Friday, 16 May 2014

Top 10 Under £10

The majority of my make up collection is from the drugstore. My favourite place to shop is Boots because they stock most of my favourite brands AND you can collect points on your purchases to spend in store as well. Today I'm writing about my top ten products which are all under £10.

Essie Nail Polishes
I don't think its much of a secret that my favourite nail polish brand is Essie. At £7.99 a bottle they're not cheap (unless you come up trumps on Fragrance Direct and bag some for £2.50 each) but the quality is amazing.

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation
At £6.99 this is well within the £10 budget and is my favourite drugstore foundation. I recently wrote a post on the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation and the comments I received on it showed that lots of you love it too.

Sleek Blushes
I own two Sleek blushes, Mirrored Pink and Rose Gold. The latter has been described as a dupe for NARS Orgasm blush which I'm yet to get my hands on. These drugstore alternatives are only £4.49 each which are great quality for the price.

Benefit They're Real Mascara Mini
I managed to squeeze this one in here because I bought the mini version instead of full size. This little one was £9.95, just inside budget and has been my everyday mascara for the last few weeks. I haven't quite mastered the art of not getting it everywhere yet but (if you've tried it, you might know what I mean) but it really makes a feature of your eyes and defines them beautifully.

Topshop Blush in Morning Dew
Costing £7 this cream to powder blush is a very purse friendly option to give your cheeks a pop of colour. I love the cute polka dot packaging and inside there is a handy little compact mirror for when you're on the go.

Topshop Nail Polish
Continuing the Topshop theme, I also wanted to include their nail polishes. At £6 each I inititally thought they were a little on the expensive side for a high street shop brand but once I tried one I was hooked and each time I pop in, one always mysteriously ends up in my basket!

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
A pressed powder which is easy to apply for a fresh faced matte look. I use this everyday over my foundation and have repurchased several times. I've also recently converted my sister to using this and at £3.99 each they're great when you're on a budget.

Real Techniques Brushes
I'm pretty sure ever blogger has at least heard of Real Techniques make up brushes, if they don't own half of them already! I have a fair few in my collection but am still yet to get the blush brush and expert face brush. Most are under £10 in Boots or Superdrug but I recently learned that some of these are available on the Fragrance Direct website with a little money off.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Eyeliner
I'm pretty sure this costs about £4.49 but I bought it so long ago, I cant remember! I mostly use this with a smokey look on a night out (which shows how long its been since I went on a night out!) It's great for on your waterline to add definition to your eyes.

What do you think to my 10 under £10 picks? Do you use these products yourself?



  1. I love Model Own's nail polishes!
    Water Painted Dreams xo

  2. I love your picks, I've just recently purchased both the mini They're Real Mascara and a Sleek blusher. Amazing for under £10. :)


  3. Definitely agree with you about the Sleek blushes! That Topshop cream blush looks gorgeous, I keep meaning to try more Topshop makeup but I never get around to it. I love posts like these, I'd love to see more Top 10 lists :)

    Ellie xx |

  4. I've been toying with the idea of Sleek's blushes for a while. But the shade you have looks incredible! Lovely post, might have to copy some of your favourites!!


  5. I do forget about Topshop cosmetics, I must pop in for a browse!

  6. I'm a big fan of everything here! I love They're Real, RT Brushes, Topshop nail polishes, Essie, everything! A girl after my own heart! Just found your blog through Twitter, I love it!