A Modern Girl’s Guide To Beauty On A Budget

It is no secret that most women want to look their best at all times. To put that into perspective, men also like to look their best but they try and hide the fact with their ‘manliness’. It is also no secret that maintaining your appearance is not cheap. The industry makes millions of dollars each year from women that are trying to revolutionize their look because the demand is high. As a result, the cost is also pretty high because retailers know you will fork out regardless. Thankfully, you will be happy to hear that the modern woman can maintain a flawless beauty regime without spending a fortune. All you need to know are a few money-saving tips.

Be A Savvy Shopper

Do you always buy products based on the price? Although that sounds like a good idea, it might be costing you money. A lot of beauty products only come in small bottles, so they don’t last every long if you are using them once a day. By the time one bottle runs out, you need another one, which means you have to delve back into your purse. Sometimes, buying a bigger bottle of perfume or lotion is a better, and cheaper, idea. The initial price may be higher, but it will take longer to use and you won’t spend as much replacing the item.

Know When To Splash Out

Knowing when to splash out is along the same lines as being a savvy shopper. There are times when paying more may be beneficial, and it may also save you a bit of money too. A sale is a great example. If you come across a sale, always check the items in the sale to see whether they are worth buying. The odds are that there may be some quality beauty items that are a lot cheaper than normal, although they still might not be the cheapest option. In this case, you need to weigh up all the factors. Is price the only issue, or are you more bothered about quality? Paying that bit extra for a quality beauty product is normally a good idea.

Look For Discounts

It doesn’t seem like it, but there are discounts everywhere, all you need to do is find them. Okay, that isn’t always easy. Thanks to Discountrue, however, it isn’t impossible. It is a blog that helps its readers find discount codes and coupons to make shopping cheaper. Just head to the site and start searching for your preferred products to see if there are any correlating offers. You can find them for all the big brands like Neiman Marcus and Clinique.  Discountrue is not the only blog on the Internet that provides this information, so keep your eyes open.

Apply Properly

Saving money doesn’t stop when you have the products in your hands. Buying cheap beauty products is only half of the battle. The next step is to make sure that you are not wasting your products when you are applying them to your body. When you waste beauty products, it means you will only have to spend more money to replace the product. The key is to apply everything properly, and also remember that less is more. You can always add more if there isn’t enough, but you cannot put it in the bottle. And, if money is not enough to convince you to be sparing with the formula, too much makeup also diminishes the look.

Become An Expert

Okay, maybe the term ‘expert’ is a bit strong. The title is not meant to say that you need to be an industry professional when it comes to beauty – it is meant to say that you need to rely on your abilities. Lots of women head to beauty parlors and spas to get the best treatment around, and they spend a fortune in the process. For the most part, you can do a lot of the treatments at home with home kits. From waxing to manicures and hair coloring, it is all available at half the cost at your local supermarket. All you need is the confidence to take the risk.


The best way to save on beauty products is not to need them in the first place. It stands to reason that you don’t need much lotion if you already have flawless skin and that principle applies to every aspect of beauty. So, how do you achieve the unachievable? Staying out of the sun is a good place to start. Also, drinking lots of water is great for your body, which means it is great for your skin.

Follow these tips and you can cut the cost of beauty drastically.


  1. Love these tips. Thanks for sharing. :)


  2. Great advice!

  3. Great list!



  4. Yesss! I will conquer this! I need to sort out my shopping habits for sure haha X

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  5. YAS! This is perfect!!! I definitely needed these tips!