January Bargain Beauty Favorites 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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Face & Body
Hair
Botanics All Bright Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes | Tea Tree Oil | The Body Shop Rain forest Conditioner |Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel | The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel | Samy Fat Hair Thickening Spray | Hask Argan Hair Oil, Garnier Pure Active Face Wash | Aldi Renew Q10 Day Cream | Mudd Original Face Mask | 

Since gaining my trust back into beauty products (mainly skincare) I'm continuously in search for ones that actually make a difference and that i can then into my regime. But I'm not one to rush out and buy the latest beauty craze that's repeatedly reviewed and splashed over every other blog. However I will admit i do tend to research most products before i buy them to gain an average rating, in which sites like She Said Beauty and Make Up Alley are great for seeking a star rating along with a mini review (which saves time reading!). The products I've listed above are ones that I've been using continuously through out January and will be purchasing again!

Face & Body 

Botanics All Bright Cleansing Wipes £3.49- These are by far the best makeup remover wipes I've bought. They're perfect for removing waterproof eye makeup as the material is super soft and moist (I hate that word). Which unlike most convenience makeup remover wipes you don't have to irritate your eyes trying rub off your makeup with a half dry wipe and finding most of its still stuck on.

Tea Tree Oil £1.99 - Natures very own anti-septic. Tea tree oil for me is my skin care savior when I'm breaking out. It dries out the skin so when dabbed over spots, clears any reddening, shrinks or makes them magically disappear! Highly recommend pooping one into your makeup bag.

The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel £2.00- I'm not one for using shower gels they're usually completely pointless. You lathing it over your body and before you know it all that effort is wasted and washed away leaving the scene in the air for about 5 seconds. However I got this at Christmas not only does it smell heavenly but to my surprise the scent actually stays on your skin after you've dried off! That's got to be some kind of shower gel wizardry right?

Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel £20- My favorite beauty product of all time. An easy, quick and effortless way to completely remove any trace of makeup without rubbing, scrubbing or spending 15 minutes in front of the mirror. The product itself is (as the name says) a thick gel that your massage into the face - dry. You then add water and taa-dar it creates a foam which melts the makeup and any excessive oils. It leaves your skin super soft and deeply moisturized. I cannot recommend it enough.

Aldi Renew Anti Wrinkle Q10 Day Cream £1.99 - Scrap you get what you paid for with beauty products, because honestly you don't. This stuff is better than most moisturizers I'e used that have ranged from £5-£20. I found that it doubles as a makeup primer as due to its anti-wrinkle properties it fills in any lines and scars as well as sinking in quickly. I have dry-combination skin and this stuff leaves my skin moisture quenched for the whole day without leaving a shine.

Garnier Pure Active Exfo-Brusher Wash £7.99 - Not the type of product I'd ever of thought would be in my beauty favorites  To me it looks as though it would be loaded with chemicals that'd lead me to break out but the brush and salicylic acid swayed me to purchase it as a effective and efficient product to add to my regime. I love it. Its great for getting rid of dead and dry skin cells, removed all traces of makeup and gives your face a little massage to get the blood flowing. Since using it I've rarely had any break outs and its brightened my skin.

Mudd Original Face Mask £4.99 - I've only recently began loving face masks. They've never usually done anything for me except be overly messy apply it and a pain in the ass taking it off. However on a whim and after reading reviews i picked up this little helper from Boots. Its actually lasted me 11 uses so far, so unless I've got a small face your getting more for your money! The product itself is really thick and easy to smooth over the face. I love the tightening feeling it has when drying and once removed my skin feels stripped of all dirt and grime and super soft. I also found it minimized any breakouts as well as lessening the redness.

Hair 

The Body Shop Rain Forest Conditioner £6.50This product contains honey, nut oil and coconut oil so smells divine . Its been my favorite hair conditioner for years as it softens my hair without weighing it down. Its directed at dry and damaged hair types but i wouldn't recommend it if your hair is fine as i can imagine with all the oils it might be too moisturizing.

Samy Fat Hair Thickening Spray £5.99 - My hair is pretty thick as it is but because there's so much of it i find that my roots get weighed down and so my hair shape looks something resembling a pear (flat on top and big on the bottom). I like the volume of the middle-bottom therefor i swear by this stuff. It adds volume to my roots allowing my hair to match up with the rest. I found its best used on wet hair, massage into the roots and then dry your hair upside down to gain that "umph". It isn't sticky and doesn't leave any product residue. Big thumbs up Samy brand!

Hask Argan Hair Oil £1.99 - This little bottle of glory works better than most popular brands I've used and you can grab it in Primark! Some hair oils I've found to be too (funnily enough) oily and sometimes sticky, leaving my hair feeling like its not been washed. And although this bottle seems quite small it lasts for ages. Small but mighty? I only really use it on the ends of my hair which are prone to being damaged/ dry and it works a treat. It leaves my hair ends feeling soft and with a healthy shine, almost as though its quenched the thirst for nourishing!

Let me know your opinions if you buy or already use any of my January favorites!

Beki Xo
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6 comments:

  1. Ohh, glad you like the Botanics wipes. I bought some the other day to use on the long haul flight I'll be on next week just to help freshen me up and take off my make-up once on the plane.
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    1. They would be a great choice to take on holiday x

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  2. Great post hun. I have similar hair issues and have tried lots of volumising products, but never the Samy fat one, will give it a go! X


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    1. Thanks. Its really annoying isn't it? Hair dressers just love to chop into it to thinner it and i want to keep the thickness. This product really saved my hair :) x

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  3. Love the sound of the Clarins Cleansing Gel, is it similar to Liz Earle cleanse and polish but a gel rather than cream formula?

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    1. Exactly year i found it to be much better. Its really easy and my go to product when im in a rush to take my makeup off or cant be bothered :) x

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