Summer Beauty on a Budget

Summer is almost here, finally! The start of a new season is the perfect chance to change your skincare and beauty regime. You’ll want skincare that makes your skin glow and suncream to protect your skin. Natural and bronzed is the makeup look to go for this summer with a light foundation, golden highlighter and vibrant lips. Revamping your makeup bag for the summer doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are our top tips on how you can save money on summer beauty:


Less is more

When the weather is warmer you don’t usually want to wear as much makeup. Less is definitely more when it comes to summer makeup (and buying less is cheaper too!). A tinted moisturiser gives you a nice glow and keeps your face moisturised. Opt for a tinted moisturiser with SPF so that your face is protected from the sun too. A lightweight concealer goes perfectly with tinted moisturiser. To get that sunkissed look, you’ll need a good bronzer. Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer is a great one to try and comes in 3 different shades. The mini version is a steal at just £13.00 and you can save even more with a House of Fraser discount code.

Another thing you need to add to your summer makeup bag is waterproof mascara. Waterproof mascara is especially great to take on holiday if you know you’ll be swimming in the pool or chilling by the sea all day. The last makeup item you need for summer is something for your lips. Go for something you love. A bright coloured lipstick, a glittery lipgloss or a shiny lip balm. At House of Fraser, you can buy lip products from just £8.

No more heat

Who wants to spend hours blow drying their hair when it’s so hot outside? Ditch the hairdryer and let your hair dry naturally instead. Not only is this better for your hair but you’ll be saving electricity (therefore money) too. If you’re like Monica from Friends and suffer with out of control hair from the humidity then dry shampoo will be your best friend. Colab Dry Shampoo is a bargain at just £3.50 and keeps your hair looking fresh when you need it most.

If you’re out in the sun all day, you may want to invest in some nourishing hair masks to keep your hair looking super shiny and healthy. House of Fraser has various hair masks and treatments that are affordable and high-quality. If your hair is looking a bit worse for wear it’s always worth going to the hairdressers for a little trim. Opt for a dry cut for the lowest cost option.

Take care of your skin

The best thing you can do for your skin in the summer (and all year round) is to use SPF. Protect your whole body and don’t forget SPF for your face too! House of Fraser offers a great selection of SPF products from SPF face moisturisers to factor 50 suncream for kids and SPF with tan activators. If that’s all you can afford for your skin then that’s great, investing in SPF will inevitably save you money in the future and will keep your skin looking super healthy!

If you can afford to, it’s worth investing in a new facial cleanser for the summer. As the weather is warmer our faces get sweatier. After a long day in the sun wearing makeup, you want to make sure you get your face as clean as possible. Pixi Glow Tonic and Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser are both great options. Next up, you’ll need a moisturiser. You can use any moisturiser. Have a look through your cupboards and see if you have any moisturisers or take your pick from the moisturisers at House of Fraser.