Beauty and the budget

Jul!a Jul!a
Now I wish I could take credit for this awesomeness, but alas, it was emailed to me from Daily Worth, but I thought some of you ladies might enjoy or be able to use some of these tips.

"If beauty products routinely blow holes in your budget, learn to shop smart (and cover those bare essentials).

Samples, Please
Shop sites and stores that are generous with samples,
like Sephora, BobbiBrown.com, Drugstore.com and MACCosmetics.com. It pays to try products before you buy (and keep a stash for travel).

Steal the Deals
Coupon sites like Dealigg, CouponSuzy and RetailMeNot feature gorgeous deals, steals, coupons and codes that'll save you BIG money on products and shipping. Blogs like the Budget Babe and Mr. Cheap Stuff deliver chic on the cheap.

Become a Homemaker
Spend less and look stunning by using ingredients you already have at home, like honey, raw sugar, eggs, yogurt and olive oil. Get recipes at BeautyDen.com, or create a DIY home spa. Hint: No hormone-disturbing parabens!

Kick It Old School
There's a reason why Vaseline, Dove Soap and Ponds Cold Cream are still around. They work—and they're super cheap! A tube of Vaseline costs $3, lasts forever and works wonders on crow's feet. Ditto for Ponds, which removes makeup in a flash."
08/16/2010
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Sir Sir
Cool! Thank you for this, sounds fun!
08/16/2010
MuffysPinguLove MuffysPinguLove
Thanks! These are some awesome tips
08/16/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
Thanks guys

My mom's got a whole bunch of things like this that she does, like making her own laundry detergent. I'll have to get some of her recipes and share them with you guys.
08/17/2010
PassionQT PassionQT
I'm too lazy to make my own products, I've worked behind the counter for a prestige cosmetic company before, and now I largely go by reviews I find online from other users. And samples are fun to receive and all, but half the time, they are for luxury items that I wouldn't normally purchase anyhow.

This is a great and very active site for honest reviews from real people on all types of beauty products MakeupAlley.

I've had good results from the line Paula's Choice, created by the woman who writes the "Don't go to the cosmetics counter without me", but I use some other products too.

In the summer I usually don't wear anything but a moisturizer with sunscreen. It's too hot to wear makeup!
08/17/2010
Red Riding Hood Red Riding Hood
Sweet! I shall keep some of these in mind.
02/21/2011
northstar northstar
Beauty forums are also invaluable
11/16/2011
Derekkk Derekkk
Thanks for a great read!
04/21/2013
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