Pampering Yourself While Saving Money – it IS possible.

I’m not big on buying myself a lot of stuff. Never have been. Perhaps one day when I’ve paid off all of my student loans, my car note and debt, I won’t feel so guilty about buying a host of beauty baubles and random stuff. But every now and then Esposo reminds me that it’s okay to treat myself to a lil’ somethin’ somethin’.

Really? Who knew?!

And then I thought about  it -I do pamper myself sooooometimes. But I’m usually doing so in a way that will save money. And here’s how…

I buy beauty stuffs ONLY when they’re on sale –  I’m a saver by nature and I tend to appreciate purchases more when I get ’em on sale. Doesn’t everyone though? No one brags about paying full price for anything.

Stash gift cards and use them when you need a fix – Yup, I STILL have gift cards that I received over the holidays. When family members and friends start passin’ them out, I hide them and don’t even think about pulling them out until March hits. I’ve actually got 3 left to department stores and I’m pretty sure I’ll be using  one this weekend.

Shop at a friend’s house – Yep, I’ve mentioned this one before. If you’ve got a friend that’s into beauty, fashion or jewelry as much as you are, you better make use yo! I love swapping gently-used and products I’ve never used with my girlfriends. I get to get rid of things I’m not even using and I get to get some new things as well – ALL for the $free.99.

Best ways to pamper yourself without going into debt – name ’em!


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Fifth Third Bank via Glam



  • MsFarrah27

    Britt, you named the top three!!Another thing I partake in when the funds are a little low, I go to Sephora and and get a few samples of items I have had my eye on for a while but just didn’t want to spend the money on. Also do it yourself mani and pedi.

    • Brittany

      I’ve been doing at home mani’s and pedi’s for years and have saved a toooon of money. And girl, you’re right – those Sephora samples ROCK!

  • Stacy

    Shop your stash! If you’re like me, you’ve got products that you have never used or something that you haven’t used in a while and pushed it to the back and forgot all about it. Pull that product out and get some use out of it.

  • These are all great tips. I also find that it’s best to buy things while its on sale and it’s of quality and going to last a long time. Can’t say much for your investment (clothes or beauty products) if they are not quality.

  • Ooohh, I never thought of saving gift cards like that before! Love it! I always buy on sale too, and because I tend to mysteriously accumulate things, I like to go through the giant train case o’ makeup every once in a while, and always find something I’ve forgotten about. Something I do when I need a pick-me-up is just hit up CVS or Walgreens–they’ve always got some makeup sale going on, and for like $3 I can buy something that’ll cheer me up a little!