Monday, January 19, 2009
This is a whole area that can be covered - beauty supplies. There is a recipe for everything out there if you just look. Here is what I have tried, and my personal opinion about them.
Homemade Biore strips:
Basically smear Elmer's white glue on your face, let dry & peel off like a Biore strip.My opinion: It's ok. It was fun to do with the kids, makes your skin smoother, but I don't think it actually removes the icky stuff in your pores. But it was good for a laugh!
Homemade shampoo & conditioner:
1 tablespoon baking soda & little bit of water for the shampoo. Half & half vinegar & water for the conditioner. My opinion: I tried it for a week, but I miss the suds and smells of regular shampoo & conditioner. It does make your hair feel lighter, but I think I am only going to use this in a real pinch, or maybe when we are "roughing it" camping.
Stretching your Hairspray:
If you use a pump bottle of hair spray, did you know you can mix it half and half with water to make it go further? It still works as good a full strength, but you get twice as much this way!
There are tons out there, but this is what I have tried. Personally I think getting new things at CVS & Walgreens for free is the easiest way to stay beautiful & try new things. I have so many new face creams, make-ups and hair products that I have snagged for free, I think I will stick to store bought beauty supplies.....for now.
Do you have a favorite homemade beauty product. Leave a comment and let us know what has worked (or not worked) for you.
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