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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Recent Budget Finds

Recent Budget Finds

Long gone are the days in which good quality equated to a high price tag, the UK high street is bursting full of wonderful budget beauty buys. As much as I love a good snoop and splurge at a high end counter it is my budget finds that I am most proud of - everyone loves a bargain! If you are in need of some inspiration or perhaps a little enabling (wink, wink), let me share what I have been enjoying lately - no re-mortgaging or selling a kidney required...

Recent Budget Finds

Nivea Sensitive 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water £2.03 via Superdrug - link - I have seen this splashed all over blogs and instagram accounts and needless to say curiosity got the better of me. At just over £2 I picked up a bottle and have to say I am suitable impressed - it cleanses well, refreshes and doesn't dry out the skin. I don't reach for it daily but will say it is one of the better Micellar waters I have used in a long while.

Colab Dry Shampoo £1.99 via Superdrug - link - Finding a great dry shampoo isn't all that easy - so many choices, so many duds! I'm a little late in trying out Colab Dry Shampoos but my am I glad I did. Unlike many others the fragrances are incredible (my personal favourite is the fruity New York scent), there is no white residue or tacky, powdery residue left in the hair and most importantly the formula does absorb grease. Next time your dry shampoo needs replenished do yourself a favour and try out Colab.

Recent Budget Finds

L'Oreal Superstar False Lash Mascara £7.99 via Superdrug - link - A good few years ago duo ended mascaras where all the range and then suddenly they were no where to be found. As someone with long but flimsy eyelashes I adored the old school approach - a quick slick of a white, volumising and lengthening base coat, followed by a black mascara. It seems L'Oreal have answered my call as the new L'Oreal Superstar False Lash Mascara is just that - a two step process, to long, fluttery eyelashes. L'Oreal Superstar False Lash Mascara delivers the longest, fluttery natural eyelashes imaginable but I must warn it is prone to smudging - other than that it has been my current go to and I would recommend.

Recent Budget Finds

Bourjois Colourband Eyeshadow & Liner in Rose Fauviste £5.99 via Superdrug - link - Given half the chance I would wear rose gold eyeshadow on my eye lids all day, every day. One of my favourite and somewhat new finds has to be Bourjois Colourband Eyeshadow & Liner in the shade Rose Fauviste. A light, somewhat peach come rose gold shade that both illuminates and adds a hint of colour - I liken it a little to MAC Rubenesque Paint Pot. It is great for a quick, all over slick colour or as a base to lay more colour on. Either way it is long lasting and can double up as sparkly almost nude eye liner. For my full review and "real" swatches please see this post.

Recent Budget Finds

Seventeen Cheek and Lip Stain £4.99 via Boots - link - Imagine Benefit Benetint in a gel formulation that is not only easier to use but also a little more subtle and you have Seventeen Cheek and Lip Stain. A bright raspberry pink stain that can be sheered out or applied in layers for a more pigmented finish. The light gel texture is not only cooling but also perfecting (it some what blurs pores) and is the ideal, long wearing formula for warm balmy days. I personally use this on my cheeks for a lightly, flushed look but it is equally as comfortable on the lips.

Recent Budget Finds

Bourjois Color Boost Glossy Finish Lip Crayon in Proudly Naked  £7.99 via Boots - link If like myself you are still a fan of deep and slightly rosy based nude shades for the lips but crave something a little on the sheer side, this is the product for you. Bourjois Color Boost Glossy Finish Lip Crayon in the shade Proudly Naked is not only a pink tinged nude, that will look natural on just about everyone but it is also lightweight, contains an SPF15 and is easy to not only line and fill the lips. From the shade to the texture to the glossy finish this has become a new handbag staple.

Recent Budget Finds

No7 Early Defence Night Cream £19.50 via Boots - link - You may have noticed the new Boots No7 skincare collection aimed at those in their 20's? Although it is only early days for me in terms of testing I can safely say I am a huge fan of No7 Early Defence Night Cream. The light texture sinks quickly into my skin, it hydrates, protects and plumps the skin. It may be my imagination but I could swear I have seen an improvement within my frown lines. I like the rest of the No7 Early Defence range but would highly recommend the night cream over all else.

