budget beauty.

let's face it. although things have gotten a little better compared to this time last year, we're still feeling the effects of the recession, depression, whatever you want to call it.

but you gotta love how we still manage to stay fresh and look good. it's what we do. right? right. don't you love when you can be resourceful and find a dual purpose for something already in your medicine cabinet. i do.

toothpaste! can't get around it. everyone's got a tube (and if you don't, we need to talk ... actually, we don't).

did you know that toothpaste can be used to combat pimples? yup. now i can't tell you the scientific explanation behind it, nor do i have time to google it but i can say for sure that it helps to dry out zits. probably the menthol ingredient. just put a dab on that pesty pimple and by the morning it'll diminish. i certainly don't recommend using it all over your face. that could be a disaster and that's what proactiv or mary kay is for. but for an on-the-spot, occasional treatment, it's pretty effective.

you're welcome.

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