Not gonna lie, I haven't been spending too much on beauty products as of late - am I even a real blogger then?? Let's be realistic - i'm a student. However, I do keep my eyes peeled for new products that won't break the bank. Here are my current favourites that i've accumulated throughout the year...
Firstly, a new staple to my make up routine is the NYX Colour Correcting Liquid Primer. These primers come in a set of 5 colours, each targeting a certain 'skin problem' you may be having. I chose green which aims to reduce redness. I apply a small amount in the problem areas and blend, then my skin is all prepped for foundation. It's a light consistency, blends well, hides redness and nope, it doesn't make your face green, it's pretty much invisible!
Next, I've been loving the EcoTools Bamboo Powder Brush which I bought in Boots. I had my usual face brush from Avon for years and decided I needed an update. The brush is SO soft, made from recycled materials and the handle is made from Bamboo - I won't start preaching about global warming to you but I guess every little helps, and if you're looking for a good brush kit - why not get an eco-friendly one?
Back with NYX! This is their Soft Matte lip cream which I bought in shade 'Amsterdam'. These are probably one of the best matte lippies i've found. It doesn't leave my lips feeling disgusting, glides on as soft as butter and it's really cheap.
Rimmel is probably the most student-purse-friendly make up brand there is. This is my 3rd Kate lipstick, this time in shade 107: wine. It's a wonderful, deep autumnal red/burgundy and so perfect for this season.
Hurraw! A vegan lip balm, smells good and only costs a few quid. A friend bought me this for my birthday and it's replaced my usual Vaseline. It's ideal to chuck in your pocket and get out on these colder days when your lips are drying up - there are so many scents to choose from too.
I'm not much of a perfume person
because I smell so great already but my holy grail faves are either Alien by Thierry Mugler or currently, Chloé eau de parfum. It comes in the loveliest of bottles with a bow and it smells incred, with notes of freesia, lychee, peony and hints of rose. It lingers all day long too. Not the cheapest, but this was bought around my birthday. Treat yo'self.
Laaaastly...the famous Tangle Teezer! It's a bit pricey for a hairbrush, but your hair deserves the love! My split ends were crying out for help so I decided to invest. It was a little tricky at first with the whole 'no handle' thang but i've got the handle of it, lol, and i've definitely seen benefits - my hair has reduced in split ends and feels way softer.