The Curve Liner, £14, nyxcosmetics.co.uk

From in-shower after sun to  a cleverly ergonomic liner pen

I used to love trips to the shops with my friends as a teenager, and not just for the sensory overload that was The Body Shop's fragrance station (I could never choose between Fuzzy Peach and Dewberry, in case you were wondering).

I used to love the transformative power my pocket money provided, even if it didn't stretch further than some hair dye, a Tammy Girl crop top and a copy of Smash Hits. I still can't resist the lure of a purchase that may just change my life; most of them collect dust or are passed on, but some are actually worth making shelf space for.

Hair Perfume in Blanche

£37, Byredo, selfridges.com

A wet spritz that's freshly-scented, instead of a dry shampoo, this is a great way to hit refresh if your roots are dry rather than greasy.

In-shower after sun

£6.28, nivea.co.uk

I was so sceptical when I realised you still have to rinse in-shower lotions off, but if you're not sat sweating out after-sun, you can get ready in a flash.

 

Foreo

£145, Luna, boots.com

The silicone nodules on this sonic cleansing tool beat brush equivalents hands down for gentleness and hygiene, and the battery life is brilliant.

The Curve Liner

£14, nyxcosmetics.co.uk

I've spent way too long trying to get my eyeliner even, and often end up looking like Amy Winehouse, so this cleverly ergonomic pen really helps.

The treatment massage tool

£50, cremedelamer.co.uk

Expensive and very heavy, yes, but master the knack of massage with this tool and you'll help improve drainage and contouring for a lifetime, for the price of a facial.

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