Everyone wants to feel pampered and beautiful but to do it for less is a smart money move. High-end beauty products may talk a good game but you don’t necessarily need to spend a fortune to look great.
Here’s how to stay beautiful on a budget…
5 Ways to Stay Beautiful and Still Save Money 1 of 6
Click through for 5 ways to stay beautiful and save money in the process!
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Avoid Fad Products 2 of 6
If you tend to get sucked into infomercials for beauty products that promise you the world, you will likely end up paying big bucks for something that doesn't even work. If you insist on a product that claims miracles, do your homework first. Read online reviews from people who actually tried the product. Ask your Facebook friends if they've had any success. Usually a quick Internet search will show you the reality of the â€˜miracle' products effectiveness.
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Shop Discount 3 of 6
If you have a favorite product like face cleaner, lotion, or shampoo, check out the local dollar store. You may find your brand named product for sale for several dollars less than in a grocery or drug store. It is not all generic products on the shelves these days but the generic alternative to your favorite products may also be worth a shot.
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Experiment with Pantry Products 4 of 6
Before there were high-end beauty supply manufacturers, there were people that utilized common pantry items for their beauty needs. Cucumbers on the eye lids to reduce puffiness or a beer/egg mixture for shinier hair are just examples of the many natural remedies for beauty treatments that not only work well, they also cost just pennies compared to the products sold in the stores.
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Enlist a Friend 5 of 6
Want the full-service experience you get in a high-priced salon? Chances are your budget-conscious friends feel the same way. Collaborate with your pals about a girls' night in for beauty. Experiment with the homemade products you find and give each other facials or other pampering beauty treatments that cost next to nothing. Your tween and teen daughters may also love having a beauty night with you.
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Find a Beauty School 6 of 6
Beauty schools typically require their students to spend some time working on real customers instead of plastic heads in order to complete course credits. You can find a beauty school nearby and get great haircuts for a low cost. Many schools also offer other services including facials, manicures, pedicures, and massages.
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