Budget beauty worth the hype

Budget beauty buys: Body Shop White Musk Smoky Rose body lotion here // Nougat London body shimmer here // Kate Moss Lilabelle body lotion here // The Body Shop Love Etc body lotion here

Following on from this post where I talked about premium bodycare, I wanted to look at the budget versions where I could and contrast them in a post of their own. Nothing here costs more than £10, which I think was the entry price point for most of the products on the other post.

The Body Shop is somewhere I can always rely on to find great body care items at reasonable prices. I love the smell of the White Musk Smoky Rose range, which has the sweetness of the musk tempered by the rose, in a light, easily absorbed lotion. The Love Etc fragrance is also a really lovely one, it has been discontinued now I believe (I bought in bulk so I wouldn't run out in a hurry!) but it's always worth checking out the range they have in store for great alternatives.

Nougat London is a new-to-me brand but this sparkling body shimmer is really lovely. It's a very fine milled shimmer so it lends a glisten over a glitter, and it's lightly fragranced cherry scent isn't too overpowering. If packaging is important to you, this one will also look lovely on your bathroom shelf!

Finally, a celebrity product! This Kate Moss Lilabelle body lotion actually came with a fragrance and I've linked above to an outlet selling the two. I don't normally invest in celeb products as I always find they smell the same, but this one is really quite pleasant. It is a lightweight lotion too which is creamy, not runny, but not heavy or greasy, and I was using it almost daily until I switched it out to try a body oil.

I've noticed as I compared the products that the more expensive, high end brands were more oil based; I've been using the Elemis product I reviewed here daily and I've found it has made my skin feel softer than the lotions that I've been using previously, but I will review all the products again in an 'empties' post once I've finished them!

What's your go-to body lotion or oil?

XO Amie
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