beauty http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/344/all en-US Which Beauty Subscription Boxes Are Worth the Cost? http://www.wisebread.com/which-beauty-subscription-boxes-are-worth-the-cost <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/which-beauty-subscription-boxes-are-worth-the-cost" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_mirror_makeup_48195630_0.jpg" alt="Woman learning if beauty boxes are worth the cost" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The cost of makeup and skin care items can really add up. Trying new items can be fun, but it can wreak havoc on your wallet. This is where a makeup or beauty subscription box can really come in handy. It will allow you to try sample-size or full-size versions of new makeup, skin care, and hair care items at one affordable monthly cost, all delivered right to your door.</p> <p>The average woman spends <a href="https://blog.mint.com/consumer-iq/splurge-vs-save-which-beauty-products-are-worth-the-extra-cost-0413/?display=wide">$43 per shopping trip</a> on makeup and beauty essentials, and a <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-10-best-monthly-subscription-box-services">subscription box</a> typically costs less than that (and includes various must-have items). This means that you can actually save money by relying on subscription boxes, as long as you aren't still buying makeup and beauty items on the side.</p> <p>To ensure you're getting the most for your money, it's important to carefully consider which subscription is likely to yield wins for your style. Once you've found a subscription that interests you, take a look online at some of their past boxes to see if they suit you. If it looks like you'd be happy with most of the boxes that they've sent in the past, then there's a good chance that you'll be happy with their future boxes as well.</p> <h2>The Benefits of a Beauty Box Subscription</h2> <p>With a beauty subscription box, you can try items that you may not have tried otherwise. This can help you expand your makeup and beauty horizons and find items that can change up your look.</p> <p>Getting a subscription box in the mail can feel like you're getting a gift every month, and can even help you avoid Sephora's impulse buys altogether. Best of all, instead of getting nothing but bills and spam, you can receive a subscription box full of goodies that you get to unwrap.</p> <h2>How to Save With a Subscription</h2> <p>Beauty subscription boxes aren't necessarily a frugal purchase. They can cost anywhere from $10-$40 every month. However, if you tend to purchase beauty and makeup items for yourself every month anyway, then this can help prevent the need for retail therapy, and actually help save you money in the end.</p> <h2>What to Expect With Your Subscription</h2> <p>You can expect to receive new makeup, skin care, and/or hair care products in your makeup or beauty subscription box. You can skip a month if needed, put your subscription on pause, or cancel if you find that it's not worth the cost. They typically renew automatically, so it is up to you to cancel after the first box if you aren't happy.</p> <p>Subscription boxes have grown substantially in popularity and now comprise a <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/with-subscription-beauty-boxes-rules-of-e-commerce-dont-apply-1463502962">multibillion-dollar industry</a>. With so many beauty and makeup subscription boxes available, it can be difficult to find the right box for your life. To generate customized boxes to your liking, the subscription service will most likely have you complete a simple profile with questions about your lifestyle and preferences.</p> <h3>1. Birchbox</h3> <p><a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=g519OIyP0is&amp;offerid=283517.249&amp;type=3&amp;subid=0">Birchbox</a> was one of the first companies to jump on board the subscription box train, and they are still doing it better than anyone else. Birchbox takes pride in never sending the same samples twice. This ensures that you'll be able to try new items every month, and will never get bored.</p> <p><strong>What Makes Them Different</strong></p> <p>Birchbox is perfect for both makeup mavens and beginners. Every month, you'll receive 4-5 high-end hair care, skin care, makeup, and/or perfume items, based on an online questionnaire. Sometimes they even include sweet treats, coupons, stationery, and other unexpected surprises. Once you sign up, you can complete a short online profile, which allows Birchbox to customize each box of samples to fit your needs. At only $10 per month, it's worth a try.</p> <p>Birchbox also offers a box for men at $20 per month. It frequently tops the list for best subscription boxes for men. They send high-end style, shaving, hair care, skin care, and body care items every month.</p> <p>BuzzFeed and NY Times also recommend the men's and women's Birchbox subscriptions thanks to their generous loyalty program, which provides discounts to shop on the Birchbox site for the products you like. If you refer friends or review your samples every month, you can earn points, which can be redeemed in the online Birchbox shop. If you review all five items in your box, you'll receive $5 to spend in the online shop, which means the woman's box comes out to only $5 and the men's box comes out to $15.</p> <p><strong>Cost</strong>: $10 per month for women, $20 per month for men</p> <h3>2. Ipsy</h3> <p><a href="https://www.ipsy.com/">Ipsy</a> was created by YouTube beauty vlogger, Michelle Phan, so there is a huge YouTube community for tutorials and fun new ways to use the items included in each month's box. After filling out a personal quiz, you will receive 4-5 deluxe sample and full-size makeup, skin care, and hair care items to try every month.</p> <p><strong>What Makes Them Different</strong></p> <p>They send everything from high-end items to drugstore brands, so you never know what to expect. Most months have a retail value over $40, so it's a great value. The items come in a new collectible makeup bag every month, which is worth the $10 alone.</p> <p><strong>Cos</strong>t: $10 per month</p> <h3>3. Glossybox</h3> <p><a href="https://www.glossybox.com">Glossybox</a> allows you to pamper yourself by sending five luxury beauty products every month. It all comes packaged in a keepsake pink box. Everything from the upscale products to the packaging is carefully designed to make you feel posh.</p> <p><strong>What Makes Them Different</strong></p> <p>Glossybox also <a href="https://consumerist.com/2016/05/17/popularity-of-subscription-boxes-means-rethinking-how-e-commerce-logistics-work/">goes the extra distance</a> to make you feel like you're receiving a gift every month. The deluxe samples are chosen from all around the world, so you can be sure that you're really getting the very best beauty and makeup products available. You can even take part in beauty trends you've never even heard of from other countries. They also offer special limited edition boxes every month, which typically cost $40, with a retail value over $100.</p> <p><strong>Cost</strong>: $21 per month</p> <h3>4. Allure Beauty Box</h3> <p>Every month, you'll receive deluxe sample products from high-end brands. Previously known as Sample Society, the <a href="https://subscribe.allure.com/subscribe/allure/102372">Allure Beauty Box</a> includes items that are hand-picked by Allure editors.</p> <p><strong>What Makes Them Different</strong></p> <p>These items are deemed the best of the best, so you'll get to try what everyone is raving about.</p> <p><strong>Cost</strong>: $15 per month</p> <h3>5. Wantable</h3> <p><a href="http://partners.wantable.co/c/58778/43896/1319">Wantable</a> offers a variety of different boxes, including fitness, makeup, fashion accessories, intimates, and &quot;ready-to-wear&quot; boxes.</p> <p><strong>What Makes Them Different</strong></p> <p>The makeup box includes 4-5 full-sized makeup and skin care products, designed to fit your style profile. Wantable has some of the highest user reviews online. They will also accept returns, if there is anything that doesn't suit your style, skin tone, or personal preferences.</p> <p><strong>Cost</strong>: $36-$40 per month</p> <h3>6. New Beauty TestTube</h3> <p><a href="http://testtube.newbeauty.com/">New Beauty TestTube</a> is a bimonthly box that includes at least eight deluxe-size and full-size New Beauty editor-tested beauty favorites.</p> <p><strong>What Makes Them Different</strong></p> <p>If you find that it takes you awhile to use up everything in a beauty box, then these bimonthly tubes may be best for you. They sometimes send the same products, so if you subscribe for more than a year, you might receive some dupes.</p> <p><strong>Cost</strong>: $29.95/every other month (plus shipping)</p> <h3>7. Beauty Army</h3> <p>Every month, you'll get to choose six samples from a new selection of beauty samples with <a href="https://www.beautyarmy.com/">Beauty Army</a>.</p> <p><strong>What Makes Them Different</strong></p> <p>This will allow you to try new things every month, but you'll also get to choose what you want to try beforehand, so you'll be more likely to actually use everything in your box.</p> <p><strong>Cost</strong>: $12 per month</p> <h3>8. BoxyCharm</h3> <p>You'll receive 4-5 full-size products every month from some of the best beauty brands. <a href="https://www.boxycharm.com/">BoxyCharm</a> offers one of the highest values of any beauty or makeup box.</p> <p><strong>What Makes Them Different</strong></p> <p>They also offer tutorials and looks online to help you get more from your monthly box.</p> <p><strong>Cost</strong>: $21 per month</p> <h3>9. Beauty Box 5</h3> <p>With <a href="http://www.beautybox5.com/">Beauty Box 5</a>, you'll receive a mix of five deluxe sample and full-size makeup, body care, skin care, nail care, and fragrance products, from some of the best brands.</p> <p><strong>What Makes Them Different</strong></p> <p>This will allow you to try new items every month, at a fraction of the cost of the full-size versions.</p> <p><strong>Cost</strong>: $12 per month</p> <h3>10. Beauty Fix</h3> <p><a href="http://www.beautyfix.com/">Beauty Fix</a> includes 6-8 professional grade beauty items every month.</p> <p><strong>What Makes Them Different</strong></p> <p>You will see a lineup of 60 items and can choose your favorite deluxe samples and full-size items to try each month. They feature high-end items from DermStore.com, so the value of each box is over $100 every month.</p> <p><strong>Cost</strong>: $24.95 per month</p> <h3>11. Julep Maven</h3> <p>This is the perfect box for nail polish addicts. The <a href="http://www.julep.com/maven.html">Julep Maven box</a> includes new nail polish colors and other beauty items, based on your personal profile.</p> <p><strong>What Makes Them Different</strong></p> <p>Typically, each box includes two new nail polishes, plus items like hand scrubs, moisturizers, or nail files. Each month, you'll receive an email with a preview of the following month's items, so you can choose to keep it or skip the month.</p> <p><strong>Cost</strong>: $19.99 per month</p> <h2>So Is It Worth It?</h2> <p>Each of the boxes included here includes at least the value of the box, so it will pay for itself every month. If you find that you aren't using the items in the monthly boxes, of if the monthly fee is cutting into your monthly budget or goals, then it may be time to cancel. The best way to determine what's right for you is to determine what you're actually spending on beauty items each month, and aim to spend less than that on a subscription box.</p> <p>With subscription boxes, you are able to try different products that you may not have otherwise tried. They may also send items that you've been wanting to try, but haven't purchased yet. With subscription services, you can conveniently try the items out before you spend full price on the full-size.</p> <h2>Which Offers the Best Value?</h2> <p>Both Ipsy and Birchbox charge $10 per month. Some subscribers prefer Ipsy for the included makeup bag and online community, while others prefer the higher-end items and themed boxes from Birchbox. Typically, Ipsy includes a greater value of items, but may include some off-brand items, while Birchbox offers items from better, more renowned brands.</p> <p>Both BoxyCharm and Glossybox charge $21 per month. BoxyCharm guarantees that your box will have a retail value over $100, while Glossybox sends favorite makeup and beauty products from around the world. Nearly every reviewer will agree that BoxyCharm offers the best value for the cost of nearly any box. However, Glossybox offers a better selection as they usually include a good balance between hair care, skin care, and makeup items each month.</p> <h2>You Can Always Cancel</h2> <p>Subscription boxes are an affordable way to try new things every month, but if you're not getting use out of the products, then it can be a huge waste of money. If you find that you aren't using most of the items in your box, or you just don't feel that they're worth the value, then cancel your box. Some boxes, like Wantable, will also allow you to return any items you don't like (or the whole box).</p> <p>You can always rejoin later if you start to miss the monthly gift. Keep in mind that if you sign up for multiple months upfront (like a three-month subscription), you may not be able to cancel it at-will and will automatically receive the boxes you already paid for.</p> <h2>Take Advantage of Future Discounts</h2> <p>Most subscription boxes have some form of discount included in the box. While some will send coupons for the full-sized products, other boxes will automatically provide a discount if you decide to purchase the full size of a sample included in your box.</p> <h2>Swap It Out</h2> <p>There are various swapping platforms available online, which allow subscribers to swap out makeup and beauty products that they don't like for a product another subscriber received in their box. This will ensure that you get what you want in the end.</p> <h2>Try It for Free</h2> <p>Most subscriptions will offer some form of a free trial, so look for a promo code before making the investment, if possible. Once you sign-up, you can usually earn points toward free boxes when you refer your friends.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/which-beauty-subscription-boxes-are-worth-the-cost">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-makeup-removers">The 5 Best Makeup Removers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-dandruff-shampoos">The 5 Best Dandruff Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-primers">The 5 Best Primers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tweezers">The 5 Best Tweezers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pressed-powders">The 5 Best Pressed Powders</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty beauty box makeup monthly box shopping skin care subscription boxes Fri, 04 Nov 2016 09:30:38 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1826534 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Nail Clippers http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-nail-clippers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-nail-clippers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/67663391.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every man and woman needs a good set of clippers to keep their fingernails and toenails at the ideal length. With the right pair of clippers, you might actually look forward to cutting your nails every week. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-manicure-kitsref=seealso">The 5 Best Manicure Kits</a>)</p> <h2>What Are Nail Clippers?</h2> <p>Nail clippers are hand tools that can trim or cut the fingernails or toenails. You can use them to clip hangnails as well, and some clippers include handy tools like a nail file or nail cleaner.</p> <p>For optimal use, don&rsquo;t trim your nails too close to the skin, so that you can avoid infection and ingrown nails. To ensure your new clippers last for years, clean them after every use with water or alcohol.</p> <h2>Top 5 Nail Clippers</h2> <h3>Tweezerman Deluxe Nail Clipper Set</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bHHMQV"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/tweezerman_0.jpg" width="192" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in manicure and pedicure kits, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2bHHMQV">Tweezerman Deluxe Nail Clipper Set</a> offers the perfect set of ergonomic stainless steel fingernail and toenail clippers. The durable clippers feature strong, sharp precision blades, ensuring an immaculate clean cut, superior performance, and optimum accuracy. The springy lever makes the handle easy to use, so you get the perfect cut on your fingernails or toenails.</p> <p>This affordable set of clippers comes from the best-selling Tweezerman brand, so they are designed for optimal performance and can be used reliably for years. They are recommended by Allure and have outstanding reviews online, including more than 400 five-star reviews on Amazon. They are backed by a lifetime guarantee and free sharpening service for life.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bHHMQV"><em>Currently $9.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Harperton Nail Clipper Set</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bUlmcR"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/harperton.jpg" width="245" height="148" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in cuticle removers, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2bUlmcR">Harperton Nail Clipper Set</a> includes high-grade surgical stainless steel fingernail clippers and toenail clippers. They have a sturdy ergonomic lever that won&rsquo;t bend, which creates more leverage. The hand-sharpened stainless steel blades cut smoothly, ensuring precise cuts and preventing nail splitting, ingrown toenails, and fungal infection. The unique reinforced and forged handle makes it easier to use and control.</p> <p>Many reviewers agree that this is the best set of clippers they&rsquo;ve ever used and that they can last for years. The heavy duty, high-quality clippers have outstanding reviews online, including more than 2,800 five-star reviews on Amazon. They are also backed by a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and lifetime replacement warranty.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bUlmcR"><em>Currently $19.68 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Seki Edge Stainless Steel Fingernail Clipper</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bXcpEc"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/seki_0.jpg" width="245" height="192" align="right" alt="" /></a>The twice-tempered <a href="http://amzn.to/2bXcpEc">Seki Edge Stainless Steel Fingernail Clippers</a> are ultra-sharp and smooth. The quality clippers are meticulously crafted in the mountains of Japan and feel medical grade. The stylish, ergonomic design feels comfortable in the hands and makes them easy to grip. The die cast lever offers extra leverage for easier usage, ensuring you can cut through even the thickest nails with little effort. The cutting edge is hand-finished, offering a smooth, clean cut without fraying.</p> <p>Many reviewers use these clippers on both their fingernails and toenails. They are recommended by Allure and The Grommet. They are an Amazon best-seller, one of the &ldquo;most wished for&rdquo; items on Amazon, and have outstanding reviews online, including more than 1,200 five-star reviews on Amazon. They are durable enough to last for years and are backed by a lifetime guarantee.