all natural hair mask at home without going to salon or paying $15 for a one-time use pack:

hairMix coconut oil & olive oil in a bowl. If you have an avocado on hand, take half and mash it into the coconut & olive oil mix. Put it all over your hair and massage it deep into your scalp. If you have oily roots, it might be best you don’t put the oil at the top of your head. 

Now, if you are feeling really adventurous and want thicker hair, take the yolk of an egg and massage it into your scalp. 

I like to sleep with this concoction on my head overnight, but if you have the egg in your hair it might be weird, so leave in for at least 2 hours. 

Rinse your hair with shampoo twice and ta-da! Instant shine.

3. Sephora. I am addicted to this place mainly because of its beauty rewards program. Sephora is like my one-stop beauty shop – everything I need from perfume to makeup is in this store! Join the Beauty Insider program to rack up points on products you would be buying anyways and treat yourself to some goodies with your free points. I can’t tell you how much good stuff I’ve acquired for FREE. Once you spend a certain amount, you get to be a VIB (yes, V-I-B: Very Important Beauty) which comes with a free makeup session, 20% off a purchase and so much more. 

4. Baby powder. Like coconut oil, this a multi-use product. If you don’t want to dish out $20 on the best dry shampoo (from The Dry Bar), baby powder is a great substitute. Before you go to bed at night take baby powder and sprinkle it into the roots of your hair. The oil on your hair will soak up the baby powder, leaving your hair looking fresh and making your blowout last a day or two longer. If you’re like me and your face gets shiny even with makeup on, get a travel sized baby powder bottle and keep it in your bag. When you get shiny, take the baby powder, put some on your hand and dip your makeup brush in it. Then dab your face with your brush. The powder will soak up the oil and keep your face looking shine-free. 

Ladies, if you have chaffing, baby powder is also a savior. Rub some on the areas where you get chaffing and it really helps prevent that uncomfortable feeling.

5. Switch to polish changes. Fun fact: I can’t do my own nails. If I could, I would save at least $50 a month. Since I’m completely useless in this department, I have to go get my nails done. DO NOT get a nailsmanicure/pedicure every week. It’s not necessary. If you need to do your nails weekly (like I do), get a polish change on your hands. Your pedicure during colder months can last 3-4 weeks. So this is what you can do to maximize your wallet: Get a manicure/pedicure every 3 weeks. Then switch to polish changes in between. For summer time, get a mani/pedi every 2 weeks. By switching over to polish changes and eliminating the pedicure every week, you save at least $35 a month. 

[highlight]$35 x 12 = $420![/highlight] That’s a plane ticket somewhere or 2 student loan payments. 


What are some of your money-saving beauty tips? 

xo [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff6666″]NM[/typography]

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