Category: Budget Buy

High-shine, glass-like nails seem to be the nail nod right now. The shinier the better is the mantra. Repeating this saying in my head while perusing Lifestyle, I stumbled across the Revlon counter that was crammed with their Parfumerie Nail Enamels. Eyes lit up, I bundled two in the basket and have been admiring my nails, so reflective I can almost see my face in them, since. Here’s a bit of backstory; every gal who I’ve quizzed on their lacquer choice recently has credited the Revlon Parfumerie Polishes and sung their praises. So here’s my report.

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I have a special place in my heart for The Body Shop and their strawberry body butter & I were great friends for the whole time I was at college. My first body butter crush! So I am pleased to say that the new The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Wash is great fun and pretty good! If you want to go for all out luxury in the shower then this beauty is totally for you! It’s so decadent and gorgeous and I love it! Check out the new The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Wash which is part of the brand new The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Collection that also features the Fuji Green Tea Body Lotion and the Fuji Green Tea Body Sorbet.

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I for one love a body-part specific, nourishment injecting, rich cream to slather on as a finishing touch before bed. It’s on those luxe little steps that elevates you from just slapping on some moisturiser to a pampering goddess and I tell you if I had a penny for every time I’ve caught Dad massaging in this hand cream while he thought I wasn’t looking I’d have very heavy pockets indeed – a pampering goddess in the making, who knew? The Body Shop Honeymania Hand Cream and L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream have been treating my hands and feet exclusively for the past few months and given their purse friendly credentials and permanent status in my stash it was about time they popped up in a ‘Budget Buy’…

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This may just about be the most plain and utterly simple post that will ever grace the pages here at G&M. ‘An ode to cotton buds? Has she gone mad?’, you may exclaim, but stick with me here as those little lengths of cotton clean-up, blendable bud goodness may just be about one of the handiest beauty tools out there and bloody cheap they are too. They’re one of those bathroom cabinet essentials that we take for granted until you’re getting ready at a friend’s and nonchalantly ask for one and their response is that they haven’t got any – my face looks a little like this. I have been mulling over their beauty functions for a few days and here is my final list of what I like to dig into my bowl of buds for…

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Bblunt is a truly brilliant hair care brand and so I was very pleased to see that they had launched a dry shampoo. Here’s the low down on the new Bblunt Back to Life Dry Shampoo. If you’re looking for something a little different from all the dry shampoo out there, then you need to check this out. It is really easy to use. You simply hold it in an upright position, open the cap and then gently squeeze the bottle to puff out the product.

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During a rambling conversation with my Dad that covered topics such as our favourites from The Big Band Theory (me – Penny, him – Sheldon) & tripods – exciting stuff, he told me that he’d got into a chat with one of my cousins who I haven’t seen for ages (shout out to Vaidehi!), about my blog. She said she loved having a read (thanks girl!), but did have one snippet of feedback – could I talk about cheaper products every now and again. She said she loved to treat herself but likes to be able to grab a beauty bargain on a more regular basis and would love to see what I’d recommend purchasing on such a trip. Well I’m all for some constructive feedback so here it is, a new category – ‘The Budget Buy’! Now these might not be the most regular of the features on the blog cause I want to make sure I’m bringing you the best of the budget edit, but I’ll aim to keep everything under a grand – cheap, cheerful and easy on the purse. For the first installment, two absolute gems from Maybelline…

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