Saturday, 29 June 2013

Budget Friendly "Pamper Night" Products


We all love a bit of pampering, but not everyone can afford luxury brands on a regular basis. I am not going to lie - I love high end products, but... it doesn't mean that I don't use affordable alternatives. In fact, I am a massive fan of some budget friendly options!


I am not obsessed with Lush anymore (I used to be), but some of their bath bombs are SLS free and I really like to use them, when I don't have the time to make my own. Yep, I do make my own bath bombs and it is easy peasy! You can read my bath bomb tutorial here and see some of my creations here. If you don't like the idea of homemade bath bombs, Lush offers some beautiful scents at very affordable prices. Space Girl (on the right) costs £2.10 and Butterball (left) costs £2.45. 


Essential oils are perfect for adding a gorgeous scent to your bath. I adore Aromatherapy Associates ones, but if you are on a tight budget, you can always buy a little bottle of your favourite scent online. Grapefruit is my favourite! They usually cost from £1.00 to £3.00.


Pamper nights wouldn't be the same without face masks! I adore them! If REN or Origins seem to pricey, you can easily get a cheaper alternative. 

I am loving the Amie Spring Clean Cooling Clay Mask* at the moment and it is an absolute bargain. A 75ml tube costs £4.95 and you can buy it from Waitrose, John Lewis or online from www.amieskincare.com. I tried a sample of this mask a couple of months ago and it irritated my skin, but... I decided to give it another go recently and I love the effects. It feels very refreshing and helps to get rid of excess oil and blemishes. It also reduces the size of pores and brightens dull complexion. It is perfect for combination skin and definitely worth checking out. 

PS. Remember to do a patch test before applying it onto your face :)


Another super cheap face mask option - Montagne Jeunesse. Available in most high street stores and supermarkets, they are probably the most popular face masks ever! One sachet costs between £1.00 to £1.50 and is enough for two uses. My favourite is the dark chocolate one, but I also like the clay ones and the scary looking sheet masks :)


Before I discovered Macadamia's Deep Repair Mask, I only used Aussie conditioners and 3 minute treatments. They are great value for money and very effective! My favourite range is the Miracle Shine range and I always recommend it to everyone. The conditioner and mask cost under £5.00, but perform better than some more expensive products, adding lots of shine to my dull hair and making it feel super soft.


I also love giving my feet some TLC and I adore the scent of Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Cream. The full size costs £10.00, but... I got it in the Tips and Toes Kit from feelunique, retailing at £11.50 (free delivery). Bargain! 


I hope you enjoyed this post :) What budget friendly products would you recommend for a pamper night?


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14 comments:

  1. Great post! I really want to get one of the Burts & Bees gift sets to try the products.

    Jodie x
    www.retrococktail.co.uk

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  2. Great post! I love adding essential oils to my bath! It's nice to see a purse friendly post! Xx


    gigglesandmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Completely unrelated to what you've written here, but your nails are such a gorgeous shape! I do love Montagne Jeunesse facemasks though, the chocolate orange one is really nice but such a pain in the ass to get off!

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  4. Great post!
    I havent tried the amie mask, i love face masks!

    BlogLovin' | Blog | Facebook
    xoXo

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  5. Great post! I love using essential oils when I'm out of Lush products :)

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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  6. Amazing post, I adore pamper nights, They make me feel so much better!
    PS Blogger, Beauty Addict!

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  7. I never thought of making my own bath balls but it sounds like something i could try! Candles always makes things more luxurious, light a candle and suddenly a regular night turns into a pamper night! xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate | bloglovin'

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  8. The face masks look really good! Love Lush bath bombs as well xx

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  9. I love having pamper nights, love them facemasks too!


    laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  10. amie face mask has been my fave for over 2 years now !
    xx
    http://abstractiononheels.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Can't beat a bit of budget Aussie - a classic! x

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  12. Great products! I just got the Burt's Bees Tips And Toes Kit myself a few weeks ago and I just love it! Such a great bargain, too. My favorite products in the kit are the replenishing Lip Balm With Pomegranate Oil, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, and the Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey & Grapeseed Oil Hand Cream.

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  13. Seriously liking the look of that coconut foot cream...
    I've followed you on bloglovin doll.

    Give mine a little looksy please if you have the time!
    Love, Lauren. xo

    http://www.pulchritudinousbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. I use Lush bath bombs, they smell terrific, always make my skin feel incredible, and sometimes they have fun surprises inside! I also love Burt's Bee's. They carry a grapefruit oil as well for aromatherapy. I like St. Ives Apricot Scrub because it's a low cost and a great exfoliator. Fun post!
    Cheers!
    -Darcy

    wittywhimsicality.blogspot.com

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