Five Tips To Stretch Your Beauty & Wardrobe Budget

April 30, 2014

5 Tips to Stretch Your Beauty and Wardrobe Budget

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.

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.

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.

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.

5. DIY
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.

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  • Manasi April 30, 2014 at 2:34 am

    Nice Post dear!

  • Jamie April 30, 2014 at 3:07 am

    Amazing ideas! Thanks x

  • Anamika April 30, 2014 at 4:01 am

    cool tips but my shopping list is always endless

  • Mira April 30, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Thanks for sharing these great tips!! I have started to clean out my closet yesterday and it’s still so much work :D

    xx Mira

  • Abby April 30, 2014 at 7:53 am

    This is such a great idea – I love combo products like Tarte’s cheek stain!


  • pop champagne April 30, 2014 at 10:25 am

    lovely ideas and I totally agree with dual purpose make up, they’re convenient and great for travelling too. and haha ya I need to get my closet together, sometimes I forget whats in it!

  • Allie Mackin April 30, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Hey that is a great tip about primers.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  • Kendall April 30, 2014 at 11:35 am

    I have been wanting to try coconut oil for beauty uses for awhile now, after reading this I will have to give it a shot!


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  • Alexis April 30, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    I agree with all of these tips! Great post!
    lexi //

  • TJ April 30, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I’m all about finding cheaper ways to look our best :)
    xo TJ

  • Lis April 30, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Deffo need to start doing more of these things!

  • Sonia April 30, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Great post. I need to go through my draws, I’m always double and triple buying products like eyeliner. Always feel like I’ve run out but I’ve got about 20 or so lying about lol!