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3 Beauty Swaps To Save Money

3 Beauty Swaps To Save Money

We all want to look our best but we don’t always have the extra cash for the best spa treatments. Check out these three simple beauty alternatives to save money and look gorgeous.


DIY Teeth Whitening: $5 Home Recipe vs. $35 Whitening Strips

Ingredients: Toothpaste, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, water, and a small cup.

Directions: Pour one teaspoon baking soda and one teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide into a half a teaspoon of water. Mix in an half inch of toothpaste until all the ingredients disappear into the paste. Then, brush your teeth for about two minutes. Use this recipe once a week until you reach your desired shade. To maintain your pearly shade, use this formula once a month. Happy brushing! Recipe via 

Makeup Dupes: 60%+ Savings Per Cosmetic Product

Example: Nars Blush- $29 vs. Maybelline blush $6

There are many blogs about makeup dupes floating around on the web. With a little time and patience, any beauty can save on her favorite makeup items without sacrificing the look. Generally, many makeup mavens have compared Nyx Cosmetics dupes for MAC Cosmetics. Additionally, Elf Cosmetics are often compared to NARS Cosmetics. Often, a simple web search may offer drugstore versions of your favorite high-end product. A five minute search could save you over $10 per product!


This is one of my favorite blogs to follow for some matches on the high end cosmetics. 


Body Scrub

$16 Bath & Body Lemon Zest Sugar Scrub vs. $6 DIY Lemon Scrub

As the weather warms up, we all want to flaunt those gorgeous dresses and strapless shirts. Skip the spa treatment and get your skin bikini ready with this lemon scrub recipe. Most of these ingredients probably are currently in your kitchen cabinet!


Ingredients: One lemon, five tablespoons of sea salt, and one tablespoon of olive oil


Mix the olive oil and sea salt together. Be sure to completely coat the salt with the olive oil. After you’ve reached the consistency with the salt and oil, cut the lemon in half. Then, squeeze half a lemon over the salt and oil. Stir the lemon juice into the oil. If you’d like to increase the lemon scent, zest the lemon peel into the oil, sea salt, and lemon juice. Scrub, scrub, scrub!


Thanks to the Kitchen Beautician for this simple, great recipe. 



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