We’ve already discussed my ninety-billion per day Galaxy Ripple habit, but I want everyone to appreciate how much of my budget goes into fuelling that love affair. I do indulge in a splurge now and then, but I’m a budget girl at heart.
Recently, I’ve been holidaying on the coast of Impressed-As-Feck island because of some new affordable cosmetics that I’ve collected.
Essence 2-in-1 eye-liner is a true black liquid liner
It lasts all day without so much as a solitary flake or smudge and applies like a dream. The thick brush is fairly useless, unless you want to bring out your inner Central Bank loiterer and scribble it up to your brow bone, but the thin side is so easy to control. I’m going get another one as soon as I run out; it’s so much less of a faff than gel liners!
Catrice Volume Plus mascara
Surpassed my expectation. This kid is not effing around when it promises volume – my lashes were causing hurricanes on the other side of the world. This STOMPS all over some of the pricier mascara that I have, then drinks their milkshake and calmy walks away. Again, this didn’t smudge or flake over the course of the day.
Essence Matte Top Coat
I have to admit I was dubious before I tried it and now I can’t do my nails without mattifying them at the end. It was under three quid but adds a cool, quirky edge to any run of the mill colour.
Great budget nails
When it comes to nails, my three favourite brands are Barry M, Catrice and Essence. By the grace of the cosmetic gods, these also happen to be cheap as chips – you’ll have change from a fiver with every one. I love Barry M’s shimmery Tangerine, Catrice’s tomato red Fred Said Red and Essence’s soft coral C’est La Vie (see pic above).
I’m delighted with my little inexpensive collection, they’re all brilliant in terms of quality and affordability. Have you discovered any purse-friendly treasures lately? Share your must-haves!