Budget Beauty

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I thought I would share a few of my favourite budget beauty buys with you. Hopefully you might discover something new and hopefully, I can save you a few pennies! 🙂

  1. CeraVe – Currently on offer at £11.99 I don’t think I will ever use anything else for body moisturiser after finding this pot of magic. I am not too fond of scented body lotions, so finding an inexpensive, non-scented super-moisturising body cream that sinks in quickly and doesn’t irritate my skin, has been a dream.
  2. Silicone Body Scrubber – £4.99 I love using this silicone body scrubber in the shower. It has gentle exfoliation and is antibacterial and mildew free.
  3. Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Eyeliner – £5.99 I don’t actually use liquid eyeliner as I have hooded eyes and it just doesn’t work on me, but if I did, I would definitely use this. My daughter Liv wears very minimal makeup but she does love an eyeliner flick or wing, and swears by this eyeliner which really doesn’t budge once it’s on.
  4. Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush – £4.61 This is one of my favourite little pots of blush. I love the copper tone (actually I like the pink one too) and I apply it with a little brush to get a nice even finish on my cheeks.
  5. Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara – £10.99 This is my favourite budget mascara. I am currently using (and loving!) Lancome’s Hypnose (I bought this set) but I have stocked up on Masterpiece Max for when this one finishes.
  6. Batiste Brilliant Blonde Dry Shampoo – £3.99 This can of dry shampoo is brilliant for anyone with blonde hair and dark roots. It really is a great quick fix for roots. Batiste has always been one of my favourite brands for budget dry shampoo. I have tried them all and I think this beats some of the more expensive brands.
  7. Elvive Dream Lengths Shampoo – now £2.47 I tend to use slightly more expensive brands of shampoo on my colour treated hair, but I buy this for my girls and often end up using it when my stocks need replenishing.
  8. E45 Fast Absorbing Daily Lotion- £5.49 I was using this before I found CeraVe, and I still do, as often my local Superdrug has no stock of CeraVe. It’s great to have in the children’s bathroom as they all happily use it after showering.
  9. Stylista the Sleek Serum – £5.99 When it comes to styling hair with any kind of heat, I think it’s really important to use a heat protector. I don’t think it matters how much you spend, just as long as you protect the hair. This is enriched with Acai Fruit Extract and is tailored for use with hair straightening irons and helps protect hair from heat damage up to 230*C. 
  10. Aussie HairCare – £4.19 This is my other go to brand for budget shampoo and conditioner. I never like to use a particular shampoo for too long as I think the hair gets used to it, so I often use this to give my hair a change.
  1. NYX Professional Bare with Me Eyebrow Setter – £7 I tend to fill in my brows with pencil, but then I like to set them in place with a gel setter. If I don’t I see dark smudges of pencil above my eyebrow which isn’t a great look!
  2. Superdrug Intensive Foot Cream – £3.49 I was sent this to try recently and was really impressed. I use it at night on my feet which seem to have hardened during lockdown as I spend a lot of time barefoot. It does leave them feeling so much softer.
  3. The Ordinary Chia Seed Oil – £6.50 The Ordinary is a great brand if you are looking for budget skincare. I particulary liked this Chia seed oil for facial massage, but if you are looking to try something like retinol or vitamin c for the first time, the Ordinary is always a good place to start.
  4. Garden of Wisdom – Salicylic Acid – £10 from Victoria Health. Another great brand for budget beauty is Garden of Wisdom which I have always bought from Victoria Health. I used to use their Vitamin C and I loved it, but it has gone up in price due to it’s popularity. (Now £28 I think)
  5. Essie Nail Polish – 2 for £14 at Superdrug I am huge fan of Essie nailpolish. I have bought some slightly more expensive nail polishes recently and I am afraid they were disappointing in their longevity compared to Essie. My favourite colours are Ballet Slipper (also the Queen’s favourite, she’s been wearing it since 1989!) and Barefoot and Topless.
  6. Superdrug Foot Peeling Socks – Was £8.99 now £4.99 These definitely work at exfoliating the dead skin off your feet. You do need to use a few times but they work!

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