Do you have any recent high street finds that I should be nudged into testing?


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24 comments:

  1. Love COLAB, it's by A Model Recommends aka Ruth Crilly and I love the original London scent most!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  2. Some really great bargains!
    I am intrigued by the Seventeen Cheek and Lip Stain as I have never seen them before and it look and sounds great.
    Leanne xx
    nailsandteapots

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  3. I own something from most of these ranges, great finds (:
    ABlogByPhilippa

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  4. nice haul!x
    if you want to check out my blog:
    www.unknownkc.blogspot.com

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  5. Lots of great picks! I live in the U.S. but had a friend in England grab me the Max Factor creme puff blushes

    Makeupmusicbooks.blogspot.com

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  6. I've been wanting to try the cleansing water for a while now, but I can't find it anywhere near where I live!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  7. So many micellar waters so little time hehe! I am such a doofus I even picked up a £1 one in Savers the other day. Just in the interests of testing it out ya get me. :D Ok I need to lock my purse away.

    http://imbloggingforsanity.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Seventeen is such an underrated brand!

    Might have to check that cheek stain out!

    Clare | www.clare-without-an-i.com

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  9. I've got the new No7 day cream and eye cream - the night cream will be my next purchase no doubt. So brilliant to see a highstreet brand doing really decent skincare for the '20s' age group.

    Amy / srslylou

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  10. The L'oreal mascara is amazing, it is my current favourite

    Alisha xx
    http://alishaxa.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Ahh loved this post. I'll have to give the Nivea Micellar water a go; I've recently picked up Garnier's and I'm not 100% sure whether I love it yet - another type might be better I guess.

    Also... DOUBLE ENDED MASCARAS!!!! YESSSS bring them back! I used to have the double ended Bourjois one in high school; that iconic / truly old school one with one black end and one white end. I do think that quite often, mascaras like that give the best results :} Think I tried this Loreal one a while back - I'm hooked on the Bourjois Volumiser mascara now which is a similar concept but has two settings for the brush on a regular mascara bottle [hard to explain!]

    xx

    www.lovelaughslipstick.com

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  12. I really love the look of the lip stain!

    fixmeinfortyfivex.blogspot.co.uk - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  13. Love the finds! Most curious about the Nivea water.

    www.maireem.blogspot.com

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  14. Bourjois eyeshadow looks so pretty! I've tried their lip crayon in Orange Punch and they are amazing :)

    Navellina

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  15. Great post! I've heard of good things about the dry shampoo, it's on my wishlist ;)

    The Beauty Maniac in Tokyo

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  16. Desperate to try that new mascara. I've just brought the Collab dry shampoo and it is now my new favorite, it doesn't make your hair all white and dusty! x

    http://ellesimpson.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. The Bourjois crayon looks gorg!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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  18. I didn't realise there was a smaller version of Co Lab. I hate splurging on the large products and I'm also in the need for a travel sized one so I'll pick that up this month. Have you tried Naked dry shampoo by Herbal Essences? That's good too, smells nice and no grotty residue :)

    ox Lucy
    www.theonewithlucy.blogspot.com

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  19. Great buys! I love the cleansing water, good value for money.

    Jenna xx
    Beauty And The Style

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  20. Everyones has been going on about this new micellar water, I need to try out it, since I am a fan of them! x

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  21. I have just bought this mascara, I've only used it once and I would say it for sure rivals my higher end ones, particularly my go to 'They're Real'.

    I love the look cheek and lip stain! I'll have to go in store to have a look.

    http://shebearacharmedlife.blogspot.co.uk/

    Love Lucy x

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  22. Ooooh looks like I need to nose around the Bourjois stand!

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  23. Absolutely love colab dry shampoo! Have you tried the volumising range? They're great!

    Klaudia x

    www.glamblink.blogspot.com

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