It's the end of January (Praise Jesus!!!) and nearly the weekend and I bet you would love to be able to treat yourself to something lovely after another tough week at work.
BUT the bills are starting to fly in through your letter box including the massive credit card bill you ran up at Christmas. Well panic not my lovelies...here are my top five beauty treats under €5 (or there about). So go on spoil yourself a little...You deserve it after surviving the worst month of the year.
First up is the Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm. I read about this last week over on Beaut.ie and picked it up Boots after the "glowing" review they gave it. This really is a star buy guys. The light fluid just melts onto your skin leaving you with a soft healthy glow. You can wear it on it's own to brighten up tired dull skin or under your makeup. I have been wearing it under my makeup and it gives a lovely luminescent finish to the skin. I would compare it a little to the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm and will definitely have a permanent place in my makeup kit.
Also the ladies over at Beaut.ie have been using it as a liquid highlight.
(Read their review here http://beaut.ie/2015/boots-botanics-radiance-balm-we-spy-a-dupe)
It is currently on offer in Boots for €3.99 (regular RRP €7.99).
This is one of my all time favourite treats. A bath bomb from Lush! cosmetics. When you drop one of these little gems into your bath water it instantly turns your bathroom into a haven of peace. As it starts to fizz away it releases all its beautiful fragrances, turns your bath into the most beautiful pool of coloured H2o and you start to relax immediately. Light a few candles, put on your favourite music, have your PJ's warming on the radiator and then just slip into your blissful bath with a nice glass of wine in hand....HEAVEN!!!!
There are 100's to choose from...the only problem is which one to pick. Available in Lush Dublin & Cork
The Nivea Lip Butters are a great little treat as they are so easy to get your hands on. They leave your lips super soft - perfect for this time of the year when we are all suffering with chapped sore lips. They come in 5 different flavours and you can pick them up in most pharmacies for about €3.
Why not treat your sore chapped hands or poor tired feet. These brilliant little packs contain a pair of gloves (hands) or socks (feet) which you just slip on for 20mins. Then rinse off any excess product and you are left with beautifully soft hands & feet. You can pick them up in pharmacies, Penny's and I think some Euro stores nationwide. There are also different varieties available - I have seen Argan Oil ones aswell.
If you fancy a little makeup treat then head to your nearest Catrice stand. This really is a fantastic brand and these lip glosses are just gorgeous. I saw Charlene Flanagan (http://www.charleneflanaganmakeup.com/) who is an amazing makeup artist recommending no. 30 Rose, Would You...? (a beautiful nude) to a friend so I thought to myself well if Charlene likes it then maybe so would I. Of course I cannot just buy one product so I picked up no. 20 Best Seller, Trust Teller (A Rose shade kinda "your lips but better") aswell . These are great glosses, non sticky and long wearing. I will definitely be picking up more. I cannot remember the proper price but I am nearly 100% sure they are around the €5 mark.
And that's it. See you can treat yourself without breaking the bank. Now go buy yourself some pretty!
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.
Lover of all things beauty, Makeup Artist, Blogger & Wife . I am always on the look out for the perfect makeup or the best beauty product so keep reading to follow my never ending quest!