Cheaper Than A Spa …
We don't just feature bargain products or offers on Bargain Beauty Blogger, we also like to highlight what we feel are really good value products that don't cost the earth.
Now there are cheaper face masks than the new Vichy range, but we've tried them and they're amazingly great value - and they feel like a home spa. There are three products in the Mineral Mask collection, each for the skin's different needs.
Double Glow Peel Mask for dull skin, using gentle exfoliation to remove dead ...
Savings On Travel Collections
Even if you're not off anywhere exotic, a beauty travel collection is a lovely little treat. Miniature-sized bottles of products you may not normally indulge in, all organised in a cute bag make even a night away feel that little bit more glamorous.
Elemis have some pretty - and useful - travel collections, and there are good savings on the normal cost of products. The Biarritz is £28 and worth £43, and is a range of products especially for sensitive skin. For fine lines and wrinkles, the ...
Holiday Hair Essentials
There are loads of mini hairdryers and stylers around, many with cheap price tags. But there's no point in lugging a hairdryer or straightener all the way on your hols and discovering it takes an hour and a half to blow-dry or style hair.
EGO are a brilliant brand of styling products, top-notch quality that really do the job and can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your hair. Now the brand has been clever and launched smaller, travel-sized versions of their best-selling ...
Sparkling New Skincare
We're big on hydration here at bargainbeautyblogger - we know keeping skin moisturised and topped up with hydration is the single most important way of keeping ageing at bay.
So we're loving the new Neutrogena Hydro Boost range which gives hydration in a lightweight formula, plumping up skin and making it glow. It does all sorts of other clever things to keep skin looking good, but most importantly, it locks in moisture and that's beneficial, both instantly and in the long-term.
The range ...
New Yardley Scents For £6
Yardley is one of those brands that you just trust. It never messes with its basic formula of glorious English scents in no-fuss formats, and it always gives value for money.
Look out for new launches coming up from Yardley, with one of our favourites being these Moisturising Body Mists, £6 (Boots from August). They're very light, so perfect for warm summer days, and contain vitamin E and sweet almond oil extract to hydrate and nourish skin while making it smell delicious. Choose from ...
Chill Out And Soothe Tired Eyes
We all know the old kitchen beauty trick of popping cucumber slices on the eyes to reduce puffiness, and while it can be effective, Dirty Works have come up with a better alternative.
Cucumber Eye Pads, £4 for 10 pairs (Sainsbury's) are pre-moistened, so you just pop them on eyes and sit back and relax for 10 minutes. They're so soothing you can almost feel the puffiness and dark shadows disappearing.
And to really make the most of the relaxing time, get out that face mask you've been ...
Sweet New Zoella Collection
Blogger Zoe Suggs has been an astounding success, and to give her credit, her Zoella range of products is actually great value, good quality and really quite inventive.
The new bath and body collection is inspired by French patisseries, with scents such as sweet almond and macaroon, and includes such delicious-sounding products as Sugar Dip Bath Salts, £6, Bath Latte, £6, and Sweet Inspiration Body Mist, £8 (Superdrug), pictured.
There are also some cute cosmetic purses and the lovely ...
Luminous Skin In An Instant
If you want natural-looking make-up without too much fuss, go for a big, chunky pencil or make-up stick. They're so easy to apply, and if they have a creamy formula, they can be blended in an instant, so there's no faffing with a brush or sponge.
The new Strobe Stix from Lottie London, £6 (Boots) have a soft crème consistency so they smooth on to the skin and can be blended with fingertips - it takes literally 15 seconds to apply them.
They're designed for strobing, but if that seems a ...
Skin Colour Correctors for £8
We're big fans of pencil cosmetics here at Bargain Towers. They last forever, are more precise than creams or lotions and the colours also tend to be more intense and long-lasting.
Avon have just launched three brilliant new make-up pencils, which allow you to camouflage, brighten and emphasise features with minimum fuss. At £8 each, the Flawless CC Concealer Sticks (avon.uk.com from July 7) target the exact areas you want to work on, and they're creamy enough to blend so they look natura...
Cheaper Than … A Pedicure
Pedicures and manicures can cost a fortune if you're having them regularly, especially at this time of year when you want to change your toenail shade regularly.
To space out salon treatments, let nails go bare for a few days. Aarrgh, we hear you gasp - not bare nails! Actually, there's little nicer than beautifully clean, shiny, natural-looking bare nails.
And we've found a brilliant little gadget that gives you perfect nails in seconds. Ped Egg Bare Nails, £14.99 (jmldirect.com) ...
Say Happy Birthday To Her Majesty
To celebrate the Queen's upcoming official 90th birthday, Boots will be sponsors of The Patron's Lunch, the largest-ever street party on The Mall.
And to make sure we all feel involved, Boots has relaunched The Traditional Skincare Collection, a super-cheap range of skincare essentials all under £3.05. The collection includes Moisturising Cream, £3.05, Glycerin and Rosewater, £2.39 and Cold Cream, £2.89 (boots.com).
There's nothing fancy about these products, which can often be an ...
Bright New Range Under £10
Model's Own has long been one of our favourite nail polish brands. Now the label has launched its own range of cosmetics - and they're just as delicious as the nail polishes.
And there's a LOT to choose from. There are palettes, mix-your-own foundations, make-up brushes, lip glosses ... too much to mention here, really. And there are plenty of products well under £10. Have a look on modelsownit.com and spend a delightful half-hour browsing this lovely new collection.
The Art Of Contouring …
There's been strobing, highlighting and now there's contouring ... and if you're confused, you're allowed to be.
Contouring is the way to go with make-up if all this seems like hard work and you don't know where to start. It's actually much quicker and easier than it may seem - and we've found the perfect starter kit for just £4.
MUA's Pro Base Prime & Conceal Palette (Superdrug) is a collection of five correcting creams that prepare, conceal, highlight and illuminate different ...
Nail It Like Kylie
Is there no end to the talents of the Kardashian girls?! Kylie Jenner (half-sister to Kim) has just launched her US best-selling nail polish into Superdrug, and it's flying off the shelves.
The reality star has teamed up with Sinful Colors to launch the King Kylie Nail Polish Collection. And priced at £3 each (superdrug.com), they're pretty special. There are 11 colours, in metallic and jewel shades, as well as a guide to applying the polish to get the Kylie look on superdrug.com
Nail Care Under A Fiver
Looking after nails isn't as simple as painting them every once in a while. Like any decorating, the preparation is the most crucial part. That's why nail care products are so important - but it's more about spending time than money.
You can have wonderful nails for under £10 - just look at this lovely new collection of bargain nail care products from Kiko Cosmetics. Everything's under £5 (kikocosmetics.co.uk) and the range includes White Look, an illuminating base coat, Fast & Shiny, ...