12 Nov 2017

How To Budget On Beauty


I would say that I am pretty good with saving money and only spending where needed, especially when it comes to beauty. As a blogger of many areas including beauty, it is sometimes really easy to get influenced into purchasing a bunch of things you don't really need.

When a blogger that I trust mentions that they are loving a particular makeup item or skincare product, I must admit that I am automatically thinking about buying it. However, I have some willpower in me to prevent me from doing so if it is completely unnecessary (which it is most of the time!). 

I have a few tips on how to save money on beauty and you can easily apply it to how much control you personally want. If you would like to know my advice for budgeting on beauty, please do keep reading!
___________________________________


#1 ONLY BUY WHAT YOU NEED

When shopping for beauty products, only buy what you actually need. Whilst walking around the store and picking up items, think to yourself 'do I need this or do I just want it' and if the answer is that you just want it... put it back down. Don't get sucked into buying products because you've heard rave reviews, it's on offer or if there is free delivery. Only buy what you need!


#2 DON'T GO OVERBOARD

Say if you want to buy a few new products because you want to treat yourself or you want to try something different, do so in moderation. Make sure you have a budget in mind of how much you can afford to spend / are willing to spend and bare that in mind when shopping.


#3 GO ON A BEAUTY BUYING BAN

If you feel like you are overwhelmed with the amount of products in your beauty stash and you want to use products up... go on a beauty buying ban. I do this occasionally as it encourages me to only use the products from my collection and 'shop my stash'. You can set the ban to whatever timescale you like. I would usually do 2-3 months and if I run out of a necessity or something I don't have a back up of, I only allow myself to buy the replacement.


#4 MAKE USE OF DISCOUNT CODES & OFFERS

I know I said earlier on to not get sucked into buying something because it's on offer but if you do want to spend money and still budget on beauty, take advantage of discount codes and offers. Keep an eye out for codes on websites that will knock a certain percentage of the total price. Even search the Internet for some because that is sometimes rather helpful! Also, if you have signed up to newsletters / regular emails from your favourite beauty brands and stores, keep track of offers and discounts available through the emails they send.


#5 SHOP SMART

And last but by no means least, be a smart shopper. Think about it... you can't just put everything you see and like in your basket and just buy it. Make decisions on what you need, what you don't have already or even what you have run out of. Just be wary of what you are buying and shop in moderation.

Personally, I prefer shopping from highstreet brands as I don't like spending much on beauty at all. And because this works for me, I continue to do it. So, try trawling through the more inexpensive stores and brands if you are looking to save some money. There are some great dupes and alternatives out there!

___________________________________

Do you have any budgeting tips?

SHARE:

14 comments

  1. I would add wait for the dupes ! Usually when there is a very popular product a month later there is a lot of cheaper alternative !
    https://bookslipsticksandtravels.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was not aware of this!! I will definitely keep a look out for some dupes now x

      Delete
  2. I really do need to go on a makeup ban, I have way too much! I'm currently trying to work hard at my Project Pan so I actually use up the makeup that I have x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Project Pan is a great idea :) Hope it goes well for you, Katie x

      Delete
  3. These are really great tips. I can sometimes get carried away with skincare but I really should use the ones I already have and then get new ones.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hope these tips help you out a little girl :)

      Delete
  4. Definitely buying what you need is a good one - I've had times in the past where I've just bought whatever looks cool and totally overloaded on products!
    http://skylish.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Definitely! It's just having the will to hold back when shopping really :)

      Delete
  5. These are great tips! I used to buy beauty products all the time but I haven't splurged on makeup in a while now instead I'm making the most of all the products I've already got x

    https://emmaboughtwhat.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  6. For everything that I buy I always try to find discount codes, you can end up saving a fortune!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Right?! So easy to find nowadays :)

      Delete
  7. I love a good discount code - or even offers like 3 for 2! x

    ReplyDelete

Blogger Template Created by pipdig