Thursday, October 15, 2009

Beauty on a BUDGET

.... seriously... is that possible?

Sometimes I think... we tend to splurge too much on ourselves (I know-I know... guilty as said)... But what happens if the sky decides to come crashing down and.... $$$$ would be the last thing on our mind let alone in or pocket...

Fuuuuuuu... that'd be the start of nightmare days for lengluis in the world..... no? Hey.... not every lenglui you see has that much cash to splurge. You know... life goes on with or without the extra cash.... And not everyone can afford to be a little princess each time paycheck comes... Living a happy life isn't just about superficial beauty... But... heck... I'm getting off topic here.... so now.... how would we budget ourselves and still remain a lenglui..? How do we get through life without that must-have skincare set??

  • Petroleum Jelly (Eg; Vaseline)

They are a really CHEAP super all-in-one! To soften rough skin areas, lib balm, and even wrinkly parts

  • Ultralight Therapy Oil (Eg; Skinlabs Therapy Oil)
You don't need super-expensive moisturisers... Get a simple therapy oil that works on sensitive skin and voila... you may now skip the moisturisers. Works on scars and flaky skin too!

  • Lotsa veggies and fruits (you know... fresh fruits and veggie diet costs way less than meaty and greasy junks)

Yeah... that super expensive meal at the restaurant could have costs way less if you ate super healthy... I don't mean being on a diet... but... fresh fruits and veggies do costs way less and since you're on a budget, I think its a good time to get some antioxidants in and a natural detox for your body

  • Water-water-water
Each time you order a drink, its gonna cost you on every meal. Ever seen the lady with a water bottle in her handbag everywhere she goes? Or the lenglui who just asks for plain warm water rather than ordering a drink? Yeah... you can start calculating how much you're gonna save by just ordering plain water or carrying a bottle of water around with you... Besides, plain water is hydrating, thirst quenching and.... GOOD FOR YOU!

  • Any simple face wash (plain glycerin with virgin coconut oil will do just fine as well)
Face wash needn't be super high quality. As long as you get a good make-up remover, all you need is a simple face wash. But.... always check the ingredients... Some super cheap face wash dumps in a whole load of chemicals in just to sound good. Remember, the key is simplicity. The less chemical compound... the better it is. Au nature l as they say.

  • Only buy clothes/shoes when they are ON SALE
Duh.... you may think... so when the SALE is on... you end up with the same clothes as everyone else? Besides... its hard to get the right sizes that fit in a SALE... Wrong! You'll look good in whatever if your skin, hair and body already looks HOT!
  • Get one single nice classy bag and STICK WITH IT
The problem with us ladies is that... Our bags tend to wear-off fast. And.... everything else on the shelves is gonna look better than your bag... lol.... So we'll end up with a load of bags that emmm... doesn't justify the means of the person owning them. Heck... you're only gonna carry one bag at a time... Du-uuh..... SO, get a good one (yeah... it might cos a little more... or maybe way----more...) Make sure it matches everything else... and will last you through the years. And, STICK WITH IT. Don't be unfaithful............ Be nostalgic! Hahahhahahha...

  • Blackhead Tool
Okay... so you've decided to save money by skipping facial. Hmmm.... thats fine since I haven't been to any facial in years! And... my face is coping just fine. Have your own facial. They don't have to cost a bomb. Besides... all that gunk that goes on your face? They're gonna stay on the outside anyways. You may swear that they actually do something, but... heck... its just cos they FEEL GOOD! And it feels good to have someone do your face for you... Come on... all you need is a simple blackhead tool... and hygiene!

  • Tweezers

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I almost missed this out! Sheesh... these are one of the most important tool you'll need and they are really cheap so yeah... cheap and mighty useful. Though be warned... never ever over-pluck. Under-plucking is fine. But over-plucking, is gonna make you look far older than you really are. Whether its used for tweezing your eyebrows (see my post on eyebrow perfection), your teeny weeny barely there side mustache or that sudden single hair growth on inconvenient places.... pain factor? 100% OUCH!! lol....

  • Toothpaste
So now... what about zits? You do need to get a proper anti-ZIT gel or cream right? Think about it... has any of those special pimple gel made your zits vanish overnight? None of mine does... The zit just crinkled and dried out a little... But thats about it. Try applying some toothpaste on your zit. See that its gonna work the same as Clearasil or OXY... lol... Google up for more info... Though emmm... if you've got really bad skin... see below:


If you've got ultra-horribly sensitive skin... please. You can try budgeting on any other stuff but do STICK TO YOUR REGULAR SKINCARE that helps (whatever brand that may be, don't budget on it). Nothing beats trying to budget and switching skincare on your already sensitive skin. If you've got your skin in check... don't worry... you'll look good in anything... yes... even the super-cheap-o blouse or bag you're carrying. Know what...? When you look good, you look good in anything.


  1. This really helps. ^^ I am a student and don't have a truckload of money to splurge on myself so thanks!~