Everyone has their own opinions on how much to spend on what, and how long to spend doing something, like putting on mascara. How I determine what to invest in when it comes to beauty is if it is going to save me time and money in the long run. I want to share what I think are good investments, and what you can afford to skimp on in the beauty industry!
A good heat protector/leave-in conditioner will protect your hair, save on dry time, and money in the long run. Hairsprays and serums you can play around with and find what works best for you, and it might be the $2 one, who knows? Also, a good blow dryer will be lighter, energy efficient, quieter and save dry time which means less heat damage. This one is currently on my wishlist: HOT Tools Tourmaline Tools 2000 – Turno Ionic Dryer
Having a basic skincare routine is very important, cleanser/toner/moisturizer. This is what you should be spending the most on, all the other stuff masks/scrubs/etc you can play around with and experiment with lesser expensive brands.
A good cuticle trimmer and moisturizer/oil is really the only thing I spend “a lot” on, and it’s really not that much. Nail polishes are, I guess, another but I really don’t have a polish on for more than a couple of days anyway. You have to match all your outfits right?
Foundation foundation foundation. I am in love with my Clinique superbalanced, for so many reasons. It makes my skin look natural and flawless, it doesn’t make me break out, it balances oil and dryness, and it’s so pigmented that a little goes a long way making it last forever. Mascara is another one, not all are created equal. I do like a lot of mascaras but UD Perversion is the one I always go back to.
INSPIRATION OF THE DAY
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3: 5-6