The Beauty Budgetnista

“Everything has beauty,but not everyone sees it” by Confucius

We all love to look good, it gives us an extra added boost of confidence.and it makes you radiate from the inside out. It may seem vain, but we are a visual society and image is paramount.Advertisements are geared towards appealing to our vanity as well.”You too can look better, younger,thinner, more vivacous, more curvacous……all you have to do is BUY our product(which promises with a worry free, money back guarantee, that you will be pleased).Beauty seemingly has a price and the cost can become rather expensive.

Beauty is a $160 billion global industry,including make-up, skincare , and haircare products.(which also includes fragrances,cosmetic surgery, and diet pills).Americans overall spend more on beauty than we do on education.Yes, re-read the last sentence, it is not a typo.

Many of these costly beauty products, after their celebrity endorsements and pretty packaging fair just as well as some natural, and practical household items we have right at home, and for a fraction of the cost.Not only are these items normally readily available, they have multiple uses so you will get more bang for your buck.You can thank me later ,lol,and please feel free to share your own product and uses also.Sharing is caring.

My Top 10 List of “Beauty in my Household” Products

1. Sea Salt – A cooking spice  /  A facial exfoliate

2. Mayonaise- A popular condiment /Conditoner for hair ,softens                                                                                cuticles before a manicure

3. Baking Soda – Household freshener/Additive to shampoo to volumize                                                                     hair.

4.Peroxide- Topical first aid/Facial toner to treat acne

5. Apple Cidar Vinegar- A cooking ingredient/ Foot soak

6.Eggs-Staple for recipes and breakfast/Removes facial hair,tightens                                                           and shrinks large pores(use as a mask)

7.Lemon-Flavorful citrus in recipes/Removes blackheads,and                                                                              lightens old scars.(use as a scrub)

8.Coffee-Common beverage /Reduces the appearance of                                                                                       cellulite,hand deodorizer .(use as a scrub)

9.Milk-Common beverage/Wrinkle reducer help to boost collagen                                                                 (use as a toner)

10.Honey-Natural sweetener/Skin moisturizer

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“Owning It”

“Everyday do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow” by Doug Firebaugh

When i speak of  “owning  it” I mean it  literally,for you  to claim what is rightfully yours and take full  ownership and responsibility for it.

If someone calls you strange or weird, don’t get offended by it, embrace and own your individuality that makes you stand out in the crowd,  and remembered among a vast sea of people.

If your religion that you believe in is “too much” for some people, still own your faith, don’t deny it,and continue on professing what was put in your heart to share with others or sustain you spiritually. Many people have found their spiritual calling this way.

If you don’t have that perfect figure(according to the trending standards ), still own your beauty,all your lovely imperfections and rock it with confidence like you are a model on that runway.You should always be your biggest fan.

If you have hurt someone (on a mental or physical level), do not let pride get in the way , own the fact that your words and actions could have been hurtful and if so apologize(and not out of necessity but out of sincerity)

If you have a debt that needs to be repayed, own that financial obligation as well.If you borrowed it or spent it , it is your duty to pay it back on the terms specified.Financial accountability will help aid in budgeting.

If you are dreading that extra birthday candle on the cake this year, own that too, and embrace the fact that you have been fortunate and blessed to see another year, growing older comes with getting wiser and it is a privilege that some have been denied.

If a new opportunity for personal growth or advancement is presented to you, own it and claim it , there was a reason is was revealed to you,do not let it pass you by because the chance may not come again.Seize the chance to learn something new.

Owning the material things in life is what we work for, but it’s the intangible things we can own in life that should mean so much more.