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1. switching to Salon quality shampoo
I splurged and bought “salon quality” shampoo and conditioner. I always thought it was a gimmick; why pay 30 dollars when I can get the same stuff for 99 cents? 30 dollar bottles of shampoo or conditioner last me a whole year and my hair is so healthy and pretty now!
2. microfiber cleansing cloths
I stopped using face wash in July. I started using microfiber cleansing cloths. GAME CHANGER. I rarely have to even use eye makeup remover because the cloths remove every speck of dirt, foundation, oil and mascara. Amazing. I buy Erase Your Face from Bed Bath and Beyond. My skin has never looked better. It’s acne prone even after 2 rounds of Accutane.
3. men’s razors
Not sure if this counts, but use men’s razors to shave your legs instead of the ones for women. Better shave, quality, and cheaper price.
4. Putting mousse in your hair overnight
Mousse the roots of my hair and put it up in a clippy overnight. Instant volume.
5. lipstick (even without other makeup)
Lipstick, it gives the illusion of dressing up without all the effort.
6. Switching primers
I started using the smashbox pore-blurring primer and it has made my foundation look so much smoother and last a lot longer!
7. Dying your eyebrows
Dying my eyebrows. I have blonde eyebrows and have been coloring them with brow mascara for years. Bought a box of Just For Men moustache and beard dye. They look great. I can go bare-faced without looking like an alien.
8. cutting down on wearing makeup
Not wearing makeup everyday. I used to be pretty self conscious and hid behind makeup. The irony is that my skin looks better and healthier today than it did ten years ago.
9. Sticking to the same skin care products
Legitimately having a regular face washing routine and sticking with a single brand of skin care products for a while. I used to be too lazy to wash my face as regularly as I should have, and would get impatient with skin care products for not working fast enough, and switched them before they even had the chance to work.
I finally got sick and tired of being self-conscious of my face, and decided to get serious about everything. It took a while, but my skin now stays relatively clear. It’s super nice.
10. primer and setting spray
Primer and setting spray. I used to always get super cakey makeup that would slide around my face, but then I started using both (I used to hate primers because the first one I ever tried was a completely garbage product), it’s just helped me a lot. The makeup stays put longer and looks so much better, plus I don’t need to worry about looking shiny or greasy like I used to, even though I don’t have oily skin. I use the Benefit’s Porefessional primer and Urban Decay’s de-slick setting spray in case anyone’s interested! The primer is definitely pretty up there in price, but it’s totally worth it imo.
11. eyelash extensions
Eyelash extensions: they sound high maintenance, but mine are the shortest length (like 10-11mm) and look very natural. I barely wear makeup now and feel way more pulled together. So worth it.
12. Dry shampoo and exfoliators
Dry shampoo and exfoliating my lips! My showers are shorter and my lips are less crusty during those sweet midwestern winters
13. Using coconut oil instead of shaving cream
Coconut oil to shave 🙌🏻 it moisturizes too so win win
14. Drinking more water
It sounds overly simple, but drinking more water. I never used to pay attention to my daily water intake, but once I made it a point to drink more water I noticed how effectively it revived my skin. Especially my face. I don’t ever feel like my skin is dull or tired anymore. It’s true that they say that keeping hydrated maintains that natural suppleness and glow for your skin.
15. Adding BB Cream to your routine
BB cream with SPF. Moisturizer, primer, SPF, foundation all in one without the feeling of wearing makeup.