My favourite beauty buys under £12.
Distilled Witch Hazel – £2.05
Witch Hazel is honestly a god send. I started using it after I just got fed up with the red, uneven skin I always end up with on my legs after shaving. So I thought I’d try Witch Hazel – as I’ve heard good things about it because it contains anti-inflammatory properties – and that was the best idea I’ve ever had.
Using a cotton pad I dab it onto the areas of my leg that are normally the worst affected and that normally does the trick.
I suffer from eczema on my eyelids and it’s not pleasant; it used to leave my eyes feeling extremely sore, uncomfortable and an unsightly shade of red. I’ve tried so many products – ranging from Simple to Epaderm – but they all either didn’t work or irritated my skin even more (*cough* Simple *cough*). The worst part of it was that if I ever put makeup on top of it, it would go all blotchy and in turn irritate my skin.
That was before I came across Aveeno; now my eyelids are clear of the uncomfortable dryness and ugly redness.
I’ve always been super intrigued with the idea of charcoal masks but never been brave enough to try one out because they always look so painful, but I decided that it was about time I gave them a shot. I went into Boots with the plan of getting one of those ones that you peel off but when I couldn’t find one I decided to try out Sukin; I’ve only ever heard good things about the company so I gave it a go.
What I love the most about this company is that it’s 100% cruelty free and all the ingredients are natural and vegan. Plus the packaging is recyclable which makes it an eco brand.
This setting spray is the stuff of dreams.
I can go for a full day – including an eight hour shift – without having to top up my makeup once. It’s honestly magic.
It’s also only £5. WHAT!!!!!??? Or £4.50 if you use Superdrug’s student discount. It can not get any better than that.
Kale isn’t just for eating.
I can never seem to make a nail polish more than a day and it normally ends up chipped after about five minutes so I normally just don’t bother putting any on anymore.
But I got this nail polish as a freebie with my Birchbox so I decided to give it a go and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. It’s lasted way more than a day and as an added bonus the kale extract strengthens your nails (which I need considering I literally open boxes for a living and it’s a nightmare for my nails).
Also Duchess Walk is the cutest little peach colour.
That’s my beauty bargains for this week. Thanks for reading.