5 fast beauty fixes under $6

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Grilling Gadgets That Are Less Than $25

Quick and fast beauty fixes (iStockphoto)

As a busy budget babe, I’m all for ways to save money and time without cutting back on any of my beauty habits. Over the years I’ve accumulated seasonal beauty tips for less, which means that I can fit them in on a Sunday afternoon or those few minutes between work and dinner.

Here are my favorite picks that are $6 and under AND five-minute tips for spring:

1. Feet: After a long dry winter shoved in close-toed shoes, boots and heels, before I go barefoot or wear flip-flops I always make a pilgrimage to Lush for Stepping Stone foot scrub ($4.50; lushusa.com). I love this stuff, and in a matter of minutes your feet will be smooth and dead-skin free.

2. Hair: Always in need for hydration, my go-to for salve for dry hair and split ends is Avon Advance. For only $3.99 (on sale from $8), this delicious serum will turn any amount of scruffy hair in to a head of smooth.

(See also: 10 great moisturizers for under $20)

3. Skin: Nothing says summer like the smell of coconut. Get the Coconut Lime Breeze lotion at Bath & Body and you’ll feel light and refreshed for the entire day ($5; bathandbodyworks.com).

4. Lips: Pucker up! Starting at $4.49 on Yahoo! Shopping, you can get Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer and be kissable every second of the day.

5. Nails: As important as it is to have your nails filed and polished, a good set never ignores the cuticle. Grab Badger Balm for $5.99 and all your worries will be pointed elsewhere.



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