BUDGET BOOSTING BEAUTY HACKS
Have you run out of shampoo, got to the bottom of your body scrub? You don’t get paid for a few weeks? Don’t fret, you can still get that beautiful glowing skin and hair without spending a fortune. The bargain beauty tips below will help you make the most of your beauty budget by turning your kitchen cupboard ingredients in to must have beauty products!
Body scrubs are a most, especially during the summer. If you find you have run out don’t worry, head to your cupboards, and mix some sugar and olive oil or sugar and honey to form a paste. Use as you would with your branded exfoliator.
If you’re coming to the end of your foundation, mix it with your day cream. Voila you have your very own tinted moisturiser.
3. Teeth whitener
Running low on your favourite teeth whitener? Baking soda has you covered. It gently removes stains and discoloration. Sprinkle a little baking soda in to your hand, wet your toothbrush and then dip in the baking soda. After brushing rinse thoroughly.
4. Dry Shampoo
One of the wonder products must be dry shampoo. It’s great for those times you don’t have time to wash your hair. If you run out, you can still freshen your hair with a light dusting of baby powder – although make sure it is a very light dusting or your hair will turn white!
Make those last drops of your favourite perfume last longer by adding some to unscented body cream. You now have a wonderful fragranced body cream to use all over your body.
6. Face Mask
Your kitchen cupboards come in useful again for your weekly face mask. Put a few drops of your current cleanser in a bowl, add a dash of honey and a pinch of salt. The honey will give your skin a healthy glow while the salt helps open your pores to get rid of any excess oil.
7. Make your products last longer
- Turn shampoo and conditioner bottles upside down to get every last drop out.
- If you can’t squeeze anymore product out of tubes, cut them open and scoop out.
- Scoop out the last bits of lipstick and mix with Vaseline to give you a lovely tinted lip moisturiser.
- Think multi-use products, use lipstick as blusher, blusher as eyeshadow or mascara as eye brow definers.
8. Swap your products
Try swapping out some of your more expensive products. If you can’t live without Micellar water, opt for an own brand product. Some luxury mascaras are just crazy prices. Again, try own branded products or shop online at the likes of Feel Unique or Look Fantastic where you can get branded products with up to 50% off.
Why not see what you can save on your beauty budget by using some of these tips. Have you got a recommendation for some more beauty bargains? I’d love to know about them.
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