Monday, 23 January 2017

5 MONEY SAVING BEAUTY HACKS YOU NEED THIS JANUARY


Ok so January is a dreadful month. You all spent out after Christmas and New Year. Resolutions are probably kicking your post Christmas not so skinny arse backside right now (Dry January right? Haha!). 

If you're saving up for holiday, your best friends wedding, she's just announced (this August!!!! Aaaah!), I have few beauty hacks that'll save you up some hard earned pennies :) 

Shop for free

Ok maybe that's a bit of a lie but hear me out. Some brands do free item for old packaging exchange. In MAC get a free lippie and in Lush a free face mask! All you need is empty packaging times five and you're on your way to having new makeup/beauty for free! 

Free/discounted hair cut

If you live close to the college, check out their adverts - young stylists always look for models! Get yourself a free hair cut, colour or blow dry for free! Just remember to choose something simple, you don't want a complete makeover under hands of someone who's not too experienced! 

Makeup exchange

Hard on funds but bored with your collection? Have you thought of getting your girls together and do a bit of an exchange. It can be a loan or a full exchange and you get a new set of toys to play with without spending a penny. What you need is a makeup antibacterial spray to ensure your bits are cleaned before lending and voila! New collection's yours!


Use up your skincare 

That sounds weird but do you know that your usual packaging always wastes a lot of product? Love your Cleanser but there's no way to squeeze out more from a tub? Cut it in half! Do that with all your plastic packaging and you'll find yourself truly using up your products! Just think of all the extra days/weeks of using your skincare have saved you! 

Stop wasting money


Again this sounds cruel but we all do this! Ever bought a foundation two shades too dark because you got matched under the most unrealistic lights in your Boots/Debenhams etc? Stop that now. Ask for a sample! It's that simple and you will never buy a £40 foundation which is too dark or light or with wrong tones altogether. Second is waiting for hype to pass. Lots of products are hyped up before launch. Don't listen to the hype. Go and check the product out in the store. Believe me, you'll end up buying very little! 



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17 comments

  1. After three years of being either on maternity leave or having bought a house I have become quite an expret in saving miney. Shopping my stash is the best way, thankfully it is big enough to have countless products that I can rotate back in that are as good as new for me.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I love shopping my stash but I'm Such a New launch lover! I'm currently on the ban until end of March and going strong. Day 23 today ❤️

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  2. These are great tips, Dorota! I am too trying to save some money this year instead of spending endlessly on makeup which then sits in my vanity. But as a beauty junkie I do my beauty fix every now and then ;)
    I agree that waiting for the hype to pass is one of the best things you can do, after the initial excitement usually the product/s are not as attractive anymore. x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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    1. Totally agree! I need to stop buying in to the hype and but smarter x

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  3. Every single tip is so perfectly on point and helpful hun! Thank you, I'm definitely bookmarking this because I need constant reminders. I'm working really hard on not buying any additional makeup and using up the skincare I have already before I buy more but temptation is EVERYWHERE!xxx
    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

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    1. Sadly I agree, temptation is everywhere! I try to stay away from shopping/ don't log on to websites, haven't been to Boots in a month etc x

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  4. These are some great tips! Every little thing counts when it comes to makeup. I found especially with my MAC foundation, I tend to open it and use as MUCH as I can possibly can!

    Didn't even know about the empty packaging exchange deal you can get with MAC! Life saved. Thank you for sharing

    Alexis xoxo | www.alexisanneofficial.com

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    Twitter: @AlexisAnneBlog

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    1. Yay I'm glad I could help! Now go and exchange all the empties for a brand new lippy :)

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  5. I always cut my packages in half to get the rest of the products! Don't buy lush masks and don't have any Mac Lipstick ;p!I like playing with makeup but I'm quite good with saving, I think :)! Kisses, great post hun xxx
    WWW.makeupwithbella.com

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    1. I'm the opposite. I'm terrible at savings 😂And you've seen my collection 😂Lol

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  6. I need to hop on this no spend bandwagon so I can start saving for a summer holiday soon. I love your tips, there's some great ones in here. I always ask for a foundation sample, when I was young I wasted so much money not doing that so now it's sample first for sure x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I think I may need to make the ban last longer! My best friend's getting married this summer, a week after my Mom's turning 60. And a month before I'm off for a holiday. I'll be going abroad 3 times this Year & already dreading how badly will this affect my bank account balance Lol

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  7. I have a shellac beauty hack. I could not find any nail gel in a colour I wanted. So, I used the bonding agent and base coat gel under uv light like I normally would.I then used regular nail Polish and let it dry . After drying I used the gel top coat and let it dry under UV light. I wiped my nails down with rubbing alcohol and then used nourish. My nails have lasted b5 days and counting.

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    1. That's a really great tip! I used to do that but did you know some shellac companies now offer a mixer which turns all your polishes in to a shellac polish? Need to get me some of that! X

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  8. I have a shellac beauty hack. I could not find any nail gel in a colour I wanted. So, I used the bonding agent and base coat gel under uv light like I normally would.I then used regular nail Polish and let it dry . After drying I used the gel top coat and let it dry under UV light. I wiped my nails down with rubbing alcohol and then used nourish. My nails have lasted b5 days and counting.

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  9. Great tips here! Skincare is probably my biggest expense, but I always search for discount codes before buying - Look Fantastic is great for discounts! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. I need to order from Look Fantastic more! I'm currently using a lot less skincare just by making sure I empty it all before adding it to empties pile❤️

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