Just because you have a small beauty budget to work with or just want to get the most out of your beauty fund, it doesn’t mean that you can’t stock up on your beauty stash. Here are 5 money-saving beauty tips for inspiration.
1. Shop beauty gift sets
Add those beauty gift sets to your shopping cart, as they offer bang for your buck. Worth more than what you pay for, you don’t want to miss out on those sets. And let’s not forget they make great presents as well.
So when to stock up? Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day are your best bet for getting your hands on some of the best beauty gift sets with Christmas being number one. Just think of the famous Christmas Estee Lauder blockbuster and those of Lancome and Elizabeth Arden.
2. Keep your eyes out for those free gifts with purchase
Beauty gifts with purchase = happy dance. Yes, really! It’s a freebie! And who can resist something for free? If that doesn’t convince you, this may do it.
You save money. Not only can you try beauty products for free, a lot of free gifts with purchase are worth more than what you need to pay for to be eligible for the free gift. Take for example free gifts from Estee Lauder, Clinique, Lancome, Elizabeth Arden and Elemis. Also free gifts from those big beauty brands often include creams which are half the size of the ones on sale. Ka-ching!
3. Get a magazine subscription
Magazines, especially the fashion ones, have great subscription offers, like free beauty sets when you become a subscriber. You basically kill two birds in a stone when you get a subscription, you get a free gift and you’re getting magazine on your door step every week/month. And yes, they also have digital versions.
4. Sign up to newsletters
Savvy beauty shoppers sign up to newsletters from department stores, beauty brands, beauty stores and of course Style Barista (or simply have a look at the beauty offers on Style Barista) to be fully updated on any beauty offers.
5. Shop the sales
This money-saving beauty tip, is an obvious one. Shop the sales. Department stores and also those niche beauty (online) stores like Space NK, Cult Beauty and Feelunique have great beauty sales. If you find a great bargain stock up. Get those birthday gifts, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts and Christmas presents at a bargain. Talking about Christmas, after Christmas (and sometimes also at the summer sales) those coveted Christmas beauty gift sets will go on sale as well (assuming of course they’re not sold out) which is the time to start clicking!