- Did you know that hair conditioner can be used to shave your legs? To keep legs silky soft, apply about a quarter sized dollop of conditioner to each leg, then shave as you normally would. This is especially helpful in the winter months in keeping your skin moisturized. For the past decade, my skin gets unbearably itchy in the winter, and this (along with constant moisturizing) helps keep it comfortable.
- Another hair conditioner tip--to save time, apply conditioner along with shampoo, working both products into the hair at the same time. It works just as well, and takes half as much time!
- Wanna smell yummy? Spritz yourself with vanilla or sugar cookie scented body spray. I wear Vanilla/ brownsugar spray and get lots of compliments. It is fresh and not overpowering like heavy perfumes. (I love Body Fantasies Vanilla!)
To save money on all kinds of things:
- Buy fruit and veggies in season. As much as I love strawberries (they are my favorite fruit), buying them now is an extravagance. (Saw them today at$5.99 a qt.) Wait a few more months, and they'll be 3 qts. for $5!! Apples and citrus fruits are good choices in January.
- Limit your convenience food purchases. They are a huge rip off. If you like single serving packages, buy a large bag and divide it up into zip-lock sandwich bags.
- Pay attention to the price per serving! When I buy a product, I always read the little label on the shelf that says how many cents per serving it is. Sometimes I'll see a box of cereal on sale for $2.50, and I'll grab it. After I check the cents per serving, I often return it to the shelf or exchange it for the store brand. If the box only holds 9 oz. of cereal, it could very well be much pricier than the store brand box that hold 15 oz. and is $3.00. (Sometimes the boxes look the same in dimension, but they don't hold she same amount of cereal.)
- When buying meat, ground turkey (the leanest possible) is a healthier choice than beef and tastes just as good in sloppy joes and spaghetti sauce. If purchasing beef, buy only ultra lean (90% lean or better). When frying as hamburgers, add a small amount of water and olive oil to the pan to help keep meat moist. These lean meats are more expensive, but this is one place a person shouldn't skimp.
- In buying clothing, don't be timid about walking into your neighborhood Goodwill. I have found some great buys in my local GW! I've found blue jeans, designer purses, casual suits, and kids' clothes at 'next to nothing' prices. My GW has half price weekend once a month, and I can make out like a bandit! A plus for moms is that in buying jeans at $1.99 a pair, if the kids grow out of them quickly, you didn't spend an arm and a leg!
And now, about those eyebrows!!!!
Here's what you'll need:
small scissor (cuticle work fine)
eyebrow pencil near the natural shade of your brows
Here's how to shape them:
This is where your eyebrow should begin. Take the pencil and draw a small dot at that point.
Ok, tweeze stray hairs that are outside the two outer dots. For areas within the dots, brush eyebrow upward again, and while holding it up with brush, trim any long hairs that stick out at the top with your scissors.
*I'm not big on using pencils to fill in brows. I use them, but I prefer to use eyeshadow or a eyebrow shadow. These items can be applied with a very stiff eyeliner brush. Follow the shape and arch of the brow, and using 'feathering' strokes, fill in the brow. It looks much nicer than 'drawing' in with a pencil.
VOILA! You have your 'PIN-UP' eyebrows now!!