Ok, so I’m not your stereotypical Essex girl. I don’t bother with fake tan (who wants to be orange?), I don’t wear loads of makeup – although I always wear some; I don’t want to frighten the neighbours after all – and I have never worn false nails or eyelashes.
However, I have always looked after my skin. At the age of 50 I am glad I made the effort to keep the wrinkles at bay. I use a moisturiser morning and evening and don’t go out in the sun without suncream.
I don’t have lots of different products; I just can’t afford them. I refuse to believe all of the expensive advertising which uses pseudo science to persuade the gullible to part with large amounts of cash in the vain hope that they will ever look like the models in the adverts. You either look like Kate moss or you don’t. No amount of expensively packaged anti wrinkle cream or glossy lipstick is going to change that.
My current best buy is Aldi night cream (the one with the blue lid if you are interested). This costs £1.99 and is as good if not better than more expensive and well known brands I have purchased in the past. I buy cleanser from Boots currently. The one I am using is good and cost £2.99. I get cotton pads in Aldi too as they are only 99p for two packs. Most of my makeup comes from Boots – I think their points system is really good and I can pop into the large one on the edge of town on my way home from work. I only buy what I wear every day plus a few extras for special occasions. What’s the point of owning masses of makeup if it never gets used?
I am happy to be a low maintenance kind of girl, especially if it saves me money 🙂