Save over $500/year by changing this about your beauty routine

Essie's "Buy Me a Cameo" with Essie's "Rock at the Top" sparkles!  YES.  I did this myself.

Essie's "Buy Me a Cameo" with Essie's "Rock at the Top" sparkles!  YES.  I did this myself.

Are you ready for this?  It might be earthshattering.  Wait for it….

STOP GETTING YOUR NAILS DONE

Assuming you get a mani/pedi only once a month at about $40 total, you are spending almost $500 a year on your nails.  That is a straight up weekend vacation Miami.

Pistol Polish's "Fight Like a Girl."  Don't you love the name?

Pistol Polish's "Fight Like a Girl."  Don't you love the name?

My secret weapon to making my nails look great are Nicole by OPI's drying drops.  Just a drop on each nail quickly dries your polish and gives your nails that “professionally done” shine.

It’s also important to get good polish.  You are saving money by DIYing so splurge a little beyond your standard Wet N Wild polish...

I love the Charlotte based nail polish company Pistol Polish, which is only $7.50 per bottle and comes with an extra kick of girl power.  I’m also a sucker for Essie at around $8.50 per bottle.

 

You would have to buy like 60 bottles of nail polish per year to break even…