Get A Perfect Glow!
It's definitely self-tan time, and the choice is vast - which can make it all a bit confusing.
Just to help you out, we love this Body Glow by Skinny Tan, £7.99 (Superdrug) which gives a great colour, is really easy to apply and has the added bonus of containing guarana which helps to firm skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Choose a pale colour for skin that hasn't seen the sun for months as the colour is quite intense.
Gorgeous Summer Body Wash
A lovely body wash is a great start to the day, and one that puts a spring in your step is a bonus. Shea Moisture African Water Mint & Ginger Detox Body Wash, £10.99 (Boots). With organic Shea Butter, African Water Mint, Activated Charcoal and Ginger and Opuntia Extracts, it smells amazing while also helping to detoxify and soften the skin. And it works a treat for the mind as well, making you feel instantly refreshed and rejuvenated.
Brilliant New Mind And Body Range
If a product can do several jobs, we're all for it. This new range, called Al!ve, treats both the mind and the body with magnesium, minerals and vitamins.
The bargain range includes Body Gel, Shower Gel, Body Lotion and In-Shower Moisturiser, all priced £5 (Sainsbury's) and they're amazing. They all re-energise and re-charge the mind and body, and are perfect for after a workout, or on a morning when energy levels are low.
You don't need the whole range, but one or two products will ...
Give Skin A Treat
Skin takes a bit of a bashing at this time of year, with the harsh weather and all the celebrations. Take some time out today or over the weekend for some pampering - and this is perfect for being kind to skin.
We love Neutrogena, it's well-priced and great quality. This new bargain Deep Moisture Express Body Mist, £6.99 (Boots) is really easy to use and gives skin a big drink. It lasts for hours - promising 48 hours of hydration - and skin stays soft and supple.
If you're rushing around today, looking for last-minute presents, try Boots - there are some great gift sets and if you take some time, some fabulous bargains to be had.
This Soap& Glory Zuke X S&G: Bubble Act box is £30, and has a huge amount of products, including The Righteous Butter, Clean On me, Hand Food, Rushower Dry Shampoo and Bright & Beautiful Radiance Boosting Mask.
It's a big, beefy gift that will go down well with anyone who needs a little pampering - and that ...
Gift Ideas For Teens
Teenage girls can be difficult to buy for, so when we stumbled across a fab range of bargain body mists at Superdrug, we bought them in bulk!
There's this one, Ari by Ariana Grande, Reb'l Fleur by Rihanna, Nude by Rihanna and Fantasy by Britney Spears. They're all £10, but are frequently on offer, so keep an eye out.
Brilliant stocking fillers, party gifts and actually great value. That's one ticked off our Xmas list!
Delicious Hand Washes
We absolutely love supermarket beauty - there are some treasures in those aisles. Take this gorgeous Pink Grapefruit Hand Wash from Waitrose, it's just £1 and is really lovely.
The packaging is simple - just what you want for the kitchen or bathroom sink - and it smells delicious. It doesn't dry hands out and just feels like a little piece of luxury for a lot less than it looks.
Layer It On Lips!
Lips need to be kept moisturised and hydrated during the cold months, as once they're dry and chapped it can take a few days to restore the softness.
This lovely lip balm from Stripped, £4.50 (strippedskincare.co.uk) has five organic hydrating oils and rich butters including coconut oil and shea butter to protect and moisturise. Beeswax forms a protective layer on the skin and sweet almond oil givesantioxidant protection.
It also smells delicious, and has no chemicals, preservatives or ...
Little Gems …
If you like to follow beauty trends, you could find yourself forking out a fortune for all the latest nail and face jewellery. And as it's approaching party season, we all need a little bling now and then.
Check out stores like Hobbycraft for bargain bits and bobs that you can use to create the latest look, like these Mixed Round Acrylic Stones, £7 (hobbycraft.co.uk) which can be used as nail art, face jewellery or even on your hair parting for a full-on glam look. Invest in a little body ...
The Dry Skin Saviour
We always advise moisturising skin straight after a bath or shower, as hydrating slightly damp skin allows it to absorb more effectively and it locks the moisture in.
Aveeno's After Shower Mist, £7.50 (Boots) is perfect for this. Simply spray it on after towel-drying skin and the lovely oat extract in the formula hydrates skin instantly, keeping it soft to the touch all day. We can't stress enough how important it is to moisturise body skin daily - really, you'll thank yourself in years to ...
Luxury Bathing For Less
Not spending a fortune on luxuries doesn't mean you have to compromise. Products such as shower gels and body lotions can sometimes feel like an extra that you need to scrimp on. But there are some gorgeous, well-priced products out there.
Korres is a beautiful range, and the skincare isn't cheap, but the bath range is a bargain. Take this Fig Shower Gel, which is £8 from marksandspencer.com There's also Bergamot Pear Shower Gel, £10, Japanese Rose Hand Cream, £9, and Lavender Blossom ...
Keep Skin Bright And Beautiful
We can almost feel the greyness descending. As autumn sets in, skin seems to feel as though it's instantly lost its glow. So now's the time to get some serious hydrating done, and keep that summer luminosity as long as possible.
Hydration doesn't get much better quality or value than the bargain Neutrogena Hydro Boost range. We swear by the Body Cream Gel, £5.99 (Boots), which seems to give skin the big drink it needs and instantly make it feel smoother and look healthier. Check out the ...
Little Pads Of Wonder …
Waxing isn't the most pleasant of beauty treatments, but it's necessary, if that's what you choose as your method of hair-removal.
Just to make the aftermath a bit more pleasant, these Waxperts Wonder Pads, £7.95 (cloud10beauty.com) exfoliate skin, helping to prevent ingrown hairs, unclog pores and smooth the area after waxing, which can become bumpy. They can also be used on acne on the face, on keratosis pilaris, blackheads and shaving rashes, as they're gentle on skin with soothing ...
The Do-It-All Oil
We have oils specifically created for everything these days … hair. body, face, nails … but often one little bottle can do all the jobs you need.
Take Shea Butter Wonder Oil from Dr Organic, £5.99 (Holland & Barrett), which is packed full of goodies including shea butter, which is known in Africa as 'Women's Gold'.
It's gentle, nourishing, hydrating, and it even smells amazing. Use it on dry patches anywhere, for a 10-minute facial to hydrate skin, to nourish cuticles, tame ...
Instant Memory Boost!
Yes, we're all about beauty here, but there's no point in looking great if you don't feel good on the inside. And we've discovered this fabulous little gem from Tisserand Aromatherapy that can help you concentrate, improve your memory and even encourage clearer thinking.
The Find Focus Rollerball, £5.95 (tisserand.com) can be used on pulse points throughout the day, giving enough rosemary oil to boost the mind. Used for centuries, starting with the ancient Greeks, to improve memory and ...