Thursday, 1 August 2013

Top 10 Under £10: A Collaboration with Giggles and Make Up

On a recent #bbloggers chat on twitter, I met a lovely blogger called Katy who runs a blog called 'Giggles and Make Up'.  After chatting for a while, we decided to do a collaboration together and it's been so much fun! We decided to post our 'Top 10 under £10' and settled on the following categories:  Lipstick, Nail Polish, Blush, Eyeshadow and Skin Care.  Below you can read my five picks before  heading on over to Katy's blog to see what she has picked.  We've kept our products a secret from one another so I can't wait to see what she has chosen!

Lipstick: Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivid 'Fuschia Flash'

I am head over heels with the formula of the ColorSensational Vivid lipsticks.  They are so creamy and unbelievably pigmented.  'Fuchsia Flash' is a blue toned magenta (my favourite) and leaves a beautiful glossy look to the lips.  It's extremely hydrating and long lasting -  everything I look for in a lipstick.   I have a full post scheduled about my favourite ColourSensational Vivid shades so I won't go into too much detail - if you like bright lip colours, you need to go and swatch these lipsticks!  The ColourSensational Vivids retail for £7.19.

Nail Polish - Sinful Colors 'Island Coral'

If you can get a creamy neon, Sinful Colors 'Island Coral' is it.  A beautiful peachy-coral polish, Island Coral applies smoothly, dries quickly and is opaque in two coats.  I've managed to get a full week out of 'Island Coral' when I use Seche Vite, which is amazing as my polish often chips after 2-3 days because of my job.  The best part - Sinful Colors are only £1.99 in Boots!

Blush: Bourjois Little Round Pot in 'Rose D'or'

 'Rose D'or' will always have a special place in my heart as it was the first blush I ever bought many, many years ago.  It's a beautiful rosy pink with tiny gold particles that help give my cheeks a pretty, but subtle glow.  The formula is smooth and blendable plus it smells amazing! The little round pot limited edition packaging is always adorable!  You can pick up 'Rose D'or' for £7.99. 

Eye Shadow: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr 'On and On Bronze'

'On and On Bronze' (or 'Bad to the Bronze' depending where you live) is an amazing cream shadow that can be used as an all over wash of colour or as an eyeshadow base.  It has such a pretty metallic sheen that translates well to the eye.  Although, I don't see it lasting 24 hours it does see me through an average work day which I didn't expect on account of how creamy it is.  A perfect product for lazy Monday morning make up! The Colour Tattoo's are priced at £4.99.

Skincare: Super Facialist by Una Brennan 'Rose Hydrate Intense Moisture Mask'

This moisture mask by Una Brennan is lovely.  In the summer, although my skin is very oily,  can often feel dehydrated and this mask has helped inject some much needed moisture back into my skin.  Initially, I was a little surprised at the texture of the mask as it's a little gritty and instead of staying wet, it dries down on the skin.  I leave the mask on for around 10-15 minutes before removing it with warm water and a face cloth.  My skin is left feeling very smooth and moisturised.  The mask is scented quite heavily with rose which I love! You can buy the mask from Boots for £8.99.

I can't wait to go and visit Katy's blog and find out what products she has chosen!

Lots of Love


  1. I love the maybelline eyeshadow! It's so gorgeous, great for everyday! And that bourjois blush is so pretty, I love the color!

    xoxo aly

    1. Exactly! It's perfect easy every day make up!! x

  2. I still need to try a Bourjois blusher - they look so beautiful! x

    1. Ahhh you really do! They're amazing and even though they're wee, they last a really long time! x

  3. Island coral is gorgeous x

    1. It's quickly become one of my favourites! x

  4. Love the colour of that lippy!

    New follower

    1. It's amazing eh? I've got a post coming up showing some of my favourite shades from the range! x


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