Looking after yourself can be an expensive business. From top to toe we probably own at least 30 products that we use on a weekly basis. And if we’re going out, add on at least another 10 to that list.

But since money doesn’t grow on trees (sigh) sometimes we can’t go splashing the cash on all the super expensive products that promise lustrous locks, baby-like soft skin, strong nails, a buff body and a wrinkle free face.

Luckily there are some amazing budget beauty buys available for all the above, and we’ve picked out the ones that actually work. Read ahead for the products that won’t break the bank and will leave you sparkling from head to toe.

The Cleanser

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water // Boots


After trying numerous micellar cleansing products, I find that this one is the best for my sensitive, prone-to-flare-up skin. Leaves skin feeling so soft.


The Face Wash

Botanics All Bright Cleansing Foam Wash // Boots


This face wash leaves skin feeling silky smooth and without irritation. Perfect for your morning/ nighttime cleansing routine.


The Exfoliater

Nuxe Gentle Exfoliating Gel with Rose Petals // Cloud10Beauty


Our skin is a lot more sensitive during the winter months. This gentle exfoliator is perfect for coming into the colder weather, and promising suppler skin.


The Face Mask

L’Oreal Pure Clay Purity Mask // Cara Pharmacy


Relatively new to the market, these range of clay masks from L’Oreal have been well recieved by the beauty press and bloggers alike. And the colour is super potent so you actually feel like you’re in full pamper mode.


The Body Scrub

Nip + Fab De-Stress Blend Body Scrub //  Cloud10Beauty


Gentle enough not to irritate skin, but strong enough to scrub and leave you with super soft, scrubbed skin. And who doesn’t need a bit of stress relief at this time of year eh?


The Moisturiser // Face

No 7 Essential Moisture Day Cream // Boots


Enriched with Elderflower and Vitamins E and F, this moisturiser is great for most skin types and leaves the skin feeling soft and refreshed daily.


The Moisturiser // Body

Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Spray Moisturiser // Cara Pharmacy 


Literally spray and go. Sometimes I lie in bed and do it. Simples.


The Shampoo and Conditioner

L’oreal Elvive Fibrology Shampoo and Conditioner // Meaghers Pharmacy 


This is literally the best budget, thickening range on the market right now. Obviously no guarantees that you’ll end up with a mane like Blake Lively’s, but pretty close.


The Hair Mask

Anatomicals Giving Good Head Deep Conditioning Hair Mask // Cloud10Beauty


Not only do we love the cheeky, innuendo-filled name – but this hair mask is perfect for the people who style their hair a lot. Leaving your mane feeling well conditioned and (almost) back to normal.


The Tan

Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan  // Cara Pharmacy


Does exactly what it says on the tin. You’ll be a golden goddess in no time.


The Wonder Product

Waxperts Pads // Waxperts


I often wonder how we lived without this product before? Perfect for treating ingrown hairs wherever they may be, and any unsightly lumps and bumps. It really is the business.


So many amazing products that are budget-friendly, so no excuses for not pampering yourself silly.


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