The best budget beauty products – the complete list

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We think that beauty should be simple – one doesn‘t have to spend tons of money to look pretty and feel happy. We all know that the best advice to look and feel splendid are free – tons of sleep, a lot of water and keeping a happy mind. But of course we are no strangers to using a little help – and since we rather spend our money on lattes and pretty dresses we wanted to share our list of budget products that makes us feel like a million bucks for a lot less…

  1. Smooth skin is number one for me personally and though I like expensive lotions and potions I always keep coming back to my favourite budget oilbaby oil – makes your skin fantastically smooth and costs next to nothing (pssst apparently sweet almond oil from the baby department at the french pharmacies is a well kept secret of french beauty..).
  2. If you are one of those girls (or boys) who are into a polished look a good hair brush is a must – the HH Simonsen wet brush – saved my hair and I have been using it ever since. Being ridiculously cheap (around 15 dollars, the cost – per – use is pretty sweet) it is one of my best budget buys EVER.
  3. Since happiness is a must for beauty – in our opinion – at least if you want that glowing  fantastic va-va-voom beauty. I get that from many things in life but one of the is a good relaxing shower (repeat after me: its the small things in life…) – and the Le Petit Marseilles Miel de Lavande shower cream – is my favourite shower gel. This one is hard to find outside of France, costs next to nothing (3 dollars), makes my skin super soft but best of all – smells fantastic of lavendar.
  4. For me a great hair oil is a staple and the Orofluido hair oil – has saved my dry hair. It costs around 20 dollars, but a 100 ml bottle lasted me for about 2,5 years so I still consider it a great investment.
  5. Finally even when on a budget an extra a bit unnecessary but oh so indulgent beauty product can make your bathroom feel a bit more extravagant – that one product for me has been  my bottle of Avene face water – which has stayed with me for the past 2 years. Yes it feels a bit stupid to pay for water, but my bottle has lasted me for over 2 years and god does it feel great to splash ones face with some thermal water and march out to meet the day ahead.

Moroccan Oil Dry Body Oil Review

Pros:

Easy to apply and gets absorbed quickly.

Cons:

Doesn‘t help the dries parts of my chicken skin.

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Well I am probably the last person on earth who hasn‘t tried the actual super hyped Moroccan hair oil (because I have my favourites and this time I‘m not cheating..maybe). But when I heard they started doing skin care I became rather curious..this is body oil has the same nice smell as the original argan hair oil, I love that it is easy to apply by just spraying and it gets absorbed super duper fast which is a big plus when one is in a hurry (always). You need very little per use which makes the bottle last forever which is another plus. Minus? The price and that it doesn‘t help on the driest parts of my chicken skin.

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Emma S Warm Beach Body Oil Review

Pros:

Nice smell that makes you feel like you are heading to the beach, but still subtle enough for gloomy casual days in the city.

Cons:

The price.

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Those of you who have been following this blog for a while know that I‘m a big fan of Swedish Emma S (her cleansing oil is my favourite facial oil of all times). Hearing that Emma had released a new line I got curious – knowing that she made the best cleansing oil, I wanted to see what their body oil was like. I have an obsession for oils, that is no secret so I kind of consider myself being a expert. This body oil smells of vanilla, fig, coconut and (a tiny bit of) lemon. The fragrance is very subtle, but still lingers on my skin for a while. My skin doesn‘t get itchy after using this oil, something I have experienced in the past using other oil, and even though I‘ve been using this 125 ml bottle all summer I still have about 75% left. My skin also feels very hydrated after use. It dries in very fast which is a plus. Minus – the price.

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Review of L:A Bruket Salmia/Rosmarin/Lavender Body Oil

Pros:

Dries in fast and smells great.

Cons:

If your skin is super dry (post sun vacation dry) – you might need a back-up.

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As all of you know, I am a big fan of all types of oils, and I also love lavender therefore this oil has made my bathroom shelf very happy. You get a lot per spritz, the bottle lasts for long (I have been abusing mine daily for a month and noticed that only a small fraction is gone) and a very important factor – it dries in quickly. I hate it when you have to walk around and wait for an oil to dry in so you can continue with your day without staining your whole apartment. The smell of lavender lingers for a while and I can definitely feel how my skin has become softer after I started using this oil. The minuses: it is pretty pricy and when you have ultra dry skin it wont help (I tried it on my peeling post-vacation skin and needed to supplement it with other fat cremes). Warning you wont get this one off your sheets without a lot of work.

L:A Bruket was founded on the west coast in Sweden. I must say that the Swedish part of my heart beams with pride when I see their stuff sold all over the world, often in stylish hipster shops. They use natural and organic ingredients, and find their inspiration in nature (they sell algeas so you can take a bath in a very natural environment still staying in your tub). As mentioned previously I really respect and look up to creators of small brand which manage to thrive and create new jobs in small towns, putting their brand on the map next to big million dollar companies. Which is why I am a big fan of L:A Bruket.

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Rudolph Care: Body Oil

 

Pros:

This body oil is just simply yummy: It’s organic and has that natural “Rudolph smell”.

Cons:

Expensive. In a glass bottle.

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I have to admit this right away: I’m a fan on Rudolph Care. I love that the products are organic, without harmful ingredients and then I just love Andrea’s story (she’s the founder of Rudolph’s Care, by the way). Did I mention she’s Danish? (Like me, *cough cough*).

Now, to the product: This Acai body oil has a lovely smell, it has a nice consistency, and even though it’s a body oil, it doesn’t lay on the surface of my skin and make everything greasy. It makes my skin very soft: I have a tendency to get small dry bumps on my skin, further my elbows can get dry in the winter: I used a HAY scrubbing glove in the shower and finished off with this Acai body oil, and now they’re gone.

The only minus is that it’s very expensive and that there’s only 100 ml per bottle.

 

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