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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 ...

The Bargain Celebrity Oil …

With all the fancy products around we often forget about the no-frills gems that can solve lots of problems. This little bottle of Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Oil is just £5 (Boots and Waitrose) and can be used for loads of beauty concerns. If it's for breakouts, cuts, as a natural antiseptic, it will do the job without any great fanfare, quietly healing skin. Meghan Markle swears by tea tree oil for travelling, Katy Perry loves it for keeping her skin clear and Victoria's Secrets model ...

Luxury Oils At Great Prices

Tisserand Aromatherapy is a brand worth watching for great quality products for reasonable prices. Often oils can be expensive - for decent ones where the scent will last - but Tisserand does exactly what it promises. The Winter Collection includes a range of candles for just £10.95 (tisserand.com). They burn for 30 hours, with gorgeous long-lasting scents created with the finest oils. Choose from Silver Birch and Cardamon, Sweet Orange and Cinnamon and Wild Cassis and Jasmine, all ...

Save On … Teeth-Whitening

Just look at this lovely, sleek toothbrush - it makes brushing teeth a pleasure. And it's powerful enough not to worry about having to pay extra for teeth-whitening products. The Sonic Chic Deluxe, £19.99 (Boots) is under £20, but is as effective as much more expensive toothbrushes. It delivers 32,000 brushstrokes a minute, which to keep teeth pearly white. And it comes in a slimline travel case in a choice of gold, silver or rose gold, so it can be taken to work or on a night out. And ...

Bring On The Bling!

Okay, it might not be the daytime look you're used to, but doesn't this blingy freckle look bring a smile to your face?! There's nothing wrong with a little sparkle from time to time, and this is the way to do it. Lottie London Festival Gems, £3.99 per packet (Superdrug) come in all sorts of different designs and styles, and they can be used to create a sparkle tattoo, a little glittery face art or even a sparkly hair parting. Go on, treat yourself!

Join The Glitterati

No one is too old for glitter. That's a bold statement, but hear us out ... a little pot of loose glitter has all sorts of uses. If you're not brave enough to use it on your eyes or face, you can pop some in your hair parting. Still not brave enough? How about a sprinkling over fingernails to jazz up nail polish - or just on your toes then? Or even one toe ... There's a place for glitter in everyone's beauty routine at some point, so a pot of coloured sparkles is handy to keep squirreled ...

The Do-It-All Travel Cream

Every travel bag should contain a multi-purpose product that will cover all eventualities when on holiday. This is a great one. What Skin Needs Cracked Skin Cream, £8.99 (whatskinneeds.co.uk) is a little misleading as it does more than relieve and soothe cracked skin. Power-packed with aloe vera and healing oils and nutrients, it can be used to protect skin - such as on the plane when air conditioning dries skin out - to relieve itching, comfort sensitive, irritated skin, and even on ...

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 ...

Champneys Goodie Bag for Bargain Price

If you're looking to treat yourself - and why wouldn't you?! - this Champneys As Good As New Weekend Bag is the perfect way to do it. And it's just £20 - and worth £37, currently available from Boots. The bag itself is a keeper, great for trips away or days at the beach, and inside there are five Champneys treats to cleanse, firm and moisturise skin, scented with citrus, mint and cleansing sea minerals to prep and prime skin for summer. And as an added bonus, you’ll also get a ...

Stunning Summer Make-Up Bags

We can always justify buying a new make-up bag, especially when they are as colourful and eye-catching as these - and at under £5 each, it's a treat you can justify. These new Hit The Beach Bags (£4.99, Superdrug) will bring some instant summer brightness into your life. The new zipper pouches come in three zingy shades – orange, bright pink and yellow. Perfect for stashing your summer make-up essentials or if you are heading for the beach, for storing your sun cream and cooling spray ...

Save On … Salon Visits

Summer is the time to experiment with hair ... weddings, christenings, parties, there are all sorts of lovely events that are a great excuse to play with hairstyles. If you're someone who likes hair to look different for a special occasion, a styling tool can save a fortune on visits to the hairdressers. This Coco Loco Wonderball Wand, £29.99 (Argos) from Lee Stafford works all sorts of wonders, with loads of different styles to choose from. It's essentially a heated wand, around which ...

Workout Range Under £2.50

While going to the gym or for a run isn't the most glamorous pursuit, wearing a little make-up can make it feel a little less like a chore. The key is to go for subtle make-up that won't block your pores or streak down your face as you're giving exercise everything you've got. The new PS…Workout range from Primark is brilliant. All the bargain formulas are in subtle, wearable shades that won’t budge no matter how strenuous the workout. The 11-piece collection is sweat-proof and ...

Just A Beautiful Bottle …

It's not often we feature a product that isn't strictly beauty, however we couldn't resist this gorgeous bottle, brand new supermarkets including Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's. Filled to the brim with gorgeous Lambrini Very Cherry, at just £3.29, this is a real bargain - and not just for the delicious alcohol! It also comes in Original and So Strawberry flavours, which come in different, but equally pretty bottles. We see beauty in everything - and a use for everything - and we see this ...

Simple Scar Solution

Solution For Scars, £18.99 (scienceofskin.com) is an easy and effective way of reducing the appearance of scars. We've tried it on acne scarring and it's pretty impressive. Created by two leading surgeons, it's a cream containing natural ingredients, including Green Tea Extract. To be used up to three times a day, once a wound has healed, it can be used on facial or body scarring from burns and grazes, surgical scars, blemish scars and even chickenpox scars. It works to reduce the redness, ...

Celebrate 50 Years of Home Colouring

Amazingly, the nation's favourite home colouring brand celebrates its 50th birthday this year. Nice 'n' Easy, which starts at £4.99 (Boots) revolutionised the hair colouring market half a century ago when it gave women the chance to choose their shade and chop and change hair colouring whenever they fancied. It's still a huge seller, with up-to-date products such as Root Touch-Up, £4.99, and we're big fans. Happy Birthday!