Tuesday, 19 November 2013

How Much Is My Face Worth? ♡

Hello lovelies!

As I started writing this blog post, I thought I would quickly check the date of my last post which to my amazement was the beginning of October?! I only have a small following but for those who read my blog, I'm sorry! The last few months have been so jam-packed with a new little venture/project I've been working really hard on which some may have seen on my facebook page. But I will definitely write a whole post on it & add photos.

For today's post, I'm going to be rooting around my makeup bag and adding up how much my face is worth with all the makeup products I use. There's no denying that I like my highend makeup brands, but since being married I've had to budget what items NEED to be highend, and by need, I mean my equivalent to want ;) but I haven't gone without as drugstore makeup is really upping it's anty (I think that's the phrase?)

My makeup bag is from Ted Baker but we won't add that into the pricing :) I have a good mixture of products from all different price ranges and the items that have stuck with me ever since I got them are my Mac eyeshadows, apart from that, I change up things fairly often. Not to mention my huge stash of makeup I've collected and stored.


 


FACE:

Makeup Forever HD Foundation - £35 (this was bought for me over in America so I have roughly exchanged into pounds)
Collection 2000 concealer in Light 2 - £4.19
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 001 Transparent - £3.99
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush - £9.99

EYEBROWS:

Maybelline BROWdrama Sculpting Brow Mascara - £4.99
Maybelline Master Shape Eyebrow Pencil - £2.99

EYES:

Urban Decay  Primer Potion - £15 (sample but when using my full size this is what it costs)
Mac Eyeshadows in Jest, Satin Taupe, Trax & Quarry - £36 (£9 x 4)
Collection 2000 Extreme Eyeliner Pen - £2.99
Mega Volume Mascara from Maxfactor - £6.99
Mac 217 Blending Brush - £18 (this isn't included in the photos as I forgot to add it in but I use that for my eyeshadows)

LIPS:

Mac Cremesheen Lipstick in Reel Drama - £15

So the grand total (drumroll please!) is: £155.13

Wow that's a lot of money, but compared to some others it isn't that huge haha!  

On a daily basis, these are the products I will use including a bronzer/blusher depending on how I'm feeling but this is the definite makeup items I wear. For reference, the bronzer I use is usually the Dior one or Bourjous one & blusher is usually the elf one in Tickled Pink.

How much is your face worth? If you have done a blog post on it, please please link it in the comments as I would love to have a read!

Ashleigh


Monday, 18 November 2013

Argan Oil Hair Treatment for only £1! | Review



Hello lovelies!

Sometimes I will find products which I just can't not tell you about such as this argan oil hair treatment which I bought for only £1! I got this from my local £1 shop and as I had been wanting to try the more expensive argan oil treatments, I thought I would give this a go for such a small price.

I think the message I more wanted to get across was that you can try an argan oil for your hair which doesn't cost a fortune and so many places, even Primark are selling little bottles. I know though at some point I will break and want to buy and try the more expensive brands but this is a great alternative.

This actual bottle doesn't have a brand which is annoying, unless it's just the 'Argan Oil' but I have been using this for over a week now which is about 3 washes of my hair.

MY METHOD:

Wash hair like usual & leave to towel or air dry. Apply a few drops to your fingertips and warm up between fingertips. Massage into tips of hair as these are usually the driest parts of hair. Then apply a few more drops to hands, warm up and scrunch into middle of hair. Avoid using near the roots if you have greasy hair like me!

This not only has an amazing smell, very clean and fresh, but it also works really well with my dry ends. I was quite amazed for £1 how well it kept my hair feeling nourished. Also when drying it leaves my hair silky smooth ;)

As this doesn't have a brand as such, I can't go into how great this exact product is unless you hop on over to your local £1 store and hunt around for it but just trying an inexpensive argan oil would be the better option!

Have you tried any inexpensive argan oil brands? What did you think of it?

Ashleigh