21 September 2013

Product Review: Best Bargain Beauty Buys 21.09.2013

A few weeks ago I started doing a posts on Best Bargain Beauty Buys, and while I have to be I do splurge on some higher end products, I also love discovering budget products as I use so many of them on a daily basis which are very efficient and fantastic products. I did plan on making this post a regular weekly feature, but life has been a bit busy the last weeks, so I unfortunately had to skip the post last week, but here are my beauty budget picks this week;


*Le Tan Daily Face Sheer Tint – RRP: $10.99 (75ml) – Available from supermarkets, discount department stores, pharmacies and Priceline
This tinted face cream can be used both on its own, as well as under makeup, but I have to say that I prefer just using on its own. It contains SPF30+ and gives the skin just a hint of tint to even out the skin tone, although the coverage is sheer, so it doesn’t cover darker imperfections. It gives the skin a nice glow, without being too shiny or shimmery. It has a nice light scent, and blends easily, giving the skin a nice dewy matte finish – which in spite of my combination skin stays matte that for most of the day. And as a bonus, it’s got anti-ageing properties too, which (sadly) my skin needs. Amazing!

*Suvana Organic Paw Paw & Honey Balm - $6.95 (25g) – Available from Priceline and pharmacies
This balm is a true lifesaver. It is made from 100% natural ingredients, and 98.1% of those are certified organic. It contains among others paw paw, which heals cuts and rashes, and honey which anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, and not to mention makes the balm smell and taste nice. The balm is extremely moisturising and offers instant soothing relief for dry and chapped lips, and can also be used on cracked nipples (if you’ve not had kids and breastfed, let me tell you, it is not an enjoyable experience!), as well as nappy rash! While so far our little boy has not had any major nappy rash, he little bum has been a little irritated and red after his immunisation vaccinations affected his little tummy, - and when you realise that you’ve gone out without a ‘barrier cream’ how handy is that you can simply use this multi-purpose balm! I also love using it on my nails and cuticles, but make sure you apply it when you’re not planning on doing anything for a while, or when you’re heading to bed as it is a little greasy.

*Neutrogena Rapid Clear Foaming Cleanser – RRP: $13.99 (175ml) – Available from Supermarkets, pharmacies and Priceline
I have always struggled with breakouts, and still do to this day. My skin never looked better or healthier while I was pregnant, but lately my skin has started to play up a little again. One of my saviours is the Rapid Clear Oil Eliminating Foaming Cleanser from Neutrogena, which helps my skin be less greasy, so my makeup stays put for longer during the day. While this doesn’t give you ‘rapid’ results, the AHA it helps clear up breakouts and cleans deep down every single pore to avoid future breakouts, and over time help reduce breakouts as well.

*Palmolive Ultra Divine Blends Dishwashing Liquid – RRP: $3.49 (375mL) or $4.99 (700mL) - available at Woolworths

Who is not tired of the same old same old dishwashing liquid scents? Well, technically not a beauty product, I still thought that I’d include these new dishwashing liquids from Palmolive, simply because they smell so beautiful that they are a such a pleasure for the senses, which is nice distraction when you’re doing a tedious chore. Actually that I’m doing the dishes very often – hubby often comments that I don’t ‘do the dishes very well’, so he usually ends up doing them. Score!! And believe it or not, as soon he saw these new dishwashing liquids, he got excited, “can I use them now?”

There are to two new fragrances available including; Violet & Apple Blossom and Vanilla & Berries. Along with their unique aromatic experience, Palmolive Ultra Divine Blends contains a rich formula which cuts through hard to move grease with ease – leaving your dishes sparkling clean, while still being gentle on the hands. The Dishwashing Liquid come in beautiful bottles, and they both smell amazing, although I especially love the freshness of the Violet & Apple Blossom. And hubby loves them too, which is the most important seeing he is the 'dishwasher'..

Billie Goat Soap Lip Balm – RRP: $5.95 (15ml) – Available from David Jones, pharmacies and Priceline.
I got this Lip balm from Billie Goat Soap in the recent Beauty Tote from David Jones. I had never tried any products from Billie Goat before, but let me tell you, I’ve fallen in love with this lip balm. It is made with goats milk and Essential nutrients and vitamins including Vitamin C, B1, B6, B12 and E, Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Jojoba oil and Cocoa Seed butter for added moisture, and I love that it doesn’t contain any chemical nasties including no parabens, SLS, fragrance or colours. It is extremely moisturising, and it has a delicious (and natural) scent of sweet peach. At just $5.95 this is a bargain, and I will definitely be purchasing this again.

* Products were kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

So there you go, these are my budget beauty picks this week. Have you tried any of these products? Which budget beauty products do you currently love?



  1. I'd love to try out that Suvana organic balm, I bet it's great. Anything that includes honey is :D.


    1. The Suvana balm is fantastic, and I love how versatile it is, gotta love a cheap multi-tasking product!

  2. We love that the Suvana has come in handy! It truly is a fantastic, multi-tasking goodie,. Glad it could help your Little One too!

    The Plunketts Team xx


    1. Yes, it is a fantastic product, and I love that it is free from harmful chemicals and safe for my little baby boy too!


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