Fab Gift Under £10
It's that time when we all start scrabbling around trying to find lovely gifts for not very much money.
A gift set is always a good bet - they can be great value for money, and they look lovely. They're also a treat that not many of us buy for ourselves, which is what a gift is all about.
We love this Moroccan Rose Mini Treats set from Argan+, £9.50 (waitrose.com). The products are beautiful - Bath Soak, Lip Balm, Body Wash and Body Butter, everything needed for a pampering evening.
Gorgeous Designer Lip Tint
This is quite possibly the loveliest little tin we've come across. Vaseline and designer Lulu Guinness have teamed up for a limited edition collection of lip products and hand cream in the cutest keep-forever packaging.
This Poppy Doll Face Tinted Lip Therapy Tin, £2.99, contains red tinted Vaseline, which gives enough of a hint of colour to brighten the whole face. And of course, lips get the moisture and hydration they so desperately need at this time of year, so there's no drying or ...
Change Your Look … For £2.99
A flick of an eyeliner can completely change your look - and if you work with the shape of your eyes, it can make a massive difference.
Collection ambassador and celebrity make-up artist Francesca Neill has come up with tips on how to create a whole new bespoke look in 30 seconds ...
CLOSE SET EYES = Double Wing
FRANCESCA SAYS: This is a really fun look to play with for a night out! A winged end will draw attention towards the outer edge of the eye, making them appear wider apart. ...
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.
The Perfect Palette
If you find the right eyeshadow palette it's like gold dust - sometimes literally. It can last for months, and help create all kinds of different looks.
We've found a lovely brand, Skinnydip, and this excellent palette, There She Glows, £12.50 (Boots) which is a mix of matte and metallic shades that are just perfect for darker days and party nights.
Use the shades wet as liner along the top lashline, and dry swept across the eyelid, and there are just the right mix of shades for natural ...
Banish Those Blemishes
The trouble with spots and blemishes is trying to soothe the redness at the same time as covering up the unsightly marks.
The new Witch Green Colour Correction Stick, £4.99 (Superdrug) is a handy purse-sized stick that does both those jobs, neutralising redness with a green tone while using witch hazel to soothe and calm skin.
The chunky crayon is great for precision application, and is then easily blended so foundation on top is all you need for barely-there blemishes.
Zoella’s Winter Wonders
We love Zoella and her super-value beauty products. Everything has attention to detail and a little quirkiness that makes them a pleasure to use.
Her winter range is all around snow and winter cosiness - and it's well-priced. This lip balm duo is one of our favourites at £7 (Superdrug). With peony and mint, there's one balm to soften and another to add sparkle. There are some fabulous products in the range - watch this space for more of our favourites.
Natural Skincare At Great Prices
Our philosophy is, if you can go natural, why wouldn't you?
Price can be a barrier to using quality organic skincare, but the Botanics range is well-priced, fantastic quality, with a great selection of products.
And post-summer, as skin heads into deep, dark winter, our complexion needs all the help it can get. Check out the collection - this Softening Cleanser is just £6.99 (Boots), and nourishes skin with organic rosehip extract. The formula is 82 per cent organic, which is good enough ...
Happy Birthday To The Ordinary!
The Ordinary is one of our favourite brands - it's incredible value and quality, and does exactly what it promises on the bottle.
And now, a year after launching, with more than five millions products sold, and one product being sold every 5.5 seconds, The Ordinary is officially a huge success.
It's ASOS' best-selling beauty brand, and no wonder. With loads of bargain products under £10, and many for much less, it caters to every single possible skincare. Our favourite hero product is ...
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!
Soothe Post-Summer Skin
What we need now we're edging into autumn is lots of comfort skincare, a bit like comfort eating, but a lot better for you.
Products that hydrate, brighten and soften skin are most welcome after a summer of exposing parts of ourselves that won't see the light of day again for months.
We love this Odylique Aloe Vera Body Wash, £9 (odylique.co.uk), a soothing combination of aloe vera juice, extra virgin olive oil and calendula that works to ease skin irritations and get deep into skin to ...
Supersoft Souffle …
Does this little pot not just make you want to dip your fingers straight in and feed your face? From the outside, we mean ...
We're big fans of primers, they do a brilliant job of smoothing the complexion and making foundation look better and last longer. But we've never come across a lovelier one this this B. MakeUp Priming Souffle, £9.99 (Superdrug). It's the kind of primer we imagine fairies would use, all soft and marshmallowy, instantly absorbing into skin and making it feel all soft ...
Brightening Potion At A Bargain Price
Glycolic acid is a wonder ingredient - it instantly brightens skin, helps to prevent fine lines and wrinkles and combats oily patchy and uneven skintone.
If you look at the ingredients in premium products, many contain glycolic acid - so this Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic, £5.99 (Superdrug), which contains five per cent of the super-duper acid, is a bargain.
It has the same amount of acid as Pixi Glow Tonic - which is almost double the price at £10. Use this after cleansing to give ...
Free Make-Up Worth £15!
If you fancy a summer treat - and why not? - look out for this brilliant offer from Sleek Make-Up, starting today.
Spend £12 or more on Sleek products and get a free gift worth £15. We say this is brilliant because it's a very usable gift, so worthwhile spending a little to get it.
It includes three of the brand's best-selling products - i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette in All Night Long, Lip VIP Lipstick in Show Off and Dip It Eyeliner in Black. Get in there quick to get the offer at either ...
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 ...