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The Do-It-All Oil

We have oils specifically created for everything these days … hair. body, face, nails … but often one little bottle can do all the jobs you need. Take Shea Butter Wonder Oil from Dr Organic, £5.99 (Holland & Barrett), which is packed full of goodies including shea butter, which is known in Africa as 'Women's Gold'. It's gentle, nourishing, hydrating, and it even smells amazing. Use it on dry patches anywhere, for a 10-minute facial to hydrate skin, to nourish cuticles, tame ...

Cheaper Than Fillers …

Whether you're for or against needle therapy, most of us would choose a non-invasive treatment against regular injections. The new Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen Lip (£36, SpaceNK) uses a vegan collagen to plump and 'fill' lips, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles around the lip area in just 10 days. We can't vouch for it as we haven't tried it, but it definitely sounds worth a try. It's completely safe, at a good price for what it promises, and you can stop it at any time should the results ...

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...

Hubble Bubble …

Face masks should never be boring - there's no excuse these days for a dull mud pack. In fact, all face masks should all have a bit of frizz and froth to them like this bargain Skin Republic Bubble Face Mask, £2 (Superdrug). When exposed to air, the oxygenating mask bubbles and froths, giving pores a good old clean out, while fruit acids exfoliate and scrub away dead skin cells. Skin ends up feeling and looking cleaner than you could have imagined - and the bubbles are seriously fun.

The 4-In-1 Make-Up Multi-Tasker

We love a bulging make-up bag as much as everyone else, but in the interests of not lugging around a huge handbag, it's good to have a multi-tasking staple that will cut down the number of products you need on the move. PÜR 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Make Up Compact, £29 (marksandspencer.com) is foundation, concealer, powder and SPF 15, all in one sweep of a brush. It also hydrates skin, keeps shine at bay and is available in 11 shades ranging from ‘Porcelain’ to ‘Deeper’, so there ...

Get Kim’s Skin For Less

Love them or not, the Kardashians are style-setters, and if a part of you has always thought it's down to having pots of money, Kim has confirmed she uses a high street product to help achieve her glowing skin. The reality star included Pixi Glow Tonic (£18, pixibeauty.co.uk) on a list of her favourite drugstore buys - that's bargain buys in her speak. It's not the cheapest skin tonic around, but it is one of the best and comes in at an affordable price. By unclogging pores and gently ...

Super Summer Staying Power

A make-up setting spray may sound like a luxury rather than a necessity, but in the warm weather it can make a massive difference. One of our favourite bargain brands e.l.f have a range of three sprays that do other jobs as well as keeping make-up in place - and they're great value. Illuminating Face Mist and Set instantly brightens skin, Magic Mist and Setting Spray controls shine, hydrates and soothes skin and Fixing Mist and Setting Spray, all £5 (Superdrug) has calming, cooling ...

Go Nuts For Coconuts

Hair should smell nice - it should look and feel good, but lovely scents are always a bonus with hair products. This Coco Loco range from Lee Stafford is divine, especially this Coconut Spritz, £6.99 (Boots), which moisturises, detangles and smooths hair. There are loads of products in the range, and they're on 3 for 2 at Boots at the moment, so fill your boots!

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.

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 ...