It seems the market is saturated with health and beauty products. You can easily spend hundreds of dollars in a single visit to the store to pick up products. Consider these tips and you can save a bundle.
- Shop at Beauty Supply Stores. Some people are intimidated by beauty supply stores and believe they have higher prices. But you will be surprised how much you can save and most of them offer coupons and discounts periodically. They also have beauty reward cards and discounts too. Beauty supply stores offer larger bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and other beauty products so you save by purchasing a larger quantity at one time. Most of them sell name brand products and hard to find products.
- Get online deals. You can get great online deals and FREE samples. For example, Beauty.com offers some great deals, gifts with purchase, and special offers.
- Visit your health insurance website. Many health insurance companies have partnerships with drug stores and retail stores where you can purchase discounted beauty supplies and more. Check them out.
- Shop smart. Did you know that many high-end cosmetics are the same as drug store brands? For example, department store brand Lancome is made by L’Oreal who are the same people who manufacture the store brand Maybelline. Don’t assume paying more for a product means it’s a better product.
- Avoid gimmicks. Lots of adjectives make products seems worth a lot more. But are they really. Is high-impact mascara really better than the regular type? Gimmicks come in lots of forms and fancy descriptions are just one of them.
- Return what you don’t like. If you purchase higher-end products in a department store, and you don’t like what you purchased, take it back for a full refund. You’ve spent too much money to lose it. Don’t be embarrassed if you’ve used 1/2 the bottle – you might not know you don’t like it until you’ve used it for a while.
- Buy basics cheap. Makeup, skin care products, and specialty items are important. But you’re likely to find the same basic beauty supplies at a dollar store or discount store. Consider purchasing your cotton swabs, makeup remover pads, Q-tips, and other items for less. Toss them and replace them knowing you haven’t spent a ton of money unnecessarily.
- Not sure what to buy. Before you waste money, consider what you really need and like. A FREE makeover at a department store is often an option. You can also visit websites that help you research products. Visit ModiFace as an example.
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