Sunday 25 January 2015


A few nights ago I was scrolling through Hanna's lovely blog (HannaTalksand found her post about the products she regularly uses in her beauty routine. Now, I'm not a beauty blogger, I'm actually quite poor when it comes to beauty, but over the past year I've really started to wear more products and purchased a silly amount of make-up.

It only seems right I give this a go then doesn't it?

Some of these items only became a staple in the past 2 months, but all of them are only my face almost daily.
Face:  Rimmel Stay Matte Powder  - £3.99  |  Topshop 'Head Over Heels' Cream Blush - £7.00  |  Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - £4.19  |  Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat - £25.00  |  Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation  - £8.99
 Eyes:  L'Oreal Superliner - £6.99  |  Collection Little Mix 'Perrie' Mascara - £2.99  |  Maybelline Falsies - £7.99  |  Collection Little Mix All About The Eyes Palette - £3.19
 Lips:  Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub - £5.50  |  Burt's Bees Original Lip Balm - £3.69  |  Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick '101' - £5.49  |  Topshop 'Back In The Game' Lip Bullet - £8.00
Brushes:  Topshop Eyebrow - £4.00  |  Real Techniques Stippling - £11.99  |  Real Techniques Expert Face - £9.99  |  Real Techniques Multi-Task - £20.99 (part of the Travel Essentials kit)
Skin Care:  No7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream - £13.50  |  Garnier Moisture Match Cream - £3.99  |  No7 Beautiful Skin Face Wipes - £7.00
The total is: £164.47

I'm not sure whether I'm really surprised because it's more than I thought, or whether it's less than I thought. Either, it's still a lot but considering how long all of these products last, it's not all that much really. Plus, I know I didn't really pay out all of that money on these products. 

The majority of these items were purchased on promotional offers, gifted or purchased from cheaper online sources. Most of the prices were taken from the Boots or Superdrug websites. For the Real Techniques brushes, I would definitely recommend eBay or Amazon as they are much cheaper.

Have you worked out how much you spend on beauty products? Drop me a comment below with your total or a link to your posts. 

Ps. My mum and I booked a trip to Paris today for May! Ahh!

SB xo
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  1. Super interesting finding out how much you spend, isn't it?! I use my RT brushes daily so I'm happy with what I spent on those but I definitely have some products that are just sitting there and don't receive much use! I could definitely cut down on my products as my day-to-day makeup is pretty minimal. So jealous that you're going to Paris, hope you have an amazing time!! Looking forward to seeing photos! x

    Hannah x | hannatalks

    1. It's mental when you total it!

      The RT brushes are definitely worth their price, especially when you can source them cheaper. It's such a let down when there are products you barely use and you think of what they cost you, I'm definitely going to try and use those items a fair bit so it doesn't feel like a total waste.

      Thank you! No doubt I'll have a blog posts worth of stories and photos :)

  2. Oh my god, love this post babe <3

    1. Thank you Carré! I'm definitely curious as to what your total would be haha xx

  3. Thank you, definitely quite a fun (and terrifying) post.

    They're such brilliant yet affordable brushes aren't they?

    Thank you, I can't wait! xx

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