EDITOR-APPROVED BEAUTY BUYS STRAIGHT FROM YOUR LOCAL DRUGSTORE
One thing you might not know unless you’re French (or maybe you are just really well travelled, I don’t know…whatever) is that French Girl Beauty comes second to none.
Now, there is no contesting that a lot of work goes into the whole “Au Natural” look that they sport over there and that whole “I woke up like this” aura they emulate as they strut down the streets of Paris, croissant in hand. Well, don’t get too depressed yet, because I may have found out their dirty, little secret in French brand Clinelle.
Tried and tested, these no-nonsense products are a fresh new approach to hydrating the skin. These are tres chic and all under $20 each! Psst. Even their brand ambassador, Nikki Phillips had clued me in on…. I love to pop on the HydraCalm sleeping mask, Its so easy! Just cleanse face, apply and go to sleep! My skin feels so refreshed and glowing in the morning.
Hydrating Sleeping Mask
Caring Milk Cleanser
All available at Priceline for under $20 each
SUN BUM BEACH FORMULA 3-IN-1 LEAVE IN TREATMENT
Don’t you hate it when you leave the beach looking dishevelled and not the beach goddess with the luscious locks you expected? Me too, which is why another secret to carry around these perfect little bottles!
I like to think I take time and care into what my hair looks like, hell I think I try to throw time into it because it’s one of my favourite things when it comes to my beauty “to-do”. So if you are anything like me, you’ll want to make sure you look after your assets with the best in the biz. Now, I know Summer is over, however, I’ve escaped to Queensland so I thought I’d pick up the 3-in-1 treatment myself to tame my tresses after the next beach sesh.
Not looking to tame them? Then you’ll want their version of beach hair in a bottle. You can trust Sun Bum’s salty Sea Spray concoction to mess your hair into that perfectly convincing level of “Oh, me? I just walked right out of the ocean and into this dive bar”.
Texture, volume, sun protection, de-tangling and only $16.99 – need I say more? OH! And bonus points for including one of my favourite ingredients: coconut! Snaps for you Sun Bum, snaps for you.
Beach Formula Sea Spray
Beach Formula 3 in 1 Leave In Treatment
You can pick these up for under $20 each online here
Finally, finally, FINALLY.
Don’t you hate it when you wake up from the night before after having a few too many glasses of red and work starts in an hour? Well my team at The Vault have had to deal with me on a Monday morning a fair few times (don’t judge Vaulties!)
Your eyes are half closed, your skin is dry and you just didn’t get just enough beauty sleep. Have no fear, because I have discovered Transformulas. As defined by me, it’s Cosmetic Surgery in a bottle, for a fraction of the price. It boasts a natural collagen booster to give you a little more ‘plump’, without the use of needles! Apply, wait, check your phone (a little admin), feel the tingle, smell the peppermint… and voilà, good as new!
Available at Priceline for under $60 each
I did the whole eyelash extension thing and unfortunately ended up looking like a plucked chicken… Yes it was beyond tragic! So moving forward I needed to fall back in love with my lashes and I needed a bit of a boost without going overboard. Enter Ardell Lashes. About $10 a pack, these babies are perfect for giving you that instant lift (particularly when you are feeling a little tired!) and there is a style for everyone. Don’t limit your lashes to evening wear, you’ll find the perfect ones that go with your day-time ensemble too. My choice? Ardell Baby Wispies in Black. You can thank me later!
You can get these for under $10 each at Beauty HQ