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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!

Pampering For The Big Day …

We can only imagine the pressure Meghan will be feeling on Saturday to look perfect ... and while the eyes of the world aren't on us, if you have a special day coming up, this pampering kit will go down a treat. Philip Kingsley have come up with The Big Day Prep Box to celebrate the Royal Wedding, with £49 worth of products for £30 (philipkingsley.co.uk). The idea is that it contains everything you need to have amazing-looking hair. With Geranium & Neroli Elasticizer, Body Building ...

Fab Travel Minis

One of best aspects of summer is cute mini-sized products - and Benefit have surpassed themselves this year. Everything from Rollerlash Mascara through Hoola Bronzer to Goof Proof Brow Pencils are available in bargain mini travel sizes. Prices are mostly £10.50, with some at £12.50 (Boots), and they're just lovely. Perfectly-shrunk versions of the best-selling originals, these not only work really well for travelling, they're also a great way of trying new products at half the price of the ...

Cute In-Flight Kit

If travel is on your mind, it may be that you're trying to negotiate your way through the minefield that is flight restrictions on beauty products. We've got the perfect answer - this gorgeous Inflight Essentials kit from Heathcote & Ivory's Braids & Blooms Collection, £12 (heathcote-ivory.com). The kit contains everything you need for a peaceful flight - hand cream, hand sanitiser, calming gel, fab playing cards and ear plugs. It all comes in an easy-to-pack box, and will make ...

Bargain Super-Powered Skincare

Dr Organic is a brand well worth checking out for bargain versions of premium skincare. With ingredients very similar to much more expensive brands, there are some great bargains to be had within the range. A favourite is Pro Collagen Plus Dragons Blood Moisturiser, which at £18.99 (hollandandbarrett.com) is a great deal cheaper than Rodial's Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Moisturiser at £59 (rodial.co.uk). Dragon's Blood in the Dr Organic version is sustainably sourced from the Amazonian ...

Smoothe Skin For Summer

Getting skin ready for summer can be a big job after living under layers for months. A tip is to invest in a good moisturiser as some tend to just sit on skin, and although they may smell nice, they're not necessarily giving skin the hydration it needs. For extra rough parts, or maybe for a big dose of hydration on a pampering Sunday, try Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula in Original Solid Formula, £3.65 (Boots). This is the most intensely hydrating solid balm you'll come across. With the ...

The Secret To A Restful Sleep …

As big fans of anything that helps give us a decent sleep, we're always on the lookout for good value products with all the right ingredients. This delicious Lavender Sleep Therapy Pillow Spray from Dr Organic, £7.99 (Holland & Barrett) has everything the more expensive versions contain, and works a treat. Lavender oil is combined with a blend of natural oils including ylang ylang, vetiver, patchouli, bergamot and Arabian Jasmine for a scent that lulls the body into a relaxing, sleepy ...