Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Bargain Beauty Haul!

I probably won't be doing many haul posts on here as I have to be frugal and save as much money as possible. So as I have got a lot of bargain buys over the past few weeks, I thought I would use this opportunity to write my first one! Everything I bought was on offer or from a bargain store. I've used a few items so far, so I'll tell you what I think of them so far!


Original Source Pure Lime Shower Gel £2.30 £1.15
Barry M Retractable Eyeliner Gold £3.99 £1.00
Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Cleanser £3.50 each 2 for £5.00
Rimmel Cocktail Colour in a Flash Nail Polish “120 Shirley Temple” (£3.99)
Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish “320 Rapid Ruby” (£3.69)                                     } 3 for 2
Rimmel I Love Lasting Finish Nail Polish “080 Black Cab” (£2.99)
Models Own Scented Nail Polish “149 Banana Split” (£5.00)
Models Own “106 Gold Rush” (£5.00)                                                                  } 3 for 2
Models Own Neon “155 Pink Punch” (£5.00)
Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Cleansing Wipes (£3.99)
Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Night Cream (£5.99)                                      } 3 for 2
Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Eye Cream (£6.99)
Seventeen Lip Crayon “Superstar” (£4.99)
Seventeen Lip Crayon “Bold” (£4.99)                                                                   } 3 for 2
Seventeen Off the Wall Graffiti Nail Effects Nail Polish “Monochrome” (£3.99)
This pic doesn't really give an accurate
idea of how bright Pink Punch is, but I
thought I'd include it all the same! (Plus
I'm wearing shine top coat here, whereas
the polish itself is matte)

Boots is great for the 3 for 2 offers they have most of the time, so it's hard to resist making use of them!
Finally I've got my hands on the Models Own Banana Split, and I love it! It smells a bit like those foam banana sweets you can get and it has lasted for 4 days without chipping, so it has a great formula!
Plus, I've just tried the Neon Pink Punch and it looks awesome: like you've used a super thick highlighter on your nails!
I usually really like the Simple Cleansing Wipes, but I am not impressed with the Age Resisting wipes at all: they are dry (even after adding water?! Plus, I store them upside down so they top wipe is always the most moist); they drag on the skin and are just generally very uncomfortable to use and ineffective.
I love love love the Seventeen Lip Crayons. They are both really pigmented but are very moisturising so just feel like lip balm. A really nice change to the bright matte lipsticks I've been wearing a lot recently. Superstar is a beautiful nude colour with a slight shimmer and Bold  is a fairly bright orange (which can add just a hint of colour to your lips with a thin layer, or a bright statement when built up!). 


Along Came Betty:
Hands that do Wishes Hand Lotion £2.49 £1.25
Say you Scrub Me Skin Buffer £3.99 £2.00
Pore.fectly Clean Skin Cleansing Kit £5.99 £1.99
Shone G’One Skin Tone Corrector £4.49 £2.25
Forget Your Lines Anti-Wrinkle Filler £5.49 £2.25
The Night Shift Night Cream £5.99 £3.00

I was browsing the aisles of Tesco and came across the Along Came Betty range. I got the eye-liner pen in March and am fairly impressed, so as the skincare was half price or better, I got some to try out! The packaging is great (if ripping off of Soap & Glory a bit) and I've read some good reviews so looking forward to using these!


(In case you haven't cottoned on yet; everything in this list is £1!)

Radox Bath Smoothies “Spirit Booster” Bath Soak
Get Fresh Naked Minty Menthol Body Wash
Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner “038 Allure”
Revlon Nail Enamel “610 Charismatic”
Revlon Nail Enamel “281 Classy”
Stila Angel Light Whitening Powder Foundation Refill (x 2) “Shade A”
Revlon Matte Eyeshadow “008 Aubergine”
Revlon Matte Eyeshadow “009 Rich Sable”

The Naked body wash is lovely; really fresh and great for waking you up in the morning!
I've already written about how much I looove the Revlon Charismatic nail polish here.
The Stila powder is fab! I use it for extra coverage over my Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation, and although I don't find it “whitening” or anything (like it says on the box), it leaves a lovely flawless look. (I recently got my sister to pick up more of these for me to stock up on!)

So that's my haul, hope you liked it! Definitely going to enjoy trying out the rest of my purchases!



  1. Im looking for a blackhead clearing product, let me know how clean and clear's works out!

    Just found your blog and im definitely following :)

    Check out my beauty blog:

    1. The Clean and Clear is good - feels like a really deep clean when I use it. It does feel a bit stingy on cuts etc, so it's maybe a bit harsh for some skin-types, I don't know :) Checked out your blog, love it! xx

  2. Wow you picked up some lovely things! I love the look of the Models Own Neon polishes, especially the one you have.
    I love Revlon polishes so that's amazing you managed to get some in poundland.

    Hannah x

    1. Yeah, love the neon polish and the Revlon polishes are great - the coral one didn't chip in the 4 days I wore it before removing! :) xx

  3. Oh wow!!! You got some AMAZING stuff here, and so cheap! You are one savvy shopper, and I am so jealous of all your loot hahaha! xxx

    Gemma | ♥

    1. Yeah, wasn't until I got it altogether that I realised just how much I'd got! Oops! :) xx

  4. Love models own polishes, and those blackhead clearing scrubs sound so good! :)

    1. Yeah love the models own polishes :) xx

  5. Ooh you are a very savvy shopper, I need to take a leaf out of your book! The Along Came Betty range looks so cute, love the packaging! <3

    Jennie xo |

    1. Yeah I can never afford to get the more high-end things, so always have to be savvy! :) xx

  6. Wow, what a great haul, and such bargains too!

    I really love the Models Own Neon Matte's at the moment!

    I've not seen those 17 lip crayons yet, must get my hands on a couple! :)

    Laura's All Made Up ♥

    1. Yeah, I'd like to get more of the models own polishes as I don't have many in my collection - really impressed with them! Same goes for the 17 lip crayons :) xx

  7. Hi Wendy I love this haul, you've really gone to town on a bargain hunt - it's great. New follower here look forward to keeping up with you in the future. Love Laura xxx A Scottish Lass ❤

    1. Aw that's lovely, thanks! Liking your blog too :) xx

  8. Wow! I'm so jealous! A bargain always feels good though lol. I really want to try the Rimmel 'Cocktail Colours'. Are they good? x

    1. Yeah I love the Shirley Temple colour. Obviously as they're sparkly, they're quite hard to remove, but that's a given with sparkly polish :) xx


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