Who has the money to go to high dollar salons anymore? I know I don’t, but I had been feeling a little run down. As a mom, we always tend to take care of ourselves last. If it’s between getting our hair cut or paying the bills, guess which one loses.
Just because you are trying to live frugally doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous! Tired of looking like a half-crazed mom, even if I may BE one, I decided to give it a whirl with a few at home treatments.
I will tell you first off, I am NOT the best when it comes to makeup and beauty type products. My routines are all simple and easy. I can’t spend hours upon hours doing my hair and makeup each day. Who has the time for that right? Bottom line this makeover took less than 45 minutes, and made a big difference on how I felt and how I looked! (Looked pretty awesome at the end if I do say so myself)
THREE EASY STEPS TO LOOKING FABULOUS
All I used for this mini-makeover was some eye brow wax strips, hair bleach, and hair color. After it was all said and done, it only cost me $20! Plus, I have product left to keep my eye brows and that nasty upper lip hair in check!
If you promise not to run screaming from the blog, I will share my before photo. ( This photo is so bad, maybe I should get a job at the Department of Motor Vehicles)
TACKLING WILD EYEBROWS CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE
Now that you have seen the beginning, let’s move onto the end. First up, those pesky eyebrows. I have really fine eyebrows, but TONS of stray hairs. It was time to tell those rascals who was boss.
I bought some generic pre-made wax strips. All you have to do is warm them up by rubbing them between your hands. I highly recommend cutting them to fit the shape you are waxing. Even the small strip was too long for the area I was doing. Cutting them helped me make sure I didn’t wax the WHOLE eye brow off! Look at all those crazy hairs!
FRESH NEW COLOR, MAKES A BRAND NEW WOMAN
After tackling the eyebrows, it was time to do the hair. I had my husband help me do this because I didn’t want to miss any spots. I used L’Oreal Cream Hair Color. It’s really easy to apply, and it had amazing coverage. As you can see, my hair was a really dark brown before I started. At the end, it was a beautiful auburn color. While that set, I took care of the pesky upper lip hairs (I will spare you the picture of that!) Then I sat for 25 minutes to let the hair do it’s magic! After rinsing and drying the makeover was complete! Here’s the finished look
Ready to try it yourself? What things are you going to do to give yourself a mini makeover? Any tips to share? Trust me I could always use the help!