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Little Gems …

If you like to follow beauty trends, you could find yourself forking out a fortune for all the latest nail and face jewellery. And as it's approaching party season, we all need a little bling now and then. Check out stores like Hobbycraft for bargain bits and bobs that you can use to create the latest look, like these Mixed Round Acrylic Stones, £7 (hobbycraft.co.uk) which can be used as nail art, face jewellery or even on your hair parting for a full-on glam look. Invest in a little body ...

The Dry Skin Saviour

We always advise moisturising skin straight after a bath or shower, as hydrating slightly damp skin allows it to absorb more effectively and it locks the moisture in. Aveeno's After Shower Mist, £7.50 (Boots) is perfect for this. Simply spray it on after towel-drying skin and the lovely oat extract in the formula hydrates skin instantly, keeping it soft to the touch all day. We can't stress enough how important it is to moisturise body skin daily - really, you'll thank yourself in years to ...

Super-Duper Bargain Nail File!

We've just discovered the Masqd nail range and it's fab! The Peelable Nail File, £4 (Boots) are reusable, as when they get used, simply peel the surface off and they're sparkling new nail files! The whole bargain range is a little different, and it's difficult to make nail accessories interesting. Check it out - and look out for 3 for 2 deals at Boots.

Watch Out For Waitrose …

Supermarkets are brilliant for beauty bargains, but we often forget about Waitrose, which is a crime as there are some fantastic offers on. Look out for one-third off promotions, such as this L'Oreal Age Perfect Refreshing Toner, which is £3.46, down from £5.20 (waitrose.com). There are loads of bargains to be had, and some lovely handwashes that are a bit different. So next time you're stocking up, have a nosey down to beauty aisle - you'll be very pleasantly surprised.

Luxury Bathing For Less

Not spending a fortune on luxuries doesn't mean you have to compromise. Products such as shower gels and body lotions can sometimes feel like an extra that you need to scrimp on. But there are some gorgeous, well-priced products out there. Korres is a beautiful range, and the skincare isn't cheap, but the bath range is a bargain. Take this Fig Shower Gel, which is £8 from marksandspencer.com There's also Bergamot Pear Shower Gel, £10, Japanese Rose Hand Cream, £9, and Lavender Blossom ...

Keep Skin Bright And Beautiful

We can almost feel the greyness descending. As autumn sets in, skin seems to feel as though it's instantly lost its glow. So now's the time to get some serious hydrating done, and keep that summer luminosity as long as possible. Hydration doesn't get much better quality or value than the bargain Neutrogena Hydro Boost range. We swear by the Body Cream Gel, £5.99 (Boots), which seems to give skin the big drink it needs and instantly make it feel smoother and look healthier. Check out the ...

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.