BY REBECCA MURRAY
1. Carmex Strawberry Lip Balm At £2.65, it’s a steal. Winter winds make for chapped lips and unsightly cold sores and with this handbag friendly essential your pout is perky, pink and protected. 2. Tony and Guy Detox Shampoo OK, granted it is over a fiver, but for 40p more, you get a shampoo that rids your hair of product overload- which let’s face it, with Halloween lurking, is inevitable. It also boosts (genuinely) natural shine and will save you an extra £10 in a salon getting a treatment. 3. Deborah Lippmann ‘The Stripper to Go’ Nail Polish Mitts Nights out can happen spontaneously in Uni and with hectic class schedules we students can often abandon our nails. Grunge may come and go but chipped nail polish never feels or looks as nice as freshly painted or at least clean. Hold your breath beautybay.com sell these fantastic, not to mention cute, mitts for your fingers at £14 a pack. (Each pack contains 6 finger mitts.) 1 mitt will easily clean all 10 fingers – leave them smelling lavender fresh and with added aloe vera prevent dehydration, and protect your cuticles. They are also anti-bacterial and a speedy, spillage free way to rid old polish. Highly recommended! Collective Lipsticks – egonzalesmarquez – Flickr 4. Rimmel Max Bold Curves – Volume Lash Mascara Rimmel are an essential brand when it comes to make-up on a student budget, this mascara in particular. It elongates lashes and creates volume without needing to purchase fake lashes. At £4.99, it’s a steal. 5. The Kate Collection- Rimmel Lipsticks Following on from their fab mascara, this new range of lipsticks offer classic colours and quirky alternatives. Lipsticks
are totally in, no hair getting sticky, no need to re-apply every five minutes. Plus if you’re totally skint, most colours can double as a blusher as well. Prices range from £4.99 to £6.99.