Three cheap and easy…

summer beauty hacks.

One of my most popular posts back in the early days of hhh was called Cheap and easy.  It was about the benefits of eating a raw carrot every day.  

The ideas I’m sharing today are cheap and easy too, and solve some summer beauty problems.

cheap and easy eliz

Here you go…

Three super cheap products that I can’t live without in the summer are Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Dusting Powder, Thayers Witch Hazel Toner, and Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer.

summer beauty hacks

The Baby Bee Dusting Powder is my dry shampoo alternative.  There are times in the summer when I have no time (or desire) to wash my hair but want to freshen it up a bit.

The ingredients are super clean.  The only thing questionable is the fragrance, but I can live with that.  I just shake a little into the palms of my hands, rub them together, and rub onto my scalp. Then brush and go!

Totally freshens up my hair and soaks up any oil.  This will work for blonde to medium brown hair.  In fact, it even helps hide dark roots when you’re due for a touch up.  Win-win!

This powder is awesome anywhere else you might use a dusting powder…like inside your sneakers or dusting all over to freshen up and feel cool.  (Which somehow reminds me of high school PE class.)

The Witch Hazel Toner is another summer essential for me.  I usually buy the Rose Petal formula.  I like this brand because there is no alcohol to dry out your skin.  It’s a mix of aloe, witch hazel extract, and rose water in a base of purified water.

On these crazy high humidity summer days I love to use this toner all over my face before I apply a serum.  It removes excess oil without drying at all.  I also use the witch hazel to freshen up my face mid-day if I need it.  Just a little bit on a cotton pad makes me feel so much better…fresh and clean but not dried out!  If I’m wearing makeup I’ll wipe it off with a warm washcloth first.

Witch hazel is known to tighten pores and have an overall toning effect on the skin.  I also think my skin feels softer using this particular toner.

The Lip Shimmer is the perfect summer cosmetic…it goes on like a lip balm but has enough pigment to actually show up on your lips.  The formula is super moisturizing. When I use this on a regular basis, my lips never get dried out.  Summer or winter.

And here’s my favorite little trick…sometimes I use it as blush.  I very rarely wear blush, but if I want a little color for going out at night, I’ll dab a tiny bit of this on my fingertips and pat onto my cheeks.  My go-to color (for lips and cheeks) is Rhubarb.

The Burt’s Bees products can be found pretty much everywhere these days…drugstores, grocery stores and of course Target (my second home!)  The Thayer’s Witch Hazel Toner may be a little more difficult to track down but I know Thrive Market carries it.

So, can these cheap and easy summer beauty hacks help you feel happy, healthy and hot?  You know it!

You’ll be happy using inexpensive products that really work.  (And just saying cheap and easy always makes me smile!)  I’m very picky about my personal care products…these all contain clean and healthy ingredients.   And with that gorgeous hair, smooth skin, and pretty color on your lips…you’ll be hot for sure!


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2 thoughts on “Three cheap and easy…

  1. Hi Elizabeth. Thanks for the tips. My years of looking hot are pretty well behind me, but I don’t want to look like 30 miles of bad road either. I am always looking for cheap, easy solutions for skin and body care. I’ll look for the dusting powder since I have fine, oily hair and don’t like to wash it every day.


    1. You’re welcome! And lol to your comment! This dusting powder has totally saved the day for me so many times. My hair looks best if I wash it every day but sometimes I have to make the choice between sleep and a shampoo!!


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