So we've covered the boy, the beach babe, gifts packs and even very amazing eyeshadow palettes — now onto some cute budget buys. If you've got a $20 limit, there's still plenty of beauty prods to choose from to suit even your most difficult present people. You know the type, they're so fussy! From makeup bags to luxe hand cream and brush sets, click through.
We're always on the hunt for a bargain and this week's instalment of Budget Buy Friday is jam-packed with them. From everyday essentials that you need in your life like pencil sharpeners, lip balms and towelling headbands — because there's nothing more annoying than getting a gooey face mask in your freshly-washed hair — to fun additions like a brightly-coloured hair straightener case and 2-in-1 eye and cheek compact, we think you'll find something you like!
Between them, these body products promise to firm, tone and smooth, setting us on the pathway to perfect pins and much, much more. But which one will win earn your coveted vote and take out the Best Firming Body Product Award? Will it be Sisley Sisleya Anti-Aging Concentrate Firming Body Care, a premium product that combines the comfort of a cream with the effectiveness of a tightening agent and anti-ageing benefits of a serum, Clarins Extra Firming Body Lotion which uses lemon thyme extract, centella and bocoa extracts to improve the appearance of slackened skin, Elixia BodyShaper Cellulite Contour Crème which got a formula update in February making it more lightweight and fast-absorbing, Priori CoffeeBerry Body Shaping Complex, a 99 percent natural body treatment that targets tone as well as firmness or Soap & Glory Sit Tight, the lazy girl's guide to firming where the heat generated by sitting down puts the product to work!
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When it comes to sloughing off dead skin and leaving yourself with perfectly polished pins, these recently-launched body scrubs are top dogs. MOR Essentials Salt & Sugar Scrub – Sugar Rose Tiger Lily not only smells divine but also nourishes the skin with its rich blend of avocado and jojoba oils, Burt's Bees Sugar Scrubs feature a host of natural ingredients, Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Body Intensive Exfoliating Treatment combines fruit enzymes with gentle buffing beads, Soap & Glory The Breakfast Scrub is a yummy blend of banana, honey and almond, while David Jones Body Scrubs exfoliate, cleanse and moisturise to leave skin silky smooth.
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If you think we see a lot of beauty products come through the Sugar office, well, you'd be right! Last week we were lusting after celebrity favourites and this week, we want everything from vampy lips to a breakfast-inspired body scrub. We finally trialled the hair donut (not as scary as it looks), and our journey to find the yummiest smelling candle on Earth continues... click through to see all the products our editors' are lusting after this week.
Summer's just over two weeks away so we're stepping up our beauty routine. Stat. Over the next week we'll be bringing you deets on the best exfoliators, self-tanners, sunscreens, cellulite busters and more in order for you to stay in tip-top shape this Summer. First up we're tackling the tough areas: cellulite and stretch marks. If you have them, trust us, you're not alone. But there are plenty of ways that you can reduce the appearance of dreaded "orange peel" and stretch marks. See how now!
You know the drill by now. A new month brings with it a whole host of newly-released beauty products that are hitting shelves and counters as we speak. To save you the hassle, as always, we've rounded up 10 of the best newbies this month. Amongst them: a lust-have foundation, the prettiest palette we've seen in a long time and a very cheekily named face cream that caught our attention!
Whether you're going to be in a tizz over the Grand Final or are using the long weekend as an excuse to chillax, chances are some calming, de-stressing products will be in order. So we've rounded up 10 of the best calming bath soaks, body moisturisers and face creams so all you need to do is keep calm and breathe. And treat yourself to these!
We're stepping things up in our budget bonanza to a cool $25. Still pretty reasonable, we think, especially for some of these skincare saviours. From tools you'll need for your very own at-home facial to do-it-all face creams, there's something for every budget, every level of effort you're willing to make, and every skin type. Check it out and tell us your fave buys now!
Soap & Glory is known for its tongue-in-cheek names — Sexy Mother Pucker and the upcoming Glow Job anyone? — so it's no surprise that the brand's founder, Marcia Kilgore, picked an unusual way to cement the brand's status in Germany: a giant bather in Hamburg's Alster Lake! Created by Oliver Voss, Marcia told WWD that "Die Badende" (which translates to "The Bather") was a thank you to Germany, in particular department store Douglas, for making the brand a success: "Everyone said [the brand was too irreverent for the market]. That they will never get the joke. They are so serious. Well, we went in nine months ago and we have had great success. This was a ‘thank you’ to the people of Hamburg for getting our sense of humour." What do you think of the giant art installation which measures a huge 65 feet?