So being paid monthly has never been a good thing for me. I tend live it large for the first two weeks. Nothing and I mean nothing is out of my purchase power. Two weeks later and the realization sets in “Oh Sh#t I’ve blown 80% of my monthly wages and panic at the disco sets in. So for the last two weeks of each month our inner frugality rises like a phoenix from the ashes. Eggs, tuna, eggs tuna more eggs more tuna and wait we might even treat ourselves to some beans.I am always on the hunt for good quality budget friendly products. I’ve never being a brand snob and I always mixing it up from budget to high end. In a lot of cases there’s a very fine line in terms of quality when it comes to budget and premium brands.
So here are my top three budget products of the week. I have being using Dermalogica over the last while and it has being truly a God send to my skin, but it has being leaving my skin a little dry. So I bought Simple kind to skin deep cleansing mask. This mask contains pro-vitamin B5, viatmin E a natural clay with seaweed extract and contains no artificial perfumes, colours or harsh chemicals. This product is just awesome and it gets a 9/10 from me. It left my skin feeling clean, calm and replenished.
Next product I bought was the Simple Kind to Skin Vital Night Cream once again I am very impressed with this cream. I have quite sensitive skin so a lot of high street brands can be a little too harsh for me. Not this cream though, the whipped cream provides your skin with intense hydration without leaving you feeling greasy. It sets beautifully on your skin leaving you wake up with your skin feeling plump and refreshed. This is defiantly a repurchase, I am going to give it 10/10.
Collection Lasting Perfection ultimate wear foundation , Well now its begin while since a product has swept me off my feet. I was looking for a reasonable priced day foundation and I was advised by the lovely assistant in Boots to purchase this one. Skeptic to say the least and I hate nothing more than buying a product and it being a big fat let down. I was going to buy the old reliable L’Oreal but I said feck it I’ll try something new. Boy am I glad I did! For €8.45 this foundation is AMAZING I can honestly say this is a 100% dupe of my old favorite Estee Lauder double wear. It has the same creamy consistency and dare of say thick cement feel now calm down I am not giving out, I am just saying it has that same heavy texture that gives you amazing staying power. I will say it is quiet oily so you will need a lot of powder to mattify and set. It is also SPF20 which will keep your skin protected from the sun and yes this is important in winter too! I am going to give this product 8/10 and its a definite repurchase.
Before on the left and after on the right
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Best wishes Nelly Says x x