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More Cheap and Chic Secrets

One of the most-emailed stories on FABSUGAR last week was our post on cheap and chic secrets that every gal should know about. With that in mind, here are a few other budget beauty tricks to try.

When it comes to portable and affordable stain fighters, it’s hard to beat the individually wrapped alcohol swabs found in first-aid kits. You can buy about 100 of them for $2 at any drugstore (or online here), then stow them in your purse for on-the-go emergencies. They’re especially adept at getting coffee and tea stains out of light clothing; the alcohol, however, can have a bleaching effect on dark clothes, so use caution. For best results, attack the stain immediately by rubbing vigorously with the pad, then wipe the area with a wet paper towel or cloth.

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Another drugstore staple with a secret superpower is baby oil. Though it's a dirty little secret the cosmetics companies probably don’t want you to know, baby oil is one of the best eye makeup removers around. As long as you don't mind the slimy texture, this stuff will magically wipe away makeup, and it’s gentle on the skin and the eyes. For spill-proof traveling, try soaking some cotton balls in baby oil before your trip, then carrying them in a sealed plastic bag. You can buy a 20 oz. bottle for just $5.29 here.

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