You may recall my 5 Beauty Products under £5 post? Well now its time for another, although this time with a slightly bigger budget at £10. The drugstore really have some gems and these particular products are favourites of mine and best of all they can be each be purchased with just one £10 note.
First up are the gorgeous Max Factor Creme Puff blushes. I have one in the shade Gorgeous Berries and gorgeous really does sum it up. These swirly baked blushes are said to be a dupe of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes which are stunning but expensive so these make a great alternative. Drugstore blushes are never really that appealing if I’m honest but Max Factor have really delivered with these blushes making them one of the best drugstore launches in a long time! Great quality, gorgeous and affordable!
Another great pick from Max Factor is their Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows. These are the perfect drugstore cream eyeshadow with a whipped like creamy texture and bold pigment. Similar to the Maybelline Colour Tattoos but with a much easier and creamier formula. I have two shades, Bronze and Copper which are two gorgeous shimmery shades. The name ‘excess shimmer’ may put people off but seriously there is nothing overly shimmery here, just the perfect amount of shimmer that can be worn on an everyday basis. A really beautiful formula worth picking up!
The Queen of Drugstore Eyebrow Products is of course Soap and Glory. They have a great selection of brow products that could easily rival Benefit and put other drugstore brands to shame. My favourite is of course the Archery pencil which is supposedly a dupe for the Anastasia Brow Wiz? This pencil comes with a pencil end (obviously) and a spoolie end. It is a super quick and easy product to use and creates a much fuller brow but still leaves your brows looking natural and soft.
I finally caved into buying one of the much hyped Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks a while back and I am forever lusting after more. As liquid lipsticks really have their moment, Bourjois stole the show with their affordable but quality version. I picked up the shade Hot Pepper, a bright red which has strong pigment and superb lasting power. These have a really nice formula too which glide on smoothly without any stickiness and dry down to a smooth matte finish. Now what shade to get next…
Lastly, I couldn’t do this post without mentioning one of my favourites. The Topshop Glow Pot Highlighter in Polished. Highlighters are one thing that the drugstore has been rather slow at delivering but Topshop have set the bar high and really have produced some glowy gems. This is my favourite from the collection, a creamy based pearly coloured highlighter that gives such a fresh radiant glow. Pressed along the cheekbones, this is just perfect and one you need in your collection.
Are you a fan of any of these products?
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Think Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain, yes indeed the Punk spirit is back. The Grunge look has made a massive impact this season after featuring on several collections including Versace, Chanel and Isabel Marant and now it has hit everywhere making it a huge trend for Fall. Its time to raid your 90s wardrobe for Biker boots, leather jackets and trousers to fit in with the crowd this season. Below are some pieces from the high street featuring the grunge/punk look that has been so popular recently. What do you think of this trend? Follow the blog on twitter @5tyled
Credit to Topshop, ASOS,River Island,Missguided and Miss Selfridge for images.
The Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013 collection has been very popular lately and one piece in particular that has stole the hearts of the public is the heart print shirt that was wore by Karlie Kloss on the runway earlier this year. It has already been spotted on many celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and Harry Styles so no wonder Topshop have created their own cheaper version. The Burberry version retails for a pricey cost of £495/$795 while Topshop have released their own mark on the Burberry shirt for a cheaper £38.00/$76.00. I personally love this shirt and the heart print is one that is very popular this season so I would snap it up fast! What do you think of this shirt? Follow the blog on twitter @5tyled
Credit to Topshop and Style.com for images.
Swim-wear, Sandals and now S… Shorts! What would we do without shorts! Every wardrobe needs a good pair of shorts and there is no better option than the denim short which can be worn during the day and all night. Denim shorts are becoming more and more common now and are so easy to wear when enjoying the sunshine. There are many different styles of denim shorts whether its high waisted, patterned or coloured so below I have listed some of my favorite shorts that are perfect for any summer wardrobe. Are you a fan of Denim shorts ?
£32.00 or $68.00
Net a Porter (R13)
£205 or $265
£40.00 or $67.50
£14.75 or $17.80
Credit to Topshop, ASOS, Net-a-Porter and Forever 21 for images.
Another staple piece in any summer wardrobe is a good pair of sandals. There are many different varieties of sandals about to suit each and every one of you whether its a flip flop style or a short block heel or a gladiator style. Below I have listed a few options from the high street which not only incorporate different styles but also the latest trends with flatforms and the boot gladiator sandal. Whatever pair you fancy they will all cater the need of a day out in the sunshine! What is your favourite type of Sandal ? Are you a fan of the new trends in sandals?
Credit to ASOS.com, Topshop and River Island for images.
The weather continues to get warmer and warmer this summer and it is always important to have the appropriate clothing while out in the sun. The first essential of the Summer Wardrobe is of course swim-wear which is extremely popular for going to the pool on holiday or even down the beach. Below I have listed a variety of different bikinis and one-piece swim-wear items mixing between high-street and designer that I believe are perfect for this summer. What is your favorite piece ? Bikini or One-piece ?
ASOS – River Island
ASOS – Wildfox
Net a Porter – Norma Kamali
Net a Porter – Miu Miu
Credit to ASOS.com, Topshop and Net-a-Porter for images.