Each day we get more and more news about how sucky our economy is, so we’re all trying to hold on to more money. But that doesn’t mean you should forgo your beauty routine all together. Instead, you can just spend less and DIY. To help you stay fabulous on a budget, you’ll find below our 12 picks for getting beautified and de-stressing at home.
|Clean & Clear Soft In-Shower Facial, $6.99
This is one of the best exfoliators I’ve ever tried because it’s convenient and really makes the skin soft.
|Nivea Visage Q10 Advanced Wrinkle Reducer Eye Creme SPF 4, $11.99
Catherine uses this eye creme in the winter because her eyes get really dry, but she said the added bonus is it makes her look really awake.
|Olay Complete All Day UV Defense Moisture Lotion, $10.99
Catherine uses this to moisturize her whole face because it combines sheer zinc oxide with SPF 15 and also keeps her skin supple.
| Ms. Manicure At-Your-Fingertips, 10 Terrific Tools, $12
You can really save money with a DIY manicure. If you don’t have a steady enough hand to work on yourself, you and a girlfriend can help each other out.
|Nail Tek Nail Program, Xtra Maximum Strength II, $11.99
I’ve been using this nail hardener for years because it really strengthens my nails and extends the life of a manicure.
| Satin Hands Pampering Set, $30
This set will leave your hands extremely soft because it cleanses, exfoliates and moisturizes. Thirty dollars may seem a little steep, but my set has lasted over a year.
| Earth Therapeutics Moisturizing Hand Gloves, $7.20
A few times a week, I slather my hands in a petroleum based moisturizer and then put on these gloves before going to bed. In the morning my hands are as soft as a baby’s bum.
| Freeman Bare Foot Softening Foot Soak, $3.99
Now that sandal season has ended you can skip the costly salon pedicure and pamper your own feet. This soak wil definitely soften your tired feet and save you money at the same time.
| Ped Egg, $9.90
Amelia loves her Ped Egg. After soaking your feet this device will get rid of any residual rough skin.
| Aveda Foot Relief, $7.50
This cream soothes tired feet and legs with active herbs, exfoliating fruit acids and plant-derived oils like jojoba and castor. Emily uses it every night.
| Aussie 3 Minute Miracle, $3.99
Catherine said this conditioner works miracles on her curly hair.
| Letting Go Bath Salts,$5
Professional massages can be costly, so why not relax with a warm bath, instead? The ginger contained in these salts will also stimulate circulation and draw out toxins.