All tested or bought by yours truly, here are 10 items in the shops at the moment that are worth saving your money for! From bargain to blowout, you choose the items that fit your budget…
1. Clinique Clarifying Lotion
Only £23 for 400ml and guaranteed to make your skin feel smoother! At Clinique stands, they will be able to tell you your skin type and advise on the best products. Coming from someone who uses this daily, I couldn’t live without it!
2. Body Shop moisturising foundation
At £13, it’s a bit more expensive than your average foundation but a lot less than ones by high end brands like Dior. The Body Shop’s moisture foundation is a healthier alternative for your skin with SPF15 and gives you full face coverage with a softer and smoother feel. Luckily, you can save on the hassle of trying to find the right skin tone as the Body Shop give free makeovers!
3. London postcard purse from Accessorize
From a Londoner with love…You may have seen it on TV or been one of the lucky millions that visit the city every year. Now you can have your very own souvenir without paying for the ridiculous train journey! This London postcard purse has all the famous attractions from Big Ben to St. Paul’s Cathedral and is big enough to fit all your loose change. At just £8, it’s a quirky little accessory for girls who love London.
4. Floral diary from Paperchase
As summer approaches and hopefully the nice weather that comes with it, how about a new vibrant diary to document the highs and lows of British summertime. Starting in July 2011, it takes you right through to September 2012. At only £6.50, you can scribble all day long to your heart’s content!
5. Boots’ Pink Cow bath and shower gel
I use this stuff religiously! It smells good enough to eat and comes in a big bottle that lasts at least a couple of months. For only £3.05, it’s a bargain too. If you’re not a fan of mint then it’s also available in Vanilla Biscuit, Gingerbread, Strawberry Sundae, Coconut Creme and Lemon Cheesecake! Yummy.
6. Maybelline Line Definer
This line definer glides like a pen, making it easier to create smooth dramatic lines across your eyes, without the awkward messiness of liquid liner. At just £5 from Boots, it’s a bargain!
7. Frontcover Rainbow Eyes Kit (Exclusive to Boots)
This £16 make up box gives you the option of natural browns, a smoky effect, feminine chic and even a brave neon look. Whatever your mood, rainbow eyes allows you to experiment. The only disadvantage is that you can’t take out the individual colours, so Frontcover has made small pots too!
8. Wilkinson’s Sword Quattro bikini razor
Forget the hassle of painful waxing with a cheaper and equally effective alternative. And with a razor and a trimmer, it gives you more options! Just £9.69 from Boots or local supermarkets.
9. Sony Cyber-shot digital camera
If like me you like taking photos, then this camera is for you! The sweep panoramic settings allows you to capture full landscapes or cheesy snapshots! It’s a bit more expensive than your usual compact digital at £239 but if you have a bigger budget, then why not treat yourself!
10. Nails Inc Limited Edition nail polish
I love pastel nails but can never find the right shades. This £11 baby blue nail polish from Nails Inc gives complete nail coverage and lasts much longer than your usual 2 day varnish. Nails Inc have so many colours to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice!