A January Treat …
The sales are still going strong, if you look hard enough. And if you got some money for Christmas, check out the bargains on boots.com
This IT Cosmetics IT Girl Palette Volume 2 is reduced from £48 to £32, and has everything needed for a whole new look. The range is great quality, and this contains 12 eyeshadows and a blush in gorgeous shades. This is a real treat, proper, grown-up make-up, all in one lovely box!
It’s A Cracker!
Beauty crackers make great Christmas table presents - and this bargain Olay Regenerist 3 Point Cream Cracker is just £5 at Superdrug. It contains a 15ml sample of the Olay moisturiser which firms, hydrates and addresses signs of ageing.
Definitely a treat we'd like to see on our Christmas dinner table ...
A Handbag Saviour
We always carry around a little tub of something that multi-tasks - for lips, to tame eyebrows, get rid of dry cuticles or in fact, dry spots anywhere. And we love Natruline, £2.99 (beautykitchen.co.uk) which is 100 per cent natural with no petroleum jelly. Instead, it contains Castor Seed Oil, Carnuba Wax and Beeswax, and hydrates for up to eight hours.
It's non-sticky and lovely to use as it doesn't block skin like petroleum jelly can. We've got one in our handbags for over Christmas.
Delicious Hand Washes
We absolutely love supermarket beauty - there are some treasures in those aisles. Take this gorgeous Pink Grapefruit Hand Wash from Waitrose, it's just £1 and is really lovely.
The packaging is simple - just what you want for the kitchen or bathroom sink - and it smells delicious. It doesn't dry hands out and just feels like a little piece of luxury for a lot less than it looks.
Fab Glamglow Treat
We love Glamglow, but it tends to be a bit pricey. So we've popped this money-saving Superstar Set on our Xmas list. It's £42 with products worth £92 (glamglow.co.uk), and it's a real treat.
Products include Supermud, GravityMud Glitter Pink, GravityMud Purple, a spatula and a stencil. It's a great night in, and your skin will thank you for it ...
Be Kind To Skin
Your Good Skin is a brilliant range, really well-priced with great formulas that really work. Keep a lookout for this ProVitamin Overnight Cream, £6.99 (Boots) - it supports the skin's natural process as you sleep, there's no oily residue in the morning and it leaves skin feeling smooth to the touch.
The rest of the range is also impressive, and it's gentle enough not to upset sensitive skin.
As Black Friday approaches and we're swamped with bargains, this fabulous buy from Benefit has sneaked in.
Benefit Superstar Collection is worth £76.50 and costs just £29.50 - a 60 per cent saving - at Boots from today. It's a boxed set with some of the brand's best-sellers that makes a brilliant gift. Products include full size BADgal Bang! (RRP £21.50), full size Hoola Bronzer (RRP £25.50), mini Gimme Brow shade 3.5 (RRP £10.50, mini Pore Pearl (RRP £10.50), mini Double The Lip in ...
If our eyes are looking good, it can make a difference to the whole face. So anything that helps to restore brightness, reduce lines and soothe puffiness is very welcome.
Dr Organic Hemp Oil Intensive Eye Serum, £8.99 (Holland & Barrett) does all those jobs for a bargain price. And it works well for those with sensitive skin or eyes that are easily irritated. Olive Leaf Extract and Jujube Seed Extract helps to improve skin renewal and encourage elasticity.
Use morning and night for ...
Protect Yourself …
The cold season is definitely upon us, so anything we can do to protect ourselves has to be a good thing. The Absolute Aromas range has some brilliant products to help keep the nasty bugs at bay.
This Prevention Aromatherapy Room Spray, £4.99 (absolute-aromas.com) is a mixture of Tea Tree, Cajeput, Ravensara and Niaouli, all of which are 100 per cent pure and undiluted. This is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-viral, so there's nothing chemical - all good stuff to fight the bad stuff.
Control And Cover Up!
Two of our favourite bargain brands have joined forces to create a fantastic concealer that will be a star product in our handbags this winter.
Collection and Witch have come up with the bargain Primed & Ready Anti-Blemish 2-In-1 Concealer, £4.99 (Superdrug) which helps to treat blemishes while covering them up.
The inner colour-correcting core neturalises redness while the outside shade disguises any nasty bits. Skin is calmed and the complexion is made more even in just one swipe. ...
Gorgeous Lips In An Instant
We want products to be as natural as possible, especially when they're on our lips - let's face it, there's a good chance we'll swallow some of our lip balm, so let's make it tasty.
MooGoo Tingling Honey Lip Balm (£3.99, moogooskincare.co.uk) is part of the brand's lovely bargain collection of natural products and contains menthol to give lips that fresh, tingly feel. For dry, chapped lips it contains allantoin which softens skin, as well as honey for its moisturising benefits. It smells ...
A Summer Scorcher
We're looking for a glow this summer. A proper luminous healthy, lovely glow. And as we all know, sparkling eyes can lift the whole complexion - and this Treasure Chest palette from Barry M, £12.99 (Superdrug from August 22) will do the job just nicely.
With 12 matte and metallic baked eyeshadows, these work brilliantly both dry and wet, with an eyeliner brush slightly dampened. The colours are just glorious, all natural and pretty for an ethereal look like you've made no effort at all. ...
Embrace The Blue!
Kim Kardashian recently brought blue eyeshadow back into the spotlight - and let's be honest, the iconic 70s look pop its head up every summer.
The great thing is that, applied properly, blue eye make-up will actually suit anyone, of any age, with any skintone or eye colour.
And Rimmel have just made it even easier to embrace the trend. Wonder'swipe, £6.99 (Superdrug) is a combined eyeshadow and eyeliner that's incredibly easy to apply, and can be built up or kept subtle, depending on ...
Save 50 Per Cent On Liz Earle
As you know, we love a bargain here, and this super Summer Bundle from Liz Earle is a real money-saver. With three products, worth £50.50, it's just £25 when bought on Boots online (boots.co.uk).
The products include Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer, Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash and Nourishing Botanical Body Cream - all brilliant for keeping skin hydrated and glowing over summer, and all fabulous quality. One of the best summer bargains we've come across this week ...
Bargain Urban Decay Lookalike
Urban Decay's Naked eyeshadow palettes are very special. The colours are beautifully well-thought-out, the palette itself is exquisite quality, and it lasts for months. But at £39.50, they're an investment - which is why we're well chuffed with this looky-likey product from Aldi.
The Naturals collection bears more than a passing resemblance to the Urban Decay palettes, and they're pretty good. The shades are very wearable, and at £5.99 (aldi.co.uk) they're just brilliant value.
Well worth ...