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bXcpEc"><em>Currently $12.93 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Nail Clippers For Fingernails by Clyppi</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2ch6cze"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/clyppi.jpg" width="245" height="176" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2ch6cze">Nail Clippers For Fingernails by Clyppi</a> are high quality, easy to use, and very sharp. The stainless steel clippers feature a wide, easy press lever, an anti-slip pad, double sided nail file, key ring holes, and swing out nail cleaner. They have a matte finish, ergonomic design, and are comfortable to hold. The luxury nail clippers can cut both soft and hard nails cleanly and precisely. These multi-use nail clippers might even take the place of your manicure set and can last for years.</p> <p>These are an Amazon best-seller and have outstanding reviews online, including more than 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. They are also backed by a lifetime guarantee.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2ch6cze"><em>Currently $12.97 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>ClipPro Toenail Clippers</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bG4EDo"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/clippro.jpg" width="190" height="190" align="right" alt="" /></a>Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in ingrown toenail tools, the <a href="http://amzn.to/2bG4EDo">ClipPro (Formerly KlipPro) Toenail Clippers for Thick or Ingrown Toenails</a> are professional quality, so you can get superior results at home. They are sharp, strong, heavy duty, and durable enough to last for years. The handle has ridges to provide extra tension and grip for enhanced control with no finger slippage. The blades are very sharp and have a pointy, curved tip to easily contour and quickly clip ingrown nails. They are easy to use and maneuver, so you can achieve clean, smooth cuts every time. They also include a plastic tip, which covers the blades for secure storage and to keep the clippers clean at all times.</p> <p>These have outstanding reviews online, including nearly 700 five-star reviews on Amazon. They are also backed by a money-back satisfaction guarantee for your added peace of mind.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2bG4EDo"><em>Currently $18.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best nail clippers. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-nail-clippers">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-anti-itch-creams">The 5 Best Anti-Itch Creams</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-manual-toothbrushes">The 5 Best Manual Toothbrushes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tweezers">The 5 Best Tweezers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-foot-creams">The 5 Best Foot Creams</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hydrating-shampoos">The 5 Best Hydrating Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best beauty hygiene nail care nail clippers product reviews shopping Fri, 02 Sep 2016 09:30:31 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1784426 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Hydrating Shampoos http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hydrating-shampoos <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-hydrating-shampoos" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_happy_hair_15784178.jpg" alt="Woman using best hydrating shampoos on her hair" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you have dry, damaged hair, a quality hydrating shampoo can provide the solution you&rsquo;ve been looking for. It can moisturize and replenish your hair, leaving it soft, smooth, shiny, healthy, and manageable after every shower. It can also help prevent further damage by deeply hydrating your locks, without ever weighing them down.</p> <h2>What Is Hydrating Shampoo?</h2> <p>Hydrating shampoo can gently cleanse the hair, while replenishing moisture and preventing further damage from heat styling and other everyday offenders. It can even help fight tangles and frizz, leaving your hair more manageable. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-shampoos?ref=seealso">The 5 Best Shampoos</a>)</p> <h2>Top 5 Hydrating Shampoos</h2> <h3>Shea Moisture Raw Shea Moisture Retention Shampoo</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2aSMjCc"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/shea.jpg" width="105" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2aSMjCc">Shea Moisture Raw Shea Moisture Retention Shampoo</a> gently cleanses, moisturizes, hydrates, and repairs hair with powerful natural and certified organic ingredients like sea kelp, argan oil, coconut oil, aloe vera, provitamin B5, vitamin E, honeysuckle, avocado oil, rosemary extract, and shea butter. The mineral-rich nutrition will leave your hair shiny, soft, smooth, and healthy &mdash; allowing it to grow in faster and stronger. Along with deeply moisturizing and conditioning the hair and scalp, it can also help promote hair elasticity and seal and smooth the hair cuticles. It is sulfate-free, paraben-free, and doesn&rsquo;t include any harsh synthetic ingredients. Most reviewers love the coconut scent and rich lather. Some reviewers even refer to it as their &quot;Holy Grail shampoo.&rdquo;</p> <p>The moisturizing, color-safe shampoo is a Total Beauty &ldquo;Top-Rated Beauty Product&rdquo; and is recommended by Rank &amp; Style and AllWomenStalk. It is also recommended by professional hairstylists around the country for all hair types, particularly for dry, damaged, and color-treated hair.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2aSMjCc"><em>Currently $10.25 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Neutrogena Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2amlVLt"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/neutrogena_6.jpg" width="87" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2amlVLt">Neutrogena Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo</a> can renew your hair by gently dissolving impurities. The revolutionary cream formula is scientifically proven to improve hair after just a single use. The panthenol and naturally derived extracts (olive, meadowfoam seed, and sweet almond oils) can penetrate to intensely moisturize each layer of the hair strand. In fact, it has triple the moisture abilities of a standard shampoo. It will leave your hair soft, smooth, silky, shiny, and manageable. It works on all hair types, including color-treated and over-processed hair because it is ultra-gentle and deeply moisturizing. Most reviewers love the salon fragrance.</p> <p>This is recommended by Total Beauty, Rank &amp; Style, and AllWomenStalk, as well as by salons across the country. This pack of three shampoos should last you awhile and offers an incredible value. If you only want to try one bottle for now, consider the <a href="http://amzn.to/2aj11RF">Neutrogena Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo</a>, which doesn&rsquo;t offer quite the same value as the three-pack.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2amlVLt"><em>Currently $14.88 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Aveeno Nourish + Moisturize Shampoo</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2aSOlCj"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/aveeno_3.jpg" width="54" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2aSOlCj">Aveeno Nourish + Moisturize Shampoo</a> is like food for your hair and can help you achieve instant results. It cleanses, soothes, moisturizes, and repairs dry, damaged, or color-treated hair, while reducing frizz and split ends. The exclusive Active Naturals formula is infused with essential conditioners and moisturizers, nourishing wheat complex, and hydrating oat protein. It is scientifically proven to nourish and repair dry hair in only three washes and is designed to target and fortify the areas of your hair that need the most moisture. It will leave your hair full, soft, smooth, shiny, strong, silky, healthy, and manageable without ever weighing it down.</p> <p>The Aveeno brand has been dermatologist-recommended for more than 60 years. This hydrating shampoo is recommended by Total Beauty, Real Simple, and Rank &amp; Style. It also has outstanding online reviews and reviewers tend to love the scent.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2aSOlCj"><em>Currently $10.58 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Matrix Biolage Ultra-Hydrating Shampoo</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2ayH3Sb"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/biolage_0.jpg" width="63" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2ayH3Sb">Matrix Biolage Ultra-Hydrating Shampoo</a> is a daily use shampoo that gently cleanses, recharges, and nourishes hair with intense hydration. It is inspired by the aloe plant, which never seems to dry out. It has ultra-moisturizing ingredients, like a botanical complex of lemon grass, wheat germ, sage, seaweed, rice proteins, and omega-3s, which can help absorb and retain moisture to improve the hair&rsquo;s hydration levels. It can also prevent split ends and protect the hair from everyday damages like hair products and chlorine. It will leave your hair silky soft, shiny, smooth, healthy, manageable, and tangle-free after every shower. It is ideal for all hair types, including very dry, stressed, coarse hair. Reviewers tend to love the fragrance.</p> <p>This is recommended by Real Simple and Rank &amp; Style. It also has outstanding online reviews and is recommended by professional hairstylists around the country.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2ayH3Sb"><em>Currently $29.74 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2aJyinl"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/moroccanoil_0.jpg" width="72" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2aJyinl">Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo</a> gently cleanses hair and infuses it with replenishing nutrients. The moisturizing formula contains antioxidant-rich argan oil, vitamins A and E, and red algae to repair damaged hair and maintain its natural moisture balance. It is designed to improve the health and beauty of your hair, leaving it soft, smooth, shiny, tangle-free, and manageable. The high-performance formula will deeply moisturize and condition your hair, improve hair texture and elasticity, and fight free radicals to reduce the effects of hair aging. The sulfate-free, phosphate-free, paraben‑free shampoo is color-safe and ideal for thick, dehydrated hair. Reviewers tend to love the scent.</p> <p>While this is on the pricey side, most reviewers tend to agree that it is well worth the cost. The brand is recommended by Total Beauty and countless salons across the country. If this one doesn&rsquo;t work for you, consider the <a href="http://amzn.to/2ammy7V">Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2aJyinl"><em>Currently $29.60 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best hydrating shampoos. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hydrating-shampoos">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-repair-shampoos">The 5 Best Repair Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-shampoos-for-frizzy-hair">The 5 Best Shampoos for Frizzy Hair</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-frizz-control-products">The 5 Best Frizz Control Products</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-deep-conditioners">The 5 Best Deep Conditioners</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-shampoos-for-colored-hair">The 5 Best Shampoos for Colored Hair</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best beauty hair care hair products hydrating shampoo product reviews shampoo shopping Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:30:25 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1765703 at http://www.wisebread.com Flashback Friday: 72 Brilliant Ways to Stretch $20 http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-72-brilliant-ways-to-stretch-20 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/flashback-friday-72-brilliant-ways-to-stretch-20" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/hand_cash_20_39629376.jpg" alt="Finding brilliant ways to stretch $20" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Few great things in this life are free. Even the most frugal folks have trouble staying under $20 doing any particular activity. The world is quite the pricey place now. But if $20 is all you have left to spend on weekend fun, here are 72 ways to drop that Harriet Tubman.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/woman_diy_painting_000017057578.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-cool-diy-home-improvements-for-20-or-less?ref=fbf">10 Cool DIY Home Improvements for $20 or Less</a> &mdash; Is that $20 burning a hole in your pocket? Put it to good use with some simple and frugal home improvement projects. Because you really don't need to throw away big bucks on every repair or piece of decor.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-in-baltimore-the-20-best-ways-to-spend-it?ref=fbf">$20 in Baltimore: The 20 Best Ways to Spend It</a> &mdash; If you find yourself in Baltimore, check out one of the last remaining drive-in theaters, visit the grave of John Wilkes Booth, or take in the city from the water in the Baltimore water taxi.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/woman_applying_makeup_000060162238.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-great-brand-name-beauty-buys-under-20?ref=fbf">10 Great Brand Name Beauty Buys Under $20</a> &mdash; You don't need to settle for store brand beauty products to score good deals. These brand name beauty products are top notch, and will fit right into your limited budget.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-in-new-york-city-the-15-best-ways-to-spend-it?ref=fbf">$20 in New York City: The 15 Best Ways to Spend It</a> &mdash; Strolling around the Big Apple wondering if a gourmet coffee and a slice will deplete your funds? Never fear! You can check out the Brooklyn Bridge, see an off-Broadway play, or grab a bite from a food truck. The options are endless in this beautiful city.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/los-angeles-5224486542_688f23ce34_z.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-in-los-angeles-the-16-best-ways-to-spend-it?ref=fbf">$20 in Los Angeles: The 16 Best Ways to Spend It</a> &mdash; And on the other coast is sunny LA, where the people are gorgeous and the pressed juice is in abundance. But don't waste your $20 on just one pricey juice, when you can be an audience member at a live show and still eat all the tacos.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-dinner-party-for-6-feed-em-for-under-20?ref=fbf">A Dinner Party for 6: Feed 'Em for Under $20</a> &mdash; Hosting a dinner party is stressful, especially if you only have $20 to feed everyone! But here are some brilliant tricks to fill the bellies of your guests without going over your $20 limit.</p> <p><em>What other brilliant ways can you stretch $20? Share with us!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chrissa-hardy">Chrissa Hardy</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-72-brilliant-ways-to-stretch-20">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-10"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-45-life-lessons-youd-give-to-your-younger-self">Flashback Friday: 45 Life Lessons You&#039;d Give to Your Younger Self</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-50-money-moves-you-need-to-make-when-big-changes-happen">Flashback Friday: 50 Money Moves You Need to Make When Big Changes Happen</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-23-mental-tricks-thatll-help-you-save-money">Flashback Friday: 23 Mental Tricks That&#039;ll Help You Save Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-76-new-years-resolutions-thatll-make-2017-your-year">Flashback Friday: 76 New Year&#039;s Resolutions That&#039;ll Make 2017 Your Year</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-51-ways-to-organize-your-whole-life-in-2017">Flashback Friday: 51 Ways to Organize Your Whole Life in 2017</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living Budgeting $20 beauty entertainment fbf flashback friday frugal living money management Spending Money weekend activities Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:00:13 +0000 Chrissa Hardy 1757097 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Tweezers http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tweezers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-tweezers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_tweezers_eyebrows_31970414.jpg" alt="Woman using best tweezers to groom eyebrows" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You can achieve beautiful brows with the right set of quality tweezers. According to Allure, more than one third of beauty mavens are dissatisfied with their tweezers. That&rsquo;s why we&rsquo;ve provided a list of some of the very best tweezers out there. And you&rsquo;ll need them, as most people keep a pair of tweezers in their makeup kit, first aid kit, and even in their car for those little everyday emergencies.</p> <h2>What Are Tweezers?</h2> <p>Tweezers are a small pincer-like device that can be used for a range of activities, including plucking hairs from the eyebrows and face. They are made of two narrow pieces of metal, joined at one end and open at the other. They are usually held between the thumb and index finger for precision tweezing and plucking. There are various types of tweezers available, including slanted tip, pointed tip, fine tip, square tip, and pointed-slant tip.</p> <p>Tweezers can be used for more than just tweezing your eyebrows; they are great for removing splinters, applying false eyelashes, fixing tangled jewelry, picking up small objects, and so much more. For best results, tweeze after the shower, when the pores are open and relaxed. Make sure to pluck at the root, in the direction of hair growth, following the brow&rsquo;s natural arch. You can also put tweezers in the freezer before plucking, so the cold metal can gently numb the skin and reduce plucking pain. It&rsquo;s also important to clean your tweezers with rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball after every use.</p> <h2>Top 5 Tweezers</h2> <h3>Tweezerman Stainless Steel Slant Tweezer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/29KQI7M"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/tweezerman.jpg" width="245" height="34" align="right" alt="" /></a>The best-selling, award-winning <a href="http://amzn.to/29KQI7M">Tweezerman Stainless Steel Slant Tweezers</a> have been recommended by professional makeup artists, celebrities, and models for more than 30 years. The stainless steel tips are hand-filed, sharp enough for precision hair removal, perfectly aligned, and close together evenly, which will allow you to easily grab every little hair. Stainless steel is safer than other types of metals, so these shouldn&rsquo;t cause skin irritation or infections. The tweezers have a 25-degree angled edge, which works well against the brow bone. You can also use the pointy tip to grab any stubborn small, short, or stray hairs. The slant tip and flat body are enhanced with a baked enamel finish, allowing for easy and effortless usage. They are easy to grip and have a sharp tip for added precision. They are available in a range of colors to suit your preferences.