5 budget friendly beauty tips

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Budget friendly beauty tipsAs a mom, I hardly ever put myself first. Let’s face it… our own faces come after clothes, toys, activities, blah blah blah for our kids. It’s hard to convince ourselves we deserve some spoiling… but let me tell ya, we do! In order to do this and NOT spend a small fortune on making sure I look human and not like the sleep deprived freak I think I look like here are 5 budget friendly beauty tips that have helped a ton!

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Sometimes you don’t have to pay name brand prices to get high end quality. 

Believe it or not, this couldn’t be more true! Some of my all time favorites include Sephora’s brand face primer which is FANTASTIC, and Ulta’s eye liner which is comparable to my favorite Urban Decay liner! Always read reviews and you’ll be surprised at what products rock their more expensive counterparts.

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Sign up for EVERYTHING.

From emails from your favorite brands to rewards clubs for your favorite stores, sign up for it all. Sure, those emails get a bit annoying… but they’ll let you know about every 20% off event, free birthday swag and sales. It’s worth it, and your bank account will thank you too!

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Subscription boxes rock

No matter which make up subscription box you choose, they are always a low cost option to figuring out which brands are your favorite with tons of goodies! I was a huge fan of Ipsy, but there are a bunch out there… just google it and look forward to your treat in the mail every month. This might just end up being the one treat you get that you don’t have to hide in the pantry to enjoy all by yourself!

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Samples, samples, samples.

I love samples!!! Whether you’re ordering direct from your favorite brand or ordering from somewhere like Ulta or Sephora… they always have deals on free samples with purchases. I typically wait to order something until there is a rockin’ deal on free goodies with my purchase. The more, the better!

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Sometimes you get a better deal buying the smaller size

I can’t even believe that they do this, but there has been a TON of occasions that I’ve noticed that the smaller size of a product was actually a much bigger deal than a bigger size. I’ve found .5 oz BB cremes for $10 when their 1 oz size was $30. Keep a look out for these deals so you can get more for less, and you have the extra cash to spend on that toy your little one really doesn’t need! Plus, this is an extra bonus since the smaller sizes will squeeze into your bag a little better since you know you’ll end up getting ready anywhere but the comfort of your own home… after all.. the house is for chasing down the kids and wrestling them into their outfits.

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