Hey! I’m Bronni, and I’m a blogger and personal finance writer. Kara asked me to write a guest post around beauty and saving money, I always love her tips, so here are some of mine!  Lately, I’ve been really into trying to reduce the single-use plastics I throw away every day. I’m also attempting to make a little bit of extra effort to recycle the waste plastics I can’t avoid throwing away. Pay attention to expiry dates The number one way to throw away less makeup is to use up what you already have before you buy… View Post

  It’s impossible to be on Instagram and miss the nation’s obsession with cleaning. Mrs Hinch, hairdresser who dispenses cleaning advice to 2.4m Instagram followers, has been credited with newfound popularity of products such as Zoflora, Elbow Grease degreaser, Astonish glass cleaner, Cif and her beloved Minky sponges – all of which she stocks her “Narnia” cleaning cupboard. Sophie Hinchcliffe’s fans are so loyal, that the “Hinch effect” means that her latest favourite cleaning product often sells out at supermarkets. Admittedly, I am not the world’s best housekeeper, but even I have found myself using some of these Instagrammers’ top… View Post

This weekend, my husband has become holiday obsessed. Suddenly, the world is our oyster and we are heading somewhere sunny. The destination is up for debate though, none of us can seem to agree where to go. I know it’s a good problem to have – but for some reason, the only place I want to go is home. Luckily, we treat trips back to Nova Scotia, Canada (photo above!) as an annual expense – after all, visiting my family and friends at home is not a “luxury”. So, the three of us listed our top contenders: Dubai, Florida or… View Post

  It might not feel very spring-like at the moment thanks to the horrendous weather, but I’m hoping for sunshine around the corner. If you are bundled up at home this weekend, why not take an hour or two to go over your household bills to see if you could save hundreds of pounds? Every year I challenge myself to see by how much I can cut the annual cost of my household bills. I know, I know, it’s a rock and roll lifestyle I lead, but I figure that the more that I save on stuff I don’t even… View Post

  With the temperature falling in recent weeks, there’s no denying that winter is definitely here. But the cold weather and dark nights don’t mean you have to wear an extra jumper around the house for fear of facing a massive energy bill. There are a few things that I refuse to scrimp on – and heating my home is one of them. But this doesn’t mean I am foolish with my energy use – I have had loft and cavity wall insulation installed and I always make sure that I am on the cheapest energy tariff to account for… View Post

If you are a regular reader of YourBestFriendsGuidetoCash.co.uk, you know that I love getting a good deal. I believe that we should always try to get the most bang for our buck, no matter what our budget. Regardless of what you earn, why pay more for the same product or service if you don’t have to? Whether it is a household staple or a personal luxury, why should you spend more than necessary? Starting today, I’m launching a money-saving campaign called Cash Spring Clean. You may wonder why I would chose today to kick off a moneysaving campaign – after… View Post