So you’re in the shower and want to exfoliate… But don’t have any left! You left your smokey eye makeup on a little too long and can’t find your eye makeup remover… What do you do?

Well, if you’re like me and want to save money, you’ll make use of the many natural ingredients in your home! Many of the things you keep in your kitchen can double up as cheap alternatives to specific beauty products!

Below are 5 quick alternatives when your beauty stock has run out!

1. Eye Makeup Remover!

Olive Oil is great for removing makeup- especially eye makeup! The oil breaks down the cosmetics (yes! even waterproof mascara) with ease. Dip a cotton pad in some olive oil and gently place over your eye. Wipe gently to remove!

2. Baking Soda Exfoliation!

Not just for keeping the fridge clean, baking soda is gorgeous for exfoliation. It is not too harsh so as to scratch the skin. Use a teaspoon of baking soda with your facial cleanser. Rub gently into the skin and then rinse!

3. Peppermint Tea Spritz!

Does your skin start looking dull halfway through the day? Want to look more refreshed? How about a peppermint tea spritzer!

Cool some peppermint tea and put in a plastic spray bottle! Hold a couple inches away from your face and spray! Your skin will feel smooth, hydrated and toned in seconds!

I’ve also done this with camomile and green tea.

4. Sugar Soft Lips!

Your lips can become dry for a number of reasons. Give them a special makeover with an soft sugar scrub.

Add some sugar to Vaseline or lip balm. Use the mixture on your lips and rub gently. Leave on for a couple of minutes and then wipe away that dead, dry skin! You should be left with soft, kissable sugar lips!

You can also use a soft toothbrush as a buffer.

5. Very Tinted Moisturiser!

All out of your fav brand of tinted moisturiser? Want a natural and even look? Then mix a little of your foundation with your moisturiser. More of the latter than the foundation but enough so that the colour is consistent.

Smooth onto your skin with your hands- they will have warmed up the mixture. Use the Peppermint Tea Spritzer for a dewy finish or powder if you want matt! All in all you should have a light tinted coverage that will last until you take it off!

Hope you find the above useful. Try them yourself and let me know how you get on!

In fact, why not share some of your own ‘homemade’ tips!

The Beauty Holder xo

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