But here's where the real trouble begins. I find that I my love of beauty products is hampered by my wallet and the lack of funds inside of it. So let me share with you some tips that I use and products that I love to give you a little glitz without spending a lot of cash.
1. It's coming on those warmer months and we need to lighten up our makeup load. Think lighter eyeshadows or even none at all. Glosses instead of dark lipsticks. Dropping the eyeliner. But how do you lighten up on your foundation especially if you need the coverage? Well, try this trick.
5. I have long said that if I were ever famous, I would want to endorse this next product. It is Wet n Wild nailpolish. I love love love this product. And though I am not famous I do want to recommend this product to you. There are many many many wonderful colors to choose from as well as finishes and drying times. I can't even begin to tell you the quality that I have found in Wet n Wild polishes. I would honestly compare their long lasting quality to a Sally Hansen nail polish. Just use like you would like doing a manicure with a more expensive brand...start with clean, polish free nails. Paint. And add a clear top coat. I promise you will like this product. Well I hope you do anyways! And at less than $1 per bottle try a number of colors!
6. Speaking of giving yourself a manicure, why not give yourself a pedicure at home? Last year I got my first pedicure in a salon. It was AMAZING and I will definatly be going back. Great experience. Highly recommend that you get a pedicure even if it's just at the begining of sandal season. But, if you can't afford it, try this at home wonder.
Get yourself a large basin. I bought one for $1 at the dollar store. Heat some water in a kettle on the stove. Don't boil! Just warm it. Add a drop or two of your favorite shampoo to your basin. Now add the warm water. Test water first before plunking in your tootsies. Now settle in for a wonderful foot bath. [I really like to take this over the top by snuggeling in my pink robe, a face mask and watching a good movie.] What a wonderful treat! You can do this while hanging out with your family in the evening. It truly is a great experience. And I just bet that if your kiddos and hubby see you doing this, they will want a foot bath too! My husband always does!
7. The product that I can't get enough of is baby oil. Can you say....CHEAP? And what a multi-functional product! I bought a bottle of baby oil at the dollar store three years ago and am still using it. I use it every day too. How you ask? Well, it is my number 1 and only way that I remove my mascara. I've said it before, but I wear three mascara's to give me my look. And you better know that trying to remove them sometimes can be a bear. But baby oil is wonderful, gentle and with a few quick swipes, I am mascara free. Baby oil also removes lipstick - especially the long wearing kind. Did your kid put on one of those fake tattoos and you just hate it? Baby oil will take it right off. The oil is also a wonderful moisturizer. Add a few drops to your foot bath or your bath water. Your skin will thank you. Or, rub it into the ends of your damaged hair. And lastly, here is a tip that my sister in law does for gorgeous, soft skin:
Finally, I want to tell you about my friend's new blog. Tutu Tina is her online name and she's got a blog full of info on makeup. There are product recommendations and suggestions as well as information on different companies. I'm hooked! So pop on over. Tell her Hi and sit a spell. She's got some really inexpensive suggestions.