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Recycling can get you free M.A.C.

January 19, 2010 Leave a comment

M.A.C. Cosmetics

Hey ladies, you know how expensive MAC cosmetics can be, but you just can’t help but to buy it anyways.  And are there ever sales at MAC? Not that I have ever known of.  So how can you possibly save money at MAC?  Well start saving up those MAC containers! Your empty compacts, eyeshadows, lip gloss tubes, all of it.  When you turn in six of them, you get a free eyeshadow, lip gloss, or lipstick.  And when some of those eyeshadows can cost almost $20, that’s a deal.  And, if you’re addicted to MAC like a lot of females get, you’ll find, affordable or not, that you slowly start to collect many, and it can add up.

You’re contributing to the environment by recycling, contributing to your wallet by saving money (even though it’s probably a ploy of an incentive to get you to buy more MAC), and contributing to your beauty by being able to keep using some of the best makeup out there.

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Quick Beauty Tips: Using Baby Products

January 7, 2010 4 comments

Baby Powder & Oil

1) Baby Powder:
Have no time to wash your hair ladies? Or your hair is feeling just a little bit oily or greasy?  Well you don’t need to leave the house looking completely wrecked.  Put some baby powder into your hair, especially all over your scalp.  You will find your hair won’t look so greasy.  And, styling your dirty hair will be easier.  Now, I’m not suggesting you do this instead of washing your hair all the time, but if you find you have nothing but a quick minute to get ready, then this could be a solution for you. 
>Another tip: If you have bangs, wash just your bangs real quick under the sink, and apply the baby powder to the rest of your scalp.  Bangs frame your face, and if they’re not looking right, you feel totally thrown off with your look.  It’s still quicker than having to wash your whole head of hair, while looking decent. 

2) Baby Oil:
Having trouble getting rid of those racoon eyes?  Too much makeup under your eyes, or that eyeliner just won’t come off unless you try scrubbing it off with a towel?  Sometimes there are just those places you can’t quite get to unless you want soap in your eyes. Save yourself from making your eyes go from black to red; grab a Q-tip or a tissue, dip it in baby oil, and just swipe the makeup away.  I don’t advise using the baby oil on your upper eyelid however unless you have time to wash your eyes off afterwards.  Sometimes after using the baby oil on your eyelids, the oil can cause your reapplication of makeup to not stick.  

3) Baby wipes:
Don’t have time to wash your face, or your in a situation where you don’t have face wash with you?  If there is baby wipes around, take one, and wipe off your makeup.  Rinse your face with water afterwards if you can so that your skin doesn’t dry or get irritated though.  If you need to put moisturizer or lotion on afterwards, do so, then you’re ready to apply your makeup again.
>Quick tip:  Actual face wipes, which you can find in the face wash aisle, come quite in handy.  If you find yourself always out and sleeping over other places, or travelling a lot, face wipes are convenient.  They are also convenient if you do not have much time to get ready, and while you can still salvage the eye-makeup you have on, you don’t want to apply face makeup over last night’s.  You want a clean, oil-free face.  Otherwise you are clogging up those pores, and while you are getting the job done for the moment, you are going to break out and have a problem later. 
– Face wipes usually come in a handy little box, but get the refill packages as well, and keep one in your car or over-night bag.  The refill packages are usually resealable. 

>>These baby products won’t set you back money wise either.  Go to the travel size section, and you can get each for around a buck.  Great if you’re on a Cheap Budget. Plus, then you will be able to fit them in your purse, so you will conveniently have them when you need them. 

>>These are also great tips if you find yourself in one of those “Morning After” situations, and are trying to avoid “the walk of shame”.