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!

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

The glossiest of boxes. Glossybox for Harvey Nichols

Over the past 5-years, I’ve made a point of not blogging about beauty boxes – I mean, at one stage, there were so many, who …

Red Lipped Readers - Part Six!

Are you ready for the 6th installment?  Looking fabulous ladies… 1.  Mia Farrow eat your heart out, JMTolman looks positively perfect in MAC Rebel. 2.  …

Naked 2 Palette, Urban Decay do it again!

Yes, the rumours are true and the worst-kept secret is finally out. Urban Decay are releasing a follow-up to the best-selling Naked Palette and Urban …

My (mostly) moderate Becca haul from Fragrance Direct (picture heavy)

I know that I’m not alone in announcing a mild disappointment with the post-Xmas beauty sales, I usually clean up and feel the inevitable spending …

The Highlighter Series - #1 MAC MSF Perfect Topping

Way back in mid-March, I promised you chaps a whistlestop tour of my highlighter collection… and then I forgot to do it!  Well, after a …

Molton Brown Navigations Through Scent: Facebook App and Complimentary Samples

I wrote about Molton Brown‘s new fine fragrance line back at the end of July (how quickly is this year whizzing through?) but I thought …

Products I’m loving – December 2009

Shampoo: Mark Hill Gorgeous Brunette Shine Reflective Shampoo Conditioner: Mark Hill Gorgeous Brunette Shine Reflective Conditioner Styling products: Kevin Murphy Damage Manager Shower Gel: Dove …

HJ Manicure NOTD - Blonde

I was pissed at the snow and the miserable post-Christmas aura surrounding January. In a two fingered salute, I daubed the most obnoxious summery colour …

Ciate Velvet Tuxedo - NOTD

Aside from being completely in love with the name, I’ve fallen pretty heavily for the polish too! Ciate Velvet Tuxedo is a lovely gunmetal grey …

Avon Luxe Lace Christmas Collection - Lace Hues Palette

I was going to do one post that encompassed the entire Christmas Collection, but for the life of me, I couldn’t get a colour-accurate tube …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads