My Budget Beauty Buys & Tips

Posted by Sarah Lynch on

1. Vaseline

Since I discovered its far reaching uses at the age of 14, a pot of Vaseline has never been far from reach.  From a lip balm and moisturizer to make-up remover and hair frizz tamer, it’s the best multi-purpose budget beauty buy that everybody should have at the ready.  I also use it on my eyelids and cheek bones as a highlighter.  Click on the model picture below to read on for more Vaseline powers!

Beauty Tips Vaseline


2. Honey

I’ll be honest, I don’t really like the taste of honey all that much.  However, I know and I am sure you know the beauty and health benefits of this natural wonder.  From inside to outside, it has heaps of benefits and so a jar of Manuka Honey is a standard feature in my pantry.  I take a spoon a day with my breakfast which has numerous benefits from helping to cure colds and flues to aiding digestion and helping with skin blemishes, injuries and infections.  I also use honey topically as a great natural home facial ingredient.  Mix 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of avocado and 1 teaspoon of natural yoghurt, stir into a paste and voilà, no need to spend $$$ on going to a spa.  You can also mix in some brown sugar and you have yourself a nice natural body exfoliator too.


3. Micellar Water

Promising a soap free, alcohol free alternative to its harsher alternatives, Micellar Water is now a well renowned product which has worked its way into many many a bathroom cabinet.  It takes eye make-up off easy peasy, no need to rinse afterwards and it costs usually under $10, what more can you ask for.  It really feels like you’re just using water too.  Interested to read how it works?  Read more here:

Beauty Tips Micellar Water

FYI my personal fave is Garnier.  No sensitivity, leaves no residue and the price is pretty nifty.


4. Lip/cheek/eye stick

Want an easy and budget solution in finding a matching blush for your lipstick?  Easy!  Just use your lipstick as a cheek stain.  You can also mix some in with your Vaseline and use over your eyelids.


5. Cetaphil

Available in Australia for over 30 years, it was originally founded by a pharmacist for dermatology needs.  However, it’s now a mainstream product found in most supermarkets and drug stores, and still recommended by dermatologists and healthcare professionals.  This gentle formulation can be purchased for a fraction of the cost of your department store alternatives.

Beauty Tips Cetaphil


6. Apple cider vinegar

For the price of a pint of milk, here’s your answer to shinier softer hair.  Apply to wet hair and rinse and it helps to remove product build up and restore shine.  Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Blend one cup of water with two to four tablespoons of vinegar to make your rinse.
  2. After you have shampooed and thoroughly rinsed your hair, slowly pour the mixture over your entire scalp, allowing it to run down the length of your hair (being careful not to get it in your eyes).
  3. Massage the mixture into your scalp, which will also serve to stimulate circulation and hair growth.
  4. After one to two minutes, rinse out the vinegar.



7. Girl’s Night In

Don’t have the money to splash out on monthly spa treatments?  Why not get a group of friends together for Girl’s Night In and indulge in some self pampering sessions.  Massages, nails, facials and all for the price of the ingredients…and maybe a bottle of wine;-) Find some great ideas on Pinterest below

Beauty Tips Home Spa

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