Dream of having perfect, radiant skin, but also want products that fit well within your monthly college allowance? We know college life can be hectic, with all the juggling between classes, studying for exams, hanging out with friends and partying. And you want to look good doing all of it, don't you?

So for every college girl out there who’s known a cash crunch (or two), here are five budget-friendly beauty tips and tricks that will have you looking good in no time!

Baby powder for greasy hair
 

Baby powder for greasy hair

Woke up late and can’t miss another lecture? But your hair is greasy and you can’t step out like that. Baby powder to the rescue! Sprinkle some baby powder to the roots of your hair and rub it in well until the grease is absorbed completely. Dust off any excess powder, and ensure none of it is left behind. This little trick will make your hair look fresh instantly, and give your roots a lift.

Lemon slices for stained nails
 

Lemon slices for stained nails

If you paint your nails regularly with bright or dark colours, chances are you’ll be left will yellow, stained nails. These look ugly and also ruin the health of your nails. Always invest in good quality nail paints to avoid this. Add a few slices of lemon to a bowl of water and soak your nails in this to get rid of the stain on your nails.

Part your hair on a different side for a quick upgrade
 

Part your hair on a different side for a quick upgrade

Bored of that centre parting you’ve been sporting around forever? After a while, it starts looking flat and lifeless. We get it, happens to us too! Simply change from a centre parting to a side one or change the side on which you usually part your hair, for an instant look upgrade. This will add bounce to your hair and give you a new (ish) look!

Vaseline for pretty much everything
 

Vaseline for pretty much everything

The Vaseline Pure Skin Jelly is one thing every girl should carry in her bag at all times. Right from taming flyaways to making your legs glow and from softening your lips to highlighting your cheekbones, petroleum jelly can do pretty much everything!

Water for hydration
 

Water for hydration

All things said and done, none of the above tricks will work if your body is not hydrated. Your skin will look dull, parched and also lead to acne and breakouts if you don't keep yourself hydrated. Carry a bottle of water in your bag and drink two litres of water each day to flush the toxins out of your body and make your skin glow.