It’s Monday. It’s the week before payday. The sun has pretty much left us until next year… you could say we’re feeling a little bit deflated right now. So, what’s the best pick-me-up we can think of at times like this? A little shopping spree! However, given that it is the week before payday and the majority of our bills have already left our accounts (boo to being a grown up) we’re on a budget until the end of the month. So rather than spending like a Kardashian, we’ve listed 15 items you can treat yourself to – all under £15! They’re bound to keep you happy until that next pay cheque hits your account!


Image Credit: (L-R) Nip+Fab, Boots and Cult Beauty

Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Cleanser- £7.95

Kylie Jenner’s go-to cleanser is the perfect treat to leave your skin feeling nourished but thoroughly cleansed.

Avene Tolerance Extreme Cream £13.50

This moisturiser has all the benefits of a luxury brand with a purse-friendly price tag! Layer on morning and night to treat sensitive skin to a moisture boost and help protect from everyday irritants and pollutants.

The ordinary ‘Buffet’ Multi-Technology Peptide Serum- £11.75

We’re not 100% sure what peptides do but we know skincare bloggers rave about this miracle serum that targets multiple skin problems at once, so who are we to argue?

Make Up

Image Credit: (L-R) Boots, Glossier and Cult Beauty

Maybelline X Gigi Hadid lipstick- £8.99

Nothing cheers us up quite like a new lippy (maybe a new mascara…) so we’re loving that model of the moment, Gigi Hadid, has collaborated with Maybelline to bring us a range of lipsticks. We just have to fight the temptation to buy every shade!

Cloud Paint, Glossier- £15

A make-up staple of ours for a while now, Glossier’s cult Cloud Paint cheek tint launched two new shades last week – just in time for summer. ‘Dawn’ and ‘Storm’ are sure to be sell outs for the company so grab them while you can!

Karl Lagerfeld lip balm by ModelCo- £14

Australian brand ModelCo partnered with the design icon himself: Karl Lagerfeld to bring us this lip balm that smooths, conditions and plumps all in one, to help build the perfect base for a statement lip (we’re sold on the packaging alone).


Image Credit: (L-R) Ouai, Superdrug and Gooseberry

Ouai Wave Spray- £10

Jen Atkin is the undisputed Queen of Hair, so we were beyond excited when the stylist (who counts Kim K and Chrissy Teigen amongst her VIP clientele) debuted her own hair care range last year. Opt for the wave spray for ultimate tousled beach hair!

OGX Argan Oil- £6.99

Argan oil is a dry hair lifesaver and OGX’s Moroccan formula is budget friendly and promises to infuse hair with essential vitamins to promote shine and restore softness. Sign us up!

Davines NouNou Nourishing Shampoo, £14.35

Ideal for colour treated hair that needs a little TLC, Davines NouNou shampoo is super nourishing and is made from, get this, tomatoes! The shampoo provides moisture to coloured hair as well as adding volume at the root – who knew tomatoes could do so much good?


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Read this if you want to take good photographs £9.32

We’ve got to admit, our selfie game is pretty strong but there’s always room for improvement, right?  That’s why we think investing in this book is the perfect way to learn insider tips on getting that perfect shot – just make sure to post your pics on Looker!

Sweet Sushi £12.95

Finally, somebody has combined our two favourite food groups: sushi and sugar (apologies to all our dentists!). Sweet Sushi by Sweet Trees is the perfect way to get a sugar fix with all the Instagram aesthetic of eating sushi.

Paddywax Confetti Small Candle and Cactus set £15

There’s nothing better than coming home from a long day at work and lighting a scented candle to wind down for the night. This cute candle/cactus set from ASOS is ideal for those cosy nights at home.


Image Credit: (L-R) Zara, Missguided and boohoo

Slogan t-shirt, Zara, £7.99

We love letting our outfit do the talking and what better way to do it than in this witty slogan tee from Zara? Available in 4 colours, you can technically get two and only go a few pence over budget…

Missguided Jeans, £12

A girl can never have too many pairs of jeans, so why not treat yourself to a new pair courtesy of Missguided? Go on, you deserve it.

Boohoo dress, £15

Just in case the sun decides to make a reappearance, make sure you’re ready in this lotus print mini dress from Boohoo.


Have you splurged to any pre-payday treats? Don’t forget to show off any new outfits on the Looker app!



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