How to Be a Beauty Blogger on a Budget

I was recently asked by a friend how can I afford all the beauty/skincare products I publicize on my Instagram and Blog, I’ll be the first to say it’s not easy being a blogger. It can get expensive, buying into trends and trying out new products. So today, I’m sharing a few ways I save money while doing what I love!

Sample Sizes are YOUR BEST FRIEND!

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Did you know that you can get samples made for you at Sephora at no cost? This is one of my favorite hacks for expensive skincare; Get a sample of one (or two) beauty or skin care products that may retail for more than what you’re trying to fork up at the moment, this is a great idea especially for those of us that like to review products. Why spend $80 on a product just to write in your review it SUCKED?

AND since we are on the subject of SIZES try TRAVEL SIZE PRODUCTS!

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Many brands make travel sizes of their most popular products. Fresh and Kiehl’s, in particular, have most of their products in travel sizes for far cheaper than the full-size product. Even if you DON’T travel you’re still going to be saving a fortune when you go the travel size route!


This one is my personal favorite, now this option is going to cost you maybe $10-$14 a month, but through these subscription services you get 6 to 9 different products ranging from makeup, skincare, hair care, nail products, and more! The products you’ll receive monthly are samples size and full size products.

Some Subscription Services I love and have tried:

  1. Ipsy $10/ month with Free Shipping
  2. Birchbox $10/ month
  3. LipService $5.95/month
  4. Stylistbox $10.00/month

These are just a few services I love, there a some many more out there!

*I do not own all pictures posted*

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