Saturday, February 13, 2010

Fabbo Friday (oops) and Fab and Thrifty Beauty Products

Okay it's not Friday but I am sure I'm excused a tardy post, and in some countries it is Friday. Not being a believer in chronological time, I will excuse myself for being so late with this entry.
I love prestige beauty cosmetics and skincare but even more than luxury brands, I love hearing about thrifty beauty buys that work. Here are four of my favourites.
1/Lavender oil - I don't care what the Cosmetic Cop says, I believe in aromatherapy oils for beauty care. I love many oils which I blend myself in skincare but the great mother oil lavender is one of my favourites. Not only is it wonderful for skin compressing but it's so versatile and can be used for first aid and a host of other things in the house. All that for less than twenty dollars! I blend oils with a variety of carriers to make my own skin care as a change from commercial brands. Essential oils are like friends to me that I couldn't be without.
2/ Rosehip Oil - a wonderful carrier or brilliant to use just on its own. This is so good for the skin, like a huge vitamin pill. A great price and a great product.
3/Pure Virgin Coconut Oil. - If it's good enough for Elle Macpherson to use for weight loss it's good enough for me. I drink a tablespoon of this in water before meals to speed up the metabolism. But wait! There's more. Coconut oil can also be used for the hair and skin and body. You can add essential oils to it and you will feel like eating yourself by the time you finish.
4/ Sleep. It's free and the best beauty aid there is. Okay, I lie. This is one beauty aid that feels like a luxury to me as I never get it. But I'm aiming to start getting more sleep this year.
Enjoy your weekend. Thanks for popping in. What are your thrifty beauty aids? I'd love to hear them! xx


  1. I love olive oil. I eat some everyday. Plus, it's great when applied externally to the skin and hair.

  2. From my humble experience, sleep is the only one real beauty aid. As for oils I prefer almond oil, especially in hair shampoos.

  3. I love lavender oil too- and may you get plenty of sleep- I know you have a lot going on! xo

  4. Darling, wishing you a love filled Valentine’s Day, full of laughter, good food and great company.

    Love & Hugs

  5. oh thanks for your tips - i never knew that about coconut oil! i like wheatgerm oil to use instead of an eye cream and for pimples. it's meant to be able to heal scar tissue. i like rosewater as a toner, which some chemists will make up for you cheaper than the packaged brands. and i use apple cider vinegar as a rinse for my hair. with so much thriftiness, it makes the purchase of an occasional prestige product seem more managable! and i'm with you on sleep - still waiting to get more.

  6. Lavender happens to be my all time favourite remedy for everything! I have it m=in my bag at all times.

  7. There is a shop in hawthorn (i guess it's still there) and they sell the base product for shampoo, conditioner, body lotion etc that you add your own oils basically all the expensive brands are the same underneath!!
    i used to ask older ladies with beautiful skin what they used and every one without fail said 'oil of ulan' that's what i use...oil of olay...the pink one. costs about $15 for a tub that lasts ages. i do sometimes use rosehip oil, too.
    and just pears soap to cleanse. sometimes australis facial wipes if they're on special!!!

  8. I've been hearing a lot about the wonders of coconut oil - especially for hair...want to try it out at some point. How did you learn to mix your own oils? It is interesting as I went for a shamanic healing massage yesterday with an aromatherapist and she gave me some oils to try - quite a new experience for me! Might have to do a little write up! xxx

  9. Josephine- Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog re: baby... I am so thrilled! I have always admired your relationship with your daughter and am so excited that I'm going to have one of my own! Thanks for the support and best of luck with the wedding planning xx

  10. great tips, I have never tried them in these ways, I love Lavender oil with a few drops in my Bath. Hugs, Catherine x


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