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Producs that arw cheap as chips but beauty gold?

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Allthingspretty Sat 03-Aug-13 10:36:32

I am seriiously impreased with;
Boots Botanics moisturiser SPf 15 sinks in lovely and doesnt leave my skin greasy

George at Asda gel nail polish -no chipping so far after three days

ChocsAwayInMyGob Sat 03-Aug-13 10:55:20

Superdrug hand cream is great and cheap too! There are some excellent perfumes around for under a tenner too.

BitchyRestingFace Sat 03-Aug-13 11:06:25

Angels on Bare Skin exfoliating cleanser from Lush. Hero product. Maybe not cheap as chips (unless they are expensive gourmet chips grin ) but I'd happily pay double the price as it is so good and lasts ages.

Shea butter. A few quid for a big pot and it's gorgeous, especially slathered all over winter skin after a bath.

Dr Bronner's liquid soap. Again, not dirt-cheap, but certainly not expensive. Brilliant stuff. I use it in the shower, in the kids' bath, for hand-washing and sometimes for cleaning.

ZolaBuddleia Sat 03-Aug-13 11:11:23

Garnier BB cream. Much much better than the Clinque CC one or the LRP BB.

ENormaSnob Sat 03-Aug-13 11:21:01

Garnier gradual tan. Better than st tropez imo.

Olay spf 15 daily moisturiser. About a fiver for 100mls and i love it.

Asda spray suncream.

MadBusLady Sat 03-Aug-13 11:46:45

Collection Gel nail varnish from Superdrug. I think it's about £3 which seems to count as cheap as chips for nail varnish these days confused Idiot-proof brush.

Flexitol, especially the foot and leg moisturiser

Aveeno body lotion

Superdrug Vitamin E face oil


Tiny tube of Aveda Hand Relief - it's not cheap (about £6.50 for a tiny tube) but it is so lovely to use that it is worth it

Deep Heat

Max Factor cream blusher - the one that is bright, bright pink in the pot

Revlon nail varnish

MadBusLady Sat 03-Aug-13 11:49:56

I second Garnier BB cream as well.

And how could I forget my Boujois Healthy Mix foundation? About a tenner and it is going to be the first foundation I ever buy twice - and have tried lots of high end ones over the years including Bare Minerals and Bobbi Brown which are supposed to be the best. They isn't smile

StupidFlanders Sat 03-Aug-13 11:54:15

False eyelashes.

KatieScarlett2833 Sat 03-Aug-13 11:55:51


Allthingspretty Sat 03-Aug-13 12:15:10

Corn silk powder
Boots face wipes (The cucumber /other variety)

ChocsAwayInMyGob Sat 03-Aug-13 12:26:32

Avon Skin So Soft Original spray oil not only moisturises but also repels mozzies. It's around 3.50 a bottle. My mum swears by it.

jamster66 Sat 03-Aug-13 12:29:15

Sudocrem - clears spots better than any prescription stuff I've had (and I've had them all)

Bicarbonate of soda - spoonful mixed with any shampoo gets all the build up out of my hair better than clarifying shampoos

Rimmel concealer

Cheap conditioner - any kind for shaving my legs

Mach 3 razors - not particularly cheap but best razor I've used and blades seem to last ages. Much better than razors marketed for women

Roshbegosh Sat 03-Aug-13 12:34:24

jamster you shave your legs with conditioner?

Missbopeep Sat 03-Aug-13 12:46:15

Neutrogena body lotion- often on offer @ £4.99 for 400 mls.

newestbridearound Sat 03-Aug-13 12:58:00

Collection (previously collection 2000) concealer

MUA and Sleek palettes- both really good pigmentation and quality for such cheap items

Carmex lipbalm

Barry M nail polish


jamster66 Sat 03-Aug-13 13:34:57

Yup. Try it - it's loads better than shaving foam etc. Leaves your legs lovely and softsmile

jamster66 Sat 03-Aug-13 13:39:14

Oh and it's hair conditioner not fabric conditioner!! Even I'm not that peculiar....

Roshbegosh Sat 03-Aug-13 13:47:57

Thanks for the tip. Will definitely try it now x

ArtexMonkey Sat 03-Aug-13 13:52:31

'Hand relief' hur hur hur grin

My best red lippy is a collection 2000 one called queen of hearts, perfect shade and does not budge.

Coconut oil on hair and body.

Oil cleansing method.

Microfibre dusters used to exfoliate.

Bicarbonate of soda/apple cider vinegar on hair

Yy to dr bronner and his liquid soap, even though the religious ramblings on the bottle are a bit like something a serial killer might scrawl on his cell wall. I mix dr bronners with coconut milk, it makes a nice low poo shampoo.

I make deodorant out of coconut oil, arrowroot powder, bicarb and tea tree oil, it's great, been using it since April and I don't smell.

squoosh Sat 03-Aug-13 14:50:29

I always use hair conditioner to shave my legs too, gives a lovely close shave.

TallulahBetty Sat 03-Aug-13 16:39:05

Anything by MUA at Superdrug. Especially their eyeshadow pallettes and lipsticks (just £4 and £1 respectively).

littlemisswise Sat 03-Aug-13 16:42:44

I like the Bodyshop BB cream. It's listed at £12.00 but there's always a code lurking about, so the most I've paid is £6 with free delivery. It's fab.

YouStayClassySanDiego Sat 03-Aug-13 16:46:36

Gliss products for hair are fantastic and so cheap, nothing more than £2.99.

The leave in spray conditioner is fabulous, better than any £10+ product I've ever used.

GetStuffezd Sat 03-Aug-13 16:49:35

I second Angels on Bare Skin from Lush. I think a pot was £7 or so but it lasted me over a year and was brilliant for my skin.

Also, there's some facial wipes you can get from Savers in a blue and white packet, less than a quid I think, but they smell like Calvin Klein and are really refreshing.

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