BEST BEAUTY BUDGET BUYS
If like most of us, you are on a budget and expensive skincare or makeup is more of a luxury than a regular occurrence , there is no need to fret you can still take care of your health and beauty needs with great products that really work without breaking the bank.
CARMEX ORGINAL LIP BALM £2.60
Seven of these lip balms are sold every minute in Britain and 130 Carmex products sold every minute world wide, and I can certainly see why.
This little yellow pot certainly needs no introduction but I feel deserves one….
It was first introduced in the US in 1937 by a man called Alfred Woelbing and the brand is now over 75 years old, Alfred suffered from dry chapped lips and with a knowledge of kitchen chemistry Alfred handmade his special formula which he carefully poured into small glass pots. He began to sell Carmex out of the back of his car to Pharmacists and the demand just grew and grew.
Its definitely a beauty must have containing menthol, camphor and beeswax leaving the lips feeling nourished, conditioned and protected from the elements all year round!
ATRIXO REGENERATING TREATMENT £5.99
The ultimate hand cream for rough hands is light fast to absorb, yet leaves hands so soft. This cream is ideal for when your hands are at their most sore and chapped. It is perfect for healing when they have been working hard in the home and garden and have been exposed to the harmful effects of the daily elements causing them to become extremely dry.
BATISTE DRY SHAMPOO £3.99
Off all the dry shampoo’s I have tried even the most expensive ones that promise so much, I will always find Batiste Dry Shampoo comes out top. Spray on to second day hair to banish grease and gives roots a boost, then massage in to the hair with your fingers.
Boosting the body of the hair, it gives dull lifeless hair the make over it deserves without the hassle of water.
KNEIPP ARNICA JOINT & MUSCLE RESCUE BATH £9.95
Loved by Cat Deeley “Restless nights be gone”
Wonder of a product, this bath product provides soothing all over relief for joints and muscles, with the ingredient Arnica which is a natural anti-inflammatory it is great to use for relief after sports. The whole body benefits from its revitalizing, soothing and warming effects with additional sunflower oil to moisturize the skin.
Its soothing effects have earned the arnica flower a place of high honor, beneficial for circulatory problems and strengthens the body’s defenses, eases tension and muscle pain.
So if you haven’t already tried this budget gem I would suggest at under £10 to give it a go!!
LABORATOIRES BOIRON HOMEOPLASMINE £9.95
A make-up artist favorite to soothe any kind of irritation from insect bites to allergic reactions and sore noses from colds. Using homeopathic ingredients that include :-
Calendula, Phytolacca ( used by native America Indians), bryony and Benzoic, it certainly is a “healing balm”.
GOSH CLICK N CONCEAL £6.99
We all love YSL Touche Éclat but at £25 it is pricey, every time I clicked with no response and realized it was empty I could have cried!! Then I came across this wee beauty with a great price tag saving me £18.01 a time. Who doesn’t love a bargain with great results?
This great saver contains tiny light particles, this liquid pen concealer can be used to banish shadows and dull looking skin whilst adding radiance, luminosity and lift.
It may be cheap and cheerful but I can tell you this little beauty can revive and rejuvenate even the most tired looking face.
NO 7 LIPLINER IN NUDE £6.75
Unless you wish to look like a 1980s throwback, please steer as far away from your lip liner being darker than your natural lip color.
Get it spot on by following actress Kiera Knightley lead and use her favorite pencil easily sourced at Boots.
” No7 Lip Liner in Nude is the perfect colour”
TOPSHOP GLOW HIGHLIGHTER £9
A glowing complexion for under £10?? Count me in !!
This high lighter from Topshop will give you an instant radiance boost. I just love the creamy texture, if you have fair skin like myself opt for “Polish”, other skin tones should try “Gleam”
NO 7 STAY PERFECT LIPSTICK BY BOOTS £9.95
No 7 Stay Perfect Lipstick, my colour is PILLARBOX RED , I have to say it stays on for a whole day without needing to be reapplied and I don’t end up eating it if I want to have a meal.
Its amazing stuff!!
AVENT MOISTURISING NIPPLE CREAM £5.99
What, I can hear you all exclaim?? In seriousness though it is excellent for dry, cracked lips or even heels, actually I would go as far as to say you cant do better than this.
Dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting said those words, but I certainly agree with him.
It is great value for money and is free of the irritants like menthol
So in the interest of protecting your pennies, hopefully after hearing about the best selection of budget friendly products that are as high performing and complexion perfecting as their top quality counter parts, and with effects as professional as these,nobody need ever know you paid a fraction of the price!