14 diy beauty tips
exfoliator from coffee grinds?
illustrations by malin bergstrom
Sure, getting the look of your favorite celebs is always something worth trying. But sometimes getting the look takes more out of your wallet than you can afford. It's fine if beauty is pain, but not being able to pay your rent definitely isn't cute. That's why we've searched high and low for the best beauty treatments made from stuff you probably already have in your apartment. See the entire list of our favorites from around the web below, then try some out for yourself and share what worked and what didn't in the comments!
Make This: Homemade Face Mask
Ingredients: Honey, Water, Asprin
NYLON Says: Usually this trifecta is used to cure a sore throat, but we're down for anything that can calm and reduce our puffy eyes.
Make This: Blackhead Remover
Ingredients: School Glue
NYLON Says: Wait a week after local schools start and this stuff will be half the price.
Make This: Better Shampoo
Ingredients: Baking Soda
NYLON Says: After you're done making yourself an entire batch of cookies, try sprinkling some baking soda in your shampoo as a build-up preventer. But, always, cookies first.
Make This: Mani Design Templates
Ingredients: A Band-Aid
NYLON Says: Walk the line by angling Band-Aids any way you want.
Make This: Exfoliator Au Lait
Ingredients: Coffee Grinds, Body Scrub
NYLON Says: Add some vanilla extract and this combo might be the best way ever to start your day.
Make This: Lash Plumper
Ingredients: Baby Powder
NYLON Says: Among its many uses, baby powder can also hook you up with the lashes you weren't born with.
Make This: Puffy Eye Reducer
Ingredients: Tea bags, Cucumbers
NYLON Says: The oldest trick in the book that really does work. Can't leave out the classics!
Make This: All-Natural Toner
Ingredients: Apple Cider Vinegar
NYLON Says: When it comes to chips and salad dressing, some people hate vinegar and some people love it. Trust us when we say you'll fall hard when you realize how well it clears your skin.
Make This: Tooth Whitener
Ingredients: Strawberries, Baking Soda
NYLON Says: I swear, this isn't the start of an epic strawberry shortcake...unless you want it to be...
Make This: Makeup Remover
Ingredients: Oilve Oil
NYLON Says: Best used when you're in a pinch because most of the time, makeup remover is cheaper than this delish pasta staple.
Make This: Scar Lightener
Ingredients: Nutmeg, Honey
NYLON Says: Not only will this concoction help to lighten your scars, but it will also leave your skin smelling amazing.
Make This: Flyaway Tamer
Ingredients: Static Guard
NYLON Says: Basically, bringing Static Guard with you wherever you go will keep everything that's supposed to be down, well, down.
Make This: Hair Lightener
Ingredients: Lemons, Water, Sunlight
NYLON Says: Do this before it's too cold and dark out!
Make This: Beach Spray
Ingredients: Sea Salt, Seltzer Water
NYLON Says: This is how you re-create an ocean swim without an actual ocean.