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14 diy beauty tips

exfoliator from coffee grinds?

by jackie yaeger / research by erin lukas

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!

NUMBER ONE 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.

NUMBER TWOMake This: Blackhead Remover

Ingredients: School Glue

NYLON Says: Wait a week after local schools start and this stuff will be half the price.

NUMBER THREEMake 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.

NUMBER FOURMake This: Mani Design Templates

Ingredients: A Band-Aid

NYLON Says: Walk the line by angling Band-Aids any way you want.

NUMBER FIVEMake 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.

NUMBER SIXMake 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.

NUMBER SEVENMake 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!

NUMBER EIGHTMake 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.

NUMBER NINEMake 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...

NUMBER TENMake 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.

NUMBER ELEVENMake 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.

NUMBER TWELVEMake 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.

NUMBER THIRTEENMake This: Hair Lightener

Ingredients: Lemons, Water, Sunlight

NYLON Says: Do this before it's too cold and dark out!

NUMBER FOURTEENMake This: Beach Spray

Ingredients: Sea Salt, Seltzer Water

NYLON Says: This is how you re-create an ocean swim without an actual ocean.