Budget Beauty – The At-Home Spa Day

During these stressful economic times we all deserve a little pampering but can we really justify spending what little disposable income we have on spa treatments?  Wouldn’t you rather save it for fun summer getaways or a night out with the girls?  We certainly would!  Instead of sacrificing our beauty rituals, we choose to treat ourselves with a few simple products that bring the spa experience home.

qtica-smart-spa-lemon-dream-home-spa-1.jpgQtica Smart Spa Lemon Dream Home Spa
A full body exfoliation is an indulgence but a few minutes in the shower with a pair of exfoliating gloves, body wash and a sugar scrub gets the job done at a fraction of the price.

If you’re like us and hate oily scrubs that leave you a “slippin and a slidin” in the tub you’ll love Qtica’s scrub.  A gel based sugar scrub, it not only smells divine, it thoroughly exfoliates your skin and rinses clean with no filmy residue.
$18, qtica.com

revlon-pedi-expert.jpgRevlon Pedi-Expert Pedicure Kit
You could drop by your local salon for a pedicure and shell out $40+ or you could tackle your tootsies at home.  This kit includes everything you need to get your feet sandal ready including the latest entry in the microplane market, the Pedi-Expert. 

It has a comfortable curved grip, an everlasting finishing file and a lifetime guarantee on its blades.  With 190 micro-files to attack even the worst calluses and a catch-all compartment to avoid any mess, this kicks the much hyped PedEgg’s butt!
$9.99, drugstore.com

homedics-paraffin-bath-1.jpgHoMedics ParaSpa Pro Paraffin Bath
Taking a dip in a paraffin bath always makes our “spa” mani/pedis extra luxurious.  Slather on a rich hand/foot cream and take a few quick dips in the warm moisturizing wax.  Once cool, peel to reveal instantly smoother, more moisturized skin.  Believe us, it’s worth the investment.  Bonus – you can also dip elbows and knees.
$39.99, target.com

yes-to-cucumbers-mask.jpgYes To Cucumbers Calm Care Soothing Facial Mask
If you practice good skin care on a daily basis, a weekly at home mask can carry you quite a while between facials.  Detoxify and relax while your skin drinks in the moisture from the certified organic cucumbers, aloe vera, chamomile and Dead Sea minerals in this rich, emollient mask.
$14.99, drugstore.com

eyeslices.jpgEye Slices
Cucumber slices are known for their ability to depuff eyes and reduce redness but you no longer need to resort to wearing produce thanks to Eye Slices.

These ingenious little gel filled pouches reduce swelling and dark circles with a refreshing cool feel.  Wear them during your mask time for a truly invigorating treat.  Eye Slices can be reused up to ten times and refills are only $15.
$20, eyeslicesusa.com

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