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A Great Excuse …

Yes, we know this is a beauty blog and we've just posted a big jar of sweeties - but we have a cunning plan ... Superdrug has just launched a range of sweets - all the yummy favourites such as Fizzy Blue Bottles, Shrimps and Bananas and Strawberry Milkshakes - and they're a real bargain at £2 a jar. Now we realised that once the sweeties are finished you're left with an empty jar - and that's where the beauty element comes in. The jar can be used to store make-up brushes, lip balms, lip ...

Glam It Up With Glitter

We're not big on copying celebs - some celeb beauty trends just don't translate to everyday life for us mere mortals. However, it's worth keeping an eye on what's trending on the catwalks and the red carpets of the world, and sometimes it's a gem of an idea that can brighten up our lives! One of the latest trends is glitter hair partings - that is, simply, glitter down the parting of your hair so there's a striking flash of bling where you least expect it. It's easy enough to do - mix some ...

Get The Most From Your Cleanser

If you use a foaming cleanser, you may notice that most of it ends up in the palms of your hands and gets washed down the skin. Japanese skincare brand DHC have come up with a fabulous little money-saving device ... the Foaming Bubble Mesh, £2 (dhcuk.co.uk). It's very simple. Add a little cleanser to the wet foam netting and squeeze out the foam. The netting creates twice as much foam as the palms of your hands, so you only need half your usual amount of cleanser. Genius! It also makes ...

Our Favourite Xmas Candle

Tis the season to light a candle ... there's something festive and cosy about having a scented candle flickering as you go about your Christmas business. And this delightful Snow Globe Piped Candle from Bomb Cosmetics, £8.99 (bombcosmetics.co.uk) is perfect. It's scented with crisp apples and spicy ginger and fills the room with festive fragrance. Bomb have a fabulous selection of these well-priced candles which burn for 30-35 hours - that's a few days of lovely smells for less than a ...

Going For Gold

This week, with it being the first week of December and almost prime-time festive period, we're going for a gold theme on bargainbeautyblogger. Now, as you know, I try to test every single product that's featured here - I only recommend what I believe are genuine bargains and good, quality products. So, take it from me, I've selected some of the best and most gorgeous gold, glittery, gifts around this Christmas ... This Dazzling Fragranced Diffuser is from M&S, and it's £12.50 - now, ...

Tasty New Hand Gels for £1.25

Handwashes can feel like a treat. They're lovely to have in your bathroom, and if they smell delicious, they can actually lift your mood. Really. Wash your hands with something exotic and breathe in the scent afterwards by cupping your hands together - it's a definite spirit-lifter. But if you can't justify spending a small fortune on a designer hand gel, try these new I Love ... Cleansing Hand Gels. At £1.25 each (Superdrug), they're a serious bargain. They come in Strawberries and ...

The Ultimate Travel Soap

How many times have you taken a lovely bar of soap on holiday only to find you have to leave it there because you can't put it back in your toiletries bag? Of course, you can buy these little plastic pots to put soap in for travelling, but it's just another item to add to your growing holiday list. Now, this isn't a new product, it isn't even particularly revolutionary - it's just a perfectly simple answer to an annoying problem. Roger & Gallet Travel Soap, £5.50 (escentual.com) ...

Take The Strain Out Of Travel

One of the great dilemmas about travelling is how to fit all your beauty essentials into your luggage. The more you can reduce sizes, the better. And this cute Tisserand Travel Survival Kit, £11.50 (escentual.com) does several jobs in three travel-friendly roller-ball applicators. The little bottles of essential oils include Sweet Dreams, a calming and soothing blend of lavender and ylang-ylang to help quieten a restless mind, Energy, with zesty bergamot and lime to give you a lift, and ...

Gardening Gets Glam!

It's time to spruce up the garden for springtime - and even if you just potter around, it's good to treat your hands afterwards to some pampering, After months of keeping our hands covered with gloves, exposing the skin to the elements again can make it dry. And, remember, hands that look aged and wrinkled aren't pretty. This lovely box of treatments from Heathcote & Ivory is a great buy at £9. The Gardeners Recovery SOS Kit (heathcote-ivory.com) contains Invigorating Muscle Soak for ...

The Simple Secret

Last night's Brit Awards was awash with glamour and perfectly-preened celebrities. And beauty brands were queuing up to pile goodies on the big-name stars. But it turns out The Voice star Rita Ora likes a bargain as much as the rest of us. The singer's make-up artist stocked up with a selection of Simple mini products for her to take on her travels. The products are brilliant value - Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel, 50ml, and Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser, 50ml, are just £1.50 each ...

Get Gwyneth’s Look For £10.99!

Gwyneth Paltrow was radiating health and glamour at this week's Oscars. It's hard to believe the actress and mum-of-two is 42. Yes, we know she has money and time and all those luxuries most of us don't have, but there is a way you can steal Gwyneth's look. Her wide-awake, open-eyed look was all about the lashes. Perfectly defined, spidery, fluttering lashes that made her whole complexion look brighter, healthier and more youthful. Max Factor Make-Up Artist Gwyneth Paltrow advises, 'Gwyneth ...

Cute Kit Helps You Sleep

Never underestimate a good sleep ... it's the key to true beauty, and makes you feel better, too. This Works is one of the best brands around for sleep-enhancing products. Their Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, £16 (thisworks.com) is a relaxing infusion of lavender, vetivert and wild camomile that envelops you in a chilled-out cloud to help you nod off. If you've never tried the products, this dinky kit called Can't Sleep? (thisworks.com) is the ideal place to start. It's cheaper than most ...

Parcel Packed Full of Treats

There are a few companies around now which offer monthly beauty parcels for a set price. The idea is that you sign up and get a selection of surprises ever month - a bit like having a birthday every month. Pink Parcel has a little twist to it. The company will send your package of goodies to coincide with your specified time of the month. It might be the time you feel most hormonal, the day before pay day, or right in the middle of the month when you're feeling a little flat. It's a good ...