Favourite Five under £10

Hello All, if you saw my blog post a couple of weeks ago......you would have read..that due to tightening my purse strings...I am using up the beauty/hair care products I already own before purchasing new ones...this to me does feel a bit odd..as I like to have a selection on my shelf to look at! But it has to be done..whether I like it or not....

Boots Mascara I have grown to love this mascara over time...not initially sold at first. Admittedly I felt it was a bit *pah* but after spending those few extra minutes applying this product I really do find that those extra minutes are minutes well spent. It makes your lashes look longer and thicker and another thing I forgot to mention in my previous post when I reviewed this..was it's easy to remove and doesn't smear under the eye....very important...as no one likes to wake up with panda eyes! Maybelline Blusher  Another product I keep re purchasing as I like this so much...it really gives a glow to the the cheeks and make you look like yourself but erm better. If you find powder blushers too *cakey or you really don't feel like blending with a brush..then dip your *clean finger in this little pot of loveliness! It really is worth adding to your collection. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't  benefit from this blusher. Balance Me LipGloss I received this free with Glamour magazine and really love it, its a bit like a balm but with added moisture to make your lips feel all soft and plump. I am not huge on lipsticks as I find lining them before applying lipstick a bit of a chore....my lining always looks very very wrong....maybe this is something I need to work on in 2014! Learning how to line my lips with a steady hand. Then I need to work on my annoying habit of licking my lipstick. Once I have sussed out how to solve these slightly big issues then I will start a regularly lipstick blogpost!

 Rimmel Fix & Protect  This is a good primer for those either on a budget or those who don't like to spend huge amounts on a primer. You use this  under your foundation/base and it helps to keep things staying where they should. Its a five in one and helps to smoothes,resurfaces,brighten,mattifies and protect all under one roof as so to speak! If you want to spend more on a primer (although I didn't get on with it) Laura Mercier seems to be very popular with lots of folk and Benefit as well.  17 Concealer This product, I came across by chance...whilst I was sleepwalking through Boots! It has a lovely consistency, it cover blemishes well and doesn't go cakey on the skin. I like sponge applicator concealers. I know lots of you guys have concealer in pots and so forth but they aren't my cup of tea. I like to keep my make-up as stress free as possible and having to add another brush to my collection...would push my over the edge! This is good for under the eyes as well, if this is a concern for you...and like everything in life...less is more...unless we are talking Ryan Gosling.....

What are your bargains under £10?

Jess. x

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  1. I prefer the sponge applicator concealers too. Too bad we don't have the brand over here! I would love to talk about Ryan Gosling ;-)

    xx Mira


  2. I'm a big fan of Collection 2000's concealer, but it is nearly empty, so might give the 17 one a try! Great post :)
    Carrie x


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  4. I am a lover of 17 products, I find that for their value they are absolutely incredible. I love cheap but good make up, it means you've found a great product and you don't ened up having to break the bank for it!

    Kassie from www.styledevoured.com

  5. The Natural Collection range is amazing for the price! xx
    Elise // www.elisedopson.com

  6. i've been looking for a new primer - must give the rimmel one a go! x


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  8. Good to know!!!

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  9. great products :)


  10. Such great face products!

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  11. I love the Natural Collections mascara! I have to admit I was also a little sceptical at first but I have to say it's one of the very few mascaras that I have actually repurchased! Well done on trying to use up the things you already have! I know how hard that is!

    Rachel [at] AMomentInTime.


  12. Thanks ladies...would really recommend the Boots Mascara. x

  13. lovely post!


  14. I'm going to have to try 17 Product. I need a new concealer because the one I have right now creases just a little too much. Thanks for the suggestions!

    xo, N

  15. Rimmel makes such great, affordable products! I'm trying out Birchbox for new products!

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  17. I've so much great things about that 17 concealer! Too bad we don't have them in Aus :( Great compilation of budget buys :)

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  18. I really want to try the Maybelline cream blushes, heard a few good things of them x


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