Hair removal. Hair maintenance. Nail care. Skin care. Cellulite reduction and prevention. The costs associated with women's fashion are steep, even before clothing is taken into account. In an attempt to be able to afford the season's latest styles, many women cut back on their beauty budget. Newsflash, ladies: this tactic is sure to backfire. How can you expect to look good with clothes on when you can't manage to look presentable without them? What good are Louboutins if you've ingrown hairs covering the stems that sprout from them? What good is a sexy, strappy dress if your face and shoulders are covered in what looks suspiciously like acne and the strands of hair framing them are dead and lifeless? The following is a list of beauty products for which cost should not be an object- or, at least, it should be less of an object that what the products actually contain and the benefits that they present.
The following list is not meant to discourage anyone from trying to find the best possible price for beauty products; it is simply meant to encourage women to do their research. Before buying, consider things like, "What's in this product? Is it worth even the $2 I'm about to spend on it? Will it wind up doing more harm than good? " When it comes to body care, it often pays more in the long run to pony up for products that are indeed all natural and have been proven to work. But take heart in knowing that websites like Gilt Group and Lifebooker offer credible brands who can back up their ingredients while selling their products at a nice discount. If you're not in a rush, waiting for a good deal to come around on one of these sights is worthwhile. Also, Etsy has a vast selection of such goods available at various price points. Bottom line: do your research, and even if the buck is a bit larger than you'd normally spend find out which products will give you the most bang!