Bit of a different post today! I often find myself short of money, which can be worrying considering I now am able to drive and so I am paying for insurance and petrol money and I also need to start saving for university (which I'm starting at the end of the year). So, I thought I'd share with you some sites that can able you to spend less (on things such as cosmetics) and also how to get discounts and bits and bats like that!
1. A Helpful Facebook Page
If you're on Facebook (who isn't!?) then you may find this page really helpful - I know I did! '10 Ways To Have More Money As A Student' is great for getting discounts on food, beauty items and clothing and the page is updated usually multiple times a day with new deals, sometimes there are even free items!
2. Cheap Cosmetics Sites
If you're a high-end makeup kind of gal (or guy) then looking for cheaper brands may not be ideal, however if money is tight then it may be good to consider some other alternatives! Here are a few sites that I love and are great quality for money.
Elf ALWAYS have deals on, so be sure to check that out!
3. eBay Is Your Best Friend
If I need to order something specific online I will instantly check eBay first, it's a great site for getting cheap bits and also selling your stuff and getting money for it! For example, if you're looking for cheap makeup that would usually be fairly pricey (such as MAC) then you should be able to find it here. Be careful though, as there are A LOT of fake MAC products on eBay.
4. Do You Really NEED It?
Before you go ahead and splurge on something, think to yourself, 'Do I really need this?' ... 'Do I really need another red lipstick when I already have 6?'. Although, I know it is much easier than it sounds because sometimes you do end up kicking yourself for not buying it! But so what? Yes, you might not have that exact lipstick but you've probably got something similar. However, if you really feel like you need a certain shade, shop around and find some cheaper dupes and save a bit of your cash!!
By no means am I a great saver! I find it so difficult to save but some of the points above have helped me and I hope that they help you to! I wanted to end this post on a humorous note so look at this clip from Confessions of a Shopaholic on YouTube!
Did you find this post helpful? Any other money saving ideas? Let me know in the comments.