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7 Cheap Beauty Products to Buy when You're Broke but Want to Look Great Fast ...

By Heather

I won't beat around the bush ladies - I've never been made of money so I've always been on the hunt for cheap beauty products that keep me looking great. Everyday drug store products are your best friends for looking great on a budget and some items there might surprise you at how awesome they can be for your beauty routine. Pick up some of these cheap beauty products next time you're shopping and experience looking fabulous while keeping your wallet happy too!

1 Cocoa Butter

Cocoa ButterCocoa butter is one of my go-to cheap beauty products I know will perform several important functions in my daily routine without costing much at all. Buy cocoa butter, which is usually found on the ethnic aisle or with the lotions. I use this for body lotion, hair conditioner, and as a natural shaving cream. It's a bit cheaper than coconut oil, which is the next best option.

2 Petroleum-Free Jelly

Petroleum-Free JellyVaseline is a well-known beauty aid and it does working amazingly well for a variety of functions, however, since it's based on petroleum, I try to avoid it. I like petroleum-free- jelly or lotion, which you can usually buy in a tube at dollar stores, online, and drug stores nationwide. It works well to take off make-up, serves as a hand moisturizer, and can even be used as lip balm in a pinch.

3 Glue-on Nails

Glue-on NailsI know, I know - this sounds horrendous to a girl who's used to getting her nails professionally done, but let me give you a top secret tip: no one will ever know the difference! I've wore glue-on nails in beauty pageants and at modeling jobs my whole life and always got complimented on how great they looked. You can buy an entire pack for just $5-$6. The Kiss brand works the best!

4 Coffee Grounds

Coffee GroundsUse coffee grounds as an all natural body scrub and facial exfolliant. It has been said to reduce the appearance of cellulite, but I just use it because it works to keep my skin smooth and flake-free. It also wakes you up in the morning when it's hard to roll out of bed!

5 Add Some Cocoa to Your Coffee

Add Some Cocoa to Your CoffeeOutside of the bathroom, I've got a great tip for you if you're on a budget and want bright skin. It's as easy as stirring a tablespoon of cocoa powder (Hershey's brand plain cocoa works) to your morning coffee right after you brew it. Cocoa actually contains more antioxidants than most fruits and vegetables. I've found since using it my skin is brighter, more youthful, my mood is brighter, and my coffee time is incredibly delicious! Homemade mochas, anyone?

6 Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider VinegarApple cider vinegar works as a great toner and since you can use it in the kitchen, it's a great multi-purpose purchase. It helps remove impurities and detox the skin. Use it after you remove your makeup and rinse well to reduce the odor.

7 Black Soap

Black SoapI use black soap (Nubian Heritage brand is great) instead of regular body soap. It's cheap, lasts a long time, and contains no harsh ingredients that dry out your skin. It also detoxes the skin and reduces acne. You can find it on the ethnic aisle or wherever other soaps are located.

By stocking up on these ingredients, I think you'll find that your beauty product bill won't only go down but you'll realize that it's much easier to look great with cheap beauty products than you would think. Do you have a favorite cheap beauty product that keeps you looking great?

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