I have to buy an $1800 clutch tomorrow and it’s not from Prada.
Yes, sadly, my faithful Subaru Forrester said enough was enough and conked out in the middle of a busy intersection on my way home from the school run. The phone call from the mechanic was enough to make me cry into my budget spreadsheet (you got me … I made that bit about the budget AND the spreadsheet up).
But if I did have a budget, I’d be squeezing the life out of it right now, the best way I know how. Through some savvy supermarket purchases. Specifically budget beauty purchases.
Yep, there is absolutely no need to sacrifice skin and hair styling for the sake of a melting credit card. Simply slip these six into your trolley under the home brand pasta … I won’t tell a soul.
1. Dove Foaming Make Up Remover ($10.99). Love this fine foam which goes on like a velvet glove. You actually WANT to take your makeup off before bed.
2. TRESemme Naturals Lightweight Mousse ($8.35). I’m liberal with my mousse when I’m after a bit of volume. No worries about wasting money with this one – plus it’s dye-free.
3. L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin (mini $4.95). It’s commonly called “liquid gold” by stylists and it’s been around for 50 years. Elnett is so your go-to hairspray. Love that I can keep this one handy for pesky fly-aways on the run.
4. Olay Regenerist Anti-aging eye roller ($49.99). Ok, so not technically budget but it is when compared with similar products in the luxe market . In less than a minute, it’s given my bags the boot … and after the weekend I’ve had, that’s saying something.
5. Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturiser ($24.99). This is new from Aveeno’s Ultra-Calming range. It’s fast absorbing and perfect for dry, sensitive skin thanks to the addition of feverfew. Snaps for including an SPF 15 too.
Have you tried a great budget beauty product lately? Please send me your tips … or a new clutch. I’m not fussy.