Hey guys! Some of you who have been reading my blog for a long time may remember that I did a "Top 5 For Under £5" post way back in March last year. As it is coming up for a year since I did that post, I thought it would be about time for an updated top 5 for under £5! These are just a few of my favourite products, for under £5, that I have gathered in the past year, and they would be great for anybody on a budget who would still like some lovely products.
Vaseline Spray & Go Body Moisturiser - £4.99 (currently £3.99 at Boots) To start off is the Vaseline Spray & Go Body Moisturiser! I first heard about this on Kayleigh's blog a little while ago and loved the idea of it. It is basically a canned moisturiser that you spray onto your skin, quickly rub it in and it dries within seconds!
I am definitely one of those people who rarely bother with body moisturisers because I just find them too time consuming and a hassle, so when I saw this I had to buy it. I have been really impressed with it so far, it smells lovely and fresh, almost almondy! Although the most important thing is that it dries very quickly, and leaves my skin soft for a long time. There are also a couple of other versions of this, an aloe vera one and a cocoa butter one!
Nivea Creme - £3.39 for 200ml I had heard that Nivea Creme was an amazing dupe for the Creme De La Mer (which costs an astonishing £1300 for just 500ml), which obviously tempted me to try Nivea's version! When I spotted it in Sainsburys half price, I couldn't resist getting and I am so happy that I did. This is one of those moisturisers that you can use anywhere, however so far I have only used it on my face! It is one, if not the, best moisturiser that I have tried to get rid of dry skin. I did a review of this lovely product a couple of months ago here if you would like a little more detail!
Nivea Raspberry Rose Lip Butter - £2.10 Surprisingly I had never tried any of Nivea's lip balms before, meaning when I heard lots of people raving about the lip butters (mainly MissGlamorazzi) I decided to give them a try, especially considering they were so cheap! It is definitely one of my go-to lip balms, and I've had this little pot since late 2012, plus I still have at least half left, so it's definitely value for money. There are a few other "scents", however I mainly chose Raspberry Rose for its smell, it is one of the best smelling products that I own! The scent is rather sweet - very much like raspberry but a bit more sweeter. It leaves my lips extremely soft and stays on my lips for ages!
Natural Collection Waterproof Mascara - £1.99 I would say that this is possibly my favourite of the five! I was desperately searching for a waterproof mascara during the summer that actually worked and didn't cost loads. I then noticed this and remembered using a few of the Natural Collection mascaras a few years ago, so I decided to give this a go - I really was right to pick it!
It never flakes off at all, and I have quite oily eyelids so it would be perfect for anybody who is similar to me! After over 8 hours of wearing it I still find that it is pretty much the same as when I first applied it. I rarely end up with any clumps when applying it, and if I do they can easily be removed with an eyelash/eyebrow comb! Plus I've had the tube that I am currently on since about July, using it most days, and I still have quite a bit left. The best bit though is the price, for all those wonderful things it only costs £1.99 from Boots!
Maybelline Color Tattoos - £4.99 Finally the Maybelline Color Tattoos! These are constantly being talked about amongst bloggers and I really do understand why. Currently I only have two shades (Metallic Pomegranate and On & On Bronze) and whilst yes, I would like to buy others, I'm just not too keen on the other shades! In America they have a lot larger shade range, so I really hope that Maybelline bring them over to the UK soon.
They are really easy to apply, and the formulations are gorgeous! My only real problem with them is the lasting power! I always have to wear them with a primer, because if I don't they crease within minutes, however with the primer they last for hours (I'm talking 8 hours+ here). I did actually do an in-depth review about these a few months ago here if you would like to hear more about them.
They are my top 5 products for under £5! I hope you enjoyed this post and that is of some use to some of you. I would also love to know if you have done a post similar to this in the past!
What are your favourite products for under £5?
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