DIY makeup and Beauty Products For Less

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Did you just run out of your favourite face cream or use the last bit of nail polish? I guess it’s time to stock up and hit the store. The only dreadful part is knowing you’ll probably walk out after spending a fortune on a few items. The most expensive items always seem to be makeup and beauty products, some items can cost so much! There is no reason you should have to spend that much for face cream or something as simple as mascara or lip stick. It can be so fun buying new makeup and trying a new routine, but not if it will cost you a fortune and break your bank. With this in mind the next three ideas are DIY makeup and beauty products that you can make with simple everyday items or even things you already have lying around.

Remember, you can also stop in at one of our many Dollarwise locations for affordable beauty products that won’t cost you. Also, make sure to check out our Pinterest page for other DIY ideas, dollar store hacks, beach day essentials and so much more!

Shampoo & Conditioner

If you wash your hair everyday or every second day, you can run out of shampoo and conditioner in a flash. Both these items can add up if you are having to buy new products once or twice a month. These next steps will show you have to make your very own homemade shampoo and conditioner that only consist of three ingredients each!

- Mix Together
- ½ Cup Coconut Milk
- 1/3 Cup Castile Soap1
- 0-20 Drops Essential Oil

Mix Together
- 3 tbl Coconut Oil
- 1 tbl Olive Oil
- 8 Drops Essential Oil

Makeup Remover

It is so important to take off your makeup every night before bed. Here is a great recipe for a makeup remover that will work even on the trickiest makeup, including waterproof mascara! 

- ½ Cup Coconut Oil
- 1 Tbl Vitamin E Oil
- 5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil 

- Melt coconut oil in the microwave for 40 seconds.
- Measure and mix in you vitamin E oil
- Drop in the lavender essential oil
- Place in the fridge for 30 minutes so it hardens

Everytime you use your makeup remover, put a little bit on the end of a wash cloth and gently rub onto your face.

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Cream Blush

Here is a great three ingredient recipe for pink and bronzy blush! It is made with all natural ingredients and will leave your skin looking sun kissed and rosey without the added chemicals and product.

Bronzy Blush

You Will Need
- 1 Tsp Rose Mica Powder
- 1 Tsp Cacao Powder
- 2 ¼ Tsp Shea Butter 

- Mix together all ingredients in a bowl and mix with a fork
- Combine until the mixture is well mixed
- Transfer to an airtight container

Pink Blush

You Will Need
- 2 tsp rose mica powder
- 1 tsp kaolin clay
- 1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp shea butter

- Mix together all ingredients in a bowl and mix with a fork
- Combine until the mixture is well mixed
- Transfer to an airtight container

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Find these great ideas and so much more pinned on our Pinterest page!

The Best Prices At Dollarwise

No matter what you need for beauty items, you can find it for cheaper than anywhere else by shopping at Dollarwise. For the lowest prices on everything for house and home in Barbados, be sure to visit the location nearest you.