Tuesday, 24 June 2014

5 Under £5


I've always been a big drugstore girl, but the past couple months or so I've been favouring some of the more expensive products I own. I think it's incredibly easy sometimes to assume immediately that if something costs more, it does a better job, but as most of us have learnt over the years that really isn't always the case. I've been digging out some new products for summer and I've discovered a few old favourites that work wonders for me, even with a low price tag.

I've been wearing less make-up as the sun is coming out more, usually forgoing foundation and just popping on a bit of concealer and powder. Seventeen Phwoarr Paint concealer is perfect for that as it gives enough coverage that I don't need to pile a lot on without being cakey or even particularly noticeable. I can use this on any blemishes, redness or under the eyes too, and it's a great all-round concealer. A blush I always pull out around summer is Sleek's Rose Gold, hailed as a fantastic dupe for NARS Orgasm, although leaning on coral toned, rather than pink. It has a pretty glitter sheen running through that isn't too much, but just enough to add a bit of a glow to the cheeks, which is perfect if you have a little bit of a tan. Sleek do some of the best blushers on the drugstore market, and for £4.49 each I have quite a few in my collection.

Around summer I'm all about the bright nail polishes, and for £5 each Models Own are fantastic quality with an amazing shade range too. A couple I've been really liking recently are Fuzzy Peach and Southern Lights. A summer essential I discovered last year is Silky Underwear Dusting Powder from Lush; if you struggle with overheating sometimes like I do, this is such a good product to have. It's essentially a glorified talcum powder, but it has a really lovely scent and soaks up any bit of moisture on the skin that you don't want. I find myself using it a lot on the really hot days after I've just blow-dried, that feeling is the worst! And as always, a good lip balm is essential, summer or winter, and The Body Shop do some of the best for me. I'm currently using the Honeymania Lip Butter which is really lovely, light enough to use during the day but moisturising enough to pile on at night for seriously soft lips come the morning.

What are some of your favourite summer products for under £5?

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*I've just discovered whilst writing this up that the Seventeen Phwoarr Paint is actually £5.50.. I could have sworn it was £5! Anyway, it's a bloomin' good concealer, even at being over 50p more than it's supposed to be, so hopefully you can forgive me ;)

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26 comments

  1. Sleek blushers are absolutely amazing!

    Hayley

    Water Painted Dreams xo

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  2. Models Own polishes are fantastic for the price, I should try out a few more of them.

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  3. Stefanie Meier15:02

    I love those Models Own polishes, they're lovely shades x

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin

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  4. Miarara V17:07

    I've wanted to get the Sleek blush in Rose Gold for so long, it looks stunning!

    Mia xx

    http://miararaa.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. I love Models Own nail polishes and I'm definitely going to get fuzzy peach - it looks gorgeous.


    aimey xo

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  6. I love Seventre Phoarr Paint concealer (thats a mouthful)! I have been wondering whether or not I should invest in some sleek products, you may have just convinced me:)


    Alannah
    kissingwinter.blogspot.com

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  7. I've heard so much good things about the Seventeen concealer, but they don't do it dark enough for me! i'm gutted!

    Eden from edenroses xx

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  8. Definitely going to get rose gold now, I've always wanted to try orgasm so I can't wait to try it! I fully agree with what you said there are some great drugstore products out there, I love the phwoarr paint too and use it as an under eye concealer most days ! x

    EmmiHearts

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  9. Diana Cloudlet20:42

    Dear, randomly found your blog and I’d like to say that you have amazing design, beautiful photos and interesting posts! I’m also impressed by your style! Everything is magnificent!

    www.dianacloudlet.com

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  10. Thankyou so much, Diana! So kind of you to say :)

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  11. They are very similar, it's what has always put me off getting NARS Orgasm as the Sleek version is such good quality anyway!

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  12. Aaah, that's such a shame! I sometimes have that problem but that they're not light enough, but this one is pretty perfect.

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  13. Their blushes are definitely worth giving a go, I think I bought about four in a week when I first discovered them!

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  14. It is really lovely, a perfect bright orangey peach!

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  15. It is lovely, I need to start wearing it more often apart from summer!

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  16. Fuzzy Peach is one of my favourites, I've worn it so much the past couple of months.

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  17. They are amazing, definitely some of the best on the high street!

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  18. I always forget about them 'cause they're not in my local Boots stores, they are really good though and I love the little collections they do!

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  19. Aww that's a shame! I'm not too sure really, I don't really know what they sell in Spain.

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  20. They are lovely, good quality and so cheap!

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  21. Love the look of your photography. So pretty!

    Cindy | cicique.blogspot.com

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  22. If only Models Own nail polishes were available in Canada! Their shade range is quite fantastic! xx

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  23. Ooo great picks! I need to try that 17 concealer :) x











    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  24. I love Silky Underwear, the scent is divine, & it does its job well.

    Sofia | Pale Lily

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  25. What a gorgeous blog, the layout is beautiful. I've always wondered about silky underwear, after blow drying sounds ideal as I always get far too hot.

    Vanessa The Other VW xx

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