Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Time-out with Shopper-Mama: Beauty alternatives - Part 2

Hellooo again you beautiful vogue-uers!

In continuation to my previous entry here, as promised, here are some more cheap Beauty alternative tips for you to try and this time, its for our body!


Everyone hates Body odour! So just in case you have run out of deodorant at home, dont despair.

Run to the kitchen & pray that yr mother has kept stock of this...

Baking soda bicarbonate (price ranges at most supermarkets)

What: Besides cooking and cleaning, baking soda can also be used as a natural form of deodorant - a cheap and effective fix for when you have run out of your regular supply.

How: Baking soda is an alkaline that helps absorb sweat. 

Start by putting an eighth of a teaspoon of baking soda in your palm, then add a quarter teaspoon of water.

Mix them well and apply directly to your underarms. Note that sodium bicarbonate can cause skin sensitivity so test a small amount to your skin first.

Shopper-mama said: Well, considering that I dont bake at all, its time I check into the supermarket & grab a bottle of the Baking Soda. 

Brown sugar (price differs - at most supermarkets)

Extra virgin olive oil (price differs - at most supermarkets)

What: These are ingredients commonly found in kitchens. However, when mixed together, they can be a gentle yet effective body scrub that is especially good for dry skin.

How: The small brown sugar granules make a good base for the scrub and are not too rough on the skin.

Olive oil and, in particular, extra virgin olive oil, is soothing, moisturizing and contains antioxidants to combat the effects of ageing.

To make the scrub, mix one cup of brown sugar with half a cup of extra virgin olive oil and apply in the shower.

You can use a buffer to apply the scrub, then rinse with water.

Shopper-mama said: Hmmm, since I am not into pampering my body, should I just give it a try???


Ok that's it for today! 

Hope these DIY tips are useful for some of you and most importantly, helps to ease yr wallet!

All pics credit to images.

These tips are from Urban, The Straits Times.


Kit Pryde said...

kak, i love love LOVE these kind of posts.

more please!!!

and i am SO going to try the vinegar rinse and the vaseline makeup remover.

Mak Pah Vogue said...

uuuuhhhh Ann, my sis will love this beauty tips. she's been using so many things on me as her model for her spa treatment.

Thks dear for the tips...

PearL said...

i now definitely know what to do with the Baking Soda....this is a good tip Mama!!! many thanks for sharing!


rasp said...

baking soda, brown sugar & olive oil...dah masuk list groceries dah hehehehe thx for the tips!