A lot of people associate looking great with money. And while it’s true that going to the salon, buying the latest fashion, and going to see a plastic surgeon is no doubt pricey, this isn’t the only way to look great. With the right strategies, you can look your best without having to spend thousands.
If you’re someone on a budget who still wants to look great, here are some of the best tips for looking fantastic— without breaking the bank.
Do Your Own Nails
Once upon a time going to the nail salon was pretty affordable. However, as techniques and products have advanced, so has the price of getting your nails done. Depending on where you live the average nail service can cost as much as $100…. plus tip!
Learning to do your own nails can be one of the most economical favors you can do for yourself. All you need are a few basic nail tools and nail polish, and you can achieve the same manicure as you would in a salon for a fraction of the price.
Buy Second Hand
Don’t forget the power of second-hand shopping. It’s completely possible to find something that’s only been worn a handful of times and costs barely anything. It’s all about knowing the right place to look.
From online stores to thrift shops, there are all sorts of deals out there waiting to be found. Although buying something new is often much more convenient since you can simply add to your cart and check out, finding things second-hand can be fun.
Sifting through racks of used clothing can be like searching for treasure. There’s nothing like the rush of seeing a designer label mark down to practically nothing!
Learn How to Sew
If you love fashion, but can’t afford the latest designers you love, then why not become a designer yourself? Learning how to sew isn’t just a great new hobby to learn, but it can totally transform your closet. Imagine finding something you love in a magazine, and being able to create your own personal version yourself. Buying your own fabric and constructing clothing yourself costs significantly less than buying it in a store. Not to mention, you can create it specifically to your own body measurements which can promise an even better fit.
Get to Know The Best Makeup Dupes
It’s no secret that makeup doesn’t come cheap. And while top brands are almost always going to give you a better finish than drugstore brands, there are some dupes out there that are not only as good as the most expensive makeup brands, but in some cases even better.
These dupes are constantly emerging and changing, so keep up to date with them by reading the latest beauty blogs. You can find everything from foundation to lipstick for significantly cheaper if you know the right brands to look for.