As much as I love a pound shop haul, I do get a teeny bit annoyed when I think back to being a teenager, where I spent many hours in Boots looking at the shiny beautiful make-up counters full of things I just couldn’t afford, with no option for bargains.
Pound shops have definitely progressed in the last ten years, and I find that teenagers these days are now skipping the awkward phase of “finding make-up” simply because everything is much more affordable.
Anyway, let’s crack on with the haul:
First up a re-purchase from my last pound shop haul, Clearasil’s Superfruits Refreshing Pads are my new favourite thing!
I use these after I have wiped my make-up off but before any serums and eye cream. It is amazing for getting up any last bits of foundation I’ve missed and has a textured surface to remove dead skin.
The smell is a little strong but I can deal with that as it has definitely cleared up my skin – I absolutely recommend this!
Next I wanted to try out some new face wipes, and when you come across brand like Nivea, you can’t really go wrong.
Fragrance-free is always the best for your wipes as I find those that are heavily scented really sting the eyes – not a good feeling!
These are brilliant – they remove waterproof mascara and all of the other lotions and potions I put on my face, leaving it feeling refreshed.
I wandered on over to the beauty counter and after much digging, found an absolute bargain:
I am a new convert to Rimmel’s Wake Me Up Range, so when I saw these I had to snap them up.
I’ve seen them in Boots (I think) for around £4, so to get two shades for £2 is just bargainous!
I have an olive complexion which means in the winter my skin looks almost grey, and in the summer I am really very brown. So with these, the pink will be perfect for winter and the peach sits lovely under the Wake Me Up Foundation in the summer.
They are very subtle tones, and now I have used them I would purchase them at full price.
Finally, while rooting through a bargain bucket, I did indeed find a bargain, my FAVOURITE fake nails in the best possible finish, pink glitter!
I have had these before, and they retail at £7.99 a pack so I don’t really need to say any more!
Although these are the sticky tab ones which I find just do nothing for me, I do have my trusty stock of Elegant Touch Nail Glue which keeps them on for at least a week!
So there you have it – a £5 haul that would have a retail price of at least £20, can’t say fairer than that!
Have you picked up any good deals lately? We’d love to see them!
– love Carla x