There’s always a feeling of excitement when I find a bargain. Most of these are available online so you don’t need to leave home to treat yourself.
1. PRIMARK BROWN MAKE-UP BRUSH SET
Part of the store’s new Wellness range focusing on using more sustainable materials, this bamboo-handled set is a nifty offering for a very reasonable price.
2. THE INKEY LIST OAT CLEANSING BALM
A gentle but effective and hydrating cleanser that leaves skin fresh and bright. A great find.
3. SANCTUARY SPA VITAMIN C GLOW BOOST BODY SERUM
A wonderfully lightweight body lotion from a new vitamin C-based range, this glides on, sinks straight in and gives skin a radiant boost.
4. ELF HYDRATING CAMO CONCEALER
A creamy full-coverage concealer that blends well. It has an oversized applicator designed to make it easier to contour and highlight – too big for me but each to their own. I tend to dab it on the back of my hand and then apply.
5. BEAUTY PIE JAPANFUSION BIO-CERAMIDE MOISTURE MASK
OK, this is a slight cheat on the cost front as you have to be a paid-up member to get it for this price. But this range alone is worth the Beauty Pie subscription. The name pretty much tells you everything: it’s a brilliant hydration hit.
6. COLLECTION YOU DO YOU CHEEK & EYE TINT
A lightweight, whipped-creamy texture that gives a hint of colour for a very natural look. A new favourite. Available in two shades: Flush and Bare.
7. LANOLIPS 101 OINTMENT MULTI-BALM MINTY
The usual lanolin and vitamin E rich lipcare formula but with a new (natural flavouring) minty zing to it.
8. JOHN FRIEDA HYDRATE & RECHARGE SHAMPOO
If your hair tends towards dryness this is a great option to help to transform straw into suppleness. There’s also an accompanying conditioner and mask.
9. PANTENE CHEAT DAY DRY SHAMPOO FOAM
One of my favourite hair finds ever. The nozzle can take getting used to, but once you’ve mastered it (don’t be shy with it) direct it at the roots then rub it in. Not only does it refresh but the mousse element gives great root lift.
10. BEAUTY LAUNDRETTE SOFT DELICATES MILKY BODY MOISTURISER
Fun packaging complete with an open and closed function on the nozzle, this has a lightweight texture and absorbs quickly. A fresh sweet sort of laundry fragrance but it dries down to something cheering.
Beauty assistant: Alice Robertson