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Beauty on a Budget: How to Look Great For Less

Don’t let a tight budget get in the way of looking fabulous. Read on for some of cracking bargain beauty tips from the team.

  1. DIY beauty treatments

Get the most out of your grocery shopping by making your own facial masks, body scrubs and even conditioning hair treatments. Plus, you have the benefit of knowing that what you’re putting on your skin is all natural goodness. These recipes for a DIY Chocolate and Coffee Body Scrub and DIY Strawberry and Papaya Face Mask are almost good enough to eat!

And forget about expensive trips to the nail salon. Instead, opt for at home gel polishes. Using revolutionary technology, brands like Revlon and Sally Hansen now have long-wearing polishes in the hottest hues!

  1. Buy multi-tasking products

Why shouldn’t your products work as hard as you do? Double-duty make-up and beauty products are the best way to save time, space and most importantly money.

Our number one pick is coconut oil, which is a must have in any beauty cabinet. This natural gem can be used as a nourishing hair treatment, body lotion and even a makeup remover. Talk about genius! When it comes to your make-up, try a lip stain that can also be used to give cheeks a natural looking flush.

  1. Don’t snub pharmacy brands

If your budget doesn’t allow splurges on luxe beauty products don’t think you won’t get amazing results from cheaper brands. Yes to and Sukin Organics are awesome brands for natural skincare that are still wallet friendly. You also can’t go past Maybelline for amplifying mascara!

  1. Watch YouTube hair and make-up tutorials 

You can save a great deal of money (not to mention time and hassle) by doing your own hair and make-up for a special event. Chloe Morello is our go-to beauty YouTuber for her fun, easy to follow make-up and hair tutorial video.

  1. Ask for an apprentice hairdresser

Who doesn’t love walking into a luxe hair salon for a fresh blow dry or trim? However, it usually also means walking away with a large dent in your bank account! Next time, ask for an apprentice to tend to your tresses. Most top salons offer a discounted rate for the services of apprentice or junior hairdressers and this way you won’t have to risk trying a dodgy salon to save money!