How to Look Fantastic and Beautiful on a Budget
Shopping for clothes and accessories online can be so much cheaper than actually shopping in the stores. You can always find savings like these myntra discount codes that help save some cash! Plus, there’s nothing worse than taking piles of clothes into a hot and sweaty fitting room. Shopping from the comfort of your home is usually the way to go!
I have a few rules that I follow for staying on budget when shopping for clothes, accessories, cosmetics and the like. I don’t shop for myself a lot but when I do – I prefer to save as much as I can.
Shop the clearance sections. I find that most times, what’s on clearance is still relevant to the season. So I still have plenty of time to get good wear out of it before putting it up for the summer, fall, winter, or spring.
Use coupons or coupon codes. If shopping online, search for some coupon codes before heading to shop. If you’re going instore, take a look on the store website to see if they have any sales and printable coupons. Often times, the store will have an email subscription you can sign up for future savings.
Borrow before you Buy. If you have to have something for a special occasion, go to your friend’s or sister’s closet first. Need some pretty dress or outfit for a wedding or other special occasion? You’re looking at spending upwards of $100 or more for the clothes, shoes and accessories. You could save that $100 by invading your friend or sister’s closet!
Here’s a fun idea! I’ve heard that friends have got together in groups like once every month or so and brought clothes, shoes, accessories, and hand bags and would trade!
Shop consignment or thrift stores. Scope out your local thrift or consignment stores from time to time. You can find gold mines in there. I once found an authentic Coach back pack for $5 in a Goodwill store. This was years ago though. I’m sure that the worker who was doing pricing that day had no idea what she had in her hands! You can even find some great deals at local yard/garage sales.
Use cash back sites. There are several cash back sites that you can register for. Most of them will give you a percentage or a set amount of cash back when you shop online through them. The cool thing about using these is that you can still also use any discount codes that you might find.
DIY Mani’s and Pedi’s. Sure – enjoy the occasional pedicures and manicures at the salon occasionally just to get some pampering time in but you can save a fortune by doing your own at home. I highly recommend that you only visit clean nail salons though. Make sure that you see them cleaning their tools and steer clear of those fancy pedicure stations with the whirlpool jets. Those machines aren’t usually sanitized well and bacteria and infection breed in those little tubs. I know they feel good, just be safe!
Visit Pinterest. If you’re not already using Pinterest then you’re really missing out. I check out Pinterest often for easy beauty and fashion DIY ideas. From do it yourself facial scrubs to do it yourself foot scrubs. You’ll find any and everything there. Use common sense though and do a little research before trying anything that could potentially be harmful to your skin.
Shop drugstores for cosmetics. Mandy drugstores have rewards programs and often run rewards deals on cosmetics, skin care, body care, and hair products. Combine those reward deals with coupons from your Sunday paper and you can score a nice amount of beauty products for super cheap!
Do you have other ways that you stay on budget while looking fabulous? We’d love to see your tips and hear your comments!