Everyone wants to look like a million bucks, but if you’re like me, you probably haven’t seen a million bucks in your life. Here are my beauty tricks on a budget:
My mom has stayed on me about my eyebrows since I was in middle school. I probably have a borderline complex about them at this point. My junior year of college, I gave up on trying to get my eyebrows done professionally. I could never get appointments when I needed them, and I got sick of paying $18 to get my eyebrows done every two weeks. So I decided that I was going to start doing my own. I went out and bought this Salley Hansen wax for $6, and the rest is history!
Everyone talks about how they could never do their own eyebrows because it’s sooooo hard. Actually, it’s pretty easy! It’s easy to clean up the little wispies that grow back in. And as you begin to feel more confident in your abilities, you can clean up the shape of your brows. The wax is simple – just take the lid off, throw it in the microwave for three minutes, and use the little blue tool to pain the wax on. There are no strips, so just pull it off in the direction towards your arch. Once you’re satisfied with your results, smear some of the cream that comes with the kit onto them. It feels like a dream!
(P.S. – if you read my spray tan post on Tuesday, it’s a good idea to wax your eyebrows before spray tanning rather than after!)
On last week’s Friday Favorites post, I highlighted a DIY Gel Nails post by Emily Ann Gemma of The Sweetest Thing! I have given myself a gel manicure twice now using these instructions! The first time that I did the manicure, I don’t think that I used enough polish, as my nails started to crack and break after 5 days. (They’re also super damaged from having too many professional gel manicures…)Last night I used thicker coats, and it looks much better. However, the thicker coats of polish need more time to dry, so be prepared to allow them extra drying time!
Not too shabby looking, right?! Best part – I paid $13.50 at Sally’s for the products needed – a nail file, buffer, gellous base coat, and out the door top coat. The color – OPI’s Big Hair Big Nails – is from home.
So there you have it – two of my beauty on a budget tips! What are your tips?
I’m always looking for new ones!