beauty on a budget

March 1, 2007 10:12am CST
hi everyone! do you have any money-saving tips with regards to skin care, make-up and fashion? my favourites include: -using extra virgin olive oil as a mask and moisturizer (why pay big $$$ for expensive brands that add olive oil as an extract when u can get the real thing directly from your kitchen) -exfoliate with a soft cloth under the shower to give your face a soft glow -i buy clothes end of the season for the next season (shoes and bags late july, sweaters in feb onwards) -use vaseline on my lips and lashes
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• United States
8 Mar 07
Vaseline is an old-school beauty must! I like to slather it on my feet at night and throw some socks on right before I go to sleep. When I wake up in the morning, my feet are exceptionally soft. Shea butter works just as well. I use a little on my lips too. I buy mine from Also, I use Vitamin E and regular honey on my face from time to time as a mask. When I wash it off, my face has an incredible glow and it's really smooth. I use Aloe Vera as a shaving gel for my about smooth! I like using the gel because it really hydrates my skin. Lastly, Oatmeal/Honey/Egg masks are great for tightening the skin, closing pores, reducing shine, but the honey in the mask helps keep the skin soft.
• Canada
10 Mar 07
thanks for the response! do u miz the vit e with honey or do u use separately. great tips! i will definately try the oatmeal/honey/egg mask. btw with the egg is it just teh whites that you use?
@simran1430 (1793)
• India
11 Mar 07
I buy a lot of eyeshadows, lip glosses, and eye I say around ($10-$15) ANd I keep those same items for months until they run down or get old. (some people find that buying makeup from other places besides department stores work just as good and last just as long)