A Weekend Post: Pamper on a budget


Day 7 Of drugstore week here on IABT 

Here we are, last day of Drugstore Week so I thought I would share my favourite time of the week, pamper time. This is the time where I take an hour (or 3) out of my Sunday evening and have a nice long soak in the bath, pamper myself, and I'm going to give you all my favourite drugstore products that I like to use. 

Bath & Body: 

Starting with bath products the Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Scrub £8.00 and the Soap & Glory Clean Girls body wash £6.50 are my favourite bath products, and although I use the body wash everyday, the scrub is just coarse enough to do something and still gentle and moisturising enough that it won't dry my skin out or damage my skin. There are lots of bath soaks and oils and scrubs available at the drugstore, these are just my favourites. Once I'm out the bath I like to apply the Garnier Beauty Oil £7.99 which leaves my skin feeling so soft and I tend to use this when my skin is still slightly damp and it sinks in so quickly and leaves my skin feeling super soft. 


It's not just the skin that needs attention on your pamper evening. Treating your hair to a deep repair, intensive nourishing hair mask is another amazing way at relaxing and doing something which will leave you with soft and smooth locks. The Tresemme Keratin Smooth Deep Treatment Masque £5.50 or L'Oreal EverRiche Mask are the perfect candidates for this. There's even the Tresemme Platinum Strength 60 second Shot which is £1.49... Amazing. Then once out the bath I like to use an oil on the ends of my hair and my favourite is the L'Oreal Mythic Oil which you can get for around £13.00-£15.00 online, but a drugstore available one is the L'Oreal Elvive ExtraOrdinary Oil £9.99 which is a little thinner in texture but still nourishes the hair. 


Onto skincare now and there's nothing like a good face mask to clear out the pores and rid the skin of the last 7, stressful and busy days. My favourite drugstore clay mask is the Superfacialist by Una Brennan Tea Flower Pore Purifying Clay Mask £8.99 this is often compared to many more expensive masks as it is such an affordable option yet does some amazing things to the skin. The Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2 in 1 Wash & Mask £3.79 is a good used as a face wash or mask and is brilliant for those more prone to breakouts, I don't use it all over my face, just on the problematic areas and it sorts them out in no time. For exfoliating the Garnier Fresh Essentials Scrub £4.07 is my favourite as it smells really fresh, it's quite harsh but does the job and it doesn't leave skin feeling sore and red like others do. The Superdrug Naturally Radiant Renewal Mask £2.49 (on sale now, £4.99 full price) is a brilliant radiance boosting mask for those who want to start the week with a healthy glow to your skin, this really brightens the skin and encourages skin renewal so new skin can come through quicker. FYI, I don't use these all at once, it depends how my skin is. 


Once masks have been done, it's time to add any treatments on to your skin for those problem areas. Whether it's something like the Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Toner £1.99 (full price £3.99) to chemically exfoliate the skin, or Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil Free Moisturiser or Tea Tree Oil £1.50-£7.00 to combat those breakouts, treating your skin with something concentrated and applied directly to the troubled area will really help get rid of any bacteria and reduce spot size and redness. - I like to apply some of my DIY tea tree toner, see how HERE!! If you have more drier skin and like a nourishing treatment for your pamper time then the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Cleanser £2.98 (full price £5.99) is such an amazing product and the price is even better especially as it's on sale right now. This is such a thick and luxurious cream cleanser but it also has ingredients in to exfoliate the skin without any scrubby beads in. 


Finally it's on to those nails and whether you have had polish on all week or have given your nails a bit of a break, there's some brilliant things from Boots and Superdrug that you can get your hands on. For removing the polish, the Cutex Nourishing Nail Polish Remover £1.60 is the remover that I use all the time now, as it's not too drying and harsh on my skin and removes any nail polish so quickly and easily, I just have it in this little pump bottle to make it easier to get out. At this point I also like to put a cuticle cream or oil on and my favourite at the minute is the Badger Cuticle Care Balm £3.00-£5.00 (depending on where you buy it) which you can get on feelunique.com which is such a lovely product and is very nourishing and smells good. This really softens the cuticles and moisturises the nail bed and cuticle and I like to apply this through the day whilst I am sat at my desk working and when I am cutting and shaping my nails as I find it just helps to nourish the cuticles. Burts Bees also have a balm cuticle care product I believe but I haven't tried this. 
Hand cream is so important for me as I sit typing all day at a desk, which makes my hands very dry. Even after I've had a bath and washed my hair etc, my hands are very dry so hand cream is so important and my all time favourite is the Garnier Body 7 Days Mango Hand Cream. Finally for when nail polish has been applied, the best fast dry top coat in my opinion is the Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat £9.00, this has made painting my nails a shorter, less stressful and frustrating task as I am so impatient that waiting for nail polish to dry is just impossible for me and I always used to end up smudging it or ruining it so this has been a complete life saver and I recommend this to so many people.

I really hope you liked this pamper night drugstore edition and if you have any products you like from the drugstore then please leave in a comment below or on my social media. That's drugstore week over, and I hope you have enjoyed it, let me know if you want more specifi weekly themes. Thanks for reading.

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