Are You Broke But Bougie: Here are Beauty Hacks for the Frugal Fashionista


This season’s hottest accessory is resourcefulness. Let’s face it, who needs a trust fund when you’ve got a tube of expired mascara and a dream? Fear not, fellow budget beauty queens, for we come bearing tidings of glamour on a dime.

First things first, ditch the designer drama. Beauty store  dupes are your new best friends. Swap that N50k serum for a N10k hyaluronic acid wonder, and trust us, your skin won’t know the difference (except maybe your wallet, which will be doing a happy dance).

Speaking of happy dances, let’s talk makeup magic. Remember that dusty eyeshadow palette from your teenage years? Turns out, “shimmering forest green” is the new “neutral,” and that “electric blue” makes a killer eyeliner with a little blending. Embrace the unexpected, my dears, and you’ll be channeling your inner Picasso in no time.

Now, for the pièce de résistance: DIY delights. Don’t underestimate the power of a little kitchen alchemy. Whip up a face mask with honey and yogurt (because who needs La Mer when you’ve got breakfast on hand?). Feeling parched? Coconut oil is your new hair hero, adding shine and hydration without the hefty price tag.

Remember, beauty isn’t measured in the rising dollar signs, it’s about confidence and creativity. So go forth, my frugal fashionistas, and conquer the world with your bedazzled brows and DIY face masks. Because let’s face it, being broke never looked so good!

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