Feeling beautiful can be a good way to fight stress, which means it’s essential now, after the pandemic has been such a strain on our mental health. Therefore, you definitely should treat yourself to a beautiful makeup and hairstyle or relax with a nice facial.
However, another concern that the pandemic put on many of us is financial struggles. Overall, a huge number of people now can’t afford to spend money on things like salon visits or fancy beauty products.
The good news is that this doesn’t prevent you from giving yourself a great beauty treatment. There are many things you can do to enhance your looks even on a tight budget. It all boils down to using your money most effectively and learning to do a few things yourself.
Go Green with Your Beauty Routine
This method is great because it will allow you to treat with kindness not only yourself but the planet as well. What you’ll actually need to do is to learn how to make some cosmetic products at home as well as replace some disposable items. For example, buy a reusable silicone replacement for your cotton swabs. You can also use a washcloth or simply cut some thin soft cotton cloth into small pieces to replace cotton balls and makeup removing wipes. This will be a good way to both save some money and significantly reduce the amount of trash coming from your household.
As to the homemade beauty products, look up some recipes for natural makeup and things like creams and scrubs. If you have very sensitive skin, using those will not only allow you to save money. You will also be able to improve the health of your skin. And everyone knows that the best makeup is the glow of health on your face.
Give Yourself Celebrity Hair with Extensions
Celebrities seem to look stunning no matter the hairstyle they have. However, the majority of them don’t really have natural gorgeous manes of healthy thick hair. They use extensions and you can do it too! You can achieve the same look using invisi tape extensions 16+ inches that you can learn to apply at home. Therefore, you don’t have to spend several hundred dollars in a salon.
Invisi tape extensions can work even with very thin hair. In fact, they will give it volume, so you can wear them just for that instead of length. But if you want something even easier, and you have at least medium-thick hair, you can choose clip-in extensions. Note that you’ll have to remove them every time before going to bed.
Salons offer more permanent extensions, like weaves and keratin-tips and microbeading. However, even tape extensions can last a few weeks now. So, there is no reason for you to pay more.
Get a Fabulous Hairstyle with Accessories
Another idea on how to get a stunning hairstyle without a salon visit is to use the right accessories. Just look at what top fashion designers show off on their podiums. Hair accessories are back in trend and none of them have to be extremely expensive. What’s even more important, these pieces are reusable and they don’t require any fancy hairstyle. A regular ponytail or a bun will do. The accessory itself is what makes your look outstanding. Choose wisely and this item can be your statement piece.
Also, the accessories don’t have to be bejeweled crowns or pearl nets. Modern trends call for rather simple bows, ribbons, and cords. Headbands are also back in fashion. You can buy a cheap one in any color and decorate it yourself with beads and faux flowers.
Embrace the Natural Look
The “no makeup” makeup has been popular for years now. It’s still true that looking naturally healthy and glowing is considered the height of beauty. Another good piece of news is that you can achieve this kind of look with reasonably small expenses on makeup. But it’s even better that this look will be a great choice for any event, be it a fancy party, a wedding, or a business meeting.
Tips for achieving a beautiful “no makeup” look:
- Use a BB cream instead of a foundation.
- Use eyeliner and smudge it a bit.
- Apply highlighter and very light pink or peach blush to give your skin a dewy but warm look.
- Use brown mascara.
- Use matter lipstick.
Remember that loose buns or romantic beach waves work best with this look.