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Luxe for less: Ways to stretch your beauty dollar further

Written by Endeavour College of Natural Health | Monday, 8 April 2013

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Wellspring has dived headfirst into the world of affordable pampering to bring you our top recommendations for budget-conscious lovers of beauty treatments.

Aching for a nurturing beauty treatment but wary of the hit to your bank account? You’re not alone – a recent report released by international beauty trends experts WGSN confirmed more women are re-evaluating the money they spend on beauty treatments in order to move towards more considered spending. Wellspring has dived headfirst into the world of affordable pampering to bring you our top recommendations for budget-conscious lovers of beauty treatments. 

This Brisbane-based clinic is the best kept secret of beauty lovers across the city and has built a reputation for excellent service and quality treatments at the right price. The clinic is staffed by senior students under the supervision of highly qualified practitioners and is run by Australia’s leading beauty industry training institution, the College of Natural Beauty.

Why it is worth a visit?

Great prices aside, the clinic offers clients an eco-friendly beauty experience with organic product ranges Spa Ritual and Jasmin Organic Skin Care on offer.


The clinic offers a range of beauty and spa treatments with costs ranging from $9 for a nail shape and paint to $80 for a two hour pamper package.

They say

Only a short plane ride away, Febri’s Hotel offers a heavenly and affordable Bali spa experience. Surrounded by frangipani flowers and using natural ingredients including chocolate in their treatments, Febri’s is known worldwide for being one of the best value spas in Bali.

Treatments are offered in sleek air-conditioned studios surrounded by walls of cascading waterfalls and elegant fish tanks.

We say

With affordable flights from Australia popping up all the time, Febri’s is a beauty getaway worth looking into. The four bedroom cottages are particularly popular with groups and families, who can enjoy treatments together in the comfort of their own rooms.


Standard rooms start at $96 per night for two people. Sydney to Denpasar return flights with Jetstar from $955 per person through (including 15kg checked baggage)

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Bellabox brings pampering to your home through a beauty sampling program allowing Australians to discover new beauty products. Each month customers receive a selection of samples the Bellabox team has sourced, tried and approved from a mix of cult, boutique and emerging brands.

We say

We particularly liked the ability to customise your preferences to ensure products received are tailored to your beauty needs. The customer service team is responsive and pleasant, and the quality of products consistently high. It is also great to see the brand expand to offer subscriptions for men and babies.


It costs $15 for a monthly membership and $165 for an annual membership (one month free), with membership transferable.

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Ozsale is a members-only shopping club in Australia with daily sales for the top brands in the world. Members can enjoy a host of savings up to 80% across a range of categories, including beauty.

We say

It is free to join and the standard and cost of beauty products featured is exceptional. There is also a flat delivery fee regardless of the amount of products ordered.


Free to use, with a $100 charge for Priority Membership which provides earlier access to sales.

Endeavour College of Natural Health

Endeavour College of Natural Health is Australia's largest Higher Education provider of natural medicine courses.

The College is known as the centre of excellence for natural medicine and is respected for its internationally recognised academic teams and high calibre graduates. Endeavour offers Bachelor of Health Science degrees in Naturopathy, Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine, Acupuncture Therapies and Chinese Medicine, Undergraduate Certificates, a Diploma of Health Science and massage courses.

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