I’m currently saving up for another make-up course, you might be saving up to buy a car! Or to move out! Or even to get a new hair dryer.
Us humans have so much we could or should be saving up for.
It’ll be fine piggy. In fact, cutting back is nowhere near an excuse to let yourself go!
Figured i’d share some personal fun budget tips – every penny helps!
Your toothbrush will work just fine, or some sugar for that matter. Or like Lisa Eldridge does it: get a cotton bud with some lip balm on it and rub rub rub away!
Help your area AND your wallet by buying directly from the farmer. Not sure if this happens everywhere but in Holland you can even pick “leftover” potatoes and such up from the field for free after the farmer has harvested them.
Saves him the work of having to clean up after his machines, and gives you free goods! ;)
Razors can be expensive, but waxing works a million times better anywho!
Mix a cup of sugar with 4 tbsp of water and an equal amount of lemon, place it on the stove, let it bubble up, give it about 10 minutes (give or take) and your wax is ready!
Apply to the area you’d like to get bald, apply a paper sheet on top and ZZJOOF!
Add them to polish, apply them all over the lid, as liner, on your lips, cheeks, pigments are so versatile!!
Fruit make up
You know.. that cherry right there.. would be a beautiful blush.
I can’t tell you how making a grocery list and sticking to it has helped me not overspend at the store!
Oh how I love pancakes. They’re inexpensive to make too. Of course this is not a must.. but aren’t pancakes SO good?
I get mine in a big container, store it in the fridge and use it as a toner! Ahhhh so fresh… and it smells YUMMY!
Still need to remind myself it’s not drinkable.
Fix that hair
Not even your hair needs to suffer, if you have honey in the house try putting that on your ends and rinsing it with warm water after.
When it comes to food… well I LOVE my food! And I won’t settle for ingredients that taste half as good. But I do stretch those ingredients!
Such as… making chili with great fresh vegetables, but go for 10 batches at once and storing them in the freezer!
It’s been amazing weather over here which has made the fruit a bunch cheaper!! Great moment to freeze them – perfect for smoothies later, YUM!
Waterproof make up remover
No need to go out to the drugstore when you’re in a pinch, a natural oil like olive oil works just fine too. Or even a baby oil.
Really any chance to avoid buying make-up helps.
Don’t forget to treat yourself
Staring yourself blind on every cent doesn’t help your mental health either, all that saving pays off and you can take a bit of interest from it every now and again!
I feel like with all that hard work you put into saving, doing something for yourself feels better than ever!
Courage to the weekend workers like me! Join me for a zombie-walk?
Pro budget tips? I’d love to read them in the comments below! :)
Posted on August 16, 2013, in Box o' thought, Random twirlings and tagged budget tips, free vegetables, fruit blush, fruit makeup, seasonal groceries, weekend work. Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.