6 September 2013

Product Review: Best Beauty Bargain Buys – 6.09.2013

The last few weeks I have been doing a post on Best Bargain Beauty Buys, and thought I’d continue this series, as I use so inexpensive products on a daily basis, so here are my picks this week;


*Colgate Optic White Toothpaste – RRP: $7.99 (110g) – Available from Priceline, pharmacies, and supermarkets
I stopped drinking coffee over a year ago, when I got pregnant. I’d gone from drinking countless cups (actually mugs) a day of strong coffee, and then I went complete cold turkey. It was tough, but I somehow survived. I had thought that I’d get withdrawal headaches etc, but actually I didn’t, rather I was quickly feeling so much better for not drinking that much coffee. But drinking all that coffee had caused one thing, my teeth were no longer as white as they used to be. But being pregnant, I didn’t want to turn to teeth whitening, I didn’t even feel like using whitening toothpastes, so I had to live with it. After now having given birth 10 weeks ago, I have started using the Colgate Optic White Toothpaste to see if Colgate could live up to the promise of three shades whiter teeth after four weeks use – and while I am not sure that my teeth are three shades whiter (how are you supposed to measure that!!), they do seem whiter, brighter and less stained. And nothing brightens up your face more than a pearly white smile!!

*Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Scrub – RRP: $13.95 (140g) – Available from Priceline, pharmacies, and supermarkets

If you have seen my previous reviews, you’d know that I love the Aveeno Positively Radiant product range, and this Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Scrub is no exception. Like the rest of the Positively Radiant product range, this scrub smells amazing and it has superfine beads, that are so tiny that you can hardly feel that it is a scrub, - until you’ve rinsed your face. Then you realise how effective they are, as your skin is left so soft and smooth and glowing, without causing any irritation or redness. And because the beads are so fine, it is so gentle too, so suitable for daily use, even for those with sensitive skin.

*Models Prefer Moisture Lust Lipstick in Fairy Floss – RRP: $11.99 – Available from Priceline

This lipstick from Models Prefer is like a lip butter, offering the benefits of a lip balm, yet giving the lips a sheer tint with a glossy sheen at the same time, but while it is sheer, the colour can easily be built up a little. It is so smooth to apply to the lips. It has a good wear of a few hours, and once it has worn off, the lips feel soft and moisturised, no doubt due to containing Vitamin E.


I love that It is paraben free, and also contains UVA and UVB filters to protect the lips from sun damage. The colour Fairy Floss is a subtle pink colour that just highlights the colour of my lips, and adding the sheen too. At just $11.99 this lipstick is a bargain buy with great quality comparable to other more expensive but similar products on the market.


Nivea Pure & Natural Body Lotion - $7.99 (400ml) – Available from Priceline, pharmacies, and supermarkets
I have a fond relationship with Nivea. I have grown up using the products, and to this day I find that you can always rely on their products being efficient and great value for money. What excites me about this body lotion is that it unlike other Nivea body lotions is made 95% natural ingredients, and it doesn’t contain any chemical nasties including parabens, colourants, silicones or mineral oils. And usually Nivea products have this special Nivea scent, but not this body lotion, as it has the most gorgeous fresh green scent. The body lotion comes in an easy to use pump bottle, and is light and absorbs easily leaving the skin thoroughly moisturised. At just $7.99 for such a large bottle, this is a bargain find!


*Dove Pure Roll-On Anti-Perspirant Deodorant - RRP: $3.89 – Available from Priceline, pharmacies and supermarkets

Like everyone else, I rely on a deodorant to keep me fresh and sweat-free, but would prefer to use a more natural alternative, without quite going to the extent of waving a crystal rock under my armpits. So I love the fact that Dove has launched an efficient deodorant free from parabens, colourants, alcohol and fragrance, but at the same time still containing 1/4 moisturising cream to continuously care for and moisturise your armpits. I have previously reviewed the Dove Pure Roll-On Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, but have repurchased several times already, at just $3.89, this is truly a bargain buy!

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


So there you go, these are my bargain beauty picks for this week.

Have you tried any of these? Which bargain products do you swear by?



  1. I really like reading bargain posts (probably because I'm a student!), the Nivea moisturiser sounds great...I'm also a huge fan of their products :)

    1. Thanks heaps! Yeah, you really cant fault the Nivea products, such great value for money!

  2. I love ths products too! Except for the lipstick - it is not sold here so I haven't tried it:))I like its shade plus it contains UVA & UVB filters!

    1. I agree, its a huge positive that the lipstick contains both UVA and UVB, wish all lipsticks did.


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