Why buy makeup at full price when great discounts are only a click away? Flash sale sites like Rue La La, Haute Look, Beyond The Rack, Gilt and Ideeli are known for their discounted fashion, but they also sell makeup from time to time. Sign up for their newsletters and get updated on the latest cosmetics sales.
A good discount is nothing to sneer at. While it may seem more exciting to buy your makeup at a fancy cosmetics counter, you can find amazing deals on items at the drugstore. Interesting note: At a recent event, a hairstylist told us he polled all the beauty editors he ran into that day and asked about their favorite brand of mascara. Most editors, he said, chose L'Oral, a drugstore brand!
With all of the beauty ads we see inside magazines and on TV, it's so wonder we have a hard time walking past a beauty counter empty-handed. New companies like Birchbox are trying to curb our curiosity with a monthly subscription service. For $15 a month, they will send you a small box with sample sizes of the latest products to hit the market. It allows you to try the items you're interested in without committing to the full size or cost.
Next time you're in a grocery store, look for raw coconut oil. It is inexpensive and comes in a large container. While it can be used for cooking, it is an amazing all-in-one beauty product. Not only can you moisturize with coconut oil, but it can be used as a hair conditioner and makeup remover.
It's easy to forget why you bought a certain product in the first place. Maybe you got a certain cream because it promised to erase wrinkles or chose a foundation because it promised to hydrate skin. It's important to evaluate the effectiveness of a pricey product before you buy it again. In fact, dermatologists at Clarisonic recently told us, "If you don't see results from a new skincare product within 12 weeks, move on." Well said!
Not only does washing your hair every day cause you to buy shampoo more often, but it is likely damaging your hair. According to Joe Murray, owner of Hale Organic Salon, you only need to shampoo a couple times a week. While this may take some time to get used to, your hair will adapt to the change, and your wallet will thank you for it. For days you feel extra oily, try a dry shampoo, like Dove Style + Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo ($4.89, Drugstore.com).