Favourite products under £5!

Saturday, 2 February 2013

I wanted to do something a bit different today and speak about my favourite bargain products. My blog has covered a lot of my most loved expensive items so it's easy for the cheaper repurchases to get overlooked. These are all things I've either already repurchased or would repurchase when they run out and thought it would be a bit of a different, hopefully interesting post! 


Radox Spa Smoothie Bath Soak Fig and Neroli Oil (£2.20) - This is a bit of a random one but this product is something I always pick up as soon as it runs out. The scent is absolutely incredible and it leaves my skin soft after use.

Elf Wet Gloss and Brow Clear Mascara (£1.50) - I already spoke about this in my 2012 favourites but I absolutely adore this stuff. It is so so cheap (but do bare in mind I have to order this online so always do in bulk to save in postage costs!) and I honestly feel it does a just as good if not better job than any more expensive brow product and sets my brows all day. I use this purely for brow setting so can't comment on it as a mascara but a definite staple in my makeup bag I'd never, ever be without. 

Sally Hansen Cuticle Massage Cream (£4.35) - Another apricot scented product! I only started using this a few months ago and it's just amazing. It makes the process of sorting out any dryness or cuticles around my nails so easy and works within a couple of minutes. It's also not too drying on my skin. You can get this cheaper if you look around but I did mine for the price I bought it for in Boots!

St Ives Apricot Scrub Invigorating (£4.29 but currently £2.86 from Boots!) - This scrub is really good and such a good price for the results it gives. I have to be honest and say I'm not mad on the apricot scent as it is very strong, something to be aware of if you like unscented products but it does a lovely job of leaving my skin soft, smooth and brightened. They also do a sensitive one and a blemish prone but I find this one fine for my sensitive, oilyish skin.

Rimmel Stronger Base Coat (£4.59) - I've used this for years and it's a really great base coat. Dries quickly, stops my nails from breaking and does the job perfectly. I've never felt the need to try any other base coat, though I do sometimes use Nail Envy if my nails are particularly weak.

Barry M Polishes (Coral Pictured) (£2.99) - I'm sure everyone is getting sick to death of my raving about these polishes so all I will say is they last ages, have an amazing colour range and are super easy to apply. They're on offer a lot too! My favourite nail polish brand.

Topshop Polishes (£5.00) - Another amazing makeup/nail brand is Topshop. Their nail varnish is really glossy, opaque and long lasting and I'd really recommend this also. They also do my all time favourite polish, Topshop Celestial!

Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner in Nude (£3.99) - This stuff is the best for making your eyes instantly brightened and awake. I use this most days, particularly on those early mornings and wouldn't be without it now. I'll be honest and say something controversial though! For me personally, this is the only one I've tried that I love.. the Taupe shade did not show up on my waterline however much I tried and the black one really smudged under my eyes!

Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lipliners (Indian Pink pictured) (£2.99) - These and the Topshop lip liners are the only ones I will use. I've never felt the need to buy a high end lip liner as I find these work so well and have a great range of colours. They don't drag, they aren't too drying considering they're a lip liner and do the job perfectly.

No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadows (£7.00) - Right, this is a cheat one because these are £7.00 if you buy them full price but I always get mine when I get the £5 off vouchers, making them £2.00 so please forgive me! These are something I recently tried and I have the shades Wheatsheaf and Yellowshine. I'm so so impressed with these, they are buttery soft and lovely shades that definitely rival my MAC shadows, my favourite drugstore eyeshadows for sure.

Soap and Glory Hand Food (£5.00) - Aah my favourite hand cream. It smells of marshmellows, moisturizes without being greasy and is super cheap for the results it gives. I use this so much in Winter and it works wonderfully.

So there you have it! Just an honorable mention, Collection's Lasting Perfection is an amazing concealer but I don't really use it as I find it a bit too much under the eyes. However, if ever my skin gets a rash from a product or if I've had dairy I love it for more coverage!

What's your favourite product for under £5?

34 comments:

  1. Nice post!

    I love Barry M polishes, they are such briliant value for money!

    Kimberley x

    http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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  2. Love that topshop nail varnish! really pretty blue!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Gorgeous picks! I love Hand Food and the Topshop polishes too :) xo

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  4. Lovely post, my fav has to be the St Ives Apricot Scrub its AMAZING!!

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  5. Lovely review and a good idea for a future post which I might steal :o) xx

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  6. Great picks~ I got excited when I saw this picture pop up as some of these are my staples that I always repurchasen too! the st ives apricot scrub i used to love but I later found it too abrasive so I swapped over to the body shops seaweed exfoliatir which is a tad more gentle :) Awws its such a shame that the black scandaleyes smudged for you~ i didn't have that problem with it.

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    1. I think I'm the only one who did! But I do have extremely sensitive eyes though! :) x

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  7. I've used St Ives for years and it's definitely my go to for an affordable yet effective exfoliator!

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  8. I'd love the Soap & Glory hand cream. I'm not too sure about No7 eyeshadows though. I bought two and wasn't really impressed. I need to try the Rimmel Scandel Eyes though because I've read so many positive reviews.

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    1. ah really? maybe I was just lucky with the shades as I thought the Wheatsheaf was similar to Naked Lunch! x

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  9. I love Nude Scandal Eyes and Hand Food too! Great picks x
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  10. I love these posts, since I seem to always be on a budget! I will definitely have to try some Soap & Glory products someday x

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  11. great post!
    I also love the St. Ives scrub and Hand Food :)
    I'm a new follower, love your blog!
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  12. St. Ives really works on my skin.
    Really favors a thrift shopper like me.
    Love your blog dear!:-)
    ♡,
    Riza

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  13. St Ives was the worst product I used. It really irritated my skin and I broke out so badly, it literally took 2 months to clear. Awful.. I just use rice powder(with milk) and it works beautifully! leaves me skin feeling so smooth and clean!

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    1. ah sorry to hear that! I think it could because of all the fragrance in it, i'm surprised it didn't as I have pretty sensitive skin to be honest! x

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  14. Oh the lovely marshmallowy smell of Hand Food! It's my favourite too.
    I really want to try the No7 eyebrow shadows, hopefully I've got one of those £5 off vouchers lurking in the depths of my purse somewhere xxx

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    1. it's gorgeous! wheatsheaf is a beautiful shade, really similar to mac naked lunch :) x

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  15. This is a great post! I love the Rimmel Scandaleyes in Nude

    I'm a new follower of your blog - I really like your layout!

    If you want to check out mine is http://thestellarskin.blogspot.co.uk/

    Looking forward to your future posts :)

    Rachel

    xoxo

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    1. thank you :) will definitely check yours out too x

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  16. I love absolutely all of these! Great post x

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  17. Great post Katherine!

    I haven't tried the Apricot Scrub from St. Ives, but I do use and absolutely LOVE is their Mineral Clay Firming Mask! It is a minty mask that leaves the skin feeling super soft! I highly recommend!

    :)

    Stop by and check out my blog sometime!!

    Kendra

    www.beautybykendrac.com

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    1. Ohh must try that then! Sounds fab :)

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