With the economic climate the way it currently is, do you ever find yourself feeling guilty when it comes to splashing out on beauty products? Ever get to the check out in your favourite beauty shop and feel pangs of regret as your total cost becomes a little excessive? We all know we should be tightening our belts when it comes to our spending but it's very difficult to completely abandon your beauty regime isn't it?
Well, what if you didn't have to?
Here we have a selection of budget beauty tips that you can try out without busting the bank, meaning you can still look fabulous without spending a fortune.
Get super soft lips with your tooth brush
There's nothing sexier than soft, kissable lips but things like the weather and central heating can leave your lips dry and chapped and distinctly unsexy! Not to worry, instead of splashing out on expensive lip scrubs or balms, simple take a toothbrush and coat it with some Vaseline. Gently 'brush' your lips to remove dead skin.
Use natural honey for a quick and easy face mask
Face masks can be great for rejuvenating skin and leaving it glowing and soft. But they can also be expensive. Try a store cupboard alternative. Simply take a couple of spoonfuls of natural honey and smooth over the face. Rinse thoroughly for gorgeous, glowing skin.
Use coconut oil for super soft hair
If you want luscious locks but you don't want to spend half your wages buying expensive hair products, try coconut oil instead. It's cheap and readily available in most chemists and beauty shops. Simply massage into your hair and scalp once a week, leave for 30 minutes and rinse out.
Eliminate build up – on the cheap!
Shampoos which eliminate build up are great aren't they? No matter how much we love our shampoo or hair styling products, continued use can cause a build up which leaves the hair dull. Instead of buying an anti-build up shampoo though try using apple cider vinegar instead, it works just as well!
Exfoliators get rid of the dead skin on your body leaving it looking fresh and gorgeous. But why go out and buy expensive exfoliators when using a kitchen scrubber sponge – which you can buy in packs very cheaply – with your usual body lotion will work just as well?