Homemade Beauty Gifts for Christmas – 18 Great Ideas!


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Homemade Beauty Gifts Tis' the season for giving! What better way to give than to use one of these awesome ideas for a do-it-yourself homemade beauty gifts! Not only do you show someone that you cared enough to give, but you cared enough to give them a little piece of yourself! These are great for family members, friends or even teacher's gifts! I know that as a parent, I would much rather have the kids give me something they have made themselves as opposed to something from "Santa's … [Read more...]

Orange Coconut Sugar Scrub – Perfect DIY Mother’s Day Gift


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Orange Coconut Sugar Scrub Are you still looking for a gift for Mom for Mother's Day? How about a DIY gift straight from the heart! Make Mom this Orange Coconut Sugar Scrub. She will love it! Not only will she love using it, she will love that you made it for her! Materials: ½ cup coconut oil 5 drops Orange essential oil Scant 1 cup sugar 4oz canning jar Directions: In a microwave safe bowl, heat the coconut oil in 20-second intervals until it is completely … [Read more...]

Men’s Guide to Valentine’s Shopping


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In this Men's Guide to Valentine's Shopping, I'll help to point your better half in the right direction. A majority of our followers are women ages 25-44, and are couponers. This guide is designed to help people avoid the commercialism trap that is know as Valentine's Day. Men- women want you to get them something for Valentine's Day even if they say otherwise. Trap 1: If she says she doesn't want anything for Valentine's Day, DO NOT fall for it. If you do you'll be with the rest of the guys on … [Read more...]

How to Clean Your Hair and Makeup Brushes


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  Bacteria is everywhere. While we take care of our personal hygiene we rarely think to clean our makeup brushes, hair brushes and combs regularly. Every time you use a brush on your face or hair they pickup and store moisturizer and makeup as well as deposits left behind from shampoo/conditioner and styling products. You don't need anything special to keep your brushes clean, in fact you probably have what you need in your kitchen and bathroom already. Cleaning your makeup brushes … [Read more...]

Homemade Skin Care


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Homemade Skin Care: Nothing looks more beautiful than clean, healthy skin.  Using things that come from the earth just feel good on your skin, and give your skin that smooth, natural glow. Let me share some of my favorite skin care recipes and tips. Use these at your own discretion. Sugar and Olive Oil Foot Scrub 1/4 cup  olive oil, any kind works 1/3 cup sugar Mix together to form a paste. Moisten feet and hands, scrub thoroughly, rinse and wash skin with any liquid soap, rinse … [Read more...]

Homemade Hair Bows Are Simple To Make


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Homemade Hair Bows Homemade hair bows can save you quite a bit of money, can be made to match any outfit, and can be made in any size you want. Why spend $4-8  for one bow when you can make them yourself? After breaking down the price, the three finished bows  in this post cost me less than $2.00 each to make. To make your own homemade hair bows, you will need the following: Materials: 2-3 spools of coordinating Grosgrain ribbon 4-5 12 inch wood dowels ¼ to ½ inch thick 8-10 wooden … [Read more...]

Beauty How To: Get Yourself Some Winter Blue!


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Welcome to the first installment of beauty how to! With Winter still in full swing and the extreme cold I have been feeling the past week. I decided to reflect that icy cold with my eye make up! Blue eye shadows have often gotten the shorter cliché end of the stick. I mean really, blame the 80's and Mimi from the Drew Carey Show. However, when done right, and adding a hint of smoke, you have achieve a dramatically icy cool look. First things first. You need to have the right products. As … [Read more...]

1-Minute Manicure Recipe – Help Heal Dry Hands


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I first heard about One Minute Manicure on Oprah many years ago. Can you believe that I actually paid $30 for a jar of this "miracle" mixture of salt and oil? Now I know that I can make my own concoction for a lot less! I don't know about you, but this Winter weather has wreaked havoc on my hands. No matter how much lotion I slather on, it has no affect on my dry, cracked knuckles. If you have been following us for a while, you know that I love mixing up batches of homemade beauty treatments and … [Read more...]

Homemade Fizzing Bath Bombs


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How to make your own Fizzing Bath Bombs As a Lush addict, I was so excited to learn that I could make my own fizzing bath bombs for a lot less! When looking for ways to make them, I wanted to make sure they contained no chemicals, dyes or synthetic fragrances. After a couple of batches, I found my favorite and can't wait to experiment with different essential oils.   What you will need: 1 Cup Baking Soda 1/2 Cup Citric Acid (can be found in spice/canning section or health food stores) 1/2 … [Read more...]

DIY Wednesday: Homemade Toothpaste


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As couponers, we really don't ever run out of toothpaste. Well, most of us don't! I hadn't bought toothpaste in over a year, and realized last week I was down to our last tube. I was lucky enough to find a great sale and pick up a couple of tubes, but in the meantime, I made this version at home. Here's a picture of it in the bowl I made it in. I scooped it into a snack sized baggie and cut the tip off of the end. Afterwards, we just put it into a bigger bag so it wouldn't get all over … [Read more...]

Tuesdays Tips – I Spent How Much Trying To Save Money?


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  That's it, I'm done,  I quit!  I threw in the towel and went back to my favorite makeup foundation. I tried, I really did and I tried for a full year but I just could not find anything close to my Estee Lauder Double Wear Ivory-Beige #10. How much did I spend trying to save money? I have no idea. I will tell you that it was well over the $36.00 I spend about every 5 months on it tho. Sometimes spending a few dollars more on something that you truly like and you know it will do the … [Read more...]

Homemade Margarita Salt Scrub


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I love mixing stuff up in the kitchen to use as homemade beauty treatments. I made the yummiest smelling Margarita Salt Scrub that will leave you wanting to lick your hands! An advantage of making your own is not having to spend a lot and it doesn’t contain lots of chemicals.  Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe 1 cup Sea Salt 2 ounces olive oil 1 Tablespoon White Tequila Juice & Zest of 1 Lime Directions: Zest a lime. Mix all of the ingredients in a medium size bowl until all … [Read more...]

Do You Have To Pay Full Price At Salons?


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Some of us are very loyal to our salons and some of us are not. Even though the beauty industry has taken a hard hit in our current economy some salons still let you know how much they appreciate you and offer you discounts. Salon Perks for Regular Clients Do they have a mailing list? Many salons will send monthly service specials to their clients as well as product promotions via email. Emails are also sent to let you know if they have an upcoming event such as customer appreciation … [Read more...]

Healthy Feet and Homemade Sugar Scrub


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  Being that I am  in the beauty industry I am always on the lookout for a more natural approach to some of my services and when the economy started getting tight so did my supply budget. I also have a problem paying an exorbitant  amount of money for something that doesn't do a good job or that is mostly made up of water, soap and not enough grit. This is an aggressive paste so I only use it on feet and hands. No frills pays off This is a no frills cheaper than cheap sugar scrub … [Read more...]