We all know life can be very expensive, from monthly bills to everyday costs; things add up and can hit your budget hard. Often, you may find yourself left with little cash for “extras” like beauty basics, cleansers, moisturizers and sun protectants. The best thing to do is become a beauty budget guru by looking for specials online, signing up for newsletters and staying connected with your favorite brands. Frequently, special offers and great deals are given to Facebook fans, through Twitter and via email. By keeping up with the brands you love, you can save money and look fabulous while doing it. Developing a beauty budget is essential to keeping up your good looks without breaking your bank.
When I decided I wanted to have a third child, I knew I was increasing the monthly budget needed to support ourselves as a family, but I didn’t take into account the side stuff, like birthday parties. Birthday parties have taken on a life of their own around here. I liken them to miniature Oscar parties, complete with swag bags and catered buffet. But I propose a move back to the basics.
I stopped into my local vitamin store the other day, and my purchases (whole flax seed, fish oil tablets and raw cacao nibs) prompted a comment from the cashier. “What do you do with all of that?” he asked. We fell into a conversation about diet and nutrition and so on. He mentioned that he’d been having a hard time losing 20 pounds, and when I asked him to describe his nutritional regimen, he said he eats a lot of frozen, pre-made meals. And he wasn’t talking about the better-quality, healthy-food-store-type of meals that do tend to be more on the nutritious side. No. This poor guy eats packaged stuff laden with sodium, hydrogenated oils and who knows what else.
It’s Vitacost Value Day – hooray!
Today, we’re spotlighting high-quality supplements, snacks, beauty products and more — all available for $10 or less. (That’s cheaper than a movie ticket!) From trail mix to green tea extract, you’ll find all the best products at the best prices. Your body and your budget will thank you.
Ever experienced organic sticker shock? Even for simple, everyday items such as bread, buying organic can be tough on your tight budget. I believe everyone has the right to eat clean, healthy foods – which is why I’ve been experimenting in my kitchen to come up with the perfect, organic bread recipe for less than $2 a loaf! (Bonus – it’s easy too!)
Like many people, you’ve probably resolved to live healthier in 2013. But if your budget is already stretched thin, you may be hesitant to go on a new diet, start taking supplements or switch to eco-friendly products.
No worries – we have all the money-saving tips you need to achieve resolution success, for less!
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