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#SBBC 10 Products Under £10

20 Sep

I love shopping and if I had the money I would probably shop everyday.  But I don’t think that you always have to spend a lot of money to get a great product and I feel that there are loads of drugstore cosmetics that could rival their high-end counter parts.  So here are my top ten products for £10 and under;

10 products under £10

MUA Eye Primer – This eye primer works really well considering the price.  If I’m honest I probably won’t look for another eye primer as this one does a great job. Price – £2.50

NYC Mascara – You can see my full review here and the difference it made to my lashes.  The only thing about this product is that it isn’t waterproof but it last all day and really makes a difference to lashes. Price – £2.49

Revlon Kissable Balm Stain – I love this and I’m planning on buying more colours of these.  They keep lips moisturized while providing colour and you don’t have to keep reapplying as after a while they turn into a lip stain, perfect for when you don’t have time to reapply constantly. Price – £7.99

Barry M Nail Paints – I love these! Most of them are £2.99 but you’ll pay a little more of ones that have an effect to them.  The last for around 5 days before you’ll start to notice a little chipping.  There are over 50 colours in the range so you’ll definitely find a colour that you like! Price – from £2.99

Collection Glam Crystals – I’ve used Collection Glam Crystals for years and they are the best glitter eyeliners that I’ve tried.  The last all day and come in a wide range of colours.  Price – £2.99

10 products under £10

Bourjois Delice de Poudre –  This bronzer is mainly matte – it has got a little bit of shimmer in the packaging but you don’t notice this when it applied making it great for contouring.  Not only is it shaped like a chocolate bar it also smells like chocolate.  Price – £6.99

Sleek Rose Gold Blush – Another favourite within the blogging community is this blusher and if you have it you’ll know why.  It’s highly pigmented and lasts all day.  Not only is this blush under £10, it’s a close dupe of Nars Orgasm. Price – £4.99

Loreal Elnett – This is the best hair spray that I’ve ever used and although a little more expensive that some it’s definitely worth it and I don’t think I’d ever use a different hairspray.  I really does brush out of hair and doesn’t leave it feeling sticky like some brands do.  Price – £3.89

Collection Lasting Colour Lipstick (Mango Tango) – I’ve not reviewed this yet but it’s such a great little lipstick and I used it quite a few times on holiday.  It last about 4-5 hours and is great for adding a pop of colour to your make-up look.  Price – £2.99

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation – Always a favourite foundation of mine and I know a lot of other blogger have a love for this foundation as well.  It provides good coverage and feels light on the skin.  Price – £8.99

So that’s my top ten products under £10 🙂 Do you use any of the ones on my list or do you have another product you think should be on it?

#SBBC My Make-up Storage

19 Sep

I’ll admit that my storage isn’t the fanciest of storage but I really like it and feel that everything is easy to find as it’s separated into different boxes.  I know a lot of bloggers really like the acrylic make up storage but I don’t really see the appeal of them myself.


The first box stores face products; foundation, blush ect;



The second stores lip products;



And finally the eye products box



As you can probably tell from the photos, eye products are definitely my favourite! Anyway that’s how I store my make-up, how do you like to store yours?




#SBBC Inspiration

15 Sep

I get inspiration for blog posts in a variety of places and always look at these when I’m struggling to come up with a new post idea.  Here are my favourite places to look for inspiration;


  • Magazines – I can’t imagine not buying magazines as I love magazines and during my spending ban I didn’t buy any and it’s definitely had an impact on the amount that I buy now.  Anyway two of my favourite magazines at the moment are Glamour and Company.   I feel that they provide so much inspiration, from picture ideas to articles.  It can help you find products to review that you maybe wouldn’t have thought of trying or writing a post based on an interesting article you read in it.
  • Other Blogs – I also find inspiration from other blogs, although if your going to take inspiration from other blogs make sure you don’t copy them and if you decided to write something that is very similar/based on something they wrote make sure you give them some credit 🙂  That’s how I came up with my Summer Essential series; as lots of bloggers were doing favourite posts but at the time none of the ones I was reading had focused solely on summer products so I decided to create a series of posts based on this.  Blogs also help provide fashion inspiration too, although I hate it when a product becomes really popular and every fashion blog has the same thing.  They also help you find new beauty products to try and review on you blog and most bloggers give their honest opinion so you have an idea of what the product is really like before you buy it.
  • Other people – I think you can find inspiration from other people, whether it be friends, family or just a random person in the street.  This is mainly for fashion, as sometimes you see someone in  an outfit with items that you maybe wouldn’t have thought about trying together.


So that’s the three main places that I find inspiration for writing for my blog; where do you find inspiration for blog writing?

#SBBC Recent Purchases

1 Sep

#SBBC is the September Beauty Blog Challenge which was arrange by Girl Friday and the challenge is to blog everyday in September.  I decided to take part as I was interested to see if I would be able to keep up with the challenge and post everyday.  I think it’ll be interesting to see if I can achieve this and hopefully it’ll get me into the habit of scheduling post more often rather than just publishing them when I’ve written them.  To find out more about the #SBBC then check out  Girl Friday’s blog post here.

So this post is for recent purchases, since I’m going on holiday in less than a weeks time I’ve been trying to keep spending limited so that I can buy more things when I’m away on holiday.  Anyway here are a few of my most recent purchases;

Recent Purchases Post

Fox Jumper From New Look

I have to admit that the following were not actually purchased by me (my mum bought them) but I decided to include them too;

Recent Purchases Post

The are from a shop in town and look so pretty, especially when the sun shines on all the little beads 🙂

Recent Purchases Post

Recent Purchases Post

Top from Primark with cheetahs and studs

And finally another two Primark purchases in the form of this pretty little skirt and little bear gloves/mittens;

Recent Purchases Post


So what do you think of my most recent purchase? And let me know if your taking part in the #SBBC so I can read your post too! 🙂