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Hair Bargain That’s Loved By Millions

Mostly we want effective, time-saving, good value products these days - and if all of those attributes are combined, you've got a winner. Pantene 3 Minute Miracle, £2.99 (Boots) proves it. The bargain hair-rescuer has been enjoyed by more than 25 million women across the world, and is still selling like hot cakes. Promising to repair three months of damage to hair in three minutes, it's an intensive daily conditioner that comes in four choices - Repair & Protect, Smooth & ...

Brilliant Hair Tools

Scunci is a brand you may not immediately be familiar with, however it's well worth getting to know. It's now being stocked in Primark, so you'll be seeing a lot more of this bargain brand of hair tools and accessories. It's a collection of really useful stuff, mostly under £5. From braiding and ponytail tools to brilliant brushes and non-slip elastics, all the little gems make life that little bit easier. We love this Detangling Shower Brush, £3, which hangs in the shower and can be ...

Fine Oils For Bargain Prices

If you're a fan of essential oils and glorious scents, you'll find the new body lotions from Tisserand a real treat. Three new scents join the already lovely collection - and at just £10.95 (tisserand.com), they're quality at a great price. Choose from Lavender & White Mint, Neroli & Sandalwood or Rose & Geranium Leaf, all of which are packed full of oils and botanical extracts. They smell amazing, and are 100 per cent natural, so they won't irritate sensitive skin. And as a ...

Soap With The Spice Of Life

Organic brand Optiat comes up with some lovely innovations, and its new soap range is definitely on our shopping list. Containing brewed chai spices, which have been used for tea, the spices are packed with antioxidants to protect skin, as well as properties to firm skin and reduce signs of ageing. With spices including cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and cardamom, the soaps are also anti-inflammatory and help to draw out toxins. Choose from Fennel & Cardamom, Chocolate Charco...

A Fruity Bargain

We love it when we come across a little-known brand that's bursting with bargains. Formula 10.0.6 will be known by regular TopShop shoppers, but it may have escaped your radar. It's a lovely skin-boosting range, with products to suit individual skin types. And we love it's new Be Berry range. Each product is £10 (TopShop) and includes Be Berry Bright, an exfoliating mud mask, Be Berry Awake, an energising peel mask and Be Berry Ready, a foaming cleansing. We're sure you can see the ...

Protect Skin – And Battle Ageing

As we know, protecting skin from the sun's harmful rays helps prevent ageing, but if we can also reverse some signs of ageing at the same time, all the better. Soltan Dry Touch Suncare Face Cream, £6 (Boots) is a hidden gem. As well as protecting skin with SPF30, it contains an anti-ageing complex that works on signs of ageing to make skin look firmer, smoother and more youthful. It's also easy to wear - the very lightweight formula can be added as an extra skincare step, before serum or ...

For Skin As Soft As A Baby’s …

There are so many fabulous bodycare products around that sometimes we miss the obvious. Johnson's Baby range is great value, amazing quality and works wonders to keep skin youthful, supple and soft. You may be surprised if you check out the huge range at Boots, there's something for every skincare need, and most is under £3. We love this Aloe Vera Baby Oil, £2.09 (Boots), which is perfect for taking on holiday to soothe and hydrate skin that's been in the sun. Apply straight after a ...

Banish Summer Shine …

All we want for summer is a glow - not a shiny, oily face, but a healthy, radiant complexion. If you're prone to shine developing throughout the day and find that pressed powder doesn't soak it up effectively, this handy Essence Instant Matte Make Up Setting Spray, £3 (wilko.com) will do the trick. Just spritz it over make-up to set everything and keep it in place, sealing make up so the shine doesn't work its way through. It doesn't stop the skin's natural radiance coming through, just the ...

Support The Bees!

We love the ethos behind the Burt's Bees brand. It's earth-friendly, natural health and beauty care, without the products being compromised. The brand is launching a new campaign to Bring Back The Bees. Bees are under threat, and as their hard work makes one-third of our fruits and vegetables possible, we need them. And we do love their furry bodies and the fantastic work they do to keep our planet in balance. To support the campaign, Burt's Bees will plant 5000 bee-friendly wildflower ...

Free Max Factor Make-Up Worth £28

Oh, how we love a freebie ... and this one from Max Factor is a lovely summer treat. The deal is, you spend £15 on Max Factor make-up in Boots from today (until stocks last) and you get this fab box with three goodies worth £28 absolutely free. The box contains Gel Shine Lacquer in Poppy, Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in Soft Pink and Voluptuous False Lash Effect Mascara. The secret with gifts with purchase is to ensure you actually want the gift, otherwise it's a waste of money. This one ...

Feed Your Face!

Chai seeds are part of a staple diet for many celebrities and health gurus, as the omega-rich superfood is great for boosting health. It can also be applied straight to the skin, with Sukin Nourishing Chai Seed Oil, £14.95 (Holland & Barrett and Boots). The daily treatment - best used at night so it can soak in well - is a supergreens blend of kale, parsley and spirulina, and it all works together to give skin a big dose of nourishment, so it's smoother, less oily, as it helps to ...

Save Or Spend?

One of our very favourite products is Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. At £41.75 (John Lewis), it's not a cheap daily product. However, we've found a cheaper and brilliant alternative. DHC Fash Wash Powder, £10.50 (dhcuk.co.uk) has the same tiny grains that gently scrub away all the bad stuff and make skin look instantly brighter. It can be used daily, and you only need a tiny amount to keep skin glowing. We think it's just as good as the more expensive alternative - fancy saving £30? ...

Luxury Body Scrub … Under £5

There are few things better than a good scrub at dead, dry skin, revealing brand new bright, luminous, healthy skin underneath. Self-tans and the build up of suncream can make skin appear dull, and of course, you need skin to be smooth and free of dry patches when applying tan. There's no point in being half-hearted about these things, so this fabulous big tub of Vitamin E Sugar and Oil Body Scrub from Superdrug (£4.99) is perfect. You can scoop out handfuls and give yourself a scrub ...

Pretty Way To Stay Fresh

We like all our beauty products to look pretty, so why not our deodorant, too? Nivea have set the bar high with this beautiful limited edition design done in partnership with designer Matthew Williamson. Called Black & White Deodorant, £3.29 (Boots and Superdrug), the packaging is good enough to wear. In signature Matthew Williamson design, with butterflies and flowers, this can will be too beautiful to throw away after use. We plan to keep it in our gym bag and make sure we flash it ...

Gorgeous Summer Body Lotions

Body moisturising is really important at this time of year, as skin struggles to keep its hydration levels up with higher temperatures (hopefully!) We've found three lovely budget body moisturisers that have a little added luxury, but definitely won't break the bank. Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturiser, £6.53 (Morrisons) is a  non-greasy spray on body lotion takes seconds to apply and is easily absorbed. The Aloe Soothe formula has a refreshing scent and is best if you have dry skin. ...