Is the Missguided £1 Bikini A Real Bargain

If you're an avid fast fashion buyer or you like to stay in the loop, you would have seen that Missguided released a £1 bikini: a simple black triangle shape bikini ranging from sizes 4-24. The offer is for a limited time only; releasing 1000s onto the website each day. For some, this might sound like heaven. A cheap bikini perfect for Summer: a great staple. It even beats the prices of Primark and other brands promising cheap affordable clothing.

But how much of a bargain is this bikini for the consumer and the producers, when the bikini is only £1. This brings the question, how much is it really costing to make it? Are they really making a profit or are they shortchanging the suppliers and the workers behind that £1 bikini? When we break the bikini down it's all about polyester, which is largely unsustainable and harms the planet massively. So, if it's really worth that one photo of you on an inflatable in Greece then you do you, but for the rest of us, I think it's …

Week 4 - Diy Brush Cleaner!

Hello everyone

 First of all I would like to apologize for this being posted a day late as I am currently sitting my exams I am revising quite a lot so I will still be uploading once a week but they might not always be on a Friday.

Anyway so for this weeks part of my 'savings series' I decided I would mention a way of saving money on brush cleaners. Now I have tried various brush cleaners and found them to be so good but they come at a fairly expensive price. So I have now started using my own brush cleaner which I personally prefer as it is inexpensive. 

This Diy includes using shampoo , I preferably use the Alberto Balsam Coconut and Lychee shampoo as it gives such a nice smell on my brushes. Alternatively you could use baby shampoo as it works the same but I prefer to use normal shampoo. 

What you need to do : 

- Grab your brushes and start to soak them in water  ( in the pictures I am using the real techniques expert face brush ) as you want to try and get some of the 'gunk' out before you use the shampoo
- Make sure the bristles are wet as the shampoo wont work if your brush is dry
- Apply a tiny amount of shampoo into the palm of your hand and swirl the shampoo around with the brush ( this helps get the gunk out)
- Keep on soaking the brush so that more gunk comes out
- Once you have used the shampoo in your palm keep on repeating this process until your brushes are as clean as you want them
- When you are done do not dry the brushes with a hairdryer as this ruins the bristles and takes out the shape of the brush , what I do is fold up some tissue and put my brush on the tissue and place it on my radiator and in a couple of hours the brushes should be dry. 

So this was my Diy brush cleaner , now I know not everyone will want to do this but I felt like it is a good process which saves you money. What is exciting is how much we have now saved as the average makeup cleaner is about £10 and this only cost me £1 (the shampoo retails for £1) that means that we have saved £9 today which if you take that off our total from last week (£65.20) our new balance this week is £56.20 which is amazing as that means in just four weeks we have managed to save £43.80 which is incredible and I am so happy we have saved so much so quickly. Next week I will be talking about a few of the best face masks that are only £0.99 so do check it out if you are interested. 


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