The beauty industry has recently enjoyed a massive boom – we have a lotion, a potion or a tool for every beauty need a woman could wish for. While this has done wonders for our appearance, it has played havoc with our bank accounts. Here are some top money saving tips to keep those costs down when buying your beauty products online.
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Online interaction with a store normally results in rewards such as a discount or first knowledge of an online sale. Facebook doesn’t just have to be used for stalking your ex boyfriend or uploading photos, it can also be used for discount searching! Many companies use social networking sites to promote their brand, and frequently run competitions or offer discounts in exchange for customer interaction. Signing up for a company newsletter, means you will be the first to know about upcoming sales and discounts. Signing up to these websites can guarantee annoying spam emails, but chances are you will get a special discount for your first purchase, so the advantages far outweigh the spamming!
Voucher codes are a womans best friend.
Make sure you utilise voucher codes on the internet. Certain money saving websites such as http://www.moneysupermarket.com/vouchers/ or http://www.vouchercodes.co.uk/ offer vouchers that will give you discount on your transaction. These coupons can save up to 25% – and are a little known but invaluable tip in shopping online.
Always check beauty blogs.
This is essentially free, unbiased advice from a beauty expert, and they always post the tricks of the trade. They’ll be the first to know and inform you about a secret sale happening somewhere on the internet, and often trial out beauty products, so that you don’t have to. Another good idea is to never underestimate your tools close at hand. Your kitchen cupboard are full of ingredients that make the perfect face mask, hair conditioner or spot reliever. There are countless beauty blogson the internet that give helpful instructions on how to make any of these beauty fail safes. The Daily Green recently posted a great article with homemade facemask recipes.
Try before you buy.
You can always obtain some testers of a product from an online store if you are worried about buying it online. It is definitely worth trialing a product to check whether it is suitable for you- as many online stores do not accept returns on beauty products. This eliminates the blind factor of buying a product online- so trial the product free of charge and then shop online and buy it for considerably cheaper.
Whilst time-consuming and monotonous, have a go at comparing the prices of products on different retail sites. Look for the discounts. If you are buying your beauty products online, the chances are that one online retailer will be offering a discount.
Utilise little known websites.
The internet is full of small websites that offer great deals. Websites such as www.glossybox.co.uk- an online subscription service that delivers a beauty box full of small sample products monthly, right to your door.
Inevitably, shopping online comes with an element of risk, so it is essential that you weigh up your purchases. Although shopping on a obscure website means you’ll save money on your beauty products, it might put your bank account at risk. This is why it is important to research the company and their credentials before you finalise any purchase. You can normally rely on popular customer review sites. Trustpilot are a trustworthy review site, hosting thousands of reviews from customers about brands such as Lenstore UK and ASOS.
A multi- purpose product works wonders.
Look for the products that are good quality and multi-purpose, and then save money by ordering online. Of course, there is that age old trick of toothpaste on spots, but did you know that the majority of modern beauty products are also as versatile? An example of this is Elizabeth Arden’s hugely popular 8 hour cream. Whilst officially billed as a moisturizer, it can also double up as an industrial strength lip balm, and many beauty bloggers swear by its spot healing powers. Even your standard moisturizer normally contains some level of SPF- so doubles as sunscreen. Tinted moisturiser can even be used as self-tan! The Sunday Girl has posted an article about her favourite multi-purpose products. These small tricks means you will still get the same beauty results, without breaking the bank.
These tips will help you find your next beauty fix, at a fraction of the price, with just a click of a button.