31 August 2013

Product Review: Best Beauty Bargain Buys – 30.08.2013

The last few weeks I have been doing a post on Best Bargain Beauty Buys, and as mentioned, while I do splurge on high end products, I also purchase a lot of inexpensive products, that I use on a daily basis that are inexpensive, simply because they are efficient and fantastic products that I enjoy using – and as it appears that I am not the only one with habits like that, and by request, I’ll continue making the Best Bargain Beauty Buys a regular feature on my blog, so here are this week’s picks;


*Aveeno Daily Moisturising Body Wash – RRP: $9.99 (354ml) – Available from Priceline, pharmacies and supermarkets

While I don’t have particularly dry or sensitive skin, my skin is a lot drier during winter and that’s when I enjoy using the Aveeno Daily Moisturising Body Wash which is soap free and hence extremely gentle on the skin. In spite of being soap free, it creates a nice lather and thoroughly but gently cleanses the skin. I also used this body wash I was pregnant, as being so gentle, it helped soothe the itch skin on especially my tummy. I love that it has such a faint but neutral scent, which also makes it suitable for the whole family.

 *Garnier BB Eye Roll-On – RRP: $13.95 (7ml) – Available from Available from Priceline, pharmacies and supermarkets.

Like most others I have taken a liking to BB creams, so I was quite excited when I heard that Garnier had launched a BB Eye Roll-On. This BB Eye Roll-On is basically an eye cream and concealer in one as it helps moisturise the skin and long term it works on reducing dark circles and fine lines, all while the tinted formula immediately correct and covers dark circles.

Thanks to the little rollerball, it is so easy to us, also gently massaging the eye area at the same time to help reduce puffiness. While I do find that I need to blend the concealer with my fingers, I am loving this all-in-one formula, as it really does help quickly disguise the bags I have under my eyes, and even out the skin tone.

The colour light matches my skin tone well

The BB Eye Roll-On blended

Pantene Pro-V Night Miracle Essence – RRP: 8.95 (90ml) - Available from Priceline, pharmacies and supermarkets

When I’ve neglected giving my hair a deep treatment, I love this over nigh treatment from Pantene. Just a few pumps of this serum into my hair is all that’s required. The serum has a lovely fruity scent , and it absorbs quickly and completely so it doesn’t leave stains or residue on my pillow. And in the morning I can either style my hair, or wash it, but regardless my hair left feeling soft and deeply moisturised.  How easy is that!!

Dove Summer Glow Body Lotion – RRP: $7.36 (200ml) - Available from Priceline, pharmacies and supermarkets

Spring is just a few days away, so at this time of the year I am paler than ever – and being a little run down having newborn, and getting up in the middle of the night for night feeds, I am looking even paler! And that’s when a good self tanner is handy to give you that extra glow. I love the Summer Glow from Dove, as it is a normal body lotion with just a touch of self-tanner, so you can build it up by using it more frequently if you like, or do as me, and just use it once or twice each week.

*Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture – RRP: $13.12 (118ml) - Available from Priceline, pharmacies, and supermarkets

Being at the age where I need to use anti-ageing cream, I always use a serum, morning and night. However, having combination skin, always prone to breakouts, also means that a rich serum feels like more than sufficient for my skin, yet I am aware that the experts say to always use a moisturiser on top of the serum to ’lock in’ the moisture and nutrients of the serum – and that’s when I love using the Oil-Free Moisture from Neutrogena. The moisturiser is fragrance free and it is very gentle, and it absorbs into the skin quickly. It is also very lightweight and oil-free, yet gives my skin moisture, but without leaving my skin feel greasy, or like it is suffocating. It comes in a bottle with a pump that is so easy to use, and as the bottle is so huge, 2-3 times the size of a normal moisturiser, this is an absolute bargain buy!
*Products were kindly provided for consideration, and have been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

So there you have it, this week’s pick of effective, but cheap beauty products.

Have you tried any of these products? Which products do you turn to when money is tight?


  1. Hello there!:) Thank you for this wonderful post. I'd love to try the Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture. I have been using the Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser for 2 months already and it's really good. By the way, I followed you on GFC :) Please follow me as well :>


    1. Thank you Majorie. I love the Neutrogena cleansers too, great value for money.
      And thanks for following my blog, I'll make sure to check yours out too!


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