</p> <p>These high-quality tweezers are a cult classic for a reason and have been featured in endless magazines over the years. They have won the Allure &ldquo;Best of Beauty&rdquo; Award for 13 years running, won the InStyle &ldquo;Best Beauty Buy&rdquo; Award, are recommended by W Magazine and The Independent, and have the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. They are also recommended by xoVain and The Sweethome. They are an Amazon best-seller and are backed by outstanding online reviews, including nearly 900 five-star reviews on Amazon. They are also commonly compared to the Rubis tweezers. Most importantly, they come with free sharpening for life (guaranteed), so you know you&rsquo;ll get your money&rsquo;s worth.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/29KQI7M"><em>Currently $16.82 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Revlon Expert Tweezer, Slant Tip</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/29Ggl9e"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/revlon_3.jpg" width="83" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>You&rsquo;d be hard-pressed to find a better set of tweezers than the <a href="http://amzn.to/29Ggl9e">Revlon Expert Tweezer, Slant Tip</a>. They work just as well as the Tweezerman brand, at a fraction of the cost. In fact, most reviewers find that these look and feel much more expensive than they really are.</p> <p>The advanced design is angled but still has a point, which will allow you to get every small, stray hair. They are perfectly aligned, with precision slant tips, an enhanced grip, and quality stainless steel construction. They also have the ideal tension for superior control. The angled edge allows for high-precision tweezing on everything from stubborn short hairs to large areas. The edgy design features a sleek matte black finish and non-slip snakeskin textured handle, which will allow for easier gripping and more precise tweezing. They are lightweight, but heavy enough to feel comfortable in the hands.</p> <p>These are an Amazon best-seller and have outstanding online reviews. The affordable drugstore tweezers are also recommended by Good Housekeeping and The Independent. A licensed esthetician at About.com also highly recommends these. This also has a lifetime guarantee, so you&rsquo;re bound to be happy.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/29Ggl9e"><em>Currently $5.20 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Rubis Stainless Steel, Slant Classic Tweezer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2abzdeY"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/rubis.jpg" width="110" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://amzn.to/2abzdeY">Rubis Stainless Steel Slant Classic Tweezers</a> are known as the Ferrari of the tweezer world because Rubis originally developed tweezers for luxury watchmakers to precisely set rubies into watch movements over 60 years ago. The high quality classic Swiss Cross tweezers are made of antacid, non-magnetic, red-white epoxy-coated stainless steel with slanted precision tips, which ensures you can remove every last stubborn and stray hair, including stubble. They are also sandblasted, which gives them a pewter-like finish. They also come with a protective cap so you can always keep the tips in perfect condition.</p> <p>These are recommended by Good Housekeeping and The Independent, and have outstanding online reviews. They are also commonly compared to Tweezerman and are a trusted favorite among estheticians.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2abzdeY"><em>Currently $23.18 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>TweezerGuru Professional Stainless Steel Slant Tip Tweezer</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/29x9RLu"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/tweezerguru.jpg" width="200" height="161" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in tweezers, the <a href="http://amzn.to/29x9RLu">TweezerGuru Professional Stainless Steel Slant Tip Tweezers</a> can stand up to some of the best tweezers on the market. The high quality, modern, sleek tweezers are precise enough to get every little stray hair. The stainless steel tips are perfectly aligned and durable, which will allow for precision removal of small, short hairs. The perfectly calibrated tension and enhanced grip also allow for enhanced control for a more effortless tweezing session.</p> <p>These precision tweezers are one of the &ldquo;most wished for&rdquo; items on Amazon and are backed by outstanding online reviews, including more than 1,100 five-star reviews on Amazon. Reviewers tend to agree that these work on even the most stubborn hairs, where other tweezers have failed in the past. They are also commonly recommended and used by licensed estheticians. They are also backed by a lifetime money-back guarantee, so you&rsquo;re bound to be happy.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/29x9RLu"><em>Currently $7.97 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>3 Tips Premium Stainless Steel Tweezers Set With Case</h3> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/29DSOTf"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/3%20tips.jpg" width="175" height="163" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you aren&rsquo;t sure which type of tweezers are right for you, you&rsquo;ll get everything you need to get your eyebrow game on point with this <a href="http://amzn.to/29DSOTf">3 Tips Premium Stainless Steel Tweezers Set with Case</a>. The premium bundle includes slant, straight, and pointed tip tweezers. They all come in an attractive black leather case so you can always keep them in the best condition possible. The high-quality tweezers are handcrafted, finished with matte finish paint, and are very sharp, allowing for precision tweezing. The featherweight design has the perfect dimension and weight, making them easy to hold and use. They are also perfectly aligned, made from two pieces, and have manually polished tips. The set is ideal for eyebrows, sensitive areas, and everything in between.</p> <p>The vast majority of makeup artists and estheticians (including the famed Shape Magazine esthetician) recommend slanted tip tweezers because they allow you to grab hairs more effectively. These gold slant tip tweezers are precise enough to grab each hair the first time around. With the silver pointed tweezers, you can easily pull out ingrown hairs, splinters, and debris from wounds. With the purple straight tipped tweezers, you can remove larger areas of hair or complete precise fine hair removal with ease.</p> <p>This set offers a great value as you are getting three pairs of high-quality tweezers and a quality case at one low price. It is an Amazon best-seller and is backed by outstanding online reviews, including more than 800 five-star reviews on Amazon. The set is also backed by a lifetime money back guarantee, so you&rsquo;re bound to be happy.</p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/29DSOTf"><em>Currently $12.85 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best tweezers. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tweezers">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-foot-scrubbers">The 5 Best Foot Scrubbers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-travel-toiletry-bags">The 5 Best Travel Toiletry Bags</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-frizz-control-products">The 5 Best Frizz Control Products</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-serums">The 5 Best Hair Serums</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-nail-clippers">The 5 Best Nail Clippers</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best beauty beauty products eyebrows grooming product reviews shopping tweezers Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:31:25 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1752098 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Makeup Removers http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-makeup-removers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-makeup-removers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_makeup_remover_000086378189.jpg" alt="Woman using best makeup removers to remove makeup" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When you&rsquo;re experimenting with glitter makeup or waterproof mascara, you need the best remover to completely remove all traces of makeup with no irritation. Whether you have a full face of makeup on, or just like to apply a quick coat of mascara every morning, how you remove your makeup is just as important as how you apply it. That&rsquo;s because going to bed with any makeup still on your face can result in clogged pores, acne, blackheads, and irritated skin.</p> <h2>What Is Makeup Remover?</h2> <p>Makeup remover is a cosmetic item that can help effortlessly remove makeup. It can be used before cleansing the skin to remove stubborn makeup, like waterproof mascara. It can also be used to remove makeup spills from the floor and any hard surfaces.</p> <h2>Top 5 Makeup Removers</h2> <h3>Neutrogena Cleansing Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NWAOHE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325&amp;amp;creativeASIN=B000NWAOHE&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;amp;linkId=O2LVFYGD5LO6D3ZG" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/neutrogena_4.jpg" width="84" height="245" align="right" alt="" />Neutrogena Cleansing Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover</a> can remove even the most stubborn makeup, like waterproof mascara. The dermatologist-developed, ophthalmologist-tested remover is safe for contact lens wearers and won&rsquo;t irritate even the most sensitive skin. The oil-free, fragrance-free remover has been clinically proven to naturally remove makeup while moisturizing the skin around the eyes.</p> <p>Your skin will feel clean and fresh thanks to the aloe and cucumber extracts. It is 97% naturally derived and leaves no greasy residue behind. The affordable makeup remover is gentle and refreshing, yet very effective, so you won&rsquo;t need to pull or tug on the eye to remove your makeup. The dual-action formula activates when the solution is shaken up.</p> <p>This is one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling makeup removers and one of the &ldquo;most wished for&rdquo; items on Amazon. It is also a Total Beauty top-rated beauty product. Good Housekeeping selected it as the best remover for waterproof makeup, as well as a top performer compared to all other waterproof eye makeup removers. It also received top marks from the Good Housekeeping testing lab, as well as from beauty mavens. If you prefer makeup remover wipes, try the bestselling <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0010XUU9M/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0010XUU9M&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=VCKHIMUATS4NKNKL" target="_blank">Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NWAOHE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000NWAOHE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=O2LVFYGD5LO6D3ZG" target="_blank"><em>Currently $6.15 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Almay Oil-Free Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DL77W0A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325&amp;amp;creativeASIN=B00DL77W0A&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;amp;linkId=LCVARQX6C2Q7OXWH" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/almay.jpg" width="117" height="200" align="right" alt="" />Almay Oil-Free Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads</a> are small, but powerful. The convenient pads will power through stubborn makeup, while soothing the delicate skin around the eyes. They will leave your lashes soft and conditioned, while the surrounding skin will feel smooth and hydrated. The oil-free pads won&rsquo;t irritate even sensitive eyes and won&rsquo;t leave a greasy residue behind. The fragrance-free formula is gentle and refreshing thanks to a special botanical blend of aloe vera, cucumber, and green tea. The hypoallergenic, ophthalmologist-tested pads are ideal for contact lens wearers. They are convenient, affordable, and can be used as-is, so you won&rsquo;t need a cotton ball. With 120 pads, you will be able to use as many as needed to remove all makeup, but most reviewers found that one pad is enough for each eye.</p> <p>These pads are one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling makeup removers. They are also backed by four Allure Best of Beauty Awards and recommended by Good Housekeeping. They are also a Total Beauty top-rated beauty product. Almay is the #1 eye makeup remover brand in the country, so if you&rsquo;re looking for something to fix small smudges, try the highly rated <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0054MSBDM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0054MSBDM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=PSWK4IMK632I6IOH" target="_blank">Almay Oil-Free Makeup Eraser Sticks</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DL77W0A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00DL77W0A&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=LCVARQX6C2Q7OXWH" target="_blank"><em>Currently $7.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Simple Cleansing Water, Micellar</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PATJ796/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325&amp;amp;creativeASIN=B00PATJ796&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;amp;linkId=KPCVTUAYEP4X6OWO" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/simple_2.jpg" width="86" height="245" align="right" alt="" />The Simple Micellar Cleansing Water</a> looks and feels like water, but is so much more than simple water. The refreshing micellar water is made with gentle cleansers and beneficial ingredients, like vitamins B3 and C, which can improve the condition of your skin. The fragrance-free makeup remover is made of triple-purified water to help minimize potential particles or contaminants that can irritate the skin. The gentle cleansing water has no harsh chemicals, perfumes, or dyes, so it is ideal even for the most sensitive skin. While the dermatologist-tested pure cleansing water is designed for sensitive skin, it actually works well on all skin types. It will refresh and instantly boost skin hydration by 90%, so your skin will feel fresh, revitalized, soft, and smooth.</p> <p>It will completely remove makeup, dirt, and oil from the skin, without drying it out or leaving any greasy residue behind. It will thoroughly cleanse and tone the face, unclog pores, and completely remove any trace of makeup. To use, simply saturate a cotton pad and wipe it around the face and closed eyes. You won&rsquo;t even need to rinse after.</p> <p>This is commonly compared to the Bioderma Micellar Water and can stand up to the expensive competitor. This is the 2015 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner. It is also the common choice among professional makeup artists and beauty editors. If you prefer makeup remover wipes, try the bestselling <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010RAVQIW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B010RAVQIW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=WDORFJX3YOHX3KMR" target="_blank">Simple Make-Up Micellar Remover Wipes</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PATJ796/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00PATJ796&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=KPCVTUAYEP4X6OWO" target="_blank"><em>Currently $5.37 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QUM5LG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000QUM5LG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=BRK2PU2XO7JL4OA7" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/mary-kay-oil-free-eye-makeup-remover-z1.jpg" width="66" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>When compared to other high-end makeup removers, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QUM5LG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000QUM5LG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=BRK2PU2XO7JL4OA7" target="_blank">Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover</a> often comes out on top because it most effectively and effortlessly dissolves any trace of makeup. The hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, ophthalmologist-tested, oil-free makeup remover is gentle enough for contact lens wearers. It is also clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy to ensure it is ideal for anyone with sensitive eyes. The fragrance-free formula works well even on stubborn waterproof makeup. It is gentle and refreshing, yet very effective, so you won&rsquo;t need to pull or tug on the eye to remove your makeup. Instead of drying out the skin like some makeup removers can, it will actually leave your skin feeling smooth and moisturized afterwards.</p> <p>It is one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling makeup removers and has stellar reviews online. It is a 2015 Total Beauty Readers&rsquo; Choice Award Winner and a Total Beauty top-rated beauty product.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QUM5LG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000QUM5LG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=BRK2PU2XO7JL4OA7" target="_blank"><em>Currently $15.50 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Makeup Remover Cloth and Makeup Brush Cleaner</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D4GHCY8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B01D4GHCY8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=7P3RXSGWUIFJBKAF"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/makeup%20cloth.jpg" width="200" height="175" align="right" alt="" /></a>This <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D4GHCY8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B01D4GHCY8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=7P3RXSGWUIFJBKAF">Makeup Remover Cloth and Makeup Brush Cleaner</a> duo is natural, easy to use, and is a #1 new release in facial cleansing cloths on Amazon for a reason. This two pack of colorful facial cleansing cloths is a great <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012TVK2RI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B012TVK2RI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4VMP5N5PLX6IRHHE">Makeup Eraser</a> dupe. The all-natural cloth works to remove all makeup, including stubborn eye makeup. The cloths are chemical free and incredibly soft, so they won&rsquo;t harm even sensitive skin.</p> <p>All you need to do is add water and then use the cloth to remove makeup and deep clean your skin. Simply wipe it across your skin like a washcloth and it will remove makeup like an eraser. It is machine washable, so it can be used again and again, which offers an environmentally friendly option. This will save you money in no time as you won&rsquo;t need to deal with expensive disposable makeup remover wipes, oils, pads, towelettes, or cleansers. The double-sided cloth is oil-free and has no lotions, chemicals, or cream.