Get your beauty and fashion fixes without breaking the bank*
Christmas is fast approaching and so is the party season with many festive events to attend like office parties and Christmas markets. It’s understandable that we might be hitting the shops for the latest fashion and beauty trends. We all want the perfect Christmas dress and to nail the perfect festive look. However, fashion and beauty purchases all have a cost, and it can be quite an expensive time of year, especially with Christmas presents to buy. With that in mind, I thought I would share with you some of the ways you can get your beauty and fashion fixes without breaking the bank.
Invest in a capsule wardrobe
A girl can never have too many dresses, outfits, and shoes, or can she? While it would be wonderful to purchase every item that catches your eye it sometimes just isn’t possible when it comes to the finances. This is when a capsule wardrobe can come in handy. To briefly explain it means you invest in certain key pieces and mix and match to create different outfits. At this time of year, it can work really well, ensuring you always look your best without needing to wear the same outfit each time. This can save you money as you are more particular with your purchases rather than duplicating or buying similar items.
Use coupons and voucher codes to bring the cost down
If you are super savvy, you may already do this, but using coupons and vouchers can save you a hefty amount on your purchases. Sometimes voucher codes can end up discounting the total price down quite a bit. Often this works for online and in-store purchases. If you are quite frugal anyway, it’s best to hunt out the stores with the best discounts then search out the items you want to ensure you can get everything you need.
Consider your skin tone and stick with a colour palette that works
A party season can often mean you want to reinvent your look or try new things. While, of course, there is nothing wrong with it, you can end up spending unnecessary cash on eye shadow palettes and lipstick options. That perhaps might just not suit you. Or even you may not get much use out of it over the coming months ahead. A great tip is to consider letting a beauty counter try a few shades on you and see if you like something before you make the purchase. Sometimes doing this before you head out is a great way to have your makeup professionally applied.
Shop in the sales
Finally, being organised can help when it comes to fashion and beauty purchases. This means that if you can end up buying items in the sales, you can save yourself a fair bit of money. Choosing timeless pieces or investing in designer brands when purchasing in the sales means you have outfits ahead of time for a fraction of the cost.
I hope this helps you get your beauty and fashion fixes without breaking the bank.