Published on January 30th, 2017 | by Jehan Raffiuddin
Beauty Overspends? Stop Now!
Here’s a checklist of how to stop itchy fingers!
Being a woman is expensive – think of it, endless salon trips, lingerie, high heels, bags, jewellery, dresses that keep getting dearer as they get shorter, and of course, a never ending supply of all things beauty. But sometimes, we end up increasing the expense more than is needed. For a gal who has some 60+ nail paints, 20+lippers, an odd assortment of 50+ eye make-up thingamijigs and other innumerable things that make for just-too-many beauty products she can ever use; every mall trip often translates into yet another one – to her ever-increasing chagrin! So now I have strident checks in place – ways I make sure that I don’t end up spending moolah on beauty products:
- Expiry Dates: The big no-brainer – all beauty products come with a shelf-life and so the more products I own, the more I let them expire… Now most beauty products have their expiry dates written on the packing, not on the product itself – so every time I buy something, I put down the expiry date on the product with a permanent marker.
- Numbers: Honestly, I have actually counted my products – so whenever I feel my itchy fingers reach out for yet another thing I crave, but don’t need, I check the numbers. You don’t honestly need that 6th face mask or 11th body lotion.
- Rotate the products: If you have been a spendthrift like me and have ended up with a tad too much you can use, rotate your products – use everything one by one so that at least you do not throw out unused products. Then, if you do not like the product so much, try passing them on to friends or family who do not mind half-used products. Make other products multitask – too many face washes, use them as a body wash. Too many face creams – use liberally on hands and feet. Too many body lotions – use them as a moisturising ingredient in homemade scrubs and wraps.
FAB BAG PICKS
Kaya Brightening Day Cream: “Skin Brightening range is Kaya’s special skin care regime for brighter glowing skin. Its unique combination of various potent actives has been designed to moisturize and rejuvenate the skin. Fairness range also helps improve skin texture giving you visibly lighter and brighter radiance. Formula researched and developed by dermatologists * Basis external study conducted.” CLICK HERE to view product
Votre Texturizer Grain Exfoliant: An excellent, all natural deep cleansing scrub for treating all skin types, Especially beneficial for oily, blemish prone skin and dull complexions, This scrub actively cleans pores leaving your skin extra smooth & fresh. (For oily skin)’100% vegetarian /vegan’Non-Comedogenic (won’t clog pores)’Non-Oily’Dermatologist Tested’Formulated without Petrolatum &dyes’PETA Certified ‘BUAV Certified ‘Cruelty Free’Micro Biologically & Analytically testedSpecial Features: Clay – rich in minerals, helps detoxify the skin by drawing impurities out of even the smallest pore. CLICK HERE to view product
Just Herbs Silksplash Neem-Orange Rehydrant Face Wash: An ideal rehydrant foaming ayurvedic cleanser with the natural goodness of Neem, Chandan (sandal wood) and honey. It gently removes the last traces of dust, grime and make-up residue, yet retaining the inherent moisture of the skin. While Sandal Wood is moisturising and anti-inflammatory, Calendula acts as natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent with sun radiation protective properties. Aloe Vera, Honey and Orange peel deeply moisturize leaving the skin with an amazing sense of freshness and a velvety sheen all day long. CLICK HERE to view product