Hey everyone and happppyyyyy Christmas!! It’s officially December and I am festive AF this year, I could burst with excitement for the next few weeks.
I know I haven’t blogged in about a month or so, but I was just really busy and feeling quite uninspired for a while. I’ll not dwell on that too much though, as I know everyone has weeks like that but I’m back and I’m full of inspiration.
This post is a little different and I’m talking all things hair, skincare and beauty. I am not a lover of spending a fortune on anything really, so if I can find a bargain I will.
The products I’ve listed below I have bought time and time again and can 100% vouch for them, I love them and they work really well for me, but I know everyone is different so if you don’t like them, don’t blame me! Haha!
1. Pro:Voke Professional Hair Care Touch of Silver shampoo
For any fellow blondes out there, you will understand the love/hate relationship of trying to keep your hair going brassy.
I love this shampoo and I have tried loads!! It’s £2.99 in most chemists, it’s super thick and really works. I couldn’t live without it.
I usually leave it on for around 10-20 minutes two or three times a week and it keeps the brassiness at bay.
2. White to Brown instant tan
Ok so I don’t buy this in the Chemist, but it’s the same difference! 😂
This White to Brown instant tan is an absolute life saver and only costs around £6-7 from Sally’s. I normally have developing tan on over the weekend, but for those last minute nights out this stuff is amazing.
Super dark, no streaks and it doesn’t mark if it’s raining. It’s a beautiful olive colour with no orange in sight and I just love it.
3. Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads
When it comes to skincare, I want proper results and anything with a light acid cleanser involved, I am sold! Who wants that layer of dead skin hanging around? Not me.
After trying out loads of different acid infused cleaners and exfoliaters, I have reached for these time and time again. They are really inexpensive and work just as well as any of the higher end ones. Just don’t use them on the sensitive eye area.
They were crowned 2017’s Reveal Beauty Hotlist winner and are currently £2.95 on Superdrug’s website. You can read more about them here.
4. Boots Intense Deep Cleanse Facial Mask
Believe it or not, but I’ve had this tiny little tube about six months now, and it’s still going strong!
This charcoal mask is infused with tea tree and witch hazel and I love it!! I would use it once or twice a week, depending how much pampering I can fit into seven days, but I would definitely recommend.
A tiny bit goes a long way and the tea tree and witch hazel really help breakouts around my chin area.
5. PS Facial Oil
I picked this facial oil up in Primark when I was in Newcastle a month ago and it’s not even half finished yet. A few drops at night really go along way.
This wee tube cost just £4 if my memory serves me right and I love it. I will definitely be buying this again.
At night time after taking off my make up and cleansing my face, my skin can feel really tight and dry, especially with the colder weather. I love slapping this on and massaging it into my skin before putting on my night cream. However, I wouldn’t use it in the morning before putting on my make up as it is quite rich and might disturb your foundation.
So there you have it, my top 5 beauty/skincare and haircare bits that won’t cost you the earth. Do you have recommendations for anymore bargains? Leave me a comment below.
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Lots of love, X