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
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 johnfrieda.co.uk 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.