Sunday, 21 September 2014

Budget Beauty Buys Under £5.

Recently I've bee tightening the purse strings and trying to spend less. So far so good. If you're like me and you're trying to save a few pennies or you're getting ready for the big spend at Christmas, here a few of my favourite budget beauty buys.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19) - This is probably the most talked about concealer in the blogasphere. I imagine this isn't a surprise to any one, but this is my go-to concealer on a day-to-day basis. I love the formula and the price tag is pretty amazing too.

Asda Coconut and Macadamia Shower Gel (75p) - This is currently my favourite shower gel. Not only does it smell incredible but it also does a really good job of foaming up. This is my second bottle of Asda's shower gels, the first being Rhubarb and Custard scented (which was amazing), I've yet to come across a product to beat this for value.

Superdrug Colour Effect (£1.49) - I've blogged about this in the past, but in my eyes this is one of the most affordable toners on the highstreet. This is a really deep purple toner that you use after shampooing your hair. This leaves my blonde super bright and get rid of any brassiness. Plus there are tonnes of colours in the range so even if you're brunette, there is one for everyone.

Barry M Nail Polishes (From £2.99) - This polish represents the entire Barry M range. In my opinion no nail varnish brand comes close in terms of colour selection and wear time. My nails chip really easily but I tend to get around five days from Barry M. This beats the likes of Nails Inc and Butter London hands down.

Lush 9-5 Cleansing Lotion (From £4.95) - This is my current cleanser and i'm really enjoying using it. This was a total desperate purchase and finding my last cleanser was totally stripping my skin and making my face super sore. This has resolved the problem quickly and really does a great job at removing my make up. This is even gentle enough to use around my sensitive eyes - a good all-rounder.

What are you're favourite budget buys?

Katie xx


  1. some great products mentioned. I haven't tried the lush 9-5.. it sounds good x


  2. The collection lasting perfection concealer will always be a winner! Love Barry M nail polishes too! x

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  3. Love all the products...mostly Asda Coconut and Macadamia Shower Gel...:)

    I add you on Google plus also...

  4. Totally with you on the Collection concealer! By far the best formula I've used & I still can't believe how affordable it is! :D

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  5. WOOHOO finally a post I can use! I have seen so many posts with expensive products and I have just been crying inside xxx

    Blonde of carbs

  6. I love posts like this, although I love higher end products my bank balance doesn't! I really want to try the Barry M matte polishes, heard great things about them :)


  7. Ooooh, thanks for sharing - I'd love to try that Lush cleanser! I adore their products, and my cleanser has also been wreaking havoc on my poor face lately. I'll have to give it a try! X

  8. I bought the Collection Concealer ages ago and hated the formula, I thought it was really chalky. Then I went back to it and tried again and I use it every day now! Isn't it weird how things change!

    Anoushka x


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