I wanted to do a full year of money saving tips but I've been so lax at this, apologies. So here's a few tips on beauty products:
1. I've switched from Cetaphil soap to bulk Kirkland soap, my Dermatologist suggested the Cetaphil but I figure it's washed off too fast to really do anything so I'm using the cheap soap now. Cost is like $3.00 per bar vs less then $1.00 for bulk.
2. I've switched from Aveeno shaving cream at $3.99 to Skintimate for $2.99. I really do prefer the Aveeno, it smells so good, but again it's off my skin so fast it really doesn't matter.
3. I've switched from John Freda shampoo and conditioner Tresemme bulk shampoo and conditioner. I haven't seen a bit of difference in my hair's obedience level. I have really curly hair and live in South Florida, high humidity, basically there is nothing in this world that can deliver on it's "promises" in this weather.
Small choices, but they are a reflection of the past year. I'm really trying to make every purchase a pro/con issue.
One beauty area I refuse to compromise on - make up. I buy Estee Lauder and it's very light and I only have to apply a small dot to each section. With an art school background minoring in make up, I consider myself a minor expert in this area and really insist on a good quality brand.