Best Budget Beauty Buys

There really are some great beauty options that don't cost the earth and prove that you don't always have to spend your whole wage packet to get good quality. Seeing as I'm now on a tight budget I thought I'd do a round up of my favourite budget beauty buys (split into categories because I'm organised like that):

Make-up | Rimmel Stay Matte Powder | This is my number one holy grail product! I've used this powder since I was about 16 and it really does cover a multitude of sins - one sweep of this across my face and I immediately feel so much better. This is the type of powder that you can wear on its own and it'll give you coverage, which I love! £3.99 here

Hair | Alberto Balsam Shampoo and Conditioner | Anyone else remember when this was your default shampoo and conditioner brand because you were a student and it cost £1? Despite not using this all the time anymore it's actually a really good brand - it leaves my hair feeling squeaky clean and the scents are dreamy. They're bringing out a dry shampoo range as well which I can't wait to get hold of! £1 

Body | Boots Extracts Range | I pretty much love every product in this range - there is a great range of scents and they all smell amazing, plus the products themselves do such a great job. The scrubs are a favourite of mine and the moisturisers leave my skin feeling so soft and the scent lingers all day. £3.50 - £6.50 here.

Nails | Barry M Nail Polishes | Is this everyone's favourite nail varnish brand? I rarely look at any other brand for nail polish because I know that Barry M will do the job just fine, plus they have so many different colours and finishes to choose from to keep me going for a lifetime. £2.99 - £4.99 here.

Scent | Lidl Suddenly Madame Glamour | I've been wanting Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel for years and I'm that girl who makes regular detours to Boots just for a quick spritz, but I've never been able to justify the price. So when I read on Beauty and the Brunette that she had found a dupe for it from Lidl of all places I practically ran to get it. It smells pretty much exactly the same and the only difference is it doesn't last as long, but for about 1/15th of the price I'm happy to carry it round in my bag and top up throughout the day! £3.99 in store. 

What are you best budget beauty buys? Have you tried any of these?
Amy x


  1. So with you on the Barry M Polishes, the best range of colours on the market for sure!


    1. There's so many to choose from aren't there! And so cheap! Xx

  2. I picked up the suddenly perfume and you're right it is so good!! I haven't got any barry m polishes actually but I like the look of the gels xxx

    1. It is isn't it! Can't believe you don't own a Barry m nail varnish - you should treat yourself this weekend! Xx


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