</p> <p>Best of all, this comes with a makeup brush cleanser (or BrushEgg dupe), which is one of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-makeup-brush-cleaners">our favorite makeup brush cleaners</a>. Using the makeup remover cloth and makeup brush cleaner together will ensure that you enjoy clean, clear skin after every makeup application.</p> <p>There are countless videos and reviews written about these types of erasers and mostly everyone seems to have great results. Similar makeup erasers have received rave reviews from YouTube vloggers and beauty mavens because they work even better than traditional makeup removers. This particular cloth is made of high-quality materials and has a nearly identical design and reviews, compared to the As Seen On TV makeup remover.</p> <p>This set works the same as the classic Makeup Eraser, but is considerably more affordable. In fact, the three pieces will cost you less than just the purchase of one Makeup Eraser at Sephora, so it&rsquo;s a great deal. Reviewers tend to agree that these cloths work just as well as the original Makeup Eraser and the brush cleaner tends to work just as well as the original BrushEgg, so you can&rsquo;t pass up this deal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D4GHCY8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B01D4GHCY8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=7P3RXSGWUIFJBKAF"><em>Currently $15.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best makeup removers. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-makeup-removers">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tweezers">The 5 Best Tweezers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pressed-powders">The 5 Best Pressed Powders</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-lip-stains">The 5 Best Lip Stains</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-body-scrubs">The 5 Best Body Scrubs</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-liquid-eyeliners">The 5 Best Liquid Eyeliners</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty beauty products clear skin makeup makeup removers product reviews shopping Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:00:11 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1713713 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Hand Lotions http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hand-lotions <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-hand-lotions" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_hand_lotion_000083668955.jpg" alt="Woman using best hand lotions to keep hands moisturized" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>One thing <a href="http://www.prevention.com/beauty/anti-aging-tips-hands">dermatologists</a> tend to agree on is that the hands will usually show signs of aging before any other part of the body. Fortunately, you can keep your hands looking young and feeling soft by using a daily hand lotion.</p> <p>Whether you&rsquo;re trying to combat dry skin or just want to hydrate your hands daily, a good quality hand lotion can work wonders. Look for a non-greasy option with moisturization and hydration benefits to protect, heal, and replenish your hands. With daily use, your hands will feel soft, smooth, and moisturized, even during the driest days of the year.</p> <h2>What Is Hand Lotion?</h2> <p>Hand lotion is a rich moisturizing lotion or cream designed for the hands. It can help heal dry, cracked skin in no time. Some lotions are scented or offer additional benefits, such as anti-aging properties. Everything from weather changes to frequent hand washing can dry out the hands, so it&rsquo;s important to have a reliable lotion on hand whenever you need it.</p> <p>Apply hand lotion to dry hands anytime. For extra moisturization benefits, consider slathering on hand lotion and wearing cotton gloves to bed to wake up to the softest, smoothest hands imaginable.</p> <h2>Top 5 Hand Lotions</h2> <h3>L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002U0KUTE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002U0KUTE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=LSSXM2IQZCJKVXY2"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/loccitane.jpg" width="86" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>Just one whiff of the award-winning <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002U0KUTE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002U0KUTE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=LSSXM2IQZCJKVXY2">L&rsquo;Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream</a> and you&rsquo;ll be hooked for life. The cult classic cream is a best seller around the world, with one tube being sold every three seconds. Dry, cracked hands are no match for the intense moisturization of this super-creamy, highly effective formula. The rich, velvety lotion penetrates the skin deeply and absorbs quickly to protect, nourish, and heal dry, chapped hands. It contains powerful ingredients like 20% shea butter, along with vitamin E, honey, almond extracts, and coconut oil. It is light, won&rsquo;t leave a greasy or oily feeling behind, and will provide instant relief from dryness. Your hands will look softer, smoother, and younger in no time, and remain in great condition over time.</p> <p>A little goes a long way, so this tube should last you awhile. While the intoxicating clean smell is something of wonders, it isn&rsquo;t &ldquo;girly,&rdquo; so men can just as easily use this. If the classic scent is not right for you, there are four luxurious scents to fit your preferences. This bestselling hand cream is a beauty must-have and many call it &ldquo;life-changing.&rdquo; It is an Allure Best of Beauty Winner, an Essence Readers Choice Beauty Award Winner, an Amazon best seller, and is recommended by Elle, InStyle, Harper&rsquo;s Bazaar, and The Today Show. It also has phenomenal reviews online, including nearly 600 five-star reviews on Amazon. If you need extra feet moisturization as well, consider the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001GAOV2G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001GAOV2G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5D2G4N2UI5K2LIBY">L'Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream</a>, which is recommended by InStyle, Huffington Post, Rank &amp; Style, and AllWomenStalk.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002U0KUTE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002U0KUTE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=LSSXM2IQZCJKVXY2"><em>Currently $12.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00121UVU0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00121UVU0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=LU66BZUTAPHRN4NG"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/okeefes.jpg" width="196" height="200" align="right" alt="" /></a>If your hands frequently crack and split, then the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00121UVU0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00121UVU0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=LU66BZUTAPHRN4NG">O&rsquo;Keeffe's Working Hands Cream</a> is perfect for you. Even if you have open cuts, this won&rsquo;t burn or irritate your hands in any way. Instead, it will help heal cracks and cuts faster for enhanced relief. In fact, many reviewers said they could see and feel it working instantly, like &ldquo;magic.&rdquo; The odorless, non-greasy, concentrated formula can effectively moisturize extremely dry skin in a matter of days, using a high concentration of glycerin to draw in and retain moisture. It is safe for dry, sensitive, and diabetic skin.</p> <p>A little goes a long way, so this tub will last you awhile. It is an Amazon best seller, one of the &ldquo;most wished for&rdquo; items, and is backed by more than 4,500 five-star reviews on Amazon. It also has a 100% money back guarantee for your added peace of mind. If you don&rsquo;t like using a tub of lotion, consider the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011KMZ2WW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B011KMZ2WW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UFILTISS2YOBUSE2">Working Hands Tube</a>. If you need extra foot moisturization as well, consider the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N3W70L4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00N3W70L4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2N5AP32UK5IUNUGQ">O'Keeffe's Working Hands &amp; Healthy Feet Combination Pack</a>, which has more than 900 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00121UVU0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00121UVU0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=LU66BZUTAPHRN4NG"><em>Currently $6.87 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000052YP6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000052YP6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SMJVV6EXGOCXTT5R"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/neutrogena_5.jpg" width="200" height="195" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000052YP6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000052YP6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SMJVV6EXGOCXTT5R">Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream</a> is perfect for both men and women and has been highly recommended for more than 40 years. In fact, the dermatologist-recommended lotion is commonly recommended for men. The fragrance-free concentrated formula of glycerin and panthenol is very moisturizing and designed for dry, chapped hands, and is also suitable for sensitive skin. The thick, balm-like cream will last all day, in any weather. It is clinically proven to rapidly heal hands and leave them softer and smoother after just one application. With continued use, it can actually help prevent dry skin from returning. While it&rsquo;s designed for the hands, it can also be used on the elbows, face, lips, and any other dry areas of the body.</p> <p>A little goes a long way, so the affordable bottle should last you a long time. In fact, it claims that each tube offers over 200 applications. It has outstanding reviews from men and women and is recommended by Good Housekeeping, Allure, and Elle. If you also have dry feet, consider the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001E96OCO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001E96OCO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=CXUYK2BZTNWPAQNA">Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Foot Cream for Dry Rough Feet</a>, which is recommended by Real Simple and All Women Stalk.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000052YP6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000052YP6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SMJVV6EXGOCXTT5R"><em>Currently $6.29 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>J.R. Watkins Natural Hand Cream</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0010EPQ36/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0010EPQ36&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=WOUHYMJ4NSMNPIYQ"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/jr%20watkins.jpg" width="74" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0010EPQ36/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0010EPQ36&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=WOUHYMJ4NSMNPIYQ">J.R. Watkins Natural Hand Cream</a> is made with powerful natural ingredients, like shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and plant oils. The rich, whipped cream can soothe, soften, and protect dry, rough skin, leaving hands looking more youthful over time. The thick, non-greasy formula is designed for your hands and any other dry areas of the body (like the feet). It is ideal for all skin types and is free of harmful parabens, phthalates, and dyes.</p> <p>This is available in a range of scents to fit your personal preferences. The long-standing favorite is recommended by Allure and has outstanding reviews from faithful users. If you can&rsquo;t pick a favorite scent, consider the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003HQENXY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003HQENXY&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=IUPO6TTKVVSLIBHW">J.R. Watkins Skin Care Gift Set</a>, with four luxuriously scented hand and body creams and one foot cream.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0010EPQ36/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0010EPQ36&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=WOUHYMJ4NSMNPIYQ"><em>Currently $6.19 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Vaseline Intensive Care Healthy Hand &amp; Nail Conditioning Hand Lotion</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BF9QCG6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00BF9QCG6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=3T5OBOFYZLLNCGUO"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/vaseline.jpg" width="107" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BF9QCG6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00BF9QCG6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=3T5OBOFYZLLNCGUO">Vaseline Intensive Care Healthy Hand &amp; Nail Conditioning Hand Lotion</a> is unique because it nourishes hands and strengthens nails at the same time. It contains keratin, vitamin E, and micro-droplets of Vaseline Jelly to help heal very dry hands and prevent your nails from breaking. The silky, fast absorbing, non-greasy formula nourishes the whole hands, including the palms, knuckles, nails, and cuticles. It is deeply moisturizing, can help prevent moisture loss for hours, and claims to provide 10 times stronger nails in just two weeks.</p> <p>This healing lotion has outstanding reviews online and is recommended by Good Housekeeping.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BF9QCG6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00BF9QCG6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=3T5OBOFYZLLNCGUO"><em>Currently $4.92 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best hand lotions. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hand-lotions">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tweezers">The 5 Best Tweezers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-nail-clippers">The 5 Best Nail Clippers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hydrating-shampoos">The 5 Best Hydrating Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-ear-thermometers">The 5 Best Ear Thermometers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pet-flea-shampoos">The 5 Best Pet Flea Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best beauty hand cream hand lotion hand lotions lotion moisturizer product reviews shopping Fri, 03 Jun 2016 09:00:07 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1715217 at http://www.wisebread.com Flashback Friday: 53 Beauty Hacks You Have to Try This Summer http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-53-beauty-hacks-you-have-to-try-this-summer <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/flashback-friday-53-beauty-hacks-you-have-to-try-this-summer" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_hat_summer_000062616340.jpg" alt="Woman trying beauty hacks this summer" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Summer is a tough time for beauty. Humidity makes your hair turn into a nest of frizz, sweat makes your makeup run, and sunburns can really mess up your skin (as well as lead to scary potential health risks). But on the upside, it's the perfect time to minimize your beauty routine, do more with less, go au naturel, and become more confident in the gorgeous, real you.</p> <p>Here are the 53 best beauty hacks you should try this summer.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/woman_beauty_rules_000034808610.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-beauty-rules-you-should-be-breaking?ref=fbf">6 Beauty Rules You Should Be Breaking</a> &mdash; These are rules we're all conditioned to follow, even though they're absolute BS. Well, it's time to tap into your rebellious side and ditch these beauty rules. Because they're only holding back your full beauty potential.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-homemade-beauty-treatments-that-actually-work?ref=fbf">7 Homemade Beauty Treatments That Actually Work</a> &mdash; Believe it or not, some of the best beauty products can be made with ingredients found in your cupboard or fridge. And all of these are perfect for your delicate summer skin.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/makeup-154417038-small.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-easy-beauty-tricks-to-hide-your-flaws-not-that-you-have-any?ref=fbf">8 Easy Beauty Tricks to Hide Your Flaws (Not That You Have Any!)</a> &mdash; Since heavy makeup tends to run and fade on hot summer days, here are ways to cover up blemishes and uneven skin tones without piling on the products.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-foods-scientifically-proven-to-make-you-more-beautiful?ref=fbf">7 Foods Scientifically Proven to Make You (More) Beautiful</a> &mdash; Instead of using citrus fruits to make a DIY face mask, actually eat it instead! Yes, it's true. You can eat more <em>and</em> look better. Not a bad deal, eh?</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/woman_at_beach_000032786684.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/18-beauty-tips-and-hacks-for-summer?ref-fbf">18 Beauty Tips and Hacks for Summer</a> &mdash; Did you know that sunscreen has an expiration date? And that shampooing less frequently will make your summer locks shinier and healthier? True and true. These summer beauty hacks will help you survive the summer heat will still looking fab.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-beauty-mistakes-that-may-be-ruining-your-skin?ref=fbf">7 Beauty Mistakes That May Be Ruining Your Skin</a> &mdash; Do not step outside without slathering on the SPF. Keep the skin products to a minimum and keep your skin safe and healthy this summer with these essential beauty rules.</p> <p><em>What are some other beauty hacks that are perfect for summer? Share with us in the comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chrissa-hardy">Chrissa Hardy</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-53-beauty-hacks-you-have-to-try-this-summer">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-13"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-the-118-best-beauty-hacks-of-all-time">Flashback Friday: The 118 Best Beauty Hacks of All Time</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-76-new-years-resolutions-thatll-make-2017-your-year">Flashback Friday: 76 New Year&#039;s Resolutions That&#039;ll Make 2017 Your Year</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-70-brilliant-ways-to-beat-the-heat-this-summer">Flashback Friday: 70 Brilliant Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-the-119-best-fitness-hacks-for-busy-people">Flashback Friday: The 119 Best Fitness Hacks for Busy People</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-84-frugal-ways-to-eliminate-stress">Flashback Friday: 84 Frugal Ways to Eliminate Stress</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living Health and Beauty beauty beauty hacks beauty tips fbf flashback friday healthy living summer Fri, 27 May 2016 10:00:05 +0000 Chrissa Hardy 1717928 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Body Scrubs http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-body-scrubs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-body-scrubs" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_body_scrub_000077483063.jpg" alt="Woman using best body scrubs for clear skin" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Using a body scrub in the shower will leave your skin soft and smooth before you ever apply lotion. A salt scrub is one of the most popular body treatments at the spa, but you don&rsquo;t need to spend extra money at a spa to get those intense results. With the right body scrub, you can reveal your most beautiful skin from home.