Remember how I told you that I’m supposed to be on a no-buy?  As in… no-buying anymore beauty crap until I’ve redeemed my spendy ways and bought enough substandard, veneered beech/birch/what’s the difference flat-pack from IKEA to furnish our new flat?  Well, I’m getting devious in my old age.

We went to IKEA last night and I totally came back with beauty stuff in the guise of it being for the new bathroom.  1-0 to me!

Ok, so it’s not the most exciting beauty purchase since the time I got all excited about finding a jumbo sharpener to fit my NARS Glitter Pencils but c’mon, a girl’s gotta get her beauty fix somewhere?  The blog-worthy thing about these IKEA NÄCKTEN flannels (guest towels/whatever) is that a). they’re 20p each and b). they’re BIG – about twice the size of normal flannels – which means that they soak up twice as much water as normal flannels and really give your pores a good steam.

They’re perfect for encouraging us grubby lot to change our flannels more regularly.  At 20p eahc, you can afford to keep a stash that you can just throw at the laundry basket (bonus points if you get it in) when you’re done.  Judging by the washing instructions, these should even survive my refusal to acknowledge anything that can’t be tumble dried – the lazy girls iron.

So next time you’re trudging around IKEA all sad-faced ‘cos they’d run out of Daim Cake and only had that trio of ugly mini-cakes that NO ONE EVER EATS, EVER – don’t be glum, go and buy some flannels or something.

And a hot-dog on the way out.

What are your favourite ‘cheap’ bathroom essentials?


3 Responses to “Inexpensive Beauty Find: IKEA “large” NÄCKTEN flannels (towels, whatever)”

  1. Kelly says:

    ooh must pick up some of these, my favourite cloth for my face is my Emma Hardie one, but I only have one and am going off my muslin cloths!

  2. Veri says:

    My favourite cheap beauty item is the makeup wipes from aldi – I do not allow any wipe near my face, *deep & overly dramatic shudder*, but they are great for removing makeup from the back of my hand, fingers etc, and at 99p for 50 they are a complete bargain!!! I must get some of these the next time I am in Ikea, like it’s a regular occurence!! :), a total steal at 25p!!! 😉 xx

  3. Stephanie says:

    LOL I love you! I’m actually on the hunt for some towels too!

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