Do you like to dye your own hair, give yourself facials, pedicures, trim your split ends and more? Yes? Then congratulations, you are an official DIY Diva! As the queen of nearly every beauty treatment you enjoy, you must be sure you have the proper supplies stocked regularly.
Black Hand Towels
These are great if you’re dying your hair or using messy tanning products. You can put them on your counter while you do your thing and easily keep stuff clean. Keep a small supply (2 or 3) in your vanity cabinet.
Makes for an easy wipe-up on spills or other things. Good for moistening and using to wipe wax off your skin or excess lotions. As a plus, if you keep a bottle of glass cleaner in your cabinet, they are great for keeping your mirrors spotless after your rituals. (I know that I’m crazy about clean mirrors!)
Claw-Style Hair Clips and Headbands
These are super stars in your DIY Diva inventory. Whether you have long or short hair, you can use them to pull your hair up and away from your face effortlessly. Smaller clips are awesome for when you’re dying or straightening your hair because you can secure sections of it as you go along.
Handy for removing waxes and moisturizing. Also great if you have really stubborn makeup that won’t come off easily, baby oil will remove it! Simply massage it in and let it loosen the product before gently wiping it away. I consider it an inexpensive staple in my bathroom at all times. Buy the store’s generic bottle (CVS, target etc) because it is cheaper than brand names but smells and still works the same way.
This is also another mandatory product. I use it for my lips and lashes (to condition them). It’s also important to put around your hairline, ears and neck if you’re dying your hair. Another great use for it is rubbing it anywhere you don’t want self-tanning lotion to absorb, such as on your wrists, palms and fingernails.
Disposable Vinyl Gloves
Awesome for multiple uses – dying your hair, sunless tanning lotions, keeping conditioners or sticky products off your fingers and even sealing in moisturizing treatments for your little mitts. I buy mine from Big Lots in packs of 10 by Mr. Clean for only $1!
Plastic Shower Caps
They are totally necessary for deep conditioning treatments. Also great if you are dying your hair and want to walk around the house while you’re waiting for it to set. Then there’s always the original use – if you don’t want to ruin your style in the shower use it to protect your dry hair from moisture.
Jumbo-Sized Cotton Balls
You don’t want to be stuck using crumbly toilet paper if you are trying to remove nail polish or apply toners to your skin. Keep a nice bag of these under the cabinet, or store them in a trendy, inexpensive, glass container on the countertop for easy access.
Not just for baby butts! These multi-taskers are great for removing makeup, wiping up after a workout when there’s no time for a shower and more. They are far less expensive than wipes that are labeled ‘makeup removing’ but work just as well. Get yourself a box that is a generic brand so that you get the most for your money.
Newspaper or Large-Sized Towels
I prefer the latter. Get a large size and something inexpensive. It’s a good idea to have them so you can lay them out on the floor to protect it and makes keeping things neat easy. If you’re cutting your hair or using products that could damage your floors it’s worth the few extra dollars. You won’t have to call professional cleaners to get those nasty stains out of your carpet, or take the time to wipe up your floors. It makes for a great, quick clean up.
These are wonderful whether you’re tweezing, waxing or applying products to your face. Prices vary, but mine only cost around $10 from the drugstore. It has little suction cups to stick to the bigger mirror and is small (Like a large compact size) but works for me and I love it when I’m doing my brows.
With alot of these DIY beauty treatments you’re doing, a mess is bound to happen and you love a clean bathroom, right? So keep some extra grocery store bags or larger garbage bags for getting rid of trash easily. You don’t want to have certain products in your trash such as hair dyes or other products with strong fumes seeping into such a small space. Bag it up and take it out to the garbage.