Luxury Beauty for Less | Beauty on a Budget
I’m addicted to everything beauty, so shopping for beauty products is one of my favorite things to do. I have gotten a little crazy with my beauty budget one too many times, and unfortunately I can’t pay my rent with lipstick.
A few months ago I decided to set some boundaries for myself to help myself stick to a financial plan. One of my main goals was to not sacrifice great products or results.
In the process of my savvy shopping journey, I have learned that luxury beauty doesn’t have to cost you a small fortune. You can get luxury beauty results, without having to live under a bridge with a train case of makeup.
Yes, you are reading this correctly. The same gauze you would use to bandage a wound can give you the deep pore cleaning results just like a Clarisonic. Oh, and did I mention it only costs just pennies per use?
Using gauze as an alternative to a Clarisonic is simple. Just lather a gauze pad with a gentle facial cleanser and rub it on your face in circular motions. This will exfoliate your face by removing dead skin and unclogging pores. You also don’t have to worry about bacteria or replacing your Clarisonic brush heads, because you should use fresh gauze each time.
LUSH Lip Scrub= Sugar+ Coconut Oil: Who doesn’t lust over the LUSH Lip Scrubs? I know I do, but they also cost a pretty penny to purchase. Did you know you can make your own lip scrub for a fraction of the cost, with items that are probably in your pantry right now?
It’s as simple as mixing a tablespoon of sugar with a teaspoon of melted coconut oil and storing it in an airtight jar. When you are ready to use it, just scoop out a tiny bit with your fingers and let the scrubbing begin!
The sugar in the lip scrub will exfoliate you lips, while the coconut oil will add moisture to your pucker. Your lips will be left kissably soft without having to burn a hole in your pocket. Ever since I discovered this DIY lip scrub, I have been using it non-stop!
P.S.- This is a great scrub to use year round, especially during cold winter months which can cause chapped lips.
Blow Pro Dry Shampoo= Cornstarch + Cocoa Powder: I have tried a ton of dry shampoos and have spent quite a bit of money trying to find the right one. I can honestly say I didn’t find one I loved until my cousin told me about an easy breezy DIY dry shampoo.
For starters, you should know that the main ingredient in Blow Pro Dry Shampoo is cornstarch, as in many dry shampoos. So, instead of spending money on pretty packaging, pick up some cornstarch at your local grocery store. When you are ready to make your blowout last an extra day and add tons of volume to your tresses, simply sprinkle a little bit of corn starch on your roots and brush it out.
Brunette babes, you can add a little cocoa powder to your cornstarch to keep the mixture from leaving a powdery residue on your locks.
Will you try any of these luxury beauty alternatives? Which one is your favorite?