Category Archives: Beauty on a Budget

Sensible Saving: I Am Not Allowed To Buy Eyeshadow For A Long Long Time

The Frugal Girl started blogging by posting all her food waste on her blog. She said that the shaming on the internet helped her a lot in order to stop wasting as much food. I think this tactic will help me with certain things as well. Such as make-up. I am a sucker for make-up on sale. I decided to go through my stash, since I am also in a declutter phase. I was shocked at the amount of eyeshadow I own. Ready?

Here’s my eyeshadow stash:

Conclusion: I am not allowed to buy eyeshadow for a long looooooooong time.

Do you find yourself in a similar situation?

Love,
Mrs EconoWiser

How Do You Find The Best Budget Make-up Brand For You?

Ladies, we want to save money but also apply some make-up, right? I have to admit this sounds like a difficult one at first. Luckily I found out that this isn’t the case.

All you need to do is find a beauty blog that appeals to you and learn about how to apply make-up properly. Then you will also find out that these girls use high-end as well as el cheapo products. The best part is that they will test those things for you and (hopefully) give you their honest opinion. Obviously, you should ignore reviews about expensive high-end products and focus on the budget brands. Sometimes these bloggers are amazed at how good the el cheopo version of a branded product actually is. We all know the high-end brands are so expensive because of advertisements and the lot. That has to be paid for as well. Anyways, if you pay attention you’ll discover the best budget brand for you. 

In my case that is Catrice. The make-up I used to buy was at least twice as expensive as this brand. Catrice offers great foundation for less than 7 euros, mascaras for about 3 euros and eyeshadows for about 2,5 euros or 5 euros for a palette of 4 colours. I sometimes use products by Essence (even cheaper!) as well.

Do you buy budget brand make-up?

Love,

Mrs EconoWiser

Beauty on a Budget: Coconut Hair Mask

I love, love, loooooooooooooove hair masks! I find it wonderful to give myself a couple of hours to just sit around, drink tea, read books&blogs and have a hair mask working its magic on my hair. One of my favourite hair masks consists of nothing but coconut oil. You got it. The stuff you can also cook your food with. Available at most supermarkets and Asian stores. Wonderful stuff!

This is what it’s supposed to look like:

Take one tablespoon and let it melt in your hand. Gently rub it in your hair and comb it through. Let it sit there for at least one hour. Make sure you’re not wearing anything that you wouldn’t want smudged! I suggest wrapping a towel around your shoulders. Wash your hair the way you normally do. And there you go: sleek and smooth hair!

Don’t forget to put a mask on your face 15 minutes before you want to wash the hair mask out of you hair. You might as well pamper your face while you’re at it!

So, by now you guys have discovered that I like to rub food on my face and in my hair. (My husband still thinks that behaviour a bit nutty.) Hey, it works for me…so why shouldn’t it work for you? Plus: it’s cheap as chips!

Love,

Mrs Econowiser

Beauty on a Budget: Honey…you’ve got honey on your face!

You should have seen the look on my husband’s face when I first rubbed honey on my face. LOL!

Am I for real? Yes! I have been applying honey masks on a regular basis for quite a while now. It is cheap and it is probably just sitting in you kitchen cabinet anyway. Honey moisturises your skin naturally, and it is a natural bacteria fighter against pimples. Besides that, it is packed with antioxidants which minimise fine lines and wrinkles in your face.

How do I apply a honey facial mask? That’s easy-peasy! Make sure your skin is clean and dry. Rub about a teaspoon of ordinary honey on your face and let it sit there for 15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

This wonderful treatment can be carried out in the comfort of your own home and costs a couple of cents!

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