</p> <h2>What Is Body Scrub?</h2> <p>Body scrub is a skin care item that can cleanse and exfoliate the body. It can also stimulate circulation in the skin, remove dead skin cells, and provide a refreshing massage first thing in the morning. The scrubs typically contain a combination of sugar or salt to gently scrub the skin and remove the outer dead layer of skin to reveal a new layer of softer, brighter skin underneath. With continued use, a quality scrub can provide you with smoother, firmer skin and a range of other beauty and health benefits.</p> <p>Body scrub can be applied directly to the skin, or it can be applied with a loofah or washcloth. After your shower, slather on a quality moisturizer or body butter and your skin will feel silky smooth all day. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-body-butters?ref=seealso">The 5 Best Body Butters</a>)</p> <h2>Top 5 Body Scrubs</h2> <h3>Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BLHYD3G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00BLHYD3G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4JGPQ3JAVZ5OUQXR"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/treehut.jpg" width="184" height="200" align="right" alt="" /></a>The award-winning <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BLHYD3G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00BLHYD3G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4JGPQ3JAVZ5OUQXR">Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub</a> uses whole sugar grains to provide an effective, yet gentle, exfoliation and remove dead skin cells. It contains Shea Nut Oil, certified organic Shea Butter products, Amazon Pequi extract, and other beneficial natural extracts to repair and moisturize your skin. It is also enriched with Safflower Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil, Orange Oil, and vitamins A, C, and E to keep your skin looking youthful and feeling soft. It has a thick texture and unlike many other body scrubs, this one will not separate into two parts (the scrub and the oil), so you won&rsquo;t have to worry about mixing it up before using it.</p> <p>Most reviewers have noticeable results from the very first use, and some even experienced great results on acne and dark spots. It can also help promote elasticity, provide anti-aging benefits, improve complexion, support collagen formation, detoxify and rejuvenate the skin, reduce sun damage, and provide your skin with a natural sheen. It also has an exotic tropical scent that most reviewers can&rsquo;t seem to get enough of.</p> <p>The paraben-free scrub is really affordable, but can stand up to the more expensive sugar scrubs. Available in a number of tempting scents, you are sure to find one that brightens your mornings and awakens your skin. This is a TotalBeauty &ldquo;Best of&rdquo; top-rated beauty product and has outstanding reviews online from both men and women, including on Amazon and Ulta.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BLHYD3G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00BLHYD3G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4JGPQ3JAVZ5OUQXR"><em>Currently $9.29 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Neutrogena Body Clear Scrub</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UOLBEAA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00UOLBEAA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4QTFA5EJVN465MTJ"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/neutrogena_3.jpg" width="87" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UOLBEAA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00UOLBEAA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4QTFA5EJVN465MTJ">Neutrogena Body Clear Scrub</a> is a cult classic for a reason. You won&rsquo;t find a better selection for acne-prone skin. It has a light, clean scent and contains sandy scrubbing beads that won&rsquo;t tear up your skin or cause any irritation. It works quickly so you can expect real results, real fast, even on stubborn acne. It uses salicylic acid and gentle exfoliators to cleanse your skin, fight acne breakouts, and even prevent future breakouts from forming. It was the first of its kind to contain salicylic acid, and is a must-have for anyone suffering from body acne. It is oil-free and will buff away dead skin cells to leave your skin soft and smooth after every use. It is also non-comedogenic, so it won&rsquo;t clog your pores or lead to further breakouts.</p> <p>The dermatologist-recommended scrub is ideal for all skin types, even sensitive skin. It can be used on the entire body, or only on acne-prone areas. It is an Allure Readers&rsquo; Choice Winner and has outstanding reviews from acne sufferers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UOLBEAA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00UOLBEAA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4QTFA5EJVN465MTJ"><em>Currently $5.97 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Bath &amp; Body Works AROMATHERAPY Stress Relief Sugar Scrub</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LZUP36/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B005LZUP36&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DKYZA2DHJOIBRPKN"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/bath%20and%20body.jpg" width="200" height="164" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LZUP36/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B005LZUP36&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DKYZA2DHJOIBRPKN">Bath &amp; Body Works AROMATHERAPY Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint Sugar Scrub</a> contains eucalyptus oil and tea to help soothe your mind before you deal with the stresses of the day. The sugar scrub is gritty, but gentle, and contains quite a bit of oil, which allows the scrub to glide over the skin. Once you wash away the scrub, it will leave your skin shimmery from the oil, and glowing from the scrub. The scent will remind you of an upscale salon, so you&rsquo;ll feel like you&rsquo;re spending a day at the spa every time you shower.</p> <p>Bath &amp; Body Works body scrubs top the charts for the most beloved scrubs on the market. You can choose from endless scents to find the one that best suits your personal style. This eucalyptus spearmint scent offers stress relief benefits and is the perfect way to start or end your day. To intensify the effects, breathe deeply to promote stress relief. It is a TotalBeauty &ldquo;Best of&rdquo; top-rated beauty product and has outstanding online reviews from both men and women. In fact, many reviewers said this is their daily beauty must-have.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LZUP36/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B005LZUP36&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DKYZA2DHJOIBRPKN"><em>Currently $13.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Aveeno Positively Nourishing Aveeno Smoothing Body Wash</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002ZN3JF8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002ZN3JF8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5WLI7LZDPQ3XSGZV"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/aveeno_1.jpg" width="71" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002ZN3JF8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002ZN3JF8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5WLI7LZDPQ3XSGZV">Aveeno Positively Nourishing Smoothing Body Wash</a> uses the power of rice beads, walnut shells, and natural exfoliants to remove dry, dull skin. This results in a scrub that is grainy, but not scratchy. Your skin will feel softer and look radiantly bright after every use. It is lightly scented with pomegranate, and contains nourishing oils that work with the steam of your shower. Reviewers tend to agree that this has a very pleasant scent that isn&rsquo;t strong, so it shouldn&rsquo;t interfere with your perfume or cologne.</p> <p>You can&rsquo;t go wrong with anything from the Aveeno brand. After all, if it&rsquo;s good enough for Jennifer Aniston&rsquo;s flawless skin, it&rsquo;s worth a shot. The Aveeno brand has also been recommended by dermatologists for more than 60 years. This scrub is also the 2015 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner and has outstanding reviews online.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002ZN3JF8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002ZN3JF8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5WLI7LZDPQ3XSGZV"><em>Currently $10.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>100% Natural Arabica Coffee Scrub</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0169PFLFI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0169PFLFI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=IXOTONA6WBUZBFDO"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/arabica.jpg" width="200" height="200" align="right" alt="" /></a>Most people agree that a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0169PFLFI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0169PFLFI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=IXOTONA6WBUZBFDO">Natural Arabica coffee scrub</a> will work wonders on your skin, and there are a number of highly rated coffee scrubs available for you to choose from, but none are as highly rated as the 100% Natural Arabica Coffee Scrub with Organic Coffee, Coconut, and Shea Butter. It can help you fight acne, whiteheads, blackheads, cellulite, stretch marks, eczema, dark spots, scarring, hyperpigmentation, psoriasis, age spots, dry skin, and wrinkles, all at once. It accomplishes so much, all while hydrating, detoxifying, tightening, and beautifying the skin. The caffeine can also serve as a vascular restrictor, meaning that it will reduce the appearance of varicose veins and spider veins by shrinking the blood vessels. It is completely natural and safe enough to use on any area of the body or face, even around the sensitive eye area.</p> <p>It offers gentle, yet effective, exfoliation with beneficial ingredients like coffee, Organic Shea Butter, Dead Sea Salt, Organic Coconut Extract, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Grape Seed Oil, and Cacao Extract. It is also loaded with antioxidants, which can nourish and protect your skin from further damage. The all-natural scrub will leave your skin soft, smooth, moisturized, and glowing. It can also restore elasticity, stimulate blood flow and circulation, boost cell turnover, repair sun damage, even skin tone, and reduce fine lines, swelling, and inflammation. While it doesn&rsquo;t have a strong scent, some reviewers detected a faint smell of coffee after getting out of the shower.</p> <p>This offers a great deal and can save you time in the morning because the same product can be used on both the face and the body. It is an Amazon best seller, one of the &ldquo;most wished for&rdquo; items on Amazon, and has more than 2,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you are bound to be happy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0169PFLFI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0169PFLFI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=IXOTONA6WBUZBFDO"><em>Currently $14.50 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best body scrubs. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-body-scrubs">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tweezers">The 5 Best Tweezers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-makeup-removers">The 5 Best Makeup Removers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-highlighters">The 5 Best Highlighters</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-manicure-kits">The 5 Best Manicure Kits</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hairsprays">The 5 Best Hairsprays</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty beauty products body scrubs product reviews shopping skin scrub skincare Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:00:04 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1691720 at http://www.wisebread.com 15 Smartest Ways to Save at Sephora http://www.wisebread.com/15-smartest-ways-to-save-at-sephora <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/15-smartest-ways-to-save-at-sephora" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000072613569_Large.jpg" alt="saving money at sephora" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sephora is the mecca of all things beauty. And while it may be the best place to find all of your beauty essentials, it can also be the easiest way to overspend and break your budget. Fortunately, we've found a number of ways for you to save money and get more from every Sephora trip.</p> <h2>1. Join the Beauty Insider Program</h2> <p>Once you join the free <a href="http://www.sephora.com/about-beauty-insider">Beauty Insider Program</a>, you'll start building points towards rewards. You'll get one point per dollar you spend, and once you hit 100 points, you can trade them in for a free product. They also offer a free birthday gift and other freebies throughout the year for Beauty Insiders. If you let your points accumulate, you'll be able to get a bigger, better prize. Don't worry, your points will never expire. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-store-loyalty-programs-that-are-worth-it?ref=seealso">9 Store Loyalty Programs That Are Worth It</a>)</p> <p>If you spend $350 in a year, you'll enter the VIB (Very Important Beauty Insider) Program for even more perks and insider events. If you spend $1,000 in a year, you'll enter the VIB Rouge Program for perks like free shipping and unlimited free makeovers, so you can take advantage of the talented Sephora makeup artists whenever you need.</p> <h2>2. Get Free Samples</h2> <p>Ask for free samples of anything you want to try. You can get up to three free samples from each of the three departments: makeup, skincare, and fragrance. All you have to do is ask and they will give you a free sample of the foundation, eyeshadow, lipstick, perfume, shampoo, lotion, or any cosmetic item you want to try out at home.</p> <p>You should also inquire about free samples at checkout. And you can expect three free samples with any Sephora online order. For even more free samples with your online order, take a look at the <a href="http://www.sephora.com/promotions-weekly-specials">Weekly Specials</a> for freebies with a discount code.</p> <h2>3. Get a Free Makeover</h2> <p>You can get a free 15-minute makeover or mini facial at your local store. You can choose from mini-makeovers like false eyelash application, eyebrow application, or focusing on a specific area of the face.</p> <h2>4. Take Free Classes</h2> <p>Do you want to learn to apply makeup like a pro? Sephora's got you covered. They offer free makeup application assistance and two-hour <a href="http://www.sephora.com/store-locations-events?tab=classes">beauty classes</a> so you can improve your skills and keep up with the latest makeup trends.</p> <h2>5. Follow Sephora on Social Media</h2> <p>Follow Sephora on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/sephora/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/sephora/">Instagram</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/Sephora">Twitter</a>. They commonly offer discounts, promos, and giveaways for their social media fans.</p> <h2>6. Ignore Store Temptations</h2> <p>Sephora places items that they think will tempt you most by the cash register &mdash; which aren't usually the best deals). Try ignoring those cute, but costly, temptations.</p> <h2>7. Look Beyond Eye Level</h2> <p>Sephora, like many retailers, commonly places the most expensive products at eye level. Look above and below eye level for the best deals. To save even more, start shopping the perimeters of the store, where the sales and deals are usually hiding.</p> <h2>8. Avoid Travel Products<strong> </strong></h2> <p>In most cases, travel items aren't a good deal. They are more expensive, per unit, compared to larger products. If you really need travel products for your next trip, ask for free samples instead.</p> <h2>9. Get Free Shipping</h2> <p>If you're planning on making a lot of online purchases, consider joining the <a href="http://www.sephora.com/sephora-flash-subscription-P379518">Sephora Flash Subscription Program</a>, which will get you unlimited free two-day shipping for $10 per year. When you consider that two-day shipping can cost $10.95 each time, you'll see that this is a great deal. The program is free to join for VIB Rouge members.</p> <p>If there is an item you need that Sephora doesn't have in stock at your local store, they will ship it to you for free. You can also get free shipping online at any time with a $50 purchase.</p> <h2>10. Purchase Value Sets, Palettes, or Sampler Kits<strong> </strong></h2> <p>Value sets, sampler kits, and palettes offer more product for less money, so you'll get a better deal. In fact, you can save up to 70% off and have more fun with a value set. Some sets will even advertise on the front of the packaging how much you'll save.</p> <p>The Sephora perfume samplers are another great deal. You'll get to try samples of some of the most popular fragrances for men and women. Best of all, the set includes a certificate for a free full-size bottle of your favorite perfume or cologne from the sampler.</p> <h2>11. Check the Beauty Steals Bins</h2> <p>You'll find Beauty Steals bins throughout the store, which are usually located on the aisle ends. They feature some of the best deals in the store, so make sure to regularly give them a scan.</p> <h2>12. Shop the Semi-Annual Sales<strong> </strong></h2> <p>Sephora has semi-annual sales in April and November. You can stock up on all your beauty must-haves at that time for 10%-15% off.</p> <h2>13. Take Advantage of Sales Within Two Weeks</h2> <p>We've all made a purchase only to find it on sale the following week. Fortunately, Sephora will offer price adjustments if you find it on sale within two weeks of your purchase.</p> <h2>14. Shop Online</h2> <p>When you shop online, keep in mind that you'll get free samples. And make sure to visit the <a href="http://www.sephora.com/beauty-deals">Beauty Deals page</a> and <a href="http://www.sephora.com/search/saleResults.jsp">Sales page</a> for the best discounts and freebies. Use Ibotta, Ebates, or Raise.com whenever you shop &mdash; in store or online &mdash; along with promos and discount codes, for the best savings.</p> <h2>15. Return Anything That Doesn't Work for You</h2> <p>Don't waste money on products you're never going to use. Sephora has a great hassle-free <a href="http://www.sephora.com/returns-exchanges">return and exchange policy</a>, so if something doesn't work for you, simply return it within 60 days. If you don't have your receipt, they can look up your purchases using your ID, Beauty Insider account, or the card you used to make the purchase. You can also return anything you purchased online for free using the prepaid return label.