In homage to the goddaughter, who is becoming interested in such things, and who gave me the most comprehensive tour of Boots in the history of retail therapy, here’s the skinny on affordable but good stuff at the moment.

Fab primer – sits very lightly and does what it says.


Lovely light liquid bb cream which changes colour on contact.  Love it for summer skin.

Lip colour which is creamy but stays on – we like galaxy and celestial.bo3 Waterproof – for those emerging mermaid-like from the sea moments (ha)bo4

Favourite nail varnish for the price – lots of new colours.

Bourjois pots of eye colour – blushes too.bo6

All Bourjois foundations fab.  This one no exception.bo7 Bourjois nail varnishes – great colours, easy application.bo10 Lovely fragrant bronzer.bo11 Budget Bobbi/Mac.  Creamy eye colour – good nude and bronze colour too.bo12