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Winter-Proofing For Hair

The rain, wind, cold temperatures and even a bit of snow aren't great for hair, which can look pretty bedraggled at this time of year. The quickest and most effective way of breathing new life back into hair is with a hair mask - it has all the nutrients you need in bucketloads and intensely hydrates and conditions hair. The new Garnier Ultimate Blends Argan Oil and Almond Cream Dry Hair Treatment Mask is on offer at Boots at the moment for £3.35 - from tomorrow it will be £4.99, which ...

New Bargain Label At Boots

If you're looking for good quality bargain products, check out the CYO range, which is new in at Boots. There's an amazing choice, with more than 200 products, and new launches happening regularly, with everything priced from £3 to £7.50. We especially like the brand's multi-use products, such as the Sweep Into Shape Contour Stick, £5.50, a double-ended shaping and highlighting stick. The eyeshadows are brilliant value, such as the All Four One Eyeshadow Quad, £5, and Two Clever By Half ...

Wake Up To Springtime!

It's about time we had some brightness in our lives, and this lovely bargain box of Bathing Flowers from Heathcote & Ivory, £10 (heathcote-ivory.com) is just what we need. In a new fragrance combination of Neroli and Lime Leaves, it shouts spring - and even, whisper it, a little glimmer of summer. Bathing flowers are fantastic value - you only need a few petals, not even a full flower, to have a relaxing, scented bath. And this bright, zesty scent will have you springing into life. ...

Pretty Multi-Taskers

We all love a bobble - from being little girls, most of us will have used a hair tie hundreds of times. And how often do you slip one round your wrist for when it's needed? We love these from Eloise London - they have a great selection of hair ties that also make sweet bracelets. And at just £4.90 (byeloiselondon.com), you can afford a couple to stack them on your wrist and pop them into hair when you need to. Just the thing to cheer us up on a dreary January day ...

Big Savings On Shampoo

Do these shampoo bottles look familiar?! They appear very like the John Frieda ranges, which are £6.99 each. They are, however, from Aldi, and are just £1.49 a bottle. The High Street Inspired Lacura Shampoo and Conditioner range includes Beautiful Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner, created with sunflower and chamomile extracts as well as No More Frizz and Radiant Brunette Shampoo and Conditioners. These are true bargains - great quality, they do exactly as they promise and the prices are ...

Customise Your Look

Skin is naturally paler at this time of year than in the summer, or even in the spring, but it doesn't mean having to fork out for different foundation shades. There are some great customising drops around, and these new ones from GOSH are some of the best we've found. In five shades for different needs, Mix & Fix, £9.99 (Superdrug) are brilliant for instantly changing the colour of foundation, concealer or tinted moisturiser. The key is to add a little at a time until you get the ...

Cut-Price Scents

We're not fussy about our scents - if it smells good, and bear in mind every fragrance smells differently on everyone, then it's a winner. Which is why we're really impressed with Lidl's range of perfumes. Their new fragrance collection is their largest to date and starts at £4.99  bottle. There are eight scents for women and four aftershaves for men, and they look good, smell good, and last for hours. What more do you need from a scent?! Choose from the likes Aura Angelica, with musky, ...

The Perfect Personal Pressie

A personalised gift shows a little more effort for Christmas - but it doesn't have to cost a fortune. Vaseline have personalised Lip Therapy tins for £2.99, plus postage and packing. Choose from Original, Cocoa Butter or Aloe Vera versions of the little tin of magic and have it inscribed with your favourite person's name or a personal message (personalised-tin.vaseline.co.uk). And this tin will see the lucky recipient right through the winter to keep chapped lips, dry skin and even flyaway ...

Get A Rosy Golden Glow …

We need all the help we can get at this time of year when it comes to a healthy glow. Skin doesn't naturally glisten and glow in the depths of winter, so anything that helps make us look more radiant is definitely welcome. However, sometimes golden can mean more orange than sunkissed, so if you have fair skin, take care with instant glow products. We've found this perfect bargain skin enhancer from Cocoa Brown. Rose Gold Goddess Shimmering Dry Body Oil, £8.95 (cloud10beauty.com) has pinky ...

Brighten A Child’s Life

We love beauty brands that give back, and this gorgeous Rainbow Duo Gift Set gives 100 per cent of sales to a wonderful children's charity. Beauty Kitchen has opted to donate proceeds from every set, which includes a Spoil Me Hand Wash and Hand Lotion, £9.99 (hollandandbarrett.com) to Rainbows, an East Midlands hospice dedicated to caring for children and young people with life-limiting illnesses, and their families. Treat yourself or buy someone a lovely gift and make a big difference ...

Gorgeous Designer Lip Tint

This is quite possibly the loveliest little tin we've come across. Vaseline and designer Lulu Guinness have teamed up for a limited edition collection of lip products and hand cream in the cutest keep-forever packaging. This Poppy Doll Face Tinted Lip Therapy Tin, £2.99, contains red tinted Vaseline, which gives enough of a hint of colour to brighten the whole face. And of course, lips get the moisture and hydration they so desperately need at this time of year, so there's no drying or ...

The Ultimate Skin-Smoother

At least 40 per cent of us suffer from Keratosis Pilaris, a dry skin condition that makes the skin on arms, legs, buttocks and the face lumpy and bumpy and very difficult to smoothe. Palmer's has come up with a brilliant solution. Smoothing Lotion, £4.49 (Boots) should make a big difference in four to six weeks of use, smoothing, nourishing and hydrating skin. Cold weather often makes the condition worse, but by using this bargain treatment, skin will look and feel much better. And, like ...

Cheaper Than … Fillers

We're not great fans of the 'filled-in' look that fillers can often create, when skin looks slightly too plumped up and smooth. And of course it involves needles and injecting compounds into the skin that not all of us want. So the key is to find a cheaper, less invasive alternative - and Indeed Labs have lots of answers. One of our favourite products from the range is Collagen Booster, £16.95 (Boots), which is a lightweight multi-peptide formula that encourages collagen production, ...

Plump Out Those Wrinkles …

Dry skin and skin that's dehydrated are two very different conditions - and most of us could do with a hydrating boost, as skin takes a beating from the elements. Simple Water Boost Hydrating Booster, £6.99 (Boots) is a brilliant bargain way of topping up water levels without busting the bank. Central heating and cold weather can impact skin's plumpness and dehydration can make the complexion dull and flat. This can be used as a primer before moisturising to boost hydration and help to lock ...

Wake Up And Smell The Coffee …

Coffee scrubs are a big buzz in beauty right now, with the grains replacing harmful microbeads as the best way to scrub away dead skin cells. But, like anything that's new and novel, coffee scrubs can be expensive - which is why we're loving this Optiat Mouthwatering Mandarin Feel Great Coffee Scrub, a bargain £6.99 (optiat.co.uk). In a squeezy tube for easy access - rather than scooping mounds out a of jar in the shower than then gets filled with water - it uses Arabica coffee beans as ...