Five health and beauty swaps for the girl-on-a-budget

We all know it’s great when you’re flush and can afford to splash out on expensive brands and luxurious beauty treatments, but let’s face it that generally doesn’t happen on the daily.

We’ve all gone through periods (looong periods) of being broke, strapped for cash or frugal with our money, but that doesn’t mean we have to settle for less when it comes to our health and beauty regime.

Swapping some products for an alternative can make the world of difference to your purse, but most excitingly, may actually remain a permanent change even if you start splashing the cash again.

Some times the simplest options are the best, girls!

1) Swap brand name shaving foam for a cheap hair conditioner.

It does exactly the same job as the foam and when applied liberally leaves your legs feeling silky smooth.

Why shell out unnecessarily?

2) Swap make-up remover for coconut oil.

Can’t afford to splash out on expensive brands, but still rightfully demand top results for your skin? Just pick up some coconut oil from your local supermarket!

Experience the wonder!

3) Swap pretty ‘female’ razors for a basic male one.

They do the exact same job except you’re shelling out more money for a splash of pink!

Why bother?

4) Swap expensive hair treatments for ice cold water.

If you’re really searching for shine, then the cheapest and most efficient way of achieving this is to rinse your hair in cold water after you wash it. 

Healthy, glossy hair for nothing!

5) Swap female oriented tablets for gender neutral types.

Don’t feel pressurised into buying a certain types of tablets because they seem to be geared towards women; the standard brand will generally do the job just as well!

We’re no fools!

Girls, these little tweaks to your shopping list can make a huge difference in the long run and you never know, some of these swaps may not just suit your purse more, but may suit YOU and your body more.

Worth a try, right?