Once again, we fall into the low maintenance category. We are now in mid-50's. Who really cares a whole bunch anymore?! LOL.
DH has lost a good bit of his hair on top. Ok, he's lost all his hair on top! About once a month I get the Wahl clippers out and pretty much shave his head to just a bit of stubble. I bought these clippers probably at least 8 years ago. Best investment ever. Much better than $15 a month at Great Clips. (especially when he had more hair, haha)
He really doesn't have much of a beauty regimen, being a guy. He shaves about every other day or so. I would have to say the cost of razor blade refills are one of my biggest pet peeves. He uses a Gillette Mach3 razor, but dang, those blades are expensive. I had him try some generic one's one time, that were supposed to be comparable. He hated them. He just uses drug store shaving cream. He does go through toilet paper like it's going out of style, LOL.
For myself, I use drug store make up and beauty stuff. I have, on occasion, tried the expensive department store stuff. I honestly could not tell the difference, so when the stuff ran out, I just went back to my economical brands. I wear some basic make up. Foundation, concealer, a little eyeliner, some eyebrow pencil and mascara. Some days I don't even bother putting on make up anymore. DH and I share shampoo, currently. He's a brand loyal type of guy, so he's always liked to use "Infusium 23". I recently ran out of mine (Tresamme, or whatever I found a good deal on) so in order to conserve space in our small shop shower, I'm just using his stuff. Again, I cannot tell the difference. I haven't had to buy "feminine" products in 9 months now - woo!
I do not have, nor ever have, gotten manicures and fake nails. I used to paint my nails myself quite often, as my nails are usually long enough that they look good. I haven't bothered painting them anymore for a few years now. DD's future MIL just had her go with her for manicures a week or so ago. DD's first time. She didn't get fake nails, but whatever type of polish they used on her nails, she cannot get it off! She said it started to chip within a week. The other day she tried to remove it, so it didn't look all chippy and she can't get it off. She ended up using some of her own polish to cover over, just so she still looked good while at work. She said she will never go get that done again, LOL.
The biggy is I let my hair go natural gray several years ago. Granted, when I did dye it, I did it myself (or had my mom do it in the earlier years), so that was way cheaper than a salon, but I got tired of having to dye it every month. And it would look good for a week or two and always seemed to fade out quickly. Plus, my natural gray is kind of a white and I gets lots of compliments on how pretty it is. Since we moved 2 years ago, other than one time, I've also been cutting it myself. I bought a $10 pair of super sharp hair scissors on Amazon and found some YouTube videos on how to trim your own hair. Pretty easy. I wear it shoulder length, so it's an quick two minute job to trim it.
We both use lotion and I just buy a big bottle of Walmart Equate brand of skin lotion. Lasts us a long time and is cheap.
We use generic advil and tylenol. DH does occasionally takes Claritan, but I found a cheap source on Amazon, where the name brand is half what Target or Walmart want for it and still cheaper than their generic brand, so I buy a bottle of that every so often.
DH likes to use handkerchiefs to blow his nose (which he does a lot) so we save some on tissues, though I prefer to use tissues and like to have a box next to my bed and on my desk. I go through quite a bit, but I can't stand using handkerchiefs.