21st Jun 2018 - Beauty

Affiliate links are marked with an asterisk *

Although I’m a sucker for luxury products, you might have noticed that a lot of the most used (and most loved) items in my beauty collection are actually things that I’ve picked up from the drugstore, or gems that I’ve discovered while doing the weekly grocery shop. Luxury beauty doesn’t always have to mean luxury prices, luckily for us there are TONS of beauty brands out there who are amazing at creating luxe-feeling products without the luxe-looking price tags. I’m always stumbling upon new beauty products that feel just as amazing as some of the more expensive items in my skincare cabinet or haircare drawer. For this blog post I thought I’d tell you guys about some of my favourite affordable beauty products in the stores right now.

Let’s kick things off with one of my all time favourite brands…Burts Bees. The *Burts Bees cleansing oil is one of my favourite affordable cleansers in my collection. It’s one of those products that gives you instant results as soon as you use it; it’s amazing at removing every trace of makeup and always leaves my skin feeling super refreshed afterwards. Another *Burts Bees product that I’ve been obsessed with for YEARS is the *Intense Hydration Treatment Mask. This is one of the best affordable treatments that I’ve tried (and I’ve tried A LOT) and it’s also great if you suffer with sensitivity (like me) because it’s really gentle and nourishing. I can literally feel my skin thanking me whenever I’ve used this treatment, it’s one of the most hydrating affordable masks you’ll try, trust me.

The *Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser is another affordable cleanser in my beauty collection. You can use this cleanser during your morning and night time routine, but since my skin is so sensitive and this stuff gives such a deep cleanse, I tend to use it once a day before I hop in the shower in the evenings, it does a fab job at ridding my skin of ‘the day’ if that makes sense. Another Pixi product that I can’t get enough of is the *Hydrating Milky Mist. For me, mists are one of those products that scream luxury, and this is one of the BEST and most affordable options in my skincare wardrobe. What I love about this mist is that it’s super lightweight. It’s one of those formulas that absorbs into your skin really quickly so you can go ahead and apply your *serum or *day cream without having to wait around for the product to dry. Love both of these!

Of course I couldn’t put this post together without mentioning the *Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. You guys know by now that this stuff is my holy grail and if you don’t…where have you been lol!  I literally couldn’t imagine my skincare routine without this stuff. I always get the bottle that’s targeted for *sensitive skin, but they also do a couple of other versions for *dry, *oily and combination complexions. I’ve been using this cleansing water for years and it’s something that I’ll probably still be using when I’m 90 years old! If you haven’t tried it yet, you MUST!

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned the Mixa Restoring Body Lotion in a fair few favourites videos over the years! My good friend Alessandra recommended that I try this lotion and I haven’t stopped using it since I picked up a bottle! I actually used up all of my Restoring Lotion so I’ve been using the Mixa Soothing Body Lotion for the last couple of weeks. This lotion is perfect for dry and sensitive skin since the formula is enriched with with tons of dreamy ingredients like calming oat milk and nourishing shea butter. Mixa lotions feel super duper silky smooth to apply and leave your body feeling baby soft from morning till’ night. LOVE THESE!! Pick up a bottle next time you’re at the drugstore, you won’t regret it!

Natural products can often be on the pricier end of the spectrum but the Yope natural shower gel is an inexpensive green beauty product that I’ve been using for years. Right now I have the geranium shower gel in my bathroom which I love because it smells sooo fresh and floral with a zingy citrus hit (just the kinda scent I like). This stuff feels so luxurious!

Onto hair stuff now and if you’re looking for some seriously luxury-feeling but totally affordable haircare you neeeeeeed to give the *Ganier Ultimate Blends range a whirl. Honestly I LOVE this stuff and I know that I’ve mentioned the *Garnier Ultimate Blends ‘Honey Treasures’ shampoo & *conditioner a billion times but I simply couldn’t leave them out of this post because they’re truly amazing. The Honey Treasures shampoo and conditioner are actually strength restoring haircare products which means that they’re perfect for you if your hair is dry or damaged. When I started dying my hair I noticed how fragile it started to feel and that’s when I discovered my love for the Honey Treasures range, this shampoo and conditioner really gives my hair the boost of health and resilience that it craves. (P.s. I am also crazy in love with the *Honey Treasures leave-in-mask. I love to use a scoop whenever my hair needs some extra TLC. The definition of luxurious!)

Let’s finish things up with the haircare…of course I had to mention the trusty *Batiste Clean & Classic Dry Shampoo because who doesn’t love this stuff? I honestly do not know what I would do without it, not only does it do an amazing job at making my hair look and feel totally refreshed, it’s also great for adding extra volume and texture into my style. You’ve probably heard me talk about the *Ouai Texturising Spray (which is uhhhhmazing) so many times and I feel like the *Batiste Dry Shampoo is the perfect affordable alternative. To use this stuff I’ll just separate loads of different sections of my hair and spray some dry shampoo into the roots before giving it some extra volume with my fingertips. I’ve used tons of different dry shampoos in the past but Batiste will always be my holy grail.

I hope you guys enjoyed getting the inside scoop on some of my favourite affordable products in my beauty collection! If there’s anything that you think I should know about then please leave me a comment down below and tell me what it is that you recommend. I’m always looking to try new things so I’m excited to hear your suggestions!

  • *Burts Bees Cleansing Oil

    Blended with dreamy coconut oil

  • *Burts Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask

    This is everything my dry skin craves

  • *Pixi by Petra Hydrating Milky Mist

    A surge of moisture in one spritz

  • *Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser

    Super duper deep cleansing

  • Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

    I simply can't take my makeup off without it!

  • Yope Geranium Natural Shower Gel

    Adore this scent

  • *Batiste Dry Shampoo

    A life saver for your hair

  • *Garnier 'Honey Treasures' Ultimate Blends Shampoo

    Makes my hair feel super soft

  • *Garnier 'Honey Treasures' Ultimate Blends Conditioner

    Super duper nourishing

  • *Garnier 'Honey Treasures' Ultimate Blends Mask

    Perfect for dry or damaged hair

  • The Garnier micellar water is the only thing I continue to repurchase with no means to try out anything different.


  • Batiste dry shampoo is my favourite!!
    Also, that garnier renge smells so good, I love it! xx

    Angela |

  • I love the Garnier Micellar Water and go through bottles of the stuff x

  • Bernadette

    Being obsessed with cleansing oils, I had to try the burts and bees one and its so good! I can’t imagine using another product for makeup removing purposes – cleansing oils hands down rules! I’m also loving their hydration mask as well especially to get through this intense winter weather. I feel like every girl needs a bottle of batiste dry shampoo in her arsenal.

  • Lisa Autumn

    I already love the garner micellar water and the garner shampoo you mentioned.. really need to try some pixie products 🙂

    x Lisa |