5 things to buy: the £5 and under edit

The high street is a good place to be at the moment - there are so many great budget beauty ranges around. I've covered a lot of budget makeup before, so I wanted to share a few of my top recommendations for skincare and body care that won't break the bank.
£5 and under top beauty products
Essence Nail Care Oil Sponge* - forget nail polish remover pots, this bad boy is a whole other level! If like me your cuticles have seen better days, grab yourself one of these pots from Essence and keep it on your desk. The sponge has been infused with a blend of hydrating oils, so a quick dip and swirl will get your cuticles back into shape in seconds. £2  

Lavera lip balms* – I am a little bit obsessed with Lavera’s lip balms at the moment. The stick format is so easy to use and much more hygienic than the traditional pots that you have to keep sticking your fingers in. That, combined with the shea butter, beeswax and hydrating oil base mean your lips will stay lovely and soft, even during the depths of winter. I like the original one as it’s scentless and non-tinted, but they also do a lovely rose one which has just a touch of pink to it. £3.50ish

Good Things Manuka Honey Bath Soak – when it’s cold outside, there’s nothing quite like a nice hot bath to make you feel all cosy. I love the fact that Good Things products are affordable, so you get a lovely treat for just a few pounds and they're also free of mineral oil, parabens and SLS, so are much kinder to skin that a lot of budget options. This coconut and vanilla bath soak smells AMAZING and the combination of manuka honey, shea butter and sweet almond oil will leave your skin feeling super soft post-bath. £3.49

I love... hand sanitizers* - when they can make an alcohol gel smell good enough to eat, you know there's something good going on. Pick one of these handy hand gels up in 4 fruity flavours and I promise you won't regret it. The Mango & Papaya one is my favourite - I just love the tropical fruit smell! £1.25

Pure Essentials Micellar Water* – when you need to remove makeup in a hurry, a micellar water is a great place to start and Lloyds Pharmacy’s own brand version is a bit of a surprise hit for me! I tend to stick to Bioderma or B. but I’ve been really impressed with how gentle this feels on the skin and how effective it is at removing makeup in just a few swipes. Plus at £2.49 it’s a bit of a bargain!

What are your current favourite budget beauty products? 

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