There’s a time and a place for splurging—new boots, a great coat and definitely a little black dress—but sometimes it’s better to save. What’s better than saving? That's why we’ve rounded up some great beauty products to help revamp your spring beauty bag that won’t kill your budget, leaving you with a little extra cash to do your spring shopping.
Here are out fave finds:
Coming out of a long winter, your lips are probably starved for hydration—and what better way to quench them than with a juicy-flavoured, good-for-your-pucker, gluten-free lip balm? The best part? These little babies come in a variety of flavours and ring in at under $4! Epic Blend Lip Balm in Green Apple, $3.50, epicblend.com
Spring-Worthy Lip Colour
After you’ve made your lips all puckerable again, cover them in a fun we’re-finally-done-with-winter shade, like this one from the newly relaunched in Canada, Wet N’ Wild. A creamy matte consistency that doesn’t dry out your pout, this lippy has a lot of bang for its buck. Wet N’ Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Pinkerbell, $4, available at mass retailers nationwide.
Who says fragrance has to be a pricey endeavour? Update your scent wardrobe or throw one of these Demeter Cologne Purse Sprays in your bag du jour for an instant scent-fueled mood boost on the go. The new Orange Blossom fragrance is citrusy and floral, the perfect spritz for welcoming the spring with wide open arms. $10, demeterfragrance.com
Get your skin out of the post-winter slump—and on dime too. No need to book a fancy spa appointment (though no judgment if you do), you can bring the spa home with Masque Bar by Look Beauty. These spa-worthy facial treatments have good-for-your-skin ingredients and come in four varieties, depending on your mask preference and skin needs. And at this price you can snag a few to keep yourself stocked for a weekly treatment. Your complexion will thank you later. $10 (3-pack), available at Shoppers Drug Mart
We already know how awesome coconut oil is for pretty much everything, and now LaCoupe is harnessing the power of this all-around marvellous ingredient with their new Orgnx Coconut and Macademia Oil line. Repairing, hydrating and protecting your strands never looked so good or came at a better price. Bonus: This line is certified organic, sulfate, phthalate, paraben and gluten-free. Shampoo and Conditioner, $10 each, available at Shoppers Drug Mart
Fun colours on your tips for the spring are absoltuely essential. But no one wants to break the bank grabbing the season's au courrant shades, which is why Joe Fresh is a particular fave in the polish department. Fun seasonal hues as well as some core classics will keep your mani looking pristine all season long, still leaving you some cash for that iced latte you've been dying to sip since last September. Joe Fresh Nail Polish in Azure, $4, available at Joe Fresh