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Looking your best on a budget, part 1: Hair and makeup care

While hair care and makeup products can be expensive, there are some strategies you can adopt that will help you look beautiful without breaking the bank. Here are six ways to look your best on a budget:

Go coupon hunting for beauty products

Most folks associate coupons with groceries and the occasional electronics purchase, failing to realize that there are numerous coupons available for beauty products as well. Go coupon hunting at beauty-related websites such as,, and

Use free samples

Many stores and online sites frequently encourage prospective customers to try their products. You can walk through the store, visit your favorite brand’s website, or hunt around the Internet for free samples of these products.

Buy in bulk

You can purchase your favorite beauty product in bulk, or purchase boxes of makeup samples that will allow you to try different products at a price lower than you would if you bought them individually. Either option can offer you substantial savings over time.

Learn home hair care strategies that work best for you

Home hair care strategies to make your hair look its best include using cooler water when you wash your hair to make it look shinier, shampooing and conditioning every other day, hydrating your hair occasionally with mayonnaise, and using a hair mask.

Look for beauty product alternatives

Of course it’s always tempting to spend the most money on a premium product. But oftentimes a little bit of research and legwork will lead you to a lesser-priced product that functions just as well.

Check out apps that may give you cash back for beauty product purchases

Many apps offer cash back deals on specific beauty products. You simply have to sign up for them on your mobile devices, then snap a photo of the receipt to get the cash.

When it comes to hair and makeup care, the bottom line is actually fairly simple: you do not have to choose between looking your best and saving money! Instead, you can do both with just a little bit of research and some smart and savvy shopping. In our next blog, we will give you more strategies on looking your best on a budget, this one regarding how you can dress for success by creating a beautiful multi-functioning wardrobe at a fraction of the expected cost. Until that time, if you’d like to reach out to J.G. Wentworth for any reason to discuss your specific financial situation, or to learn how you can get money now out of your structured settlement or annuity, call us at 877-227-4713.