5 budget beauty buys you need in your bathroom. Now

Nikki Parkinson Life 14 Comments

I have to buy an $1800 clutch tomorrow and it’s not from Prada.

Yes, sadly, my faithful Subaru Forrester said enough was enough and conked out in the middle of a busy intersection on my way home from the school run. The phone call from the mechanic was enough to make me cry into my budget spreadsheet (you got me … I made that bit about the budget AND the spreadsheet up).

But if I did have a budget, I’d be squeezing the life out of it right now, the best way I know how.  Through some savvy supermarket purchases.  Specifically budget beauty purchases.

Yep, there is absolutely no need to sacrifice skin and hair styling for the sake of a melting credit card.  Simply slip these six into your trolley under the home brand pasta … I won’t tell a soul.

1.  Dove Foaming Make Up Remover ($10.99).  Love this fine foam which goes on like a velvet glove.  You actually WANT to take your makeup off before bed.

2. TRESemme Naturals Lightweight Mousse ($8.35).  I’m liberal with my mousse when I’m after a bit of volume.  No worries about wasting money with this one – plus it’s dye-free.

3.  L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin (mini $4.95).  It’s commonly called “liquid gold” by stylists and it’s been around for 50 years.  Elnett is so your go-to hairspray.  Love that I can keep this one handy for pesky fly-aways on the run.

4.  Olay Regenerist Anti-aging eye roller ($49.99).  Ok, so not technically budget but it is when compared with similar products in the luxe market .  In less than a minute, it’s given my bags the boot … and after the weekend I’ve had, that’s saying something.

5.  Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturiser ($24.99). This is new from Aveeno’s Ultra-Calming range. It’s fast absorbing and perfect for dry, sensitive skin thanks to the addition of feverfew.  Snaps for including an SPF 15 too.

Have you tried a great budget beauty product lately? Please send me your tips … or a new clutch.  I’m not fussy.

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  1. I believe that on these three brands: Olay, Dove and Loreal. They have been included in my daily regimen and I feel good with them.

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  2. I second the Cetaphil. Chick at the Estee Lauder counter recommended it which blew my socks off. If I was wearing any. I got over my bobby socks with heels phase a little while ago.

    As for the clutch, I feel your pain my love. Happened to me a few weeks ago. MPS tells me it was my birthday present.

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      My teens use Cetaphil – works a treat in helping keep zits in check. Not fair that the clutch was your birthday present – I suspect my new clutch will be mine too – even though birthday not till June!!!

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  3. Cetaphil love it. Also have tried that eyeroller and can vouch for it. And Vaseline Intensive Care in the brown bottle. Smells like cupcakes. Love xx

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