Wednesday, September 22, 2010

BEAUTY TRICKS ON A DIME

While the rich and famous have a team of beauty experts, prestigious plastic surgeons and access to rare products, the rest of us has...uh...we have blogs :O)  From each other, we learn tricks here and there to keep ourselves youthful, delightful, and beautiful!

These beauty tricks are not unknown.  But they are the ones I truly believe in and practice all the time.  They are inexpensive, fun to do, and most of all, they work!


Trick #1: de-puff eyes with a frozen spoon

I always keep a metal spoon in the freezer.  In the A.M, when my eyes are puffy, I just lay the spoon on my eyes.  When the cold metal touches the skin, it quickly rids of the puffiness.



Of course, a frozen tea bag works too.  But who has the time in the morning to soak a tea back in hot water and then wait for it to get cold?

Trick #2: Full, shiny hair


Mayonnaise, an age-old trick for full and shiny hair, works!  It may be a messy and smelly, but my hair always turns out full of body and shine after using mayonnaise on it.  I just lather it on my hair for 10 min and wash.





Trick #3: Honey as a face mask

Not only does honey taste good, it contains a lot of moisture.  That's why I rub honey all over my face as a mask.  After it washes off, my skin feels as smooth as silk.  What a great and cheaper alternative to a pricey face mask?








Trick #4: Take vitamins for long, lush lashes


This one is tried and true, and I am swearing by it!  When I was pregnant, I was unable to take vitamins due to severe nausea.  While other pregnant ladies had luscious mane, mine was dull and brittle.  


Now that I am no longer battling constant nausea, I started taking chewable vitamins.  What a difference they make!  Not only is my hair looking better, my lashes are growing at lightning speed!  


You can wipe on all the miracle mascara you want, but I'm going to take my vitamins!  Because beauty really does come from within.






Trick #5: Moisturize with a little vaseline

Sure I was curious enough to overspend for a tiny bottle of eye creme.  But somehow I always come back to my jar of vaseline.  

To moisturize, I dab vaseline on the crow of my eyes, my lips and even my cracked heels at times.  Vaseline may be cheap, but it never fails to moisturize.








So there you go!  Tricks that are both beauty- and budget-friendly.  Try them and you might save a dime, or two. 

Do you have any to share?






36 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. These are great tips! I'll keep them in mind to try out!

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  2. Woah mayo is a new one! Doesn't it make your hair smell like a sandwich? haha

    I sometimes use toothpaste as a blemish zapper when I have a zit that won't quit. Apply overnight and voila! Zit be gone.

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  3. Thanks for the tips pretty!! I will try that spoon technique, perfect for a busy mom like me! :))

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  4. Great tips there. I keep hearing about the mayonase but i'm scared of the smell lol.

    I love honey as a mask as well. It's antibacterial as well apparantly so good if you suffer with spots x

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  5. Thanks so much for the tips, they sound great! Can't wait to try the spoon technique!

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  6. I've heard about the mayo trick a million times but I just can't seem to get myself to slather it all over my hair. :\
    Love your blog! :)
    Xx

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  7. Tips are very good!!!I also use a cold spoon(well,2 for both eyes)for my dark circles under my eyes,and also honey,but for my lips-a very good and sweet lip balm.And olive oil is a very good conditioner for dry hair!!!!(mine is greasy,so I don't use many products on it:( )

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  8. Awesome! too bad I'm too disgusted by some of the ingredients to try certain ones XD (mayonnaise for example)
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  9. Those are great tips! I have never heard of the mayo one. Maybe I'll try it one day. It sure sounds messy :) I am forcing myself to take vitamin every day because I know it's good for me.

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  10. I heard about the mayo on the hair! Haven't tried it yet. I'm scared of my hair smelling like mayo for a week... & olive oil is good for the hair too!

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  11. I clean my face using a teaspoon of baking soda mixed with enough water to make a paste. I got the tip online and I swear by it. If you have acne, it clears it up better than anything else. Only people with really really sensitive skin complained that it felt harsh on their skin...

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  12. The spoon tip definitely works. Not sure about the mayo one though..hah I think it'll make my hair really greasy.

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  13. Wow, I really want to try the honey and mayo thing now, thanks for sharing!

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  14. I totally use the cold spoon for puffy eyes. It works like magic!!

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  15. wow those are really great tricks because we always have those food items lying around the house. i should start taking vitamins so my eye lashes can grow!! they are so sparse and short :(

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  16. wow these are so interesting! i havent heard of any of them before! worth trying the honey one :)

    Missy
    Blending Style, Beauty and Fashion
    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

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  17. So cool this post! Sweet of you to share really helpful.

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  18. Hah, this might sound silly, but which side of the spoon do you use to lay on your eyes? And the frozen spoon won't stick to my skin, would it?

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  19. I can't believe I've never heard of the honey trick! I want to try it :)

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  20. This is awesome. Ive used the honey one. One that is also good is:
    honey+oatmeal and a little bit of milk. Its fantastic!

    :)

    Carolina*

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  21. i used honey as a facial mask and it works really well :)

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  22. Great tips! the mayo hair is a new one for me. Might try it out sometime. :)SarahD

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  23. True! I do all these and i especially love the honey mask thingy! So refreshing.

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  24. Great tips thanks for sharing!:)

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, I really love yours so I have joined your followers and will be back again soon for sure! xxx

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  25. You have so many good tips! I am in a place right now where I NEED them! Pregnant with my 4th child & every pregnancy has been harder & harder on my body! My hair is all breaking off this time around! I better stop having kids after this or I will look like a fat bald man :) But your blog is inspiring for keeping myself up! Love it!!! Thanks!

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  26. I do the spoon trick too.

    I also use baby wipes to take off my makeup when I am lazy.

    Olive oil and sugar makes for a nice scrub for your hands.

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  27. i am so bad at beauty tips and tricks and i would never have thought of any of these! thanks for sharing :)

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  28. this is an awesome blog!!!! i'm already looking for vitamins for my lashes!!!!!!

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  29. oOo i heard of these before but never tried it~!

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  30. yes i definitely have tried all these and they work for women on a budget they're definitely awesome beauty tips!

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  31. Great tips!!! Spoon in the freezer sounds like it would be SO refreshing...I'll try it tomorrow!

    bubbs
    www.paris-on-my-mind.blogspot.com

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  32. How do you get the mayo smell out of your hair? My tip/trick is moisturize your body literally from head to toe immediately after you shower. I've been doing that for over 15 years and my skin is always soft and supple. :)

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  33. Great Post!!!! I love gummy vitamins too but didn't know they are great for my lashes lol gonna have more of that!

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  34. Oooh! I love all these tips! Thanks for sharing!!

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