Good Enough To Eat Bath Treats
There's something lovely about treating yourself to a new bath or shower cream - and Superdrug has the perfect range for a cheap treat.
Actually called the Treat Me range, Bath and Shower Soak comes in six choices, including Rhubarb and Custard, Salted Caramel, Honey and Ginger, Avocado and Strawberry, Mango and Coconut and Raspberry and Vanilla. They're beautifully creamy and smell amazing - literally good enough to eat.
Healthy Tan In Just One Hour!
It's that time of year ... to think about the first tan of the season. What we want is quick, easy, natural-looking and good value. Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan Mousse (£7.99, Superdrug) is all of those, and it comes endorsed by celebrities such as Kylie Jenner and Millie Mackintosh.
The secret is to blend the tan well and not try to go too dark with the first application. Keep it low-key and natural and build the colour as you need it. Happy tanning!
Bespoke Scent For Under £10
Prestige brands such as Jo Malone promote fragrance-layering, mixing and matching scents to create your own bespoke perfume.
Now Superdrug has come up with their own version of unique scent-creation - at a fraction of the price.
With the launch of Layering Lab Body Mists, £2.99 each (superdrug.com), you can choose three or four sprays and create a whole collection of bespoke scents.
Choose from Oriental, Fresh, Floral, Gourmand, Cocoon or Paradise, each with its own properties. When ...
We love Treacle Moon, its such a brilliantly-priced range that's great quality and it doesn't let the price compromise the ingenuity and thought behind it.
Take this Melon Shower Mousse, £3 (Tesco). It's a big bargain can of gorgeously-scented foamy mousse that makes a shower a pleasure, and it lasts for ages. There's also Coconut Shower Mousse, £3, Shea Body Butter Tube, £4, and Coconut Body Butter Tube, £4. All are lovely and the prices mean you can treat yourself to a selection and ...
Spray For A Smooth Body
The back is an area that is often neglected. What we can't see we don't generally bother about, so it can mean dead skin isn't exfoliated away or there's less moisturising so skin on the back isn't in the best condition.
If this means the build-up of blemishes and spots, they can be difficult to get rid of. We love the new Superdrug Deep Action Back Spray, £2.69 (superdrug.com). The spray nozzle means it's easy to target the areas that are usually hard to reach, and the formula helps to ...
The Scent Of Springtime
As spring approaches - and really it is - our thoughts are turning to light, pretty scents that make us think of flowering meadows and newborn chicks.
This Lavender Fields eau de toilette (£10, heathfield-ivory.com) comes in a classy glass bottle and is more than simply lavender.
Combined with violet, wild hops, sandalwood and amber, it's a warming and comforting version of the floral favourite. The woody undertones mean it isn't too sweet, which brings it bang up-to-date and it's a ...
Brand New Anti-Ageing Range … All Under £7
This is one to run out to the shops and buy immediately ... and we don't often say that.
This new anti-ageing range from Tesco is fantastic. A well-thought out bargain collection, all under £7, so you really can renew your whole skin and bodycare range and routine for about £25.
The range includes caviar-based products such as Caviar Face Cream and Caviar Eye Contour Cream - the most expensive products at £7 each - Body Firming Cream, £4, Repairing Cream, £6, and Cleansing Cream, ...
Love Heart Bubbles
This is a pretty treat for yourself as Valentine's Day approaches - and it's only £1.80.
This special edition Love Hearts Handwash (Boots), created with sweet-makers Swizzels, from Carex looks lovely by the kitchen sink. It smells exactly like the iconic sweets, but is also caring for hands, with moisturisers to keep skin soft and kills 99.9 per cent of bacteria.
If this one isn't up your street, there is also Strawberry Laces and Bubble Gum versions, which are a bargain sweet treat.
Fab Gift For Mums
If you're terribly organised and are already looking for a gift for Mother's Day, this lovely Baylis & Harding gift set is a cracker. At just £10 (Superdrug), the Pink Prosecco and Cassis set contains hand lotion, body cream, body wash, body lotion and shower crème, all in a lovely presentation box.
And they smell wonderful. Alternatively, it could be an 'I love you' gift for mum, or another lovely lady in your life. It's definitely a bargain not to be missed.
Bargain Beauty Oil
An all-purpose beauty oil is a great buy - it can be used on the body, on hands, nails, feet and just as a general pampering product.
This gorgeous Mandara Spa Oriental Retreat Beauty Oil is currently reduced from £7 to £4.50 at Sainsbury's, and is a great bargain. The scent is warming, with cedarwood and sweet orange and the consistency is perfect, with macadamia nut oil, moisturising sweet almond oil, and rosehip oil, all of which instantly soften and nourish skin.
This is a handy ...
Indulge In A Luxury Bath …
At this time of year, the body and the senses are crying out for some pampering ... and a big, bubbly bath is ideal.
We love this limited edition Luxury Bath Float from Sanctuary Spa, £10 (Boots), a big bottle of relaxation. With Wild Lily and Damask Rose, and notes of ylang ylang, vanilla and patchouli, it smells divine and creates soft, foamy bubbles that mean a long, relaxing soak.
The bottle is big enough to last for weeks, so this is a bargain way of bringing a little luxury into ...
Say It With Flowers!
As Valentine's Day approaches - yes, we're just over Christmas, but keep up! - there are loads of products around on the theme of love and hearts. We're not suggesting gifts here, we're thinking about buying pretty things for yourself.
And these gorgeous Florentyna Soap Roses, £5 (marksandspencer.com) are a lovely treat. The secret with soap roses is not to drop a whole one in the bath. Peel off a few petals instead, and float them on the bath, so you get just enough scent and soapy suds to ...
Set Up A Home Spa
We love the Ragdale Spa collection from M&S, it's great value for very high quality products and there are regular new launches, which keep it interesting.
The newest launches include this fabulous Smoothing Hot Salt Scub With Sea Salt, £9.50 (marksandspencer.com). It's exactly the consistency and scent you'd find in an expensive spa, with extracts of guarana and rosemary combined with sea salt to cleanse skin and lift the debris of dead skin cells. Skin is glowing, smoother and the ...
Bargain Gadget At Lidl
Hair removal gadgets are often prohibitively expensive, meaning many of us turn to shaving and waxing to remove unwanted body hair. However, Lidl have launched the affordable Santias IPL Permanent Hair Removal Kit for £69.99, which is at least half the price of other, similar devices.
The handheld device uses light technology to deactivate hair roots beneath the skin, so lessening the chance of hair growing back. Like any other hair removal device, if it’s used over time, it can dramati...
Steal Twiggy’s Style …
Marks & Spencer do celebrity beauty ranges really well. There are no gimmicks, just good, old-fashioned quality products, beautifully packaged and presented.
The new range from Twiggy is lovely. It's all around the £10-£15 price mark, so not cheap, but worth every penny. And we think this Handcream Trio is good value at £8.50. The shea butter, sweet almond oil and cocoa butter feel luxurious on winter-worn hands, and they're a great size for keeping in a handbag or by the kitchen ...