Lifestyle and Beauty Essentials on a Budget

Enjoy these six budget friendly beauty and lifestyle items from the comfort of your home all while saving your money, your skin, and your time.

Jade Skin roller for $10 on Amazon

Sophia Obbagy, Writer

The quarantine caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has left millions of people worldwide stuck in their homes. While online school, zoom meetings, and social media allow for virtual interaction, the other 8 hours of the day are a struggle to fill. Online stores such as Amazon have taken advantage of this newfound free time and are offering unthinkable deals on items you may not have known you needed. Here are five items you can buy from Amazon that are quarantine (and budget) friendly, beneficial for a healthier lifestyle, and are sure to help you beat the boredom! 

This Electronic Scale

This electronic scale from Mospro has everything from the sleek design, multiple color options including black and white, and a linked mobile app that receives your BMI results when you step on the scale. Sure, you won’t be stepping on and off a scale for eight hours a day, but this upgrade from your everyday scale is certain to aid you in maintaining a healthy style through the quarantine and beyond.

Buy this model on Amazon HERE for $26

A Skin Spatula You Didn’t Know Existed

There has been a lot of discussion about “quarantine glow ups,” in which some are using their free hours to focus on their appearance so they come out of this lockdown looking and feeling their best. If this is you, then here is the perfect face care tool you didn’t know you needed. This blackhead remover works like a skin spatula; the four different settings- cleansing, toning, ion adder, and ion remover- give versatile options for a multitude of skin needs. Not only does it leave skin looking clear and supple after just a few minutes, but this spatula is rechargeable and comes with its own chord! So if you want to leave the lockdown with  polished, blackhead free skin, then this sleek facial toner is perfect for you.

  Buy this model on Amazon HERE for $27

This Jade Roller and Clay Face Mask

Continuing with skin care, this jade roller and aztec clay mask are two essentials for everyone’s routines. The cool jade stone rolls gently across the face, soothing skin, subduing redness, and leaving the face looking plump and smooth. (This works even better if left in the mini beauty fridge, which you can find HERE.) But before using this roller, put on this Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay face mask. A five star rated product, this 100% natural calcium bentonite clay mask does not only work for facials, but for body wraps, foot masks, and hair masks, too. Together, this pore cleansing face mask and the soothing jade roller will leave your skin looking better than ever before!

Buy this jade roller for $10 HERE and the face mask for $12.90 HERE

A Sweater Shaver

Do you have a favorite piece of clothing that was ruined by pilling and fuzz? Then this clothing shaver is the product for you! The battery operated razor has two speed settings and three fabric adjustment settings. It removes pilling and excess fuzz off of sweaters, sweatpants, leggings, and more, making it a must have for everyone! Popular among the reseller community, the razor makes clothing more comfortable and makes the fabric look brand new!

Buy this model HERE for $14

Finally…The Essentials

At the start of this pandemic, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and paper towels flew off the shelves and are now more difficult to find than ever. So, as silly as it may sound, signing up for a monthly delivery of these everyday essentials on prime may not be such a bad idea. In addition to the convenience of not having to leave your house (and not having to fight other customers for the last package of toilet paper) you can easily save money by making this simple switch. Twenty four roles of high quality toilet paper from Amazon are just $20.56 a month, compared to the average $23 per 24 roles at department stores. Many items such as beauty products, everyday essentials, and even some clothing items have the recurring shipment option, which may end up saving you more than expected.