Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Budget Beauty

Our Budget Beauty posts to date have come in the form of recipes and freshly made pamper treatments, but this week we're all about the D.I.Y way to display our beloved beauty products. We've collected a few jars and containers that were destined for the recycle bin to house the beauty bits we reach for the most.  

D.I.Y #1 - The Coffee Jar  
This coffee jar is a perfect size to store those every day beauty pads we use for our skincare routine or for a spring mani-pedi! We find this storage much easier than digging your way to the bottom of a make up pad bag, and it looks clean and neat sitting on your beauty desk. Make sure you wash the jar thoroughly - that strong coffee smell likes to stick around!  

D.I.Y #2 - The Candle  
Burning yummy candles throughout the winter evenings has left us with far too many burnt down to the wick. This holder used to smell of cherry blossom and the pattern on the outside made it too beautiful to throw away.  Scoop out the remainder of the candle wax from the jar. Fill with warm water, washing up liquid, and let it stand. This step just melts away any candle wax that couldn't be scooped out and allows it to wash clean. then rinse and dry. Stand on your dressing table, next to your first DIY and pop in your daily make up brushes.  Having our favourite make up brushes on hand makes the make up in the morning run a whole lot smoother!  

D.I.Y #3 - The Mini Candle  
We told you we had lot's of empty candles, right? This was a mini that we quickly burnt through and now holds our lip products. You could pop anything in here really - bobby pins, hair bands, manicure utensils - but we like to display our newest lip loves. Just follow the same steps for D.I.Y#2. You could even add a little ribbon bow around the top of the jar - easy peasy! . 

We'd love to your own creations so please share them with us over on Twitter or Instagram... don't forget to tag us in your pics and use the #BudgetBeauty hashtag!

Words and photography  Emily Smith

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