Banish Lumps and Bumps!
It's that dreaded time when the tops of legs may well have to be put on show. And after months of keeping them covered up, the prospect is a little daunting.
If you've discovered lumpy, bumpy skin that you've been trying to ignore since Christmas, it's time to start looking after your legs, and you can make a difference. Really, you can.
Don't bother with super-expensive cellulite treatments - the cheaper versions often contain the same ingredients and do the same job for a fraction of ...
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 ...
Save On … Lip Gloss
We love liquid lipsticks, they're easy to apply, non-drying and with the right one, the colour can last for hours. It also means no extra lip gloss on top to get a shine.
The new Max Factor Colour Elixir Honey Lacquer collection, £9.99 each (Boots) is just lovely. There are eight very wearable shades including pink, flattering nude, bright red and deep purple, and each one is highly-pigmented, so the colours are true to what you see in the tube.
They create a smooth, lacquered look, ...
Handy Spray Hydrator
Moisturising the body is essential during summer months - and winter, for that matter - but during summer, skin is more exposed to drying elements.
If your excuse is time, then that one doesn't wash any more, with this fab Lacura Spray On Moisturiser, a bargain £1.99 from Aldi. There are, of course, others on the market, but this one's brilliant value.
It comes in Aloe Vera, Cocoa and Pure Oat, and is a really simple case of spraying it on to skin and leaving it to absorb. By the time ...
Genius Brush Cleaner
We're as guilty of not cleaning our make-up brushes regularly as we're sure you are. But we are aware that dirty brushes - think of the germs! - cause skin to become congested and encourage break-outs.
If you don't have time to lovingly clean brushes (and who does?), this handy Make Up Brush Cleaning Tool from The Vintage Cosmetic Company (£5.95, thevintagecosmeticcompany.com) might be the answer.
Made from silicone, the idea is that you add a little water and gentle shampoo to the mitt ...
Feed Skin For 99p
Peel-off masks are huge sellers, with Superdrug seeing sales five times higher than expected. Black masks are also big news at the moment, so this bargain Black Seaweed Peel-Off Mask (99p, Superdrug) ticks all the boxes.
Laver Seaweed and Sea Buckthorn cleanse the skin deep down, detoxifying and cleaning out pores after 10 - 20 minutes. It peels off easily, leaving skin feeling cleaner and brighter than before.
Instant Bright Eyes …
As spring is sprung we want everything to look brighter and more awake - including our faces. An instant, cheap way to open up the face is with false lashes, and Eylure has one of the best selections around.
Accents (£4.95, Superdrug) is one of the latest additions to the range, and it adds instant fullness and definition to the eyes. The lashes are reusable and easy to apply as they're curved to fit the shape of the eye. These are subtle enough to wear in the daytime and with a little ...
Fab Mini Nail Files
This little Mini Matchbook of Nail Files, 99p (Superdrug) is so pretty ... and really useful. They're brilliant for keeping in a handbag or by your bedside to smooth ragged nails, or when you have a spare moment on the train or while you're waiting for someone.
They come in three different versions, so at this bargain price you can afford to treat yourself to a few so you'll always have nail files handy,
Fight Blemishes The Natural Way
Adult acne doesn't have to mean lots of spots, it can mean recurring blemishes that are difficult to manage and take a long time to heal, increasing the chances of scarring.
A skin condition such as acne uses means an imbalance, which if corrected can make all the difference. Instead of spending a fortune on premium brands, natural remedies can work wonders - at a fraction of the cost.
Skin Flora Re-Balancing Serum, £12.95 (clarol.com) works to give skin a healthy flora - basically ...
Delicious Face Masks
Face masks are big business these days. There are so many variations in ingredients, formulas and application that it's one of the most competitive areas in beauty - which is great news for us consumers, as prices drop and innovative products flood out.
Our latest favourite is the iN.gredients range from Masque Bar. Each of the three bargain masks has different properties for varying skin needs.
The Charcoal Peel-Off Masque is to detoxify and deep-cleanse clogged or congested skin. The ...
We love Treacle Moon, its such a brilliantly-priced range that's great quality and it doesn't let the price compromise the ingenuity and thought behind it.
Take this Melon Shower Mousse, £3 (Tesco). It's a big bargain can of gorgeously-scented foamy mousse that makes a shower a pleasure, and it lasts for ages. There's also Coconut Shower Mousse, £3, Shea Body Butter Tube, £4, and Coconut Body Butter Tube, £4. All are lovely and the prices mean you can treat yourself to a selection and ...
The Scent Of Springtime
As spring approaches - and really it is - our thoughts are turning to light, pretty scents that make us think of flowering meadows and newborn chicks.
This Lavender Fields eau de toilette (£10, heathfield-ivory.com) comes in a classy glass bottle and is more than simply lavender.
Combined with violet, wild hops, sandalwood and amber, it's a warming and comforting version of the floral favourite. The woody undertones mean it isn't too sweet, which brings it bang up-to-date and it's a ...
Brand New Anti-Ageing Range … All Under £7
This is one to run out to the shops and buy immediately ... and we don't often say that.
This new anti-ageing range from Tesco is fantastic. A well-thought out bargain collection, all under £7, so you really can renew your whole skin and bodycare range and routine for about £25.
The range includes caviar-based products such as Caviar Face Cream and Caviar Eye Contour Cream - the most expensive products at £7 each - Body Firming Cream, £4, Repairing Cream, £6, and Cleansing Cream, ...
Love Heart Bubbles
This is a pretty treat for yourself as Valentine's Day approaches - and it's only £1.80.
This special edition Love Hearts Handwash (Boots), created with sweet-makers Swizzels, from Carex looks lovely by the kitchen sink. It smells exactly like the iconic sweets, but is also caring for hands, with moisturisers to keep skin soft and kills 99.9 per cent of bacteria.
If this one isn't up your street, there is also Strawberry Laces and Bubble Gum versions, which are a bargain sweet treat.
Bargain Beauty Oil
An all-purpose beauty oil is a great buy - it can be used on the body, on hands, nails, feet and just as a general pampering product.
This gorgeous Mandara Spa Oriental Retreat Beauty Oil is currently reduced from £7 to £4.50 at Sainsbury's, and is a great bargain. The scent is warming, with cedarwood and sweet orange and the consistency is perfect, with macadamia nut oil, moisturising sweet almond oil, and rosehip oil, all of which instantly soften and nourish skin.
This is a handy ...