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Homemade Beauty Products Save Money, Work Great

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You don't have to spend big bucks on expensive beauty products. Just make them yourself, with stuff from the kitchen.

"There are some crazy things that you read in magazines and there are some things that really work," PrettyCity.com CEO Carolyn Brundage said.

Like using Vaseline to shape your brows or applying it to the ends of your lashes to keep them from breaking.

Brundage also recommends diaper rash cream for acne breakouts.

"You've already got this at home. A lot of moms do," she said. "This is actually really effective for treating blemishes or pimples because its chock full of zinc oxide."

Brundage also said if your elbows, knees and feet are dry, head to the kitchen, slice a lemon and then sweeten it up.

"You just apply a little bit of brown sugar to the top of the lemon and then apply it to your elbows," she said.

And find new life for your old bits of lipstick by melting them together in a microwave-safe container for 15 seconds. Mix and voila, a brand-new color.

But if you want to make your own, Brundage said beware of bad beauty ideas like Preparation H for eyes or Monistat 7 and Pepto Bismol for your face.

And if you get tired of doing it all by yourself at home alone and you want to splurge at the spa and have someone do it for you, there are plenty of places in Chicago that will do it for you.

"When you come to the spa, there's no screaming children, there's no phones ringing and to have a professional just take care of you," said Natalie Tessler of Spa Space. "I believe that it's important to splurge sometimes."

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