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I was so excited to see that their was a $1 off coupon for the ALL YOU Magazine this month (while supplies last), because it ended up being a super great deal. I don't ever buy magazines, but one of the things that caught my eye was the text on the front cover that said “This magazine pays for itself,” and because of all of the coupons and money-saving tips it contains, this ended up being true for me! Bonus: there was a coupon in there for an item that is already on my grocery list for next week. I'm convinced.
I feel like since I had children that I hardly ever read anymore and it was actually really fun to send my kids off to a soccer game with my husband while I read the magazine from cover-to-cover. My favorite section to read was the part about tweezing, trimming, shaping and waxing your eyebrows.
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I don't know which ancestor passed on the “mountain man” eyebrows in our family, but when I die and reach the other side we are going to have a serious chat! Seriously, they are horrible. One day when I'm in charge, eyebrows won't even exist anymore. And no one will care. And tweezers will fill a faraway landfill.
But in the meantime, The April issue of ALL YOU Magazine is here to help me out with all the tips I need. I've decided to include a few tips that I read about, as well as some thrifty beauty tips of my own. There are so many ways to save money in the beauty world, I would love to hear any tips of your own as well!
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20+ Thrifty Beauty Tips
- Add saline solution to your mascara to help it last longer
- Save old mascara wands and use them as eyebrow brushes.
- For fuller lashes: apply mascara, then use a cotton ball to dab on some baby powder. Apply second coat of mascara.
- Wax your own eyebrows. This will result in slower regrowth and is much cheaper than having them professionally waxed. This can seem intimidating, but it's a lot easier than it seems and getting them done can cost you $7-15 each time. I bought a waxing kit that I love for less than $15 and it lasts me well over a year. All You Magazine recommends applying baby powder before you wax to get a better grip.
Shape your own eyebrows. Here's the correct way to shape them:
- Using an eyebrow pencil, make a streight line starting at the outer edge of your nose. This will determine where your inner brow should begin.
- Look straight ahead a line up your pencil from the edge of your nose to the pupil of your eye. This is where your arch should be.
- Line up your pencil from the edge of your nose to the outermost edge of your eye. This is where your brow should end.
***Use an eyebrow pencil to stencil in where your brow should be and use an eyebrow trimmer to get long hairs out-of-the-way before you begin waxing or plucking.
- Use a natural yogurt as a face mask to keep youthful-looking skin. Avoid the expensive anti-aging products.
- Wash your pillowcase often to avoid breakouts.
- For wintertime dryness: Apply chapstick to a dry nose
- For oily skin: the last thing you want is more oil, but oil attracts oil. Use a cleansing oil to wash your face (apply to dry skin). This will also save you money in the future because you are not pulling or tugging at skin to get the makeup off. Eye makeup especially will come off so much easier and so much more gently.
- For softer feet, wear a little vaseline to bed (under some socks).
- Add sugar to your body wash for a cheap exfoliator.
- Use conditioner as shaving cream, it's cheaper. Better yet, make your own shave scrub out of coconut oil and sugar (you will never go back)! Softest. legs. EVER.
- Apply a little baby oil on your razor to make it last longer.
- Use mostly shampoo on your roots, and conditioner on your hair. You don't need to use conditioner throughout all of your hair!
- Use a T-shirt to dry hair rather than a towel. A towel can be more rough and cause damage and frizziness.
- Use baby powder for dry shampoo. My roommate in college did this all the time!
- Use old mascara wands (that have been washed) to tame flyaways.
- Rather than buying an expensive treatment, do an oil treatment on your hair using coconut oil.
- Use a toothbrush in circular motions to exfoliate lips
- If polish gets older and clumpy, rather than throw it out, pour a little nail polish remover to get a good consistency again.
- Make your own lip gloss (I made one once using Vaseline and Pink Lemonade Crystal Light).
*You may feel particularly attached to expensive beauty products, but drugstore cosmetics can do a great job at imitating the nice ones. Try to break away and experience cheaper versions. This has been very thrifty for me with the exception of mascara. I can't seem to find one I love which results in the purchase of more and more mascara. For this particular item, it would be more thrifty to just purchase a really awesome mascara.
What are YOUR Favorite Beauty Tips?
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