Monday, 24 October 2016

Autumn Bargain Buys Under £10...

I plan to do seasonal blog posts detailing some bargain buys that are under £10. I like seeing these on other people’s sites as I find it interesting what budget things they enjoy and it’s always nice to know you aren’t breaking the bank to purchase! Not everyone can afford luxury products and I personally like to mix it up with high street brands as there are some fantastic finds out there...

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for Sensitive Skin 125ml - £1.99 Boots

I love using micellar waters to remove my eye and lip makeup or when I want to remove my full makeup in a hurry. This one is my favourite and the closest one to bioderma that I have found. Cheap as chips and really does the job without irritating the skin. Don’t be deceived by the small bottle! It lasts ages and is so portable and doesn’t take up much space! Love it!

Weleda Skin Food 75ml - £9.95 Naturismo

You can buy this cream from most health food shops (Holland & Barratt etc) and nearly all online beauty websites stock it. A lot of the time it’s on offer for around £7.00 which is such a bargain considering it is packed full of wonderful ingredients! I personally like to use this as a night cream in the winter or a foot cream all year round. It’s quite thick and smells herbal but I like that. Some of the ingredients are Vitamin E in organic sunflower seed oil, organic pansy and rosemary leaf extract both of which have mild antiseptic properties, whilst organic calendula flower extract nourishes and cares for the skin. Even though I have oily/combination skin I don’t find this aggravates or causes breakouts. A little goes a long way so a tube of this will last a while. It can be used on the face by gently patting it into the skin or elsewhere on your body/hands/feet etc. This is a lifesaver during the winter months and I would recommend it to anyone! Plus, if it’s good enough for Victoria Beckham and Rihanna then it’s good enough for me!

NYX Butter Gloss in Angel Food Cake £5.00 and Butter Lipstick in Pops £5.50 Boots

These lip products are such good value for money, the ‘Butter’ range from NYX is probably my favourite from this brand as they apply so silky smooth and leave lips looking and feeling hydrated without compromising on pigment. The gloss is non sticky and makes lips look healthy whilst the lipstick provides a beautiful satin finish. By no means do they last all day and touch ups will be required but the colour selection is fantastic and the look they give is worth it. I like using these two colours together and would suggest you experiment as the colour payoff is brilliant without feeling heavy on the lips. These colours I’ve mentioned are great for autumn as they create a plum shade that is easily wearable throughout this season.

Botanics Hydration Burst Dual Action Cleanser 125ml £4.00 Boots

I picked up this cleanser around 1 month ago and have only used it a handful of times but I think it is such a good buy for Autumn. It’s a gel that transforms to an oil providing a gentle cleanse that removes make up well without irritating my sensitive skin or stinging my eyes. It doesn’t leave skin dry or tight (in fact the opposite). The ingredients list is fairly small and isn’t packed with nasties, Clary sage is mentioned on the front of the packaging and this is targeted to hydrate and soothe the skin which I think it does. The texture is quite thick and it does take a little longer than some melting gels to warm up and turn into an oil, but it does encourage facial massage which is great for stimulating the skin. It emulsifies easily and rinses well with water or removed with a hot cloth which is my personal preference. I think for anyone that doesn’t want to buy a premium brand gel/oil cleanser then this a fantastic alternative, and it can be used as either a first or second cleanse.

Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm 50ml - £2.50 Boots

Another boots botanics purchase! I bought this at the same time as the cleanser as I heard that it was a bargain dupe for some of the expensive brands. This works well for my oily skin as it’s a light texture and isn’t particularly moisturising, which may or may not be an appealing factor for some of you. For me I wouldn’t use this to moisturise anyway so it doesn’t bother me. It contains natural AHA’s (alpha hydroxyl acids) which act as mild exfoliators to leave skin looking smoother and brighter. I think it does this and leaves a subtle glow rather than anything too illuminating or glittery (which I hate!). My only gripe with this is that it’s not really a balm, more of a liquid so you do have to be careful when squeezing it out the tube as it has a tendency to squirt out! But other than that it applies nicely, sits under makeup well and does what it says it does! 

That's my round up of this season's bargain buys, do you have any recommendations under £10? 

Thanks for reading xx

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