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Friday, February 12, 2016

Budget Buys No.5


Today I'm coming to you with another budget buys, a post where I rattle on about a few inexpensive products I highly recommend you go and and try. I have mix of beauty toady as these five products are ones I've really been loving lately.

Starting with skin I've been getting back into my LUSH Mask Of Magnanimity which is a super cooling clarifying mask. After making my way through all the chocolate I accumulated over the holidays, I found my skin was definitely hating me for it. I went through my collection of masks and picked this out and I'm so happy I did. It's a green mask which is also exfoliating, making it great for a fresh start. LUSH masks in general are fab, but if you're having a bad skin day or maybe you suffer with acne this one is great.

As for body, I'm trying to get it prepared for Spring early, so when that semi-warm day comes (eventually) my limbs don't blind people with their whiteness! I also retreat to my Dove Summer Glow which I use every other day to give my arms and legs a healthy glow and gradually build up some colour. This is super affordable and it works really well. I do find if you apply too much it can go a tad orange, so build it up gradually and you'll be left glowing. For an added bit of moisture I've been applying my Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter religiously. As you can see from the bottle I've nearly finished it and I'll definitely going back to Boots for some more. You get so much product for your money, 500ml to be exact, so it lasted me so long. Soap and Glory do some lovely body products, this one in particular is very moisturising and doesn't have too much of a scent so it's great if you have sensitive/dry skin.

Makeup wise I've been loving the eye stuff at the drugstore. I really struggle to find low end mascaras that don't end up under my eyes at the end of the day, but I think the MAX Factor Masterpiece Max may be the best one I've tried...big words I know! It's very black and defining and adds a nice amount of length and volume. It doesn't clump the lashes either so I really like layering this up. The wand is plastic and is tapered at the end so you can coat every little lash! If you find a lot of mascaras smudge on you then pick this up and give it a go! I'm still loving pen liners and my Stila one will always come out on top for me, but for a cheaper alternative I love the Eyeko Skinny Liner. This nib comes to a really fine point which makes it very easy to control and to get a fine line. It's very black and doesn't fade to a grey throughout the day which I appreciated in a liner. You can pick this up from ASOS for £12, or if you have a student card it comes up even cheaper. It's not the most inexpensive but it's more affordable than a lot of the higher end favourites out there.

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