Saturday, 10 November 2012

Top 10 Best Budget Beauty Buys

Hey Everyone, 
Today's post is my Top 10 Budget Beauty Buys! If your on a budget and after some essentials this post is definitely for you, this isn't a whole kit its just some bits and pieces that are a definite must have in any girls beauty draw!

1. Elf Makeup Brushes:
I wouldn't recommend all the elf brushes but the smaller eye brushes like... Elf Crease Brush and Blending Brush are brilliant! They are just as good as similar brushes by high end companies. Elf's larger brushes in my opinion are not as soft and seem to shed but the small ones are soft, hold their shape, and are seriously affordable!

2. Boots Coconut Conditioner:
For those in need of a bit more moisture this winter this conditioner is amazing and the smell reminds me of warmer times! Its so cheap at just over a euro, and really conditions the hair helping to cut down on winter frizz! I pop some in my hair and leave it in for a while before washing out to gain the full benefits! They also make a mask which is also very good!

3. Catrice Cosmetics All Round Mascara:
I recently ran out of a high end mascara and being on a budget at the minute headed out on the look out for a cheap mascara, not expecting it to be anything special how wrong I was! It has a big brush which holds a lot of product, its very black, and doesn't flake or gather under the eyes half way through the day!

4. Boots Extra Firm Hold Hairspray:
My theory on hairspray is why spend a fortune when you can pick up a cheap one good enough to rival the more expensive brands! Boots do a great range of hairsprays, my favorite is the extra firm hold!

5. Johnson's Tear Free Baby Shampoo:
This is an essential for cleaning my brushes! Its a delicate shampoo so its not doing the brushes any damage, and seriously cheap as well as smelling really nice! I normally just pick up the mini because this one lasts so long I don't need to spend the extra money for the large!

6. Penney's/Primark Exfoliater Gloves:
These gloves are secret love of mine! they are amazing for getting a super clean skin feeling and with a bit of foamy shower gel there not at all harsh! at €1.50 there a bargain and a must have for me!

7. Barry M Nail Paint-Nail Polish:
Affordable, great range of colours and an amazing formula, They also do some super special glittery ones which are just sooooo pretty!

8. NYC Smooth Skin Mousse Foundation:
A recent find of mine, I never used to like mousse foundations but this has completely changed my mind on them. The mousse melts on my fingers into a cream as I apply, sinking into the skin, buffing away blemishes! A new found love and very affordable!

9. Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer:
Most Bloggers already rave about this, and Its the only concealer I know that ACTUALLY works!! Mine is in 01 Light!

10. Sleek Eye Shaddow Palette:
These are a really cheap palette alternative for anyone who's on a budget. There's loads of palettes to choose from with great colour pay off/pigmentation. My personal favorite is 'Oh So Special' because its a great everyday Palette.

I hope you liked this post! Are any of these products in your Top 10 budget beauty buys? 


  1. That sleek palette is soo pretty xxx

    1. It really is! Really nice mattes and Shimmers! :) x

  2. I have never washed my makeup brushes with anything other than Johnson's Baby Shampoo - if it's good enough for a baby, it's good enough for my brushes! As for the Barry M Nail Paint, my first experience was beyond disappointing! I really like the glitter polishes though as they have great staying power. I have put my first experience down to a bad polish & purchased two Autumn/Winter colours to try out. xxx

    1. Lol so true!!
      I hope there better for you next time, Maybe it was a bad 1! The glitter 1's are super nice! :) xx

  3. Collection 2000 concealer is the best! I also use to use that coconut and almond conditioner all the time, no idea why I stopped! Great post :D

    1. Thank you!! Yer it smells amazing that conditioner!! :) x

  4. I like MUA palettes for when i'm on a budget, they're great for when you're tight for money. The sleek ones are good also x

    1. Yer the MUA palettes are also really good! theres one in my giveaway at the moment!! :) x

  5. I love you list, although most of the things arent available in SA, but I'm gonna try out the shampoo for cleaning my brushes, currently using the MAC one, it's expensive, works okay but I mean I'm definitely looking for a cheaper one :)

    1. Hi Thank you! Sorry you can't some of the stuff out there!! The baby shampoo is really good and gentle with probably a lot less chemicals than other expensive ones so you should definitely try it!! let me no what you think of it!?
      :) x

  6. Totally agree with you on all of these especially Sleek eyeshadow palettes and Barry M nail polishes!

    Orla x

  7. Great post, definitely agree about the elf eye brushes, I've had mine for 2 years and they're still going strong!

    You have a new follower! xo

  8. I swear by the Collection concealer, I don't know where I'd be without it!

  9. Great picks:) I have the Collection concealer and some Barry M polishes- love them:)

    1. Thank you! Barry M are so good love the glitter polish's by them too! :) x

  10. I swear by exfoliating gloves and Collection concealer! x

    Danielle ·


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