</p> <p><em>Do you have other tips for saving big at Sephora? Share with us in the comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-smartest-ways-to-save-at-sephora">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-makeup-brush-cleaners">The 5 Best Makeup Brush Cleaners</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pressed-powders">The 5 Best Pressed Powders</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-lip-stains">The 5 Best Lip Stains</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-contour-powders">The 5 Best Contour Powders</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-makeup-removers">The 5 Best Makeup Removers</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty makeup makeup buys saving hacks sephora ways to save Fri, 01 Apr 2016 09:00:04 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1682909 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Manicure Kits http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-manicure-kits <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-manicure-kits" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_manicure_nails_000063422637.jpg" alt="Woman using best manicure kit to paint her nails" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you tired of wasting money at the salon? Well, you&rsquo;re in luck, because a quality manicure kit can help you achieve salon-worthy results from home, at only a fraction of the cost. You&rsquo;ll want to look for a kit that offers professional grade nail tools that will last over time. The right manicure kit will depend on which tools you need, the condition of your nails, and your budget and personal preferences. Fortunately, we&rsquo;ve found some of the best manicure kits available to help get you started.</p> <h2>What Is a Manicure Kit?</h2> <p>A manicure kit contains everything you need to shape and maintain your nails, trim the cuticles, clear away hang nails and rough spots on your hands, and perfect the skin surrounding your nails. The kit may include nail clippers, nail scissors, emery boards, cuticle nippers or pushers, tweezers, ear scissors, and other nail and beauty tools.</p> <p>With the right manicure set, your hands and feet can always look their best without having to spend extra time or money at the salon. You'll be able to achieve your favorite nail designs from home, on your own time. A manicure kit is the perfect addition to any bathroom, and can serve as a great gift for any man or woman in your life.</p> <h2>Top 5 Manicure Kits</h2> <h3>Stainless Steel Manicure Pedicure Set</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009NQKKMU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B009NQKKMU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5QHJ5ZVV6PTOMWYW"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/stainless%20mani.jpg" width="189" height="200" align="right" alt="" /></a>This high-quality <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009NQKKMU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B009NQKKMU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5QHJ5ZVV6PTOMWYW">Stainless Steel Manicure Pedicure Ear pick Nail-Clippers Set</a> includes 10 professional manicure essentials, including two nail clippers, cuticle trimmer, tweezers, beauty scissors, nail file, single-edged double-sided push stick, V-shaped push stick, and ear pick. The affordable kit is safely housed in a delicate leather case, making this 10-in-1 manicure set perfect for home use or on-the-go.</p> <p>Available in four colors, you can find the perfect kit for yourself or as a gift. While it is the most affordable option on our list, the set contains high-quality items that have increased cutting force and special polishing technology to ensure you can achieve the perfect manicure every time. As one of Amazon&rsquo;s best sellers in manicure and pedicure kits, it has outstanding reviews online and is commonly recommended as the best manicure kit for your investment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009NQKKMU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B009NQKKMU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5QHJ5ZVV6PTOMWYW"><em>Currently $6.49 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Seki Edge Craftsman 6-piece Grooming Kit</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000SC49HA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000SC49HA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=WRDAAERNIZ5VF72R"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/seki.jpg" width="220" height="185" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you&rsquo;re tired of having to replace your manicure kit, then the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000SC49HA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000SC49HA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=WRDAAERNIZ5VF72R">Seki Edge Craftsman 6-piece Grooming Kit</a> is perfect for you. That&rsquo;s because it's the last set you will ever need to buy, thanks to its unrivaled quality and dependability. The Seki Edge Craftsman Grooming Kit has everything you need for a manicure, including deluxe stainless steel toenail clippers with nail file, Seki Edge satin straight fingernail clippers, nostril scissors, stainless steel nail nippers, nail file, and the Seki Edge extra grip slant tweezers.</p> <p>Housed in a soft and supple black genuine leather case, you can rest assured that your high-quality grooming tools will be well protected when they aren&rsquo;t in use. Manufactured by Greenbell, a world-class Japanese manufacturer, you won't need to worry about anything in this kit rusting, breaking, or letting you down. Each item is made with quality materials and workmanship, so it is designed to last for years to come.</p> <p>This complete professional kit is the most expensive option on our list, but reviewers tend to agree that the difference in quality is worth the additional cost. The nail clippers alone are life-changing. Each heavyweight tool has precise cutting edges and a sleek design, so you can achieve the perfect manicure in only a few minutes. In fact, many reviewers noted that you can keep the kit for life or hand it down to your grandchildren. If this set isn&rsquo;t exactly what you&rsquo;re looking for, Seki Edge also offers a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000SC2E68/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000SC2E68&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=P7257FE3WBJRQGYW">two-piece grooming kit</a>, a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000SC1IU6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000SC1IU6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=EEZK4HPQSEIG6RKX">nine-piece grooming kit</a>, and a range of other grooming kits to better suit your personal needs and preferences. Frequently referred to online as &ldquo;the best manicure kit for men,&rdquo; this set is backed by outstanding online reviews on Amazon and independent review sites.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000SC49HA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000SC49HA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=WRDAAERNIZ5VF72R"><em>Currently $84.34 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Conair True Glow All-In-One Nail Care System</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HCZ5OF2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00HCZ5OF2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XLMFWMED3WTSY57O"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/conair_1.jpg" width="194" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you&rsquo;re looking for a complete system that closely resembles what you would find at the salon, then the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HCZ5OF2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00HCZ5OF2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XLMFWMED3WTSY57O">Conair True Glow All-In-One Nail Care System</a> is right for you. The unique all-in-one design offers professional results from home. This attractive nail care system can help create the perfect manicure and pedicure in just four easy steps. You can quickly shape, smooth, and polish natural or acrylic nails using the 12 attachments, including a cuticle shaper, metal smoothing plate, metal shaping plate, buffing plate, smoothing plate, medium stone cone, large sapphire cone, medium sapphire cone, small sapphire cone, smoothing disc, shaping disc, and buffing disc.</p> <p>The rechargeable nail tool has variable speed control and light to help you achieve flawless results. The manicure bowl will help soften nails and cuticles, while the built-in nail dryer can speed up drying time so your nails look picture-perfect in no time. The bonus travel pouch will allow you to easily transport your nail care system. As one of Amazon&rsquo;s top rated items in manicure and pedicure kits, this all-in-one system is backed by outstanding reviews online.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HCZ5OF2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00HCZ5OF2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XLMFWMED3WTSY57O"><em>Currently $45.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>3 SWORDS GERMANY 8-Piece Manicure &amp; Pedicure Kit</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003CZ81NI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003CZ81NI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=WE2LYQYFRMKM4LII"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/3%20sword.jpg" width="220" height="171" align="right" alt="" /></a>The complete <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003CZ81NI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003CZ81NI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=WE2LYQYFRMKM4LII">3 SWORDS GERMANY 8-Piece Manicure &amp; Pedicure Kit</a> includes eight quality manicure and pedicure tools, including nail scissors, cuticle scissors, small nail clippers, large nail clippers, tweezers, hoof stick, sapphire nail file, and a nail pusher. The set is enclosed in a high quality artificial black leather case, so it is perfect for home or travel use. The kit is delivered in an attractive gift box, which makes it the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for any man or woman in your life. 3 Swords Germany also offers an award-winning 10-piece set, 16-piece set, and 18-piece set to best meet your needs and preferences.</p> <p>Made in Germany since 1927, each tool is intricately crafted with superior workmanship and materials. Frequently referred to online as &ldquo;the best manicure kit for men,&rdquo; this set is affordable, without sacrificing quality or quantity. As one of Amazon&rsquo;s top rated items in manicure and pedicure kits, it is sturdy, well made, and provides an incredible value for the money.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003CZ81NI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003CZ81NI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=WE2LYQYFRMKM4LII"><em>Currently $25.80 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>VOGUE PROFESSIONAL Powerful Plug-in Slim Lightweight Pro Nail Art Drill Kit</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006ZAPMT8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B006ZAPMT8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=6A7AVIWEEZHAW6VG"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/vogue.jpg" width="180" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>Whether you have real or acrylic nails, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006ZAPMT8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B006ZAPMT8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=6A7AVIWEEZHAW6VG">VOGUE PROFESSIONAL Powerful Plug-in Slim Lightweight Pro Nail Art Drill</a> is right for you. This powerful professional drill is ideal for both home and salon use, and can even be used by beginners. The portable slim drill can be used on acrylics, UV gel, or natural nails. It can file, buff, and shape the nails, remove calluses, insert nail charms, and more. It includes seven specialty bits designed especially for your fingernails. The salon-quality hand drill has a convenient speed adjustment and includes chrome-plated attachments. The switch is on the unit itself, rather than on a foot pedal, which allows for easier, more convenient usage. The exclusive pro attachments can also be easily changed out without tools.</p> <p>While the lightweight drill has been used by many nail techs for nearly 30 years, it is also ideal for keeping your natural and artificial nails perfectly manicured from home. It is easy to use and comes with instructions, so you can master it in no time. This has been a top-selling drill among beauty stores since 1985 and is backed by a 12-month warranty and outstanding online reviews. The company also prides itself on customer service and has a nail technician available to answer any of your questions via email.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006ZAPMT8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B006ZAPMT8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=6A7AVIWEEZHAW6VG"><em>Currently $23.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best manicure kits. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div align="center"><a href="//www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Fthe-5-best-manicure-kits&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2FThe%205%20Best%20Manicure%20Kits.jpg&amp;description=The%205%20Best%20Manicure%20Kits" data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-config="above" data-pin-color="red" data-pin-height="28"><img src="//assets.pinterest.com/images/pidgets/pinit_fg_en_rect_red_28.png" alt="" /></a> </p> <!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --><!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --><script type="text/javascript" async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <div align="center">&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/The%205%20Best%20Manicure%20Kits.jpg" alt="The 5 Best Manicure Kits" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-manicure-kits">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hairsprays">The 5 Best Hairsprays</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-gel-nail-polishes">The 5 Best Gel Nail Polishes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tweezers">The 5 Best Tweezers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pressed-powders">The 5 Best Pressed Powders</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-lip-stains">The 5 Best Lip Stains</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping Style beauty beauty products mani pedi manicure kit nail art product reviews Wed, 23 Mar 2016 09:00:04 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1639602 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Conditioners http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-conditioners <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-conditioners" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_hair_conditioner_000066425543.jpg" alt="Woman using best conditioner for healthy hair" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Your hair needs to stay hydrated in order to look its best. In order to keep it hydrated, soft, shiny, and manageable, you need the right conditioner. The key to finding the right conditioner is choosing something that conditions your hair, without weighing it down. This is why there are different conditioners available for each hair type. Fortunately, we&rsquo;ve found some of the best conditioners available, so you can start experimenting to find the right one for your hair.</p> <h2>What Is Conditioner?</h2> <p>Conditioner is a hair product that can moisturize the hair and scalp, and improve the overall health and appearance of the hair. It can also help your hair retain moisture and protect it from further damage, which will improve its condition over time. After using conditioner, your hair should feel soft, moisturized, and manageable, so you can style it in less time. Apply conditioner after shampoo and leave it in the hair for one to two minutes before rinsing it completely from the hair.</p> <h2>Top 5 Conditioners</h2> <h3>It's A 10 Miracle Conditioner</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TKH6G2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000TKH6G2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=MZITLM7IW3GL4Z5B"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/its%20a%2010.jpg" width="100" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you&rsquo;ve tried the cult classic <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TKH6G2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000TKH6G2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=MZITLM7IW3GL4Z5B">It&rsquo;s A 10 leave-in product</a>, then the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004PBU4EC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004PBU4EC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=I6FX77VKM7POKNLL">It's A 10 Miracle Conditioner</a> can take those results one step further. This daily conditioner can repair damage for all hair types, including dry, damaged, and over-processed hair. It also smells great and will leave your hair soft and moisturized, without weighing it down. It can also help eliminate frizz, restore shine, detangle hair, preserve hair color, protect your hair from heat styling, prevent split ends, and more.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s A 10 conditioning products are recommended by professional hairstylists, celebrities, and publications like Cosmopolitan, TotalBeauty, and Elle. Most reviewers agree that this truly is a miracle product and can transform even the most damaged, tangled hair.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004PBU4EC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004PBU4EC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=I6FX77VKM7POKNLL"><em>Currently $34.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Hydrating Conditioner</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0087PWNDC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0087PWNDC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=N74VSSXZPWXG2M67"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/pantene%20conditioner.jpg" width="95" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0087PWNDC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0087PWNDC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=N74VSSXZPWXG2M67">Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Hydrating Conditioner</a> has a moisture-silk complex that helps lock in moisture from root to tip, so your hair is healthier with every wash. It contains antioxidants, which can nourish the hair from the core to the surface. It can also reduce protein loss, improve hair health, and leave your hair soft, shiny, detangled, frizz-free, and manageable. It is ideal for all hair types, including permed and color-treated hair.