Beauty On A Budget

  • Fayette Woman
  • Beauty
  • Jul 1, 2009

Feeling fabulous is something all women crave. But tough economic times can bring cutbacks in all areas of life. Luckily, your daily beauty routine doesn’t have to suffer. You can still feel great from the inside out without spending a fortune. Try these tips to get beauty luxury for less.

Tip 1: Grab your gal pals for some pampering — at home!

Swap painting skills with friends and skip the professional manicure.

Swap painting skills with friends and skip the professional manicure.

No matter how well you paint your nails, they never seem quite a good as when someone else does it. Don’t run to get a pro manicure though. Instead gather your female friends and swap painting skills while you spend some quality time together.
Whether just two people or an entire party, invite others to bring their favorite colors to share. You might find a new fun shade, plus you’ll get that smooth paint coat that only someone else’s steady hand can provide.

Tip 2: Look for new advances in the health and beauty aisle.
Advances in skin care technology are providing women with products that multitask so you can have healthy looking skin. You can skip the expensive brands and often find what you’re looking for simply by walking down the health and beauty aisle at your local retail store.
Want an affordable body care product that leaves your skin looking and feeling great? Try new Olay Body Wash plus Tone Enriching Ribbons, the first-ever body wash to add a ribbon of mineral shimmer, and it decreases the appearance of uneven tone and discolorations. The best part is it works after just one use. So you can easily provide your skin with the hydration it needs to stay smooth and healthy looking with the subtle sheen you desire to make your skin look radiant.

Tip 3: Skip costly professional tooth-whitening.
A bright, sparkling smile can make anyone feel more confident. But the dentist bill for professional cleaning and whitening can be costly. You’ve probably seen at-home whitening kits and wondered if and how they work. With a variety of affordable, at-home options you’re sure to find one that brightens your teeth without weighing down your wallet.
Many whitening kits contain a disposable strip. This can be found as a quick daily dose or a week long treatment, both using a thin piece of disposable plastic.  There is even a new version that seals tightly against teeth allowing you to talk and even drink water while you whiten.  If you are looking for an easy way to maintain the color you have and simply remove topical staining, mouth wash options now include whitening agents as well.

Tip 4: For a fresh cut, consider beauticians in training.
Don’t want to spend $100 getting your hair cut and dyed? You’re not alone. One option that is growing in popularity is to use a student beautician. Visit a cosmetology school in your area where students are training in their profession.
If it sounds a little scary, don’t worry. Students are supervised by professionals who can answer any questions that might arise. And of course, the cost can be less than half of what you would pay at a salon. Keep in mind, some schools might offer other services such as pedicures and massages, so you can indulge in a wallet-friendly way.
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July 1, 2009