Sunday, 29 March 2015

10 Must Have Products Under €10!!

Ten Must Have Products Under €10.00!!

If you love beauty and a bargain then this is the ultimate blog post for you. Below are my top ten products that cost less than €10.00!!

Catrice Nude Illusion Makeup
This is one of the best foundations I have ever used. It is affordable, suitable for all skin types and has amazing longevity so it ticks all the boxes for me. I tried it out of curiousity and I am so glad I did. I wear 01 Ivory when I have no tan on and 03 Rosy Beige when I am wearing tan. It's always handy to have both!! 

Catrice Nude Illusion Makeup is available in selected pharmacies and Penneys stored nationwide. It is also available for only €5.00 on Simply Foxy. Shop HERE.

010 Ivory Nude
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
If you use them, put down the baby wipes and get yourself some micellar cleansing water. There is lots of them on the market but the one I use and love is the Garnier one. It is an ideal substitute for baby wipes for anyone who uses them. Personally I use mine daily to remove my eye makeup and as an occasional cleanser for lazy nights!! It is also really handy for refreshing your skin in the morning before a makeup application and for cleaning stubborn gel eyeliner out of brushes.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water is available in pharmacies, Dunnes Stores, Super Valu's, Penneys and many other places nationwide. You can also pick it up on the Boots website HERE for less than €5. 

Rimmel London Rita Ora Festival Polish Collection
These colours are stunning and they really are Spring Summer perfection. When I saw Peachella it was love at first sight. Daisy Days is going to be my next purchase!! I got inspired by the cute daisys on my polish bottle so I created some nail art to match. It got over 450 likes and counting across my social media pages. I even got a tweet from Rimmel London about them which was amazing!! They retail at about €4.49 each.

Here is a picture of the full Rimmel and Rita Ora festival colab...

Left to right
880 Port A Loo Blue
300 Glastonberry
860 Bestival Blue
878 Roll In The Grass
322 Neon Fest
498 Rain Rain Go Away
450 Daisy Days
408 Peachella
270 Sweet Retreat
558 Go Wilderness
NYX Butter Gloss
When it comes to lipgloss this one is the bizz!!! I have three of them. I have Eclair, Strawberry Parfait and Peach Cobbler. They aren't sticky at all which is a massive bonus for a lipgloss AND they are quite long lasting. I have to reapply once, maybe twice in the day which is good going for a gloss! Every week when I get paid I treat myself to one of them. I can't remember the exact price but they are in or around €6.49. I will collect them all!! 

Left to right
Strawberry Parfait
Peach Cobbler

Cocoa Brown 1hr Mousse 
When it comes to tanning on a budget it doesn't get much better than Cocoa Brown!! I loved their original one hour tan but my only hang up was that I would have liked the colour a little darker. The Cocoa Brown queen herself Marissa Carter answered my prayers and released a new darker shade of her bestselling 1hr mousse. Currently my go to Cocoa Brown tan is their night and day tan because it lasts for days and fades evenly. Cocoa Brown recently hit the shelves in USA and are soon set for release down under. Cocoa Brown is taking on the pale girly at a time!!! Aprox €7.99 a bottle.

Rimmel Perfect Match Loose Powder
Soooo it's safe to say my one is in bits!! It has been in and out of handbags, fired into drawers and it's still going strong. I love this product because just a small amount of it will hold your makeup on all day. Beware though that overuse can cause a seriously unattractive caked look. It's defo a case of practise makes perfect with this bad boy!! My one is so old and battered I can't remember the price, it's THAT long ago since I bought it. I think it was around the €8.99 mark.

Boots Botanics Radience Balm All Bright
It is rare that a product as affordable and as hyped as this one lives up to expectation but my god this meets the expectations and more. MAC Strobe Cream is a favourite of mine for ages and this is an exact dupe. It can be applied all over to give a dewy glow or it can be mixed with your foundation. Sometimes I like to apply it just to the tops of my cheeks or along my collar bone for a little pick me up shimmer. It is currently €3.99 in all Boots Pharmacies instore and online.

Beverly Hills Perfect White Black Toothpaste
This toothpaste is like nothing I have ever seen or used before. It contains activated charcoal which oddly enough has been used for hundreds of years to whiten teeth. It is black in colour but don't let that put you off. After a few seconds of brushing it goes white like any other toothpaste and has the same minty taste although not as over powering as some. I had amazing results with this and Beverly Hills Formula PR were so happy with my results and review that it is now featured on the press section of their website. You can read that and see my results HERE.  RRP aprox €4.75.

Catrice Eyebrow Filler Perfecting And Shaping Gel
This product is a god send for anyone who is always busy or on the go and doesn't have the time to spend shading in their eyebrows. It is also amazing for those who do shade their eyebrows for holding them in place and for adding a fuller, more dense look to the brows. For best results brush in against and then with your eyebrows. RRP aprox €4.99.

NYX Wonder Pencil 
I bought this wonder pencil on a whim whilst browsing in my local pharmacy and it was a great buy. It comes in three shades, light, medium and dark and is an extremely versatile and multi-use product. It can be used to hide and/or conceal very small blemishes, as an invisible lipliner or on the waterline of your eyes to really open them up and instantly make you look more awake. I like it because it isn't as harsh as a white eyeliner on the waterline but still gives the same great eye opening results.

Lots of love,
Melissa x



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