September/October Beauty on a Budget

October 11, 2015

Hey Ladies,

Iv combined last month and this months beauty on a budget post together because I never got round to doing one for september, and we're almost half way through October now! 

I picked up 3 products when I was home in Cork last month and Im really enjoying them.

1. Botanics Clay Mask
€9.99 (I got on sale in boots for €4.99)

love this mask, Iv been using it for years. Clay masks are designed for oily, shiney and breakout prone skin. The clay absorbs excess oil in the skin, deeply cleansing the pores. Its antibacterial properties help heal the skin. I use this x1 week on oily and breakout areas for 20mins. If I have a bad breakout Ill apply this to the breakout and sleep in it! It works wonders...

Tip: Always exfoliate skin before you apply a mask. This helps the mask penetrate deeper into the skin.

2. No7 Hydration Mask
€16.50 (I had a €6.50 off voucher for No7 products from boots which saved me on this product- I only paid €10!)

Iv also been using this mask for years. Iv got very dry, dehydrated skin so this works perfect on it. It says leave on for 3-10 minutes but Iv always left it on for longer, and sometimes sleep with it on instead of a night cream. This is the perfect mask to apply if you've had a heavy weekend or lack of sleep. Your skin will be completely hydrated.

Tip: Keep those No7 vouchers you get in boots that say €6.50 off. You get them with your receipt.

3. Essence All About Matt Concealer

Im already obsessed with essence lipsticks and brow kit, so I said Id try the concealer. And You cant really go wrong for 1.99! Its got good coverage, I bought the shade 20 Matt which is just a bit lighter than my skin tone. Im all about covering up the dark circles under my eyes, and this does just that. 

Tip: Apply eye cream to the orbital bone before applying concealer, so the skin under your eyes doesnt crack and look dry.

So there you have it! 3 beauty buys I got for €17..(€23.50 if you dont have the boots No7 voucher)

Let me know what you try!

Katie xx

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Best Skincare Advise

1.Never Sleep in your Makeup 2.Cleanse & Moisturise everyday twice a day 3. Exfoliate x2 week, Apply a mask 1-2 week 4. Drink plenty of water 5. Eat fresh fruit & Veg 6.Avoid Using Makeup Wipes 7. Beauty sleep is a thing- our skin regenerates as we sleep. 8.Never apply body products to the face 9.Always wear SPF no matter what the weather. 10. Clean makeup brushes every few days and change pillow cases regularly.