</p> <p>Pantene conditioners are recommended by Cosmopolitan, TotalBeauty, Elle, and Good Housekeeping. This conditioner is an Amazon bestseller, but if it isn&rsquo;t right for you, you may still want to try one of the other conditioners in the line. There are a range of Pantene conditioners available, such as the body building and full and thick varieties, which will condition your hair, while boosting volume at the same time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0087PWNDC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0087PWNDC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=N74VSSXZPWXG2M67"><em>Currently $6.98 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>L'Oreal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care System Moisture Conditioner</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001P24VHK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001P24VHK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=CAJN5KIVLN2Q2QM3"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/loreal.jpg" width="95" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you&rsquo;re looking for a conditioner that can help prolong your salon results, then you&rsquo;ve found it in <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001P24VHK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001P24VHK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=CAJN5KIVLN2Q2QM3">L&rsquo;Oreal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care System Moisture Conditioner</a>. It's ideal for color-treated hair, and can help preserve your color for much longer. It does not contain any harsh sulfates that can damage your hair. Instead, it contains UV filters and an anti-fade system, which offers long-lasting color purity and protection against sun damage. This sulfate-free protective conditioner will hydrate your hair with refreshing rosemary, juniper, mint, and natural botanicals. The creamy formula will leave your hair soft, shiny, nourished, and smelling great, while protecting the color so it stays bright and vibrant.</p> <p>This drugstore favorite is a bestseller on Amazon and is commonly recommended online. L&rsquo;Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare conditioners are also recommended by Allure and TotalBeauty. You can&rsquo;t go wrong with L&rsquo;Oreal conditioners. They are commonly compared to the most expensive conditioners on the market, and always come out on top. L&rsquo;Oreal has affordable conditioners specifically designed for every type of hair. There are even varieties that can effectively combat difficult issues, like brassy blonde.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001P24VHK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001P24VHK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=CAJN5KIVLN2Q2QM3"><em>Currently $5.97 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Joico Body Luxe Thickening Conditioner</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KQ737C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000KQ737C&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=EIERVBJ5LANVTMN5"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/joico.jpg" width="79" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KQ737C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000KQ737C&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=EIERVBJ5LANVTMN5">Joico Body Luxe Thickening Conditioner</a> was selected as one of the best hair-thickening conditioners by Good Housekeeping because it can help restore and moisturize your hair, while making it look and feel thicker and fuller overall. Your hair will feel softer and more manageable immediately after each use. The thickening conditioner contains keratin and an oat protein complex to thicken each hair fiber, as well as a quadramine complex to protect the hair from further damage. It has a balance of 19 essential amino acids, which can reconstruct the hair from the cuticle to the cortex. It can also help detangle even the most dry, damaged, tangled hair, and make it more responsive to styling. It has a thick, rich consistency, but rinses away nicely.</p> <p>Reviewers agree that this conditioner can actually boost volume for all hair types, including fine hair. The Joico conditioners are recommended by TotalBeauty, featured in various publications, and commonly used in (and recommended by) professional salons. The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000O70LJO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000O70LJO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=IKF2LGKRQS3652ZA">Joico Color Endure Violet Conditioner</a> is another award-winning conditioner, designed specifically for blonde and gray hair.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KQ737C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000KQ737C&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=EIERVBJ5LANVTMN5"><em>Currently $8.57 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Aussie 3-Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioning Treatment</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GCW1P4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000GCW1P4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=VDEDLOPURCH6JMMY"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/aussie.jpg" width="90" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GCW1P4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000GCW1P4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=VDEDLOPURCH6JMMY">Aussie 3-Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioning Treatment</a> takes the standard three minutes to process, but it offers the results of a deep conditioner, which usually takes much longer to process. In fact, it promises to offer three times the moisturizing power of a traditional conditioner in just three short minutes. It is ideal for even the most dry, damaged hair, thanks to ultra hydrating ingredients like natural Australian aloe, sea kelp, and jojoba seed oil. It will leave your hair instantly softer, shinier, and feeling thicker. It can also detangle the hair, leaving it more manageable. Many reviewers experienced results with this conditioner, even when they&rsquo;ve had no luck with traditional conditioners in the past. It smells like coconut and has a thick consistency, but will wash out nicely. The bottle itself has unique packaging, with no bottom cap. You simply squeeze the bottle when you want conditioner and it will dispense out of the bottom.</p> <p>This conditioner has recently gained a lot of popularity because it promises dramatic results and can actually hold up to the claims. It is also the 2011 and 2012 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner, 2013 and 2014 Glamour Glammy Award Winner, 2014 Total Beauty Readers&rsquo; Choice Award, and the recipient of a number of beauty product awards. The &ldquo;Before and Afters&rdquo; and online reviews are convincing, with nearly 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also one of the top rated conditioners on Influenster, with more than 5,000 online reviews. It&rsquo;s also backed by a money-back satisfaction guarantee for your added peace of mind. There are a number of Aussie 3-Minute Miracle Deep Conditioning Treatment varieties to try, but the Moist conditioner is the one most commonly recommended, especially for women with dry, damaged, or curly hair. At such an affordable price, it is definitely worth a try.</p> <p><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GCW1P4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000GCW1P4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=VDEDLOPURCH6JMMY">Currently $7.42 on Amazon</a></em></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best conditioners. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-conditioners">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hairsprays">The 5 Best Hairsprays</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hydrating-shampoos">The 5 Best Hydrating Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-repair-shampoos">The 5 Best Repair Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-shampoos">The 5 Best Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-manicure-kits">The 5 Best Manicure Kits</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty beauty products conditioners hair care product reviews shampoo Wed, 09 Mar 2016 10:00:07 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1639603 at http://www.wisebread.com Flashback Friday: The 118 Best Beauty Hacks of All Time http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-the-118-best-beauty-hacks-of-all-time <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/flashback-friday-the-118-best-beauty-hacks-of-all-time" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_pink_hair_000078781909.jpg" alt="Woman using best beauty hacks of all time to look her best" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking your best is a skill that is slowly perfected over many years. Most beauty tricks we learn through jumping on bold trends, embracing what works, and learning from our own heinous beauty blunders. It takes time, but the end result is worth the wait, because by a certain age, you know how to put your best foot &mdash; and freshest face &mdash; forward, and make the world around you do a double take when you pass by.</p> <p>But while you might already consider yourself a master of your signature style, beauty schoolin' never ends. There is always more to learn, and more tricks to try. Here's a roundup of the 118 best beauty hacks we've ever shared.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/iStock_000059261462_Medium.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-easy-ways-to-save-on-common-beauty-buys">12 Easy Ways to Save on Common Beauty Buys</a> &mdash; You'll spend a shocking amount of moola on makeup in your life, so these tips on common beauty buys will keep your budget in check when it comes to the essentials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-makeup-items-you-should-ditch-today">7 Makeup Items You Should Ditch Today</a> &mdash; Knowing what to let go of is almost as important as knowing which beauty products to buy. Beauty products are getting better by the day, so it might be time to ditch these oldies and stick with the newbies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-easy-beauty-tricks-to-hide-your-flaws-not-that-you-have-any">8 Easy Beauty Tricks to Hide Your Flaws (Not That You Have Any!)</a> &mdash; Nobody is perfect, and our flaws are what make us unique. But that giant splotchy zit on your forehead isn't your favorite feature right now, and should really be hidden. Here's how to do it.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/woman_manicure_000060239516.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/16-hacks-for-the-perfect-at-home-mani-pedi">16 Hacks for the Perfect At-Home Mani-Pedi</a> &mdash; There are few things in this world more wonderful than getting the perfect mani-pedi. But why spend steep salon prices when you can give yourself a stellar nail makeover at home? Exactly. Time to DIY those paws.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-beauty-tools-that-arent-worth-the-money">7 Beauty Tools That Aren't Worth the Money</a> &mdash; Every beauty tool is marketed as &quot;the one thing you need in your makeup bag&quot; or &quot;the tool that will always leave you looking your best.&quot; However, not every beauty tool delivers on those promises, and when they don't, they sure aren't worth the money you spend to get them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/18-beauty-tips-and-hacks-for-summer">18 Beauty Tips and Hacks for Summer</a> &mdash; With the high temps and intense humidity, the summer season can be a three-month beauty disaster. Here's how to embrace the elements and make 'em work for you.</p> <p>&nbsp;<img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/women_wearing_facemasks_000050640308.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-diy-beauty-masks-made-from-food">9 DIY Beauty Masks Made From Food</a> &mdash; Those fancy, high-end face masks are fun to wear on a night in, but you can actually find all of your beauty mask essentials right in your kitchen. These beauty masks give your face a healthy glow</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-beauty-rules-you-should-be-breaking">6 Beauty Rules You Should Be Breaking</a> &mdash; Not all rules are meant to be followed, even in the beauty world. You only have one face, so embrace it, and break the rules that tell you to hide it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-foods-scientifically-proven-to-make-you-more-beautiful">7 Foods Scientifically Proven to Make You (More) Beautiful</a> &mdash; Wait, so you can eat more food <em>and</em> become more beautiful? Um, don't mind if I do! Can't argue with science, right?</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/mother_daughter_makeup_000057515164.jpg" width="605" height="340" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-keys-to-creating-an-affordable-makeup-kit-youll-love">9 Keys to Creating an Affordable Makeup Kit You'll Love</a> &mdash; Most beauty companies will recommend each of their products to be used with their other products in the same line. Which makes sense, since they would love more of your hard-earned cash. But here's the real deal on how to create a makeup kit that has all of your fave products, and is also affordable.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-homemade-beauty-treatments-that-actually-work">7 Homemade Beauty Treatments That Actually Work</a> &mdash; Home remedies and DIY treatments always sound great, but do they actually work? These sure do. Give them a try and you'll love what you see in the mirror.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-makeup-hacks-from-the-pros">12 Makeup Hacks From the Pros</a> &mdash; With famous clients and high-pressure photo shoots, the pros of the beauty world have probably learned some incredible tricks to keep their clients looking camera-ready and fabulous. Here are their secrets.</p> <p><em>What are your favorite beauty hacks? Share with us in the comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chrissa-hardy">Chrissa Hardy</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-the-118-best-beauty-hacks-of-all-time">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-53-beauty-hacks-you-have-to-try-this-summer">Flashback Friday: 53 Beauty Hacks You Have to Try This Summer</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pressed-powders">The 5 Best Pressed Powders</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-lip-stains">The 5 Best Lip Stains</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-makeup-removers">The 5 Best Makeup Removers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-76-new-years-resolutions-thatll-make-2017-your-year">Flashback Friday: 76 New Year&#039;s Resolutions That&#039;ll Make 2017 Your Year</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living Health and Beauty beauty beauty products fbf flashback friday frugal beauty makeup Fri, 26 Feb 2016 11:00:05 +0000 Chrissa Hardy 1663381 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Hairsprays http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hairsprays <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-hairsprays" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_using_hairspray_000030713074.jpg" alt="Woman using best hairspray to keep hair in place" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nearly every hair type can benefit from hairspray. With so many different sprays available, it can be hard to choose just one. That&rsquo;s why we&rsquo;ve found the best hairsprays available, so you can begin choosing the right one for your hair style.</p> <p>There are different hairsprays best suited for each different hair type. You can also choose from flexible, medium, strong, and super hold, to get the hold and flexibility need. Regardless of which hairspray you choose, you&rsquo;ll want to find something that offers lasting hold, shine, and humidity protection, so that your style stays perfect all day.</p> <h2>What Is Hairspray?</h2> <p>Hairspray is a product that can be sprayed onto the hair to hold your style in place. It usually comes in a spray aerosol can. The first modern hairsprays were developed in the 1940s and were damaging to the hair, over a prolonged use. Today, the formulas are much gentler and can even improve the condition of your hair, so it will be healthier after each use.</p> <p>Hairspray can be spritzed directly onto the hair, about 6&ndash;12 inches from your head. You can also apply it to your brush and comb it through your hair to target flyaways. You can even spray your bobby pins with hairspray before putting them in to provide extra hold. If you really want to get more from your hairspray, you can even use the can as a styling tool by placing your just-styled hair around the can itself and allowing it to cool (like Velcro rollers). This will leave you with significantly more volume. Start slow with hairspray because you can always add more, but if you add too much, your hair will feel crispy, crunchy, and brittle, no matter which hairspray you choose.</p> <h2>Top 5 Hairsprays</h2> <h3>Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007B3T47Y/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B007B3T47Y&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2J5FJZAGLFKS3DHS"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/moroccanoil.jpg" width="61" height="250" align="right" alt="" />Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray</a> is one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling hairsprays for a reason. If you want a hairspray that will give you that &ldquo;just out of the salon&rdquo; feeling, then this is the one for you. Professional hairstylists commonly recommend it because it provides long-lasting hold, while leaving the hair healthier after every use. The lightweight, workable hairspray is packed with great ingredients, like argan oil and vitamin E. It will hold your style all day and provide flexible hold, without leaving any brittleness, crunchiness, or sticky residue behind. It can be brushed out easily and won't weigh hair down, so it is ideal for soft, natural styles. This is ideal for all hair types, including curly, dry, and fine hair. There are various finishes available, so you can the amount of hold you need.</p> <p>It provides a reflective shine shield that will combat frizz, humidity, and flyaways, leaving your hair glossy without weighing it down or making it look greasy. It smells great (according to nearly everyone who&rsquo;s tried it) and leaves the hair feeling healthy, looking shiny, and remaining smooth all day. In fact, it was selected by Real Simple as the best shine boosting hairspray. This is the most expensive option on our list, but reviewers tend to agree that it is worth every penny. Total Beauty selected it as one of the best hairsprays because every reader who reviewed it on their site gave it a perfect score.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007B3T47Y/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B007B3T47Y&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2J5FJZAGLFKS3DHS"><em>Currently $19.84 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006DWF3F6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B006DWF3F6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=MDTLK643WGNPEETM"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/loreal1.jpg" width="50" height="250" align="right" alt="" />L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold</a> is an industry standard, commonly used backstage at runway shows, red carpet events, and photo shoots. The cult classic can withstand things like sweat and humidity with ease. It is a micro-fine unscented spray that won&rsquo;t weigh your hair down, so you can spray as much as you want, as often as you want, and you will still be able to brush and style your hair afterwards. In fact, you can keep reapplying this spray without having to worry about buildup, stickiness, or crunchiness. Along with providing extra strong hold, it will also boost shine and leave your hair feeling clean and soft.