January 27, 2014

Stay tuned later this week for my high end beauty favourites, but for now, let's stick to the more purse-friendly options given that January is usually a frugal month for most.

These are the budget beauty items I've been picking up the most in the last month or so...

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Soap & Glory Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel, £13.
Smells good (though not my usual kind of shower gel scent), industrial size container that lasts forever. Does the job.

Timotei Brilliant Repair Shampoo & Conditioner, £1.99 each.
Absolute bargain of a product which smells divine and leaves my hair nourished and beautifully swishy.

The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes Palette 06, £16.
I used this a lot when I was in Dubai and the Canaries because I find it easier to wear shimmery shades when I've got a bit of a tan but I was really impressed by this little palette which is affordable and practical, as well as pretty.

Carmex Limited Edition Balm, £3.99.
I always come back to Carmex when my lips are struggling which they are right now. This cute packaging is a limited edition version from Selfridges, very cute addition to any make-up bag.

Pretty Quik Instant Nail Polish Remover, £2.50.
An obvious competitor to the Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover, but at a cheaper price point. Presumably it won't last as long but bloody hell does it do a good job. It's changed my manicure regime.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, £14.75.
It's been years since I used a bit of Liz Earle but I'm loving having this product back in my life. Soothing and effective, you really can't go wrong with it.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, £8.99.
I always come back to this drugstore favourite when I realise that spending £30+ on a high end foundation is silly when I've got this one which does the job perfectly. Remind me to immediately repurchase this when I've used it all up, please.

L'Oreal Superliner Black Lacquer, £6.49.
I know not everyone loves this but I do think that with liners, everybody is different and has a different liner that is perfect for them. This one makes cat eye liner easier for me so I'm sticking with it!

Lord & Berry Shining Lipstick, £18 for three.
Fell in love with these when I was abroad as on top of a balm they just give the tiniest bit of colour and they come in such beautiful shades. Big fan!

What are your budget beauty favourites? I'm always open to trying new products! Stay tuned for my high end or luxury favourites on Wednesday.

P.S. I've been trying super hard to have a post for you every other day - do you like this posting routine? I'd love some feedback.


  1. I really like the S&G shower gel, and I'm a big fan of LE's Cleanse and Polish also (: I've been loving Bourjois' Java Rice Powder as it just gives my skin a lovely glow (: also really like 17's phwoarr concealer and the entire Una Brenna Superfacialist range (:

  2. I love that Rimmel foundation too :)
    xx Stephanie (

  3. Thanks for this post! Nice to have good products which don't break the bank! x

    For inspiration, I have created a new website if you have a moment to check it out :-)

  4. I love the Timotei Shampoo! It's brilliant but not many people know of it! Liz Earle cleanse and polish is a must! X.

  5. love budget posts! these products are so good especially for their price! RR xx

  6. I've been wanting to try Liz Earle's cleanse and polish for a while now I'm going to have to buy it once my REN cleanser finishes. And I am liking the posting routine.

  7. I love soap and glory so much, the body mists smell so good.. the shower gel is also unreal.

  8. Soap and glory are such a great high-street brand and I would always go and get their shower gels.x Would you like to go and have a read of my blog

  9. Hello:) I have been reading through your blog and I am enjoying reading it lots! I love that you cover a whole range of topics, I haven't been able to find that on many other blogs. I totally agree with all of these choices especially the Soap and Glory - I love all of their products! I would love it so so much if you came and took a quick look at my blog if you have time! Looking forward to more posts:)xxx xx

  10. carmex ftw! im in disagreement about drugstore make up compared to higher end brands, especially in terms of how better foundations really illuminate your skin. I guess it is not so important though if you already have perfect skin!