It’s actually insane how much us females would be willing to spend on a beauty product we think could really work. But there is a way to get the same outcome without the price tag. Not only can you save your mula but these products can actually be better for you. We often don’t think about the chemicals within these products and how often they get absorbed in to our skin. These can do more damage than good BUT you can make this a thing of the past.
With a little bit of time and patience you can pamper you way to beautiful skin and hair for a fraction of the price!
There are so many recipes out there for different types of dry shampoo which vary depending on your hair colour and if you want an extra boost of scent. I’ve found a simple recipe though that is super easy, quick and suitable for all hair types.
- baking soda
- cocoa powder – Make sure it’s unsweetened! (skip this if you have light hair)
- a paper funnel
- a container to store it in
- measuring spoons
Add approx. two tablespoons of cocoa powder, ¼ cup of cornstarch and one tablespoon of baking soda in to a small jar or pot.
Mix everything together thoroughly and you are ready to go! The added bonus with this one is you will smell like chocolate! 😜
Shaving is defo a quick fix when it comes to getting rid of body hair. But, the effects don’t last as long. You don’t need to spend lots on waxing home kits or roll on wax – you can make yours at home quickly and with a few simple ingredients!
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water in a saucepan
- Essential tea tree oil (if desired)
- Jar or container
Add the two cups of sugar, ¼ cup of lemon juice and ¼ cup of water in to a saucepan. Pop this on to the stove and leave it on a medium- high heat. Make sure you stir the mixture continuously or it may burn. Once it looks like syrup and is a golden- brown colour then pour it out in to a jar or bowl. Leave it to cool for at least 2 hours before you use it.
When you do want to use it, put the amount needed in a heat proof container and warm it up in the microwave for approx. 20 seconds. Dip a wooden stick (popsicle works best) into the mixture and smooth it on to the skin. Apply and use as necessary. The effects from waxing are said to last up to 4x longer than shaving (YAAS!) so you can put that razor away for a few weeks! 👌
Liquid Tape for applying nail polish:
You must have seen this all over Instagram in nail tutorial videos. This is basically the “tape” that you apply around your nails when painting them and is usually a thin liquid which dries. Any nail polish that transfers around your nail can then easily be removed by peeling off the tape – and there is no need for nail polish remover!
- Non-toxic glue
- Empty nail polish bottle
Pour the glue in to the empty bottle until it is about ¾ full. Add some water using the dropper until it’s about 2mm more than the glue. Put the bottle lid on and shake it well – TA DAH it’s ready to use. Apply as necessary around the nail in a thick layer and then peel off! 💅
Cocoa Dream Hydration Face Mask:
For me, my skin can sometimes be as unpredictable as the weather in London. Sometimes it’s oily and sometimes it’s so dry and needs a little hydrating pick me up. This mask is perfect for adding moisture, minimising pores and also soothing your skin.
Mash the avocado, cocoa powder and honey together in a bowl until it has a smooth consistency. Apply this on to a clean face for approx.10 minutes until you feel it start to dry slightly. Remove with warm water and apply a good moisturiser. Your skin should feel supple, smooth and hydrated! 🍯
Sugar Body Scrub:
Last but not least, body scrubs have become a popular little item in our baskets (especially in the summer). You may have seen a new trend in coffee body scrubs recently but you can make your own version from all natural ingredients in just a few simple steps.
- 3 parts coarse sugar
- 1 part olive oil
- 15-20 drops of your favourite essential oil or oil blend
- Empty jar
Combine all of the ingredients in to a bowl and mix so that the sugar is combined well with the olive oil and essential oils. It’s better to use this product in the shower as it can be messy. Just scoop out a handful as necessary and scrub all over. You’ll be left with a healthy summer glow! 🍭
I hope this post was able to provide some quick tips on how you can save some cash and get the same outcome as of some of these highstreet products. Plus, the added bonus is that you can make them all at home in your PJ’s while watching Netflix! 😜💻
Thanks for reading 💓!