Here is another installment of Beauty on a Budget Splurge or Save. I introduced to you to the amazing Catherine Sutton a few days ago. She has told you how she has saved on skincare and haircare. Today continue on the beauty on a budget journey with her tips on nails.
I believe your hands say a lot about you. When your nails are neat and well maintained it makes you look more polished and professional.
I used to get my nails done every other week… very expensive! I loved the acrylic nails, and the fact that I didn’t have to do them myself, but obviously that was one of the first beauty budget items that had to go.
I had every excuse in the world why I couldn’t grow my own nails. I bite them. They are too weak and they peel. Finally I bought a product at Wal-Mart called “Nail-Aid 3 Minute Miracle” and it has really made a difference. You brush it on just like clear polish and it’s like a gel coating that keeps your nails strong. I also have found that if I keep my nails polished, I won’t bite them.
Nail Polish: Splurge (with coupons)!
I believe the expensive brands are better only because they last longer. When I use the cheap polishes, in a few days they are already chipping and wearing off. Since I don’t have a lot of time to do my nails, I want my polish to last at least a week or more. I just scored a major deal at Walgreens on Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy polish. Combining coupons and a sale, I got two bottles for $1.50 each (regularly $7.99 each)!
I also buy a huge bottle of “Rush” from Sally’s to help my nails dry faster so I don’t mess up all that hard work. A bottle is about $5 and it lasts for months.
Side note: Eating healthy and drinking water is very important for your skin, hair and nails. I can tell a major difference when I am not getting my 60 oz per day!
Thanks for reading! And thanks again to Melissa for allowing me to write a guest post!
Check back tomorrow for the all important Makeup on a Budget.
Catherine Sutton is a middle school math teacher, mother to 3 year old Johnathan, and church member at Rosewood First Baptist. She is a beginning “couponer” and is always looking for more affordable hair/beauty products and strategies. You can follow her on Twitter @ladycat711