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What are your (inexpensive) beauty miracles?

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#31 lolkitteh

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    Posted 30 March 2009 - 07:15 PM

    Aspirin mask! - buy a cheap bottle of aspirin at the dollar store.

    Disolve it in a little water to make a scrub/mask. Apply to face, leave it on for a few minutes, and then gently exfoliate the skin. Aspirin is salicylic acid (BHA), which is a skin soother and exfoliant. Leaves the skin baby-smooth!

    #32 katken

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      Posted 30 March 2009 - 07:51 PM

      This thread is so fun! I have two beauty miracles.

      1. Getting my eyebrows threaded. I go to a gal that does it out of her home. It's $15 and it totally shapes my face. It hurts like a MF, but it's so worth it.

      2. Double sided carpet tape. You can get this at ACE Hardware. Get the cloth kind. It will hold down any type of clothing and doesn't rip your skin off. It's great for keeping fabric in place so you don't have a wardrobe malfunction. I think it's around $2.99 for an entire roll that will last you a life time (unless you wear revealing clothing everyday!)

      #33 sjfreimark

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        Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:55 PM

        This thread is great!!! I use vaseline for my lips and also to remove my eye makeup. It takes off my makeup great plus it's so moisturizing that it helps fight wrinkles in the eye area. I know it sounds gross but try it......it really works. I also use philosophy products. They are a little spendy but the only thing that really works on my skin. I LOVE all of their products. I use the purity face wash, moisturizer for all skin types and spf 15 and I have the microdermabration mask that is AMAZING!!!

        #34 lolkitteh

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          Posted 06 April 2009 - 03:16 PM

          yes! Olive oil is the BEST.

          I am really sensitive to commercial eye makeup remover, so i use EVOO instead - it rinses away much more easily than other oils, and it's full of antioxidants, too. I also use it as a bath oil and shower oil when bathing. If I'm in the kitchen and had to wash my hands, I'll put a little of this stuff on my hands, too.

          Sometimes I'll use it as a hot oil treatment for my hair, but not very often - only when I'm out of my regular deep conditioner.

          #35 Danyelle

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            Posted 06 April 2009 - 04:01 PM

            My two miracles are both supplements:

            1. chlorella - has made me more regular (sorry if that's tmi), hair grows faster, nails grow faster and white!, whites of eyes are whiter, also cuts my appetite so I don't over eat.

            2. r-lipoic acid / alpha - lipoic acid - cleared my skin up in like a week and i had ridiculous adult acne, scaly patches, itchy skin. One pill a day and my skin is smoother than it's EVER been, all over.

            I swear by these two. Feel free to research them both if interested.

            #36 deefalvey

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              Posted 06 April 2009 - 04:02 PM

              when I was in college my roomies and i used to share eyeliners and mascara. we all got pink eye at the same time from this. we went to the healthcenter together and the dr there recommended that we use Johnson's Baby Shampoo to take our eye makeup off. It is a gentle cleanser (gentle enough for babies!) and there is no irritation to the eyes. I have used this in place of eye-makeup remover ever since! The perk is that its super cheap and a bottle lasts FOREVER. If you have kids at home there's a chance you already have it....give it a try!
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              #37 Jacilynda

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                Posted 06 April 2009 - 04:33 PM

                ooo Deanna good one!!!! I will make up my list and post here in a bit. I do alot of home skin care stuff! i love making my own stuff, its cheap, and when i use a product from a store it just doesn't seem to be as great as homemade!

                #38 blushingbride

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                  Posted 12 April 2009 - 07:29 PM

                  Ooh this thread is great! One inexpensive beauty product that I've been using for years is mayonnaise on my hair!! Yes, your good ole' Hellman's from your local market. Although smelly, lol, it really does leave my hair super shiny...it's fairly inexpensive and it works!

                  I used to use inexpensive beauty products...but as you age, you notice those same make-ups don't work the same anymore, lol. I now use alot of Laura Mercier (expensive, I know) products and Stila! Although more expensive, I LOVE and LIVE by these! I noticed a difference the first time I started using them...I loved them so much, I had to stomach the price. gulp! The one good thing is that they last a long time...so that's how i justify it, lol.

                  #39 jessi_621

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                    Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:18 AM

                    I love Bare Minerals, it works great. And Cover Girl Lash Blast in AMAZING and get it in waterproof because it seems to work so much better!!

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