I love a good weekend pamper session, so I thought I'd do a post showing how you can have some me-time without spending loads on products! Because if it's gonna be every week it can't always be Lush everything...
For cute and affordable candles, Bomb Cosmetics is my favourite place to shop. I really must place another order as I'm running out of all my favourite fragrances in the tinned candle range (£7.99 each). The fragrance Scones & Cream is lovely for this time of year.
If you're after yummy-smelling shower gels I absolutely love the Dolly's Mixtures Shower Gels that you can buy for just £2 from Asda. My favourite is Red Velvet Cupcake; it's just heavenly and anything Red Velvet is a winner in my eyes. They lather up so beautifully and the scents aren't excessively sweet and artificial.
For a body butter afterwards, I really like the Beauticology ones I got in the Gingerbread House Gift Set (£10.81) for Christmas. The entire brand is like an affordable version of Philosophy and I just can't stop sniffing myself whenever I use the Creamy Marshmallow Frosting Body Butter.
In terms of nail colours, Barry M is one of my favourite brands full stop and the fact their bottles cost just £3.99 each is a bonus! The Gelly Formula is my favourite and the shades I love most are Mustard, Lychee and Almond.
Finally, the best face masks you can get on a budget are Montagne Jeunesse which cost between £1 and £1.49. The single-use sachets come in such a range of flavours you can have fun and experiment to find something that works for your skin type or just to find something yummy! I was recently sent some for combination/oily skin to try: Tea Tree Face Spa*, Spa Argile Rose* and Hot Spring Sauna*. So far I've been loving the Tea Tree; my skin responds so well to Tea Tree Oil and I'd recommend it to anyone prone to blemishes. It's great for using after a night out if you're like me and every alcoholic drink and burger you ever consume shows as a spot on your face the next day! Try using this the morning after; it's so invigorating and will stop you from having a hangover breakout.
Which affordable pampering products do you recommend?
I've been using the Beauticology Gingerbread set too and it's gorgeous! It smells amazing. I keep hearing about the Dolly Mixtures Shower Gels, so i'll have to keep an eye out for them.ReplyDelete
Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds
They're lovely - I'm sure you'll find a flavour you love :) xxDelete
Checking out Scones & Cream right now! I love your little rose candles :)ReplyDelete
Thank you :) I got those ones from Urban Outfitters xxDelete
I love the look of the Dolly Mixture Shower Gel, think I'll add that to my next asda delivery. I like Sainsburys rip off version of Soap & Glory called Dirty Works, their detox face mask is amazing, love their body butter and face cream too they smell divine xReplyDelete
They sound lovely, will have to check them out! xxDelete
I like this post & agree with your words that "it can't always be Lush everything..." I also love Barry M nail paints, their shades are awesome!ReplyDelete
Their range is amazing, right :) xxDelete
Love love loved this post! I adore the look of the Almond Barry M polish will have to look out for it. I adore the Montagne Jeunesse masks such great products for the price xReplyDelete
Jordan | Keep Dreaming ♥
Glad you enjoyed it and completely agree :) xxDelete
I love Barry M gelly nail polishes - they are one of my all time favourites :) I do love a bit of Lush but it is nice to find alternatives xxReplyDelete
Brenda BusyBee | Bella & Bear Professional 15 Piece Makeup Brush Set Giveaway
Mine too and I'm exactly the same :) xxDelete
Loved this! Im so in need of a pamper day/night! Those Barry M shades are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
xprincessjas | ♥
Aw glad you liked :) xxDelete
I love this post, another great one! I really like the Warming Face Mask from The Body Shop. Slightly more pricey than the ones you've recommended, but definitely worth it! Abi | RamblingsofaBlondeReplyDelete
I love that one too! I really rate the Body Shop's Skincare :) xxDelete
I love the Dolly mixtures shower gels, they all smell so good! I had a vanilla one last time but am definitely getting their cotton candy one next time! cottonandcandie xxReplyDelete
They're so yummy smelling :D xxDelete
I love yves Rocher products for pampering xReplyDelete
Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness
I really need to place an order! xxDelete
Ooooo I'm gonna look out for them Dolly's Mixtures Shower Gels next time I'm in Asda!!ReplyDelete
Definitely worth your £2! xxDelete
What a fab idea for a post :) I love those face mask sachets they're so much fun!ReplyDelete
My budget pamper is having a hot shower/bath and pretty much covering myself head to toe in coconut oil for the night lol! (except my face because it's too clogging)
Kat | www.kathorrocks.com
Oooh I'll have to try that haha xxDelete
Gotta love Barry M as they are so affordable and have some great colours. I also am loving the mask by Montagne Jeunesse as again they are so affordable and come on handy one use packet, I usually take them when I travel :)ReplyDelete
Pams Stuff and Things Lorac Pro Palette Giveaway
That's such a good call! xxDelete
This is a very lovely and affordable pamper collection. My skin is the same when I eat crap!! I may need to try these masks as I keep seeing them in the drug store...thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
Yeah there's such a huge selection of them :) xxDelete
I want to try those polishes! I have heard a lot of good things about them!ReplyDelete
Definitely recommend them! xxDelete
Asda are always my go to place for some pamper bargains, I just fill my basket right up!ReplyDelete
Mascara & Maltesers
Haha me too! xxDelete
I love Barry M Nail paints! If you ever went on my blog, you would see how much I do! :P Their formulas are amazing and you can get 3 or 4 for the price of 1 O.P.I shade! :)ReplyDelete
Elephant stories and more
I completely agree - I love them! xxDelete
This is such a great post and really shows that a lot doesn't need to spent for a good pamper :) I really like using Soap & Glory products as they often have good offers on and last a while :)ReplyDelete
Style Sunrise ☀
Glad you liked it :) love a bit of Soap & Glory too! xxDelete
Great post! If done right, pampering can be inexpensive yet effective!!ReplyDelete
Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog
Yeah, I completely agree :) xxDelete