I loose hair grips and bands daily, for that reason it is foolish for me to pay over the odds for something that will only be used once or twice. I'm also not all that fussy when it comes to shampoo and conditioner. I know I probably should be given the nature of job but I do tend to purchase whatever is on offer at the Supermarket and save splurging for hair masks and leave in conditioner. I've also readily spoken about my love for Baby Shampoo, especially when it comes to washing my make-up brushes. You can also dilute it down to create a make-up brush cleansing spray should you wish.
Unless it is a nail polish you are going to wear daily (and even then some of the pricer options have not lived up to expectations), I say be open to high street brands - especially for fun shades. One brand that deserves a lot more recognition for their nail lacquers is NYC. Budget friendly, readily available within the UK and with a great range of shades both classic and fashion forward too. As a side note, I seldom purchase expensive nail polish remover because I have yet to find an expensive option that delivers better results than Cutex Nail Polish remover.
I also feel similarly in regards to lip and eyeshadow shades that I am not completely sold on - i.e bright colours. I would rather drop big bucks on an everyday lipstick that will get a lot of love, than one I may only wear once. In my opinion Rimmel have the budget lipstick market locked with their brilliant shades, texture and of course price point. Although fairly limited in shade range Rimmel's Exaggerare lip pencils and eye khol pencils are not to be missed.
Now don't get me wrong, I love Jo Malone and Diptyque candles as much as the next guy but you really do not need to shell out big bucks to create a little ambience. Brands such as Yankee Candle, Bomb Cosmetics and my personal favourite Voluspa Candles, all offer great and affordable home fragrance options. While we are on the topic of fragrance, Zara is where to head for sweet smelling, cost effective eau de toilette and perfume options.
Now help a gal out and tell me where you scrimp in terms of beauty products and why?