Hair & Beauty

Ten Beauty Essentials Under $15

By Christine Theophanous
9th Sep 2014

As the weather starts to warm up you'll probably be spending a lot more time and money outdoors. Some of you may be thinking… How on earth am I going to afford all of my daily beauty products and maintain my social life?! Don't worry, this list of bargain beauty buys is sure to keep your body AND your wallet happy.

Who says you can't be stingy and stunning? Not us!

Priya Body Shower Gel | $8.99

Found at your local Woolworths, Priya Body Shower Gel is all about making your skin smell good and feel good. Available in a range of scents, from macadamia oil to goat's milk, it's simply heaven in a bottle. Plus, it's Australian made and owned – go Aussies! Comfort, convenience AND cost-effectiveness, how can you say no to that?

Burt's Bees Lip Balm | $6.95

Life can really do some damage to your lips – too much sun and wind can all lead to the dreaded chapped lip. And we all know chapped lips are no fun. To combat this, we suggest nourishing them with Burt's Bees Lip Balm. This tube of sweet, honey goodness will soothe and smooth your lips in no time! For only $6.95, it's a steal. We'll be keeping one of these at home, at work and in our handbags!

Frank Coffee Body Scrub | $14.95

We're sure you've seen this Frank Coffee Scrub all over your social media – and for good reason. Not only is it packed with minerals and essential oils; Frank's Coffee Scrub costs about as much as a couple of lattes. The coffee beans are said to target cellulite, stretch marks, psoriasis, varicose veins, eczema and acne (all the fun stuff). We'd definitely forgo a few coffees for beautiful, smooth skin!

Thankyou. Hand Wash | $7.85

With a combination of botanical extracts, natural oils and a bit of silky smooth cocoa butter, your hands will thank you after using Thankyou. Hand Wash. This hand wash is wallet friendly and world friendly as it funds life-changing health and hygiene training projects in developing countries, so it's a double win for us.

Crabtree & Evelyn Avocado Hand Therapy | $10

This award-winning hand lotion will leave your hands soft and smooth. It contains ceramides that help retain moisture in your skin and shea butter to rejuvenate your hard working hands. Plus it smells amazing too!

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion | $8.95

Are you over using moisturisers that take so long absorb you're left awkwardly standing around in the buff waiting for it to sink in? Well Aveeno has got your back. Its lightweight formula is absorbed by your skin almost immediately, leaving none of that stickiness. And for only $8.95 there's no reason not to include it in your post shower routine.

Smith's Rosebud Salve | $12.95

Whether you're after Mocha Rose, Brambleberry Rose or the Original Rosebud Salve, this product will make your lips feel fresh and invigorated. Smith's Rosebud Salve helps to smooth lip burns and relieves that horrible chapped lip feeling. It's a definite must-have budget beauty balm this season!

Lavera Moisturising Body Lotion | $14.95

Lavera Moisturising Body Lotion offers an all-natural beauty lotion for sensitive skin. Containing organic jojoba oil and aloe vera, Lavera will absorb straight into your skin, soothing it in mere minutes. It's perfect for all day hydration and priced at only $14.95 it won't break the bank either.

Yarok Moisture Shampoo | $9.95

Made from vitamin infused water and organic African soap, Yarok Moisture Shampoo does more than just keep your hair smelling sweet, it helps retain your hair's natural oils (which is very important for a healthy head of hair). Gorgeous, shiny hair will be yours for under $10! Hooray!

Polished London | $7.99

After you've taken care of your lips, hair and skin all that's left are your nails. Polished London nail enamel has all the latest colours from Europe. It's glossy, chip resistant and dries fast too – which we love. The range even features crackle effects if you want to get a little crazy with your nails.

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