Archive of ‘Budget Beauty’ category

5 minute curls; no heat curl and headband updo tutorial

I haven’t used my curling wand, curling iron…..anything to curl my hair other than this method in 8 months because this technique works so well! With this tutorial, you can create long, lasting, no heat curls with just 5 minutes of prep and a little beauty rest (or a hairdryer if you wanna do this […] Read more…

Curltastic detangler and conditioning spray

If you’ve tried brushing out tangled hair, be it straight or curly, you know it’s a nightmare. My daughter has fine, curly hair and if I don’t spray & comb it EVERY night then then she’ll be rocking some sky-high, ratted locks in the morning (sigh). I have tried out a ton of detanglers and conditioning […] Read more…

Coconut Oil makeup remover

If you’ve been a follower for awhile, you know I love Coconut Oil because there are SO many uses for it and for this post I’ll focus on using it as makeup remover. If you’re a new follower, plan to get the downlow on all the amazing things you can do with this lovely oil! The […] Read more…

DIY Deep Cleaning Clay Face Mask

I frequently share skincare DIY’s for a few reasons: 1. I love making them 2. They’re less expensive than store bought products and go a LONG way 3. Very few ingredients & no chemicals  4. They work! Today I’m sharing one of my favorite masks; a Clay Face Mask to be exact (think like a […] Read more…

100 Mascaras tested on 1 eye

If you’ve followed my blog, you know mascara is my go-to makeup that I cannot live without. I’ve tried countless brands & there are several that I love (and several that I’m not too impressed by). If you’re curious as to which brand is best for you, check out this great post from CosmoUK: 100 […] Read more…

Beauty Tip: Prevent Liner from Running

I love this beauty tip, The Line Saver, from The Beauty Department. They show how you can line your lower lids & make it last, without looking a hot mess. When I line my lower lid, specifically my waterline, my eyes really pop & I love how it looks…for awhile, but when it starts to […] Read more…

NYC Big BOLD Curl Mascara Review-Does a $4.99 product work?

NYC BIG BOLD CURL MASCARA REVIEW In my opinion, lashes can really make or break your look. When my lashes are popping feel like I’ve had an instant facelift but if they’re clumpy and flakey…..I might as well just stay home cause there’s no reason going out looking a mess. I tested out NYC’s Big […] Read more…

DIY Detox Bath

After a long day, I love taking what I refer to as a detox bath. Now why a detox bath vs just a bath? Well, toxins (parabens, Phthalates, BPA’s etc) are everywhere in the world in which we live and  build up in our system over time. By taking a detox bath you can sweat […] Read more…

DIY Microdermabrasion for a cent

    You can create your own  microdermabrasion paste, using  a common household product and it’ll only set you back a cent! Products marketed as “Microdermabrasion” are everywhere and many of them are pricey, way more than what this DIY alternative will cost you. I must admit, I bought into the  microdermabrasion hype  in the […] Read more…

DIY Fix Broken Makeup

  A few weeks ago my daughter got into my makeup and sadly broke my favorite bronzer (tear). I didn’t throw it away, even though it made a huge mess, because I was hoping to find a  way to fix it…and I did; yes! This is how you do it: Break down the makeup into smaller […] Read more…

Drugstore dupes for high-end products

Spend less on your beauty products and more on_______(fill in the blank)  for me it’s more accessories :) It makes me so pleased with myself when I find an affordable product that does the same job as a more expensive version so I was happy to find this post, Bankrupt VS Jackpot,  on Tresdope. Enjoy :) […] Read more…

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