Red Carpet Ready On A Budget In A Flash #DivinaLatinaWM

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Being a blogger is much harder than it seems but it’s not to say it’s without it’s perks. One perk I get often is red carpet events. They are fun, celeb filled and I always have a great time. Well, once I get there. For days before, I rummage through my closet to find an “acceptable” outfit and the day of, I spend time planning makeup and hair. As mom, this means I need to do both in a flash. Unlike most of the celebs on the carpet, I don’t have a stylist or a makeup person. This is a mama on a budget so why I may have to look like a million bucks, I definitely don’t have the time or money to spend to look like it.

So what is a red carpet bound mama to do? I have three easy tips for you that will make any time-pressed woman be red carpet ready at an everyday, low price.

  • When it comes to hair, think less is more. Using a product like Tresemme Keratin Smooth well lessen your time styling your hair a sleek smooth or a sleek bun. You’ll look classic and elegant before your kiddos can start pounding on your bathroom door.

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  • The key to perfect looking skin is finding the perfect BB Cream and for me that is Pond’s Luminous Finish BB Cream. I use it daily because it’s timesaving formula helps reduce dark spots, cover imperfections and evens out your skin tone in about 2 weeks. Applying it before my events always leaves me confident to walk the carpet like a pro.
  • A splash of color. I was always afraid of red lips. With my olive skin, red lips weren’t usually recommended but I found it takes the “right” red. Don’t be afraid of red, look for what works for you and then make it work on your lips. Red lips has become my signature and on the carpet, it gives me a little edge that my lips are making an impact.

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You can get all these amazing beauty products for less by shopping all Divina Latina products at Walmart for the best value! Here’s a little bonus: Watch and learn as Divina Latina experts reveal their red carpet secrets and get a $2 coupon on Pond’s® Luminous products.


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  1. Mami2jcn says:

    To get #HolidayReadyHome, I put up the tree.

  2. Ethel D'Andrea says:

    Always Moisturize and prime your face before makeup so it lasts longer.

  3. julie murphy says:

    Use lotion to take off makeup

  4. Cynthia C says:

    I extend my foundation by mixing in a little moisturizer.

  5. julie murphy says:

    I commented on St. Jude opened my heart to give

  6. Don D says:

    Um….shower….that is enough for me.

  7. Margaret Smith says:

    After applying my makeup, I lightly brush my fash with baby powder to help set the makeup and prevent any shine.

  8. Lisa Brown says:

    i use cheap vasaline on my skin if out of money or moisturizer

  9. Ronda says:

    Drug stores have makeup deals that you can stack with a sale, store coupon and manufacturer’s coupon. I usually pay nothing or next to nothing for products!

  10. Becca says:

    I buy my face moisturizer at Costco because it’s super cheap there!

  11. Laura J says:

    Use honey as a facial mask! Works great for acne!

  12. Safiyyah says:

    Use Vaseline.

  13. christina moore says:

    I like to use cold cream

  14. Peter G says:

    I use sun screen all the time to stop wrinkles protect my skin.

  15. I drink LOTS of water to keep my skin clear.

  16. Barbara Montag says:

    I add a bit of moisturizer to my foundation for a soft dewy look – thank you.

  17. Heidi V. says:

    I make my own sugar scrubs and moisture’s from recipes I found online.

  18. I just do a quick go-over with the curling iron and my hair is ready to go…

  19. Kim Henrichs says:

    I use Mario Badescu face wash. You only need the tiniest bit but it keeps my face amazing. So a twelve dollar bottle seems like a lot but not when it lasts almost a whole year!!

  20. MelodyJ says:

    I make my own foot soaks for pedicures.

  21. Meghan says:

    I buy foundation with SPF in it!

  22. Sarah S says:

    Getting a good night’s sleep goes a long way toward reducing puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.

  23. Dena says:

    I use makeup and lotion with SPF so I always have it on.

  24. Danielle B says:

    Use lotion and Vaseline to keep makeup on longer

  25. Debbie Jackson says:

    I hydrdate and moisturize.

  26. Kiara says:

    Moisturize your skin.

