Poundworld Beauty: July 2015

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Hello!

As you are all very aware by now I love a good bargain, so I thought I would share with you my cracking deals once again.

First up, the Elegant Touch fake nails:

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I get SO excited when I manage to find these as they retail from £6.99 each, so to get all three for £3 is brilliant!

Next was the Sally Hansen Hard As Nails nylon treatment – this stuff is fantastic for strengthening nails.

I use it as a basecoat and you can really feel the difference. It is something I would pay full price for, its RRP is £4.75 in Boots at the moment, so again for £1 I’m well in!

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And finally, probably my favourite part of this haul as I have NEVER seen the full size bottles sell for less than £3 is Aussie Luscious Long Conditioner:

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Any female knows how good this stuff is, and the smell is incredible! I did hunt for more bottles or the matching shampoo but to no avail, but again this was an amazing find!

Head on down to Poundworld and grab yourself some serious beauty bargains!

– love Carla x

Beauty Haul: TK Maxx

 

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When you say TK Maxx (in the US TJ Maxx) you don’t necessarily think “that’s where I’ll get my make-up from“. So imagine my surprise when I went wandering around the store and came out with some cracking finds! I am talking Stila, Elizabeth Arden and Eyelure retailing LESS THAN HALF PRICE!

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I’ll start with the Eylure Double Lashes. These are by far the best falsies on the market! Easy to use, no mess, no fuss and fantastic glue! I wanted these to darken my eyes and give a really dramatic look (mid twenties crisis, anyone?) and these beauties set me back £1.99. Yep, you read that right. The RRP is £5.99. I am already winning at life!

Next up: Elizabeth Arden Double Density Volume Mascara.

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I was practically giddy when I found this! I usually find that when I come across something too good to be true, it usually is. I picked this up thinking “I bet it’s some shade of brown“, being the girl that sticks strictly to the blackest black, I couldn’t believe my luck – it was black! I had to snap it up at £5.99! This retails in Boots, Debenhams and the likes for £21.00. Now I know you can get this off some obscure websites for £7, but honestly I like to know where my make-up comes from so I generally stick to stores I know. I love this mascara, it glides on and stays put all day with no flaking.

Finally, Stila Perfecting Concealer.

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Now this I think was my best find. I did have a “moment” when I realised the only shades available were Shade C (too light) and Shade H (far too dark). I almost slumped away in disappointment, until I tried mixing the two on my hand – et voila! The perfect shade for my skin tone! This stuff gives amazing coverage, and the shades are actually ideal for me to contour, win-win situation for me! I snapped up these baby’s at £2.99 each, RRP is usually £15 each! #bargain

So for those of you adding up, the original retail for this little haul should have been £56.99, but thanks to TK Maxx I spent just £13.96.

If that ain’t a bargain, I don’t know what is!

Have you found any serious bargains? Please share below – any excuse to shop!

– love Carla x

Poundshop Shopping: Beauty Bargains

We all love a good pound shop don’t we? (For readers not in the UK, dollar store). Whenever I go in I can’t help but peruse the beauty aisle to see what I can grab at a bargain – and stock up on my usual favourites.

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First up, the ultimate staple in any girls beauty cupboard – cotton wool pads. They are a general all rounder – from make up remover, to toner, to nail polish remover. I have used many different brand of these and can never find one I love, until as a last resort I picked up these when I had already finished all of my shopping, but it turns out it was fate. I am fussy when it comes to what I put on my face, and I find that usually there are bits of wool left on my face, in my eyes or stuck to my eyelashes – but not these beauties!

I don’t know if you can tell from the picture, but there are no fluffy bits, but they are still super soft and kind on the skin. I highly  recommend them.

Next up, for the days I just cba to remove my make up properly, make up wipes.  I find make up wipes can be quite expensive and have always turned to make up remover or baby wipes for the lazy days, but they don’t quite remove mascara as well as these, and for £1 who can argue?

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I am sadly at an age where I am quite conscious of my beauty routine, I don’t want to grow old at all, so it’s time to put some preventative steps of ageing in place, and it starts with the eyes. I love a good cooling eye mask, usually the ones you whack in the fridge for 20 minutes before you lie back and relax, but I find I get very bored and last maybe 5 minutes before I take it off.

Until I saw this:

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Now I can read/blog/watch tv and freshen up my eyes! YAY!

Next I came across these Superfruits Refreshing Pads from Clearasil. I have never used them before so thought why not. Now, they smell really strong of alcohol or industrial cleaner, but are surprisingly gentle on the skin.

The individual pads are textured so help lift off grime and dead skin cells. I personally use these in my morning routine as I like to sleep as long as possible so they help to save time. I splash my face with cold water and dry off, then use one of these to freshen up before applying face cream and my make up for the day.

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Finally, probably the number one item in everyone’s make-up bag, good old Vaseline! I have tried every scent/flavour they have ever produced, but I was very excited to find the Limited Edition Paint the Town Red Lip Tint.

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Lip tints I find usually come in a pink shade, which for my darker skin tone just doesn’t work which is why I am uber excited about this. I honestly don’t think it will last too long with me!

And there you have it, a shopping haul that costs £5!

Have you got any bargains from the pound shop? Tell us where and what in the comments 🙂

– love Carla x