Budget Beauty and Secret Stocking Fillers from the stars!

Posted by: on Dec 11, 2012 | No Comments

With Christmas around the corner, many of us are feeling the pinch in terms of buying for ourselves; our budgets are squashed with Christmas outings, Secret Santa obligations and presents for every family member!

But during the recessionista’s crimbo period, there’s always a way to let the splurger within prevail, and the stars have revealed their best beauty buys to spoil yourselves during a time when you really feel like you need it (a gruel battle with Christmas shoppers can leave you drained, y’know?)



Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton recently admitted that she was a fan of Simple’s Kind To Eyes make-up remover, which is priced at an attainable £3.99 (boots.com) for us who are skint this time of year and need some guidance on the best party make-up remover!



Kylie Minogue also creditted a purse-friendly £2.99 (superdrug.co.uk) cold cream called Ponds for her youthful complexion– we’re definitely taking a leaf out of Minogue’s book for this!

It may not be a recognizable beauty brand or a cult product, but Julia Roberts praises olive oil as her body lotion to maintain supple, soft skin– and any supermarket brand will do for those beauty-avid readers wanting to try this out!



Beauty secret: Now you can get her manicure look for less with Mavala's £4.30 nail varnishes

Anne Hathaway recently wow’ed red carpet go-ers at the premiere of Les Miserables with a silver glitter manicure to match her metallic gown– which is priced at an amazing £4.30 (johnlewis.com) for the bottle! The Mavala nail polish is available at Debenhams too, and is perfect for a touch of sparkle at Christmas, and you can brag that it’s the very same one that Anne uses!





Jessie J has also admitted that she is no stranger to bargain beauty buys, revealing that she is a faithful user of Avon’s SuperShock eyeliner, which is priced at a gawp-worthy £6! (avonshop.co.uk) It won’t break the bank, and if it’s good enough for Reese Witherspoon and Fergie, then it’s good enough for us too!