Pampering yourself once in a while is a great treat, but it can get expensive – fast. A manicure and pedicure at the salon can easily run $50. Add in a makeover, hair treatment, and whatever else tickles your fancy, and you’re over budget in no time! Use these at home beauty tips and recipes for Pampering On a Penny.
Massages are great, but they can be pricey! Swap massages with your significant other, or a friend. You’ll both get the relaxing benefits of a massage, without the hefty pricetag.
Fruity Face Scrub
Take the rinds of a pineapple and gently rub them on your face. Leave on for about 10 minutes, and rinse with cool water. It will help get rid of dead skin cells, refine your pore, and even brighten your complexion.
Head to the mall
If you go to one of the nicer department stores in the mall, you’ll see that they will let you try out different types of makeup – for free! Sit down and enjoy a makeover, without having to pay the salon prices.
Apply chapstick or lip balm. Rub cinnamon across your lips to exfoliate. The spice is said to bring more blood to the surface, which will also make your lips appear fuller.
Head to Red Box, or pull up Netflix, and spend the evening watching chick flicks while you sip on your homemade lemonade and eat popcorn that you paid pennies for. Saving $30 or more by staying at home is a grand way to pamper yourself!
Relaxing Foot Soak
Fill a container (big enough to soak your feet in) with 2 cups whole milk. Add in 5 drops of lavender essential oil, and if you have fresh lavender on hand, add some petals to the mix. Soak your feet for up to 20 minutes. The milk will soften your skin, and the lavender essential oil will relieve muscle soreness while relaxing you.
Nothing beats a bubble bath. Play some nice relaxing music, light some candles, and soak until you look like a wrinkled prune!
Mix sliced bananas, berries, and avocados in a small bowl. Add a little coconut oil and smash until it’s kind of pasty. Spread evenly on your hair and wrap in a warm, moist towel. Let sit for about 20 minutes then rinse and wash your hair.
What’s your best tip for pampering yourself on a budget?