10 September 2009

Beauty bargains

I've always been a drugstore rather than department store girl when it came to skincare and toiletries. I've tried brands like Clinique and Lancome but I found that they didn't make my skin any nicer and there are plenty of products that do the job just as well for me from the high street. So I thought I'd do a post about some of my favourite products for a fiver or less.

Superdru
g vitamin E nourishing night cream (about £2)
I've been using this for years and it's amazing. It's a lovely cream that's not too heavy or light and sinks into the skin really nicely. It's never made me break out in spots (even during the teenage years) and makes my skin really soft and moisturised. I originally brought this as I wanted something a bit richer for my cheeks (which can get dry if not moisturised properly) but I apply it all over and unless I use too much it gets absorbed really easily and doesn't leave an oily residue in the T zone. Definitely worth checking out.

The body shop hemp hand protecter (£4.85)
This stuff was a life-saver last year. As part of my medical degree I have to spend a lot of time in hospital on the wards. This means I am constantly washing and applying alcohol gel to my hands which is extrememly drying. I found that applying this overnight and using a cheap Aldi handcream a few times throughout the day was enough to keep them soft and moisturised. It's a very rich cream so you only need a little bit each time. Because it's very rich I didn't like using it during the day as it made my hands slippery but was the perfect rich overnight treatment for my poor hands.

No 7 Cleanse and care eye make up remover (£2 with a £5 off voucher)
Ok so this is sorta cheating as the product is £7 but Boots are always doing those vouchers so you never have to pay full price. This makes removing eye make up so easy, just squirt some onto a cotton pad and hold over the eye then dab to remove. Check out an earlier post for a full review.

Soap and glory clean on me (£5)
A really nice and luxorious shower gel. I only need to apply a pump of this onto a shower puff to create lots of lather so a bottle will last for ages. It has a lovely fragrance and leaves my skin feeling soft. It has a built in body lotion so is perfect for those days when you don't have time to apply body lotion. Like all soap and glory products the comes in quirky pink packaging and is often on offer in Boots.


Let me know if you have any beauty favourites as I'm a complete product junkie and love trying out new products :)

10 comments:

  1. Hi, what a great post ! Thank you - it's perfect. Cool site too - thank you for sharing it. Best wishes & great to meet you (as it were)....

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  2. Where do you get the hemp cream for 485? xxx

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  4. On the body shop website the 30ml is priced at £4.85 and last year they had the 100ml on offer at half price so they might do it again x

    http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk/_en/_gb/catalog/product.aspx?ParentCatCode=C_BathBody&CatCode=C_BathBody_HandsFeet&prdcode=24243m

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  5. I've been using that shower gel- the mini sized one. I love it! All their products smell soooo good :) xx

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  6. Daisy- The mini shower gel was what introduced me to the brand :) It's great isn't it x

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  7. I love Soap and Glory Products, think i'm going to Boots to get this at lunch!! x

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  8. Sadie- did you end up getting the product? Let me know how you get on with it x

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  9. I love this superdrug moisturiser too its brilliant and so cheap!

    The day version with spf is just as good, really light and makes the skin radiant with healthy glow, without sparkly glitter bits!

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  10. Kylie- Its great isn't it. I keep looking at the day one then leaving it just in case its too sparkly,it sounds lovely though, products that give you a radiant glow are always good! x

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