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How To Look Good On A Budget

Updated on October 5, 2016

How To Spend Less and Look Great

Everyone wants to look amazing, but we don't all have the money. So, today we will be talking about how to look good on a budget. We want name brands, trendy items, designer pieces, etc. But, we haven't quite hit Hilton money yet. Well, until you do follow this list of great tips on how to look great without spending your rent money.

Read on for the greatest tips you'll ever find on how to look good on a budget.

Clothes

When it comes to looking good on a budget you need not know any other stores than Burlington Coat Factory, Ross dress for Less, Rue 21, TJ Maxx, and (yes I said it) the Goodwill! At all these places you can find cute clothes plus name brand items for much much less. If you really want to stretch your dollar buy all your winter clothes in the spring when they are dirt cheap and do the same with your summer clothes (Buying them in the fall). And, don't you dare look at anything until you have stalked the sale rack first. Some of my best finds were hanging on that rack. If its not your normal type/size try it on, you may just be surprised about how awesome you look in it. Also for the items underneath your clothes, Rue 21 has awesome and cute under things and Vikki Secrets always has sales. For your favorite stores you can always go online to their websites, some have web only sales.


Beauty Items

For makeup, ever hear of a little brand called Wet n Wild? great products. I also stock up on Avon, they have excellent sales and their makeup is wonderful. I could not live without their eye makeup remover. I advise to splurge on whatever mascara works for you because I have found cheap ones don't do the job in that department. As far as shampoo goes Suave promises to be as good as this or that brand...and guess what...They are! I've used just about every shampoo out there and I always come back to them. The price is great and the outcome perfect, so a winner in my eyes. For body washes St. Ives is a great favorite and very easy on the wallet. Also check out your local dollar store, I bet you'll be amazed at your finds!

Hair/Dental Care/Massage

As far as coloring I learned to do it myself to save money. But as far as cutting, I try to stay away from that. Its best if you can find a friend who can do it for you and you can pay her half as much, or try calling your local beauty school they do it for way less than you would pay somewhere else. If you need your teeth cleaned you can call and make an appointment at a dental school and your looking at a bill that won't make you wish they were still dirty. Same for massages, we all love them but they are expensive, call a massage school they do the same.

Designer Purses

Breathe!! We all love them and can't stop at just one, it may be an addiction. But we don't enjoy spending our whole months paycheck on one, so either marry the designer himself or follow my tips for getting your dream purse. STALK the outlet stores, talk to the sales people to find out when the one your dreaming of will be going on sale. It does not matter if you have a coupon ask them if they do or if their are any other special promotions. Find out when all the big sales are coming up. Check out e-bay, craigslist, etc. They may be used but will be in great condition, and guess what........Much cheaper than you would of dreamed.

Nails

Do them yourself! The first time might look like something attacked you but it will get better every time you try. If you can't figure it out they sale very cute press on nails they last about a week to almost two and they look fabulous, like you just stepped out of a nail salon.

Jewelry

Again shop sales! Check out the web, their are some people who make their own jewelry and it is so pretty and the price is very decent. Try different sites where people sale things they no longer want. And this may sound crazy ...but have you ever thought about a pawn shop? Lots of amazing deals there.

Now that you know how to look good on a budget, get out there and start saving some money!

Last but not least take care of what you do have, the best way to save money is not to have to buy at all. We all have things we just have to have, just don't splurge on everything.

I call myself the queen of sales. If you have any other questions please let me know and I will be Glad to help. Thanks so much, hope you enjoyed this.

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    • LisaMarie724 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Stover 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      I've also had some great finds at the Goodwill, great place to find work clothes!

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      Laura Tykarski 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Great hub-Me and the Goodwill are intimate associates. My entire wardrobe when I was working in corporate hell consisted of Goodwill threads. Often people would compliment me on an outfit that literally cost 2 or 3 dollars. great hub and I want that outfit you pictured in the beginning of it. I wonder if it comes in wide butt size :)

    • LisaMarie724 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Stover 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      I love sales prospect boy! I don't like paying full price for anything, I shop around for the best deals before I commit to buying.

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      Bradrick H. 

      5 years ago from Texas

      I'm going to start calling you the 'Queen of Sales' Lisa lol. Nice hub again. I think us guys are pretty cheap by nature, so I will admit that I've shopped Goodwill on several occasions, and actually found some very nice shirts in there. As soon as I took them to the cleaners, they looked brand new, and I didn't have to spend much money. Finding ways to save is vitally important these days, and you laid that out very well in this hub. Great job again my friend. Voted up, useful.

    • LisaMarie724 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Stover 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      I love Burlington, my absolute favorite store. I wouldn't mind being a training exercise either!

    • LauraD093 profile image

      Laura Tykarski 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Great hub. One of the best things in having a wide variety of friends is some of my freebies. Two friends went to massage school (so I gladly became a "training exercise!" I also have a buddy who is a Thrift Store Diva-most of my wardrobe (when I did the corporate-shuffle) was name-brand Thrift Buys. Burlington is also great especially if you have kids-great resource for kids clothes at affordable prices.

    • LisaMarie724 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Stover 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Yeah they seem to be working for me, thanks for the heads up I was completely confused lol.

    • Annette Hendley profile image

      Annette Hendley 

      5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Lisa I see none of the videos on your pages are working for me so I think it might be my flash player and not your videos.

    • LisaMarie724 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Stover 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      It's great for deals Annette :)

    • Annette Hendley profile image

      Annette Hendley 

      5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      I'm also a good Ebay customer.

    • LisaMarie724 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Stover 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Thanks for reading Annette, I love getting a good deal! Ebay is my newest obsession.

    • Annette Hendley profile image

      Annette Hendley 

      5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Lisa, I have no problem shopping at charity stores and as you say Avon has some really good stuff for really cheap. I like their Planet Spa range. Great ideas thanks.

    • LisaMarie724 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Stover 

      6 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Who doesn't love a bargain! Lol, yes good wine is important :)

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      Brenda Barnes 

      7 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      You have some great suggestions here. I get great items at thrift stores and consignment shops. I am not a big shopper really, but love a bargain. The more I save on clothing and cosmetics the more I can spend on great wine. lol

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