I'm a Beauty Editor With Expensive Taste, But I Still Buy These Cheap Products

My name is Eleanor, and I love a luxury bath product. An indulgent bath can bring so much joy, and it's the ultimate way to relax. I love to incorporate aromatherapy into my bath time to help me get a better night's sleep or just to clear my mind or soothe tired muscles. However, I'm always drawn to luxe bath products like body scrubs, fancy bodywashes or an indulgent body butter—anything that looks good on my bathtub shelf, smells divine or has a beautiful texture.

I'm lucky in my role as a beauty editor that I'll occasionally be sent products to test. However, I'll be honest, if I didn't work in the job I have, there's no way I'd be dropping over £20 for a body product. Let's be real; I'm running out of my Jo Malone London Hand Soap, and you can best believe it will be refilled with Curex in a matter of days.


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The thing is, while I'm more than willing to invest and splash out on efficacious skincare, I'm less willing to on bath and body products. I want my skincare to do the hard graft, whereas I just want my body products to smell nice and feel luxurious to use, without the huge price tag. Because at the end of the day, our bath products mostly end up down the drain, so I like to spend less money here. My happy middle-ground is choosing something which will still look chic in my bathroom, but make far less of a dent in my bank account than some of the more premium brands.

One brand has totally nailed this balance, and that is & Other Stories. If you've spotted the products in store, you'll know that the products still look pretty and luxe, and while not as cheap as your regular shower gel, they're certainly more affordable if you want something a bit more elevated in your bathroom.

So, what are the best & Other Stories bath and body products to try? From bodywashes to hand soaps and body scrubs to lotions, I've shared some of my favourites below.

Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.