We may be broke and living off potato smiles, but we won’t let that stop us, because where there’s a will, there’s a way. (And, The Way takes the form of Space NK’s rather smashing January sale, sorted by Price: low to high, alongside some thrifty know-how.)
The journey toward pay day has been akin to climbing Everest. The problem is, during the coldest, dreariest (seemingly endless?!) month of the year, little pick-me-ups and a spot of therapy – retail, of course – seems not only reasonable, but actively necessary.
The fact is, great beauty doesn’t have to be expensive. You just need to know where to spend wisely to get that smug pay-off of exceptional performance *and* change left over from a £20. I even have a couple of staples in my makeup bag that cost less than a fiver. Why? Because despite having numerous makeup options at my disposal (the very best perk of my job), these out-perform their high-end counterparts. You can even get your hands on luxe brands like The White Company, NARS and Bella Freud, at a very reasonable price, if you know where to look…
Allow me to share.
The editor-approved guide to affordable beauty
This £8 moisturiser has been voted the best in the world by Reddit beauty fans
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If there’s one place you can go for honest (and often brutal) reviews, it’s Reddit. Whether it’s the latest film, a fashion week collection or a new beauty launch, you can rely of the Reddit community to share their no hold barred opinions, which also means they are one of the toughest crowds to please.
So, when a product receives almost unanimously positive feedback, you know that it must be pretty outstanding. Well, according to the group Skincare Addiction, which has over one million users, there is one moisturiser that ticks every box. The best bit? It’s budget-friendly and widely available in every high street beauty retailer.