Category Archives: Cheap

‘Eat your way to smoother skin’

The long and short of it is, as obvious as it may sound, it is not necessary to pay astonishing amounts of money for some devil-looking cleansing serum when it is perfectly possible to obtain clear skin without the chemicals.

These foods are ‘anti-cellulite’- yes, I too what a little like ‘what the hell is this cellulite beast I have been eating my whole life, it sounds like some type of disease’. But no, this is cellulite:

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…And here are the top twenty foods to fight cellulite:


Tomatoes- great for fighting cellulite, also for containing lycopene, and vitamin C which promote collagen production…this in turn increaes skin elasticity. 
Pineapple- known for being an extraordinary aphrodisiac…(in case you don’t know what aphrodisiacs are…well…have fun googling that!). On a lighter and less odd note, pineapple is a rated anti-inflammatory. Again it prevents water retention
Watermelon- contains up to the equivalent of one glass of water per slice. Also a good source of potassium and fibre, of course. It is high in antioxidants that stimulate blood flow and fight against water retention…

 

 

Pears- provide potassium, and activate slow metabolism, and furthermore reduce the effects of toxins in the body.
Citrus- marvellous for vitamin C, certain for B, which help increase blood flow and reduce toxin deposits
Berries- for vitamin C to eliminate toxins and their deposits within cells
Bananas- great for stimulating blood vessels. Good source of potassium, vitamin B6, and magnesium. In addition, bananas prevent water retention and stress- great for combating cellulite. I REPEAT- BANANAS PREVENT STRESS?! Apparently.
Avocados- high in calories, yes. But they also are chocka-blocka f essential fatty acids that are tremendously good for skin. Just to top it off, they also improve blood flow and fight cellulite.

 

Nuts- packed with protein, fibre, healthy fat, vitamin E…all things marvellous at fighting cellulite. Eat too many, and the fat shall roll on, ‘all in moderation’, as they say. A handful a day keeps the cellulite away
Grains- pasta, black rice, cereals, and other grains are a great source of low-calorie energy. They are too packed with antioxidants that contribute to eliminating cellulite-forming toxins
Broccoli- as well as being an exceptional source of vitamins and minerals (blah blah, I know), this super-food is high in alpha-lipoic acid. This acid helps thicken collagen and thereby avoid cellulite.
Green Tea- Increases metabolic rate, which in turn reduces the absorption of unwanted fat. It also has diuretic and slimming properties- these fight water retention, and of course, cellulite.
Water- it helps eliminate a variety of toxins, which is handy since cellulite is absorbed by toxins. This means, reluctantly, the higher the volume of water drunk, the more toxins eliminated. So be sure to drink your 2.5 litres a day.

(Partly) D.I.Y Gift Ideas For Under $5…

So clearly you’re a cheapskate…otherwise why are you reading this post? But that’s okay, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being a cheapskate (apart from the fact you clearly don’t appreciate your friend/ family/ gift receiver (joke-sorry)).

But anyway you’re here, you’re (not) a cheapskate, so lets go…


(1) Gift idea uno: ARROW BOOKMARKS (from lolly sticks)

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Because everyone reads…right? *Looks at self in realisation* Oh.


(2) ‘EMBELLISHED’ OREOS

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This may be a serious case of ‘good picture, nice try‘, but hey…Oreos are currently on offer in Tesco…

…I said OREOS ARE ON OFFER IN TESCO. Thank you. Lord, I sound like one of those tannoy speaker people.


(3) STARBUCKS LATTE SOAP

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For all those so called ‘white girls‘ of the world. Racist if you ask me. But it’s Starbucks, so, do it.


(4)HOME-MADE BUBBLE BATH (ft. printable label-shh)

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So strip a wine bottle and shove a cork in it…literally. Choose your label here.


(5) LIP BALM LOCKETS

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Looks like a ketchup to me…anyone else? Find out how to make a ketchup locket here.


(6)WATERCOLOUR PORTRAITS 

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Okay so perhaps not for your boyfriend or best mate. That’s weird. But image the look on your grandad’s face when he finds a distorted alien-type figure vaguely resembling a human in his stocking. Its easier than you think. It’s here.


(7) BATH BOMBS IN A JAR 

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Looks like half eaten cupcakes to me. Link’s here.


(8)CRAYON CANDLE

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Okay. Being real: what is the chance that ever layer will be a PERFECT straight line. *Sighs*. Directions here.


(9)BASEBALL BRACELET 

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If you happen to have a spare baseball…(which I don’t. DAMN IT.) Find out how- here.


…And finally…(10) CUSTOM COLOURED ‘CANDY’

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Half of these creations look mouldy. I suppose that’s the style? It’s here.


And we’re done! “The 10 step guide to (not) being a cheapskate“.

No but really, there is nothing wrong with wanting value for money…or in this case just value…you’re not really spending any money (but they don’t know that).

I hope you, my (non-existant) millions of fellow followers,  found some satisfaction in reading this blog…and maybe even saved a pound or so in the process!

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