Enter to win a hair treatment from Moroccanoil!

*By entering to win, you agree to receive future emails from Moroccanoil and SheFinds.

Yes, The Words Budget And Beauty Can Go Together: 5 Ways To Look Good Without Shelling Out

May 1, 2009 by Bryn
shefinds |

'Budget' is quite the buzz word these days, but not one we necessarily like to hear associated with our beauty routines. However, there are some ways to cut back on the expenses incurred keeping ourselves presentable that will yield amazing results – both for your bank account and your appearance. Check out some of our tips below:

1. Beautify at home. 

image image

There are tons of products in your fridge that can work wonders on your face (or hair). Dry skin benefits from a nice oatmeal and egg mask, while damaged hair just needs a cold beer -seriously, there are proteins in there. But if you need a little more expert guidance you can also try Kiss EverLasting Nails or Express-On Nails ($6) which look real but don't cost nearly as much as a salon manicure. And for a good tan, try the Solerra Mitt ($25) or Model Co Tan Airbrush in a Can ($42) – neither will leave messy dark stuff on your hands.

For your face, try a peel that costs a fraction of the professional ones – Therapy Systems' Self-Adjusting Facial Peel Kit ($85) is one of the best. 


Fight the grays with a home dye that actually works. Clairol's Perfect 10 ($14) or Nice 'N' Easy Root Touch Up ($7) both do wonders to cover roots, thus extending the time between mandatory salon visits. 

2. Join the club.


Go on different websites and sign up for their promotional newsletters. Sephora's Beauty Insider Club sends out special deals all the time to its members. And Kerastase offers 30% off its soon-to-be discontinued beauty products when you use the code VIP30. (And for the first week of May, Kerastase is offering its members a free salon treatment at participating salons throughout the country.)

3. Go to school. 

Tons of salon schools offer cuts to clients at a discount. Go to beautyschool.com or beautyschoolsdirectory.com to find one near you. Or browse our Hair at Home Guide for other ways to maintain your locks. 

4. Ask your salon.

Check out your own salon for any special deals they may have going on. Right now, Ted Gibson is hosting Recessionista Tuesdays with blowouts for $40 and color for $75.

5. Shop the sample sales. 


Sample sales are expanding into beauty with sales happening as we speak

on items like Lierac Skin Care. Make it easier on

yourself and sign up for our newsletter – we'll send you the weekly sample sale scoop every Monday and tell you what sales are worth clicking to. 




From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...


This New Clean Beauty Anti-Aging Moisturizer Is SO Good It Keeps Selling Out At Sephora

August 19, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
It's already got a 5-star rating!


The One Low-Calorie Dessert That Won't Slow Your Weight Loss, According To Nutritionists

August 18, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
This One Low-Calorie Dessert Won't Slow Your Weight Loss


We Never Expected To See Shoes Like THIS–But Now It’s A Huge Trend

August 18, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We're totally here for it.


This New Anti-Aging SPF Product Is SO Good It Already Has A 5-Star Review On Sephora

August 18, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
We're already OBSESSED!


I Worked Out In Good American's New Activewear--Here's What I Thought

August 17, 2018 by Alisha Stacy
Is it worth the $?


10 Mistakes Brides Make When Planning A Backyard Wedding

August 17, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
You're going to LOVE this!


Frank And Oak Just Released An Amazing New Under-$100 Denim Collection

August 17, 2018 by Alisha Stacy
Don't miss this.


The One Ingredient You Need To Stop Adding To Your Smoothies If You Want A Flat Stomach, According To A Dietitian

August 17, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
This Smoothie Mistake Could Be Costing You A Flat Stomach


Pinrose's Fragrance Style Kit Is So Good, I Can't Choose A Favorite Scent

August 17, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
They're all so good.


Use Our Exclusive Promo Code To Take 35% Off Everything At Makeup Eraser

Calling all beauty lovers! We have a deal you definitely ...


Pinrose's Fragrance Style Kit Is So Good, I Can't Choose A Favorite Scent

I'm not a big perfume person. I lather myself ...