I am really trying to save all my sheckles at the moment so am trying my very best not to buy all the things but am regularly failing. So to keep myself on track I thought I would share some my favourite budget buys to inspire me. I’m going to start with makeup. Here are some of the budget buys that I love!
I love an oul’ body oil. I have quite dry skin and love to get out of the shower and apply a body oil straight away allowing it to sink in. I’ve used loads of different types over the years and love The Body Shop body oil in particular but it’s a bit spendy. I was pottering around Penneys and spied this oil right next to the Bio Oil, wink wink If you’re familiar with Bio Oil this stuff looks the exact same colour but in a taller bottle.
This ingredients are below but this contains a mix of peach, sweet almond and evening primrose oil. It also contains vitamin E. This mix is quite different to Bio Oil which contains Calendula and Lavender Oil as well as Vitamins A and E. So despite appearances the ingredients are a little different.
I’ve been using this daily for a few weeks now and I’ve definitely noticed a difference in the texture of my skin. I’ve particularly noticed it at the tops of my thighs. I normally find skin there a bit bumpy and I’ve a few small stretch marks and my skin there is definitely looking a lot smoother. So as well as the moisturising effects this is definitely helping the texture of my skin.
This product doesn’t claim to do the same thing as Bio Oil but I’ve definitely seen a reduction in some small stretch marks and an overall improvement in my skins texture. I’ve never used Bio Oil myself so I can’t do a direct comparison but I’d say if you can’t afford to splash out and your skin needs a bit of TLC this is well worth trying out. It costs just €4.50 for 150ml so I don’t feel too bad using it as liberally as I do! This product just reminds me how Penneys have really upped their skincare and makeup game. Are there any Penneys beauty bargains you’d recommend?
Hi my name’s Sarah and I’m a self-confessed neat freak. My mam is super tidy, she once tried to pick my runner up off the floor when my foot was in it – true story, ha ha, sorry mam, love you! I always used to slag her about it when I was younger but it’s true, you do turn into your mother. In fact mam now claims that I am worse than her and she’s probably right.
My neat obsession extends to the organising of my beauty stash. I store my everyday beauty essentials in my Muji storage below. The Muji storage is just great. You can buy different bits that are stackable and they’re made of plain Perspex so you can see everything in them. I have a piece with two wide drawers and on top of this I stack the piece with one closed in drawer and one with the flip top lid. The one with the flip top lid is handy because I stand my face creams, lip balms etc. on this as you can see.