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29 May 2013

Makeup Tips for a Tight Budget

 'The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him Habakuk 2:20'

My cuties, how are you all doing today? Hope great? Happy Democracy day to Nigeria and Nigerians, Hope you are enjoying the lil holiday? Seriously I am one who likes to work on a budget it doesnt matter what I want to buy I make sure I stick to my budget and when it comes to makeup I always have a set budget I like to work with. I dont really buy too expensive things but I make sure I get my makeup at bargains lol. Makeup and beauty products can take a bite out of your budget, but with a few simple budget friendly makeup tips, you can pamper yourself, look great, and stay within your budget.


Make Beauty Products Do Double Duty
One of the best budget friendly makeup tip is to look for ways to replace two or more products with a single product. Some examples of beauty items readily available for multipurpose use are:
  • Buy moisturizing sunscreen or a moisturizer that contains sunscreen.
  • Buy conditioning shampoos instead of purchasing separate shampoo and conditioner.
  • You can use lipstick as blush, or blush as lipstick. You can also use lipsticks and blush for eye shadow.
Turn Common Household Items into Cosmetics
Many common household items can serve as beauty products for significantly less money than the items you'll find in the cosmetic aisle.
  • Vaseline makes a great lip gloss or moisturizer for dry feet or elbows. You can even use it as a heavy-duty hand cream.
  • Olive or Soy Oils are a great substitute for baby oil. (If you want, you can add in a few drops of your favorite essential oil to create a scented beauty oil.) Olive and soy oils can also be used as a makeup remover. Simply rub over your face and then rinse with warm water. These oils will remove even your eye makeup.
  • Using baby wipes as an alternative to makeup removing wipes.

Make Your Own Products
If you're looking for some really cheap makeup tips, try your hand at making your own beauty and makeup products. Using simply household items, you can make many makeup and beauty items at a fraction of the cost of their store-bought counterparts.

Facial Masks
Egg whites and oatmeal both make good facial masks.
To make an oatmeal mask, simply mix oatmeal and water (or milk) to a thick paste. Spread the mixture over your face and weight 5 to 10 minutes until the mask dries. Then rinse gently with warm water.
For an egg white mask, separate the yolk of two eggs. Spread the egg whites evenly on your face. Let it dry for about 20 minutes, until the mixture hardens. Wash it off lightly with a cloth and warm water.


Body Exfoliants
Using essential oils, olive or soy oils, and salt, you can create a homemade body scrub that looks and feels like pricey store brands. Add a few drops of an essential oil into olive or soy oil and mix well. Then add salt to the oil mixture until you have the desired consistency. Store in an airtight container.

Lip Color
Lipstick is easy to make from fruits, beets or other natural ingredients. You can add some food dyes - such as Kool-aid, Jell-0, fresh fruits, or beets - directly to your lips. You can also mix these dying agents with Vaseline or Vitamin E for a more moisturizing lip color. Another inexpensive makeup tip is to use the stubs of old lipsticks, mixed with Vaseline or Vitamin E, to create lip gloss.


Eye Shadow
Use powdered food dye mixed with baby powder for a quick and easy eye shadow. If you prefer cream shadows, mix in a dab of Vaseline or Vitamin E to create a smooth and creamy mixture.


Many of the same dying agents used to make lipsticks can be used to make blush. You will likely want to use more Vaseline or Vitamin E (and less of the dying agent) for blush so you get a less intense color. For a more powdery blush, mix in some baby powder, or use a pink eyeshadow mixed with baby powder.


Do-It-Yourself French Manicure
Get a professional looking French manicure with a bit of scotch tape. Cut and shape scotch tape for the bottom half of your nails. Apply white polish to the top edge of your nails and wait for it to dry. Remove the tape and paint over your nails with a sheer pink polish.

Enjoy the rest of the week sweeties.



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