Most women think that you have to spend tons of money to get that put together look that so many of us want. The look that makes us feel and look great, but most of us don’t want to spend our last dollar doing so.
Nowadays, you do not have to spend a great deal of money to look and feel like a million bucks. There are many bargains every where you look.
Let’s start at the top and that is with your hair. Your hair will probably be the first thing that most people notice first. A great haircut is a must, make sure that you have an up to date professional haircut. And if you use hair color, make sure that it is professionally done.
A great way to save on this is to have your stylist to text you or call you if she has a no-show. Tell him/her you would be willing to come in to fill that slot for a discount. In that way you both win.
This can also be done for a manicure and pedicure as well. Another beauty budget saver is going to a beauty college to get your hair done at a discount.
This is one of those little secrets that most ladies know very little about. I know, I went to cosmetology school some years ago, but not only was I a student but I got my hair done at a major discount every week.
Next, let’s deal with makeup. Makeup can be very expensive if you try to use only the top designer brands. But those pricey designer brands are not always good for your skin or complexion.
Stay away from all of those pricey perfume facial cleanser and stick will a reasonably priced natural cleanser and moisturizer for your skin type. They work just as well and wont irritate your skin.
Most of the natural cleansers and moisturizer can be found at your local retail or drug stores. They work just as well and will save you quite a few pennies. Many of them even sell a lot of the top name brands as well.
I love the makeup that I purchase from the drug stores. It works just as well, and I didn’t have to pay half the price as the costly name brand products that I’ve purchased in the expensive department stores that didn’t work as well.
Why buy pricey mascara, eyeliner, lip gloss and foundation when you can save hundreds of dollars by buying them at a cheaper price. Trust me when I say that there really are many worthwhile bargains that are exceptional in quality.
You can also check many online websites for the greatest drugstore finds by companies and customers who have tested the products and have given their personal reviews. The reviews are awesome and they will give you other ideas for finding bargains.
They usually have great reviews on finding amazing lipsticks, lip liners and lip gloss at your local dollar store.
No one will ever know where you bought it, trust me I have done it and gotten many compliments. Plus they have some amazing colors! I even heard legendary singer Diana Ross say she purchased her lipsticks at the drug store. Need I say more?
When buying the latest fashions, it is not important to follow fads and the latest trends. Because fads and trends are just that, fads and trends.
These types of clothing are produced in large quantities and everybody that you know and don’t know are buying them and wearing identical outfits. We see celebrities wearing the same outfits all the time.
Trendy clothes usually go out of style quickly. The styles do not last long and then you are stuck with having paid lots of money for something that now looks crazy and old fashion.
Besides every one of your friends and acquaintances have purchased it too. I honestly can’t stand fashion trends. But most women like well designed tailored clothing but really would prefer not to go broke buying it.
The best solution is to buy well tailored designer clothes in the off seasons when they are usually on sale. They have many designer outlet stores around the country just for this purpose. And in this economy that will be one of the smartest things that you can do. Check in your local city to find the closest designer outlet near you.
Stick to classic and stylish pieces of clothing. The type that never goes out of style no matter what the latest trends are. You can mix and match pieces from different designers and create your own fashion statement.
Purchasing your winter boots, sandals, and dress shoes during the off seasons is the way to go as well. During the end of the specific seasons most items are on sell for 75% off, now this is the time to buy. You can get all of your favorite shoes at a fraction of the cost.
Also do not be afraid to shop at thrift stores and consignment shops. I have found some of my greatest pieces that way. I love scouring through all of those racks of clothes looking for a great find.
I recently bought a summer dress for $5 at our local goodwill, and I wont tell you how many times I have gotten compliments every time I wear it. A close friend even wanted it when I wore it on a recent summer vacation.
I have quite a few items that I have purchased like this that get great compliments. I do look for quality items that have longevity and style.
So as you can see it is not the price of what you pay for an item. My motto is, it’s what you don’t pay! Make a fashion statement at a bargain price and feel great!