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Be Kind To Your Body …

We spend a lot of time, money and energy on our faces, cleansing, moisturising, keeping it hydrated and protecting it against ageing. Often, however, our body can come a poor second in terms of attention and effort - but the body also shows ageing, and neglect. The new bargain Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body range features hyaluronic acid, which is included in lots of facial skincare to help lock in hydration. With super-light formulas, the whole range is a pleasure to use and makes skin feel ...

Shake It Off …!

We're loving these products more for the fun value than anything else - although the formulas themselves are pretty impressive. Dr Jart+ Shake & Shot Rubber Masks, £8 each (selfridges.com) are just about the best face masks we've come across for sheer uniqueness. The idea is that the booster and the liquid ampoule are mixed in the cup and shaken, the mask can then be applied. It starts off as a cream and turns into a rubber sheet mask on the skin, which feels like it's doing all sorts ...

Amazing Metallics

Textured nail polishes are great for those of us who want a manicure that lasts for days without needing touched-up. Sparkles and metallic polishes tend to stick better to nails and don't show chips as much as smooth polishes. So the new bargain Barry M Molten Metal Holographic Nail Paints, £3.99 (Superdrug) are perfect for long-lasting colour. They glisten with sparkles and the metallic hues make them almost 3D, so nails don't look flat. There are four Holographic shades - Flare, an ...

Try Some Double-Moussing …

While we're not slaves to fashion, we do like to try the occasional trend. And the latest one of double-moussing is a winner in our book. Used during London Fashion Week to give hair extra texture, height and body, the process involves using mousse on hair as normal, styling, then double-layering the mousse for added volume and lasting hold. L'Oréal Professionnel Rebel Push Up Mousse, £12 (lookfantastic.com) is perfect for this. A powder-in-mousse, it gives hair loads of texture, and is ...

Beautiful Gift For Mums

Mother's Day should be all about pampering these important ladies, and this gorgeous gift from Sanctuary Spa is a perfect gift at a great bargain price. With Love, £20 (Boots) is encased in a reusable glass jar and contains six generous products. Body Wash, Body Scrub, Foaming Bath Soak, Wet Skin Moisture Miracle, Hand Cream and 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask cover all areas, and would give mum a few special pampering days. Even better, book an at-home spa day with mum and do the pampering for ...

Cheaper Than … An Eyelift

We spend a lot of time, money and energy trying to make our eyes look bright, youthful and sparkling. But under-eye puffiness, dark shadows and crow's feet have a nasty habit of showing up anyway. If you've ever fancied having the whole area de-puffed and lifted so you have the eyes of a Barbie doll, check out this fabulous little device. Sensse Eye Massager, £29.99 (Amazon) combines high sonic frequency vibrations with LED light therapy to help with puffiness and dark circles, boosting ...

Perfect Facial For Mother’s Day

Mums need a treat on Mother's Day, and this Facial In A Box by Antonia Burrell, £25 (antoniaburrell.com) is not only cheaper than a salon visit, it's also more personal. The kit comes with cleanser, polisher, plumper, repair, sculpting formula, mask and moisturiser, all small sizes, but more than enough to give your mum a really special pampering afternoon. It looks cute, the products are great quality, and this is better than a bunch of flowers as it means you'll be spending time together. ...

Blurred Lines …

We've discovered that a good primer can mean using a lot less foundation. So it not only looks better, skin is also healthier and it costs less. Triple whammy! This Air Mat Blur The Lines Primer from Bourjois, £8.99 (Boots) is brilliant. It's a silky skin perfector that controls shine, blurs fine lines and wrinkles and makes the complexion look smoother and more even. It works well without foundation for lazy days, as it just makes everything look a little more, well, perfect. And under ...

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, ...