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How To Be Beautiful On A Budget
Gone are the days that you actually have to earn a red carpet income just to look as dazzling. Everyday life doesn’t include glamorous dresses and million dollar diamond earrings, but women still want to feel that beautiful. With the exception of a haircut, you can do most things at home that can be done at expensive nail salons, tanning beds and beauty shops. Best of all, you can achieve the look you want on a budget that you can afford. Every woman loves the look of perfectly manicured nails, but few have the time or budget to treat themselves to a regular salon visit. For less than $5.
00, women can manicure their own nails at home and, with practice, they will look just as fantastic as any professional manicure. A bottle of pure white nail polish, which can cost as little as $2.00, along with a light or sheer basecoat color (usually sheer pink or other neutral shade) will do the trick. Apply the basecoat to the entire nail in 1-2 coats. If the first coat isn’t dark enough, apply a second and allow drying before adding the tip.
When using the white nail polish for the tip, it is very important to follow the natural curve of the nail tip when painting. If your nails are short, it may be okay to add a very small tip with the white polish but don’t go overboard. The total cost of two bottles of nail polish may be under $5.00 if you shop carefully and, best of all, these will last long enough to do many at-home manicures. When someone asks where you have your nails done, you can say “at home” with a smile. Have you ever had a blemish or other skin imperfection? Sure you have, along with everyone else. But, few people know that concealer is not the only way to hide those little flaws that seem to sneak up on us. If you use an all-in-one foundation/powder makeup, you can achieve a smooth and flawless application by dampening the makeup sponge. Before swiping it through the foundation, hold the sponge under running water and squeeze it gently. When the makeup is on the sponge, it will provide better coverage than a typical dry sponge will do.
This procedure can flawlessly conceal redness, acne, light freckles, veins, pores, etc. A lot of individuals suffer with dry, itchy skin. This is true during both the winter and summer months. It can be difficult to select a moisturizer that will also help to ease the pain of dry, cracked skin. Pacquin Plus Dry Skin Cream, which costs $6.00 per 8oz. container, provides instant relief to this problem. Rather than spending a lot of money on a monthly gym membership, many fitness gurus finds that a daily 30-minute walk will help to burn calories and chase away the blues at the same time. Having always been known as a popular cardiovascular exercise, walking will also help individuals achieve a better overall fitness level without having to worry about other dangers associated with using some types of exercise equipment. Plus, walking is free so you can save the money that would otherwise be spent on a gym membership and buy a swimsuit to show off your new figure.
With a little planning and budget, every woman can look as though she is red carpet ready without spending a fortune. And as for the diamond earrings, go for cubic zirconia instead. They are much less expensive and have no inclusions.
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