It’s lovely to be luxe, but it can be pricey as well. When you have to tighten the purse strings, often your favourite luxury beauty products are the first to go. But don’t be alarmed! I’m all about you looking and feeling good, without it costing an arm and a leg. Here are some of my beauty tips that you can do at home and still feel like you’re living the luxe life!
Fake lashes instead of lash extensions
Lash extensions, as gorgeous as they may be, can really make a dent in your savings. So instead of getting your extensions tended to every few weeks, buy yourself a couple of pairs of false lashes instead. They might be a little bit tricky to apply at first, but they’re generally so much cheaper than extensions, and will look just as beautiful. Fake eyelashes shouldn’t be kept in overnight, so you do have to apply them daily (or whenever you want to make your eyes pop that bit more). This also gives your eyes and lashes a much-needed break every night, which will keep them in gorgeous, healthy condition!
DIY hair dye
Dropping a hundred dollars every few months on hair colour upkeep might seem affordable but the dollars add up. If you’re really looking to save some coin then dying your hair at home can be a great way to do this. While at-home hair dye used to be seen as inferior to salon quality products, nowadays there are plenty of brands on the market that make reliable, safe hair colours that are super easy to apply in your own bathroom. Another great benefit is that a lot of these products now focus on using more natural ingredients, as opposed to the harsh chemicals and toxins you might be used to.
Hydrotherapy is such a beneficial treatment for a huge number of issues like muscle pain, joint stiffness, circulation problems, range of motion issues, immunity problems, and more. It works by using hot and cold water to both soothe and quieten the body, and rejuvenate and stimulate, depending on the particular problems being treated. It’s a common treatment at day spas, but you can do it at home for free every morning! Simply jump into the shower and enjoy a warm, steamy soak under the spray. Then just before you jump out, turn the water to cold and stand under it for 15 seconds (or as long as you can handle!). Switch alternatively between hot and cold water for at least two minutes to make your skin feel revitalised and glowing, and help you feel ready to take on the day.
Get day spa exfoliation on a budget
Day spas are known for their luxurious facials, body scrubs, massages and more. Save some serious dollars by getting the luxe treatment at home for under $25 with my Luxe Edition Body Scrubs. There are four body scrubs in the range that feature premium, skin loving ingredients to get to work on exfoliating and hydrating dry skin. The range includes Pink Himalayan Salt, Mocha Mint, Sea Minerals and sparkling, gemstone infused Moondust.
Hair extensions & wigs
With social media these days, it seems like we’ve seen nearly every possible hair colour and hair styles seem to be forever changing. You can get the look of luscious locks with clip in hair extensions. There are so many colours and variations available that you can change your look within minutes and save on hairdresser fees. Want to try out a new look completely? Why not look at purchasing a wig. Wigs are becoming so sophisticated these days that it’s hard to even tell that someone is wearing one. Go blonde, pixie cut, or even bright blue with the wig options currently on the market and again save yourself from expensive hairdresser visits.
More and more people are getting veneers and professional teeth whitening, however the price tag is luxe with a capital L. Professional teeth whitening can cost around $500 for an hour and veneers can be over $2000 per tooth. You can work on your pearly whites and get the luxe look on a budget with at home teeth whitening kits. These kits provide everything you need to perform at home teeth whitening and achieve a whiter smile at a much more affordable cost.
Looking luxe doesn’t always have to involve a lot of money and there are plenty of ways to get the luxe look without spending big.
See my full Luxe Edition Body Scrub range here