My April/May Affordable Beauty Favourites

April may beauty favs


I am am not exactly what you’d call a “beauty expert” but I know what I like and that is a flawless face with minimum effort and low impact on my bank balance. I am not a huge fan of the heavy makeup look, I prefer to have my skin breathe with minimal product on it. These four products, I’m absolutely loving at the moment and I hope once you give them a try you will too. 

Laura Mercier – Smooth Finish Flawless Fluid Foundation.


I LOVE this foundation so much, it has now actually become a must have staple in my makeup bag. It has a very lightweight texture, applies on smooth and it is build-able if you want more coverage. It definitely evens out my skin and I can’t tell you how AMAZING it feels on the skin, I actually don’t feel like I’m wearing foundation. I have no real complaints about this foundation at the moment, it lasts all day and it has a lovely matt finish to it that leaves my skin glowing and not oily. Perfect for a lightweight day to day foundation that you can build up when necessary. I’ll give this a 8/10 easy. (Retails for £34) 

Loreal Skin Perfection Anti-Fatigue Perk-up Cream


I didn’t really consciously go out looking for this product, more like it found me….or should I say the price did! I stumbled upon this on a random day at Boots and it was on offer for £5.99 so I thought ok, I got nothing to lose here let’s give it a try. So the box says anti-fatigue perk-up cream, hmmmmmn I’m a bit sceptical but I would like a little pick me up for my tired skin. 

Fast forward 24 hours and I was very impressed, it literally does what it says on the box. It says to use alone or under foundation, so I used it on its own. When you first put it on it looks like any other regular moisturiser, but it does give my skin that more ‘awake’ look and a little bit of a glow. This will definitely be a spring summer favourite for those hot days when I can’t bear the thought of foundation sliding off my skin but still want a little bit of a glow. My only complaint with this one, might be a minor but….the box says it has an spf 20 but the tube itself doesn’t mention this at all. Maybe it’s my ocd paranoia but I’ll be wearing my own spf on top of this. I’ll give this one a 7/10. (On offer at Boots £5.99)

Dr Lewinn’s – Instant Beauty Radiance Booster

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I have been a fan of Dr Lewinns for about six years now, and this is one of my absolute all time favourite moisturisers. I have shared this product with my 56 year old mother and my 16 year old who all have different skin textures to me and we all agree that this moisturiser ROCKS!!!! With ingredients like 75% aloe Vera and other powerful anti-oxidant stuff that I would happily list for you if I still had the box haha. 

Take my word for it, this is stuff is amazing! The cream feels so divine on my skin, it practically glides on and gives this gorgeous, dewy/glowy finish. It’s super hydrating and also works wonders when under makeup. I love to use it as a intensive mask as well once a week. I just can’t fault this product at all, and I I’m not saying that lightly,10/10. (varies £9.99-£30 depending on where you buy it).

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water.

GarnierI know am late to the Micellar cleansing water party but hey, better late than never. I was introduced to this amazing product on a photoshoot I was in a few weeks ago. The makeup artist used a ton of makeup on me and at the end I was dreading the makeup removal part that is almost as tiresome as the application itself, and usually leaves my skin feeling raw and sore. To my surprise, 5 minutes tops and my skin was bare and clean, whaaaaaaaat??? My skin didn’t feel tight, or sore and I was impressed, not to mention sold, 8/10. (£3.33 On offer at Boots)

What are your affordable beauty favourites? Please share in the comments below, I’d love to know. Till next time…..Love the life you’re living! Xo





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Amanda Millie
Amanda Millie

I am addicted to living up to the best version of me i possibly can. Perfectly imperfect and biohacking my way to long healthier and longer so I can be a present mama for my kids and myself.

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    • May 4, 2015 / 8:45 am

      Laura Mercier is pretty awesome, I love their stuff:-)

    • May 15, 2015 / 8:09 am

      Glad you found some new items to possibly try out:-) I love Laura mercier, their stuff is great.

  1. May 4, 2015 / 7:03 pm

    Great favourites! I love the Dr Lewins beauty booster and can’t not have a spare bottle of the garnier micellar water in the cupboard either! x
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  2. May 6, 2015 / 1:34 pm

    I’m going to try the L’Oreal cream. Thank you for the review xx

    • May 15, 2015 / 8:08 am

      Awesome, let me know how you get on! X

  3. May 15, 2015 / 8:03 am

    Do you use the micellar just to remove makeup then cleanse after? My usual makeup remover has been discontinued and have been on the lookout for something cheap and effective to replace it x

    • May 15, 2015 / 8:07 am

      Hey Lisa, this is so good that you don’t actually need to cleanse after as it does all that for you. I usually just rinse my face with some water to remove any last remnants and move straight to the moisturising bit. You can cleanse after if that’s your preference. Up to you:-) let me know how you get on with it, if you do buy it. xx

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