Everybody needs a little pick-me-up once in a while: fact. And there's nothing that cheers us up more than a shiny, brand new beauty buy.
But despite how financially savvy we think we are, our bank accounts don't always allow for a luxury splurge.
That's where our affordable shopping edit comes in. Each month, we'll round up the best in skincare, make-up, haircare and bath and body – each with a budget-friendly price tag of under £15.
So make sure you bookmark this page and check back each month for our favourite beauty treats to put a smile on your face (without denting your bank balance).
Struggling to switch off when it's time to sleep? Keep a bottle of this of your bedside table. 100% pure essential oils – the usual sleep-inducing suspects of lavender, sandalwood and jasmine – really do help you drift off. Warm oil between your palms and massage in (we like it applied to temples and all over the chest, in particular, to really breathe it in).
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Anything that can save us time in the morning (read: give us 10 more minutes in bed) is a win in our eyes. Simply spritz onto towel-dried hair to speed up drying time.
If there's one thing that always puts a smile on our faces, it's a new hand cream that A) smells heavenly and B) leaves our paws feeling silky smooth. YOPE's products are cruelty-free, suitable for vegans and environmentally-friendly (over 90% natural and minimally-processed ingredients). Your new desk-side must-have.
Prolong that summer glow with Bondi Sands's easy-to-use tanning foam. It never leaves our skin patchy or dry, and the sweet coconut scent transports us straight back to holiday.
You can't go wrong with a brow mascara, especially if you're in a rush. Simply brush brows up for a more wide-eyed look, while the pigment fills in any gaps in the hair.
To try and make our beauty arsenal more environmentally-friendly, we're getting back into soaps – less plastic packaging, they last much longer than shower gels, and in the case of Anatomē, their soaps are handmade in England, palm oil-free and vegan-friendly. We're sold.
Hands up if the change in weather is wreaking havoc with your lips? Ours are less soft and kissable, more sad and cracked. But this rich, soothing lip butter has come to our rescue. All hail Sol de Janeiro.
Just because summer is sloping off, doesn't mean you have to ditch your vibrant shades. We'll be wearing this gorgeous orange-red with a tan (from a bottle of course, see slide 4) and a slick of mascara.
Bybi's skincare boosters are designed to slot into your existing skincare routine – simply mix in a couple of drops with your serum or moisturiser. The Blueberry Booster is designed to protect against the blue light emitted from tech, so ideal for those of us hooked to our screens.
A new scented candle is a surefire to cheer ourselves up. The smell of patchouli always lifts our spirits, and reminds us of days spent lounging in parks and dancing at festivals.