BAR­GAIN BEAUTY buys THAT Re­ally work

The £0 hair up­date It’s dark, it’s cold, it’s the end of Jan­uary and our fi­nances are a bit worse for wear. But be­ing a short on cash doesn’t have to mean scrimp­ing on your beauty rou­tine. We’ve got the best bits to get you look­ing great for less

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newflash! Show­ing off your roots is now a trend. yup, our prayers have been an­swered. the clever clogs over at John Frieda have cre­ated a zero-up­keep colour that looks like you’ve just left your hair to grow out. Coin­ing it the Fade Out, this tech­nique soft­ens and blends your re­growth us­ing a toner that blurs the colours to­gether. So now you can press pause on that hair ap­point­ment and let your roots show (cos it’s cool now), or you can head to your near­est John Frieda sa­lon and get pro­fes­sion­ally rooted, from £125 for half a head or £225 for a whole head. Visit john­ for more.

The £ 2 does-it-all

Cleanser, mois­turiser, hair mask, teeth whitener – our num­ber one scrimp ’n’ save beauty buy is the hum­ble pot of Asda Ex­tra Vir­gin Co­conut Oil,

£2.35. It might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you’re low on cash, but the so­lu­tions to a whole host of beauty dilem­mas re­ally do sit in­side this one jar.

Smother it over your strands be­fore bed to wake up with softer, smoother hair. Use it to re­move your make-up and hy­drate dry win­ter skin. It can even be used to whiten your teeth – pop a spoon­ful in your mouth and swish it around for 5-10 min­utes. There re­ally is noth­ing it can’t do, so we sug­gest you grab a pot or two.

The £ 12 fa­cial

it’s not just our bank ac­count that’s taken a hit this month – our skin is in tur­moil too. but frankly a fa­cial is just a lit­tle out of our price range. en­ter Starskin VIP The Gold Mask, £12.50 – the mask to trump all masks. this lit­tle gem will quite lit­er­ally trans­form your skin in un­der 20 min­utes. you know how soft, smooth, even and plump your skin is af­ter you’ve had your fa­cial­ist pum­mel away at it for an hour? this mask will get your skin look­ing and feel­ing just as good, we swear. your new­found glow won’t just last the day, ei­ther – ex­pect bet­ter skin for the rest of the week.

£ 5 nose job

We’re all for non-sur­gi­cal make-up tricks and this is the se­cret nose con­tour­ing weapon for beauty blog­gers and those in the know. LA Girl

PRO. Con­ceal, £5, comes with a brush tip so it’s re­ally easy to ap­ply. Choose one that’s a shade or two darker than your skin tone.

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