Egg Whites and Lemon Facial Mask
Combine the lemon juice and egg white in a bowl. Beat until fluffy. Apply to your face, avoid getting too close to your eyes. Wait for 10-20 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
3. D.I.Y. manicure
-First, arm yourself with the following:
1 large (heavy) bowl, warm water and soap, nail clippers, nail polish remover, cotton balls, a towel, a nail file and buffer, a cuticle stick (CVS or Walgreens) and some thick moisturizing or cuticle cream
Friday, November 5, 2010
The aforementioned chapter 2: "The Dollarless Diva" really got me thinking...
It seems, even with every degree or honor or sorority status, jobs are just hard(er) to come by than they were, even four or five years ago. We know that its a cyclic economy, and it will get better.
So, until the economy starts to turn around, what's a smart, stylish and very savvy girl to do?
NOT being stylish, as far as I'm concerned, is not an option. Recession or no. I've managed to pick up a few tips and tricks over the past few years--Having swiped my AMEX so many times in a day there was smoke coming out of it--And for the rest, I've been reading up on what will help my financial future.
We all like to shop, of course, but my personal pitfall is over-spending on beauty products. (The counter girls at M.A.C. know me by name)
Who doesn't like to look pretty?
I know I do. I also know from hard experience that taking care of our appearances CAN get pricey--highlights, brow waxes, facials, fills, pedicures, you see where I'm going with this. So, here are my DIY beauty tips for you to enjoy!
1. For baby soft skin-I actually got this little concoction from a girl at the gym who was prepping for a body building competition and needed to exfoliate completely before getting a super dark tan. I swear, it's the best advice I ever took!
-1/2 cup granulated sugar
-1/2 cup ground coffee
-1 cup baby oil
-mix together, add baby oil as needed and literally scrub your skin with it (make sure you're doing this in the shower and be careful, the tub gets slippery!) rub in circular motions, especially around your knees, elbows and feet/shins, the places where skin tends to be driest.
-rinse and you will feel and smell so sweet and soft you'll never buy an exfoliating product again!
*side note: the caffeine in the coffee stimulates blood flow and is actually shown to decrease the appearance of cellulite!
2. At-home Facial
I found this one on wittyliving.com
I have combination skin, but when I tend toward getting oily, this is by far the simplest and the BEST!