Here are a few ways to look like you have team of beauty pros on your payroll even if you're currently budget "challenged" (& don't worry - I'll never tell!).
BYO polish. When you get a mani/pedi, be sure to bring your own bottle of polish. The $8 (or less) you invest will pay you back if you chip a nail buy buying you more time before your next appointment.
Cut the cost of your cut. Many upscale salons have regularly scheduled days when, in exchange for letting one of their senior student hair stylists do your cut - under the watchful eye of their instructor! - they charge a steeply-discounted rate. Not only is this a savvy way to save a few quid on a simple trim, but if you have the time, you can always experiment with a fresh new style as well.
Make your own beautifying lotions & potions. From rinsing your hair in beer to give it a glossy shine to tightening your pores with an egg-white face to using sugar or oatmeal as an effective body scrub, there are a ton of tried & true homemade ways to solve all your beauty needs. In fact, many are probably in your kitchen right now (thankyou, Google).
- Lesley Scott
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