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, ...
The Cleverest Handbag …
Oh, how we love a multi-tasker ... and just look at this beauty.
This Autograph Face Palette, £15 (marksandspencer.com) contains two blushers, nine eyeshadows and four contouring shades, along with a mirror - and it doubles as a clutch bag.
The idea is that you can take all your make-up out on a night out, all safely encased in this lovely snakeskin bag, and either when you use up all the make-up, or when you fancy a change, you can remove the powders and it becomes a handy little ...
Go Coconuts For Nail Polish!
We're definitely getting into the summer mood here at Bargain Towers! And there's nothing that shouts summer better than coconut. Remember all those beach holidays of your youth, coated in coconut oil, before you knew the facts about sun damage!
These new nail polishes from Barry M are a safer way to bring a little coconut into your life. Packed with coconut oil and coconut water to hydrate and condition nails, the Coconut Infusion collection, £4.99 each (Superdrug) come in a nine lovely ...
The Perfect Foundation … For £3.49
During summer months it's a good idea to keep foundation lighter, staying away from anything too oily or that will give a 'caked' look.
Now, changing foundations according to the seasons can be expensive, especially as it can take a few goes to find the right one for your skin. So we've cut out all the hassle and extra expense by bringing you this lovely offering from Miss Sporty.
Instaglow Foundation, £3.49 (Superdrug) comes in three simple shades - Ivory, Light and Dark - so it's easy ...
Sweet Body Treats
We've fallen in love with the new Ted Baker Sugar Sweet collection - a gorgeous selection of hand and body treats priced from £2.50 to £10 (Boots).
They're brilliant value, with hand cream, body spray, body wash and body lotion in a choice of Soft Floral Pink, pictured, or Fruity Floral Mint. The travel-sized mini versions are particularly lovely, and it's a great way of trying the products before buying the bigger versions.