I’m unashamed to say that the Pound Shop is one of my favourite places to pick up hair and skin care. This week I found a lovely little selection of stuff to show you. As you can probably tell, everything cost just £1.
GARNIER Oil Control Complete Vanishing Cream
The first thing I picked up was this fabulous little tube of vanishing cream. Promising to instantly eradicate shine and mattify the skin, this could have quickly become a wonder product for me. Unfortunately the tube also claims to do all this without any skin tightness. Strangely enough, my skin felt pretty tight after using only a pea-sized amount of this cream.
Luckily I can use the rest of this tube on my chest and back to prevent any breakouts, and a small amount of the cream mixed with an ordinary moisturiser is starting to do my skin some good.
FUDGE Urban Dry Shampoo
I’m a dry shampoo junkie. I’ve tried everything, from Batiste (which is, in my opinion, completely overrated) to own brands. The best I’ve ever tried comes from Wilkinsons (or “Wilko” as they’re cheerfully calling themselves now), available in four or five different varieties, coming in at £1.
This dry shampoo retails for around £6 (ridiculous). It has a strong smell – something tropical which sticks in the back of your throat a bit, but if you don’t directly breathe it in, it smells quite lovely. I unfortunately breathed immediately and had to have a puff of my asthma inhaler.
CHARLES WORTHINGTON Dry Conditioner
I was ridiculously excited when I saw this handy little can. I was completely unaware that dry conditioner even existed, and as a die-hard conditioner fan, I had to try this one. Charles Worthington products are, to me, very reminiscent of Aussie products – they contain similar ingredients and have a similar scent.
This dry conditioner is definitely not an everyday spray. It adds shine but also a strange slippery texture – which is luckily invisible – to your hair. I’d use this on freshly-tonged hair that has been frazzled by your curlers.
EYELURE Pre-Glued False Eyelashes
I’ll be honest here. I’ve never tried using false eyelashes in my life. They frighten me.
I saw these ones from Eyelure and felt slightly more positive – no terrifying glue that could potentially seal my eyes shut, no spider legs, and no sparkles. Eyelure is a respectable brand – these lashes come in at around £5 normally.
So check out your local Pound Shops. You honestly will be surprised at the amount of brand names you can pick up in there. I’ve never bought a Revlon nail polish full-price ever in my life, and yet I have quite the collection, all of which I’ve bought at Pound Land or Poundworld. Yes, they are two different shops. Yes, I love it.