</p> <p>It is one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling hairsprays, was chosen as one of the best hairsprays for adding volume by Allure, selected as the pros&rsquo; pick by Real Simple, and is recommended by stylists around the country. It is great for both natural and color-treated hair, along with dry and very fine hair. It is available in a number of different formulas, including the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DQZIOXQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00DQZIOXQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DJENVHIMXQEOYPU7">L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray, Volume Extra Strong Hold</a>, which offers even more volumizing benefits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006DWF3F6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B006DWF3F6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=MDTLK643WGNPEETM"><em>Currently $12.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>It's a 10 Miracle Super Hold Finishing Hairspray Plus Keratin</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CDSTTG8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CDSTTG8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=MU2RAN4XSDQEW5NZ"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/its%2010.jpg" width="52" height="250" align="right" alt="" />It's a 10 Miracle Super Hold Finishing Hairspray Plus Keratin</a> is an award-winning spray that is commonly recommended by hairstylists and beauty gurus because it provides excellent results and is actually good for the hair. It offers 10 valuable benefits for both natural and color-treated hair, such as its ability to offer light conditioning, shine, and volumizing benefits with each spray. It is also made with highly beneficial ingredients, including wheat proteins and keratin, which can help improve the health and condition of your hair with continued use, leaving it longer, thicker, and stronger.</p> <p>It offers all-day hold and control, but will keep your hair flexible and manageable, so you can still brush through it afterwards. It doesn&rsquo;t flake or leave the hair feeling brittle, sticky, or crunchy. It doesn&rsquo;t have a strong smell and has an almost instant drying time. This was chosen as one of the best hairsprays by Good Housekeeping thanks to its ability to provide great all-day hold.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CDSTTG8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CDSTTG8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=MU2RAN4XSDQEW5NZ"><em>Currently $14.23 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Tresemme Tres Two Extra Hold Hairspray</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UWDF0A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000UWDF0A&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=VC7EDOKP233EE454"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/tresemme.jpg" width="72" height="250" align="right" alt="" />Tresemme Tres Two Extra Hold Hairspray</a> is a drugstore favorite and perfect for both women and men, particularly thanks to the unisex eye-catching colors and design. It is commonly used backstage at runway shows and is recommended by a number of beauty gurus. It is ideal for all hair types, including fine and color-treated hair. It will hold your style in place all day and doesn&rsquo;t leave any flakes or stickiness behind. It offers 24-hour humidity resistance, controls frizz and flyaways, sprays on dry, and won&rsquo;t leave your hair feeling sticky, stiff, or crunchy.</p> <p>Whatever the weather or climate may be like, this spray will keep your style in place, no matter what. While it provides extra hold all day, it still keeps your hair soft and flexible. Tresemme Tres Two Extra Hold Hair Spray is one of the &ldquo;most wished for&rdquo; items on Amazon and most reviewers agree that it offers professional salon-quality results at a very low price. The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004KQFAW8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004KQFAW8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5ZPSAEOLLHJGG7AL">Tresemme Climate Control Finishing Spray</a> is another award-winning hairspray from the line.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UWDF0A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000UWDF0A&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=VC7EDOKP233EE454"><em>Currently $4.69 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Garnier Fructis Style Sleek &amp; Shine Anti-Humidity Aerosol Hairspray</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0038RFM32/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0038RFM32&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5C5CASVU5VFA5LA5"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/garnier%20hairspray.jpg" width="54" height="245" align="right" alt="" />Garnier Fructis Style Sleek &amp; Shine Anti-Humidity Aerosol Hairspray</a> offers all-day touchable hold, making it perfect for natural and curly hairstyles. The anti-humidity hairspray contains highly beneficial ingredients, like fruit waxes and natural bamboo extracts, which surround each individual hair strand to protect it from moisture and wet conditions that can cause frizziness. It can combat humidity and smooth down unruly hair, leaving it sleek and shiny. In fact, it can provide 24-hour hold even in 90% humidity. It will leave your hair soft and manageable, never sticky, stiff, or greasy.</p> <p>Most reviewers agree that it smells great, as is the case with most Garnier Fructis products. It was selected as the best anti-frizz spray by Real Simple and was recommended by Total Beauty and Good Housekeeping, although they found that it can only hold your style for about six hours. <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008DF6XXW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B008DF6XXW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=KU4GUE5ZOTRAQPLQ">Garnier Sleek and Shine Sleek Finish 5-In-1 Serum Spray for Sleek Finish</a> is another award-winning spray from the line that can improve the condition of your hair with continued use.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0038RFM32/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0038RFM32&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5C5CASVU5VFA5LA5"><em>Currently $3.82 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best hair sprays. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hairsprays">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-8"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-manicure-kits">The 5 Best Manicure Kits</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-frizz-control-products">The 5 Best Frizz Control Products</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-repair-shampoos">The 5 Best Repair Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hydrating-shampoos">The 5 Best Hydrating Shampoos</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-conditioners">The 5 Best Conditioners</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping Style beauty beauty products hair care hair products hairspray product reviews Thu, 18 Feb 2016 10:00:11 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1639604 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Pressed Powders http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pressed-powders <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-pressed-powders" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_face_powder_000054122282.jpg" alt="Woman applying best pressed powder to even skin tone" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pressed powder is an integral part of any professional makeup artist&rsquo;s kit. It can give your skin a silky matte finish throughout the day and night, even if you are dealing with sweat, oily skin, or humidity. Each pressed powder is different &mdash; some can absorb oil, mask the appearance of pores and fine lines, and reduce shine. They also come in a range of colors, as well as translucent and sheer options, to best suit your needs and skin color.</p> <h2>What Is Pressed Powder?</h2> <p>Pressed powder is a common cosmetic product that can absorb oil, set your foundation, and leave your skin looking smooth. It can be used on its own, or layered over other makeup, like foundation and concealer. When used on its own, it can provide natural-looking coverage with a powdery finish. Most pressed powders come with a round sponge or small powder brush, which you can use in a pinch. For the best results, use your own makeup brushes, such as a large fluffy brush, to blend the powder for a natural-looking appearance.</p> <h2>Top 5 Pressed Powders</h2> <h3>Mac Cosmetics Blot Pressed Powder</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006LNB4A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0006LNB4A&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=HXZNCGDVCJHRY2SY"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/mac_0.jpg" width="220" height="214" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006LNB4A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0006LNB4A&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=HXZNCGDVCJHRY2SY">Mac Cosmetics Blot Pressed Powder</a> feels light and natural on the skin. It instantly adds color and texture to the skin, providing a sheer, natural looking finish. You can use it for quick touch-ups, to set your foundation, or to easily absorb oil and blot away shine, without having to add another layer of makeup or color. The ultra-light, transparent formula will set your makeup all day and leave you with a flawless finish all night.</p> <p>The dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested powder is ideal for all skin types, including acne prone skin, and can keep oil at bay all day, even for people with extremely oily skin. It was selected as one of the best pressed powder compacts by Glamour, Total Beauty, and InStyle. The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017QK4EI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0017QK4EI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=7KZ7D2B6BZUK3LRQ">MAC Mineralize Skinfinish</a> and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006LNQ4U/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0006LNQ4U&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=JGX5IKPPG2A35GPF">Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation</a> are other award-winning products from the brand, which provide more coverage than the pressed powder.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006LNB4A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0006LNB4A&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=HXZNCGDVCJHRY2SY"><em>Currently $34.59 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder Oil-Free</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ALBLXE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000ALBLXE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=7DPFL7WIWT4LI57Z"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/clinique.jpg" width="245" height="87" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ALBLXE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000ALBLXE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=7DPFL7WIWT4LI57Z">Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder</a> is an oil-free formula that will keep your makeup in place all day. It can touch-up the skin and leave it looking shine-free, oil-free, and silky smooth, even in humid and hot conditions. The ultra-sheer texture offers a matte finish and will leave your skin feeling fresh. The mineral enhanced powder offers sheer to moderate coverage and can be layered over foundation.</p> <p>Selected as one of the best pressed powder compacts by Glamour, it can be used frequently throughout the day, without any cakiness or drying effects. It is ideal for all skin types, including dry and oily skin, and comes in a range of shades to best match your skin tone.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ALBLXE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000ALBLXE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=7DPFL7WIWT4LI57Z"><em>Currently $32.98 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MV5TZ2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001MV5TZ2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=QI5PRN4COG23YQUA"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/rimmel_0.jpg" width="220" height="220" align="right" alt="" />Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder</a> is a long-lasting pressed powder that uses natural minerals to help minimize the appearance of pores, leaving your skin with a matte, shine-free finish for up to five hours. Selected as one of the best pressed powder compacts by Glamour and frequently recommended by professional makeup artists and beauty bloggers, the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder is an affordable drugstore find that can stand up to some of the most expensive brands available.</p> <p>The dermatologically-tested powder is available in eight shades, so if you aren&rsquo;t sure which one is right for your skin, you can virtually try it on with <a href="http://us.rimmellondon.com/products/face/stay-matte-pressed-powder">Rimmel&rsquo;s virtual studio</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006XD12K0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B006XD12K0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=TMG43PLLJJWD7FYY"><em>Currently $11.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-free Mineral Face Powder</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MV5TZ2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001MV5TZ2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=QI5PRN4COG23YQUA"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/physicians%20formula.jpg" width="151" height="245" align="right" alt="" />Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-free Mineral Face Powder</a> is a lightweight pressed powder that is ideal for all skin types, including extra sensitive and breakout-prone skin. In fact, the minimalist formula can even help reduce irritation and breakouts, leaving you with clearer, softer skin with continued use. It also contains SPF 16 to help prevent sunburn and protect your skin from the sun&rsquo;s damaging rays. It can stand up to heat and humidity, keeping your makeup set and your skin shine-free all day.</p> <p>It can also eliminate shine and absorb oil without drying out the skin, so you are left with a soft matte finish. The hypoallergenic, oil-free, talc-free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, dermatologist-approved powder can even help minimize the appearance of fine lines with continued use.</p> <p>It can give you a natural-looking finish, but you can also layer it as much as you like to get the coverage you need, without worrying about cakiness. It has gentle ingredients, including minerals like Mica and Silica, to provide a smooth, natural feel and finish. If you aren&rsquo;t sure which pressed powder color is right for your skin, you will most likely find the right one with Physicians Formula. That&rsquo;s because each pan contains different shades of color, which can flatter a range of skin tones. It includes a built-in mirror and small brush that you can use to apply the powder, but you may have better results by using a soft fluffy brush.</p> <p>The Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-free Mineral Face Powder is recommended by Allure and has outstanding reviews online. The affordable drugstore find can stand up to some of the most expensive brands. The Physicians Formula line offers various organic options for you to choose from, as well as the award-winning <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MV5TU2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001MV5TU2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=F2N3XGOBQMSMOGGI">Physicians Formula Powder Palette Color Corrective Powders</a> and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006WZ9N00/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B006WZ9N00&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=R63VWY2GSELC77ON">Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Makeup Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MV5TZ2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001MV5TZ2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=QI5PRN4COG23YQUA"><em>Currently $12.81 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>CoverGirl Clean Oil Control Pressed Powder</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0037MIMK8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0037MIMK8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UNFCE6VSY42XUXDK"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/covergirl_1.jpg" width="216" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0037MIMK8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0037MIMK8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UNFCE6VSY42XUXDK">CoverGirl Clean Oil Control Pressed Powder</a> is suitable for all types of skin, including normal, oily, and sensitive skin. The fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, dermatologically-tested powder offers a natural look, even coverage, and a soft matte finish. The bendable oil-free formula won&rsquo;t clog pores and can absorb shine, leaving your skin looking clean and smooth. It can even be applied under the eyes to catch any drifting eyeshadow or eyeliner.</p> <p>InStyle selected this as the best inexpensive powder and it is commonly used and recommended by professional makeup artists and beauty gurus. If you aren&rsquo;t sure of whether this is right for you, try <a href="https://www.covergirlfablab.com/">CoverGirl&rsquo;s virtual makeup studio</a> to virtually try the product on your skin. The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C677WV0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00C677WV0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SE3QCWNZNPFNRTE5">CoverGirl Clean Pressed Powder</a> is another award-winning option, if you don&rsquo;t need the extra oil control properties of this pressed powder.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0037MIMK8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0037MIMK8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UNFCE6VSY42XUXDK"><em>Currently $5.94 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best pressed powders. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pressed-powders">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-8"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-makeup-brush-sets">The 5 Best Makeup Brush Sets</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-lip-stains">The 5 Best Lip Stains</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-makeup-removers">The 5 Best Makeup Removers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-manicure-kits">The 5 Best Manicure Kits</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-false-eyelashes">The 5 Best False Eyelashes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty beauty products makeup makeup products pressed powders product reviews Wed, 17 Feb 2016 10:00:03 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1640078 at http://www.wisebread.com