Five Tips To Stretch Your Beauty & Wardrobe Budget
1. KNOW WHAT’S IN YOUR CLOSET
Keeping your closet clean and organized (so you know what’s in there) can help you save money. Not only will it prevent you from buying things you already have, it will also help ensure that whatever new items you get pair well with the items in your closet. Nothing is more of a money-waster than buying clothes you only wear once or twice.
Super-organized fashionistas can take it to the next level by downloading apps like StyleBook that will help you create a virtual catalog of your closet.
2. MAKE A SHOPPING WISH LIST
Making a shopping list may seem counter-intuitive to saving money, but trust me on this one. Having a list helps you make sure that you’re spending your money on things you really want, rather than what’s on the shiny in-store mannequin.
Kick up your shop list a couple of notches by creating an online list using websites like Hukkster that also serve as deal finders and notify you when items on your list go on sale.
3. BUY DUAL PURPOSE MAKE-UP
It goes without saying that dual purpose make-up, like Tarte’s cheek stain is a money saver. Use the product as described to give yourself a natural flush, or use it to stain your lips (and top with clear lip gloss for a shiny effect). Even better, double duty products are great travel companions because they allow you to pack less.
4. MIX HIGHS & LOWS
This category not only refers to mixing thrift store clothing finds with designer brand items — it applies to beauty as well. For example, I find that department store primers elevate any product I put on top of it, even if it’s a drugstore buy.
I’m crazy about Tarte’s multiplEYE™ lash enhancing primer since I’m able to layer it underneath the super inexpensive Maybelline great lash mascara to get va-va-voom lashes that last all day without flaking.
Well you can’t beat the low price of concocting your own beauty DIY, especially if you already have the ingredients in your pantry. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is a must-have for any beauty DIY’ers. This magical oil can be used for anything from taking off your eye make-up, to conditioning your hair or making DIY body scrubs.