Beauty on a Budget: How to Look and Feel Amazing After Lockdown

Lockdown is beginning to ease but many of us are still staying indoors as much as we can and working from home. During lockdown, you may have noticed that you go an extra few days without washing your hair, you’re having a lot more makeup free days and are enjoying more sweet treats than usual while you work. We want you to feel amazing again! Here are our top budget friendly beauty tips...



Having more makeup free days has probably done wonders for your skin. Before (if) you go back to wearing makeup regularly, it’s time to create a flawless base so that foundation can be applied smoothly. A good scrub or face mask will help clear the skin and make it feel smooth. You can easily make your own with items you already have in your kitchen cupboard. This will save so much money as face masks can be expensive! To make a coffee face mask, you simply blend coconut oil with manuka honey and coffee grounds. Leave on your skin for 10-15 minutes and wash the excess off to get rid of dead skin cells and rejuvenate and energise your face.

A good way to try skincare to see if it works for you in an affordable way is to buy gift sets. Gift sets are a lot cheaper than buying the products separately and typically come in smaller sizes (so less waste if you don’t like it). Clarins have some great skincare sets including a perfect hydration set. Make amazing savings on these with a 10% off Clarins discount code.

Hair and Makeup


Hopefully you haven’t had any hair disasters during lockdown. How many of you have had a go at cutting your own hair? If your hair is feeling a little dry then a hair mask is an essential. There are lots of affordable options at FeelUnique (even more affordable with up to 33% off) to make your hair feel silky smooth.

The thought of filling up your makeup bag with new goodies sounds great, doesn’t it? This actually can be affordable if you know the right places to look. If you’re looking for a bright new lipstick, some rainbow-coloured eyeshadow, or you’re stocking up on your favourite foundation, it’s worth looking through the Lookfantastic clearance sale. You can find some real gems here and save up to 60%.

Mind and body

While we all want to look good, it’s important to look after yourself too, especially during these crazy times. You can essentially create your own pamper night for free. Run yourself a nice bubbly bath and wind down with a glass of wine. Read a book or watch your favourite TV show in your cosiest pair of pyjamas with a face mask on. Do some yoga or meditate or maybe do some crafts.

Make sure to dedicate at least one hour of each day to doing something relaxing that you love. If you really want to treat yourself, Elemis has some lovely relaxing products including body oils, body moisturisers, and exfoliators for concerns such as dry skin, de-stress, pregnancy, and muscle ease. Treat yourself today with 20% off full-sized items.