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Delicious Fruity Shampoo

No one does fruity and sweet-smelling quite like The Body Shop. Even with all the choice on offer with other brands, it's still a lovely surprise to open a Body Shop product and rediscover the amazing scents that feel healthy even before using the products. We love this Strawberry Clearly Glossing Shampoo, £6.50 (thebodyshop.com). Made with Italian strawberries, it makes hair instantly shiny, and of course, smelling amazing. This is a lovely treat in the shower in the morning, it makes the ...

Bargain Goodie Bag

Boots have some fantastic bargains around this week, including this big bag of treats from Champneys. The Weekend Bag is worth £43.50 and is priced at £30 in Boots until Tuesday, July 17, making it a super-duper summer bargain. Included in the handy beach or travel bag is Summer Dream Shower Gel, Citrus Blush Daily Scrub, Body Butter, Barefoot Beauty Foot Butter, Foot Scrub and a Body Polisher. We're off to treat ourselves to one, as this is a real summer pampering kit for smooth, silky ...

A Short Cut To Clear Skin

We tend to think that we need all sorts of expensive lotions and potions to clear skin - trust us, you don't. Blackheads aren't exclusive to teenagers, as they're blocked pores that can happen at any age - self-tan is a big culprit for this. And we know we don't pick or squeeze blackheads - don't we?! - so the most effective way of achieving clear skin is to get a great scrub that will get deep into the pores and give them a good clean. We love this Clean & Clear Blackhead Eraser, ...

A Truly Hot Dog …

We couldn't resist sharing this cute Hot Dog Lip Balm with you. For just £4 (mandco.com), this sweet little man comes with blueberry pie scented lip balm inside him. We reckon he's perfect to sit on your desk or to produce from your handbag. He's definitely a talking point and makes looking after lips much more fun.

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 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.

A Little Box Of Sunshine …

We do love a box of beauty goodies ... there's something very comforting about having everything together in one place, and all by the same brand. And this Sunshine Box from Clarins, £33 (clarins.co.uk) is very special. Literally a ray of sunshine, it contains Gentle Peeling Smooth Away Cream, Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream, Liquid Bronze Self-Tanning, Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Honey Glitter, Supra Volume Mascara mini, perfect for travel, a flamingo wash bag for your summer travels and ...

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 ...

Cheaper Than … A Facelift

Sculpting and contouring are big buzz words in beauty as we all chase the firmness of youth. However, it can be difficult to hold back the sagging that comes with age without resorting to a big stretch and pull under the knife. As big fans of cleansing brushes, we love that this BeGlow Tia, £199 (lookfantastic.com) can really help to firm and tone the face, restoring contours to a youthful lifted place. As well as everyday cleansing, which removes deep down impurities and keeps the comple...

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.

A Bargain Brush …

There are few better brushes around than the iconic Tangle Teezer, whose fans include Victoria Beckham and Cara Delevingne. It does the job on any length or thickness of hair without stretching or breaking hair. However, there's a new kid on the block that might just be up there as well. The lookalike Miomare Detangling Brush – a steal at £1.29 and hitting the shelves at Lidl this week - is cheaper than the original Tangle Teezer, £8.80  (feelunique.com) and it comes in a choice of ...

Perky Pineapple

Just look at this cute lip balm ... we'll be carrying this around in our straw handbag this summer. At just £5 (riverisland.com), it's a bargain, and one we definitely can't resist. Just pop open the lid and use the pineapple-scented balm to keep lips looking and feeling soft, smooth and healthy. And there's also a hot dog one ...!

The Self-Tan Saviour!

We're probably all slapping on self-tan these days, hoping our bluey-tinged winter skin starts to look all healthy and glowing. But everyone - without exception - has a self-tan accident at some point, and while it may same minor, it can have pretty difficult consequences. Like not being able to wear a skirt for a week. Or having to wear a jumper when it's 80 degrees outside until the strange patchiness wears off. This cute bottle from Sunkissed could be a big help. Exfoliating Tan Remover, ...

Big Kisses For The Happy Couple!

As wedding fever hits today, there will be many glasses raised to the royal couple. And if you're looking for a keepsake that's also useful, this brilliant Vaseline Lip Therapy tin is on sale for just £2.99 (Boots). And even better, you can make your own tin at personalised-tin.vaseline.co.uk for the same price. Celebrate a special day or just treat yourself to the best multi-tasking product ever!