Now more than ever we need a little pampering after being cooped up for so long. Learn how to pamper yourself at home and take the money you save on DIY beauty and start an emergency fund.
1. Get a Pedicure
During sandal season I indulge in pedicures to keep my little piggy’s pretty. To save money and still feel pampered I’ll check Groupon for deals in my area then treat myself to a real store-bought pedicure. Every 2 weeks afterward I go in for a simple polish change and maintain my feet at home using an Amope Pedi Perfect. My polish of choice is the breathable nail polish by INGLOT.
It’s fairly easy to find a pedicure for $20-$30 and a polish change is generally under $10. The cost to keep my toes in tip-top shape is under $100 for the summer.
I love my at home foot mask by Patchology
2. Indulge in a Massage
3. Treat yourself to a Facial
Again check Groupon, it really is the go-to for the frugal kittens pampering needs. I prefer facials that really give me a good bang for my buck, maybe a glycolic peel or microdermabrasion to peel away the dull upper layers of my skin. Again this is something I only do a couple of times a year, usually in the Fall and Winter months. I maintain my complexion at home using a simple salicylic acid cleanser and the Le Miuex sonic exfoliator.
4. Give yourself an at-home manicure
I rarely have this done professionally because it’s so much easier to do at home compared to a pedicure. You don’t need much: a nail file, base coat, top coat, polish, cuticle remover, nail oil to keep your cuticles nice and supple, and an orange stick.
5. Spend a Beauty day at home
- Kick everyone out of the house
- Take a nice hot bath
- Make yourself a cup of tea
- Apply face mask
- Watch romantic comedy
- Flip through fashion magazines
- Give yourself a manicure
Number 5 is my all-time favorite way to spend a quiet Sunday!