  27. Tanyatopia says:

    I moisturize from head to toe in coconut oil, avocado oil, vitamin e oil, shea butter, or cocoa butter before bed every night. Religiously. I sometimes get to lazy about washing my face or removing makeup, but you better believe I don’t forget my coconut oil!

  28. Pam O says:

    I buy eye liner at the dollar store, and get the free gift with a Clinique purchase so I have free blush , mascara, and lip stick

  29. Gwen B. says:

    I’ll shop for special-occasion dresses at vintage shops.

  30. Starr Greenwell says:

    Always keep your skin VERY clean, use moisturizer and sunscreen.

  31. Melissa says:


  32. Danielle D says:

    Always make sure to use moisturizer and wash your face each night

  33. Suzanne K says:

    I take a little extra time to make sure my hair looks great. That gives me the confidence that all is good

  34. Shani F. says:

    I moisturize my face daily.

  35. Valerie S says:

    I use oatmeal to help remove dry skin from my face. It’s cheap and easy to get.

  36. Jessie C. says:

    I use Aquaphor to keep my feet soft.

  37. Valencia says:

    I try, emphasis on try, to get enough sleep.

  38. Abisola says:

    Always wear a primer it really does make a difference.

  39. Jasanna says:

    Use the oil cleansing method for gorgeous skin!

  40. Linda White says:

    I use coconut oil on my skin, softens and doesnt irritate.

  41. Kim H says:

    My tip is to stay hydrated

  42. Grace Scammell says:

    This right now would be of help.

  43. D Schmidt says:

    I use Vaseline as a lip gloss.

  44. Denise A. says:

    Learned a long time ago (as a teenager with NO money)… mix about 1/4 C mayonaisse with 1 egg… slather on hair and leave for like 15 min then wash… It’s a GREAT conditioner.

  45. KATIE KLEIN says:

    I try to drink lots of water to help keep my skin better overall.

  46. Michelle Weaver says:

    I just wash my face with regular soap and water. no problems ever.

  47. Brooke says:

    I make sure to always moisturize, especially in the winter. It, along with exfoliation, helps my skin looking fresh.

  48. jennifer says:

    I use coupons and rewards at CVS to get quality beauty products for lower prices, it is a lot of planning and hard work but it pays off!

  49. Mendy Dinsmore says:

    I use Vaseline on my heels, finger nails and on my elbows.

  50. Natalie says:

    I only use small amounts of shampoo and conditioner in order to save money. I also wash my hair every other day vs daily.

  51. lisagee1234 says:

    Never forget my lipstick :o)

  52. Jasmine P says:

    I use Coconut oil for almost everything! To moisturize, as makeup remover and a lot of other things!

  53. heather says:

    I shower, shave and use vasaline lotion.

  54. Natasha says:

    I use coupons for my beauty products!

  55. Diana says:

    Less is better

  56. Melissa Sparks says:

    I love A Homeade HOT olive oil Hair Treatment! :)

  57. Deb C says:

    Homemade facial with honey are a boost.

  58. DIANE says:


  59. Amy Oberdorf says:

    Don’t use makeup! You’re beautiful the way you are-and it’s much cheaper! :)

  60. Thomas Murphy says:

    I get a haricut.

  61. Angela says:

    I add some Visine drops to Mascara that has started to dry up.

  62. Vera K says:

    I use coconut oil to keep my skin looking nice.

  63. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I buy separate mascara wands to make it last longer

  64. Tim Bowers says:

    On a budget I always skimp on shampoo, get the cheaper kind.

  65. Christine Waddell says:

    I never buy beauty products without a coupon.

  66. Stephanie Larison says:

    Drink only water, keeps the skin looking fab and water is cheap!

  67. sara wood says:

    Get a good night sleep! There is nothing beautiful about baggy eyes from lack of sleep.

  68. Pat says:

    Use coconut oil to remove makeup.

  69. Karrie Millheim says:

    I use spray and go Vaseline Lotion. it works miracles

  70. Brittney House says:

    I use store brand soaps and cleansers. I get the same result as the name brands.

  71. Paula V says:

    Thanks for the suggestions on products. You look great.

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