How To Stay Well-Groomed on a Budget

You have no job, no source of income, and, seemingly, no prospects. Worst of all, your savings is dwindling down fast. Well, it is time to tighten that belt of yours and live within your means, right? Yes, it is. At this point, skimping on food, utilities, gas, and the like is a must. At the same time, cutting out the non-necessities is the practical way to live right now. While all this cost-cutting and belt-tightening measures are being implemented in your life, will you allow it to affect the way you look? Hell no. Technically, your look shouldn’t suffer just because you don’t have enough money to spend on a salon, on a stylist, or on a new wardrobe. There are literally many cost-efficient ways to look fabulous even if your wallet and bank account do not. Here are some tips to look well-groomed even if it seems you can’t afford it.

  • Take a bath. It is simple and basic. Taking a bath is the first step to proper grooming. Best of all, it is cheap. All you will really spend on is the water, the soap, and the shampoo. And, since this is a normal part of life, it should not hit your finances big time. Every time you take a bath, you will look fresher and cleaner. You can now proceed to advanced grooming.
  • Care for your nails. For men, the finger and toenails are the least of their worries when grooming themselves. However, for women, getting a regular mani-pedi is a major part of looking fabulous. Fortunately, this can be done by anyone with just a couple of dollars. Purchasing a basic nail kit from a discount department store should provide you with the tools you need to give yourself the manicure and pedicure you need. Now, if you do not know how to do it on yourself, consider searching the Internet for videos on how to properly and correctly give yourself a mani-pedi.
  • Excess hair. Women, dictate by the norms of society, should never have thick eyebrows, underarm hair, and a thick mane on their legs and thighs. Unfortunately, having these hair dilemmas remedied in a salon can cost quite a lot. Not to worry, though. You can actually do everything yourself. For your eyebrows, simply purchase a pair of tweezers and a razor blade. Pluck the hell out of your eyebrows and shave off any inconsistencies as well. For your legs, you can opt for a home waxing kit that you can purchase at any beauty supply store. If you can’t afford that, consider investing in a shaver or razor and shaving cream. Shave the hair on your legs yourself. For your armpits, the same pair of tweezers you used for your brows can be used here as well.
  • Like-new clothes. Since you really cannot afford new clothes right now, you may want to consider shopping for your new wardrobe at garage sales, thrift stores, and flea markets. It may not be your kind of thing, wearing secondhand crap, but it is the practical way to live fabulously in your particular situation. Now, if you have some money saved up for your clothes, then you can buy brand new items. However, make sure to shop wisely and shop at discount shops and outlets.

With regards to your hair, you really can’t circumvent the need of a stylist to cut your hair. But, you can probably find a more cost-effective salon or stylist to work on your hair. As for your hair products, buying wholesale or in bulk would be relatively cheaper than buying every other week or month.


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