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 ...
Make The Most Of The Sunshine!
For many, the sun means dry, itchy skin with breakouts and discomfort. Rather than popping antihistamines, try protecting skin from the outside.
This new bargain Solero Sun Allergy Prevention Spray, £8 (Lloyds Pharmacy) has an SPF30, and works to protect skin hypersensitive to UV rays. By blocking both UVA and UVB radiation, it can help prevent the skin from flaring up, as well as helping to prevent premature ageing. And it comes in a handy, no-mess spray.
Offers On New Zoella
Zoella may well be aimed at teenage girls, but it's a fantastic range that works for all age groups.
Superdrug are currently running a 3 for 2 promotion on some Zoella products, including the new Splash Botanics range. This gorgeous Quench Me Moisturising Body Sorbet, £7 (superdrug.com) melts on to the body and smells amazing.
Other goodies on offer include Lagoon Love Bath Milk, £3, So Soft Lip Oil, £5, and Drench Me Bath Soak, £6.95.
Good Enough To Eat …
If you've never tried Patisserie de Bain, it's worth a look. The pretty range is inspired by the finest baking, and smells utterly delicious.
It's a real bargain, with beautiful packaging, amazing scents and lovely formulas. One of our favourites is this Crème de Patissiere Body Souffle, £4.99 (roseandcompany.com). Inspired by traditional French confectioner's cream and classic English vanilla custard, it's a rich and hydrating formula that sinks into the body. Check out the website and ...