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You know those moments when you run out of your go-to item for looking good and you need it right now?  No time to run to the store and there are no stores nearby.  Trying to save a few dollars on beauty and personal care products? Here are some some beauty tips in a pinch!  These are all extremely affordable alternatives.


Conditioner as Shaving Cream
Save some cash and substitute conditioner or suntan lotion for shaving cream.

Protect Your Makeup with Cornstarch
Balance the oiliness of moisturizing makeup. Brush on a thin layer as a finishing touch.

Prevent Blisters by using Deodorant
Are your new shoes painful while you are breaking them in?  
Rub clear-gel deodorant on spots prone to blistering before you step out on the town.

Hemorrhoid cream as Anti Wrinkle
Before you put on makeup it fills in the cracks also will help
to reduce the puffiness under the eyes.
A tiny bit goes a long way and avoid getting any in your eyes.

Hair Spray as Lipstick Stain Remover
If the fabric is machine washable, saturate the spot with hair spray,
let it sit for 10 minutes, dab with a damp cloth or sponge
to remove. wash as usual, washing out any residual stain and spray.
Also works perfect on ball point pen ink.

Baby Powder as Dry Shampoo or Hair Degreaser
Make your hair look freshly washed by sprinkling baby powder on,
then comb through down to the roots.

Cooking Spray as Manicure Setter
Set a manicure in record time!
Lightly mist freshly painted nails for instant smudge protection.

Lip Balm or Cooking Oil  as Cuticle Moisturizer
Rub a bit of lip balm or cooking oil on dry cuticles for a quick
and simple way to soften them when you’re on-the-go.

Make a Travel Makeup Kit
Make a go-to-emergency cosmetics kit by applying a bit of your favorite eye shadow,
concealer, and lip gloss to the ends of cotton swabs
and stashing them in a Ziploc sandwich bag in your purse.

Sugar for Lip Scrub
Make a paste of sugar and petroleum jelly and gently brush on peeling and dry lips
with a toothbrush until they are smooth lips until they are perfect.
Use Sugar, Lemons, and Olive Oil as a Self-tanning Scrub.
Use this DIY Lemonade Body Scrub recipe for a awesome body
softening scrub for self tanning and just plain soft skin.

Make Last Minute Hair Masks from Pantry Items On-hand
Use these Affordable hair mask from the kitchen recipes to create
last minute hair masks when you can’t afford or get to the store bought brands.

Kitchen Inspired Affordable Facial Masks Great in a Pinch
Use these low-cost facial mask recipes to create facial masks
when you can’t afford or get to the store.

Eyeshadow as Eyeliner
Eyeshadow as eyeliner is a great alternative
and it makes your liner look softer.

Tinted Lip Gloss in Minutes
Run out of your tinted lip gloss and need some quick and really cheap?
Mix some coconut oil alone or with a bit other flavor and mix in some
softened lipstick shavings. Put it in a small jar with lid or a recycled lip gloss container.
Keeps your lips soft, tastes good with a nice bit of color.


What do you use in a pinch?

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