Pure Gold At Affordable Prices
It's only celebrities who have 24K gold facials, right? Wrong. Us mere mortals can afford the wonderfully brightening properties of gold, too.
Kate Hudson, Drew Barrymore and Bar Refaeli all love gold facials, and credit their glowing complexions with the power of the bright stuff.
Manuka Doctor's new 24K Gold & Manuka Honey Facial Peel, £29.99 (Holland & Barrett) is more expensive than the facials we usually indulge in, but this is pretty special. Honey, purified bee venom, ...
Beauty Made Simple …
In these days of complex lotions and potions, sometimes we hanker for the days of the simple - cleanse, tone, moisturise and get on with your day.
If you appreciate the bare necessities, Stripped is a brand you may enjoy. It's a capsule collection of products - just five of the essentials, and all lovely and natural. The creator suffered from acne-prone skin, so this is brilliant for those with troubled, oily skin. We love this Stripped Lavender Eye Make-Up Remover Oil, £8 (strippedskinca...
Glow Like A Unicorn!
Okay, so we're not completely sure how a unicorn looks when it glows, but it sounds lovely. And these Unicorn Primer Drops Beauty Elixir, £7.99 (Superdrug) from Barry M do give skin a lovely boost.
Packed with good stuff including acai berry, goji berry, watermelon and tamarind, it's a bargain oil-free serum that instantly brightens skin, also detoxifying for a clearer complexion, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and keeping skin hydrated.
We've said it before, but the key to flawless ...
Bargains At Boots
Sometimes Boots' own-brand products get overlooked because of the huge range of different brands available at the stores. However, they're well worth checking out as there are some great bargains to be had.
Many of Boots own-brand products have now been revamped, with prices still staying at a great-value level. This Cucumber Moisturising Lotion is just £1.50, and it's as good as some of the much more expensive versions.
Next time you're browsing in Boots, have a look at their own stuff, ...
Go For The Glow!
There are literally hundreds of products around now which promise to give skin an instant glow. Most of them do work, but if you can save some pennies and still get a great result, why not?
This brilliant primer and pore minimiser from Essence is just £3.50 (wilko.com) and uses pink clay to refine, clear and illuminate the complexion. It works a treat, making the skintone more even so make-up goes on smoothly and making clean look and feel instantly clean and bright. It's a great one for ...
Nothing Ordinary About This …
If you haven't tried The Ordinary, a brilliant bargain skincare range, then you're missing out, big time.
The prices are astonishing for the quality and excellence of the products, which really do offer what they promise.
One of the newest products is Amino Acids +B5, £5.90 (theordinary.com). It may sound complicated and a little chemical, but it's actually a really amazing serum that's simple in its efficacy. The lightweight formula gives above and below surface hydration with amino ...
Pretty Eyes For Less
Glitter and shimmer are big news this summer for eye make-up, and there are lots of lovely premium brands around that have done it well.
But Lottie London have come up trumps again with this gorgeous Eye Foil, £4.95 (Superdrug), which are pretty much identical to the more expensive brands.
In four shades - pale pink, iridescent blue, metallic grey and a multi-coloured peach - they can be used on their own across the lid for a full-on Studio 54 look, on the lashline with an eyeliner brush ...
48 Shades Of Lipstick
You can never have too many lipsticks - we're not sure who said that, it may well have been us, but it's true.
And Maybelline have honoured the lipstick perfectly with the new Color Sensational range of 48 fabulous shades, £6.99 each (Boots).
They're cheap enough to treat yourself to a couple, and there is absolutely, definitely a shade in there for everyone! The formula is creamy and long-lasting, and in some ways it's lovely to just have a straightforward lipstick in the midst of all ...
Fabulous Nail Mask
We have masks for everything these days, so why not for nails?! For just £2.30 (wilko.com), you can have the sheer joy of using this Essence Moisturising Nail and Cuticle Jelly Mask, which is one of the most satisfying products we've found.
Simply massage the lovely cool jelly into nails and cuticles to help condition and strengthen, and you feel like you've had a full-on pampering session. Check out the rest of the Essence nail collection, which is packed full of lovely bargains.
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.
A Summer Scorcher
We're looking for a glow this summer. A proper luminous healthy, lovely glow. And as we all know, sparkling eyes can lift the whole complexion - and this Treasure Chest palette from Barry M, £12.99 (Superdrug from August 22) will do the job just nicely.
With 12 matte and metallic baked eyeshadows, these work brilliantly both dry and wet, with an eyeliner brush slightly dampened. The colours are just glorious, all natural and pretty for an ethereal look like you've made no effort at all. ...
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.
Plump And Shine Summer Lips!
Lips in warm weather can be difficult to get right. You don't want a thick or too bright lipstick, more of a healthy, natural look.
The answer is these fabulous Holographic Full On Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats, £15 (feelunique.com). Not only do they make lips look and feel instantly fuller and plumper, they also seal any lip colour below, making it stay on for longer, and they give a great glossy, non-sticky shine. They're a real bargain at this price as they do some many different ...
Embrace The Blue!
Kim Kardashian recently brought blue eyeshadow back into the spotlight - and let's be honest, the iconic 70s look pop its head up every summer.
The great thing is that, applied properly, blue eye make-up will actually suit anyone, of any age, with any skintone or eye colour.
And Rimmel have just made it even easier to embrace the trend. Wonder'swipe, £6.99 (Superdrug) is a combined eyeshadow and eyeliner that's incredibly easy to apply, and can be built up or kept subtle, depending on ...
Save 50 Per Cent On Liz Earle
As you know, we love a bargain here, and this super Summer Bundle from Liz Earle is a real money-saver. With three products, worth £50.50, it's just £25 when bought on Boots online (boots.co.uk).
The products include Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer, Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash and Nourishing Botanical Body Cream - all brilliant for keeping skin hydrated and glowing over summer, and all fabulous quality. One of the best summer bargains we've come across this week ...