Since i started blogging and reading blogs i have found so many purse friendly beauty products, that i now couldn’t be without.
Prior to blogging i always thought that the more expensive a product, then the better it was.
Which obviously is not the case.
Praise the lord I now know this. 😉
Today I am chatting about some of my much loved budget beauty must haves.
So let’s get cracking.
I have featured these before on my blog, and i think they are the bees knees. If you are looking to give your skin a little boost in terms of reducing any blemish scaring or dullness and improving overall skin tone, then I would HIGHLY recommend.
The pads have 5% glycolic acid and a number of other acids that are great for the skin.
- Saylic acid helps to unclog pores, helping to combat blackheads and reduce blemishes.
- Lactic acid, that removes dead skin cells and toxins from the skin, for a smoother and more even toned surface.
- Hyaluronic acid that improves skin hydration, helping to keep skin feeling soft and plump.
The round pads feel very wet and leave the skin feeling refreshed, exfoliated and smooth
Priced at around £9 when on offer, for 60 pads. I always have these in my stash and use around 3 times a week.
Soap & Glory Face & Eye Masks:
I picked these up as they was on offer 3 for 2.
So three masks cost £8.
I really like Soap & Glory Skincare, and these masks are no exception. I feel sheet masks on the whole, are more of a quick fix. They feel soothing, they instantly hydrate and leave the skin feeling plump and nourished. But in regards to long-term skincare benefits, i am torn.
But even with all this in mind, i love using them. My Sunday’s wouldn’t be the same without them, haha.
The face sheet masks in the range are robust and feel gel like, so they sit on the skin comfortably. The Speed Plump Miracle Mask has a lot of serum on that is packed with hyaluronic acid, rose, peony flower root and safflower plant extracts. They feel so cooling and hydrating. I love the way sheet masks feel on my face. After my skin appeared dewy, moisturised and rejuvenated. For around £2.50 for the mask, i would highly recommend picking it up.
I am pretty new to eye masks. But lately my eyes have been puffy and looking tired, probs because I am.
So i popped the Soap & Glory Puffy Eye Attack Under-Eye Brightening Hydrogel Patches into my basket. They are gel patches that sit under the eye area. They feel comfortable cooling, and soothing. I kept them on for 30 minutes as stated on the pack, and after my eyes did look less puffy and more hydrated. Again i feel these sort of masks are a quick fix, but for £2.50 i am totally okay with this.
It is more the feeling, and relaxing element sheet masks bring to the table that has me hooked.
When i seen Stacey from Expat Makeup Addict raving about this mascara on her Insta-stories i bought it instantly.
I thoroughly trust Stacey’s reviews and recommendations.
I like Stacey, really rate L’oreal mascaras and this is no exception.
The brush is arched and the plastic bristles are soft and glide through the lashes with ease. The arched brush helps to lift the lashes. My eyelashes are non existent. After I have used this, they appear longer, fuller and the glossy black formula and brush work together really well separating each lash. It doesn’t feel heavy on the lashes, nor does it smudge or flake. I also find it easy to remove.
So yes a big thumbs up.
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lip:
Ever since I received these lip products I haven’t stopped using them.
The matte formula is smooth and pigmented. It takes a while to dry down, but when it does it looks incredible. It doesn’t highlight any lines or dry patches on my lips. The dark rosy nude shade called Times Square in particular is my favourite. It suits my skin tone perfectly.
Full Colourpop review can be found here
Marketed as as an eye concealer, but this little beauty does way more than that.
It is light, feels hydrating and comfortable to wear. It offers good coverage, doesn’t budge and can be used to conceal anything.
I use it under my eyes and my t-zone. My only niggle is i wish there was more shades in the range.
I have this in my bag at all times. It sits on the skin beautifully, and it doesn’t appear cakey or heavy. I highly recommend.
What are your favourite budget beauty buys?
Hit me up in the comments.
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