Johnson’s Baby Powder | £1 Superdrug
Remember life before Batiste? I bet many of you can’t? But back in those dark days we used talc to fix greasy roots – my Mum still does! So a few weeks ago when my roots resembled an oil slick, I tipped some talc into my roots, let it work its magic overnight and the next morning... voile dry, healthy looking roots. Okay it’s not the easiest to apply. There’s a good chance it will end up all over your shoulders (and the floor) and apply too much and you’ll look like a Golden Girl, but left over night, it works wonders and for a fraction of the price of dry shampoo. I’ve had this bottle two months and barely made a dint. And it doesn’t have to be branded – no frills talc works just the same.
Elemis Fangipani Monoi Oil | £31.50 Cult Beauty
Indulgence in a bottle! Whenever I’m feeling a bit “bleugh” I treat myself to a lovely hot bath then cover my entire body with Fangipani Monoi Oil. The exotic fragrance is aromatherapy at its best and the super luxurious oil provides serious moisturisation to dry skin. Sit it in hot water for five minutes to melt before applying the oil generously. The warm oil feels extremely comforting, plus it absorbs rapidly so there’s no need to wonder around neked waiting for it to air dry.... unless of course you want to.
Bourjois Mascara 1 Seconde Volume Mascara | £9.99 Boots
This stuff gives rocking volume, and fast! I’ve been completely hooked since I picked this up a few weeks ago. It’s my current daily go-to mascara, full review here.
Sleep in Roller Backcomb Brush | £3.60 Lookfantastic
These little backbomb brushes are so good, I’ve bought two! I started with the Vogetti Wonder Brush, which literally transformed my hair and is with me at all times! So when I realised Sleep in Rollers did a version, I purchased it as a backup. It’s absolutely ideal for backcombing and teasing roots and because they’re made with natural bristles they’re kind to hair and can be used to brush hair and tease out tangles.
Essie Mint Candy Apple | £7.99 Boots
An oldie but a goodie! It wouldn’t be summer without Mint Candy Apple. For me, as soon as the sun shines and the sandals come out, so does MCA. A stunning, tan enhancing, minty shade that works every time. I rarely ever finish a bottle of polish, but this one’s nearly done and WILL be on the repurchase list.
No! No! Skin | £129.99 Boots
This handy little spot zapper has saved the day many times in the last month stopping nasty spot in their tracks and clearing them up fast! Full review here.
Seventeen Skin Wow Primer/Highlighter | £5.99 Boots
The ultimate cream higher, I’ve been really loving this lately. I apply it after foundation, dabbing it anywhere I want to glow – cheek bones, forehead, cupids bow etc. leaving behind a beautiful pearlescent glow.