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 ...
A Fruity Body Treat!
Isn't it just a delight that body moisturisers are no longer sticky affairs that take ages to apply and absorb? There are new innovations popping up all the time - just look at this Nivea Wild Raspberry Body Mousse, £3.99 (Superdrug). It feels like enveloping your skin in a giant fluffy cloud, all soft and comforting.
Nivea products are well worth looking out for - the brand quietly comes up with brilliant ideas, doesn't charge the earth and produces exactly what it promises.
This is a ...
The Sweet Scent Of A Bargain
We've come across a brilliant new range with fantastic prices. Bilou is a body range that gently cleanses and moisturises with prices around £3.99 (Superdrug).
With nine products, there are five scents for shower foams, cream foams which are a body lotion in a foam, and 2 in 1 Bodysprays that double as a scent and a deodorant.
Delicious scents include Coco Cocktail, Cotton Candy, Fizzy Berry, Pink Melon and Tasty Donut, and they're just as tasty as they sound.
The Perfect Travel Companion
We're big believers in making travel as easy as possible, with multi-tasking products wherever possible. This Foamie, £7.99 (asos.com) is a perfect example. A two-in-one sponge and body wash, it saves carrying separate sponges and bottles of body cleanser. And it's also a treat to use.
In Aloe Vera and Fruity versions, it's as simple as just adding water and allowing the creamy cleanser to do its job.
Trust Us, This Is Brilliant!
My Trusty is a range that comes with so many reasons to buy it. Firstly, it's fantastic quality at great prices, which makes it a value, bargain buy. Secondly, the profits from each purchase go straight into the NHS, which is a pretty good cause, we think.
The range includes Sunflower Body Lotion, £6, Hand Cream, £4, Body Butter, £9, and Face and Body Oil, £9 (Tesco and Superdrug), and each product has been used for many years by doctors to treat patients' skin on the NHS. The range was ...
A Healthy Way To Bathe …
A relaxing bath is not only great for the mind, it's a tonic for the mind, too. And Absolute Aromas Epsom Salts, £4.50 (absolute-aromas.co.uk) are perfect for easing stresses of the mind and the body. Containing magnesium sulphate, which helps relax the nervous system, soothe irritated skin, release toxins from the body and calm aches and pains, there are five different bath salts to choose from - Relaxation, Detox, Mobility, De-Stress and Lavender. And each one is gloriously scented, amazin...
Florals At Their Best
We love floral scents for summer, they're bright, sparkly and light enough to wear on the warmest of days. If you really want scent to last, layering is the best option. And the glorious products from Yardley are cheap enough to layer to your heart's content. With Eau de Toilette at £9.99, Body Spray at £2.49 and Fragrance Mist at £6 (Boots), you'll be wafting in scents such as Bluebell and Lily of the Valley all day and right into the evening.
Save On Elemis
Elemis are brilliant at coming up with very cute travel kits that also save a fortune on products. These new Elemis x Lily and Lionel Luxury Travel Collections, which launch in June, are created with British fashion brand Lily and Lionel, known for their creative prints.
The women's kit is £65, with products worth £121, and the men's kit is £45 with £66 worth of products (elemis.com). They're brilliant - with really useful products that will last for months, including Pro-Collagen Marine ...
Gorgeous Shower Bursts
We've fallen in love with the beautiful new Being By Sanctuary Spa Shower Burst Foams. At £7 each (Boots), they're a bargain ... fantastic packaging, a quality formula and inventive scents make these a joy to use.
Each can gives up to 40 showers, with a creamy foam that moisturises and hydrates as well as smelling amazing. Choose from Chilli Mango & Tonka Bean, Cloudberry & Lycheeblossom, Salted Caramel & Macadamia, Water Lotus & Pomelo and Hibiscus & Coconut Water. ...
We all love unicorns, don't we?! Still waiting to see one, mind you, but in the meantime we'll settle for Imperial Leather Unicorn Foamburst, £3.15 (Boots). This gorgeous can of wake-up shower gel makes us smile, and that's just what everyone needs in the mornings.
Imperial Leather call it a 'creamy cloud', which is just blissful - and it feels just like that. Infused with marshmallow extract, it's soft and comforting, and leaves skin feeling smooth and nourished. And the packaging is ...