Budget Beauty: Buying On A Budget.

16 Oct 2014

It's been a while since I've added a post to my favourite series on my blog and, if I'm honest, I'm running out of ideas before but I want to keep it going because I love giving some tips and tricks for living a budget beauty life along with some of my favourite budget product. Today, I'm bringing the series back with some tips I've picked up over the years to make the most of your money when you're on a budget.

Go with an Idea. The worst thing you could do is just go beauty shopping for the sake of it; your bank really won't thank you after. I often start a mental list of products I've seen online or on blogs that have caught my eye and that I would like to try myself; if you go with no idea at all, you could end up buying things you really don't need and you've just bought for no reason. I also have a quick look through my collection before I go so I know what I have and haven't got so I don't go and buy a powder when I already have a back up at home.

Research. Before I release myself into Boots or Superdrug, I don't want to go and waste my money on something that might not be for me so reading numerous reviews online may help you decide if that product is right for you and you won't be wasting your money;you can even ask friends if they've got it what they think and would they recommend buying it. Also, you should check Boots and Superdrug websites beforehand to see who has the best deal. Most of the time, I hold off buying products before a 3 for 2 offer is on so I can save some more money so by checking the websites before hand, I can see which shop is the cheapest as well as to see if they have a 3 for 2 offer on which, more often than not, they do.

Do I really need this? Confessions of A Shopaholic is a film most of us will be able to relate to and one part has stuck with me. When looking in to buying something, you want to invest your money is something you know you will use and will get full wear out of. When heading towards the bold red lipsticks you should ask yourself "Do I really need this?" If you have 3 already at home almost identical in shade then no, no you don't so step away and focus your attention on something you actually need and don't have in your collection already.

Loyalty Cards.One upside to being a shopaholic is the advantage points you can get. I really do recommend signing up for them! I have the Boots and Super drug one but if you're a high end junky then I suggest a Debenhams Beauty Card. While it is a bit ridiculous how much you have spend in order to buy something new with your points, you can really use them to your advantage when you have enough. I don't think I have many but I'm not going to waste them on something small; I'm going to wait till I have quite a lot and then treat myself!

So these are just some quick tips to hopefully help you save a little more when you next go beauty shopping!

What are some of your own beauty shopping tips?
Hope you're doing great,

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